Djimon Gumbs, Rikkoi Brathwaite win bronze medals at San Salvador 2023 CAC Games. Final events coming up.

Five athletes in two sports represented the Virgin Islands (UK) non July 3 at the San Salvador 2023 CAC Games.

In Track and field events at the Estadio Nacional Jorge “El Magic” Gonzales, Djimon Gumbs, in his first appearance at a CAC Games, won the first medal for the VI at the 24th edition of the Games with a bronze in the shot put after hurling a distance of 19.00m (62.34ft) in his third attempt.

Eldred Henry OLY – shot put National Record holder (21.47m /70.44ft) – placed 6th in the shot put final with a best distance of 18.12m (59.45ft) during his 3rd attempt. Henry had won the territory’s first shot put medal at the CAC Games with a hurl of 20.18m (66.21ft) during his debut at Barranquilla 2018.

Sprinter Rikkoi Brathwaite went on to secure the territory’s second medal at the San Salvador 2023 with a bronze medal win in the 100m in a time of 10.26 seconds. Brathwaite had placed 1st in his heat with a time of 10.29 seconds a couple of hours earlier in his maiden race at the CACs.

The first ever medal for the BVI at a CAC Games was won in the very same stadium in 2002 by Dion Crabbe in the 100m with a then national record time of 10.28 seconds. Brathwaite would go on to break the record with a time of 10.20 seconds achieved at the 2022 NACAC Open Championships, Freeport, Bahamas.

“We knew that the competition field at San Salvador 2023 would be tough with strong contenders for medals and we couldn’t be prouder of the accomplishments of Djimon Gumbs and Rikkoi Brathwaite,” said BVI Olympic President Ephraim Penn. “With 2 more days of competition to come, we wish our athletes all the best in their events.”

Athletes who also were competing at San Salvador 2023 on July 3 included Beyoncé Defreitas who debuted in heat 3 of the 100m semi finals to place 4th with a non-advancing time of 11.84 seconds. Defreitas will compete again in the 200m on July 5.

Archer Ritseeniyah Georges, who had competed in the first round of the women’s compound individual event at the Poligogo de Tiro con Arco Ciudad Merliot on July 2, lost 123 – 148 against Andrea Becerra (Mexico) in the elimination round. Georges had an average of 8.2 out of 10 compared to Becerra’s average of 9.9. Georges is the first archer to represent the VI at a major Games with her appearance at San Salvador 2023.

Deya Erickson made her second appearance at a CAC Games competing in the 100m hurdles semi finals on July 4. Her time of 13.92 for a fifth place finish qualified her to move on to the finals on July 5.

Also competing on July 5 are Jaleel Croal, who debuts at the CACs in the 200m semi finals. Twin brothers Djimon and Diamanté Gumbs will compete in the discus. This is also the first CAC games for the Diamanté Gumbs.

“Congratulations on great performances,” said Chef de Mission Gloria Fahie. “They are the beginning of greater accomplishments yet to come!”

Henry, Brathwaite and Georges along with archery coach Winnette Lawrence and technician Xavier Buxo depart El Salvador on July 6. ILCA 7 laser sailor Thad Lettsome and coach Chris Watters left on July 2 after Lettsome qualified for the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games with an overall 6th place in his event.

The BVI has won medals at every CAC Games since 2002 including 5 gold medals – 3 in the 100m by Dion Crabbe at San Salvador 2022, Tahesia Harrigan-Scott at Cartagena de Indias 2006 and Mayaguez 2010; 1 in long jump by Chantel Malone at Vera Cruz 2014 and 1 in the 400m hurdles by Kyron McMaster at Barranquilla 2018. Malone also won silver in long jump at Barranquilla 2018.

The BVI Delegation to the San Salvador 2023 CAC Games included 9 athletes in 3 sports. Missing from photo are ILCA 7 laser sailor Thad Lettsome and coach Chris Watters.

