Jaheel Hyde - Jamaica
Jaheel Hyde (born 2 February 1997) is a Jamaican track and field athlete. He was the 2014 world junior champion in the 400 metres hurdles and the 2013 world youth champion in the 110 metres hurdles.
He won a gold medal in the 110 m hurdles at the 2013 World Youth Championships in Athletics in Donetsk, Ukraine, setting a new championship record for the event and coming .01 seconds shy of tying the World Youth Best held by Wilhem Belocian. In 2014 he won the gold medal in the 400 metres hurdles at the World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon, then the 100 metres hurdles at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China, beating Belocian's World Youth Best with a time of 12.96 seconds.
His parents, Lenworth Hyde and Angela Hussett, encouraged their children to participate in sport. His father was an international footballer for Jamaica for over ten years. His older brothers have also been involved in sport: Lenworth Jr. and Jamie both played football for Jamaica at age category level while Julian Hyde won international medals in equestrian sports. Hyde has also played for the Jamaican football team and scored a hat-trick against Bermuda in an under-17s international match in 2012
Jason Wilson - Barbados
Jason was born and raised on the small island of Barbados until he reached 20 years of age when he decided to move abroad and peruse his passion and lifelong goal of becoming a professional athlete.
Jason, son to Cathy and Derek Wilson, attended the St. Michaels secondary school. While doing so he competed in numerous local and regional Games in various sports such as the CARIFTA Games for track and field, where he was trained under the guidance of former Olympian Leo Garnes. And the Caribbean Cycling Championships for cycling.
Jason slowly became known as the “Bajan Ironman” as he started to make newspaper headlines in cycling events, triathlon events, swim meets and track meets. However it was when Jason decided to leave the comfort of his island home that he began popping up onto the world stage.
On leaving Barbados Jason began working with Canadian coach and former athlete Craig Taylor at the University of Guelph and Regional Triathlon Centre. A couple years later Jason cracked the top 10 at the U23 World Championships in Auckland Zealand. Jason’s name started appearing in the Top 20 at numerous World Series events.
After marginally missing out on the London Olympics Games Jason turned his attention to the 2016 Olympics in Rio. He put his Environmental Engineering degree at the University of Guelph on hold to fulfil his lifelong dream of becoming an Olympian.
Khalifa St. Fort – Trinidad
Khalifa St. Fort was born February 13th, 1998 in Miami, Florida, to Tamika and Marc St. Fort.
She showed some early ability in tennis, her father’s sport, but was soon urged to take her tennis-court speed to the track.
Her early sprint results revealed her to be one of South Florida’s most promising young sprinters. She then enrolled in St. Thomas Aquinas High School, in Fort Lauderdale, hoping that the prior success of that program would be key to fulfilling her enormous potential.
A year and a half into her time at St. Thomas Aquinas, and it was clear that she was not doing well. Bullied by some teammates and disparaged by her high school coach, she was actually running slower than when she first arrived there. She was frustrated enough to seriously consider quitting the sport entirely. As a last resort, her father, a city of Miramar police officer, reached out to Trinidad and Tobago’s World Champion and 4-time Olympic medallist sprinter, Ato Boldon, who resides in Miramar.
Boldon and St. Fort immediately clicked, particularly when he learned that Khalifa’s mother was from Trinidad. In two short months, from March to May of 2014, Khalifa went from a 12.2 second sprinter to a clocking of 11.51, good enough for 8th-best of all high school girls in the USA, as a sophomore. All was not well, though, because at her high school, Khalifa was now being seriously pressured by her high school coach to end her relationship with Boldon, for fear of how it would look that a young star had succeeded so much, elsewhere.
In 2015, her 2nd-to-last year of high school, Khalifa spent all of the off-season training with Ato Boldon, and the results were evident. She started the 2015 season right where she had left off the year before - separating from the pack. However, the strain of trying to stay in her high school program, as opposed to the undeniable results from her new coach, would take its toll, and Khalifa was forced off of her high school team in April of 2015. It was the best thing that could have happened.
No longer having to straddle two philosophies and two sprint programs, Khlifa flourished, winning the Golden South Classic in May of 2015 in a new personal-best time, and then going on to win the Trinidad and Tobago National Junior Championships, by a wide margin. But that was just the beginning. In Colombia, in July, at the World Youth (Under-18) Championships, Khalifa rattled off three personal bests in one day, culminating in the silver medal and an 11.19 clocking, good enough to make her the 8th best under-18 100m performer, ever. That performance also broke the Trinidad and Tobago Youth (Under-18) record, and is only .02 away from the National Junior (Under-20) record. It took a World Youth record by the USA’s Candace Hill to defeat her. Khalifa followed that up with a 100m win at the Pan-Am Junior Championships, against under-20 competition, and then saved her best of 2015 for her last competition.
