Thynell Martin Classics Thrill Crowd

There was a huge turnout of spectators at the second annual Thynell Martin Classics, which was coordinated by the Youth and Sports Department and held on Tuesday 4th December.

The action commenced and climaxed in the vicinity of the Villa grounds and saw from Primary school athletes at the Kindergarten level, to members of the adult community, competing in road races which increased in distance, dependent on the age range involved.
Brantley Calderon of the Charlestown Primary School made a scintillating run for the grades 3 and 4 boys event, to take it hands down and veteran Vanessa Williams, demonstrated that ‘age is just a number,’ by whipping her much younger opponents by quite some distance, in the open athletes female event.
The winners were presented with medals at the end of the event.
Also on hand to witness the event for the first time, was Sports Minister, Hon. Eric Evelyn, who lauded the organizers for a truly wonderful event and also assisted with the running commentary with the NTV Sports team.
The top placements on the day were as follows:

Kindergarten – Grade 2 :

Caiajah Nisbett STPS
Jesynique Dore JLPS
Sarai Fyfield JLPS
Junesia Hill STPS

T’vanno Ward CPS
Jaheem Sturge EPPS
Teshawn Bolas STPS
Kian Elliot SJPS

Grade 3-4:

Taz-Jaune Wilkin EPPS
Shanielle Nisbett STPS
Tashailiah Daniel JLPS
Tejane Beazer STPS

Brantley Calderon CPS
Kymani Newton CPS
Aunri Pemberton EPPS
Diquan Benjamin JLPS

Grade 5-6

Anjonique Newton CPS
Noella Freeman JLPS
Lesticia Gumbs STPS
Bianca Williams JLPS

Adrian Wilkin STPS
Carlon Ferdinand STPS
Tyrese Williams STPS
Ahijah Williams IWPS

Under 15


T’anna Liburd CSS
Jonnicia Williams CSS
Ester Gomez CSS


Alexandra Caines CSS
Kahmarley Newton GSS
Elijah Gatewood CSS

Under 18

Shanae Grante CSS
Tishari Kelly GSS

Timothy Caines CSS
Andrew Cozier CSS
Mario Palmer CSS

Open Athletes

Vanessa Williams CSS
Cileen Hendrickson CSS

Shama Wallace CSS
Leroy Chapman CSS
Marcus Duberry CSS

The event will be held each year, in memory of a top long distance athlete from Nevis, Thynell Martin, who died tragically in a motorcycle accident, some years ago.
On hand to assist with the presentation ceremony, was his Mom, Miss Sherrill Sutton and some of his siblings.
The patron for the day was ace former long distance athlete, Mrs. Vernice Wattley-Blackett, who also assisted with the presentation ceremony.

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