Saturday, 17th August, 2013
A team of twelve (12) athletes and five (5) officials has been selected by the St. Kitts & Nevis Amateur Athletic Association (SKNAAA) to represent the Federation at the 2013 PANAMERICAN Junior Championships in Medellin, Columbia from August 23rd – 25th 2013.
The team is comprised of the following persons:
Osdel Hanley – Team Leader
Stewart Joseph – Technical Leader
Donnell Esdaille – Head Coach
Llewellyn Pyke – Jumps Coach
Johnny Heyliger – Throws Coach
Omhunique Browne – 100m & 200m
Stavia Lewis – Discus
Kristal Liburd – Long Jump
Adrian Williams – Javelin
J’Anthon Sillidy – Javelin
Warren Hazel – 400m and 4X100m
Lonzo Wilkinson Jr – 100m and 4X100m
Nathaniel Huggins – Long Jump
Rico Gumbs – 100m, 200m and 4X100m
Ka’Jon Parris – 800m
Alkronus Bridgewater – 200m and 4X100m
Sadiki Tyson – 400m and 4X100m
Team Leader, Osdel Hanley, who is also the Games Secretary on the SKNAAA Executive Committee, said, “Preparations are going great! The athletes are training hard under the watchful eyes of the coaches. The team management is pleased with the attitude of the athletes and we expect them to perform to the best of their abilities.”
Technical Leader and Level V Sprints and Hurdles Coach, Stewart Joseph said, “Based on preparations, I am optimistic that the team will do very well, which will speak volumes of the development initiatives undertaken by the SKNAAA.”
The team will depart on Tuesday 20th August 2013 and arrive in Medellin on Wednesday 21st August 2013. Departure from Medellin will be on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th.
The SKNAAA Executive Committee extends congratulations to our Junior Athletes and wishes them a successful PANAMERICAN Junior Championships Campaign. We also wish to thank the St. Kitts and Nevis Olympic Committee (SKNOC) for their continued support of initiatives such as these. Our desire to compete at this year’s Championship would not have come to fruition without the full financial backing of the SKNOC to the tune of EC$78,000.00.