BVI Secures More Medals At CARIFTA

Javon Liburd, Staff Reporter | 2 Opinions
Published: April 18, 2017 8:10 am AST
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The athletic team of the British Virgin Islands, who represented the Territory at this year’s CARIFTA track and field meet, will be returning home with a number of medals.

A delegation comprising of 27 athletes competed over the weekend, April 15-17, in various track and field disciplines, at the competition which was hosted in Curacao.

Following the events, BVI’s own strongman, Djimon Gumbs won two silver medals in the under 18 category events of shotput and discuss.

The BVI also secured two medals in javelin, with Arianna Hayde earning a bronze medal in the under 18 category and Akira Phillip earning a silver in the under 20 category.

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Running the 4x400, a team made up of Sh’kaida Lavacia, Judine Lacey, Kala Penn and L’t’sha Fahie, managed to secure third place and a bronze medal in the heated relay finals on the final day of the event.

The first medal from the meet went to Kala Penn, who secured bronze medal in the triple jump discipline.

Elinah Phillip of the BVI also contributed to the medal count, with her second placement in the 50 meter butterfly swim race at the CARIFTA Swimming Championships in Nassau, Bahamas on April 16.

The team will be returning to the Territory later today, April 18, around noon.

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