Frankie Colon 2002



Kevon Pierre of Nevis, back from his outstanding freshman season, was a triple medallist at the renowned Frankie Colon Memorial Games, held in Puerto Rico on Saturday 13th July. He won two silver medals and a bronze medal in his best meet perfomance for the year.

Kevon blasted to his best ever 100m, winning the bronze medal in 10.51s, 0.19s better than his previous personal best. Kevon fault-started as the tension built at the starting line, but was able to re-focus and explode from the blocks, powering down the straightaway, in a tight finish with Jesus Carrion of Puerto Rico (10.45s) and Joel Baez of Dominican Republic (10.48).
He exceeded that performance in the 200m event, sprinting a scintillating 21.29s, shattering his previous best time of 21.50s by 0.21s.  Kevon powered off the curve in first place, with sub 47 400m gold medallist, Chris Jones (USA) on his heels. Jones eventually beat him with a dip at the finish line by 0.1s, in 21.19s. The combined results for the 100 and 200 metres are given below.
Kevon's times qualifies him for the NACAC Under 25 Championships scheduled to be held in San Antonio, Texas on August 9 - 11, 2002The qualifying times are 100m (10.59s) and 200m (21.30s).
Kevon's sprint double performances are unique as he had established his previous personal bests at last year's Frankie Colon Games, held on 14th July 2001. (See below for details).

Kevon followed his individual sprint performances with a silver medal in the 4x100m relay in 42.06s, with Delwayne Delaney (St. Kitts), Donnell Esdaille (St. Kitts) and Kurvin Wallace (Nevis).

The "Frankie Colon Memorial Games" is organized by the "Comite Organizador del Memorial Frankie Colon" and is held annually in Ponce, Puerto Rico. The athletes left Nevis for Puerto Rico on Friday morning and returned on Sunday afternoon.

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100 metres Combined Results

Pos.   Name                      Country                        Time     Heat

  1. Jesus Carrion          Puerto Rico                   10.45       3
  2. Joel Baez                 Dominican Republic     10.48      3
  3. Kevon Pierre            Nevis                              10.51      3
  4. Danny Garcia           Dominican Republic     10.55      1
  5. Rogelio Pizarro        Puerto Rico                   10.63      2
  6. Leonardo Matos      Dominican Republic     10.63      2
  7. Gentry Bradley         United States                 10.72      3
  8. Esteban Santiago   Club Carolina                 10.73      2
  9. Kurvin Wallace         Nevis                              10.87       3
  10. Delwayne Delaney  St. kitts                            10.95      2
  11. Donnell Esdaille      St. Kitts                            10.95      2

200 metres Combined Results

Pos.   Name                      Country                        Time    Heat

  1. Chris Jones              United States                21.19     2
  2. Kevon Pierre            Nevis                              21.29     2
  3. Danny Garcia           Dominican Republic     21.45     1
  4. Osvaldo Nieves        Puerto Rico                   21.46     2
  5. Luis Morillo               Dominican Republic     21.64     2
  6. N'Kosie Barnes       Antigua                           21.65     2
  7. Enedte Inanga          St. Kitts                          21.66     1
  8. Gentry Bradley         United States                 21.82     2
  9. Kurvin Wallace         Nevis                              21.97     2
  10. Donnell Esdaille      St. Kitts                           22.06     1


Last year Results at Frankie Colon Games (14th July 2001)

Tanika Liburd, won the Long Jump silver medal (5.59m) in the "Frankie Colon Memorial Games", held at the "Estadio Paquito Montaner" Stadium.



Kevon Pierre, produced his best ever time of 10.70s, winning his timed Final event and placing 5th overall, just 3/100th of a second behind the bronze medallist. He also established a new Leeward Islands Junior record, in the 200m with a time of 21.50s. In the process he won his timed Final and placed 5th overall, 2/100th of a second behind the 3rd placed athlete. This represented his best ever performances in the 100 and 200 metres.


Other exceptional performances were also returned by the relay team of Kevon Pierre, Kurvin Wallace, Dwayne Warner and BVI athlete, Keita Cline in an impressive time of 40.54, for the bronze medal.


Valma Bass, was a double gold medallist in the 100 and 200 metres events. She won impressively with times of 11.66s and 23.97s.