In August of 2015, Khalifa was invited to join the Trinidad and Tobago track and field team headed to the World Outdoor Championships in Beijing, China, and she made her international senior debut in the heats of the 4x100m, anchoring the team to a national record 42.24. She would be replaced in the final by a more experienced athlete, but when Trinidad and Tobago got the bronze medal in the final, behind the USA and Jamaica, that country's first-ever women’s relay medal at World or Olympic level, Khalifa became the youngest-ever female sprint medalist in World Championships history, at age 17. The world now knew who she was.
In 2016, she became one of a handful of sprinters to ever turn professional before finishing high-school, signing with Flow Trinidad, and she started her competitive year on an absolute tear, winning the Carifta Games 100m trials in Trinidad by 10 meters, and then running an amazing 11.40, despite a 2.7 meter per second headwind (11.17 converted) in just her second 100m final of the year, to win the Carifta Games under-20 100m gold by a sizable margin. Always a formidable student, she also graduated from high school with a 4.8 GPA, in May of 2016.
Khalifa St. Fort will be one of the favorites in this July's World Junior Championships in Poland, and is expected, at 18, to make her Summer Olympic debut in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay in Rio de Janeiro, for Trinidad and Tobago.
Kirani James – Grenada
Prodigious from a young age, Kirani ran the fastest 400m times ever by a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old. He won a series of gold medals at the CARIFTA Games and the Commonwealth Youth Games and rose on the international stage with 400m silver medals at the 2007 World Youth and 2008 World Junior Championships.
James became the first athlete to run a 200/400m double at the 2009 World Youth Championships and was the 2010 World Junior Champion.
In 2011, as a sophomore at Alabama, Kirani raced toward a junior world record on his way to winning the 400-meter dash in the 2011 SEC Indoor Championships on Feb. 27, 2011 at Fayetteville, Ark. His time of 44.80. It's the third fastest time ever indoors in the 400-meter dash.
At the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, both James and fellow Grenadian runner Rondell Bartholomew made the finals of the 400m event. James won the event in a personal best of 44.60 seconds, becoming the youngest 400m world champion at the age of 18. The medal was the first for Grenada in any event at the World championships in athletics.
Nine days later, James won the 400m at the 2011 IAAF Diamond League in Zürich with a new personal best of 44.36 seconds.
On 6 August 2012, James won the 400m Olympic gold in a time of 43.94, a national record, earning Grenada its first ever Olympic medal and becoming the first non-US runner to break the 44-second mark. He was Grenada's first Olympic medalist in any sport.
Machel Cedenio - Trinidad
Machel Cedenio (born 6 September 1995) is a Trinidadian sprinter specialising in the 400 metres. He represented his country at two outdoor and one indoor World Championships winning a silver medal in the relay at the 2015 outdoor edition.
Born:6 September 1995 (age 20)
Event(s):200 metres, 400 metres
Achievements and Titles
200 m: 21.15 (Port of Spain 2011)
400 m: 44.36 (Cayman Islands 2015)
Ashley Natasha Kelly - British Virgin Islands
DOB: March 25th 1991 (New York)
Career/Personal Biography: Ashley initiated her track career at the British Virgin Islands High School (now Elmore Stout High School), where she won numerous individual 100m and relay titles.
Ashley was first chosen to represent the British Virgin Islands at the Leeward Island Youth Championships in St. Kitts and Nevis; she continued to represent the British Virgin Islands at major regional and international competitions including the IAAF World Youth and Junior Championships, NACAC and Carifta Championships.
In 2008, Ashley was awarded a full athletic and academic scholarship to the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana under World and Olympic medalist Tonja Buford-Bailey, here, she won 6 BigTen Conference Titles, and two NCAA All-American honors while completing her Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management and Business Studies. Upon completion of her Bachelor’s degree, Ashley returned to the Big Apple to pursue a Master’s Degree from NYU and continue her professional track and field career.
In 2014, Ashley was a semi-finalist in the 200 and 400 at the Commonwealth Games. In 2016, Ashley competed in the IAAF World Indoor Championships in the 400m, set the BVI National Records in the 400 and 200, 53.01 and 23.69 respectively. In her outdoor season debut, Ashley qualified for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in the 200m with a Personal best time of 23.17.
She will be representing the British Virgin Islands at this summer’s Olympic Games.
