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22 Aug 2004

Olympic Information on KING Kim Collins and aspiring QUEEN Tiandra Ponteen has been posted (see link below).  Kim placed 6th in the 100m Finals in 10.00s, and Tiandra placed 5th in the 400m semifinals in 51.33s. Track and Field events commenced on Friday 20th August. A schedule of preliminary events for the OECS athletes is posted below.

  • 20 August - Triple Jump Men (Randy Lewis, GRN) 100m Women (Natasha Mayers, VIN; Heather Samuel, ANT) 400m Men (Alleyne Francique, GRN; Chris Lloyd, DMA) 800m Women (Marie-Lyn Joseph, DMA)
  • 21 August - 400m Women (Hazel-Ann Regis, GRN; Tiandra Ponteen, SKN) 100m Men (Daniel Bailey, ANT; Brendan Christian, ANT; Kim Collins, SKN; Dion Crabbe, IVB)
  • 23 August - 200m Women (Natasha Mayers, VIN) 200m Men (Brendan Christian, ANT)
  • 25 August - 800 Men (Andy Grant, VIN) 29 August Marathon Men (Pamenos Ballantyne, VIN; Zepherinus Joseph, LCA)


01 Aug  NACAC U-23 CHAMPIONSHIPS  (Click the link for Reports, Results and Timetable)

Tanika Liburd, Tiandra Ponteen, Melville Rogers and Delwayne Delaney, travelled to Sherbrooke, Canada for the Under 23 - North American, Central American and Caribbean Championships (NACAC). Tanika is expected to compete in the Long Jump (pb - 20' 5" / 6.22m); Tiandra in the 400m (pb - 51.00s); Melville in the 400m (pb - 46.88s) and Delwayne in the 100 (pb - 10.36s) and 200m (pb - 20.78s). They were accompanied by Eric and Diane Francis and Ishton Hanley. Tanika and Tiandra are currently ranked No. 3 each in their events for the Central American and Caribbean region (CAC).

Reports for the Meet which commenced on Friday evening, will be posted during and after each day of competition. CHECK the NACAC link above for details.

  • 30/7 Delwayne Delaney competed in the 100m heats, placing 4th in 10.69s and 10th overall from 3 heats. He did not advance to the finals.
  • 31/7 Melville "mello" Rogers competed in the 400m heats, placing 5th in 48.97s and 8th overall from 2 heats. He advanced to the finals to be held on Sunday afternoon. Delaney did not advance to the 200m finals with 21.46s.
    • Tiandra Ponteen of St. Kitts - Nevis captured the 400m GOLD medal with a superlative run in 51.19s.</BG>
  • 01/8 Tanika Liburd placed 6th in the Long Jump with a distance of 19' 9", 8" off her National record of 6.22m (20' 5").
    • Melville Rogers placed 7th in the 400m Finals in 49.02s.


Kim Collins achieved his season's best time for the 100m in the heats of the talent-loaded 100m, held at Norwich Union, London with 10.10s, second to Maurice Greene with 9.98s. In the finals however, it was Asafa Powell of Jamaica who outran all competitiors to the tape, setting a new National Record in the process, with Collins in 5th place in 10.14s, after a poor start.

100 Metres Men - Final  Wind: -0.3 m/s

  • 1 POWELL Asafa JAM 9.91 NR
  • 2 GREENE Maurice USA 9.97
  • 3 SCOTT Leonard USA 10.04
  • 4 FRATER Michael JAM 10.11
  • 5 COLLINS Kim STK 10.14
  • 6 GATLIN Justin USA 10.20
  • 7 PATTON Darvis USA 10.23
  • 8 ZAKARI Aziz GHA 10.26

29/7  TORTOLA   British Virgin Islands Olympic Committee Website

The British Virgin Islands Olympic Committee (BVIOC) launched its official website at its headquarters in the J. R. O'Neal Plaza, Tortola on Thursday afternoon. Dean Greenaway (principal motivator for the site) said the launching of the site was a significant mildstone in BVI sports and in particular, those under the umbrella of the BVIOC. He added that they now have a focal point for communication to the public and one that will help the further development of sports.

21/7  LONDON GRAND PRIX SHOWDOWN (from www.oecsathlete.com)

World 100 metres champion Kim Collins, from the Caribbean territory of St. Kitts-Nevis, is carded to face 2000 Olympic 100 champion Maurice Greene, at the London Grand Prix track & field meeting later this month. Some of the world's top sprinters will race in two semifinals at Crystal Palace with the top eight progressing to a final that could well be something of a dress rehearsal for Athens.

