Public Relations Officer of the St. Kitts and Nevis Amateur Athletic Association (SKNAAA), Evris Huggins, in an interview with MiyVue.com indicated that the association is more than happy with the team’s performance, though they were expecting that the athletes would have won more medals.
He added that the squad that went to Bermuda was rather inexperienced and stated that the outing provided the necessary experience for them for future regional and international meets, in terms of their adjustments in dealing with performing before large crowds and conditions they are not accustomed to.
Huggins also revealed that the meet served as a wake-up call for the SKNAAA as it has urged them not to be so light-hearted in their dealings, and to put in, an even greater effort, into youth development of the sport, if they are to be competitive in years to come.
When asked about Adrian Williams’ fifth placed finish, Huggins said that it was a superb achievement citing the fact that it was his first year competing in the under 20 category and that the eventual winner of the event, won with an Olympic A standard Qualifier.
Up next for track and field, according to the PRO, is the National Invitational Championships, taking place on 3rd June along with the Leeward Islands Track and Field Championships.
On 10th June, he said there will be an OECS invitational championship staged in St. Kitts.
Huggins also indicated that athletes would be in preparation for the 2012 North American, Central American and Caribbean Championships, the World Junior Championships in July, as well as the Olympic Games.