A picture is worth a thousand words. Once again, television coverage of the 2018 CARIFTA Games revealed aspects of the Federation’s track and field strengths, weaknesses and opportunities.
There were standout performances by our athletes. Trishanie Warner was superb winning 800m gold. Reanda Richard dug deep to capture 400m hurdles bronze despite tired legs from two 400m the previous day. Jarencia Jeffers’ heptathlon performance portends a bright future.
All things being well, the Federation’s next journey to event finals and the medal podium is the Commonwealth Games.The 2019 track and field pre-season starts in October 2018 allowing six months to sharpen competitive edges. In the same vein, the athletic associations have to eliminate pitfalls.