IN DEDICATION TO TESRIL NISBETT - ATHLETE EXTRAORDINARE
TRIBUTE TO TESRIL NISBETT:
Read at home-going Service by the President of the Nevis Amateur Athletic Association, Lester Blackett:
Tesril Nisbett, a star, a true blooming flower of Nevis, a top class student athlete formerly of the Charlestown Secondary and Ivor Walters Primary Schools, a trail-blazing icon for Javelin, a Regional star, gone wayyyyy too soon.
The late Tesril Nisbett of Nevis, started her career at the Brown Hill Primary School now known as the Ivor Walters Primary School. She competed in their annual sports and at the Gulf Insurance Primary School Championship in 2001, 2002 and other years.
2001 - 3rd 400m 1:10.35 PROS
2002 - 3rd 100m 14.06 PPS
At CSS she still holds the Shot-Put Records in Class A & B for Blue House (as of 2012)
Class B Tesril Nisbett 29’5”/9m set in 2006
Class A Tesril Nisbett 34’6”/10.52m set in 2009
She also competed at the Leeward Islands Youth Championships, where at the 2001 Leewards Youth Meet held in Nevis, she placed 1st in the 800M U-11with 2:39.9.
She also competed at the Leeward Islands Junior Championships, where in 2008 in Anguilla, she placed 2nd in the Girls Shot Put U-20 with 9.42m beating into 2rd place, one Latoya Jones of Nevis with 8.37m. She placed 1st in the Girls Javelin Throw Open with 27.88m.
er teammate and multiple Carifta Games medallist, there was Tesril, a calm, cool, confident Nevisian athlete who blazed a new path of excellence in her favourite event, the Javelin. But before the Javelin, she excelled in the sprint events and the middle distance events, the Shotput and the Discus too.
She won the Bronze medal in the U-20 Javelin event at the 2009 Carifta Games held in St. Lucia. In the 2010 event she placed 4th. She is currently the St. Kitts-Nevis Record holder with a distance of 39.08m, set in 2009.
Tesril was selected as the 2010 Nevis Sportswoman of the year for her success as an all-round athlete at the 5th Annual WINN FM Inside Edge KFC Sports Awards Ceremony held on 8th March.
As a result of her talent, she was awarded a scholarship to Lindenwood University in 2010 where she performed well in her collegiate meets, later transferring to a Texas University.
At the recently held OECS Track & Field Meet, a tribute was paid to Tesril Nisbett when javelin with a flower attached to it was thrown in her honour by J’Anthon Silliday, a national athlete who participates in that discipline. Tesril was expected to compete in the National Invitational and Club Competition to be held tomorrow, Sunday, June 16, 2013. I am sure that she will be there in spirit and will likely be honoured.
Tesril was also a star in the Cricket circles, demonstrating her wide range of skills and talents.
As part of the tribute to Tesril and in her memory, the Nevis Amateur Athletic Association Scholarship (NAAA) will establish a Student/Athlete scholarship in her name. We have also submitted her name to the Ministry of Social Development for her induction into the Sports Museum “Hall of Fame”, in honour of her achievements. A documentary of her life will be produced (with her family’s consent) as a tribute and an example to other student/athletes of the Federation. Other tributes/honours are being considered by the Association with others recommended to the Nevis Island Administration.
GONE WAYYYY TOO SOON !! Tesril Nisbett of Brown Hill, Nevis (Javelin Specialist, Footballer extra-ordinare, Cricket genius). The athletes, officials and coaches of the Nevis Amateur Athletic Association, your Gladiator Club teammates, other athletes of the Titans & Over-the-top Clubs, National athletes, National and local Footballers and your Cricket teammates and supporters – ALL will sorely miss you.
Condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of athlete-extraordinaire, Miss Tesril Nisbett. R.I.P.