9 athletes to represent Virgin Islands in 3 sports at San Salvador 2023 CAC Games

The British Virgin Islands Olympic Committee (BVIOC) has confirmed that 9 athletes from 3 sports will represent the Virgin Islands at the 24th Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in San Salvador, El Salvador from June 23 – July 8, 2023.
The team comprising 4 track and 3 field athletes, 1 sailor and 1 archer will arrive in El Salvador between June 22 and July 1 ahead of their events. Chef de Mission, Gloria Fahie arrives in San Salvador on June 21 ahead of the athletes in preparation for their arrival. BVIOC President Ephraim Penn is in San Salvador to attend the Centro Caribe Sport AGM before the Opening Ceremony.
“This year’s CAC Games are seen as an important qualifying and ranking opportunity for athletes from all sports we can expect to see some tough competition,” said President Penn. “It will be the first time that archery will be represented at these Games and the second time for sailing since 1993 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Athletics has seen representation since the VI’s first participation in the CACs in 1982 and has included softball, squash, triathlon and cycling. This historic achievement for archery is a promising trajectory for the development of different sports in the Territory and brings to fruition one of the BVIOC’s missions for this quadrennial to have more sports compete at major Games.”
Laser sailor Thad Lettsome, competing in the ILCA 7 men’s single person dinghy event, is the first of the VI’s team to compete when the sailing events start on Saturday, June 24 at Lake Ilpongo. Lettsome is also selected to be the flag bearer at the Opening Ceremony on Friday, June 23.
Archer Ritseeniyah Georges will compete in the Women’s Compound Individual starting Sunday, July 2 at 9:00am at the Polígono de Tiro con Arco Ciudad Merliot.
Track athletes include Rikkoi Brathwaite in the 100m semi-finals starting at 5:00pm and Beyonce Defreitas in the 100m semi-finals starting at 5:30pm on Monday, July 3; Deya Erickson in the 100m hurdles semi-finals starting at 5:45pm, Tuesday, July 4; Jaleel Croal in the 200m semi-finals starting at 5:00pm and Beyonce Defreitas in the 200m semi-finals starting at 5:30pm on Wednesday, July 5.
The all-men field athletes comprise Olympian Eldred Henry and twins Djimon and Diamante Gumbs. Henry and Djimon Gumbs will compete in the shot put final on Monday, July 3 starting at 5:25pm. Djimon and Diamante Gumbs will compete in the discus final on Wednesday, July 5 starting at 6:55pm.
While San Salvador 2023 will be the first CAC Games for 7 of the athletes, it will be the second appearance for Henry, who won the territory’s first shot put medal in a CAC games when he placed 3rd with a distance of 20.18m at Barranquilla 2018 and for Erickson who made her debut at the same games in the 100m hurdles.
In addition to the Chef de Mission Gloria Fahie and President Penn, the VI delegation to San Salvador 2023 includes Erwin “Redz” Telemaque (athletics coach), Winnette Lawrence (archery coach), Xavier Buxo (archery technician), Chris Watters (sailing coach) and Chester James (Physiotherapist).
The VI will be one of 37 countries represented at the CAC Games. The games, under the auspices of Centro Caribe Sports, will feature 57 disciplines in 37 sports taking place over 16 days. The Games, under the theme “It’s time to transcend”, will be broadcast live on the Centro Caribe Sports Channel on YouTube.
The CAC Games are the oldest continuous running regional games dating back to 1926. Held every four years, the Games typically host competitors from countries in Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Bermuda and the South American countries of Suriname, Guyana, Colombia and Venezuela. The San Salvador 2023 Games were originally slated to be held in Panama in 2022. 30 sports will take place in El Salvador and 7 will take place in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
The CAC Games are considered the starting point of international competition for athletes from the region who are seeking to represent their countries at the Olympic level. They are designed to provide a step between sub-CAC region Games held the first year following a Summer Olympics and the Pan American Games, which are held before the Summer Olympic. The next Pan American Games are slated to take place in Santiago, Chile October 20 – November 5, 2023.

More information on the San Salvador 2023 Games can be found on their website.

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Four establish Carifta qualifiers during Dag Samuels Development series opener

By BVI Athletics Association

L-R – Diamante Gumbs, Jaleel Croal, Palesa Caesar and Djimon Gumbs established Carifta qualifiers during the Dag Samuels Development series opener Jan 12, 2019. Photo: BVIAA

The British Virgin Islands Athletics Association (BVIAA) held its first Dag Samuels Development Series to kick off the Track and Field season over the weekend. Four athletes established Carifta qualifiers during the opener namely:

Diamante Gumbs – 16.80m shot put (qualifying mark 16.75m)
Diamante Gumbs – 52.33m discus (qualifying mark 52.00m)
Jaleel Croal – 10.99 sec 100m (qualifying mark 11.25seconds)
Palesa Ceasar – 34.90m discus (qualifying mark 34.00m)
Djimon Gumbs – 54.10m discus (qualifying mark 52.00m)

“We are especially happy with the results of development meet #1. With a total of five qualifiers in four events at our first development meet, it’s clear that the road map to the 2019 Carifta Games is already being set,” noted BVIAA President, Steve Augustine.

