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Moses & DeFreitas victorious @ Cal State LA Invitational

Tarika Moses aka ‘Tinker Bell’, left, and Beyonce A. Defreitas, right, were both victorious at the Cal State LA Invitational on March 3, 2018. Photo: Dean H. Greenaway aka ‘The Sportsman’/Cleave M. Farrington
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands flag was flown proudly on March 3, 2018 in California, USA when two top young sprinters from the VI competed in the Cal State LA Invitational.

Tarika Moses aka ‘Tinker Bell’ clocked 56.67 in the 400m dash for the win and 24.50 in the 200m dash to place second.

Beyonce A. Defreitas, who recently qualified for the 2018 Carifta Games and World Junior Championships, ran a time of 12.01 in the 100m finals placing 3rd and then posted 24.02 in the 200m dash for the win.

Other results

Virgin Islands athletes were also represented at the NJCAA Championship held from March 2–3, 2018.

Akeem Bradshaw of Iowa Central CC improved his 6.19m leap to 7.44m (24ft 5 inches) in the long jump, placing 2nd. He improved his previous 14.28m in the triple jump with a leap of 14.57m (47-9 ¾).

Tarique Moses of Central Arizona clocked a non-advancing time of 1:21.38 in the Men 600m.

Adriano Gumbs of Barton County clocked a non-advancing time of 1:22.15 in the 600m.

Nelda Huggins of Iowa Central CC, ranked 1st going into the 60m dash finals with a time of 7.37s, placed 2nd with a time of 7.42 making her a 2-time indoor champion.

Dag Samuels Development Meet #6

Meanwhile, the Dag Samuels Development Meet Series continues this weekend Saturday March 10, 2018 at the A.O. Shirley Recreational Grounds beginning at 10:00 A.M.

Events include Long Jump (U11 to open), Shot Put, 600m (U15)/800m (U17 to Open), 400m Hurdles (Open), 100m Hurdles (Open), 100m (U13 to open), 60m (U9), Discus, 300m (U13-U15), 400m (U17 to open), 1500m, Triple Jump (U17 to open), 150m (U9-U11) and 200m (U13 to open).

11 Responses to “Moses & DeFreitas victorious @ Cal State LA Invitational”

  • 1 (09/03/2018, 17:21) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Clap Clap clap
  • Gumption. Official (09/03/2018, 17:57) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    It’s sad what the BVI see as important. What they see as a need to support or endorse. So many positive stories now and agin on our news sites yet the support of encouragement to the individual or groups is so poor. If they was involved with bad things we would have been smashing their faces. All I’m saying (it’s ok to say keep it up. Job well done. Give it your best. Thank you ect etc. we have to encourage those who’s positively striving and help push them to remain focus. Let’s start endorsing positive movements because it’s right not because or who it might or might not be.
  • Yayyy (09/03/2018, 19:17) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good job girls!!! Keep up the hard work. Y’all are amazing
  • Me (09/03/2018, 19:52) Like (0) Dislike (17) Reply
    She is also a SANTO, why you don't deport her too...
  • Fan (09/03/2018, 20:08) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great job ladies!!! Keep it up
  • Hmmm (09/03/2018, 22:07) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    good job gals and guys!
  • guy hill (10/03/2018, 07:08) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Always continue to do your very best. Be bless. Be brave. Be safe.
  • Mac (10/03/2018, 07:16) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Job well done!!!
    Continue to inspire.
  • why are you (10/03/2018, 09:05) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    got to dig so deep into people's lives. Sometimes we just got to accept people as they are especially if they are making a significant and worthwhile contribution to the country.It doesn't matter where the individual from she and many more are making some positive strides in the BVI.Come on people if you can try to bring down your own what else you won't do.How can we get bigger better and greater with kind of attitude?

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