News of Overseas BVI Athletes

By BVI Athletics Association

Tynelle Gumbs named Findlay University athlete of the week. Photo: Provided

Tynelle Gumbs named Findlay University athlete of the week. Photo: Provided

Lakeisha Mimi Warner placed 4th in her 800 meter run finals at the Clemson Invitational with a time of 2:12.62 which is a personal best indoor time and helped Clemson’s 1600 meter relay team to victory. Ms. Warner posted a third leg time of 55.45 seconds. Ms. Warner also secured a win on Clemson’s 4×400 with a time of 3:41.11 and 4th in the 500m with a time of 1:13.36 and secured 12th place overall in the 200m with a time of 25.34. Ms. Warner clocked 55.47 in the 400. Split at 2:10 in the 800 in the distance medley and ran a 54.5 split on the Clemson’s 4X400 relay. Clemson’s combined effort in the distance medley relay of 11:16.69 puts Warner and her team as the third fastest in the School’s history!

Nelda Huggins won her 60m semi and final with times of 7.83 and 7.67 respectively at the Minnesota State – Alumni Open. Ms. Huggins improved her personal best of 7.67 to 7.64s in the 60m Final at the Jim Emmerich Alumni Invitational; she also had a solid showing in the 200m winning that event with a time of 24.82 seconds. She concluded the evening at same meet and ran the 3rd leg on the 4X400m with a 6th place finish for Central Iowa.

Tynelle Gumbs made her debut for Findlay University in Northwest Ohio Invitational with a throw of 63 feet, 4 ½ inches in the women’s weight throw while twin sister Trevia Gumbs placed eight with a mark of 55 feet, 10 ½ inches. Over the weekend, Tynelle Gumbs won the women’s weight throw with a heave of 66 feet, 4 ½ inches at the Tiffin Dragon Open in Ohio to improve her season best. Ms Gumbs weight throw puts her at 1st Conference and 3rd Nationally Division II. Ms. Gumbs continues her streak at Nationals by establishing a personal best in the Shot with a toss of 13.13m or 43ft-0 5/16”. Ms. Gumbs earned the Findlay University athlete of the week.

Taylor Hill opened her debut for South Plains College as a sophomore with a third place time of 7.82 seconds in her heat in the 60m indoor Sooners Opener and placed 13th overall. She also placed second in her 200m heat with a time of 25.9 placing 14th best time.

Jonel Lacey had a 200m time of 25.82 seconds to finish fourth in her heat at the Great Dane Classic. Ms. Lacey also led off her team’s 1600m relay and finished second overall with a time of 3:52.86. Ms. Lacey ran the 2nd Leg for the University of Albany 4x400m relay team and secured a first place position at the Mulberry Invitational.

Rikkoi Brathwaite placed second with a time of 6.938 in the 60m finals at the LSU High School Indoor Classic.

Adaejah Hodge placed 1st in the 60 meters with a time 8.51 at Martin Luther King invitational in Alabama. At same meet, Ms. Hodge placed 4th in the 400m with a time of 1:07s and 3rd in the 200m with a time of 28.21.

K’Cei Moses placed 3rd overall in the 200 meters at the North Florida Speed Track in a time of 22.44 at the Martin Luther King invitational.

Karene King clocked 39.92 in the 300 to place 4th at the New Balance Games at the Amory track in New York.

Judine Lacey (Freshman of IOWA Central) ran a time of 26.26s for 4th place in the 200m heat and overall 13th in the finals at Jim Emmerich Aluminum Invitational. Ms. Lacey also ran the anchor leg for the 4X400m relay with a 3rd place finish

Khari Herbert opened his indoor season in the 400m with a time of 47.90s

Tarique Moses – as a Vaquero, Central Arizona Freshman ran 1.25 in the 600m to take first in his heat and second overall at Paradise Valley over the weekend.