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100m gold medalist Adaejah T. Hodge takes Long Jump gold @ CARIFTA Games

- A’Keela McMaster captures silver medal in Girls Under 20 Heptathlon
Adaejah T. Hodge jumped 6.20m to capture the top podium spot in the Girls U17 Long Jump event at the 49th Carifta Games in Jamaica on April 17, 2022. Photo: Facebook
A’Keela McMaster placed second in the Girls Under 20 Heptathlon at the CARIFTA Games in Jamaica on April 17, 2022. Photo: Facebook
A’Keela McMaster placed second in the Girls Under 20 Heptathlon at the CARIFTA Games in Jamaica on April 17, 2022. Photo: Facebook
KINGSTON, Jamaica- [British] Virgin Islands sprint phenom Adaejah T. Hodge has added Long Jump gold to her 100m gold won on Day 1 of the 49th CARIFTA Games in Kingston, Jamaica.

Hodge jumped 6.20m to capture the top podium spot in the Girls U17 Long Jump event on April 17, 2022.

A distant second was Shemonique Hazle of Jamaica who cut the sand at 5.85m. Third was Rohanna Sudlow also of Jamaica with a leap of 5.85m.

Hodge then smoked the field in the qualifying round of the Girls U17 200m, prompting Olympic gold medallist sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to comment that Hodge was the most impressive athlete of the Games.

Silver for A’Keela McMaster

Meanwhile, there was also a silver medal for the Virgin Islands today, as A’Keela McMaster placed second in the Girls Under 20 Heptathlon.

McMaster accumulated 4246 points.

Jamaica’s Shania Myers won that event with a total 5006 points.

Gianna Paul of Trinidad and Tobago was third with 4245 points.

In the track events, Jaleel N. Croal and Wanyae Belle qualified for the next round in the Boys 200m U20 event.

Both athletes from the VI placed second in their respective heats.

14 Responses to “100m gold medalist Adaejah T. Hodge takes Long Jump gold @ CARIFTA Games”

  • 284StandUp (17/04/2022, 22:47) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
    We blazing! Proud of each and everyone of you for your collective efforts and honorary mention to all those bringing home those medals, settings new records an or qualifying. It shows that we have greatness amongst us and we must continue to support and invest in their dreams at each and every meets, locally and abroad.
  • Go Girl!! (17/04/2022, 22:53) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow!! And WOW!!
    CONGRATULATIONS!!
  • bvi (17/04/2022, 23:54) Like (24) Dislike (1) Reply
    Invest in her and support her . Pray for that God give her the wisdom and knowledge she needs.
  • Remy (18/04/2022, 00:41) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply

    Wow, BVI doing awesome massive! We large and buss up bad!

  • Sam (18/04/2022, 03:28) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    not all of our youth runs around with guns & drugs
    some have positive ambition there is hope
  • hard work (18/04/2022, 06:40) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hard work pays off. Dedication, discipline, and determination will determine your destiny. Continue to reach for the stars they are within your reach. Congratulations to all of you and for making the B.V.I. proud.
  • DON Q (18/04/2022, 06:55) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    You go girl!
  • HMMM (18/04/2022, 06:59) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Can’t keep a good girl down bvi on the move yall vip all the way
  • VIslander (18/04/2022, 07:14) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    So happy and proud to see the flag of the BVI proudly flying abroad. This is indeed an historic moment for all BVIslanders.

    I hope and pray that this and all future governments invest in our youths as they put us squarely on the world stage. Kudos to the athletes, their parents, guardians and coaches and thanks to the Almighty for his bountiful blessings.
  • Shameful (18/04/2022, 07:21) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Our athletes are in Jamaica participating in the 49 carifta games and doing great they are leaving it all on the field what more can we ask for.I am hoping this Government realizes the kind of HARD WORK that was put in requires our athletes given more than a fruit basket like our previous Government did.
  • Add the 200. (18/04/2022, 08:24) Like (34) Dislike (0) Reply
    This young lady is a special talent and likeable, The Jamaican announcers love her badly..Everybody loves her...The young guy Belle got talent also, he just got to keep working...We can book the 200 for Hodge, I am looking at a record breaking run..
  • @ shameful (18/04/2022, 09:14) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Real talk, these athletes putting the bvi on the map and no incentives at all . Please do something for them that they go further in their athletic career. It’s a shame for a country like the bvi that boast so much of wealth not doing a thing for the youths. These children are your wealth please invest in them. Learn something from the other countries or you will lose the youths. Remember Miss Hodge is overseas based and can be swept away easily without an incentive so try ayo best
  • To. Ms. Hodge (18/04/2022, 09:23) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    “Do your thing...you are a Child of God”!!
  • pressure (18/04/2022, 14:43) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    The pressure is real hear in the B.V.I. our young people are not allowed to shine; people think they to young and they must grow up before they are fully given the chance to prove themselves. I beg of our people to let go that mentality and allow the young people to rise to their fullest potential. Yes they don't have the know it all but with this technology age our young people will outshine those of us who have been around and now trying to catch up. Don't underestimate their potential just give them a chance. They may make mistakes but such was some of us and still some of us are making mistakes. This world is not a perfect place but with perseverance one can attain to their fullest potential.

    None of us are perfect but just help our youths that's all I'm asking. Remember we are getting older and they are our future let it be so. A chance to prove themselves are all they are asking.

    Congrats to all our younger who persevered to reach this far. Love you all.


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