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VI track phenom Adaejah T. Hodge named Athlete of the Year in Atlanta

- made history as only athlete in 57-year history of banquet to be named to All-Metro team
Adaejah T. Hodge, seen here with VI coach Ericca Frederick and the legendary Usain St Leo Bolt, was the darling of the 49th CARIFTA Games in Jamaica in April 2022, when she captured three gold medals. Photo: CM Farrington/Facebook
For the second year in a row, young Virgin Islands track sensation Adaejah T. Hodge was named Athlete of the year at the annual Powerade All-Metro Track and Field Banquet in midtown Atlanta on June 8, 2022. Photo: atlantatrackclub.org
For the second year in a row, young Virgin Islands track sensation Adaejah T. Hodge was named Athlete of the year at the annual Powerade All-Metro Track and Field Banquet in midtown Atlanta on June 8, 2022. Photo: atlantatrackclub.org
ATLANTA, Georgia, USA- For the second year in a row, young Virgin Islands track sensation Adaejah T. Hodge was named Athlete of the year at the annual Powerade All-Metro Track and Field Banquet in midtown Atlanta. The banquet was held on June 8, 2022.

History created

Hodge, who was the darling of the 2022 CARIFTA Games in Jamaica where she captured three gold medals, also made history as the only athlete in the 57-year history of the banquet to be named to the All-Metro team in four events - the 100m, 200m, 400m and the long jump.

The Alexander High School sophomore, who was the 6A state champion in all four events - is one of the best athletes in Georgia history. She is ranked on the state's top 10 all-time list in each event and was ranked in the top 10 nationally in all four events this season as well.

For being recognised as the most outstanding girls athlete, Hodge received a $1,500 scholarship.

‘Challenges keep me going’- Hodge

"Challenges keep me going," said Hodge who called the 200m her favorite event. "There's always something more to strive for and that gives me drive."

Hodge also expressed her delight on her Facebook page.

"Woww, I’m so thankful to be the winner of this prestigious not once but two years in a row. Thank you @atlantatrackclub. Thank you to my family and friends. Thank you to my coaches. Thank you to my teammates. Thank you for the votes. I love you guys."

Hodge also said this athletics season was “truly amazing” and brought patience, leadership and determination.

Hodge’s recognition in Atlanta follows her recognition in Jamaica where she was presented with the Austin Sealy Award for being the most outstanding athlete at the 49th CARIFTA Games.

The VI athlete had captured gold in the 100m, 200m and Long Jump, competing in the Girls U17 category.

14 Responses to “VI track phenom Adaejah T. Hodge named Athlete of the Year in Atlanta”

  • Greatwork (09/06/2022, 12:17) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Congrats!!!!
  • Gumption Official (09/06/2022, 12:37) Like (10) Dislike (5) Reply
    Congratulations on his Recognition; Well deserving.

    It’s always or most times outside the native home of anyone who’s doing well to be acknowledge by another place vs the place the person is from. The Beautiful Virgin Islands always wait until the individuals who’s doing positively well end up on a major platform before they show support.
    • Really? (09/06/2022, 19:07) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      It annoys me every time I hear stupid unfounded comments like this. Has she not been acknowledged locally? does she not have local support? Seriously? She was just flown in for a whole ceremony and fanfare together following the Carifta Games and was given her fair share of accolades and special recognition. What more do you people want? A plot of land in heaven? She is a junior athlete on the rise, not yet an Olympian (though I do believe she will get here). Let's stop the @$$ish negativity. Your comment itself shows a lack of support for the institutions that support her and all our other athletes!
      • @Really (10/06/2022, 11:44) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        Don’t let the outside appearance fool you. Adaejah and her family was left to fend for themselves
      • jj (12/06/2022, 21:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        @really you hind behind a user name; But i but you’re not big enough to address him directly without a fake name. That’s why i respect GO; I agreed with him but unlike most of you he didn’t hide. Therefore your comment have no weight….
  • great (09/06/2022, 13:00) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats!!
  • voter (09/06/2022, 13:04) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Outstanding achievement!!!????????
  • Billy K*** (09/06/2022, 13:21) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Such a bright future ahead love alone!
  • Xpat love. (09/06/2022, 15:54) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
    This is such a big thing any other Caribbean country had an athlete like this she would a heroe, front page news, party at every bar and corner..But this BVI is so full with hate not even their own special greatness they appreciate..So sad! Keep working keep striving young lady. Ur so special,
    • Go Siddung! (09/06/2022, 19:11) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      She was featured on every news site and paper here and on all of their social media pages! Why didn't you throw a party at your house, bar, church and street corner for her? Why didn't you show up with your flag and air horn to welcome her home for the ceremony. Did you buy her flowers?
      Go spew your hate somewhere else!
    • Ilovemycountry. (09/06/2022, 20:11) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Stop cussing we. We are proud of our children. Show me your evidence where we are filled with hate and we have over 101 Nationalities here? You better go Siddung with your badmindedness. You know what Jugo said. We don't want no bad minded person.on here stirring up hate, when they had a whole ceremony for the athletes, Ms. Hodge was here and well praised.
    • @Xpat Love (10/06/2022, 04:56) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      Congratulations to Adaejah , best of luck for your future. Some expats use every platform to dehumanize and demoralize Virgin Islands people, but yet we shall rise.
  • 2HMBPRZ (09/06/2022, 16:30) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    CONGRATS #ChampionLegs #WorldCHAMPION
    The best is still to come!
  • @ Xpat & iLoveMySelf (12/06/2022, 09:25) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    THE TRUTH IS THERE , FOR ALL THOSE WHO CAN SEE STRAIGHT / SOME OF YOU HYPOCRITES WHO SAT IN THE ROAD , WILL SWEAR THAT THERE IS NO CORRUPTION NHERE , SO AM NOT SURPRISED . HOW COME THIS NEWS SITE FAILED TO SHOW RESPECT
    TO THE FASTEST MAN ON EARTH ???? ❓) HE SHOWED RESPECT TO * ADAEJAH * EVEN THOUGH SHE AIN'T FROM JAMAICA EH ?


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