(ZIZ)– The 2014 CARIFTA Trials have gone down as a successful meet, with a number of athletes earning qualifying standards in various disciplines.
At the trials, which were held on Saturday, a total 20 athletes recorded qualifying standards in various disciplines.
Public Relations Officer for the St. Kitts-Nevis Amateur Athletic Association, Evris Huggins attributed the success to the decision to separate the CARIFTA Trials from the National Youth and Junior Championships.
He said, “We decided to make some changes to the format for the CARIFTA Trials. It was once consolidated with the National Youth and Junior Championships and we decided for 2014 going forward, we’re going to separate it for our athletes to be able to focus on the CARIFTA Trials itself.”
He added, “To date we have close to 20 qualifiers which is a record for us. Because we have all these qualifiers that don’t mean that the athletes have already been selected. The process would still have to be carried out and you must meet the performance criteria; not just attaining a standard but ensuring that you are in good standards with the policies that govern the selection process.”
The 2014 CARIFTA Games will be held over the Easter weekend, that’s April 18-21, in Martinique.