In particular, all eyes are on Adrian Williams, defending National Junior and CARITA Record holder, in the javelin. He is expected to compete on Saturday 9th July and given his recent performances, much is being expected for his qualification.
It was back in April, at the 40th edition of the CARIFTA Games, held in Montego Bay Jamaica, the Nevis born athlete, destroyed the record, held for 18 years by Trinidad’s Kerry Edwards, in the boys’ Under-17 Javelin Throw, to capture the regional record, for the second year, winning the gold medal in the competition.
At that time, his throw was 60.15m, defeating Denzil St. Marthe of St Lucia who placed second, with 58.91m, and J’Anthon Sillidy of St Kitts-Nevis with 55.01m, taking third place.
Williams also won the gold medal in his event in 2010, when the CARIFTA Games were hosted in the Cayman Islands.
Meanwhile Noha Herbert represented the Federation on the opening day of the 7th Edition of the World Youth Championship, competing in the 100 and 200m. The sprinter placed 7th in heat 3. Although she did not advance to the semi finals, she is expected to make an appearance in her stronger event, the 200m on Day 3 of the completion, Friday 8th July 2011.