Palesa Ceasar who was among four of the qualifiers, was highlighted by Mr. Augustine who said “special mention must also be made of new comer Palesa Ceasar, who worked extremely hard over the pre-season in the throwing events, solidifying her ability of making the BVI qualifying standard in the Discus throw at our first Development Meet.”

“Be it the Carifta Games qualifiers, personal bests marks or general competition, the meet proved memorable and indicative of a great season that lay ahead,” Mr. Augustine concluded.

Results from athletes overseas:

• Eldred Henry competed in his first indoor meet of the year in the Shot Put event with a throw of 19.44m setting a new school record, National Qualifier and NCAA division 2 leader.


Complete results of Dag Samuels Development Series Meet # 1:
12 January, 2019

Teams: Ambassadors Throwing Club (ATC), Fast Lane Track Club (FLTC), Raw Skillz Track Club (RSTC), Sprint Tech Track Club (STTC), Top Notch Track Club (TNTC), Unattached (UA)

GIRLS U13 (6.6lbs/3 kilos): 1. Kijana Callwood (ATC), 9.66m. 2. Savianna Joseph (FLTC), 8.90m.
U15 (6.6lbs): 1. Palesa Caesar (ATC), 9.03m. 2. A’Keela McMaster (UA), 7.55m .
U17 (6.6lbs): 1. Alli-anna Davis (ST), 10.08m. 2. Alexa Hodge (FLTC), 8.82. 3. Empress Williams (ATC), 8.55m.

BOYS U17 (12lbs): 1. Orlando Douglas (ATC), 10.78m.
U20 (14lbs/6kilo): 1. Diamante Gumbs (TNTC), 16.80. 2. Djimon Gumbs (TNTC), 15.72.
OPEN (16lbs/7.26 kilo): 1. Deshoy Ward (ATC), 10.56.

DISCUS: (1 kilo)
GIRLS U13: 1. Kijana Callwood (ATC), 32.75m. 2. Savianna Joseph (FLTC), 27.38m.
U15: 1. Palesa Caesar (ATC), 34.90m.
U17: 1. Empress Williams (ATC), 23.16. 2. Alexa Hodge (ATC), 20.84m.

BOYS U15 (1.5kg): 1. Orlando Douglas (ATC), 40.50m.
U20 (1.75kg): 1. Djimon Gumbs (TNTC), 54.10. 2. Diamante Gumbs (TNTC), 52.33m. 3.

OPEN MALES (2 kilos): 1. Deshoy Ward (ATC), 35.50m.

GIRLS U9: 1. Destra Jack (FLTC Jr.), 10.97.

BOYS U9: 1. Christian Butler (FLTC Jr.), 10:36.

GIRLS U11: 1. Chelsea Edwards (FLTC Jr.), 11:53. 2. D’Niya Thomas (FLTC Jr.), 12:00. 3. Khaliah Hall (FLTCJr), 12:25. 4. Xambiah Demming (RSTC), 12:75. 5. Cianna Industrious (STTC), 13:39.

BOYS U11: 1. Tiondre Frett (STTC), 10:65. 2. Clariq Frett (FLTC Jr), 11:07. 3. Othniel Gillings (FLTC Jr), 11:25. 4. Ty’rique Charles (FLTC Jr), 12:00.

GIRLS U13: (wind +0.7) 1. Karliyah Morton (UA), 14:13. 2. Shannia Johnson (UA), 14:93.

BOYS U13: (w-1.7) 1. Jaheem Lennard-Joseph (FLTC Jr), 14:22. 2. Latriel Williams (STTC), 14:52.

GIRLS U15: (w+1.0) 1. Jahtivya Williams (STTC), 12.81. 2. Crystal Maximea (FLTC),13:05. 3. Jordanne Thomas (STTC), 13:31. 4. Vinesha John (STTC), 13:50. 5. Dejoie Sebastian (STTC), 13:81. 6 DiaMonae Thomas (STTC),14:57. 7. Monisha Martin (STTC), 14.75. 8. Kareena Shortte (STTC), 15:04.

