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McMaster up for NACAC Rising Star Award

Kyron A. McMaster has been nominated for an Athlete of the Year Award in the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) end-of-year ceremony. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands world class hurdler Kyron A. McMaster has been nominated for an Athlete of the Year Award in the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) end-of-year ceremony.

The event’s planning is still in the embryonic stages, with a date and host country yet to be chosen.

McMaster who has set world leading times in the 400m hurdles and also landed the Diamond League Trophy has been nominated in the rising star Category, where he will go up against Jereem Richards, who mined gold in the 4x400 metres at the World Championships for Trinidad and Tobago, and bronze in the 200 metres, the Bahamas’ Steven Gardiner and the United States’ Christian Coleman, Fred Kerley and Noah Lyles.

Trinidad’s Khalifa St Fort, is up for the Under-20 Women’s athlete of the year award, and finds as her competition, Jamaica’s Kevona Davis and Rushelle Burton, the United States’ Vashti Cunninham and Sydney McLaughlin, as well as Cuba’s Marisleisys Duarthe.

St Fort earned her place after winning the 100 metres at the CARIFTA Games in Curacao, and at the Pan American Junior Championships in Peru three months later.

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