Team Jersey: On track for a cracking show
- Team Jersey complete as athletics officials name a squad of 43 for NatWest Island Games.
- Number of home athletes due to compete at Jersey 2015 outnumbers that seen in 1997 by over 40.
TEAM JERSEY welcomed its final members for this month's NatWest Island Games today as the hosts' track and field competitors were named.
Following Sunday's deadline for final qualification, 43 athletes have been called into action by selectors for the six days of competition at FB Fields, and they will form part of a 265-strong Jersey contingent for the 16th edition of the biennial festival of sport.
Beach volleyball: 4
Table tennis: 6
Total: 265 (four athletes selected in two squads)
The 2015 team total outnumbers that seen at the 1997 home Games, when 224 Islanders donned the Jersey tracksuit in 14 sports.
Two of the 52 athletics representatives who battled for silverware 18 years ago have once again been handed a Games vest, with 400-metre hurdler Claire Lidster and versatile thrower Paul Derrien set for their seventh and 12th appearances, respectively.
100m: Katrina Lindsay, Bube Popo. 200m: Katrina Lindsay, Katie Silva. 400m: Hazel Le Cornu, Yasmin Lookess. 800m: Gemma Dawkins, Chloe Turmel. 1500m: Chloe Turmel, Jessica Troy. Half-marathon: Andrea Banks, Jane Grace, Sylvia Thompson. 100mH: Claire Lidster, Emily Cassidy. 400mH: Hazel Le Cornu, Claire Lidster. High jump: Holly Widdowson, Elli Heyes. Long jump: Rosie Hill, Elli Heyes. Triple jump: Rosie Hill, Kamela Monks. Discus: Shadine Duquemin. 4x100m: Katrina Lindsay, Claire Lidster, Bube Popo, Holly Widdowson, Helen Butler-Day, Katie Silva. 4x400m: Hazel Le Cornu, Gemma Dawkins, Yasmin Lookess, Gemma Gothard, Katie Silva, Helen Butler-Day.
100m: Dami Williams, Bill Porter. 200m: Dami Williams. 400m: Sam Dawkins. 800m: Elliott Dorey, Aaron Turmel. 1500m: Elliott Dorey, Sam Maher. 5,000m: Philip Maguire, Finlay Wright. 10,000m: Daniel Halksworth. Half-marathon: Tony Banks, Bruno Francisco. 110mH: Peter Irving, Jason Fox. 400mH: Peter Irving, Stanley Livingston. 3,000mSC: Daniel Romeril. High jump: Simon Phelan, Jason Fox. Long jump: Ross Jeffs, Samuel Stenhouse. Triple jump: Ross Jeffs. Shot putt: Zane Duquemin. Discus: Zane Duquemin, Paul Derrien. Hammer: Paul Derrien, Yuri Pereira. 4x100m: Ross Jeffs, Dami Williams, Bill Porter, Sam Dawkins, Jonathan Le Grange, Ben Silva. 4x400m: Sam Dawkins, Stanley Livingston, Peter Irving, Elliott Dorey, Aaron Turmel, Ben Silva.
Brother-sister duo Zane and Shadine Duquemin will also be present as they seek to break their own Games records in the shot putt and discus, Dan Halksworth - a gold medal favourite for the triathlon team - runs in the 10,000m, and 17-year-old high jumper Holly Widdowson follows in the footsteps of her father, Ed, who competed in the javelin at Jersey 1997.
Athletics begins on the morning of Sunday 28 June with the half-marathon, which starts and finishes at FB Fields.
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