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Malone & Henry 3-peat as BVIAA Sr Athletes of the Year

Former BVIAA Presidents Johnny Hassan (left) and John Lewis, with 2015 BVI Athletes of The Year Presented by Sol, Trevia Gumbs, Jr. Female AOY; Janella Thomas for her son Malaki Smith, Youth Male, AOY; Kyron McMaster, Jr. Male AOY and Beyonce DeFreitas, Youth AOY. Photo: Cleave Farrington
The men who laid the foundation for athletics administration in the Virgin Islands! From left: Former BVIAA Presidents Johnny Hassan, John Lewis and Reynold S. 'Rey' O'Neal take a photo after dishing out some valuable history about athletics in the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO
The men who laid the foundation for athletics administration in the Virgin Islands! From left: Former BVIAA Presidents Johnny Hassan, John Lewis and Reynold S. 'Rey' O'Neal take a photo after dishing out some valuable history about athletics in the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO
The BVIAA 7th Athletes Awards Gala presented by Sol was held on Tuesday evening December 29, 2015 at The Moorings’ Mariner Inn on Wickham's Cay II. Photo: VINO
The BVIAA 7th Athletes Awards Gala presented by Sol was held on Tuesday evening December 29, 2015 at The Moorings’ Mariner Inn on Wickham's Cay II. Photo: VINO
Reuben J. A. Stoby and Rosmond Johnson were named Male and Female Athletes of the Year respectively. Photo: VINO
Reuben J. A. Stoby and Rosmond Johnson were named Male and Female Athletes of the Year respectively. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Long Jumper Chantel E. Malone and field events specialist Eldred Henry 3-peated as the British Virgin Islands Athletics Association's (BVIAA) Senior Female and Male Athletes of the Year 2015, when the BVIAA 7th Athletes Awards Gala presented by Sol was held on Tuesday evening December 29, 2015 at The Moorings’ Mariner Inn on Wickham's Cay II.

Field events athletes take top honours

After a fifth place finish in the Long Jump at the Pan Am Games in Toronto, Canada in late July, Malone earned a silver medal in her pet event at the 2nd North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Championships in Costa Rica in early August, after cutting the sand with a personal best leap of 6.69m, to improve her own National Record.

Malone, who also qualified for the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China over the summer, has won the AOY honour for four of the last five years and was the Jr AOY in 2009 and 2010. She ended the 2015 season ranked #41 in the world.

Henry, who repeated as National Jr Colleges Athletics Association (NJCAA) Discus Throw champion competing for Central Arizona, added the Shot Put title to his portfolio as well, for his third Jr Colleges All America honour. In the Shot, he had a heave of 20.00m, becoming the first athlete in the OECS to reach that plateau. He finished the season rank #60 on the globe in the event. He also was the Premier Dental Collegiate Athlete of the Year.

Gumbs & McMaster take Jr Athletes of the Year Awards

Central Arizona freshman Trevia Gumbs, landed the Jr Female Athlete of the Year for a second time after winning it in 2012. Gumbs established National Records in the Shot Put, (14.83m) Discus Throw (46.69m) and Hammer Throw (47.66m) and was second in the NJCAA Shot Put as a freshman. She also won Carifta Games silver in the Shot Put with the 14.83m effort.

400m Hurdler Kyron McMaster, now a freshman at Central Arizona, repeated as Jr Male Athlete of the Year. In just his second year of hurdling, he broke the 18-year old national standard when he clocked 50.16 seconds at the Pan Am Jr Championships in Edmonton, Canada.

Just 14, Beyonce DeFreitas earned Youth Female Athlete of the Year laurels. She was a Carifta Games 200m finalist and placed fifth with a personal best run of 24.50 seconds.

After turning some attention from basketball to track, Malaki A. Smith took the Youth Male Athlete of the Year award. He was a silver medalist in the CAC Age Group Championships 60m and a bronze in the Baseball Throw.

Dag Samuels, who has McMaster among his charges, was the Coach of the Year.

Reuben J. A. Stoby and Rosmond Johnson were the respective Male and Female Road Runners of the Year.

As it marked it’s 45th anniversary, the BVI Athletics Association doled out its 2015 Lifetime Awards to Ambrozine Wilson, Rita Francis and Eucilita Tom. The trio were volunteers who raised funds for the association in the early 1970s.

Athletes breaking and establishing National Records that stood at season’s end received awards presented by Sol for their accomplishments. Eight athletes established 13 marks during the indoor and outdoor season. Sr Male Athlete of The Year Eldred Henry and Jr Female Athlete of The Year Trevia Gumbs each set three marks.

