(ZIZ)– The St. Kitts-Nevis Amateur Athletic Association (SKNAAA) held its most successful track and field development meet to date on Sunday which saw some fifteen qualifying standards being recorded for an upcoming event.
Those athletes qualified for the 2014 CARIFTA Games in several disciplines including the high and long jumps, the shot put and the sprints at just the fourth development meet for the year.
Speaking on ZIZ Radio’s morning program “Starting Point”, Public Relations Officer for SKNAAA, Evris Huggins singled out Krystal Liburd who now has ‘A’ standard qualifiers in two disciplines.
He said, “We had our very own Krystal Liburd from the Charles E. Mills Secondary School who did the triple jump for the very first time yesterday and attained an ‘A’ qualifying standard in that event; she’s under 18. So she now has an ‘A’ qualifying standard in the triple jump and an a qualifying standard in the long jump.”
He also made mention of two other athletes who topped their previous performances at Sunday’s Development Meet.
“Nathaniel Huggins from the Charles E. Mills Secondary School too, he attained an ‘A’ qualifying standard in the long jump; he previously had a “B”. We had Tahir Robinson from the Charles E. Mills Secondary School as well jumping 1.89 meters in the high jump; attaining a “B” qualifying standard in under-20 high jump…he is one centimeter away from the National Junior Record.”
Huggins says these recent results are proof of the growth of track and field in St. Kitts and Nevis over the past few years, adding, “we’re we’ve been struggling to even get the “B” standard, we are now eclipsing the ‘A’ standards so it really goes to show that there is something that is happening in athletics.”
The 2014 CARIFTA Games will be held from April 19th-21st in Martinique.