5 VI athletes to compete at 22nd CAC Games in Mexico

CAC Games logo[8]The British Virgin Islands Olympic Committee (BVIOC) confirmed the names of the five athletes who will represent the Virgin Islands in Athletics and Squash at the XXII Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games. The Games will be held in Veracruz, Mexico from November 14-30.

The two CAC 2014 competitors in athletics are 100m runner, Tahesia Harrigan-Scott whose event is slated for November 24 and 25. and long jumper, Chantel Malone who will compete on November 26 at the Athletics Stadium in the city of Xalapa.

Joseph Chapman, Michael Adamson, and Joe Kneipp will be competing in Squash in singles, doubles and team matches at the Squash Courts in Vera Cruz. Their event is slated to run from November 23 – November 29.

Chef de Mission for CAC 2014, Cleave Farrington will be joined by other officials to the games and include Mark Chapman (Squash coach), Winston Potter & Joey Scott (Athletics coaches) and Shaun Williams (Physiotherapist).

The team will depart from the territory on November 16 and return on November 30.

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 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.

Games schedules and results can be followed on the CAC Games 2014 official website.

Team VI -  Veracruz 2014, CAC Games. Chantel Malone, Tahesia Harrigan-Scott, Joe Kneipp, Mike Adamson, Joseph Chapman.

Team VI – Veracruz 2014, CAC Games. Clockwise from left: Chantel Malone, Tahesia Harrigan-Scott, Joe Kneipp, Joseph Chapman, Mike Adamson.