On the said date, athletes will return to the track for the first Development meet, which is expected to attract seven track and field clubs.
Speaking with MiyVue.com, Public Relations Officer for the SKNAAA, Evris Huggins explained that the meet is one of great importance for the athletes.
“This year is a great one for athletics in St. Kitts and Nevis because there are a lot of upcoming major championships that will take place locally and throughout the region as well as on the international scene. So, for the development meets athletes will be seeking to meet the qualifying times for these upcoming championships,” Huggins explained.
Unlike previous meets in the past, this year all development meets will be held at the Silver Jubilee Stadium, the PRO revealed.
“Track and Field have developed tremendously over the years and we have to ensure that our athletes make the standards by training and competing under the same type of international as well as regional atmosphere,” he added.
A total of seven development meets will be held this year. The second meet is scheduled for 23rd January.
Some of the major events on the SKNAAA calendar for 2011 includes the RAMS Primary Schools Championships, TDC/Coca Cola/Lime Interschool Championships, World Championships, Carifta Games, Pan Am Games, and IAAF Youth Championships.