Gold and silver medals for athletes

Albert Reynolds struck gold in the javelin event.

Albert Reynolds struck gold in the javelin event.

The Saint Lucia Athletics Association congratulated members of the OECS Invitational Championship, for their outstanding performance in St Kitts & Nevis over the weekend.

The six member delegation (five athletes and one coach), captured one gold and three silver medals at the championship:

Albert Reynolds defended his title with a throw of 72.06 metres, to secure a gold medal in the mens open javelin. Olympian Darvin Edward captured silver in the mens high-jump with a height of 2.15 metres. Marbeq Edgar secured the silver medal in the mens open 800 metres, with a time of 1:57:38 seconds. Nicarge Arnold also captured a silver medal in the mens open long jump with a leap of 7.30 metres. This jump was also a personal best for Arnold.

Corneil Lionel was not among the medallists. He placed fifth in the 200 metre final with a time of 20.90 seconds, wind reading 4.7.

The athletes who participated in the OECS Invitational will now focus on the National Individual Track and Field Championships scheduled for June 22-23 at the George Odlum Stadium.

Reynolds and Edwards will use the National Championship to attempt to qualify for the World Championships set for August in Russia.

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