St. Kitts & Nevis Male Relay Team Places 4th in London Track Meet

St. Kitts & Nevis completed the race in a time of 38.98seconds, which becomes the new National Record for the country.

Though not finishing in the top three of the race, the local team has however managed to cement its position in the top 16 teams for the London 2012 Olympics.

According to the Public Relations Officer for the St. Kitts & Nevis Amateur Athletic Association, Mr. Evris Huggins, the time clocked by St. Kitts and Nevis makes it  the 12th fastest National Relay team in the world for the year; a position now shared with Switzerland.

The race was won by a team from the United States in a time of 38.23, followed in second and third positions by two teams from Great Britain with times of 38.60 and 38.83 respectively.

St. Kitts & Nevis defeated teams from the Netherlands, Germany and Jamaica.4x100m-Male-Team

The team is headed by former World Champion Kim Collins, with other teammates being Jason Rogers, Antoine Adams, Delwayne Delaney and Brijesh Lawrence.

After London, they are expected to journey over to Amsterdam where they will be camping until Saturday 20th August 2011, then return home to the federation. The objective is to further build the team’s chemistry and iron out any technical snags that can be a hindrance to their progress, said a spokesman in an earlier release.

While in Amsterdam, they will also be competing as individuals in meets with the hope of improving on their season’s best and earn individual qualifications for future meets including the Pan American Senior Championship in Guadalajara, Mexico October 2011 and the Olympic Games, London 2012.

The team will be making their debut appearance as a male relay team at the 13th IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, August 27th – September 4th 2011.

 

 

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