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New National Record the highlight of Johnny Hassan Relays

Britney Peters raised her own National Record in the Javelin Throw with a heave of 42.08m (138’-11/16') to break her previous best. She became the first female to throw over 42m. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Both Adriano Gumbs and Joshua Hill bettered their previous times in the 400m. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Both Adriano Gumbs and Joshua Hill bettered their previous times in the 400m. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Tashira Edwards and Shanayih Caul battled it out over 400m to set themselves new PB's in a race won by Edwards. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Tashira Edwards and Shanayih Caul battled it out over 400m to set themselves new PB's in a race won by Edwards. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The British Virgin Islands Athletics Association (BVIAA) Johnny Hassan Relays on Saturday February 25, 2017 saw a large crowd witness several stellar performances at the A.O. Shirley Ground.

The highlight was Britney Peters raising her own National Record in the Javelin Throw with a heave of 42.08m (138’-11/16”) to break her previous best.

The throw puts Ms Peters as the first female athlete from the Virgin Islands (UK) to throw beyond 42m in the Javelin!

Other Personal Bests were recorded by the following athletes: -

Adriano Gumbs – 48.96s in the 400m males

Joshua Hill – 49.41 in 400m males

Tashira Edwards – 57.21 in 400m female

Shaniyah Caul – 57.28 in 400m females

Overseas based athletes continue good form

Meanwhile, amongst the top performers overseas, Jonel Lacey of Albany University placed 5th in the 400m with a time of 56.67 and helped her team place 2nd in the 4 X 400m with a time of 3:47.79 at the American East Conference Indoor Championships in Boston.

Lakeisa ‘Mimi’ Warner of Clemson secured her first Atlantic Coast Conference medal in the Distance medley relay (DMR), aiding Clemson to a 2nd place finish with a time of 11:02.68 seconds. Warner ran her 800m leg of the DMR splitting a blistering 2:05 seconds. Clemson’s time qualified the DMR to compete at the NCAA Nationals in Oregon in two weeks. Ms Warner got a PB of 2:07 in the 800m for 2nd place in her heat and advance to the finals with a time of 2:09.

Sprinter Rikkoi Brathwaite competed in various track events at the Lake Brantley Invitational in Tampa, Florida, recording a 1st place in the 100m with a time of 10.77 seconds, a 1st place and a new PB of 21.77 seconds in the 200m. He also helped the IMG Relay Team to 2nd place in the 4 X 100m.

Tarique Moses secured a 3rd place finish in the 600m at Mesa Arizona with a time of 1:24.

Competing at the GLIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships, Tynelle Gumbs threw 21.45m to place first, establishing a new PB in the weight throw, while her sister Trevia Gumbs secured 3rd place with a throw of 19.09m.

The next meet will be the BVIAA Junior Championships on March 10 & 11, 2017.

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