Five VI Athletes to Compete in National Junior Colleges Athletics Competition

Photo courtesy of VINO

Photo courtesy of VINO


Five Virgin Islands track and field athletes, who are ranked in the top 10 of their respective events and representing two institutions, will compete in the National Jr Colleges Athletics Association Championships in Winston-Salem, NC, March 4-5, 2016.

Central Arizona College freshman Kyron McMaster will join sophomore teammates Eldred Henry and twin sisters Trevia and Tynelle Gumbs and South Plains College’s Taylor Hill at the two-day competition.

McMaster is coming off a 600m victory in the Central Arizona College Indoor meet on Saturday February 27, 2016, where he ran one minute, 22.40 seconds. Tynelle and twin sister Trevia Gumbs, who occupy the top two positions in the Jr College rankings in the Weight Throw, are coming off a 1-2 finish.

After fouling her first two attempts, Tynelle had a series of marks from 18.58m or better with a best of 18.81 on her fifth attempt. Trevia upped her best from 18.01m two weeks ago to 18.28m.

Trevia was third in the Shot Put with a heave of 13.00m on her first throw.

Heading into the JC championships, McMaster’s 47.78 seconds in the 400m is the sixth best mark. Henry’s 18.05m effort tops the Shot Put and he’s 10th in the Weight Throw at 17.07m.

Tynelle has the top billing in the Weight Throw with 19.55m while Trevia’s 18.28 mark is third.

Hill is ranked 7th in the 60m dash with 7.51 seconds and 6th in the 200m with a 24.54 mark.

Elsewhere, sprinter Ashley Kelly won the Staten Island Last Chance 200m in 23.76 seconds.

On Friday March 4, 2016 Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott will tune up for the IAAF World Indoor Championships at the World’s Last Chance meet at the Armory in New York. She, along with Karene King, will contest the 60m.

Tarika ‘Tinkerbell’ Moses is expected to see action in the 400m.