BOYS U15: (w -1.1)1. Jabari Pemberton (FLTC), 13:27. 2. Antuwn Maduro (STTC), 13:46. 3. T’Khoy Stevens (RS),13:76. 4. Makelis Fergus (RS), 14:17. 5. Shakoi Maduro (RS), 15:83.

GIRLS U17: (w -1.9) 1. Abriel Magloire (FLTC), 13:26. 2. Kaelyaah Liburd (RS), 13:40. 3. Lia Claxton (RS), 13:97. 4. Glendy Knight (ST), 14:73.

BOYS U17: (w+0.5)1. Jaleel Croal (STTC), 10.99. 2. Shajoni Huggins(FLTC), 12.33. 3. Jamoi Roberts (STTC), 12.34.

OPEN MALES: (w+0.5)1. Joshua Lynch (STTC), 11.68.

Throwers 50m Dash
GIRLS: (w +1.2) 1. Alexa Hodge (FLTC), 7.98. 2. Alli-anna Davis (STTC), 8:05. 3. Savianna Joseph (FLTC), 9.56.

BOYS: (w +1.2) 1. Diamante Gumbs (TNTC), 7.59.

BOYS U17: 1. Jelani Croal (ST), 4:51.14. 2. Rashawn Jack (ST), 5:42.34. 3. Caleb Lynch (FLTC), 5:46.66

GIRLS U11: 1. Chelsea Edwards (FLTC Jr), 50.57. 2.Khaliah Hall (FLTC Jr), 51:81. 3. D’Niya Thomas (FLTCJr), 58:70. 4. Cianna Industrious (STTC), 1:03.65.

BOYS U11: 1. Clariq Frett (FLTC Jr), 47.69. 2. Othniel Gillings (FLTC Jr), 47.70. 3. Abijah Auguiste (FLTC Jr), 58.06.

GIRLS U13:1. A’Sia McMaster (UA), 46.04. 2. Karliyah Morton (RSTC), 46:10. 3. Jah’Kyla Morton (UA), 48.24. 4. Shannia Johnson (UA), 52:36. 5. Adrianne Thomas (STTC), 53:01. 6. Shyra Stout (STTC), 55.67

BOYS U13: 1. Jaheem Lennard-Joseph (FLTC Jr), 47:40.

GIRLS U15: 1. Jahtivya Williams (STTC), 1:00.71. 2. A’Keela McMaster (UAT), 1:02.70. 3. Jordanne Thomas (STTC), 1:04.27. 4. Crystal Maximea (FLTC), 1:04.33. 5. Kailia Martin (STTC), 1:04.57. 6. Dejoie Sebastian (STTC), 1:07:34. 7. Vinesha John (STTC), 1:07.77. 8. Kareena Shortte (STTC), 1:10.04. 9.Monisha Martin (STTC), 1:17:43.

BOYS U15: 1. Jabari Pemberton (FLTC), 59:14. 2. Jonathan Lynch (FLTC), 1:06.19. 3. T’Khoy Stevens (RSTC), 1:07.64. 4. Makelis Fergus (RSTC), 1:09.45. 5. Shakoi Maduro (RSTC), 1:17.89.

GIRLS U17: 1. Kaelyaah Liburd (RS), 58.47. 2. Ariyah Smith (ST), 59.21. 3. Kenyatta Grate (ST), 103.29. 4. Glenny Knight (ST), 1:14.72
U20: Mariah Christian (RS), 1:04.99.

BOYS U17: 1. Jaleel Croal (STTC), 51.37. 2. Jamoi Roberts (STTC), 59.31. 3. Shajoni Huggins (FLTC),. 1:02.04.
BOYS U20: 1. Malik John (ST), 50: 84. 2. J’Mari Duhaney (ST), 53: 81. 3. Jonathan Hing (ST), 56:98.

The Dag Samuels Developmental Series Meet # 2 is slated for Saturday January 19th, 2018 at the A.O. Shirley Grounds beginning at 10 am with the following events:

800m, 600m (u11 & u13 only), 400m hurdles, Javelin, Ball throw (u9 & u15), 150m (u9 and u11), 200m (u13 – open)

Djimon Gumbs surpassed qualifying standards over the weekend

By BVI Athletics Association

Djimon Gumbs qualifies for Carifta Games with a discus throw of 52.73m in the BVIAA Dag Samuels Developmental Meet, Jan 27, 2018. Photo: BVIAA

Djimon Gumbs surpassed the qualifying standards of 52.00m for the Carifta Games with a discus throw of 52.73m to highlight the BVI Athletics Association Dag Samuels Developmental meet series number two (2) over the weekend.

