St. Kitts/ Nevis places second in OECS meet

Sports Page— The revived OECS athletic games were held at the Silver Jubilee Stadium in St. Kitts, last weekend.

It was an event which attracted top athletes from around the region and the crowd on hand was highly entertained.

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At the end of the day, it was the St. Lucia team that walked away victorious, with host St. Kitts and Nevis placing a close second.

The final results were:

1st St. Lucia—5 gold; 2 silver; 6 bronze

2nd St. Kitts/Nevis—4 gold; 6 silver; 7 bronze

3rd Grenada—3 gold; 3 silver

4th Antigua/Barbuda-2 gold; 3 silver; 3 bronze

5th British Virgin Islands—2 gold; 3 silver; 1 bronze

6th St. Vincent & the Grenadines-2 gold; 2 silver 3 bronze

7th Dominica-1 gold; 1 silver; 1 bronze

8th Anguilla-1 gold

Some of the outstanding performances during the event included:

Meritzer Williams of Nevis placed third in the 100 meters females’ event

Daniel Bailey of Antigua/Barbuda won the men’s 100 meters

Emron Gibbs of Grenada won the javelin —69.40 meters

Adrian Williams of Nevis placed 4th in the javelin with a throw of 66.86 meters—a new national record and two meters above previous record which he set at the Martinique Carifta games

The St. Kitts-Nevis female team won the 4 X 100 meters relay. The team included Meritzer Williams.

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