Montserrat Athletes Head to Gold Coast for the Commonwealth Games
A 10-member team heads to the Australia for Gold Coast 2018: XXI Commonwealth Games, today.
Coach Wilston “Scottie” Scotland said Montserrat is taking its largest contingent to an international meet. Three members are officials and the other seven are athletes.
Travelling to the games are athletes Julius Morris, Lester Ryan, Shernyl Burns, AJ Lee, Jahmarie Lee, Darren Morson and Lavon Allen.
15-year-old Johmarie Lee told Discover Montserrat that he is very excited to be representing Montserrat in the Commonwealth Games. He will be competing in the 100m and 100m relays.
Lavon Allen is the son of parents of Montserratian parentage and this will be his first time representing Montserrat. Allen is a long jump competitor with a personal best of 8m. Darren Morson previously represented Montserrat in 2016 at the OECS Track and Field Championships, where he won the long jump competition.
Coach Scotland said Julius Morris has a good chance of making it to the 200m finals as he has been running well all year. Morris, Morson and Allen currently reside in the United States.
The athletes will compete in 200m, long jump and 100m relay.
The officials travelling with the athletes areÂ Alvin Ryan, Coach Scotland and Valerie Samuel.
The team will arrive in time to participate in the opening ceremony scheduled for April 4th. Their first scheduled event is the 100m races on April 9th or April 8th Caribbean team. There are other events for the Montserrat athletes on April 11 and 12. See the Gold Coast 2018 schedule here….