Collins and Greene are likely to come up against hometown boys Jason Gardener, Mark Lewis-Francis, Darren Campbell and Nick Smith. World Indoor champion Justin Gatlin, who finished runner-up to Greene at the US trials last weekend, will be another starter in the 100.


St. Kitts / Nevis RESULTS for the Frankie Colon Games, held in Puerto Rico on Saturday 17th July. Click the link above for detailed results.


  • 6th 100m Tanika Liburd 12.60 w-0.7
  • 7th 100m Meritzer Williams 13.04 w-0.7
  • 6th 200m Tanika Liburd 26.75 w-0.5
  • 2nd 100m Kevin Arthurton 10.84 w-0.7 Heat 2
  • 6th 100m Donnell Esdaille 10.99 w-1.6 Heat 1
  • 7th 100m Kurvin Wallace 11.07 w-0.7 Heat 2
  • 2nd 200m Kevin Arthurton 21.26 w-0.7 Heat 1
  • 3rd 200m Larry Inanga 21.54 w-0.7 Heat 1
  • 8th 200m Donnell Esdaille 21.90 w-0.7 Heat 1
  • 9th 200m Kurvin Wallace 21.97 w-0.7 Heat 1
  • 3rd 400m Larry Inanga 47.65
  • 3rd 800m Curtis Duncan 2:01.71
  • 2nd Long Jump Wayne Jones 6.73m -0.7 22-01.00
  • 1st 4x100m 1) Kevin Arthurton 2) Kurvin Wallace 3) Larry Inanga 4) Donnell Esdaille 40.95
  • 4th 4x400m 1) Larry Inanga 2) Kurvin Wallace 3) Curtis Duncan 4) Kevin Arthurton 3:27.36


Desarie Walwyn - proud representative of Saint Kitts and Nevis

Click here for Interview with Desarie in Nevis

Click here for article on IAAF site

Desarie Walwyn was the only representative of Saint Kitts and Nevis in Grosseto, Italy. Desarie competed in the third of six heats of the 100 metres first round, running a time of 12.26s (with a reaction time of 0.167s), behind heat winner and fastest junior in the world this year Ashley Owens (USA) in 11.47s. She also competed in the 200m, placing 5th with 24.89s (with a reaction time of 0.164s) in heat 4 of 6 heats. She unfortunately did not advance to the next rounds in her chosen events.

She will be attending Rice University, in Houston, Texas in the fall of 2004, where she plans to major in Psychology and continue her quest for excellence in Academics and Track. She will start training under the guidance of Head coach Victor Lopez. Desarie is ambitious and is a very hard worker both on and off the track. Her best times for the sprint events are as follows: 100 meters (11.85s), 200 meters (23.88s) and 400 meters (55.85s).
Desarie Walwyn, resides in Houston, Texas with her father, a former gifted 100m and 200m runner, Derie Walwyn of Nevis, who is also her mentor and coach. She only recently graduated from North Shore Senior High School in Houston, with several honours including:
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • All American in Who's Who 2003 & 2004
  • A member of the National Honor Society 2001 - 2004
  • All American Student Athlete, and
  • Most Outstanding Greater Houston Scholar / Female Athlete in Track and Field for 2004.
  • 100m 6th - Desarie Walwyn SKN 12.26 0.167 - Heat 3 of 6
  • 200m 5th - Desarie Walwyn SKN 24.89 0.164 - Heat 4 of 6

10/7  SKN RESULTS - COLUMBIA MEET (F - Finals, P - Prelims)

Female 100m Dash Open

  • 3rd 11.44 +0.0 F Hodge, Virgil (PB) - 4/100th off the Olympic "B" standard
  • 7th 11.74 +1.3 F Clarke, Carol
  • 9th 12.20 NWI F John, Nathandra

Female 200m Dash Open

  • 2nd 23.52 +1.7 F Hodge, Virgil (PB)
  • 3rd 23.56 +2.8 F Ponteen, Tiandra
  • 4th 24.32 +2.8 F Clarke, Carol
  • 7th 25.04 +2.8 F John, Nathandra

Male 200m Dash Open

  • 1st 20.99 -0.1 F Arthurton, Kevin
  • 1st 21.02 +2.1 Pre Arthurton, Kevin
  • 3rd 22.28 -0.1 F Rogers, Melville
  • 5th 22.41 +2.1 P Rogers, Melville

Female 400m Dash Open

  • 1st 51.00 F Ponteen, Tiandra (new National Record)

Male 400m Dash Open

  • 5th 48.60 F Rogers, Melville
  • DNF Arthurton, Kevin

Female Open 4x100m Relay

  • 3rd 44.41 F A Relay Carol Clarke, Tiandra Ponteen, Nathandra John, Virgil Hodge (new National Record)

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