WEDNESDAY, FEB. 29: With less than 40 days to go everything is humming along for the 40th Lime Carifta Games.
Four more athletes made qualifying marks over the weekend and Government reaffirmed its commitment to the Games Tuesday morning.
The Carifta Games will be held at the National Sports Centre on April 7 to 9.
Sports Minsiter Glenn Blakeney said Government has set aside $400,000 for the Lime Carifta Games. This is in addition to the $300,000 given to the Bermuda Track and Field Association last year to ensure the National Sports Centre is ready to host 26 countries.
This will be the fourth time Bermuda has hosted the Games with it previously being held here in 1975, 1980 and 2004.
Minister Blakeney said: “The Carifta Games promotes qualities of sportsmanship, fitness and friendship among youth from different Caribbean countries including Bermuda and helps to build strong character through friendly rivalry and competition.
On the weekend Kyle Webb qualified in the Under-20 Boys 200m by running a 21.97. In the Under-20 Boys 1500m, Dage Minors made the qualifying standard with a time of 4:10.51. Shuntae Hendrickson qualified in the Girls Under-20 1500m with a time of 5:04.61 while Quinnae Outerbridge burned up the Girls Under-17 1500m with a mark of 5:10.12.