St Lucia names Carifta teams


t Lucia’s team to the 42nd edition of the Carifta Track and Field Championships in Bahamas, from March 29 to April 1 will be led by Junior Male and Female athlete of the year for 2012 Jeannelle Scheper and Marbeq Edgar.

The team is as follows: Talberc Poleon, Under-20 Boys (200m, 400m); Marbeq Edgar, Under-20 Boys (800m, 1500m); Darren Defreitas, Under-20 Boys (long jump); Jovan Stephen, Under 20 Boys (200m); Jeannelle Scheper, Under-20 Girls (high jump); Natasha Poleon, Under-17 Girls (400m).

The Team Manager is Henry Bailey and coached by Denise Herman.

The Carifta Swimming Championships for the Games take place this year Jamaica. St Lucia’s swim team consists of Katelin Samuel, Christian Andrew, Runako Daniel, Jason Beaubrun, Anthony Francois, Michaela Casimir, Mark Emanus, Jyasi Daniel.

The Carifta Games takes place under the theme “A Celebration of Caribbean Unity.” Regional financial institution CIBC FirstCaribbean has announced its involvement as a sponsor for the event.

Managing Director for Customer Relationship Management and Strategy, Trevor Torzsas, noted that the event was tailor-made for CIBC FirstCaribbean’s involvement as its footprint extends across 17 countries in the region. He noted that the sponsorship is in keeping with the bank’s involvement in projects that promote the development of the region’s young people, through its charitable Community Trust Foundation, of which he is a trustee.

He went on to say: “CIBC FirstCaribbean has recognized that an investment in our region’s young people is an investment in our future development, so we have concentrated much of our resources on projects that have a direct benefit for young people-in the areas of education, entrepreneurship and sport.”

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