- 6x BigTen Conference Champion
- 2x NCAA DI All-American
- 2014 Commonwealth 400m and 200m semi-finalist
- 2016 World Indoor Qualifier 400m
- 2016 Olympic Qualifier 200m
- BVI National Record Holder 200m and 400m
Darian King - Barbados
Flow Ambassador Darian King (born 26 April 1992, in Bridgetown, 24 years old) is a Barbadian tennis player who stands at 6 ft 1inch and weighs 170 lbs. He is a right handed player and plays two handed back hand.
King has a career high ATP singles ranking of 193 achieved on 17 August 2015. He also has a career high ATP doubles ranking of 276 which was achieved on 11 January 2016.
King has represented Barbados at the Davis Cup where he has a W/L record of 22–9. He has qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games where he will represent Barbados – a first appearance at the Olympic Games for that country in the discipline of tennis.
Andrew Lewis - Trinidad
Nickname: Andy, Drew
ISAF ID: TRIAL1
Date or Birth: 30/11/89
Resident of: Trinidad and Tobago
Occupation: Professional Sailor
Passion: Helping others and making the world a better place
Yacht Club: Trinidad and Tobago Sailing Association
Coaches: Fernando Alerga (Peru), Belina Stowell (Australia), Arthur Brett (Australia), Pablo Saguinetti (Argentina) Vaughn Harrison (Canada) and Bruno Fontes (Brazil)
First Boat Sailed: Optimist
Second boat Sailed: Laser Radial
Current Boat Sailed: Laser 1
Stated Sailing at Age: 6
Hobbies: Football, DJ’ing, Surf, Kite Boarding and Fishing
Amusing sport episodes: ESPN 30 for 30
Why Sport Sailing: I believe that everyone who plays a sport should know why they like to play it and why they rather it over another one. Here is why I love sailing over all sports. I was born and lived my whole life on an island, and living in Trinidad you are never more that thirty minutes from the sea. So I can take my boat wherever I was and go for a sail once there is wind. I believe that sailing has a history unlike most sports and Christopher Columbus discovered the island of Trinidad and Tobago when sailing. So not only is sailing just a sport but it has history like no other sport. Sailing has not only taken me to many countries all over the world but I have met so many people and experienced so many amazing cultures. I think that my experiences as a sailor have been blow mind for me and I am sure there is so much more to come. Sailing does not only make me respect the elements of nature more but it makes me realize how life on earth is very easily taken for granted by the average human.
Sailing at the Olympic level is extremely hard as now a day, sailing is people’s job, and they don’t do anything but train to sail. Sailing is very well developed all over the world. Some countries don’t even have sea on the borders and they have sailors competing at top levels. In the Olympics there are 10 classes in sailing, people compete as young as seventeen until you’re forty-five and possibly older, not very many sports you can do that.
Competitive sailing requires tactical and strategically thinking with lots of sailing time and gym time, this is just a basic idea I what it takes to be an Olympic Sailor.
Most Influential person in my Career: Andrew Lewis (ME) and Jesus
Most Admired Person: Any one with a good heart
Ambitions: Gold Medal in the Summer Olympics of 2016
Countries Competed in for Sailing:
Trinidad & Tobago
- National Champion Optimist 2003, 2004
- 2nd Place 2002, 1st Place 2003, 1st Place 2004 in the Guardian Holdings
- International Regatta in optimist, 1st Place 2006, 1st Place 2007 Laser
- Radial National Ranking and Guardian Holdings International Regatta.
- National Champion 2009, 2010 Laser standard
- 2008 Laser Radial Men’s Worlds 30th of 70
- 2003: 22nd Under 12 Optimist
- 2004: 3rd Under 12 Optimist
- 2005: 2nd Overall Optimist
- 2007: 2nd Overall Laser Radial
- 2004: Caribbean Dinghy Champion in Optimist 2004
- 2002: 1st Overall Grenada 1st International Optimist Regatta
- 2003 Optimist World Championship Las Palmas de Gran Canarias
- 2012 Princess Sophia Regatta 2012, 2013, 2014
- ISAF World Champs 2014 Santander
- 2007 Laser Radial World Championship 7th in Silver fleet
- Delta Lloyd Regatta 2012, 2015
- 2008 Laser Radial South American Championship 11th
- 2008 Laser Full South American Championship 31st
- 2008 Laser Full Worlds
- 2009 Emerging Nations Training Camp Perth
- 2010 Emerging Nations Training Camp Perth
- Caribbean Dingy Champion in Optimist 2005
- 2002 North Americans Championship 29th Overall
- 2004 South American Championship 31st Overall
- 2007 ISAF Youth worlds
- CORK Kingston 2013, 2014, 2015
- Laser Nationals Kingston 2015
- Laser Worlds Kingston 2015
- 2004 Optimist World Championship 38th out of 228 Sailors
- 2006 Laser Radial South American Championship 9th
- 2006 Laser Radial South American Championship 2nd Under 19
