Athletes To Compete in Bahamas, Jamaica Olympic Games Trials

L-R: Karene King, Ashley Kelly, Chantel Malone & Tahesia Harrigan-Scott

JUNE 20—The top BVI female athletes will compete in the Bahamas and Jamaica’s Olympic Games Trials starting on Friday.

Tahesia Harrigan-Scott and Karene King will compete in the Bahamas Olympic Trials in the 100 and 200m respectively. While Harrigan-Scott—who has been slowed by injury—has an Olympic Games A qualifier in the 100m, King is searching for the mark in the 200m.

She has a season’s best of 23.43 seconds and has run a wind aided 23.27 seconds, with the race recording a +2.1 meters per second tailwind, which was over the allowable 2-0 mps. King has also run 23.37 again a wind assisted race and need to run under 23.30 to meet the B qualifying standard.

Chantel Malone and Ashley Kelly will compete in the Jamaica Olympic Games trials in pursuit of their marks.

Malone has posted a season’s best of 52.48 in the 400m and needs a mark of 52.35—which is her career best—for a B qualifying mark.

Kelly will also contest the 400m and has a season’s best of 52.77. Her personal best is 52.71. She’s likely to tackle the 200m where she has a run 23.54 this season and a career best of 23.49. 

Athletes have until July 8 to qualify for the London Olympic Games, which opens on July 27 and runs through August 12. The track and field segment of the Games starts on August 3.