Ahead of the Track and Field Development Camp scheduled for August 25 to August 28 in Providenciales, budding athletes in the Turks and Caicos Islands will get the opportunity to quiz established track and field pros on how they got to reach their career high points, through a symposium a day prior to the camp.
The Elite Development Track & Field Camp Symposium is scheduled for August 24 starting at 6:00 pm at the Gustarvus Lightbourne Sports Complex.
According to the Turks and Caicos Islands Sports Commission, the Symposium will allow participating athletes and their parents to meet with the facilitators who will share their success stories and provide insight into what can be expected during the 4-day camp.
The “Elite Development Track & Field Summer Camp will be facilitated by TCI’s Elite Athletes Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye, Delano Williams and Yanique Haye-Smith along with former American Olympian Erik Kynard Jr., Kimberly Williamson of Jamaica, and Kansas State University Sprint Coach Vincent Johnson.
Delano Williams is an Olympian, a World Championship medalist and former World Junior Champion.
Otounye is the Turks and Caicos Islands Long Jump Record Holder, a two-time Commonwealth Games Finalist and NACAC Under 23 Champion.
Yanique Haye-Smith is the TCI’s 400 Record Holder, who is also a World Championship Qualifier.
Erik Kynard Jr. a two-time Olympian, is an Olympic Gold Medalist, a World Championship Medalist and a ten-time US National Champion. Kimberly Williamson is a six-time Jamaica National Champion. She is also a Pan American Games Medalist and a Jamaican Junior Record holder.
Vincent Johnson is a Kansas State University Sprint and Jumps Coach and recruiting coordinator with extensive experience coaching elite, high school and club athletes. He has coached multiple NCAA national champions, international medalists and national record holders.
Through these experienced athletes and coaches, TCI’s young Track and Field athletes will be taught how to develop their techniques in Track and Field events such as Sprints, Distance Races, Hurdles, Long Jump and High jump. The Camp will also serve as an avenue for talent identification and will give athletes an opportunity to learn about how Track and Field can help further their educational pursuits.
Due to increasing COVID-19 cases, the Elite Development Track and Field Summer Camp is an Invitation-Only event. Follow the Sports Commission on Facebook for live updates related to camps and other upcoming events.