By Carlena Knight
A two-member squad will represent Antigua and Barbuda at the Pan American Under-20 Games slated for July 18th to 21st in San Jose, Costa Rica.
National triple-jumper, Taeco O’Garro and junior sprint queen, Joella Lloyd were the two athletes selected by the Antigua and Barbuda Athletics Association (ABAA) as announced by their President Everton “Mano” Cornelius during an interview on the Good Morning Jojo Sports show on Wednesday.
Cornelius further attempted to calm concerns about Lloyd’s health as, in a previous interview with this media-house Lloyd, a student athlete at the University of Tennessee, had indicated she would “sit out the rest of the season” after having to pull up in the 200m women’s race in NACAC earlier this month.
“They have been trying to sort things and she will be going. I did not speak to her coach in Tennessee but I discussed the matter with her local coach here [Jamille Nelson] who probably would have discussed the matter with her coach in Tennessee and she will be going to the Games.”
When asked if Lloyd had gotten clearance from a doctor, Cornelius responded saying: “Once they give the clearance on that aspect of it then I just move forward. If they say it’s a no, then it’s a no, but I assume that all that is being done.” The two-member squad accompanied by coach Jamille Nelson left the country yesterday