World Class Performances at National Championships

An inspiring performance was delivered by Tameka Williams who smashed the women’s 200 meter National record, destroying her field with an Olympic A standard Qualifying time of 22.45 seconds, which happens to be the 6th fastest time in the world for 2012.
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The featured race of the evening saw a strong performance also from Antoine Adams who Qualified with A standards in both the 200 and 100 meters, running times of 20.43 and 10.10 receptively, while in the process becoming the 2012 National Champion in the 100 meters. The race featured the likes of Jason Rogers, Brijesh Lawrence and Delwayne Delaney who made up the St. Kitts and Nevis relay team that was the Bronze medallist at the IAAF World Championship in Daegu.

Jason Rogers finished second with a time of 10.26 while surprisingly, the third place position went to Lestrod Roland, who finished in a time of 10. 30, while Brijesh Lawrence and Delwayne Delaney got 4th and 5th respectively.

In an interview with Antoine Adams following the 100 meters, he stated that his coach told him that he is ready to run fast, and added that he was focussed and executed hence his performances.

Adams also indicated that the federation can expect him to improve and get better as he tries to run the 100 meters below 10 seconds which he feels is possible following his performance on Sunday.

Other top performances on the day came from Virgil Hodge who won the 100 meters in 11.39 seconds falling 1/10 of a second of an Olympic B Standard.

Tiandra Ponteen Placed second in her 400 meter event with a time of 53.69 behind Kineke Alexander from the St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
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Arian Williams won the men’s javelin with a magnificent throw of 60.88 meter which is a new national record.

The Meet also saw a number of athletes in preparation for the Central American and Caribbean Games and the Caribbean Teachers Union Games as well as some athletes from the St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Speaking with Public Relations Officer of the SKNAAA Evris Huggins he indicated that despite the delays, he felt that the meet was very successful and they accomplished what was needed to be accomplished, adding that the top five athletes are now listed on the IAAF rankings.

 

He also went on to say that the Association is very happy with the performance of all the athletes and invited the general public out to the OECS invitational Meet to be held in St. Kitts on 10th June.craig

The SKNAAA also recognised one of its top coaches Mr. Craig Connor, who will be taking up residence overseas, for the contribution he has made to the sport in St. Kitts and Nevis.

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