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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.
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 LONDON GRAND PRIX
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
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.
18/7 FRANKIE COLON GAMES
St. Kitts / Nevis RESULTS for the Frankie Colon Games, held in Puerto Rico on Saturday 17th July. Click the link above for detailed results.
Desarie Walwyn - proud representative of Saint Kitts and Nevis
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:
10/7 SKN RESULTS - COLUMBIA MEET (F - Finals, P - Prelims)
Female 100m Dash Open
Female 200m Dash Open
Male 200m Dash Open
Female 400m Dash Open
Male 400m Dash Open
Female Open 4x100m Relay