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  OECS 1/2 Marathon - October 30th - Antigua

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World Championships Information (6-14 Aug)

11th July

Central American and Caribbean Games

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Results for St. Kitts-Nevis.


  • 9th 100m Prelims HODGE, VIRGIL 11.43 w3.2 3
  • 12th 100m Prelims LIBURD, TANIKA 11.89 w0.1 1
  • 4th 400m Prelims PONTEEN, TIANDRA 51.65Q 2 Qualified for Finals
  • 14th 400m Prelims JOHN, NATHANDRA 54.18 1
  • 11th 400m Prelims INANGA, LARRY 47.40 1
  • 14th 400m Prelims ROGERS, MELVILLE 48.26 3

SUNDAY 10th July

  • 12th 200m Prelims DELANEY, DELWAYNE 21.14q w3.0 5 Qual for Semi
  • -- 200m Prelims INANGA, LARRY NT 1 Qual for Semi (No time)
  • 11th 800m Prelims WALWYN, TIKISHA 2:27.53
  • 8th 4x100m Prelims 41.50q 1 1) BROWNE, IRVIN 2) ROGERS, MELVILLE 3) INANGA, LARRY 4) DELANEY, DELWAYNE Qual for Finals
  • 4th 200m Prelims HODGE, VIRGIL 23.05Q w2.7 3 Qual for Finals
  • 12th 200m Prelims WALWYN, DESARIE 24.05 w1.1 1
  • 10th 200m Semis DELANEY, DELWAYNE 21.19 w1.3 3
  • 16th 200m Semis INANGA, LARRY 21.57 w0.3 1
  • -- 4x100m Finals Female St. Kitts & Nevis 'A' Did Not Finish
  • -- 4x100m Finals Male St. Kitts & Nevis 'A' Did Not Start
  • 2nd 400m Finals PONTEEN, TIANDRA 51.41 - CONGRATS!

MONDAY 11th July

  • 4th Long Jump LIBURD, TANIKA 6.45m w4.4 Jump Series: 5.94m (w1.3), 6.45m (w4.4), 6.23m (w2.7), 6.23m (w3.0), FOUL(w2.4), 6.41m (w5.0)
  • 8th 200m Finals HODGE, VIRGIL 23.54 w3.8
  • -- 4x400m Finals Female St. Kitts & Nevis 'A' - Did Not Start

Other Results

  • 1st 4x100m Prelims Trinidad& Tobago 'A' C 39.04Q 1) PIERRE, KEVON 2) BURNS, MARC 3) HARPER, JACEY 4) BROWN, DARREL Qual for Finals - NEW Championship Record
  • 1st 4x100m Finals Trinidad& Tobago 'A' 38.47 Championship Record

28th June 2005

Click here for Kevon Pierre's pageKevon Pierre qualified for the World Championships in the 100m and 200m events at the Trinidad and Tobago National Championships held on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June at the Hasely Crawford Stadium. IAAF article

On Saturday Kevon ran the 100m heats in 10.31s (the 2nd best time in the heats). In the finals he placed 5th with a new personal best and a World Championships "B" qualifying time of 10.22s (w 1.0 m/s). Marc Burns and Daryl Brown placed 1-2 with 9.96s and 9.99s respectively. The 5th place finish qualifies Kevon as a member of the 4x100m relay team for the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in the Bahamas in July and the World Championships in Helinski, Finland in August. Kevon is now 43rd in the World based on current IAAF rankings.

IAAF article On Sunday Kevon 20.47s (w 0.5 m/s) in the 200m heat - a World Championships "A" qualifying time, placing 1st in his heat and the 2nd fastest time for the meet overall. In the finals, Kevon clocked 20.55s, being edged out of 2nd place by 1/100th of a sec. Aaron Armstrong won in 19.98 followed by Julien Raeburn in 20.54s. Kevon is now 20th in the World based on current IAAF rankings.

Pierre was very excited about his performance and looked forward to representing Trinidad & Tobago at the CAC and World Championships. An application for citizenship in the country where he learned to run (St. Kitts & Nevis) was not approved, which resulted in him competing for his birth country in their National Championships. He indicated however, that he fully appreciated the support of the Nevisian people throughout his career and that he will never forget the country and the people of Nevis where he developed as a top Caribbean and eventually World class sprinter.

Kevon competing at Grove Park in Nevis

Trinidad Express Extract

Marc Burns and Darrel Brown featured in the first-ever legal sub-10 100 metres race in Trinidad and Tobago, on day one of the Sagicor National Open Track and Field Championships, at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, last night. With a 1.0 metres per second wind at his back, well inside the 2.0 allowable limit, Rebirth's Burns surged to the line in 9.96 seconds, a huge improvement on his previous best of 10.11.

