Eighteen Athletes to Represent SVG at Junior Carifta Games
March 28, 2024
Eighteen Athletes to Represent SVG at Junior Carifta Games

Team Athletics SVG, the governing body for Track and Field here in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), has announced a contingent of 18 athletes and three officials for the 51st hosting of the Carifta Games, set for the Easter weekend, March 30-April 1, 2024, at the Kirani Athletics Stadium, Grenada.

The team of athletes shows 10 debutants, inclusive of six who will compete in the Under-17 age category.

The newbies in the Under-17 are: males- Christian Joseph and Jahda Greaves ( Shot Putt); Jeremy Martin and Matthew Robinson ( Triple Jump); as well as two females in Kesiann John ( 1500m); and Shykeima Francis( 400m).

Meanwhile, four first timers- three males and one female, are in the Under-20 age category. The males are Matthew Robinson ( Octhalon); Timothy Williams, who will contest the sprint relays; J’ Mar Saunders (100m and sprint relays); and female,Tocarra Barbour( Discus).

The new faces are joined by eight who have been there before.

Among them are Jahieme Williams who is down for the Octhalon; Keo Davis( 200m and sprint relays); AJ Delpesche (400m and sprint relays); Devonric Mack( 400m and sprint relays); Zichri Hepburn, and Henree K Francois (5000m); as well as Tedre O’ Neil ( Pole Vault).

The other is female athlete Thyra Charles who is listed to compete in the 200 and 400m.

Making up the Vincentian management team are Jacintha Ballantyne , who is the head of delegation; Michael Ollivierre- head coach and Wildanrick Samuel – assistant coach.