Fire Hands Police Another Loss In Johnny Hassan Relays

By: Dean Greenaway

Fire & PoliceFire and Rescue Services can continue bragging until they meet again, after another victory over Police to end activities in Friday night’s Johnny Hassan Relays.

With concerns about sprinting injuries after last year’s inaugural 4x100m Relay matchup, both teams ran a 4x400m relay. Fire controlled the race after the first 280m—even thought Police eroded the deficit—then went on to victory in 3 minutes, 59.19 seconds while Police recorded a time of 4:07.84.

“This one got away from us early. We were preparing for a 4×100 relay, but we didn’t get it together in this one,” said Constable Darren Malone. “We are sprinters, but we want them again.”

The relays, which also included individual events, attracted all the territory’s club teams and the University of the Virgin Islands, saw a series of exciting races.

Huggins lowers season’s best

Top Notch Track Club’s Nelda Huggins improved her 100m season’s best by .03 seconds with a time of 11.94 into a -0.1 headwind. Her mark is .04 off qualifying for the IAAF World Jr. Championships in a second event after running 11.97 last week.

Sprint Tech Track Club’s L’Tisha “Lea” Fahie who will join Huggins in the upcoming Carifta Games in the U18 Girls century, ran a personal best of 12.09.

Twins crack 12m in Shot Put

A week after two women cleared 11.00m in the Triple Jump for the first time in the same competition, twin sisters Tynelle and Trevia Gumbs of Top Notch Track Club, followed suit in the Shot Put.

Tynelle upped her 11.56m personal best from Feb 2, cracking the 12.00m mark for the first time with a heave of 12.02 (39’5¼”). Trevia who broke the 13.00m barrier with 13.03m throw on Feb 2, settled for 12.87 in the U20 Girls division.

Sprint Tech’s Dekoya Hodge, upped her week old best of 12.24 in the U18 Girls 3K Shot to 12.36.