Nevis gains five medals at CUT Games
Team Nevis returned home yesterday afternoon via the Sea bridge to a warm welcome from family members and well wishers having participated in the 13th biennial Caribbean Union of Teachers meet over the weekend - 24th to 25th July 2010.
The team created history by gaining five medals. The first time that such a feat was accomplished having competed in the meet for the fifth time.
Seventeen teams participated in the prestigious event which was held at the Silver Jubilee stadium in St.Kitts.
Medals gained by team Nevis are as follows:
Under 15 shot put males - Colin Archibald – Bronze
Under 11 - 400 meters male - Leroy Chapman - Bronze
Under 13 - 400m meters females - Uniqueko Willett - Bronze
Under 15 - 400 meters females - Renika Daniel - Silver
Under 15 - 4X1 female relay - Team: Chloe Williams; Renika Daniel; Jessie Browne and Tyra Lewis - Bronze.
The team qualified for most of the events in the finals. They placed 3rd and 4th in the semi finals and 4th and 5th in the finals which is very commendable.
The Nevis Teachers Union wishes to congratulate the entire team, including the hard working Coaches: Elquemedo Willet, Shirman Caines, Jeffrey Lewis and Head Coach, Shefton Daniel.
Special thanks is expressed to the Nevis Island Government, the Education Department and other sponsors, parents and well wishers who all assisted in ensuring the team’s participation in the meet. Ralph Allen’s bus service, the Sea Bridge and the Mark Twain are all heartily thanked for their invaluable assistance in transporting the athletes and officials. Gratitude is also expressed to the media houses for their tremendous promotion - VON Radio, Choice Fm and NTV channel 8.
PRO for the Nevis Teachers’ Union, Mrs Josette Myers is convinced that with adequate facilities, the Nevis athletes can achieve even more. She is therefore appealing to the corporate citizens on Nevis and relevant Government agencies ‘to give the youths the chance to shine’.
July 25, 2010 - SPORTS NEWS RELEASE by Leaon Nash
Team Jamaica retained the CUT championship trophy at the Silver Jubilee stadium in Bassettere, Kitts yesterday afternoon (July 25) after amassing 44 medals to Barbados’ 36 and Trinidad and Tobago’s 20. Team Jamaica’s achievement include, 22 gold 13 silver and 9 bronze medals.
Barbados for their part amassed 14 gold 10 silver and 12 bronze medals and Trinidad and Tobago 6 golds 8 silver and 6 bronze medals. St. Kitts and the Bahamas were in fourth and fifth places respectively.
In the overall points standing Team Jamaica was the leader of the top three countries with 318 points, Barbados 285 and Trinidad and Tobago 214.
There were record breaking performances from a number of athletes. Kevaugn Rattray running in the under 15 -100 meter dash scorched the track in a blistering 10.83 seconds erasing the old record set by fellow Jamaican Jazeel Murphy of 11.09 seconds set in the British Virgin Island in 2008. He also erased the old mark of 22.62 seconds also set by Murphy in the same year, by setting a new mark of 21.95 seconds.
There were other record breaking performances from Christoff Bryan in the under 15 high jump. Bryan shattered the old record which stood at 1.90 meters set by fellow Jamaican Carey Gordon in St. Lucea in 2006 by jumped a staggering height of 1.99 meters.
There were two new events namely the 1200m open event for boys and girls and these were won by Shavaness Robinson who clocked 3m:33:78 seconds and Shanieke Watson who clocked 3m:51:78 seconds.
Gwayne Porter set a new record in the 400m-under 13 boys by running a time of 56.41 seconds, erasing the old mark of 57.46 seconds set by Joel Romain of Trinidad and Tobago in 2002.
Jamaica erased their own record of 1:48:41 seconds set in the girls sprint medley in 2008 in the British Virgin Islands, by clocking a new time of 1:47:61.
The liaison officer in charge sports at the JTA, Sadie Comrie says the meet was a keenly contested competition, particularly among the top five countries. Said Comrie, “the success of team Jamaica must be attributed to the teachers first of all who started them at the school level and then through to the district and parish associations. We must give high praises to the coaches and coordinators throughought the parishes for their hard work in presenting again a winning team at this competition.”
CUT Games Report by Leaon Nash
After the first Day and 28 finals of the 13th Biennial CUT Student track and field championship in St.Kitts, Team Jamaica has won 14 gold medals, 6 silver and 5 bronze medals.
The gold medals were won in the under 11 cricket ball throw for boys, the under 11 400 meters girls, under 13 -400m girls, the under 15 girls and boys 400meters, under 13-100m boys and under 15-100meters girls and boys, the under 9- girls and boys 4x100m and the under 11-girls 4x100meters.
Team Jamaica has also unofficially broken three records in the 100m boys under 15, the 400m boys under 13 and the cricket ball throw under 11.
Team Jamaica is followed by Barbados with 24 medals to include 10 gold, 7 silver and 7 bronze and Trinidad and Tobago with 10 medals to include 3 golds, 4 silver and 3 bronze medals.
St. Kitts has so far amassed 9 medals which include 2 golds, 6 silver and 1 bronze and Bahamas with 5 medals which include 2 golds, one silver and 2 bronze. They round out the top five of 14 teams participating in day one of the events.
Team Jamaica’s Manager Huit Johnson speaking after the first day was pleased with his team’s performance.
Audio to be posted by Team Jamaica Manager Huit Johnson
And…Team Jamaica Head coach Arthur Edwards says the team is well prepared and ready to compete the task started on Saturday.
Audio to be posted by Team Jamaica head coach Arthur Edwards
The teams are participating in the 13th Biennial CUT Student track and field championship in St.Kitts. The meet ends today. (July 25)