4TH April, 2018
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts (KYSS FM) – Team St. Kitts and Nevis put in a commendable performance at the 2018 FLOW CARIFTA Games in the Bahamas over the Easter holiday.
The team who participated in the March 30th – April 2nd event, comprised of twenty athletes and four officials, returned home on Tuesday with one gold medal and three bronzes.
National Junior and Senior record holder in the 400mh, Reandra Richards, claimed St. Kitts and Nevis’ first medal when she finished third in her signature event. Richards finished with a season’s best time of 59.83 seconds.
Trishanni Warner then copped the gold medal in the Under-17 girls 800m with a time of 2:15.73.
In doing so, the 13-year old Charles E. Mills Secondary School student became the youngest athlete from the Federation to secure a CARIFTA medal.
The second bronze and third overall medal for St. Kitts and Nevis was picked up by the quartet of Junior Rouse, Sharim Hamilton, Timothy Caines and D’Ateyel Stanley in the under-17 boys 4x400m. The team finished in a time of 3:26.85.
The team’s fourth medal was secured by the Under-20 girls’ 4x400m quartet of Reandra Richards, Jerencia Jeffers, Aliah Vanterpool and Nickeisha Howe, which placed third in a time of 4:00.53.
The St. Kitts and Nevis team was led by Manager, Denville Francis and Assistant manager, Stewart Joseph.
They were assisted by Head Coach, Roatter Johnson and Kurvin Wallace, Assistant Coach.