Haiti Sends Four to London 2012 Olympic Games!

Haitian competitors (Samyr Laine, Marlena Wesh, Jeffrey Julmis, and Moises Joseph) Walk in the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony.

Julmis going for the record 2011

Jeffrey Julmis

Kansas State Wildcat, Jeffrey Julmis, expressed he’s going for the Haitian National record in the 110m HH at the Central American and Caribbean Games this summer being contested July 15-17, 2011 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. Julmis, is competing at the collegiate NCAA Division I Championships, in Des Moines Iowa where he finished in 2nd place in his semi-final heat of the 110m HH to advance to the finals tomorrow. He broke the school record he set earlier in the season from 13.54 seconds to 13.50 seconds. He is also competing in the 4x100m relay with 3 of his teammates.

The current 110m HH record for Haiti is held by Dudley Dorival, graduate of Connecticut University, who competed on the elite circuit, representing Haiti for 10+ years. He medaled at the 2001 World Championships, in Edmonton, Canada in the 110m hurdles, finishing 3rd with a time of 13.25. Dorival was also an Olympic finalist at the 2004 Games.

Team Haiti is excited to have Jeffrey as a member. The future is bright for him and all the other upcoming athletes. Sky is the limit!


Alie Beauvais' college career comes to an end

Senior, Alie Beauvais, student-athlete at University of Albany has completed his collegiate career in track and field at the National Championships 2011 where he finished  17th in the 400m intermediate hurdles with a time of 51.55. He looks forward to representing Team Haiti this summer.

Laine, Delauney, & Joseph to compete in Bahamas Senior Championships 2011

Samyr Laine (triple jump), Pascale Delauney (triple jump), and Moise Joseph (800) head to Bahamas to compete the weekend of June 24th & 25th at the Jr. and Sr. National Championships, held in Grand Bahamas. Haiti is not prepared to hold it's own Jr. and Sr. Nationals, so the neighboring Caribbean islands invite Haitian athletes to compete in theirs with the goal to better their personal marks and/or times.


Pascale Delaunay shows great fitness at Mt. Sac 2010

Pascale Delaunay is eager to represent the Republic of Haiti at the CAC's this summer inthe triple jump. She currently runs under the Cheetah Track Club under the mentorshipand coaching of Dr. Ernie Gregoire. On April 17, 2010 at Mt. Sac Relays Pascale leaped 13.00 meters which is equivalent to 42 feet 8 inches. Pascale currently resides in Claremont, CA and her best legal mark in the triple jump is 13.12 (13.24 wind aided 2.5). We look forward to watching Pascale compete for Haiti in the months to come. Her next meet will be at the University of Irvine.


4 Haitian Athletes compete at the 2010 Carifta Games

Everytime the Haitian athletes stepped on the track and the announcer said, "and representing Haiti" the crowd cheered in support.The athletes responded so well that seventeen year old, Harold Lamour ran a great 5000m race to finish 4th in the under 20 5000m race just missing out on the bronze medal. He expressed he plans to be back next year so that should be exciting to see. We can't forget Sael James, also 17 years old, that flew in from Haiti to compete in the boys under 20 5000m run. He finished in 6th place. He too looks forward to competing and hopes that as Haiti rebuilds his training will be less interupted. On the girls side Haiti had 2 girls compete in the under 17 age group, Jenny Bellefleur in the 100/200 sprint races and Beatrice Derose in the 1500m run. Jenny ran a personal best in both events but unforturnately did not advance to the finals. When asked how she felt about the race she expressed the competition was tough but she never gave up and plans to excel in next years competition. Beatrice was dissappointed with her finish in the 1500m run but expressed the last 3 months has been difficult for her and her family in Haiti. She believes next year will be a better championship for her. Lets cheer for Haiti...every stride these athletes take is a testimony to Haiti's forward progression.

Nadine Faustin-Parker/April 9, 2010

Cayman Islands Hosts The 2010 CARIFTA Games; Haiti To Participate

NEW YORK, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- From April 3 - 5, 2010, the Cayman Islands will welcome more than 500 athletes from 25 different nations to participate in the prestigious junior athletics competition, the 2010 CARIFTA Games. Over Easter weekend, participants and spectators alike will enjoy the festive atmosphere and beautiful scenery of the Cayman Islands, while enjoying the competitions taking place at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in vibrant George Town, Grand Cayman.

The annual competition, sponsored by the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA), will be held in the Cayman Islands for the first time in fifteen years. Athletes in two age categories for boys and girls, Under 17 and Under 20, will compete in track and field events including sprint races, hurdles, middle distance track events, jumping and throwing events, and relays. The CARIFTA Games will also serve as a qualifying meet and springboard for Caribbean nation athletes competing for a spot in the first-ever World Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in August.  

Three months after experiencing the earthquake, Haiti is expected to send a team to participate in the games. Organizers of CARIFTA and representatives from both private and public sector organizations in the Cayman Islands have been working together to raise funds to donate to the Haitian team, to assist with offsetting the country's athletic federation costs of participating in games. Fundraising efforts will include a silent auction which will feature a pair of autographed track shoes signed by Usain Bolt, current World Record holder and past CARIFTA athlete.

The CARIFTA Games have traditionally served as a testing ground for many of the Caribbean's greatest athletes including Usain Bolt and Merlene Ottey of Jamaica, Obadele Thompson of Barbados, and Cayman's own Cydonie Mothersill, Kareem Streete-Thompson and Ronald Forbes. More than 30 Olympic Games medalists can trace their prominent athletic careers back to the CARIFTA Games; the Cayman Islands team has brought home medals from the annual event every year since 2000. Scouts and coaches from the U.S. attend the CARIFTA Games each year to identify top talent for recruitment to their Colleges and Universities athletic programs.

For more information on the 2010 CARIFTA Games and the Cayman Islands, please visit http://www.carifta2010.ky/ or http://www.caymanislands.ky/.

Located 480 miles south of Miami in the vibrant tranquility of western Caribbean, this trio of tiny islands is a premier destination for discriminating travelers, honeymooners and families. World renowned for its idyllic beaches and diving spots, and recognized as a sophisticated, diverse financial center, the Cayman Islands offer spectacular recreational opportunities along with warm, impeccable service. To learn more about the Cayman Islands, visit www.caymanislands.ky or www.divecayman.ky or call your local travel agent.

For more info please contact:  Missy Farren & Associates, Ltd. (212) 528-1691    

Agatha Capacchione,acapacchione@mfaltd.com     Silvie Snow-Thomas,ssnow-thomas@mfaltd.com

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