Congratulations to Keiron “Speedie” Rogers

Keiron Rogers, Anguilla at Daegu
Keiron Rogers, Anguilla at Daegu

Congratulations to Keiron “Speedie” Rogers, who set an Anguillian record for the 100 meters.

His 10:55 seconds time at the 2011 World Athletics Championships (in Daegu, South Korea) breaks a 20-year record held by Trevor Davis.

Congratulations, too, to coach Wilma Proctor.

Keiron did not proceed to the final rounds in the next heat, but world-class performances recently by “Speedie,” Shinelle Proctor (who set a personal best (PB) of 12:89 seconds at the same meet), and 17 year old Dee-Ann Rogers auger well for the future of Anguilla track.

Also, as Anguilla does not have Olympic status, remember to cheer for Shara Proctor who was asked by the UK to join their Olympic team. Anguilla has a medal hopeful for 2012!

Valley Street Festival
and John T. Memorial Cycling Race

Anguilla is now home for one of the premiere cycling competitions, the John T. Memorial Cycling Race.  John Thomas, who the cycle race is held in honour of, was one of the first cyclists in Anguilla.

For the past 12 years, this race has been a one day event.  Starting this year, it spreads over two days- July 16th to 17th.

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Anguilla Youth Sailing Team Grabs Gold in International Youth Regatta

The Anguilla Youth Sailing Team competed in the KATS 2011 Premier’s Cup International Youth Regatta on July 8th-10th in Tortola.

The six person team consisting of Kendall Richardson, Ethan Lloyd, Starlin Rosario, Romero Gumbs, Kadeem Joseph, and Derick Carty brought home the top prize- the gold medal!  Puerto Rico and the rest of the USA were in the competition, but the Anguilla boys brought us back the gold medal.

Anguilla Youth Sailing Team
From Left to Right: Rotary Club of Anguilla, Seymour Hodge; Romero Gumbs; Kadeem Joseph; Derick Carty; Starlin Rosario; Kenny Richardson; Sailing Instructor, Chris Simon; Deputy Premier and Minister for Health & Social Development, BVI, Hon. Dancia Penn Q.C; Rotary Club of Anguilla, Harris Richardson

 

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