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Huggins qualifies for IAAF World Youths

Nelda Huggins got an early birthday present with qualification for the IAAF World Youths 200m during saturdays 5th BVIAA Devt. Meet. She also won the 100m. Photo: VINO
Trevia Gumbs bettered her own record when she threw the shot put over the 13m mark. Photo: VINO
Trevia Gumbs bettered her own record when she threw the shot put over the 13m mark. Photo: VINO
Zara Brown beat Xiamora Malone in both the 100 and 200m sprints. Photo: VINO
Zara Brown beat Xiamora Malone in both the 100 and 200m sprints. Photo: VINO
Kyron McMaster continued his fine start to the season running 22.71 in the 400m. Photo: VINO
Kyron McMaster continued his fine start to the season running 22.71 in the 400m. Photo: VINO
Sha'eel Lavacia romped home in the 80m. Photo: VINO
Sha'eel Lavacia romped home in the 80m. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A National Record in the Shot Put and an IAAF World Jr. Championships 200m qualifier for two 2013 Carifta Games silver medalists, highlighted the 5th BVI Athletics Association Development Series meet on Saturday at the A. O. Shirley Recreation Grounds.

Two weeks after claiming the National Shot Put Record, Top Notch Track Club’s Trevia Gumbs cracked the 13m barrier in her pet event for the first time in her career, when she heaved the 4K ball 13.03m (42’9”). The mark eclipsed the 12.90 she threw on January 18.

World Juniors Bound

Pulled off the turn by Sprint Tech Track Club’s Tarika “Tinker Bell” Moses, Nelda Huggins of Top Notch Track Club powered to a season’s best 24.48 into a -2.7 meters per second headwind, becoming the Territory’s first athlete to qualify for the IAAF World Junior Championships scheduled for July 22-27 in Eugene, Oregon. Moses finished second in a personal best of 24.82 seconds.

On the front end of the sprint double, Huggins ran unchallenged and coasted 12.53 into a -3.3 headwind, ahead of Kala Penn in the 100m. Penn finished in 12.88’.

Fast Lane Track Club’s Kyron McMaster made his U18 Boys 400m debut in 50.03 seconds then faced a -3.1 headwind in the 200m where he ran 22.71.

Brittany Williams scored an U15 Girls 100/200m double, with times of 13.46 and 28.08 seconds, representing Top Notch Track Club. Fast Lane’s Zara Brown ended Xiomara “Gia” Malone’s double double streak while starting her own in the U13 Girls division, with respective times of 13.87 and 28.00 in the 100 and 200m.

Mikkel Bassue Long Jumped 4.56m in the Fast Lane colours then ran 12.95 in the Under 15 Boys 100m.

Jonathan Lynch recorded an Under 9 Boys 10.72/27.54 double in the 60/150m.

Top Notch’s Izariah Frett picked up another U11 Girls triple with wins in the 80/150m in 11.56 (-2.0) and 21.52 (-3.4), then leapt 4.07m in the Long Jump.

After winning the Boys Long Jump with a 4.28m leap, teammate Sha’eel Lavacia competing in the same division won the 80m into a -2.8 headwind in 11.29 and the 150m in 21.23 going into a -1.3 mps breeze.

Ahead of the February 14 Johnny Hassan Relays, the next development meet is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Friday at the A. O. Shirley Recreation Grounds, targeting U-15 to open athletes.  Running events start at 6:10. On Saturday, the second meet in Capoon’s Bay will be held for U9-U13 athletes. Competition begins at 3 pm.

Harrigan-Scott qualifies for IAAF World Indoors 

After running 7.25 seconds to win her heat preliminary heat n the Howie Ryan Invitational in Houston on Friday night to qualify for the March 7-9, IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland, Tahesia Harrigan-Scott placed third overall in the 60m dash on Saturday.

Harrigan-Scott advanced to the final after winning her heat in 7.24 seconds, then ran 7.20 in the final, in her first 60m race of the season. Harrigan-Scott, the 2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships bronze medalist, has qualified for her third indoor championships. She was a finalist in 2010.

Malone wins Long Jump in Washington

Chantel Malone opened her 2014 Long Jump campaign with a victory in the University of Washington Invitational at the Dempsey Indoor Center in Seattle, Wash. Malone had a leap of 6.19m. 

4 Responses to “Huggins qualifies for IAAF World Youths”

  • Sprint (03/02/2014, 17:07) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations! All the best in your future events!
  • 1 (03/02/2014, 17:07) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    good job to all the athletes
  • Kim (03/02/2014, 20:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    From good to great
  • . (04/02/2014, 16:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    sports reporters needs to do a better job on reporting. you cannot big up some and leave out the your promising boys and girla who run their hearts out every weekend some running faster and faster and it is not recognised. Dean , paul etal need to get their acts together.They write off Harrigan-scott one they on the band wagon again.


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