Full results of Team BVI at 2017 CARIFTA Games

By BVI Athletics Association

BVI Athletes at the closing ceremony of the 2017 Carifta Games April 15th - April 17th, 2017 in Curacao. Photo: BVIAA

BVI Athletes at the closing ceremony of the 2017 Carifta Games April 15th – April 17th, 2017 in Curacao. Photo: BVIAA

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.

Podium finishes for BVI at 2017 CARIFTA Games

Source: BVINews

Djimon Gumbs won silver in U18s Shot Put and Discuss Throw. Akira Phillip took silver in U20 Javelin Throw at 2017 CARIFTA. Photo: FLOW

D’Jimon Gumbs won silver in U18s Shot Put and Discuss Throw. Akira Phillip took silver in U20 Javelin Throw at 2017 CARIFTA. Photo: FLOW

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) has earned a total of six medals at the 2017 CARIFTA Games, which ended April 17 at the Ergilio Hato Stadium in Curaçao.

D’Jimon Gumbs copped two silver medals and Akira Phillip earned one to top the territory’s performance at the event. The BVI also bagged three bronze medals.

All of the medals – except one – were mined in field events – Discuss Throw, Shot Put, Triple Jump, and Javelin Throw.

Gumbs earned a silver each in the Under-18 Boys Shot Put as well as the Discuss Throw.

In the Discuss, he threw 60.43 metres to finish ahead of Jamaica’s Cobe Graham who won bronze with 52.71 metres. Another Jamaican, Daniel Cope, won the gold medal in this event with a new championship record of 61.25 metres.

And, in the Shot Put, Gumbs reached 17.58 metres to win silver. Graham from Jamaica picked up a second bronze (17.33 metres), and Cope from Jamaica hit another championship record with 18.17 metres.

The BVI picked up its third silver medal when Phillip made her presence felt in the Under-20 Girls Javelin Throw. It covered 44.63 metres. The gold medal went to Sah-Jay Stevens of Jamaica (45.10 metres), while the bronze was received by Trinidad and Tobago’s Asha James (43.24 metres).

Meanwhile, in relation to the BVI’s bronze medals, Kala Penn earned one in the Girls Under-20 Triple Jump, with a measurement of 12.73 metres. Tissanna Hickling from Jamaica got silver (12.87 metres), while Natricia Hooper from Guyana won the gold medal with a leap of 13.08 metres.

The only track event in which the BVI medalled is the Under-20 Girls’ 4X400 Metre Relay. The team of Shaniyah Caul, L’T’Sha Fahie, Kala Penn, and Sh’Kaida Lavacia completed the race in third position with a time of 3:53.04. The silver medal went to Bahamas (3:50.38), while Jamaica won gold with a time of 3:37.96.

Arianna Hayde delivered the BVI’s other bronze performance when she competed in the Girls Under-18 Javelin Throw with 41.90 metres. Trinidad and Tobago’s Kymoi Norai finished with the silver (44.98 metres), while Latia Saunders from the Bahamas earned the gold medal with 45.29 metres.

Jamaica won the 2017 CARIFTA Games, which took place from April 15 to 17.