(SNO) – The IAAF Continental Cup will take place for the first time in the Czech Republic on September 8-9, 2018, and Saint Lucia will be represented on the Americas team by none other than Levern Spencer.
The best athletes of all continents will compete at the City Stadium in Ostrava-Vítkovice in front of 15,000 spectators.
The Americas, comprising the top athletes from North America, South America, and the Caribbean, will compete against Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific.
The Americas won the inaugural Continental Cup in 2010, with Levern Spencer grabbing a bronze medal in Split, Croatia
In this third edition of the quadrennial event, Saint Lucia’s champion is one of just nine women from the English-speaking Caribbean, out of a team totalling 34 in number. She is the only woman from the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States on the team, along with two men, Kyron McMaster of the British Virgin Isands and Anderson Peters of Grenada.
Spencer and McMaster were 2018 Commonwealth Games, Central American and Caribbean Games, and North and Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Senior Championships gold medalists. Peters won his event at the NACAC meet, placed second at the CAC Games, and third at the Commonwealth Games.
Team Americas, jointly announced by NACAC and the Confederación Sudamericana de Atletismo (CONSUDATLE) on Friday (24 Aug) includes world pole vault champion Sam Kendricks, Olympic champions Ryan Crouser (shot put), Christian Taylor and Caterine Ibarguen (triple jump), Jeff Henderson (long jump) and 100m hurdles world record holder Kendra Harrison.
Athletes will be aiming to collect team points, individual prize and a piece, quite literally, of the IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018 Trophy. The two-day event will be the first senior global track and field competition held in the Czech Republic.
AMERICAS TEAM FOR OSTRAVA
100m: Noah Lyles (USA), Yohan Blake (JAM)
200m: Alonso Edward (PAN), Alex Quinonez (ECU)
400m: Nathan Strother (USA), Luguelin Santos (DOM)
800m: Clayton Murphy (USA), Wesley Vasquez (PUR)
1500m: Drew Hunter (USA), Charles Philbert-Thiboutot (CAN)
3000m: Paul Chelimo (USA), Mohammed Ahmed (CAN)
3000m steeplechase: Evan Jager (USA), Matthews Hughes (CAN)
110m hurdles: Ronald Levy (JAM), Devon Allen (USA)
400m hurdles: Kyron McMaster (IVB), Andre Clark (JAM)
High jump: Bryan McBride (USA), Donald Thomas (BAH)
Pole vault: Sam Kendricks (USA), Shawn Barber (CAN)
Long jump: Jeff Henderson (USA), Emiliano Lasa (URU)
Triple jump: Christian Taylor (USA), Cristian Napoles (CUB)
Shot put: Ryan Crouser (USA), Darlan Romani (BRA)
Discus throw: Fredrick Dacres (JAM), Reggie Jagers (USA)
Hammer throw: Sean Donnelly (USA), Diego Del Real Galindo (MEX)
Javelin throw: Keshorn Walcott (TTO), Anderson Peters (GRN)
4x100m relay pool: Noah Lyles (USA), Yohan Blake (JAM), Alex Quinonez (ECU) Alonso Edward (PAN); Mike Rodgers (USA), Tyquendo Tracey (JAM)
Mixed relay pool: from team members
100m: Jenna Prandini (USA), Angela Tenorio (ECU)
200m: Shericka Jackson (JAM), Shaunae Miller-Uibo (BAH)
400m: Shakima Wimbley (USA), Stephanie McPherson (JAM)
800m: Natoya Goule, Ajee Wilson (USA)
1500m: Shelby Houlihan (USA),Angelin Figueroa (PUR)
3000m: Lauren Paquette (USA), Muriel Coneo (COL)
3000m steeplechase: Courtney Frerichs (USA), Aisha Praught Leer (JAM)
100m hurdles: Kendra Harrison (USA), Danielle Williams (JAM)
400m hurdles: Shamier Little (USA), Janieve Russell (JAM)
High jump: Levern Spencer (LCA), Inika McPherson (USA)
Pole vault: Sandi Morris (USA), Yarisley Silva (CUB)
Long jump: Christabel Nettey (CAN), Catherine Ibarguen (COL)
Triple jump: Caterine Ibarguen (COL), Tori Franklin (USA)
Shot put: Raven Saunders (USA), Danniel Thomas-Dodd (JAM)
Discus throw: Yamie Perez (CUB), Andressa Oliveria De Morais (BRA)
Hammer throw: Deanna Price (USA), Jennifer Dahlgren (ARG)
Javelin throw: Kara Winger (USA), Laila Ferrer Domingos (BRA)
4x100m relay pool: Jenna Prandini (USA), Angela Tenorio (ECU), Sharicka Jackson (JAM), Shaunae Miller-Uibo (BAH), Victoria Christina Silva Rosa (BRA)
Mixed relay pool: from team members