When her friend Jen Shelton got injured while skiing in Italy, Bree Ray of Las Vegas, Nevada, had one simple goal in Saturday's 3rd Tortola Torture.
It was like David and Goliath. Flemming, the Elmore Stoutt High School House that has won 15 titles versus Lettsome House, the on with the least championships with eight, competing in the 47th edition of the event on Wednesday and Thursday at the A. O. Shirley Grounds.
With the exception of the BVI Half Marathon, Rueben Stoby has been dominating the local road racing scene for the last three years, earning successive 2 miles, 5K and 10K victories on both Tortola and Virgin Gorda.
While Althea Scatiffe-the territory's largest school which has never lost since it was formed in 1983 dominated the A Division competition with 433 points-the real battle was among the other seven teams.
Led by Victrix Ludorum K'Zariah Harrigan, Alexandrian Maduro reclaimed the Inter Primary Schools B Division crown on Wednesday afternoon at the A. O. Shirley Grounds, winning for the first time since 2013.
Following the introduction of pre events last Wednesday for the first time in the history of the Inter Primary Schools Track and Field Championships, schools from Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke engaged in stiff competition on Wednesday and Thursday at the A. O. Shirley Grounds.
It wasn't the fastest, but definitely the most competitive race in the the 11-year history of the Delioite-Ogier BVI Sunrise Half Marathon, that ended with St. Thomas' Ruth Ann David improving her own course record on Saturday.
While Reuben Stoby and Rosmond Johnson were securing a repeat of their respective Mourant Ozannes College Classic Series titles, young Sam Potgieter was stealing the show with another record run to close the One Mile Division.
After coming within three seconds of Renold Brown's 13-year old Virgin Gorda College Classic Series record in his last outing, Reuben Stoby wanted to take down the mark on Saturday morning, but thought long and hard about his afternoon battle with Julius Farley for the Ceres Juices 10K Series overall crown.
Khadjja Sampson who won the 2015 OECS Swimming Championships 100m freestyle bronze medal as an eight-year old, shattered her own Mournat Ozannes College Classic Series One Mile Girls Division record on Saturday.
While Gayle Lindsay, a former 400/800m was on holiday visiting her twin sister and churning out a victory in the process and Rebuen Stoby was continuing his winning ways, the Rotary Sunrise Club was upending defending champions Rotary Club of Tortola, who hadn't lost a Service Clubs Cross Country race in the last 11 seasons of the Mourant Ozannes College Classic Series.
Including a record 78 in the One Mile Division, a near record 262 participants-just three off the mark-kicked off the 21st Highland Spring College Classic Series at the HLSCC in Paraquita Bay on Saturday morning.
Ahead of the 21st College Classic Series opener on Sept 17, fall road racing on Tortola resumed with Saturday's Ceres Juices 10K Series in Carrot Bay, where Reuben Stoby and Maria Mays were the respective male and female winners.
Sprinter Tahesia Harrigan-Scott left her third Olympic Games disappointed after an unlooked for performance of 11.54 seconds in her 100m heat in Rio de Janeiro, where she finished sixth. Compounding matters was the fact that the three times Olympian ran and unchallenged 11.40 days before she departed for the competition.
When sprinter Ashely Kelly learned from Chef de Mission Stephanie Russ Penn that she would be the flag bearer, she was totally surprised.
TORTOLA-After 30 years of participating, Kyron McMaster of the British Virgin Islands, won the territory's first medal in its history at the IAAF World Jr. Championships, when he claimed 400m Hurdles bronze on Saturday in Bydgoszcz, Poland. The BVI has been participating in IAAF World Jr. competition since 1986.
TORTOLA-Kyron McMaster won his 400m Hurdles semifinal heat on Friday evening and automatically advanced to today's final in the XVI IAAF World Jr. Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. He will face the starter's gun at 1:15 p.m. today in search of a medal, running from lane seven.
British Virgin Islands 400m Hurdler Lakeisha Warner and sprinter L'T'Sha Fahie, advanced to today's semifinals of their respective events in the XVI IAAF World Jr. Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland on Wednesday.
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador-British Virgin Islands strongman Eldred Henry used his experience from missing the podium two years ago in Canada, to land Discus Throw and Shot Put bronze medals, during the IX NACAC U23 Championships that wrapped up Sunday in San Salvador, El Salvador.
TORTOLA-On the strength of its women's team, hosts British Virgin Islands landed the 2nd OECS Track and Field Championships on Sunday night in a close battle with St. Kitts-Nevis and Grenada at the A. O. Shirley Grounds.
TORTOLA-Hosts British Virgin Islands Women's 4x100m Relay, capped a record setting Day 1 of the 2nd OECS Championships, by breaking the seven-year old OECS mark established by St. Kitts-Nevis in 2009.
With the addition of Trinidad and Tobago's Women's 4 x 400m Relay added to the 2nd OECS Championships line up as they seek to qualify for Rio, BVI Athletics Association officials are now expecting 185 visiting athletes and officials for the 2 day competition on Saturday and Sunday.
TORTOLA-Organizers are expecting 150 visiting athletes and officials for the 2nd OECS Track and Field Championships scheduled for Tortola on July 2-3, at the A. O. Shirley Grounds, with non OECS member Puerto Rico's Women's 4x100m Relay team seeking to solidify their #16 ranking for the Rio Olympic Games.
When he entered the A. O. Shirley Grounds after a see saw battle through the streets of Road Town, Julius Farley kept looking back, just incase he had to dig a little deeper. It wasn't necessary as he had created enough separation between himself and challenger Reuben Stoby, to break the tape in Saturday's Ceres Juices 10K Series Opener in 39 minutes and 24 seconds-much to his surprise-for his first victory of the season over his rival, who had been dominating the road racing scene.
Merely a year after taking up the 400m Hurdles and winning Carifta Games silver in Grenada earlier this year, multiple National Record holder Lakeisha "Mimi" Warner on Thursday afternoon, signed a letter of intent with the Clemson Tigers. She will compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Led by their Jr. Girls 4 x 400m Relay quartet, Sprint Tech Track Club athletes demolished two Jr. relay records during Saturday's 41st Flo Golden South Classic in Claremont, Fla., as several athletes also recorded personal bests marks.
Twin sisters and Central Arizona College sophomores Tynelle and Trevia Gumbs, ended their Jr. College career by grabbing All America honors during the National Jr. Colleges Athletics Association Championships in Levelland, Texas.
TORTOLA-Melissa Brunner and Reuben Stoby closed the Blenheim Trust 5K Series with victories on Saturday. The race started and ended at the A. O. Shirley Grounds.
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.
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.