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V.I. Track Athletes Return from Puerto Rico Tune-Up Meet

May 17, 2006 – The V.I. Track and Field Federation sent a small contingent of youth athletes to Puerto Rico on May 12 and 13 as a tune-up for the upcoming Leeward Islands Youth Championships which will be held in Nevis at the beginning of June.
The competition was the Fifth Invitacional Atletismo Infantil W.B.O Cupey Meet hosted by the Coupe Track Club.
The delegation consisted of five athletes: Malique Smith (Reading Rainbow School) and Karen Dascent (Ricardo Richards School), both from the Burnley Dragons Track Club; Jazzmine Willocks (Church of God School); Wyn Charlery (Eulalie Rivera School); and Dineyah Redo (School of the Good Shepherd), from the Hounds and Foxes Track Club. Team officials included coaches Charles Golphin and Keith Smith, and one female administrator and chaperone for the female athletes, Trudi Golphin.
There were over 200 athletes, including at least 15 athletes from Curacao participating in a number of events at the meet. The weather conditions were sunny and pleasant for the various competitions, which included long jump, high jump, 200m, 1,000m, 800m, 600m, 80m, 60m, and 4 x 80m relays among others.
The experience for the V.I. athletes was exciting as they competed with their peers, gave away V.I Olympic pins and met new friends.
The meet provided a lot of activities to keep everyone busy and excited throughout the day. A major highlight of the meet was the raffle of more than 25 bicycles, given to participating athletes throughout the day.
Dineyah Redo from the School of the Good Shepherd and the Hounds and Foxes Track Club won one of the bicycles. All athletes received T-shirts from the meet organizers.
Youth track and field athletes interested in competing for a spot on the V.I. National Team – which will compete in Nevis at the Leeward Islands Youth Championships – should inform their coach that there will be another youth track meet in St.Thomas on Saturday May 20 at Charlotte Amalie High School.
For information contact the V.I. Track and Field Federation at 340-643-2557 or logon to their Web site.

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May 17, 2006 - The V.I. Track and Field Federation sent a small contingent of youth athletes to Puerto Rico on May 12 and 13 as a tune-up for the upcoming Leeward Islands Youth Championships which will be held in Nevis at the beginning of June.
The competition was the Fifth Invitacional Atletismo Infantil W.B.O Cupey Meet hosted by the Coupe Track Club.
The delegation consisted of five athletes: Malique Smith (Reading Rainbow School) and Karen Dascent (Ricardo Richards School), both from the Burnley Dragons Track Club; Jazzmine Willocks (Church of God School); Wyn Charlery (Eulalie Rivera School); and Dineyah Redo (School of the Good Shepherd), from the Hounds and Foxes Track Club. Team officials included coaches Charles Golphin and Keith Smith, and one female administrator and chaperone for the female athletes, Trudi Golphin.
There were over 200 athletes, including at least 15 athletes from Curacao participating in a number of events at the meet. The weather conditions were sunny and pleasant for the various competitions, which included long jump, high jump, 200m, 1,000m, 800m, 600m, 80m, 60m, and 4 x 80m relays among others.
The experience for the V.I. athletes was exciting as they competed with their peers, gave away V.I Olympic pins and met new friends.
The meet provided a lot of activities to keep everyone busy and excited throughout the day. A major highlight of the meet was the raffle of more than 25 bicycles, given to participating athletes throughout the day.
Dineyah Redo from the School of the Good Shepherd and the Hounds and Foxes Track Club won one of the bicycles. All athletes received T-shirts from the meet organizers.
Youth track and field athletes interested in competing for a spot on the V.I. National Team - which will compete in Nevis at the Leeward Islands Youth Championships - should inform their coach that there will be another youth track meet in St.Thomas on Saturday May 20 at Charlotte Amalie High School.
For information contact the V.I. Track and Field Federation at 340-643-2557 or logon to their Web site.