On Sunday evening, 17th July, 2011, the St. Kitts & Nevis Men’s Team was successful in capturing the bronze medal and setting a new National Record in the 4X100m which is also an automatic qualifier for the World Championship in Daegu, South Korea in late August.
Their time is currently within the top (16) sixteen quota for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England. The quartet comprised of Jason Rogers, Kim Collins, Antoine Adams and Brijesh Lawrence who appeared in the very same order. Delwayne Delaney was also very resourceful in aiding the team on the third leg in the preliminaries resulting in their advancement to the finals.
The team had an good showing especially from national sprint star Kim Collins. The former world 100m champion has been running well this season, but opted to lead the squad of young sprinters against the sprint powerhouse of Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.
After a good showing in the heats, St Kitts and Nevis team clocked 39.07 for the well-earned bronze medal.
Jamaica won gold in 38.81 secs with a team of Lerone Clarke Dexter Lee, Jason Young and Oshane Bailey.
Trinidad and Tobago with 100m champion Keston Bledman on anchor, was second in 38.89.
T&T had earlier won the women’s race in 43.47 over Jamaica, 43.63, and Bahamas who finished third in 43.74.
In other results, Andrea Sutherland of Jamaica won the women’s 400m hurdles in 56.75, while countryman Leford Green won the men’s race in 49.03.
Former Olympic champion Felix Sanchez of Dominican Republic was second in 49.41, while favourite Javier Culson of Puerto Rico was fourth in 50.27.
Meanwhile, female athelete, Tanika Liburd will be competing in the long jump later this evening, while Brijesh Lawrence who has already qualified for the World Championships and Olympics will be running out of lane 6 this evening for the men’s 200m final.