Athletes of the Year presented by Sol
 
2015 BVI Athletics Association Youth Female Athlete of the Year—Beyonce DeFreitas,
 
2015 BVI Athletics Association Youth Male Athlete of the Year—Malaki A. Smith
 
2015 BVI Athletics Association Jr. Male Athlete of the Year –Kryon McMaster
 
2015 BVI Athletics Association Jr. Female Athlete of the Year—Trevia Gumbs
 
2015 BVI Athletics Association Sr. Male Athlete of the Year—Eldred Henry
 
2015 BVI Athletics Association Sr. Female Athlete of the Year—Chantel E. Malone
 
Most Outstanding Athletes Awards by Divisions
 
2015 Most Outstanding Combined Track Events Female Athlete—Ashley Kelly
 
2015 Most Outstanding Combined Field Events Female Athlete—Trevia Gumbs
 
2015 Most Outstanding Combined Events Male Athlete—Eldred Henry
 
2015 Most Outstanding Men’s Open Track Athlete—Khari Herbert
 
2015 Most Outstanding Women’s Open Track Athlete—Tahesia Harrigan-Scott
 
2015 Most Outstanding Men’s Open Field Athlete—Eldred Henry
 
2015 Most Outstanding Women’s Open Field Athlete—Chantel E. Malone
 
2014 Most Outstanding Boys Under-20 Track Athlete—Kyron McMaster
 
2015 Most Outstanding Girls Under-20 Track Athlete—Deya Erickson
 
2015 Most Outstanding Boys Under-20 Field Athlete—Akeem Bradshaw
 
2015 Most Outstanding Girls Under-20 Field Athlete—Trevia Gumbs
 
2015 Most Outstanding Boys Under-18 Track Athlete—K’Cei Moses
 
2015 Most Outstanding Girls Under-18 Track Athlete—L’T’Sha Fahie
 
2015 Most Outstanding Boys Under-18 Field Athlete—D’Jimon Gumbs
 
2015 Most Outstanding Girls Under-18 Field Athlete—Kala Penn
 
2015 Most Outstanding Boys Under-15 Track Athlete—Chaz Fahie
 
2015 Most Outstanding Girls Under-15 Track Athlete—Beyonce DeFreitas
 
2015 Most Outstanding Boys Under-15 Field Athlete—Ajaalee Malone
 
2015 Most Outstanding Girls Under-15 Field Athlete—Xiomara Malone
 
2015 Most Outstanding Boys Under 13 Field Athlete—Malakai A. Smith
 
2015 Most Outstanding Girls Under 13 Field Athlete— Ariyah Smith
 
2015 Most Outstanding Boys Under-13 Track Athlete—Malakai A. Smith
 
2015 Most Outstanding Girls Under-13 Track Athlete—Alisha Hayde
 
2015 Most Outstanding Boys Under-11 Track Athlete—M’Kori Crabbe
 
2015 Most Outstanding Girls Under-11 Track Athlete—Akeela McMaster
 
2015 Most Outstanding Boys Under 11 Field Athlete—T’Khoy Stevens
 
2015 Most Outstanding Girls Under 11 Field Athlete—A’Keela McMaster
 
2015 Most Outstanding Girls Under 9 Field Athlete—Asia McMaster
 
2015 Most Outstanding Girls Under 9 Track Athlete—Shannia Johnson & Asia McMaster
 
2015 Most Outstanding Boys Under 9 Field Athlete—Sean Samuel
 
2015 Most Outstanding Boys Under 9 Track Athlete—Kori Penn
 
2015 Premier Dental Collegiate Athlete of the Year Award—Eldred Henry
 
2015 College Classic Series Overall Male Champion Reuben J. A. Stoby
 
2015 College Classic Series Overall Female Champion Rosmond Johnson
 
2015 Most Improved Female Athlete—L’T’Sha Fahie, 100m
 
2015 Most Improved Male Athlete—K’Cei Moses, 100/200m
 
2015 BVI Athletics Association Male Road Racing Athlete of the Year—Reuben J. A. Stoby
 
2015 BVI Athletics Association Female Road Racing Athlete of the Year—Rosmond Johnson
 
2015 BVI Athletics Association Coach of the Year-Dag Samuels
 
2015 Colonial Insurance Track and Field Comeback Athlete of the Year—Tarika Moses
 
2015 BVI Athletics Association Coach of Year—Dag Samuels

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