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Chantel E. Malone takes Long Jump silver @ NACAC C/ships

- .01cm off qualifying for IAAF World Championships
Long Jumper Chantel E. Malone won a silver medal in the 2nd North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Track and Field Championships that wrapped up in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Sunday August 9, 2015. Photo: Provided
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica- Long Jumper Chantel E. Malone won a silver medal in the 2nd North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Track and Field Championships that wrapped up in San Jose, Costa Rica on Sunday August 9, 2015.

Malone cut the sand with a personal best leap of 6.69m on her opening jump to secure the silver medal behind the USA’s Quansheka Burks, who opened with the same 6.69 mark as Malone's, then leapt 6.93m, the ninth best jump in the world this year, to secure the gold medal.

Malone’s mark was .01cm off qualifying for the IAAF World Championships and improved her 6.65 National Record.

“It’s always good to accomplish something you have been dreaming about,” Malone said. “I wanted the gold and I definitely wanted a qualifier but I’m very pleased with my performance today.”

Malone, who hadn’t been jumping well until the Pan Am Games, said the mindset she had when she won the CAC Games gold in November, returned. “I’m happy that it did,” she stated. “For example, in the Pan Am Games, I had two fouls going in to the last jump before the final and normally, I would have freaked out. But, in my mind, I said it only takes one jump to get into the final. I kept positive and that’s what I did today too.”

Meanwhile, sprinter Tahesia Harrigan-Scott came up .06 seconds short of a medal, finishing 4th in the 100m Final in a time of 11.28 seconds.

Eldred Henry was fifth in the Shot Put with a heave of 18.49m on Sunday.

9 Responses to “Chantel E. Malone takes Long Jump silver @ NACAC C/ships”

  • oh ok (10/08/2015, 10:34) Like (1) Dislike (8) Reply
    So she tried to represent Canada didn't make it and now repping BVI. Guess name don't carry no weight up north.
    • BVIslander (10/08/2015, 13:50) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      what?? i only wish when people have nothing to say, they close their mouths.......has she ever asked you for anything???
    • Cho (11/08/2015, 07:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Wha u talkin about? Who want rep Canada? NOT CHANTEL MALONE
    • Concerm (11/08/2015, 16:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Jeolous!! You sound foolish and stupid
    • friend (11/08/2015, 22:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

      You sound so foolish. Chantel was representing the BVI at the Pan Games in Canada where she placed fifth, which is a major accomplishment. Now she place second at another major championships and putting our lil island in the international scene. So hush you @$$ and get your facts straight from spreading False information

  • guy hill (10/08/2015, 11:10) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats to all. Always continue to do your very best.
  • yes (10/08/2015, 11:24) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats Chantel. On to the world champs. It may be the Caribbean doing wonders. Heard the Anguillan jumping 6.98 too. Good luck
  • qc (10/08/2015, 11:46) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    little or no support from the goverment
  • 111 (10/08/2015, 23:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    good news yall

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