The St. Kitts and Nevis Amateur Athletic Association (SKNAAA) is pleased to announce its National Representative Team for the 2016 World Under 20 Championships, July 19th – 24th 2016, Bydgoszcz, Poland. The meet was previously known as the World Junior Championships. The Team comprises of the following:
Llewellyn Pyke – Team Leader / Head Coach
Akeem Chumney – 110m Hurdles
Hakeem Huggins – 100m
Jermaine Francis – High Jump
The team of three (3) was competitive throughout the 2016 Athletic Season and met the required performance standards outlined by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the SKNAAA.
“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!” Exclaimed President Glenville Jeffers.
Team St. Kitts and Nevis will depart the Robert L Bradshaw International Airport on Saturday 16th July 2016 via British Airways flight number 2256 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 (2) 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.