St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); Twelve young athletes have been selected to represent St. Kitts and Nevis at the 2017 FLOW CARIFTA Games scheduled for April 15th to 17th in Curacao.
Of the dozen young sports ambassadors traveling to Curacao, only two are female. The athletes will compete in long jump, high jump, shot put, and individual and relay races.
The athletes representing the federation this year are:
Jermaine Francis - Under 20 Male -High Jump
Kizan David - Under 20 Male - Long Jump
Tajarie Authurton - Under 18 Male - 100m / 4X100m
Dimetre Browne - Under 18 Male - 200m, Long Jump, 4X100m, 4X400m
Marcus Duberry - Under 18 Male - 100m, 4X100m
Craig Connor Jr - Under 18 Male ` - 200m, 4X400m, 4X100m
Royden Peets - Under 18 Male - 4X100m
Jahnaza Francis - Under 18 Male - 400m, 4X400m
Leroy Chapman - Under 18 Male - 400m, 800m, 4X400m
Travis Warner - Under 18 Male - Shot Put
Shanice Elliott - Under 20 Female - 100m & 200m
And Namibia Clavier - Under 18 Female - 400m
The St. Kitts & Nevis Amateur Athletic Association (SKNAAA) made special mention of Kieshonna Brooks who was selected based on her National Record Performance in the Women’s Heptathlon, but is unable to attend due to athletic commitments at her college in Mississippi.
The technical team accompanying the contingent comprises SKNAAA Games Secretary Corneil Williams; Roatter Johnson - Head Coach and Hugh Matthew Jr - Assistant Coach.
The team is expected to depart the Federation in two batches between Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th April.
SKNAAA President Glenville Jeffers said the young talented group of athletes selected stood out among their peers throughout the 2017 athletic season, showing their dominance and athleticism in the recently concluded scholastic championships and CARIFTA Trials.
He expressed the Executive Committee’s support for the team, saying the athletes represent the next generation of athletics in the federation.
The St. Kitts and Nevis team will come up against more than 600 of the best junior athletes from some 26 countries in the various disciplines of track and field. Some countries have announced teams of more than 60 athletes.
At the 2016 edition of the CARIFTA Games, team St. Kitts and Nevis scored one gold medal from Jermaine Francis in the high jump.