The St. Kitts and Nevis Amateur Athletic Association (SKNAAA) has selected three athletes to represent the country at the 2016 World Under 20 Championships, July 19th – 24th 2016, Bydgoszcz, Poland.
The meet, previously known as the World Junior Championships, will see Akeem Chumney – 110m Hurdles; Hakeem Huggins – 100m and Jermaine Francis – High Jump, chasing glory for their country.
Llewellyn Pyke will accompany the team as Team Leader/Head Coach
“I am elated to have the diversity of disciplines represented at this level. This is the vey first time we are fielding a team, which includes a Hurdler and a High Jumper at the Under 20 level. Based on the performances of these three (3) athletes during the course of this season, I am confident that they will perform exceptionally well and likely to produce lifetime best performances. I am proud that two (2) of the three (3) represented are National Junior and Senior Record Holders already,” said the association’s President Glenville Jeffers.
Team St. Kitts and Nevis will depart the Robert L Bradshaw International Airport on Saturday 16th July 2016 and return on Tuesday 26th July 2016.
The SKNAAA expresses sincere gratitude to the St. Kitts and Nevis National Olympic Committee (SKNOC) who was responsible for purchasing the tickets for Head Coach Pyke and two of the other athletes. They recently 100% financed the CARIFTA Games Team, OECS Championships Team and the NACAC Under 23 Team.
The SKNAAA further wishes Team St. Kitts and Nevis a successful World Under 20 Championships campaign.