- 2003 North Americans Championship 19th
- 2014 Central and Caribbean Games Veracruz
- Singapore National Championship 7th
- 2003 Peru National Championship 7th
- 2004 Peru National Championship 5th
- 2003 South American Championship 7869794
United States of America
- Miami 2001, 2002, 2003 Orange Bowl International Regatta
- Miami OCR 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
- Boston 2001 Mid Winters
- California 2006 Laser Radial Worlds
- Texas 2002 Optimist World Championship/ 2004 Optimist World Championship
- 4th Overall in Splash Boat
US Virgin Islands
British Virgin Islands
- 2nd IC 24 International Regatta
- 2003 3rd Optimist Overall
- 2004 3rd Optimist Overall
- 2006 3rd Laser Radial Overall
- 2010 Central American Games 11th
- 2010, 2012 Sail for Gold Regatta
- 2010 Laser Worlds Hayling Island
- London 2012 Olympics
- November 2009 Perth
- February 2010 Perth
- December 2011 Perth
- Pre Olympic Event 2007
- ISAF World Cup Qingdao 2013, 2014, 2015
Top 5 events of all time:
- 2012 Olympics London, England
- Pan-American Games 2015 Toronto, Canada (Finalist)
- ISAF World Cup Event 2013 Qingdao, China 4th Overall
- CAC Games 2014 Veracruz, Mexico 5th Overall
- ISAF World Cup Event 2015 Qingdao, China 9th Overall
- Primary School: Dunross Primary School
- Middle School and High School: Eshes Learning Center 1 Year, International School of Port a Spain 5 years. Graduated with a 3.1 GPA and in the Gold Members club.
- High School: International School of Port of Spain Graduated in 2008 with a GPA of 2.4
- University: University of Trinidad and Tobago Completed Certificate in Sports Studies 2008- 2009 with a B average grade.
ISAF Website: www.sailing.org
Levern Spencer - St. Lucia
Full name – Levern Donaline Spencer
Born – June 23, 1984 (age 31)
Height – 1.75m (5ft 9ins)
- Entrepot Secondary
- Sir Arthur Lewis Community College
- Albany State University
- University of Georgia, where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Health Promotion and Behavior.
Signed her first professional contract in December 2008, becoming the first St. Lucian track and field athlete to sign a full time professional contract.
Medal Record Summary
- Central America and the Caribbean Championships (CAC) – 6 gold medals
- Central America and the Caribbean Games – 2 gold medals, 1 silver medal
- PAN American Games – 1 gold medal, 1 bronze medal
- Continental Cup – 1 bronze medal
- Commonwealth Games – 2 bronze medals
- Central America and the Caribbean Junior Championships – 1 gold medal
- PAN American Junior Championship – 1 silver medal
- Carifta Games (under 20) – 1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze
- Carifta Games (under 17) – 1 bronze medal
- World Youth Championships – 1 bronze medal
Holder of the following records
- National Record holder – Indoors (1.95m), Outdoors (1.98m)
- Caricom record holder – Indoors (1.95m), Outdoors (1.98m)
- Windward Island School Games record holder.
- Central America and the Caribbean Games record holder.
- Central America and the Caribbean Championships record holder.
- North and Central America and the Caribbean under 23 Championships record holder.
- North and Central America and the Caribbean Seniors Championship record holder.
- Albany State University record holder.
- University of Georgia record holder.
Delano Williams - Turks & Caicos Islands
Delano Williams (born 23 December 1993) is a British sprinter, originally from the British Overseas Territory of the Turks and Caicos Islands. In June 2013, it was confirmed that Williams would henceforth compete for Great Britain, as was his right by dint of the right to British citizenship of Turks and Caicos Islanders. Williams trains with the Racers Track Club in Jamaica.
He attended Munro College in St Elizabeth, Jamaica. He joined the college after a Jamaican talent scout spotted his speed in a baseball game in his native Turks and Caicos.
Williams aimed to compete for Great Britain in the 200 metres at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He cannot represent his native Turks and Caicos Islands, because they are not recognised by the International Olympic Committee, however, using a similar by-law to Anguillan long jumper Shara Proctor, Williams is eligible to represent Great Britain as Turks and Caicos are a British Overseas Territory. He finished fifth at the UK Olympics Trials, so was not selected.
Born and raised on Grand Turk Island to a Haitian mother, Williams moved to Jamaica in 2008, after Hurricane Ike destroyed his school. Running for Munro College, he won the 100 and 200 metres at the 2012 Jamaican National High School Track and Field Championships, becoming the first non-national to do so.
He did, however, represent Turks and Caicos at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics in Barcelona, Spain. He won a gold medal in the 200 metres.