"The feeling hasn't soaked in yet," Burns told the Express, shortly after the race. Silver Bullet's Brown seized silver in 9.99 seconds to become only the third T&T sprinter to dive under ten seconds, joining Burns and Ato Boldon (9.86) in the elite club. US-born Aaron Armstrong, also of Rebirth, earned bronze in a personal best 10.04 seconds.

There were personal records, too, for the other Rebirth sprinters in the eight-man championship race. Jacey Harper clocked 10.10 to finish fourth, while Kevon Pierre got home in 10.22 to cop fifth spot.

Extract from Trinidad Express

Aaron Armstrong crushed the field in the men's 200 metres final, on day two of the Sagicor National Open Track and Field Championships, at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, yesterday. The US-born Trinidad and Tobago sprinter was very impressive, stopping the clock in 19.98 seconds. However, a 2.1 metres per second following wind, just above the 2.0 legal limit, robbed Armstrong of membership in the elite sub-20 club.

"I'm not disappointed any," the 27-year-old athlete told the Express, after the race, "because I know I'm capable of running it. The 2.1 gives you a little advantage, but you still have to be able to perform and to run and put that pressure into the track to be able to run 19." Armstrong was out of the blocks in a flash, and was in complete control by the time he entered the straight. With the race all sewn up, Armstrong celebrated early, throwing his arms into the air before crossing the line.

Julieon Raeburn of Phoenix was second in 20.54, while Armstrong's clubmates, Kevon Pierre and Jacey Harper, finished third and fourth, respectively. Both clocked 20.55. Pierre and Raeburn dived under the 20.59 World Championship "A" standard, in the first of three qualifying heats. Pierre clocked a personal best 20.47, while Raeburn returned a time of 20.52, a personal best as well

RESULTS for St. Kitts & Nevis athletes training in Texas are posted here. Data provided by Virgil Hodge.

25th June in Houston

  • Virgil Hodge 100m - 11.52
  • Desarie Walwyn 100m - 12.06 / 200m - 23.26
  • Female 4x100m - 44.57
  • Nathandra John 400m - 53.52
  • Delwayne Delaney 100m - 10.54 / 200m 21.26
  • Female 4x400m - 3:46
  • Melville Rogers 400m - 47.1

18th June in Houston

  • Virgil Hodge 100m - 11.64 / 200m - 23.21
  • Tiandra Ponteen 400m - 53.7
  • Delwayne Delaney 100m - 10.54 / 200m - 21.04
  • Female 4x100m - 44.72



From Nevis: Tanika Liburd (World #9/LJ), Kevon Pierre (World #61/100m) & Desarie Walwyn (NCAA #47/200m)

From St. Kitts: Tiandra Ponteen (World #18/400m), Nathandra John (NCAA #27/400m)


11th May  USM star jumps from tiny island to national spotlight < FULL STORY

Click for Tanika Liburd's pageLast spring, Tanika Liburd took a huge first step by qualifying for the NCAA's outdoor track and field championships as a Southern Miss freshman. Now she says she's ready to make the leap from star-struck to contender, which is appropriate, given that Liburd is one of the nation's top-ranked collegian long jumpers. "Last year was for the experience," Liburd said. "This year, I'm going to get All-American." .... Liburd, a 5-foot-4, bundle of energy from the Caribbean island of Nevis.

4th May

Sun Belt Conference Weekly Release

Senior Kevon Pierre (Stoney Grove, Nevis) and freshman Joeane Jadotte (Miami, Fla./Krop) of the Florida International University men's and women's track & field teams were recognized by the Sun Belt Conference on Tuesday after turning in impressive performances over the weekend.

Pierre (#1 below) was named the Sun Belt Men's Track Performer of the Week for a league-high third time this outdoor season after winning the Championship of America 100-meter dash at the Penn Relays on Saturday. He crossed the line in 10.33 seconds to meet the NCAA Regional standard in his fourth straight race of the season.

Kevon wins prestigious Penn Relays 100m

Additionally, he ran ran a leg on the school-record setting men's 4x100-meter relay that placed sixth in the Championship of America final versus four teams that competed in the event at the 2004 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The FIU relay of junior Larry Blash (Miami, Fla./Norland), Pierre, sophomore Ronie Alphonse (Miami, Fla./Webber International) and freshman Jerod Wims (Miami, Fla./Carol City) broke the school record for the third straight week, finishing in the NCAA Regional-qualifying time of 40.55 seconds.

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