By Drizel Hanley
BASSETERRE, St.Kitts (JANAUARY 2018) – The St. Kitts Nevis Amateur Athletic Association (SKNAAA) 2018 track and field season continued over on Sunday 13th January with the successful staging of its second Developmental meet which was held at the Kim Collins Athletic Stadium.
Track and field enthusiasts turned out on their numbers to support the event.
The athletes participated in number of disciplines including javelin, hurdles, high jump, long jump and discuss.
The athletes represented a several clubs including Extreme Velocity, Over the top, Outter Limits, Fast Twitch, Etonics Track Club and Titans amongst others.
President of the SKNAAA, Mr. Val Henry stated that some two hundred (200) athletes participated in Sunday’s event, doubling the number of athletes that participated in the first meet.
He further noted that the athletes seemed eager to participate as it helps to prepare them for the upcoming local and overseas events.
SKNAAA Secretary, Mr. Stewart Joseph said that he was impressed with the turnout at both meets noting, “We have never had this type of crowd at a meet before.”
“These Developmental meets are very important because they give not only tge coaches but the athletes an idea of where they are in terms of track programme and their development,” he added.
He also explained that the meets a prerequisites for qualifying for overseas events and to make the national team.