In between a pre meet shower on Friday and a threat of rain and Saturday's end the BVI Athletics Association National Youth Championships-which also celebrated the 21st IAAF World Athletics Day-Ariyah Smith led the territory's top U15 athletes and visiting athletes from St. Croix, with four victories.
British Virgin Islands Track & Field and Cross Country News
VIRGIN GORDA--For a moment during Saturday's 5th Virgin Gorda Half Marathon, Vincent Fournier thought he'd given home turf advantage to Tortola resident Ruben Stoby, who opened a sizeable gap.
The top U15 athletes across the territory have been invited to participate in Friday and Saturday's BVI Athletics Association National Youth Championships, which will also mark the 21st IAAF World Athletics Day.
Central Arizona College sophomore Tynelle Gumbs, systematically dominated the Region I Championships, winning three of the four throws, ahead of the upcoming National Jr. Colleges Athletics Association Championships on May 17-19, at South Plains College, in Levelland, Texas.
The British Virgin Islands quartet of Ashley Kelly, Tahesia Harrigan-Scott, Chantel Malone and Karene King, competed at the prestigious Penn Relays in the USA vs the World 4x100m relay on Saturday. They finished sixth in 44.97 seconds.
TORTOLA-Reuben Stoby and Maria Mays were the top male and female finishers in Saturday's Dive BVI 10k Series finale-the final tune up for the 5th annual Virgin Gorda Half Marathon and Six Miles Challenge on May 14.
TORTOLA-The British Virgin Islands will host the 2nd Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Track and Field Championships, July 1-3 at the A. O. Shirley Recreation Grounds and officials are expecting 'top flight competition' from the sub region's athletes.
Running together for the first time since 2013, the BVIsl quartet of Ashley Kelly, Tahesia Harrigan-Scott, Chantel Malone and Karene King, broke their six year old 4 x 100m Relay National Record at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic in Gainesville, Fla., on Friday.
When Eric Senseman of Denver, Colorado toured the 33.4 miles Tortola Torture Ultra Marathon course on Friday-including climbs up Windy Hill to the 1528 foot turn around at Sage Mountain parking lot, then descend through Brewers Bay and over Ridge Road to Beef Island including Little Mountain and finishing at Loose Mongoose-he figured he could do it in about five hours.
Reuben Stoby and Maria Mays led the field of 33 participants in the men and women's divisions respectively, during the first of two Dive BVI 10K Series races on Saturday, which are a tune up for the 5th Virgin Gorda Half Marathon and 6 Mile Challenge on May 14.
Ashley Kelly made her outdoor season debut a memorable one by becoming the second BVI athlete qualifying for this summer's Rio Olympic Games in the 200m while Chantel Malone claimed the Long Jump title also in a season's best at the Florid Relays.
Reuben Stoby and Katrina Crumpler were the top men and women's finishers in Saturday's Blenheim Trust 5K Series tour stop on Beef Island, where the women had a three minutes start on the men and only Stoby managed to get to the line before the first woman.
ST. GEORGES, Grenada-The British Virgin Islands wrapped up the 45th Carifta Games in St. Georges, Grenada on Monday night with silver and bronze medals.
ST. GEORGES, Grenada-After five athletes advanced to finals in the 100 and 400m at the 45th Carifta Games in St. Georges, Grenada on Saturday, there were no medals until Lakeisha "Mimi" Warner snatched silver in the first final on Sunday afternoon in the 400m Hurdles, to end her Carifta career.
When U.S. and British Virgin Islands athletes begin lining up behind their blocks in the 45th Carifta Games in St. Georges, Grenada on Saturday morning, many will hear a familiar voice saying; "on your marks."
Veteran sprinter Tahesia Harrigan-Scott advanced to her fourth straight IAAF World Indoor Championships 60m semis on Saturday night, during the championships held in Portland, Oregon.
Samuel Goldstein, a student at Ashville, a prep boarding school in North Carolina, will remember his 2016 Spring Break visit to the British Virgin Islands-his fourth trip here-joining his family who has been coming to the territory since 1976.
Sitting on a splinter lead of just two points-the narrowest margin going into the annual Elmore Stoutt High School inter-house sports day after pre competition events-defending champions Lettsome House made a surge that resulted in a 68.5 points end of Day I lead over Flemming House, who was breathing down their neck.
The Lone Ranger is not alone anymore. For the first time in its history, the BVI will have two athletes competition at the IAAF World Indoor Championships.
Joyce Samuel won two of the eight division titles of offer, then got solid performances in the sprints and relay, to retain it's B Division title of the Inter Primary School Championships on Friday.
While perennial champs Althea Scatliffe continued its dominance of the Inter Primary Schools A Division Championships, there was seismic shifts among the pursuers.
Tynelle Gumbs followed up teammate Kyron McMaster's 400m victory, by shattering the National Jr. Colleges Athletics Association Indoor Championships Weight Throw record, leading all five of the territory's athletes competing to top 10 finishes in their respective events.
Djimon Gumbs put the disappointment of fouling out the Discus Throw during the morning session behind, by unleashing a National Youth Record throw in the Shot Put, to close the BVI Athletics Association National Jr. Championships on Saturday, which was highlighted by several personal best performances.
Several Under 18 Girls kicked off Session I of the BVI Athletics Association National Jr. Championships last night with record performances, highlighted by High Jumper Z'Niah Hutchinson and Javelin Thrower Arianna Hayde.
The BVI Athletics Association National Jr. Championships are scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the A. O. Shirley Recreation Grounds, with three sessions of competitions.
Ashley Kelly joined Tahesia Harrigan-Scott as the second British Virgin Islands female sprinter to dip under 7.40 seconds over 60m indoors, when she cut her personal best from 7.46 earlier in the season to 7.39, at the Millrose Games in New York on Saturday. The 400m specialist, coming off a personal best of 53.01 last week and a 23.69 in the 200m three weeks ago, finished eight overall.
Virgin Gorda resident Vincent Fournier ended Reuben Stoby's year long winning streak in local road races during Saturday's season opening Blenheim Trust 5K Series tour stop in Road Town, breaking the eight year-old course record in the process.
Ashley Kelly trigged a National Records streak in Boston on Friday night that included marks in Arizona, New Mexico and the BVI.
Three indoor records were set during a busy weekend for BVI athletes in Boston and Arizona, marking the fourth straight week a record had been broken. Records were established for 13 straight weeks in 2015.
Some 40 souls kicked off the 2016 British Virgin Islands Road Racing season Saturday in the rain on Virgin Gorda, in the Dive BVI 5K Series. The race attracted both Tortola and Virgin Gorda participants.