SKN Overseas Athletes

Tanika Liburd set new National Long Jump Record

set a new National Record enroute to winning the first USATF ALLCOMERS MEET held at Rice stadium on 20th May. Not only did she set a new National mark but this mark ranks her in the top 11 jumps in the World and number 1 in the CACAC region - her distance was 6.67m.

Tanika executed one of her best jump sequence in her career with 4 of her 6 jump being over 6.40, her sequence 6.41, 6.43, Foul, 6.47, 6.67 and Foul.  Her mark also qualifies her B STANDARD as of the present Standard for next years WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.

IN RELATED news, Meritzer Williams ran her first race, back from an injury that she suffer on April 4th. She ran a time of 11.89s and placed second behind Tanika Liburd, who ran 11.86sec.  She also placed first in the 200m in a satisfying time of 24.69 second after not being able to train for some 6 weeks.

Antoine Adams ran to yet another personal best in a time of 21.26 sec.  Lestrod Roland is also beginning to show sign of getting his legs under him with a time of 49.67sec, with three meets to go before they return home for National Championships.
Elite Performance TC

Tiandra Ponteen of St. Kitts & Nevis raced to a bronze medal and a good time of 52.19s in the 400m at the Ponce Grand Prix event in Puerto Rico on Friday 7th May 2010. Also competing for St. Kitts & Nevis were Tanika Liburd who placed 6th in the Long Jump with a distance of 6.22m, Delwayne Delaney who placed 12th in the 100m with 10.56s. Virgil Hodge, placed a dissappointing 11th place with 11.90s but was nursing a sore hamstring that adversely hindered her performance. She was unable to compete in the 200m as a result.
Long Jump
6/12 Tanika Liburd St. Kitts & Nevis  6.22m   1.5  20-05.00  Series (6.22m (1.5), FOUL (1.3), 6.16m (0.5), 6.18m (1.3))    
400M Finals                                                            
  1 Natasha Hasting     United States         51.47%  2
  2 Dedee Trotter        United States          51.73   2
  3 Tiandra Ponteen   St. Kitts & Nevis       52.19   2
11/15 Virgil Hodge           St. Kitts & Nevis   11.90   w0.7  3 
12/19 Dwayne Delaney    St. Kitts & Nevis   10.56   w0.5  2 

17/04/10: Marecia Pemberton - 100m Champion with a 11.12s (wind aided) dash at the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championships
Florida State University excerpt: On the women's side, Marecia Pemberton and Teona Rodgers claimed the top qualifying times in the 100m and 200m with Pemberton running a wind-aided 11.21 (w 3.1 m/s) in the 100m and Rodgers running a wind-aided 23:36 in the 200m. Rodgers will join Pemberton in the 100m final as the Tampa, Fla., native won her heat in 11.54.
Freshman Marecia Pemberton continued her impressive outdoor season with a win in the 100m as the youngster clocked a wind-aided 11.12 (w 3.5 m/s) to take the title, while senior Teona Rodgers earned the first of her two All-ACC honors with a third place showing in 11.34. The ACC record was 11.31 set in 200 by Tonya Carter of Florida State.
The 4x100m relay squad of Cinnamon Johnson, Marecia Pemberton, Danielle Jeffrey and Teona Rodgers turned in a second-place showing as the group ran the 400m in a combined 44.72, less than a half second behind Clemson.
  1 Marecia Pemberton    FR Florida State        11.12   3.5
  2 Stormy Kendrick           FR Clemson                11.25   3.5
  3 Teona Rodgers             JR Florida State           11.34   3.5
Best 100m Times by Meet
04/15/2010-04/17/2010 ACC Outdoor Championships - Clemson, S.C. 00:11.12* (+3.5)
04/02/2010-04/03/2010 Florida Relays - Gainesville, Fla. 00:11.20* (+3.1)
03/25/2010-03/27/2010 FSU Relays - Tallahassee, Fla. 00:11.41* (+1.1)
A nation leading 100m time of 11.20 by freshman Marecia Pemberton
In the newcomer’s second performance as a Seminole, Pemberton blew past the competition as she captured first place in the 100m with a time of 11.20. Pemberton’s time matched FSU’s top performance on the all-time performance list in program history. Danielle Jeffrey finished in 12th place in the same event with a time of 11.61.

Leading the women were the 100m sprinters in Marcia Pemberton and Danielle Jeffrey. In her debut as a Seminole, Pemberton ran the NCAA’s second fastest time with 11.41 to earn first place, while Jeffrey posted the nation’s fourth fastest time with 11.62 to take second place.

28/03/10:  Busy Week for Overseas Athletes by Eric Francis
This week end was a busy week for our overseas based athletes and they came away with some rather good performance, even though most  had to endure wind conditions.
Mericia Pemberton opened her season with a very impressive 11.41s (wind reading a +1.1), this puts her at the top of the list for our females for the 2010 season with legal wind reading (or not). Other 100m times so far this year are:

Tameka Williams - 11.59s wind ?
Trafasana White - 11.95s
Maritzer Williams - 11.46s wind 4.0 and 11.81s wind  -1.9
Elisa Claxton -  12.01s

In the 200m Meritzer Williams  started her season on a very good pace. She placed second with a time of 23.81s, into a head wind of 2.0. This puts her as the leading time for St. Kitts and Nevis thus far, and its her best showing in an opening season ahead of her 2008 season where she ended that season with a time of 22.98s. Other times for the year:

Elisa Claxton - 24.41s
Tameka Williams - 24.10s

In the 400m Tiandra Ponteen started her season quite well with a time of 53.83sec as she prepares for the upcoming outdoor events. Other times for this year are:

Trafasana White - 57.16
Meritzer Williams - 58.66

In the long jump, Tanika Liburd open her season with a 6.12m jump and improved on that this week with a good showing of 6.33m, just off her mark of 6.48m that she ended the 2009 season. Other performances:

Tameka Williams - 5.66m and 5.92m
Also competing after a few years away from the track and field scene was one of our former promising young junior athletes, Julita Johnson who ran a time of  12.76s and 26.40s to start her comeback to Track and Field.

13/03/10:  Overseas Athletes perform well by Eric Francis
Tameka Williams, opens her 2010 season with a very good start, as she won both the 100m, 200m and Long Jump and led her school team to first place finish in the 4 x 100m in  a time of 45.89sec, in the 100m she ran a very good 11.59sec to second place time of 12.56; in the 200m she ran 24.13sec.
On the other side of the country Meritzer Williams ran a personal best mark of 58.43sec in the 400m as she keeps her preparation for the outdoor season going in the right direction. Her first 100m event will be this coming Saturday at the TSU Relays, where she will also make another run at the 400m. Her goal this year in that event is around 54 seconds as she works toward prep(aration) for the NACAC - C.A.C games for the 200m.
Antoine Adams, also working on the same goals and plan, had a personal mark of 49.05. He too will open in the 100m next weekend at T.S.U Relays. 

For Lestrod Roland, this (is) a down week for him as he tries to solidify his spot on the SKNAAA National Junior Carifta Games (team), he will be seek to lock in his time next week, also at the TSU Relays.
By Eric Francis