Chester Morgan, Technical Director of Team Athletic SVG, believes that given the quality of athletes here, this country will be well represented at upcoming hemispheric and international games.
With the Junior Carifta Games scheduled for Bermuda now officially cancelled because the host country was not prepared to amend its Covid-19 regulations to accommodate athletes arriving for competition, Morgan sees this as allowing time to focus on getting prepared and ready for: the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) U18 & U23 Championships scheduled for July 9 to 11, in Costa Rica; and the 2021 World Athletics U20 Championships, also known as the World Junior Championships, set for Nairobi, Kenya from August 17 t0 22.
“We have a lot of athletes in these age groups so we are now preparing for these events. We have strong U18 and under U20 athletes who I believe will represent themselves and country well,” Morgan said.
He pointed to U18 athletes like Kyle Lawrence, Nelly Ambriton, Amal Glasgow, Christen Wyllie and Yolanda Lewis as among those who can hold their own at the NACAC Championship.
He also cited Handel Roban, who holds the male U20 records in the 800 and 1500M, as leading a talented U20 contingent to the World U20 Championship.
That contingent is expected to include the likes of Shafiqua Maloney, Maline Richards, Nikita Welcome and Tamara Woodley, Morgan said.
Source: Ian Allen