L-R: Ashley Kelly, Tahesia Harrigan-Scott, Chantel Malone and Karene King
MARCH 24—USA Track and Field has accepted the BVI’s 4 x100m National Women’s Relay team to compete in the prestigious Penn Relays in the USA vs Rest of the World Challenge, which will be televised live from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 28.
The team is seeking to earn one of the 16 available spots in the London Olympic Games this summer. The team will tune up for the Penn Relays, at the Miami Invitational on April 14.
The BVI Athletics Association thanks Adam Schmenk and his team at USA Track and Field for this opportunity to have its team compete among the best nations in the world and also Robin Beamon, for her role in the negotiations that began in October.
During the 2010 BVI Invitational, the team of Ashley Kelly, Tahesia Harrigan-Scott, Chantel Malone and Karene King, ran 44.34 seconds the first time they touched the stick and defeated reigning CAC Champions at the time St. Kitts—who had not lost a race to an Eastern Caribbean team in 13 outings.
Harrigan-Scott competed in last year’s Penn Relays with a Caribbean All Stars squad in the USA vs Rest of the World Challenge.
Running in the Penn Relays is not only about the competition but an opportunity to market the territory.