During the meet, Ms. Dominique Maloney was the lucky raffle winner of a Samsung G5 Prime mobile phone with $100 credit compliments of Digicel. Proceeds from the raffle benefited the Fast Lane Track Club founded by Coach Dag Samuels.

Below are the official results:

BVIAA Dag Samuels Developmental Meet Series
A. O Shirley Grounds, Road Town, Tortola

Meet #2- 27 Jan, 2018

GIRLS U13 (6.6lbs): 1. Savianna Joseph (FLTC), 6.03m.
U15 (6.6lbs): 1. Jonique Smith (ATC), 7.69m. 2. Alexa Hodge (ATC), 7.57m. 3. Alli-anna Davis (STTC), 6.79m. 4. 3. Palesa Caesar (ATC), 6.04.
U20 (8.8lbs): 1. Akira Phillip (ATC), 8.82m.

BOYS: U15 (12lbs): 1. Sh’ael Lavacia (STTC), 10.98m. 2. Orlando Douglas (ATC), 7.43m. 2. Mehki Smith (FLTC), 6.72.
U20 (14lbs): 1. Diamante Gumbs (TNTC), 15.56. 2. Djimon Gumbs (TNTC), 14.34. 3. Deshoy Ward (ATC), 10.92.
OPEN MALES (16lbs): 1. Kevin Vanterpool (TNTC), 9.51m.

DISCUS: (1 kilo)
GIRLS U13: 1. Savianna Joseph (FLTC), 13.96m.
U15: 1. Jonique Smith (ATC), 19.52m. 2. Alexa Hodge (ATC), 16.71m. 3. Alli-anna Davis (STTC), 15.10m. 4. Palesa Caesar (ATC), 10.94.
U20: 1. Akira Phillip (ATC), 25.27m.

BOYS: U15 (1.5kg): 1. Sh’ael Lavacia (STTC), 38.64m. 2. Orlando Douglas (ATC), 33.47m. 2. Mehki Smith (FLTC), 16.35.
U20 (1.75kg): 1. Djimon Gumbs (TNTC), 52.73. 2. Diamante Gumbs (TNTC), 48.28. 3. Deshoy Ward (ATC), 32.19.
OPEN MALES (2 kilos): 1. Kevin Vanterpool (TNTC), 38.64m.

600m Run
OPEN Females: 1. Katrina Lindsay, (FLTC), 1:43.84. 2. Tashira Edwards (STTC), 1:44:57 3. Arianna Hayde, (STTC),1:53.81.
BOYS: U15: 1. Kendi Brewley (TNTC), 1:31.91. 2. Jelani Croal (STTC), 1:33:72 3. Rashaun Jack, (STTC) 1:55.97.

60m DASH:
GIRLS: U9: 1. Nickyjah Brewley (FLTC Jrs.), 10:76. 2. Tiffany Herbert (TNTC), 10:97.
U11 Girls: 1. Tamri Thomas (TNTC), 9.55. 2. Taryn Augustine (TNTC), 9:98. 3. Hailey McMaster (UNA), 10:30. 4. Ka’Brina Hull, (STTC), 10.55. 5. Malia Robin (STTC), 10:69.
U13 Girls: 1. Acaida Frett, (FLTC), 8.78. 2. Vinesha John, (FLTC), 9.03. 3. Tiya Herbert, (TNTC), 9.28. 4. Jah’Kyla Morton, (FLTC Jrs), 9.50. 5. Nejma Robinson, (FLTC), 9.75.
U15 Girls (Heat 1): 1. Jahtivya Williams, (STTC), 7:93. 2. Amia Todman, (STTC), 7:97. 3. Kailia Martin, (FLTC), 8:03. 4. Tenisha Herbert, (FLTC), 8.18. 5. Nickelia Drummond, (STTC), 8:34. 6. Abriel Magloire, (FLTC), 8:44. 7. Crystal Maximea ,(FLTC), 8:58 8. Deonna Campbell, (STTC), 8.70. 9. Anaya Frett, (FLTC), 9.50.
Girls U17: 1. Linessa Caesar, (FLTC), 9.38

