FEBRUARY 27—A Sprint Tech Track Club quartet ran unchallenged and threatened the 4x400m Relay National Youth Record on Saturday evening at the A. O. Shirley Recreation Grounds, highlighting the Gatorade Development Series competition, which focused on relays, featuring from Under 9 through Open Division athletes.
In addition to the Clubs, the competition also included Primary and High School teams as well as the Cheetahs Track Club from St. Thomas.
The quartet of Lakeisha “Mimi” Warner, Tarika “Tinker Bell” Moses, Jonel Lacey and Niayla Smith, ran unchallenged and turned in a time of 3 minutes 50.87 seconds for the victory and the No. 2 all time mark ever run by an Under 18 foursome over the distance.
Only the team of Bianca Dougan, Britney Wattley, Ashley Kelly and Chantel Malone, have run faster with their 3:49.68 Youth standard established in July 2006. The Sprint Tech quartet’s time moves them to No. 6 overall on the all time list.
Prior the to the 4x4, Nelda Huggins anchored the Top Notch Track Club foursome that included under 20 runner Shian Vandenburg along with Kala Penn and Ashley Penn to victory in the 4 x 100m Relay over Sprint Tech’s, Moses, Warner, L’T’ Sha Fahie by overhauling Lacey to win in 48.44 to 48.59.
Lacey and teammate Deya Erickson moved to Nos. 5 and 6 respectively on the all time 100m Hurdles list, with their debut runs of 16.49 and 16.57 respectively.
Action continues this Saturday at 4 p.m. with the final pre March 10 Carifta Games Trials/National Jr. Championships.
Events include; Field Events: Javelin Throw, Open. High Jump, Under 13 to Open. Shot Put, Under 13 through Open:
Running events: 100m Hurdles Open; 800m U-11 to Open; 150m U-9 only. 200m, U-11 to Open; 80m U-9 Only. 100m U-11 to Open; 400m Hurdles, Open; 1500m Open and 400m U-11 to Open.
Registration must be completed by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28. There’s a $1 registration fee per participant, which much be paid by 3 p.m. on Saturday.
No vendors are allowed at BVI Athletics Association unless granted special permission.
Bianca Dougan-Charles and Sh'Kida Lavacia both of Fast Lane and Sprint Tech's J'Nae Wong battle in the 4x400m Relay