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Silver & Bronze for VI’s Malaki A. Smith

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Malaki A. Smith dipped under the 2009 record of 7.80 seconds of Barbados’ Mario Burke in the 11-12 Boys 60m dash with a time of 7.71 seconds, but had to settle for silver after Jamaica’s Terrique Stennett lowered the mark to 7.59 in the first event of the competition at the CAC Age Group Championships in Trinidad and Tobago. Photo: Dean 'The Sportsman' Greenaway
Xiomara “Gia” Malone ran 3:54.72 for 19th overall, but had the highest placing of the Virgin Islands athletes in 12thplace with 3553 points, on the strength of three top 10 finishes in the 80m, Long Jump and High Jump where she was fifth. Photo: Provided
Xiomara “Gia” Malone ran 3:54.72 for 19th overall, but had the highest placing of the Virgin Islands athletes in 12thplace with 3553 points, on the strength of three top 10 finishes in the 80m, Long Jump and High Jump where she was fifth. Photo: Provided
Competing against their regional counterparts, at the CAC Age Group Championships, the BVI team also included Sha’El Lavacia, Xiomora Malone, Elisha Hayde, Tashara Edwards and Ariyah Smith, but it was Malaki A. Smith who led the charge for medals with some stirring performances. Photo: Provided
Competing against their regional counterparts, at the CAC Age Group Championships, the BVI team also included Sha’El Lavacia, Xiomora Malone, Elisha Hayde, Tashara Edwards and Ariyah Smith, but it was Malaki A. Smith who led the charge for medals with some stirring performances. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Malaki A. Smith returned from the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Age Group Championships held July 18- 19, 2015 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago with silver and bronze medals and finished 13th overall in his 11-12 division.

Competing against their regional counterparts, the BVI team also included Sha’El Lavacia, Xiomora Malone, Elisha Hayde, Tashara Edwards and Ariyah Smith, but it was Malaki Smith who led the charge for medals with some stirring performances.

Record holder for just a moment!

Smith dipped under the 2009 record of 7.80 seconds of Barbados’ Mario Burke in the 11-12 Boys 60m dash with a time of 7.71 seconds, but had to settle for silver after Jamaica’s Terrique Stennett lowered the mark to 7.59 in the first event of the competition. He then climbed from 14th place to just two points behind third overall after a 53.88m Baseball Throw to earn a bronze medal, to end Day I of the competition.

Smith would finish 13th overall in the Pentathlon with 2831 points as the top VI placer in the division. Sha’el Lavacia was 19th with 2601. They competed in the 60m dash, Long Jump, High Jump, Baseball Throw and the 100m.

In the final event of the 13-14 Girls Heptathlon on Sunday afternoon, July 19, 2015, the VI’s Tashara Edwards, who was fourth behind the US Virgin Islands’ Mikaela Smith who won the gold medal, placed seventh overall in 3:27.66 for 499 of her 3490 points to end the competition in 14th place. She also competed in the 80m, Long Jump, Shot Put, 60m Hurdles, Baseball Throw and the High Jump.

Smith won the first heat of the two sections two and a half laps race that had a combined 27 participants in 3 minutes, 16.01 seconds to earn 573 points and finished 17th overall with a cumulative score of 3387 points.

Good showing from ‘Gia’ Malone

Xiomara “Gia” Malone ran 3:54.72 for 19th overall, but had the highest placing of the Virgin Islands' athletes in 12thplace with 3553 points, on the strength of three top 10 finishes in the 80m, Long Jump and High Jump where she was fifth.

Ariyah Smith, who was fifth in the 11-12 Girls Pentathlon Long Jump with a personal best of 4.40m and in a three way tie for second in the High Jump (there was also a four way tie for first), was 14th with 2305 points. Teammate Alisha Hayde placed 21st with 1723 as she came up with no marks in the High Jump after failing to clear the bar, then narrowly missed an 800m bronze in the final event after a personal best effort of 2 minutes 39.62 seconds.

Like the boys, they contested the 60m, Long Jump, High Jump, Baseball Throw and ran the 800m instead of the 1000m.

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