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Medals & National Records highlight Carifta Games 2017

The Virgin Islands team at the 46th FLOW Carifta Games in Curacao over the weekend of April 15-17, 2017. Photo: Provided
D’Jimon Gumbs picked up Silver Medals in the Shot Put and Discuss as well as established a new Youth National Shot Put Record of 17.58m, having broken his own previous record of 17.20m. Photo: Provided
D’Jimon Gumbs picked up Silver Medals in the Shot Put and Discuss as well as established a new Youth National Shot Put Record of 17.58m, having broken his own previous record of 17.20m. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Six medals and several new National Records were established by team Virgin Islands (UK) at the 46th FLOW Carifta Games in Curacao over the weekend of April 15-17, 2017.

Leading the pack on both fronts was D’Jimon Gumbs who picked up Silver Medals in the Shot Put and Discuss as well as established a new Youth National Shot Put Record of 17.58m, having broken his own previous record of 17.20m.

He did the same in the discus, establishing a new National Youth Record of 60.43m.

In the U20 Female Division, Akira Phillip grabbed Javelin Silver with a throw of 44.63m and earned a New National Junior and Senior record, breaking the old record of 41.70 m established by Britney Peters.

Also in the same age bracket, Arianna Hayde secured Bronze in the Javelin, whilst breaking her own National Youth Record with a distance of 41.90m. She also established a new National Youth Jr and Senior record in the Heptathlon with 4197 points.

Additionally, although not reaching the podium, the 4 X 400 U18 Boys established a National Youth Record with a time of 3:24.67 and placed 6th overall, with the team consisting of Joshua Hill, Rackeel Jack, Jelani Norman and Malik John.

Other Medals did go to Kala Penn in the Triple Jump, with a leap of 12.73m, securing the Bronze and the 4 X 400 u20 Girls Relay team of Shaniyah Caul, L’T’Sha Fahie, Kala Penn and Sh’Kaida Lavacia, who won Bronze.

In other noteworthy performances, the 4 X 400 U18 girls placed 4th overall, with a team of Tashira Edwards, Zara Brown, Akrisa Eristee, and Beyonce Defreitas.

Other finalist also included:-

Diamante Gumbs – U18 Shot Put – 4th; Discus – 8th

Tashira Edwards – U18 400m – 6th overall

Beyonce Defreitas – U18 200m – 6th overall

Kala Penn – U20 Long Jump – 4th overall

Rikkoi Brathwaite – U20 100m – 5th overall

L’T’Sha Fahie - U20 100m - 6th overall

Shaniyah Caul – U20 400m – 6th overall

The 4 X 400m U20 boys consisting of K’Cei Moses, Deron Leslie, Gevon Smith and Johnt’a Charles finished 4th overall.

3 Responses to “Medals & National Records highlight Carifta Games 2017”

  • pat (20/04/2017, 11:06) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Welcome back but our team needs a lot more support
  • VG (21/04/2017, 16:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats to all of you, you all did great
    Super proud of koach Redz and his team
    Seeing the sacrifice he make every day to help those young people to reach their goals VG NEED A TRACK PLEASE VG NEED BETTER FACILITIES TO ACCOMMODATE THE YOUNG PEOPLE


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