RCI St. Lucia
posted on March 18, 2015 09:59
The Saint Lucia Athletics Association has named an eight-member team to represent the nation at the CARIFTA Games in Basseterre, St Kitts-Nevis, over the Easter weekend, 2-6 April.
Left off the team are the Juvenile Female Athlete Of The Year for 2014, sprinter Julien Alfred, one of just three athletes to meet the Association's A standard. Julien is just 14 this year, as is Desray Desir, who also made a B standard in the 100m under-18 girls.
Also left off the team are at least three athletes who attained B standards in their respective events - Curt Herman (U18 800m boys), Earnisha Delaire (U18 Javelin Throw girls) and Nysa Pierre (U18 Long Jump girls).
The team includes six field events athletes and two track athletes, in the middle and long distance events.
Included in the team are distance runner Kamillah Monroque, who will contest the girls 3000m Run Open, and Uric Mathurin, who will line up for the boys Octathlon Open. Both are returning to the Games after making their debuts last year.
Ibed Sealy will contest the boy U18 800m.
Among the other field events athletes, four will compete in throws. Rochelle Etienne, Junior Female Athlete Of The Year, is back in the girls U18 Shot Put and Javelin Throw, having won an Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States title in that latter event in 2014.
Denzel St Marthe will continnue working to build on the U18 Javelin Throw medal he won three years ago. This time, he will go in the U20 division for the second year.
A third javelin thrower, Danny Francois, will also compete in the Discus Throw, both in the U18 division.
And a second discus thrower, Amber Lucien, will join Danny in making her maiden CARIFTA bow in the U18 category.
The last field events athlete is experienced campaigner Ace Louis, who will go for a medal in the boys U20 High Jump, where he has been scalling new heights this season. He will also be targeting the National Junior Record in his event.
The coaches for Team Saint Lucia are Denise Herman and Liaxna Montalvo Martinez. The team is expected to depart Saint Lucia for St Kitts-Nevis on 31 March, traveling via Martinique. They will return on 7 April.