Team Named For World Champs In France

June 15, 2011

jeneko place sprinting june 2010The Bermuda Track and Field Association [BTFA] has named four local junior athletes who will compete in the 2011 World Youth Championships which will be held from July 6-10, 2011 in Lille, France.

Jeneko Place [pictured] will represent Bermuda in the 100m and 200m, Scott Clarke will compete in the 100m, and Kyle Webb will compete in the 200m. The three, plus Bruce Degrilla, will combine to represent the island in the Medley Relay

BTFA President Donna Watson said, “Not to be outdone by our senior athletes we are also sending a strong team to the World Youth Championships which will be held in Lille, France. The team departs June 25th as they will be participating in our Regional Development Centre training camp the week before the event begins.”

“This is a great opportunity for our athletes as they will get to work with some of the top coaches in our region. We will be looking for some good performances especially from Jeneko Place who has recovered from his injury that spoiled his Carifta Games. I think because of that Jeneko is very hungry to perform well and I have no doubt that he will in the 100m & 200m.”

“Joining Jeneko will be Scott Clarke in the 100m who was unable to compete in the Carifta Games due to injury but looked very good this weekend in the National Championships. Kyle Webb will be running with Jeneko in the 200m and Kyle has had a fantastic year running PB’s everytime he gets on the track with the great coaching he is receiving from Devon Bean, Bermuda’s 100m record holder.”

“We will be entering a relay team in the medley relay and Bruce DeGrilla our silver medalist from Carifta will be joining the team. Bruce jumped 7.08m in the National Championships this weekend but unfortunately the qualifying standard in the Long Jump is 7.15m so we were unable to enter him.”

“This is a stong team and I am looking forward to them competing in this relay. As you see we are not sending any females because this event is only for athletes 16 & 17 years of age our females are too young and we do have a few of them that met the qualifying standard.”

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