By BVI Athletics Association
The British Virgin Islands Athletics Association results of performances during the Easter at the 46th Flow Carifta Games April 15th – April 17th, 2017 in Curacao as follows:-
DJIMON GUMBS Shot Put, Discus – Double Silver medalist
Established a new Youth National Record of 17.58m having broken the previous record of 17.20m which was held by him. He did the same in the discus establishing a new National Youth Record of 60.43m.
AKIRA PHILLIP Javelin – Silver Medalist
Improved in her throw of 44.63m and earned a New National Junior and Senior record; old record of 41.70 m established by Britney Peters
KALA PENN Triple Jump
Bronze in the Triple Jump with a leap of 12.73m
Javelin – Bronze medalist
Threw 41.90m to break her own National Youth Record.
Establish a new National Youth Jr. and Senior record in the Heptathlon with 4197 points
Bronze medalist 4 X 400 u20 Girls – Team consisted of Shaniyah Caul, L’T’Sha Fahie, Kala Penn and Sh’Kaida Lavacia.
4 X 400 U18 Boys established a National Youth Record with a time of 3:24.67 and placed 6th overall – Team consisted of Joshua Hill, Rackeel Jack, Jelani Norman and Malik John.
4 X 400 U18 girls placed 4th overall. Team consisted of Tashira Edwards, Zara Brown, Akrisa Eristee, and Beyonce Defreitas.
Other finalist as follows:-
Diamante Gumbs – U18 Shot Put – 4th; Discus – 8th
Tashira Edwards – U18 400m – 6th overall
Beyonce Defreitas – U18 200m – 6th overall
Kala Penn – U20 Long Jump – 4th overall
Rikkoi Brathwaite – U20 100m – 5th overall
L’T’Sha Fahie – U20 100m – 6th overall
Shaniyah Caul – U20 400m – 6th overall
4 X 400m U20 boys consisting of K’Cei Moses, Deron Leslie, Gevon Smith and Johnt’a Charles finished 4th overall
Team Officials –
Ralston Henry – Head Coach, Omar Jones, Carl Barrett, Jennifer King, Burt Dorsette, Chantal Scatliffe and Doug Arter
The BVIAA extends continued appreciation to the 2017 Sponsors of the BVI National Team to the Flow 46th Carifta Games. Major sponsors BVI Olympic Committee. Additional sponsors: Ministry of Education and Culture, DYAS, SOL, FLOW, Kenny Tees, Digicel, Johnny Hassan, CIBC First Caribbean International Bank, Colonial Insurance
The 2018 Carifta Games will be held in the Bahamas.