Leeward Islands Championships in Athletics

The Leeward Islands Championships in Athletics is an athletics event organized by the Leeward Islands Athletics Association (LIAA) open for (but not restricted to) athletes from its member associations.

Leeward Islands Athletics AssociationEdit

The Leeward Islands Athletics Association (LIAA) was founded in 2002,[1] replacing the Leeward Islands Athletics Steering Committee that had previously organized the Leeward Island Championships.

Member associationsEdit

It comprises the following 8 member associations

Nation Organisation Website
  Anguilla Anguilla Amateur Athletic Federation https://web.archive.org/web/20110506054156/http://www.freewebs.com/axathletics/
  Antigua and Barbuda Athletic Association of Antigua & Barbuda
  British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands Athletics Association http://bvi.milesplit.com
  Montserrat Montserrat Amateur Athletic Association
  Nevis Nevis Amateur Athletic Association https://sites.google.com/site/nevisaaa
  Saint Kitts Saint Kitts & Nevis Amateur Athletic Association http://www.sknaaa.com
  Sint Maarten Sint Maarten Amateur Athletic Association
  United States Virgin Islands Virgin Islands Track & Field Federation https://web.archive.org/web/20110728163412/http://virginislandstrackandfield.org/

Nevis is an independent member, the athletes compete in an own team separately from Saint Kitts.

CompetitionsEdit

The LIAA hold two different championships: so-called Leeward Islands Junior Championships (effectively junior (U20) and youth (U17) championships), and Leeward Islands Youth Championships (effectively age group championships U15, U13, and U11).

EditionsEdit

Leeward Islands Junior/Youth ChampionshipsEdit

Leeward Islands Junior (U20) and Youth (U17) Championships, (dubbed Leeward Islands Youth Championships) have been held since 2001.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

Year City Country Date Venue
2001 Road Town, Tortola   British Virgin Islands May 5–6 A.O. Shirley Recreation Ground
2002 Road Town, Tortola   British Virgin Islands June 1–2 A.O. Shirley Recreation Ground
2003 Road Town, Tortola   British Virgin Islands May 31-June 1 A.O. Shirley Recreation Ground
2004* St. John's   Antigua and Barbuda May 15–16
2005 St. John's   Antigua and Barbuda May 28–29 Yasco Sports Complex
2006 St. John's   Antigua and Barbuda July 1–2
2008 Road Town, Tortola   British Virgin Islands June 28–29
2012 Road Town, Tortola   British Virgin Islands June 9–10 A.O. Shirley Recreation Ground
2013 Road Town, Tortola   British Virgin Islands June 1 A.O. Shirley Recreation Ground
2014 Road Town, Tortola   British Virgin Islands June 7 A.O. Shirley Recreation Ground

*: The 2004 event was announced,[10] but no results could be retrieved. Might have been cancelled.

Leeward Islands Age Group ChampionshipsEdit

Leeward Islands Age Group Championships for athletes U15, U13, and U11, (dubbed Leeward Islands Youth Championships) are held since 1993.[11][12][13]

Year City Country Date Venue
1993 Road Town, Tortola   British Virgin Islands
1994 Road Town, Tortola   British Virgin Islands
1995 Charlestown   Nevis Grove Park
1996 St. John's   Antigua and Barbuda
1997 The Valley   Anguilla
1998 Road Town, Tortola   British Virgin Islands
1999 Basseterre   Saint Kitts
2001 Charlestown   Nevis May 12–13 Grove Park
2002 Charlestown   Nevis May 25–26 Grove Park
2003 St. John's   Antigua and Barbuda May 24–25 Antigua Recreation Ground
2004 Sandy Point   Saint Kitts April 24–25 New Sandy Point Recreation Grounds
2005 The Valley   Anguilla April 30-May 1
2006 Charlestown   Nevis June 2–4 Grove Park
2009 Bird Rock   Saint Kitts May 30–31 Silver Jubilee Athletic Stadium
2010 The Valley   Anguilla May 22–23 Ronald Webster Park
2011 The Valley   Anguilla May 21–22 Ronald Webster Park

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Constitution of the Leeward Islands Athletic Association, Nevis Amateur Athletic Association, retrieved August 14, 2013
  2. ^ Greenaway, Dean H., Leeward Islands Junior Track and Field Championships - 5-6 May 2001 - A.O. Shirley Recreation Ground, Road Town, Tortola, Nevis Amateur Athletic Association, retrieved August 14, 2013
  3. ^ 2002 Leeward Islands Junior Track and Field Championships - A.O. Shirley Recreation Ground, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, Nevis Amateur Athletic Association, retrieved August 14, 2013
  4. ^ 2003 Leeward Islands Track and Field Junior Championship, Nevis Amateur Athletic Association, retrieved August 14, 2013
  5. ^ Leeward Islands Track and Field Junior Championships - Yasco Complex, Antigua - 28/29 MAY 2005, Nevis Amateur Athletic Association, retrieved August 14, 2013
  6. ^ Leeward Islands Junior Results - ANTIGUA - 1/2 JULY 2006, Nevis Amateur Athletic Association, retrieved August 14, 2013
  7. ^ Leeward Islands Track and Field Junior Championship - Tortola - 28/29 June 2008, Nevis Amateur Athletic Association, retrieved August 14, 2013
  8. ^ Greenaway, Dean (May 22, 2012), BVI Hosting Leeward Islands Jr. Championships June 9-10, British Virgin Islands Athletics Association, retrieved August 14, 2013
  9. ^ Greenaway, Dean (June 3, 2013), 10 Records Tumble in Exciting Leeward Islands Jr. Invitational, British Virgin Islands Athletics Association, retrieved August 14, 2013
  10. ^ Greenaway, Dean (May 8, 2004), BVI selects track team for Leeward Islands Jr. Championships, Island Sun, retrieved February 27, 2014
  11. ^ LI Youth History - Leeward Islands Youth Championships - History, Nevis Amateur Athletic Association, retrieved August 14, 2013
  12. ^ Results - Leeward Islands Youth Championship - James Ronald Webster Park - 5/22/2010, Nevis Amateur Athletic Association, retrieved August 14, 2013
  13. ^ 2011 Leeward Islands - 21/05/2011 to 22/05/2011 - Youth Track & Field Championship - James Ronald Webster Park - Results, Nevis Amateur Athletic Association, retrieved August 14, 2013

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