BOYS U9. 1. B’Jhoni Roberts, (FLTC Jrs.), 10.22. 2. Re’Jean Campbell, (STTC), 10.76.
U11 Boys: 1. Latriel Wiliams, (STTC), 9.03. 2. Othniel Gillings, (FLTC), 9.05. 3. Clariq Frett, (STTC), 9.25. 4. Brian Roberts Jr, (FTLC), 9.43. 5. Azriel Smith, (STTC), 9.93
U13: 1. Kaleen Lettsome, (STTC), 8.88. 2. Cayden Maximea, (FLTC), 9.78.
U15: 1.Khybah Dawson, (TNTC), 7.56 2. Jamoi Roberts (STTC), 7.91.
U17: 1. Jaleel Croal (STTC), 6.94. 2. Nathan Cousins, (RSTC), 8:25
U20. Troy Barzey (STTC), 7.26.
Open: 1. Johnt’a Charles (FLTC), 6.69. 2. Joshua Lynch (STTC), 7.14

300m DASH:
U13: 1. Acaida Frett, (FLTC), 50.02. 2. Kenniqua Grate, (STTC), 53.43. 3. Nejma Robinson, (FLTC), 53.87.
U15: 1. Jahtivya Williams, (STTC), 42.61. 2. Akeela McMaster, (UNA), 43.11. 2. Kaelyaah Liburd, (RSTC), 43.40. 4. Kenyatta Grate, (STTC), 44.50. 5. Nickelia Drummond, (STTC), 44.82. 6. Tenisha Herbert (STTC), 46.15 7. Lia Claxton, (STTC), 47.28. 8. Kailia Martin, (FLTC), 46.82. 9. Anaya Frett, (FLTC), 57.03.
U17: 1. Alisha Hayde (STTC), 43.97. 2. Linessa Caesar, (FLTC), 53.40.

OPEN FEMALES: 1. Beyonce DeFreitas, (STTC), 37.97. 2. Akrisa Eristee, (STTC), 39.33. 3. Zara Brown, (STTC), 40.72. 4. Tashira Edwards, (STTC), 42.69. 5. Kelsha Fortune, (TNTC), 42.97. 6. Deya Erickson, (STTC), 44.50.

BOYS: U11: 1. Tiondre Frett (STTC), 48.31. 2. Othniel Gillings (FLTC Jrs), 51.38. 3. Brian Roberts, (FLTC Jrs), 1:02.81. 4. Braeden Martin (FLTC Jrs), 1:03.66.
U13: 1. Antuwn Maduro, (STTC), 45.71. 2. Sean Samuel, (RSTC), 49.56. 3. Cayden Maximea (FLTC Jrs.), 51.39.
U15: 1. Khybah Dawson (TNTC), 39.90. 2. Santos Caines, (STTC), 44.03. 3. Rashaun Jack, (STTC), 48.00.
U17: 1. Jaleel Croal, (STTC), 35.53. 2. Malik John, (STTC), 37.06. 3. Jmari Duhaney, (STTC), 37.61. 4. Wanyae Belle, (STTC), 40.64.
U20 Boys: 1. Ke’Andrae Campbell, (TTC), 35.84. 2. Troy Barzey, (STTC), 36.36. 3. Alonzo Baptise, (TNTC), 41.56. 3.

300m HURDLES: OPEN MALES: 1. Gevon Smith, (STTC), 44.07 2. Jonathan Hing (STTC), 48.02.

1000M: U20 Girls: Mariah Christian, (RSTC), 3:25.44. U20 Boys: Samuel Romney, (STTC), 2:56.19.

Girls U9: 1. Nickyjah Brewley, (FLTC Jrs), 27.03. 2. Tiffany Herbert, (TNTC), 28.66
U11: 1. Tamir Thomas, (TNTC), 23.31. 2. Shyra Stoutt, (STTC), 24.13. 3. Taryn Augustine, (TNTC), 24.31. 4. Ka’Brina Hull, (STTC), 25.59. 5. Hailey McMaster (UNA) 29.94. 6. Malia Robin, (STTC), 26.87.
U13: 1. Jah’Kyla Morton, (FLTC Jrs), 21.48. 2. Vinesha John, (FLTC), 21.80. 3. Tiya Herbert, (TNTC), 23.03.
U15: 1. Jahtivya Willliams, (STTC), 19.00. 2. Amia Todman, (STTC), 19.28 3. Nickelia Drummond (STTC), 19.75. 4. Abriel Magloire (FLTC), 19.90. 5. Kenyatta Grate, (STTC), 20.16. 7. Tenisha Herbert (STTC), 20.40. 8. Lia Claxton (STTC), 20.53. 9. Crystal Maximea, (FLTC), 20.70. 10. Kailia Martin (FLTC), 20.75. 11. Deonna Cambell (STTC), 21.88. 12. Carleen Lenton (STTC), 25.66.
U17: 1. Breisly Rabsatt (STTC), 20.59.
OPEN Females: 1. Beyonce DeFreitas (STTC), 16.81. 2. Zara Brown (FLTC), 17.84. 3. Akrisa Eristee (STTTC), 18.06. 4. Deya Erickson (STTC), 18.81. 5. Arianna Hayde (STTC), 19.31. 6. Katrina Lindsay, 19.73. 7. Shanice Hucey (STTC), 20.34.

