Local star athlete in track and field events, and Brand Ambassador for Digicel BVI, Chantel Malone has commenced her 2017 athletic season on a very high note.
Following her performance in the recently concluded ISTAF Indoor Competition in Berlin, Germany on February 10th, Malone secured 4th place in the long jump competition, with a jump of 6.67m. This time also records a new personal best for the athlete in the discipline.
Malone is set to participate in other competitions around the United Kingdom, specifically Glasgow and Birmingham.
This month also saw a 4x200m female relay team from the Territory securing a podium finish at the Amory Invitational in New York, U.S.A.
Team BVI, made up of Ashley Kelly, Karene King, Beyonce Defreitas and L’T’Sha Fahie, placed third behind the teams from USA (2nd) and Jamaica (1st).
The athletes also participated in other races at the meet, where Kelly won the 60m with a time of 7.55s, with Fahie right behind her in second place with a time of 7.56s.
BVI was also represented in Barbados this month at the Young Olympians Track Meet, where they secured numerous wins.
Zara Browne won the 100m dash with a time of 12.04s, recording a new personal best. She also placed third in the 300m hurdles.
Gold places also came from Xiamora Malone in the High Jump with a leap of 1.50m and Akeela McMaster in the 400m under 13 girls.
Abriel Maglore placed third in the 400m heat Under 15 girls, while T-Kailah Richardson and Christal Mitchell placed fifth and sixth respectively in the 100m.
Over in Michigan at the Hillsdale Wide track Classic, Trevia Gumbs continues to perform at the top of her scale, this time establishing a season's best in Weight Throw with a heave of 17.73m.