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Kelly & Henry named Sol Athletes of the Year

Kyron McMaster presents Dag Samuels, Coach of the Year - Seniors, with a framed Medal as thanks for all the support given to the young athlete. Photo: Provided
Tarika Moses (2nd from left) and Kyron McMaster (right) were named Junior Athletes of the Year. Ariyah Smith (2nd from right) was named Youth Athlete of the Year. Senior Athletes of the Year Ashley N. Kelly and Eldred Henry were both unable to attend. Photo: Provided
Tarika Moses (2nd from left) and Kyron McMaster (right) were named Junior Athletes of the Year. Ariyah Smith (2nd from right) was named Youth Athlete of the Year. Senior Athletes of the Year Ashley N. Kelly and Eldred Henry were both unable to attend. Photo: Provided
Ralston Henry was named Coach of the Year - Youth. Photo: Provided
Ralston Henry was named Coach of the Year - Youth. Photo: Provided
Comeback Athlete of the Year, Rikkoi Brathwaite. Photo: Provided
Comeback Athlete of the Year, Rikkoi Brathwaite. Photo: Provided
Reuben J. A. Stoby, Road Running Male Athlete of the Year. Photo: Provided
Reuben J. A. Stoby, Road Running Male Athlete of the Year. Photo: Provided
Rosmond Johnson, Road Running Female Athlete of the Year. Photo: Provided
Rosmond Johnson, Road Running Female Athlete of the Year. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Athletics Association (BVIAA) held its 2016 Athletes Awards Gala on Thursday December 29, 2016, at the Moorings Mariner Inn, with Ashley N. Kelly and Eldred Henry named as Senior Athletes of the Year.

Prior to the distribution of awards for the evening, there were remarks by North America, Central America and Caribbean Athletics Association President (NACAC) President Mr. Victor Lopez, Department of Youth Affairs and Sports (DYAS) Acting Director Mrs Brenda Lettsome-Tye on behalf of the Sport Minister, Hon Myron V. Walwyn and BVIAA President Mr Steve Augustine.

Other top Awards went to Tarika Moses and Kyron McMaster as Junior Athletes of the Year, Premier Dental Collegiate Athlete of the Year- Khari Herbert, Colonial Insurance Comeback Athletes of the Year- Rikkoi Brathwaite, Coach of the year Youth Division- Ralston Henry and Coach of the year Senior Division -  Xavier Dag Samuels.

Samuels also received an emotional special award from McMaster, who showed his gratitude for all the support he has been given, presented his Coach with a framed momento of his World Youth Bronze Medal.

BVI Athletics Association Road Race Athletes of the Year were named as Reuben J. A. Stoby and Rosmond Johnson.

Certificates were also awarded for outstanding participating to athletes that made national teams or performed significantly throughout the 2016 season, including new National Record holders.

Awards

The awards as follows:-

2016 Sol Youth Female Athlete of the Year- Ariyah Smith

2016 Sol Youth Male Athlete of the Year- Malaki A. Smith

2016 Sol Jr. Male Athlete of the Year-Kyron McMaster

2016 Sol Jr. Female Athlete of the Year- Tarika Moses

2016 Sol Sr. Male Athlete of the Year- Eldred Henry

2016 Sol Sr. Female Athlete of the Year- Ashley N. Kelly

2016 National Record Breakers

Tarika Moses   Indoor 500 M (1:11.60), 600 M (1:31.90)

Ashley N. Kelly                Indoor 200 M (23.69)         400 M Outdoor (53.01)

Z’Niah Hutchinson      High jump (1.65m)

Tynelle Gumbs            Weight Throw Indoor (19.10m), Discuss Outdoor (47.76m), Hammer Throw (56.13m)

Lakeisha Warner          400 MH (58.14)

Kyron McMaster          400 MH (49.56)

Britney Peters  Javelin (41.70)

Arianna Hayde            Javelin (41.47) Youth 

Khari Herbert               400 M Indoor (47.71)

Djimon Gumbs            Shot Put- (16.64m) – YOUTH;    Discus- (48.19m) YOUTH

Anna Kinkead Women Marathon- 4:24:44

Indoor 4 x 400 M (3:45.34) Tarika Moses, Lakeisha Warner, Karene K.R. King, Beyoncé Defreitas

Indoors 4 x 400 M (3:30.01) Rakeel Jack, Joshua Hill, Rikkoi Brathwaite, Valique Graham

