Penn's Pull Off Quad, Triple Victories in BVI Youth Championships

Under 9 Girls drive to the finish line in the 100

MAY 29—Top Notch Track Club’s Koen Penn pulled off a quadruple victory while his sister Kala had a triple and others snatched doubles, during the weekend BVI Youth Championships during which athletes were identified for training ahead of the July 20—21, CUT Games in Jamaica.

Koen seized the Under 11 Boys Long Jump with a leap of 4.42m then won the 100m in 13.93 and cleared 1.21m in the High Jump. He wrapped up the weekend by holding off ESP’s J’Quaan Smith in the 200m, 28.57-28.65.

Kala also of Top Notch, took the Under 15 Girls 100m in 13.01 seconds then had a leap of 5.08m in the Long Jump before clearing 1.39m in the High Jump.

Top Notch’s Tahj Malone won the Under 15 Boys Long Jump with a leap of 5.05m and the High Jump by clearing 1.75m, before taking the 400m in 58.55 seconds.

Sprint Tech’s Sha’el Lavacia leapt 3.65m to win the Under 9 Boys Long Jump, before taking the 80m in 12.12 seconds and the 150m in 23.03.

Sprint Tech’s Dominique Moses cut the sand at 3.97m in the Under 11 Girls Long Jump and had a 24.36m throw in the Ball Throw. 

Arianna Hayde of Sprint Tech ran 13.90 in the Under 13 Girls 100m then had a throw of 43.80m in the Ball Throw.

Sprint Tech’s Rakeel Jack ran a 400m personal best of 1:00.55 to edge ESP’s Chaz Fahie’s 1:00.59 in the Under 11 Boys 400m, then bested Fahie again in the High Jump, with a 1.33m clearance.

Tashara Edwards of Sprint Tech, had an Under 11 Girls sprint double, taking the 100m in 14.93 and the 200m in 30.26.

Fast Lane Track Club’s Zahkaria Frett had personal bests of 1:02.15 and 27.45 for her 400/200m double.

Jelani Norman ran 27.00 to snatch the Under 13 Boys 200m after the Sprint Tech athlete had a 53.84m in the ball throw and a back up 52.44 as the only thrower over the 50m barrier.