Athletes Of The Year
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Published: December 30, 2016 1:14 pm AST
Sol Athletes of the Year, 2016
Photo Credit: Charlie Jackson
The BVI Athletics Association (BVIAA) held its 2016 Athletes Awards Gala last evening, December 29 at The Moorings Mariner Inn, where it was announced that senior female athlete of the year is Ashley Kelly and senior male athlete of the year is Eldred Henry.

Prior to the distribution of awards for the evening, there were remarks by North America, Central America and Caribbean Athletics Association President (NACAC), Mr. Victor Lopez; Department of Youth Affairs and Sports (DYAS) Acting Director, Mrs. Brenda Lettsome-Tye on behalf of the Sports Minister, Hon. Myron Walwyn; and BVIAA President, Mr. Steve Augustine.

Awards:

2016 Sol Youth Female Athlete of the Year- Ariyah Smith
2016 Sol Youth Male Athlete of the Year- Malaki Smith
2016 Sol Jr. Male Athlete of the Year-Kyron McMaster
2016 Sol Jr. Female Athlete of the Year- Tarika Moses
2016 Sol Sr. Male Athlete of the Year- Eldred Henry
2016 Sol Sr. Female Athlete of the Year- Ashley Kelly

2016 National Record Breakers

Tarika Moses Indoor 500 M (1:11.60), 600 M (1:31.90)
Ashley Kelly Indoor 200 M (23.69) 400 M Outdoor (53.01)
Z’Niah Hutchinson High jump (1.65m)
TynelleGumbs Weight Throw Indoor (19.10m), Discuss Outdoor (47.76m), Hammer Throw (56.13m)
Lakeisha Warner 400 MH (58.14)
Kyron McMaster 400 MH (49.56)
Britney Peters Javelin (41.70)
Arianna Hayde Javelin (41.47) Youth
Khari Herbert 400 M Indoor (47.71)
DjimonGumbs - Shot Put- (16.64m) – YOUTH; Discus- (48.19m) YOUTH
Anna Kinkead Women Marathon- 4:24:44
Indoor 4 x 400 M (3:45.34) Tarika Moses, Lakeisha Warner, Karene King, Beyoncé Defreitas
Indoors 4 x 400 M (3:30.01) Rakeel Jack, Joshua Hill, Rikkoi Brathwaite, Valique Graham
4 x 100 4 x 100 M (44.05s)- TahesiaHarrigan- Scott, Karene King, Ashely Kelly, Chantel Malone
BVI Jr. 4 x 400 M Relay (3:41.36) - Judine Lacey, Beyoncé Defreitas, Tarika Moses, Lakeisha Warner
BVI National Jr. 4 x 100 M Relay (45.78)- ZakhariaFrett, Beyoncé Defreitas, L'T'ShaFahie, Lakeisha Warner

Meanwhile, Premier Dental Collegiate Athlete of the Year went to Khari Herbert; Colonial Insurance Comeback Athlete of the Year---Rikkoi Brathwaite; Coach of the Year Youth Division---Ralston Henry; Coach of the Year Senior Division---Xavier Dag Samuels; BVI Athletics Foundation Road Race Athletes of the Year---Reuben Stoby and Rosmond Johnson; and College Race Series Cross Country Award---Reuben Stoby and Saungie Liburd.

Certificates were also awarded for outstanding participation to athletes that made national teams or performed significantly throughout the 2016 season.

"It was a very successful evening and the British Virgin Islands Athletics Association wishes to thank all persons that contributed to the success of the evening, especially our sponsors," the association stated.
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