4 x 100 4 x 100 M (44.05s)- Tahesia G. Harrigan- Scott, Karene K.R. King, Ashely N. Kelly, Chantel E. Malone

BVI Jr. 4 x 400 M Relay (3:41.36) - Judine Lacey, Beyoncé Defreitas, Tarika Moses, Lakeisha Warner

BVI National Jr. 4 x 100 M Relay (45.78)- Zakharia Frett, Beyoncé Defreitas, L'T'Sha Fahie, Lakeisha Warner

Most Outstanding Track and Field Performances

2016 Most Outstanding Combined Track Events Male Athlete- Kyron McMaster

 

2016 Most Outstanding Combined Field Events Male Athlete- Akeem Bradshaw

2016 Most Outstanding Combined Track Events Female Athlete- Ashley N. Kelly

2016 Most Outstanding Combined Field Events Female Athlete- Tynelle Gumbs, Arianna Hayde

2016 Most Outstanding Combined Events Male Athlete- Akeem Bradshaw

2016 Most Outstanding Men’s Open Track Athlete- Kyron McMaster

2016 Most Outstanding Women’s Open Track Athlete- Ashley N. Kelly

2016 Most Outstanding Men’s Open Field Athlete- Eldred Henry

2016 Most Outstanding Women’s Open Field Athlete- Tynelle Gumbs

2016 Most Outstanding Boys Under 20 Track Athlete- Kyron McMaster

2016 Most Outstanding Girls Under 20 Track Athlete- Tarika Moses

2016 Most Outstanding Boys Under 20 Field Athlete- Akeem Bradshaw

2016 Most Outstanding Girls Under 20 Field Athlete- Britney Peters

2016 Most Outstanding Boy Under 18 Track Athlete- Rikkoi Brathwaite

2016 Most Outstanding Girls Under 18 Track Athlete- Beyonce Defreitas

2016 Most Outstanding Boys Under 18 Field Athlete- Djimon Gumbs

2016 Most Outstanding Girl Under 18 Field Athlete- Arianna Hayde, Z’Niah Hutchinson

2016 Most Outstanding Boys Under 15 Track Athlete- Malaki Smith

2016 Most Outstanding Girls Under 15 Track Athlete- Tashira Edwards

2016 Most Outstanding Boys Under 15 Field Athlete- Malaki A. Smith

2016 Most Outstanding Girls Under 15 Field Athlete- Xiomara Malone

2016 Most Outstanding Boys 13 Field Athlete- Khybah Dawson

2016 Outstanding Girl Under 13 Field Athlete- Ariyah Smith

2016 Outstanding Boys Under 13 Track Athlete- Khybah Dawson

2016 Outstanding Girls Under 13 Track Athlete- Ariyah Smith

2016 Most Outstanding Boys Under 11 Track Athlete- Kaleem Lettsome

2016 Most Outstanding Girls Under 11 Track Athlete- Adaejah Hodge, Jah’kyla Morton

2016 Most Outstanding Boys Under 11 Field Athlete- Sean Samuel, Delano Hodge

2016 Most Outstanding Girls Under 11 Field Athlete- Adeajah Hodge

2016 Most Outstanding Girls Under 9 Field Athlete- Tamri Thomas

2016 Most Outstanding Gils Under 9 Track Athlete- Tamri Thomas

2016 Most Outstanding Boys Under 9 Field Athlete- Latriel Williams

2016 Most Outstanding Boys Under 9 Track Athlete- Tiondre Frett

5 Responses to “Kelly & Henry named Sol Athletes of the Year”

  • Fan (31/12/2016, 12:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats to all
  • just asking.. (31/12/2016, 14:01) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    What about for swimming?
    • brian hodge (31/12/2016, 17:01) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      why on earth do you think the BVIAA would make awards for swimming ?
      • question (31/12/2016, 19:20) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
        Why not? Why does the BVIAA acknowledges and recognizes athletes in the sport of track and field only? The BVIAA needs to extend its coverage and support of the various sports, afterall, they are an 'athletic association'. Perhaps they should consider changing their name to BVI Track and Field Association so other athletes don't feel left out.
        • @Question (31/12/2016, 20:28) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
          Your intelligence is amazing. Athletics is a sport like swimming is a sport. Why Athletics have to reward 'athletes' from another sport.

          Why can't swimming reward their own 'athletes'.

          It is this kind of thinking why we have problems in BVI. Trying to sound smart and dumb and the same time.


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