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Lacey & Huggins reach 200m World semi finals!

The BVI's 2013 IAAF World Youth Championships delegation to Donetsk, Ukraine: L-R, Seated: Ralston "Grandfather Henry, Tarika "Tinker Bell" Moses, Lakeisha "Mimi" Warner, Nelda Huggins and Winston Potter. Standing: L-R: Trevia Gumbs, Jonel Lacey, Taylor Hill and Kyron McMaster. Photo: BVIAA
Nelda Huggins ran a personal best 24.24 in the 200m to join Jonel Lacey in the semis. Huggins was the 11th fastest qualifier. Photo: VINO/File
Nelda Huggins ran a personal best 24.24 in the 200m to join Jonel Lacey in the semis. Huggins was the 11th fastest qualifier. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Both Jonel Lacey and Nelda Huggins qualified for the semi-finals of the 200m at the eighth World Youth Athletic Championship in Donetsk, Ukraine today, Friday July 12, 2013.

The games, which began on Wednesday, had so far seen disappointment for the Territory’s athletes as only Tarika Moses had managed to progress out of the preliminaries. She had finished 3rd in her heat with a time of 55.87 before running 56.65 to finish 6th in the semi-finals and went out of the competition.

However, Lacey ran 24.65 in her 200m heat this morning to finish 5th and qualify for the semi-finals. Huggins then matched that performance with a run of 24.24 to join her in the semis.

Both times were listed as personal bests and Huggins was the 11th fastest qualifier.

The semi finals are slated for just after 10.00 A.M. tomorrow morning (our time).


Lakeisha Warner finished 8th in her heat of the 800m, rrunning 2:17.08 and failing to advance to the semi finals.

Trevia Gumbs threw a season’s best of 13.07 in the 3kg shot put, but her throw was also outside the required distance to progress.

First to the track for the VI had been Kyron McMaster in the Boys 400m where he ran a non-advancing 49.52 in heat 2 lane 3.

In the 100m prelims, both Taylor Hill who ran 12.10 and Huggins who finished her heat in 12.15 failed to progress to the semi finals.

Around 1,700 competitors from 165 countries are participating in the biennial meet organised by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The championship, which started on Wednesday, is open to track and field events for under-17 competitors.

A total of 148 medals will be awarded for 40 events scheduled for the five-day tournament.

The previous World Youth Athletic Championship was held in Lille, France, in 2011.

4 Responses to “Lacey & Huggins reach 200m World semi finals!”

  • qc (12/07/2013, 09:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    so good to see our people doping well
  • rio (12/07/2013, 10:04) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Need more acurate reporting from who ever is reporting.
    Points of Interest:
    1. Taylor Hill appeared to be clearly the winner in her heat but did not advance even though she and the CZE athlete in her heat ran the same time.
    2. The same CZE athlete who was given the nod over Taylor Hill had a time of 11.79 as a personal/season best when listed for the semifinal. I was told that because of the said personal best she got the nod with that time. Hmmmm. My concern now is WHY didn't Nelda Huggings advanced since her season best 11.77 is faster than the CZE athlete.
    2a. Funny how in the semi final the same CZE athlete ran slower than Taylor Hill.
    3. Where are the coaches who were sent with these young athletes to file appeals???? Did they file any at all??
    4. To all athletes, do the best that you can do always, chin up.
  • . (12/07/2013, 10:37) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Them kids need some good bullfoot soup and some fish water in them body.
  • Re (14/07/2013, 15:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hill was not the winner of her heat. It was won by Westbrook of the USA in 11.59 sec. Palickova of CZE was second in 12.10 sec and Hill was third Recording the same time (12.10 sec). No personal best was decided for the CZE to move on to the semi final. There was no need for an appeal.

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