February 28, 2014
Junior track and field athletes to contest Carifta trials

Junior track and field athletes will engage in Carifta trials tomorrow, Saturday, at the Arnos Vale Playing Field, as they seek to impress the selectors with their times and distances.{{more}}

And, all will be seeking to make the final cut for the St Vincent and the Grenadines team for the Easter weekend extravaganza in the French territory of Martinique.

Several events will be contested at tomorrow’s trials, which are expected to be very competitive, granted that the track and field season is in high gear.

Down to be run off are the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, Long Jump, High Jump, Triple Jump, Shot Putt, Discus Throw and Javelin Throw.

Athletes eligible to run in the Under-18 category must be born 1997 and later and those in the Under-20, 1995 and later.

When the Junior Carifta Games were held in the Bahamas last year, St Vincent and the Grenadines was represented by Kasique Oliver, Brandon Parris, Kerina Hooper and Shaffiqua Maloney.

Oliver and Parris reached the final of the male Under-20 800m and Maloney the female Under-17 300m hurdles.

All but Maloney will be featured in tomorrow’s events. Maloney is now residing in St Kitts, but is active there on the track regularly.

But the likes of the twin brothers Reberto and Reuberth Boyde, Dexroy Wilson, Kellornie Howe, Mc Kish Compton and others should be showing off their wares on the Arnos Vale track.

The last time that St Vincent and the Grenadines gained a Carifta medal was in 2009, when Delhonni Samuel-Nicol was second in the Under-20 5000m at the games, held in Vieux Fort, St Lucia.