Xiomara Malone triple qualifications for Carifta. Shaniyah Caul receives 4-year scholarship to Fairleigh Dickenson

By BVI Athletics Association

Raw Skillz Track Club athlete, Shaniyah Caul is recipient of a full 4-year Track and Field scholarship at the Farleigh Dickinson University. Photo: BVIAA

Xiomara ‘Gia’ Malone of Fast Lane Track Club leaped a distance of 5.27m to surpass the Carifta Games qualifying standard of 5.25m in the long jump; she has already qualified in the 100m hurdles and high jump.

Raw Skillz Track Club athlete, Shaniyah Caul was granted a full, 4-year Track and Field scholarship at the Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is the first athlete from her club to attain such an achievement.

“Firstly, I would like to thank the Most High for blessing me with this opportunity. Secondly, I want to thank my coach, Coach Redz for sticking with me through the tough journey because, seeing me for hours, six (6) days a week, one has to be mentally strong. I thank him for not giving up on me and always supporting me because I couldn’t have done it without him! I also want to thank my parents and families for sticking with me through this process and making things possible, and to all my supporters I want to say thank you,” said Shaniyah.

Meanwhile, Erwin Telemaque – known as Coach Redz – of Raw Skillz Track Club, and the extremely proud coach of Ms. Caul’s recalled letting each of his athletes know “If you want it as much as you need the air you breathe, you will get it.” Especially during practice, he drills into his athletes that “strength comes from overcoming the things you thought you could not do, your body won’t go where your mind does not let it go.”

Results from overseas athletes in recent indoors/outdoors competitions are as follows:

Spring Break Classic, Puerto Rico, March 16, 2018
• Rikkoi Brathwaite clocked a time of 10.81 in the 100m dash placing 4th and 21.65 seconds in the 200m to place 2nd.
• Deya Erickson ran a time of 14.71 in the 100m hurdles placing 2nd.
• Arianna Hayde leaped a distance of 5.57m placing 9th in long jump

Texas Southern Relays
• Joshua Hill of Elite Performance clocked a time of 22.03 and 48.61 in the 200m and 400m placing 3rd and 2nd respectively

Highlander Relays in Orlando, Florida
• Xiomara Gia Malone leaped a distance of 5.27m placing 1st in the long jump

Nova Sharks Invitational
• Ronique Todman clocked times of 21.99 and 48.64 in the 200m and 400m placing 2nd in both events. Todman as part of part of his ASA college team in the 4 X 100 and 4 X 400 clocked times of 41.05 and 3:20.27 placing them 1st in both events.

The BVIAA Dag Samuels Development meet series # 7 continues this weekend, Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the A.O. Shirley Recreational Grounds beginning at 2 p.m. with long Jump (u15 to open), shot put, 800m (u17 to open), 100m (u13 to open), discus, 300m (u13-u15), 400m (u17 to open), javelin and 200m (u13 to open).