DECEMBER 30 Long Jumper Chantel Malone and field events specialist Eldred Henry, 3-peated as the British Virgin Islands Sr. Female and Male Athletes of the Year, when the 2015 awards were presented by Sol on Tuesday evening at The Moorings' Mariner Inn, during the BVI Athletics Association 7th Athletes Awards Gala.
Ruth Ann David of the U.S. Virgin Islands, demolished the four year-old Deloitte, Ogier BVI Sunrise Half Marathon course record on Saturday, while counterpart and defending champion Shane DeGannes,the only 3-peat winner in event history, saw his streak snapped.
Despite uncertainty surrounding the start of the 2015 season because of repair work planned for the Mondo track at the A. O. Shirley Recreation Grounds, BVI track and field athletes turned in stellar performances during the 2015 season.
Although they had won the respective Ceres Juices 10k Series titles heading into Saturday afternoon's finale, Reuben Stoby and Rosmond Johnson were pushed to the wire, with Johnson being beaten by Melissa Brunner, for the first time.
The leading road racing athletes of the 2015 season were crowned overall men and women's champions on Saturday, when the curtains came down on the 20th season of the Highland Spring College Classic Series on Tortola. The race focused on men's health and participants wore symbolic moustaches.
The Virgin Gorda segment of the 20th Highland Spring College Series closed with the fastest time ran in more than five years on Saturday, ahead of the curtains coming down on the Tortola leg this weekend.
Four BVI residents, including two debutants and those who will mark their fifth event, will compete in the weekend New York City Marathon.
On the weekend it partnered with the Highland Spring College Classic Series for its End Polio Now campaign, the Rotary Club of Tortola saw it’s 10-year winning streak in the Service Clubs Cross Country division coming to an end.
Male and female winners could walk away with up to $1500 each in the 10th BVI Sunrise Half Marathon, presented by Deloite and Ogier later this year.
With overall men and women’s leaders Reuben Stoby and Rosmond Johnson competing in the NACAC Petit-Bourg 10K in Guadeloupe on Saturday afternoon, Julius Farley and Claudia Ferrari were victorious in the return of the Ceres Juices 10K Series tour stop Saturday morning on Beef Island.
When Kenyans Dickson Chumba and Florence Kiplagat were sweeping to Chicago Marathon victories on Sunday, British Virgin Islands sprinter Ashley Kelly was right there watching them zipping by just before the halfway point in the 26.2 miles race.
Officials and participants alike were pleased with the turnout of more than 230 participants for Saturday’s leg of the Highland Spring College Classic Series on Tortola, which supported the efforts of the BVI Cancer Society Cancer awareness activities.
A small field kicked off Saturday’s leg of the 20th Highland Spring College Classic Series on Virgin Gorda.
Just over 200 participants kicked off the 20th season of the Highland Spring College Classic Series Saturday on Tortola.“It was an excellent beginning,” race director Stephanie Russ Penn said. “There was a wonderful buzz early in the morning, everybody was really excited and it just got off to a great start and I’m just really excited for what else is to come in the season.”
Officials have spent the last week gearing up for Saturday’s kick off of the 20th Highland Spring College Classic Series, which begins at Stout College’s campus at 7 a.m. on Saturday. Registration, which is free, starts at 6:30 a.m.
With three athletes enrolling in schools in Puerto Rico and the United States this fall, to begin another chapter of their respective careers after recording personal bests and National Jr. Records this season, the territory will have its most athletes in college at one time in its history with seven, dating back to 1976 when it all began.
BEIJING, China: Chantel Malone of the British Virgin Islands finished 10th in Group B and 21st overall of the 34 Long Jumpers in the qualifying rounds of the 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China yesterday, to warp up Virgin Islands athletes competition. She did not qualify for tonight’s final.
BEIJING, China—Putting a series of early season issues behind that affected her performances, Tahesia Harrigan-Scott of the British Virgin Islands came into the 15th IAAF World Track and Field Championships here in Beijing, China, riding a wave of unmatched performances in her career, an indication that she was ready.
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica: Long Jumper Chantel Malone of the British Virgin Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands’ Eddie Lovett, won silver and bronze medals respectively, in the 2nd North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Track and Field Championships that wrapped up in San Jose, Costa Rica, last night.
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Three Virgin Islands athletes will compete in four finals of the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Track and Field Championships this evening, in the event being held in San Jose, Costa Rica, through Sunday.
Three BVI athletes finished sixth in their respective events, another was seventh and a national Jr. record was demolished as five made the final of the Pan American Jr. Track and Field Championships that wrapped up in Edmonton, Canada on Sunday evening.
Eight athletes—seven home based and one overseas—will begin competing in from Friday through Sunday in the Pan Am Jr. Track and Field Championships in Edmonton, Canada, July 31-Aug 2. The delegation departed on Tuesday.
Chantel Malone strung her best series together in two years during a competitive Pan American Games Long Jump battle on Friday night at York University in Toronto, and place fifth in the event, after the USA’s Sha’Keela Saunders leaped frogged her to claim the bronze medal with a mark .04 cms, better than Malone's.
Reuben Stoby and Rosmond Johnson extended their respective men and women’s division road racing winning streaks during Saturday’s Ceres Juices 10K Series race tour stop on Beef Island.
JULY 21 Malaki Smith returned from the Central American and Caribbean Age Group Championships held in Trinidad over the weekend, with silver and bronze medals while several of the territory’s athletes had top five finishes in two days of stiff competition among their regional counterparts.
JULY 20 Every athlete has a gold of competing in the International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships. Some never get the chance, others once even twice.
JULY 18 British and U.S. Virgin Islands athletes wrapped up IAAF World Youth Championships competition in Cali, Colombia on Friday morning with a semifinals berth and a personal best effort.
JULY 14 Two groups of U.S. and British Virgin Islands Under 18 athletes are slated to compete in Cali, Colombia and Port of Spain Trinidad, this week.
JULY 6 During training his runs, Reuben Stoby ran the Ceres Juices 10K Series course from Carrot Bay to Smugglers Cove and return, faster than the 42 minutes and 20 seconds he covered it on Saturday.
JUNE 30 Karene King came up .06 seconds short of qualifying for the August 22-30 IAAF World Championships 200m in Beijing, China, as three BVI athletes came up victorious in the B section of the weekend Trinidad and Tobago National Track and Field Championships at the Hasley Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain.