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Huggins pleased with day 2 medal grab, thinks team can pass 5

Speaking with the local media at the end of the second day of competition, Huggins was pleased at the way his team showed fight and character during the full day of competition, where they ended the sessions with three medals, with one of those being gold.

“Well we won a gold medal and two silvers on day 2, and we are quite happy and content with the performance so far,” Huggins disclosed.

He continued, “ We knew going into the championship that we have a lot of momentum and strength. We knew that Kristal Liburd would have been able to deliver. The decision to allow Kieshonna Brooks to compete in the long jump was an after decision, after looking at her performance at the TDC interschool’s championship.”

Winning three medals in one session is a record for the Federation’s team, Huggins revealed.

“If my memory serves me correctly, winning three medals on the second day of competition… this is history for St. Kitts and Nevis to have three medals in one setting and we have more ammunition,” the team manager said.

On that note, the SKNAAA official expressed excitement as they look forward to the team competition, where they are expecting to be on the podium.

“We are excited for the relays tomorrow (Sunday), the hurdles, although we had one mishap earlier today, but we are still excited,” he said.

The Federation also gained a silver medal through Jermaine Francis, who scaled a height of 2.06m in the under-18 high jump.

“I don’t want to put a number to it, but what I can say is that I do think that we would eclipse our record of 5 medal wins come Monday evening,” Huggins posited.

He noted that there is a lot more in store from is athletes, because they have shown “a lot of promise” and “ they gave us the commitment” that they will go out and perform on the tracks.


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