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Gumbs Girls set new Discus & Shot Put Records

Sisters Tynelle and Trevia Gumbs (right) are now both Record Holders after setting new marks in the Discus and Shot Put to go with Kyron McMasters, who broke the 400m Hurdles record last week. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
The 3rd Development Meet of the BVIAA 2014 season saw more records tumble and fast times on the track. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
The 3rd Development Meet of the BVIAA 2014 season saw more records tumble and fast times on the track. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Running solo, Deya Erickson made qualifying times for both Carifta and CAC's, but due to a lack of entrants in the 100m Hurdles, it's up in the air as to if the time will stand. IAAF rules apparently demand at least 3 entrants per event. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Running solo, Deya Erickson made qualifying times for both Carifta and CAC's, but due to a lack of entrants in the 100m Hurdles, it's up in the air as to if the time will stand. IAAF rules apparently demand at least 3 entrants per event. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Kyron McMaster set a new PB in the 200m to add to his 400m Hurdles new best from Meet 2. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Kyron McMaster set a new PB in the 200m to add to his 400m Hurdles new best from Meet 2. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Nelda Huggins opened her season with a 200m run, which saw her put in a 25.03 time to win the event. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Nelda Huggins opened her season with a 200m run, which saw her put in a 25.03 time to win the event. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Shanakay Wheatley won the U20 Girls Long Jump with a distance of 4.51m. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Shanakay Wheatley won the U20 Girls Long Jump with a distance of 4.51m. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Xiomara Malone recorded double victories in the U13 Girls 200m in 28.31 seconds into -3.3 wind after taking the High Jump with a 1.35m clearance. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Xiomara Malone recorded double victories in the U13 Girls 200m in 28.31 seconds into -3.3 wind after taking the High Jump with a 1.35m clearance. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The records continued to tumble last Friday, January 17, 2014, making it three new National Marks, as the BVI Athletics Association (BVIAA) continued its series of Development Meets on the A.O. Shirley Grounds in Road Town, Tortola, Virgin Islands.

Sisters Tynelle and Trevia Gumbs are now both Record Holders after setting new marks in the Discus and Shot Put to go with Kyron McMasters, who broke the 400m Hurdles record last week.

The Gumbs Girls bettered a set of Tahiriah Lewis’ 12-year old National Records in the throwing events, with Top Notch Track Club’s Tynelle Gumbs, who is also the Javelin Throw standard bearer, became the first to crack 40 meters when she unleashed a 40.89m (134’1¾”) effort, erasing her 37.27m(122’3¼") from March 9, 2013. In the process, the 2013 Carifta Games U20 Girls Javelin Throw bronze medalist broke Lewis’ mark of 38.54m (126’6”), which stood since 2002.

“I was looking to go 42m, but I’m happy to have got that far,” commented Tynelle. “I want to qualify for the world junior games, so am aiming at 48-50m, so definitely more to come.”

Her sister Trevia, improved her personal best of 34.53m (113’3½”) from January 25, 2013, when her platter landed 35.56m (116’8”) to tighten her grip on #3 on the All Time List and then went even better as she grabbed another of Lewis’ 12-year old marks, heaving the 4K ball, 12.90m (42’3¾”) taking down the previous mark of 12.60m which also stood from 2002.

Trevia had in fact thrown the same distance at the previous development Meet.

Tynelle improved her career mark to 11.46m (37’7¼”), the third best mark by a local female athlete.

Elsewhere in the competition, Kala Penn won the U18 Girls Long Jump with a 5.01m leap and Fast Lane’s Shanakay Wheatley the U20 Girls division with 4.51m.

“We have been working on her approach, so was pleased with that and will now work on her takeoff and landing,” noted Top Notch Coach, Winston Potter.

2013 Carifta Games U17 Girls 100m silver medalist Nelda Huggins, also of Top Notch Track Club, had her best 200m season opener of 25.03 seconds into a -0.6 mps wind.

“I was looking for a faster time from Nelda (Huggins), but we will work on that and come out hard for the next Meet,” stated Potter.

Sprint Tech Track Club’s Tarika Moses, the 2013 U17 Girls Carifta Games silver medalist, led the U18 Girls field in a season opening 56.88 seconds, after starting her season with an 800m meter run of 2:21.04 last week.

Her teammate, Zakharia Frett, dropped her personal best from 59.58 to 58.66 as the second athlete under 60 seconds in the race as .43 seconds separated Judine Lacey, L’Tsha Fahie and Kelsha Fortune at the line.

Deya Erickson also put in a stellar performance, running the 100m Hurdles in a time of 14.73, despite having no competition.

As her Coach Willis Todman noted, “She was able to run under the qualifying times for both Carifta and CAC’s. She hasn’t really trained for the 100m, so that is really good. It is down to her determination, doing the 400m Hurdles has definitely helped her speed, but we won’t get over excited and just keep doing what we are doing.”

Todman was also pleased with the team’s overall performance “Last week was good, but tonight was even better across the board. Zakaria and Beyonce both had major PR’s, Tarika qualified for Carifta, so all in all Sprint Tech had a good day.”

Fast Lane Track Club’s Kyron McMaster, who began his season with a National Youth and National Scholastic 400m Intermediate Hurdles record mark last week, opened with his fastest 200m of 22.47 seconds into a -1.8 breeze, to take the U18 Boys event.

Sprint Tech’s, Beyonce DeFreitas, the 2013 CAC Age Group Championships 11-12 girls individual bronze medalist, ran a personal best of 25.69 seconds for second overall in winning her 200m heat into a 1.8 wind, behind Dominique Maloney in 25.35.

Top Notch’s Xiomara Malone won the U13 Girls 200m in 28.31 seconds into to -3.3 wind after taking the High Jump with a 1.35m clearance.

Sprint Tech’s Jelani Norman won the U15 Boys 200/400m with times of 24.67 and 56.50.

“The performances tonight were great again of course,” said Meet Director Dag Samuel. “For just the second full Meet of the year all the athletes stood out and things are going good. The gate was good, which we appreciate and we saw National Records set.”

The BVIAA 4th Development meet is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Friday, January 24, 2014, at the A. O. Shirley Recreation Grounds.

5 Responses to “Gumbs Girls set new Discus & Shot Put Records”

  • ... (20/01/2014, 08:27) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    i am a big track fan this is great stuff
  • xxxxxxxx (20/01/2014, 08:37) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations to all our hard working athletes. Special shout out to Tynelle and Trevia!
  • kudos (20/01/2014, 10:09) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations to the athletes, their parents and all those who work tirelessly to train and support them in every way!

  • Ti (20/01/2014, 13:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulation to all the athletes, coaches and officials! Keep moving thing forward we will all benefit from your hard work.
  • Pizza (20/01/2014, 20:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    take a bow young people, well done


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