The 2022 Turks and Caicos Amateur Athletics Association (TCAAA) two-day Carifta Track and Field Trials at the National Stadium in Providenciales begins today with 13 finals.
The event, sponsored by telecommunications company Flow, is expected to see some blistering performance, owing to the fact that a new track has been laid, and sports pundits are already touting that records could tumble.
Among the finals would be the Male Under 20 discus, the Female Under 17 shotput, the Male Under 20 Long Jump, the Female Under 17 3000m Open, the Male Under 17 3000m, the Male Under 20 5000m, the Male Under 20 High Jump, the Male Under 17 Discus, the Female Under 17 Javelin, the Female Under 17 400m dash, the Male Under 17 400m dash, the female Under 20 40Om dash A, and Male 400m dash B.
The day will also see the 100m Men Commonwealth Development finals, which are scheduled to include senior athletes preparing for the Commonwealth games in England, scheduled for this summer.
The trials are held to select a squad to represent the Turks and Caicos Islands at the prestigious regional championships, scheduled to take at the National Stadium, Kingston, Jamaica during the Easter weekend - April 16-18.
Some countries have already selected their teams to the Carifta Track and Field Championships, including Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and the Cayman Islands.
In the meantime, Flow has established an Athlete’s Choice Award where the general public is invited to vote for their favourite athlete to win coveted prizes.
Each participating school was required to select two athletes to contest the competition. The public is required to vote via social media portal provided by Flow.