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Tynelle Gumbs spins Discus for PB at National Champs!

The pair of Gumbs sisters fought it out in the Discus event at the National Junior Championships but Tynelle Gumbs eventually emerged the victor. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Finding her rhythm at just the right time, National Junior Champion, Tynelle Gumbs, hurled the discus a mammoth 37.27 m to cement her status as Number One at the National Junior Championships on Saturday March 9, 2013.

The distance, her longest throw so far condemned her sister Trevia to 2nd place with her 33.79m effort. Trevia though, did taste success in the Shot Put with her winning distance of 12.25m.

Eldread Henry won the Shot Put with a throw of 16.74m and then returned to win the Discus with a distance of 50.60m and Kiwana Emmanuel took U17 Girls honours with a lob of 11.40m.

Brandon Andrew leapt a windy 6.72 m in the Long Jump, whilst Kala Penn landed 5.24m to take the Girls’ Title ahead of Shanakay Wheatley who landed in the sand at 4.41m.

Earlier on the track, Jonel Lacey beat Taylor Hill in the Girls U20 200m with a winning time of 24.68 seconds to Hills 24.93s. 100m Champion, Shaian Vandenberg came home third in 25.18s.

Nelda Huggins made it a sprint double with victory in the U17 Girls 200m. She ran 24.37s to hold off the challenge of Tarika Moses, who came second in 24.81s. L'Tsha Fahie underlined her blossoming promise with a third place finish in 25.44s.

In the 400m Lakeisha Warner continued her supremacy with a time of 57.15s.

In the Boys U20 200, Shacoy Stevens beat David Royce to the finish line with a time of21.97s. Royce turned the tables in the 400m semi-final, but couldn’t maintain his form in the final, finishing second to Stevens as the pair ran 50.15s and 49s.88 respectively.

In the Under 17's Kyron McMaster blitzed rival Kimron Telemaque with a 22.67s time to Telemaque's 25.19s and then returned to make it a double, winning the 400m in 49.87to Ronique Todman's 52.73s.

Tarique Moses was the comfortable winner in the Open 800m coming home in 2:00.68s, ahead of Teymahl Huggins.

The Girls Pentathlon saw Ashley Penn defeat Ashley Marie McCall with 2630 points to McCall's 2291.

The Meet was also billed as the Carifta Games Trials and while most of the Territory’s top athletes have reached qualifying marks some will face an anxious few days as the BVIAA selection Committee meets to discuss the team’s final make up with a view to maximising podium finishes.

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