Titans make huge impression in Antigua

Titans and Spencer Hanley

Sports News…05 05 2010 – The 2nd Annual Sir Reginald Samuel Track and Field Classic, held at the YASCO Stadium in St. Johns Antigua, concluded on Sunday May 2 with one overwhelming consensus: Everyone—spectators and competitors alike, will remember the Titans. Already featured in the radio ads promoting the event in Antigua, the Titans Athletics Club did not disappoint. Such was the impression made, that by the second day, other athletes showed up to compete in the now trade mark black & grey Titans colors.

With 30 competitors, Titans was the largest contingent among 17 clubs from 6 countries: (Antigua/Barbuda, Montserrat, Anguilla, Tortola BVI, and Nevis). The meet became a de facto Leeward Island Championship and featured some Carifta medalists from the region, with high level performances especially in the Under 17 and Under 20 categories. So much so, that had it not been for the automatic electronic timing and photo finish, the judges would not have been able to award correct positions, for being caught up in the excitement of the races. Notwithstanding, the Titans athletes were up to the challenge. Titans won a total of 29 medals comprising of: 11 gold, 8 silver and 10 bronze. The Titans athletes set 9 new records and won 3 most outstanding athlete awards…(Uniqueko Willet for the Under 13 Girls, Tajarie Arthurton for the Under 11 Boys and Shyan Stanley for the Under 15 Girls) Most athletes recorded personal best performances but there were some exceptional performances worthy of special mention:

– Uniqueko Willet set 3 new records in the 100, 200 and 400 meters Under 13 Girls (13:59 / 27:78 / 1:03:91)
– Tajarie Arthurton set 2 new records in the 100 and 200 meters Under 11 Boys (13:68 / 27:78)
– Shyan Stanley set 2 new records in the 800 and 1500 meters Under 15 Girls (2:36 / 5:26)
– Jamal Jean-Jacques set a new record in the Open Male High Jump at 1.80 meters
– Senaldo Willet, Nicola Fraser, Shaniqua Tyrell and Britney Morton set a new record in the Under 20 Female 4X100 meters at 51:81
– Lawvinton Forbes’ 11:28, a personal best, won bronze in the Under 20 Male 100 meters; and is qualifying time for the 1st Youth Olympics to be held this year in Singapore.
– Sadiki Tyson destroyed the competition to win the Under 15 Boys 200 meters in 24:87 seconds

Timothy Caines–Titans President

Complete results are available under “Meet Results” on the club’s website at titansathletics.com

The Titans use this opportunity to express sincerest thanks to its team sponsor A-1 Office Technology Ltd. and Owner/Manager Mr. Mackie Tross, for the tremendous support and assistance given to Titans Athletics Club; without whom the club’s successes thus far would not have been possible. Mr. and Mrs. Tross travelled with the team, lending a hand whenever needed to ensure that all went as smoothly as possible. The Titans also express a very special thank you to Mr. Glen Jeffers and the St. Kitts/Nevis Amateur Athletic Association, whose efforts and support played a great part in the club being able to travel to Antigua. The club is even more grateful for the continued assistance of the SKNAAA considering the misconception of non-support for Nevisian athletes by the Association.

The club also extends thanks to the following businesses and individuals for their part in the success of club in Antigua: The Iris Foundation Ltd., Ms Myrna Liburd, Dr. Simeon Daniel, Marcel Structural Metal Works, Mobile Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, TDC Home and Building Depot, Island Moldings Ltd, The Ministry of Sports (NIA), Nevis Cooperative Credit Union Ltd., Beyond Homes Appliances and Hardware, Caribbean Development & Environmental Consultants Inc. (CANDENCO), Mr. Phil Jones and all who supported our luncheon, bar-be-que and bake sales and those who contributed to specific parents/athletes. The club looks forward to the continued support of all in its attempt to make well rounded scholars and world class athletes of our youngsters.

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