Conditioning for the games

Some of Barbados top junior athletes were at the exercise track at the National Stadium yesterday going through their paces in preparation for this year’s CARIFTA Games slated for the Thomas Robinson Stadium†in Nassau, Bahamas,†from March 28 to April 1.

The games will mark the seventh time the event will be held in The Bahamas.

The unavailability of the National Stadium track has affected the preparations of the local athletes with all of their individual school meets being held on grass.

Construction work at the stadium has also meant the athletes will be heading to the Bahamas having had no preparation in the finals of the annual Barbados Secondary Schools Athletics Championships. However, some of the athletes recently returned to Barbados after competing in a meet in Trinidad and Tobago.

The team will leave Barbados next week Wednesday and Thursday.

Overseas-based athletes such as Akela Jones and Shavonne Husbands will join their colleagues from their respective colleges.

Yesterday the athletes warmed-up on the exercise track on the perimetre of the stadium, practised their relay handing over techniques and also got in some work on the hurdles.

Twenty-eight athletes along with coaches and other ancillary officials will be travelling to The Bahamas.

U17 Girls

1 Alana Ince

2 Hayley Matthews

3 Jalisa Burrowes

4 Tiana Bowen

5 Tameka Jordan

6 Tristan Evelyn

U17 Boys

7 Akeem Marshall

8 Brandon Hope

9 Juwan Augustine-Mayers

10 Mario Burke

11 Michael Nicholls

12 Ramarco Thompson

13 Rivaldo Leacock

U20 Girls

14 Akela Jones

15 Ariel Jackson

16 Ashley Williams

17 Shakera Hall

18 Shavonne Husbands

19 Sonia Gaskin

20 Tia-Adana Belle

U20 Boys

21 Charles Greaves

22 Janeil Craigg

23 Jerrad Mason

24 Joshua Hunte

25 Kion Joseph

26 Levi Cadogan

27 Shamar Rock

28 Tristan Whitehall††

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