Kyrah Scraders on her way to victory at the National Championships against Tamika Williams. *Photo by Don Burgess.
Kyrah Scraders on her way to victory at the National Championships against Tamika Williams. *Photo by Don Burgess.

She added two more over the weekend at the Powerade National Track and Field Championhips, but is looking forward to the Natwest Island Games to add to her collection.

The Carifta medallist said her goal for the Island Games is “to get another PB.

“The competition is going to be pretty tough racing older people, but I’ll stick through it.”

She is hoping the Island Games will have the same sort of atmosphere as last year’s Carifta Games did “with all the Bermudians up in the stands”.

Scraders battled Tamika Williams all the way in the 1500m before nipping her at the finish line.

She said: “It was pretty tough since it was my first track meet since Carifta. My plan was just to do my best and run my own race.”

Scraders said her time of 4:41.23 was her second fastest this year. She also won the 800m in 2:10.93

Shot-putter Tiara DeRosa is also hoping to make it to the podium.

The Berkeley student said: “I’m going to do really well if I keep training, keep a cool head and focus on my technique and work on being my best.”

DeRosa said competing at the National Championships on the weekend opened her eyes up “to what I need focus on and how much hard work I need to put in ahead of it.”

She competed at the 2012 Carifta Games in Bermuda and DeRosa said that experience will help her build a base as she improved at this year’s Games held in the Bahamas.

“I made it to the finals in the Bahamas.”

Her goal for the Island Games is to shotput 13.50 metres.

“If I do that I’ll qualify for the (Youth) World’s this year.”