U9: 1. Re’Jean Cambell, (STTC), 26.17. 2. B’Joni Roberts, (FLTC Jrs), 26.20
U11: 1. Tiondre Frett, (STTC), 20.79. 2. Latriel Williams, (STTC), 21.83. 3. Othniel Gillings, (FLTC Jrs), 22.00. 4. Clariq Frett, (FLTC Jrs), 22.69. 5. Brian Roberts Jr, (FLTC Jr), 23.72. 6. Azriel Smith, (STTC), 24.47. 7. Braeden Martin, (FLTC Jrs), 28.19.
U13: 1. Antuwn Maduro, (STTC), 20.15. 2. Kaleem Lettsome, (STTC), 20.58.
U15: 1. Kendi Brewley (TNTC), 18.58. 2. Jelani Croal (STTC), 19.22. 3. Rashaun Jack (STTC), 19.97. 4. Hugh-Anthony Jones (TNTC), 20.28. 5. Daniel Maduro (FLTC), 20.89.
U17: 1. Jaleel Croal (STTC), 16.12. 2. Malik John (STTC), 17.16. 3. Jmari Duhaney (STTC), 17.66. 4. Wanyae Belle (STTC), 18.12. 5. Kymani Percival (FLTC), 20.34.
U20 Males: 1. Ke’Andrae Campbell (TNTC), 16.56. 2. Kalyan Brumant (EPTC), 17.19. 3. Alonzo Baptise (TNTC), 18.91
OPEN MALES: 1. Johnt’a (FLTC), 16.02. 2. Joshua Lynch (STTC), 16.94.

The Dag Samuels Developmental Meet Series number 3 is slated for Saturday February 10th, 2018 at the A.O. Shirley Grounds.

Results from overseas athletes competing indoors as follows:

• Akeem Bradshaw competed in the triple jump with a jump of 49.2m to set a meet record at the Hawkeye Invitational.
• Trent Herbert ran a time of 6.91seconds in the Boys 55m dash (personal best 6.84s), 18-09.50 in the boys long jump (personal best 19-10.50) and 38.00s in the 300m Dash ( personal best 37.59s) at MIAA/IAAM Championships.
• Khari Herbert won the 400m finals with a time of 48.46s with a track record on a 200m flat track at the Finn Pincus Invitational in Virginia.

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.

D’Jimon Gumbs sets new National Youth Shot Put Record

Source: BVI Platinum

Dijimon Gumbs established a new National Youth Record with a throw of 17.20m (56ft 5 1//4 inches) at the BVIAA's 5th Development meet on March 18, 2017

D’Jimon Gumbs established a new National Youth Record with a throw of 17.20m (56ft 5 1//4 inches) at the BVIAA’s 5th Development meet on March 18, 2017. Photo: BVIAA

During a remarkable performance, BVI’s own powerhouse in the discipline of Shot Put, D’Jimon Gumbs was able to break his standing National Youth Record three times in one meet.

Participating in the Development Meet held over the weekend, Saturday, March 18 at the A. O. Shirley Recreational Grounds, D’Jimon now boasts of a throw of 17.20m (56ft 5 1//4 inches), a new National Youth Record.

This distance places him at the top three of his class, under 18 boys.

In a meet held earlier in January 2017, he first established his youth record with a throw of 16.43m.

His performance made him the first athlete from the Territory to qualify for the 2017 Carifta Games in Curacao, April 15-17, as well as the World Under 18 Youth Championships in Kenya, July 2017.

Meanwhile, his brother Diamonte Gumbs secured his Carifta qualifier in the Shot Put as well, with a toss of 15.96m (52feet, 4.3 inches), surpassing the qualifying mark of 15.75m.