TASVG stages Carifta Trials this weekend
March 8, 2024
TASVG stages Carifta Trials this weekend

Locally based Vincentian Track and Field athletes will this weekend reacquaint themselves with the Diamond Track Facility, with the aim of making the standards for this year’s Carifta Games.

A host events are set for the March 9 and 10, 2024 activities during which athletes will attempt to make the standards to be selected for the March 30-April 1 Easter weekend Carifta Games slated for the Kirani James Athletics Stadium in Grenada.

Among the events carded are the 100m and 400m Hurdles, High Jump, Javelin, Shot Putt, Triple Jump Discuss, Long Jump, along with the 100m, 200m , 400m, 800m, 1500m and the 3000m.

Additionally, athletes will be seeking to gain points in the Heptathlon and Octathlon which are the multi-games events.

Athletes will compete in the Under-17 and Under-20 age categories.

On Saturday the finals in the 100 and 400m events will be run off, and on Sunday, the semi-finals and finals of the 200m are scheduled.

Action begins at 10:00 a.m on Saturday, and noon on Sunday.

This weekend’s events mark a return of Track and Field to the Diamond Track facility after its closure for the month of February to allow for construction work to take place.

Team Athletics SVG for the first time this year, has instituted an A standard, as well as a B standard.

Thus far, five athletes, all in the Under-20 age group have made the mark in different events.

St Kitts and Nevis-based female sprinter, Thyra Charles has qualified for the 100m, 200m and 400m, with Jamaica-based Devonric Mack, meeting the mark in the Male 200m and 400m.

Meanwhile, AJ Delpesche and Keo Davis have attained the standard in the Male 200m, and Zichri Hepburn, in the 5000m.

St Vincent and the Grenadines gained a solitary medal at the 50th staging of the Carifta Games held in the Bahamas, when Amal Glasgow got bronze in the Under-20 Male 400m.