Pan Am Juniors Relay Squad at Stadium (2)

18 Aug | Team selected 2013 PANAM Juniors

Basseterre, St.Kitts

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:

Officials

Osdel Hanley                          – Team Leader

Stewart Joseph                        – Technical Leader

Donnell Esdaille                     – Head Coach

Llewellyn Pyke                       – Jumps Coach

Johnny Heyliger                     – Throws Coach

Athletes

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.

 

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16 Aug | Lonzo Wilkinson…from a failed athlete to No. 1 Coach

BASSETERE, St. Kitts – AFTER being deemed by some individuals a misfit for an athlete, Lonzo Antonio Wilkinson has turned out to be one of the best and most qualified coaches St. Kitts and Nevis has ever produced.

In the 1990s, Wilkinson had come to realise that his dream of being an athlete would only be a passing memory following an incident that had involved the Federation’s sprint ace Kim Collins.

 Wilkinson Explained that quite often when he would have competed in the past, he normally would have brought up the rear. And with regard to the incident involving Collins, he stated that he was returning from an injury when the former World Champion stumbled, fell and still managed to regain his composure and won the race with relative ease. Read more
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13 Aug | ONE FOR OUR HISTORY BOOKS

Antoine Adams and Jason Rogers became the first sprint duo from St. Kitts and Nevis to participate in the Semi Finals of a major athletic Championships. The 2013 National Champion and runner up respectively, earned these honours after qualifying in the IAAF World Championships 100m Heats on Saturday 10th August 2013.

Adams finished 4th in his heat (10.18s) and advanced to the Semi-Finals based on time while Rogers received an automatic advancement for his 3rd place finish (10.19s). Their performances in the opening round ranked them 18th and 19th respectively out of fifty-four (54) competitors.
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12 Aug | SKNAAA Pleased With Athletes’ Performance In Moscow

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN):  Vice President of the St. Kitts Nevis Amateur Athletic Association Lester Hanley is heaping praise on the Federation’s sprinters Antoine Adams and Jason Rogers who qualified for the 100m semi-finals but missed out on the finals at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow. Read more

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09 Aug | 49TH IAAF CONGRESS CONCLUDES IN MOSCOW

The 49th edition of the IAAF Congress, the highest decision-making body of the association, met today at the Crowne Plaza at Moscow’s World Trade Center for the second and final session of its biennial two-day gathering ahead of the IAAF World Championships.

During the Congress, the IAAF Council issued an anti-doping statement, which was approved by acclamation.

Delegates from 208 member federations were present at the Congress, which was presided over by IAAF President Lamine Diack

“Our two days of IAAF Congress was an absolute success,” said Diack at the post-congress press conference. “Yesterday we had a forum on a series of issues and the delegates were able to discuss many of the challenges and issues that face us. This morning it was the beginning of the Congress and we dealt a lot with the future of our sport, and the various actions necessary to ensure a good future for athletics. Read more