CARIFTA Trials Draw V.I. National Team Hopefuls

Cheetahs Track Club athletes and coaches with volunteers at the CARIFTA Trials at the
Ivana Eudora Kean High School on St. Thomas (VITFF Photo)

The Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation (VITFF) held the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) Junior Track and Field trials meet on Saturday at the Ivana Eudora Kean High School Track and Field facility on St. Thomas. The trials alternate between St. Croix and St. Thomas annually. Serving as trials in addition are several Interscholastic Athletic Association meets and VITFF meets held at the St. Croix Educational Complex High School on St. Croix as well as the Agfair Meet held in conjunction with the Agfair.

Athletes under 20 years old get the opportunity to qualify for CARIFTA, which will be held this year in the Cayman Islands. To date, two athletes have met the standards in their events: Michelle Smith of the St. Croix Track Club in the 1500 meters and Ariana Edgar of the SCTC in the shot put. Smith, 13 years of age, is too young, and unless she is given special permission by CARIFTA organizers, she will not compete. Edgar met the qualifying standard multiple times and most recently at an AAJI meet at Turabo University in Puerto Rico. Others close to the standard are being monitored.

Notes:
1. Athletes may qualify for the team at any competition sanctioned by the IAAF and/or its national affiliated federations. Qualifying Standards are posted on: http://virginislandspace.org/vitff.html
2. Athletes are required to register with the Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation and have their eligibility established.
3. Athletes must be 17 or 19 years of age or younger on Dec. 31, 2019
4. Team size will be determined by the number of athletes/coaches selected and availability of funds.
5. The CARIFTA Trials were organized by the Cheetahs Track Club and the St. Croix Track Club and sanctioned by the Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation
6. Thanks go to Genitta Richards, principal at the St. Croix Educational Complex School, and Sally Petty, principal at the Ivana Eudora Kean High School. for the permits to use the facilities. Thanks also to the volunteers, coaches and athletes.
7. The CARIFTA is scheduled for April 20-22 in the Cayman Islands.

CARIFTA Trials – Feb. 23, 2019

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GIRLS – 1500m
Place/ Name/ Time/ School
U-17
Heat
1 Shaiah David 5:46.71 1 Homeschool
BOYS – 1500m
Place/ Name/ Time/ School
U-17
Heat
1 Tyfarri Lee 4:53.88 1 Eudora Kean
BOYS – 1500m
Place/ Name/ Time/ School
U-20
Heat
1 Clever Liberte 5:02.05 1 Eudora Kean
2 Antonio Papius 5:12.50 1 Eudora Kean
GIRLS – 100m
Place/ Name/ Time/ School
U-17
Heat
1 Akeela Mcmaster 12.73 1 BVI
2 Maia Tolud 13.65 1 St Thomas TC
3 Devin Degannes 14.70 1 St Thomas TC
4 Aysia Frett 15.82 1 St Thomas TC
5 Dakenlie Mauvais 16.57 1 Eudora Kean
BOYS – 100m
Place/ Name/ Time/ School
U-17
Heat
1 Malik Alexander 11.92 1 Eudora Kean
2 Rahyim George 12.23 1 Eudora Kean
3 Tyler Weiss 12.91 1 St Thomas TC
4 Micah Jackson 13.15 1 Eudora Kean
GIRLS – 100m
Place/ Name/ Time/ School
U-20
Heat
1 Kiara Cornelius 14.92 1 Eudora Kean
BOYS – 100m
Place/ Name/ Time/ School
U-20
Heat
1 Rashawn Gordon 11.44 1 Eudora Kean
2 Moises Harrigan 11.74 1 Eudora Kean
3 Andy Diaz 12.05 1 Eudora Kean
4 Jimson St. Louis 12.76 1 St Thomas TC
GIRLS – 400m
Place Name Time School
U-17
Heat
1 Shaiah David 1:15.87 1 Homeschool
BOYS – 400m
Place/ Name/ Time/ School
U-17
Heat
1 Tyler Weiss 1:01.08 1 St Thomas TC
GIRLS – 400m
Place/ Name/ Time/ School
U-20
Heat
1 Sherna Williams 1:06.08 1 Eudora Kean
BOYS – 400m
Place/ Name/ Time/ School
U-20
Heat
1 Antonio Papius 55.85 1 Eudora Kean
2 Jaekwon Gordon – Bridgewater 56.14 1 Eudora Kean
3 Lyquan Harrigan 56.86 1 Eudora Kean
4 Allonye Gordon 57.08 1 Eudora Kean
5 Steven Farquharson 59.05 1 Eudora Kean
6 Netsa Williams 1:00.22 1 Eudora Kean
GIRLS – 800m
Place / Name/ Time/ School
Heat
1 Shaiah David 2:56.88 1 Homeschool
BOYS – 800m
Place/ Name/ Time/ School
U-17
Heat
1 Tyfarri Lee 2:22.25 1 Eudora Kean
BOYS – 800m
Place/ Name/ Time/ School
U-20
Heat
1 Clever Liberte 2:29.39 1 Eudora Kean
2 Netsa Williams 2:38.77 1 Eudora Kean
GIRLS – 200m
Place/ Name/ Time/ School
U-17
Heat
1 Maia Tolud 28.35 1 St Thomas TC
2 Dakenlie Mauvais 38.52 1 Eudora Kean
BOYS – 200m
Place/ Name/ Time/ School
U-17
Heat
1 Malik Alexander 24.70 1 Eudora Kean
2 Rahyim George 25.30 1 Eudora Kean
3 Micah Jackson 25.95 1 Eudora Kean
4 Tyler Weiss 26.48 1 St Thomas TC
GIRLS – 200m
Place/ Name/ Time/ School
U-20
Heat
1 Sherna Williams 27.40 1 Eudora Kean
2 Kiara Cornelius 33.50 1 Eudora Kean
BOYS – 200m
Place/ Name/ Time/ School
U-20
Heat
1 Jaekwon Gordon – Bridgewater 23.38 1 Eudora Kean
2 Andy Diaz 23.75 1 Eudora Kean
3 Moises Harrigan 24.32 1 Eudora Kean
BOYS – 200m
Place/ Name/ Time/ School
U-20
Heat
4 Jimson St. Louis 26.90 1 St Thomas TC
GIRLS – High Jump
Place/ Name/ Time/ School
U-17
Heat
1 Akeela Mcmaster 1.53m BVI
2 Aysia Frett 1.25m St Thomas TC
BOYS – High Jump
Place/ Name/ Time/ School
U-20
Heat
1 Kavone Wyatt 1.30m Eudora Kean
GIRLS – Long Jump
Place/ Name/ Time/ School
U-17
Heat
1 Maia Tolud 4.38m St Thomas TC
2 Aysia Frett 3.54m St Thomas TC
BOYS – Long Jump
Place/ Name/ Time/ School
U-20
Heat
1 Allonye Gordon 6.28m Eudora Kean
2 Rashawn Gordon 6.24m Eudora Kean
3 Lyquan Harrigan 4.88m Eudora Kean
4 Kavone Wyatt 4.60m Eudora Kean

Results Generated by The St. Croix Track Club
http://virginislandspace.org/vitff.html – Email: [email protected]
http://www.eteamz.com/stxtc/
Ivanna Eudora Kean High School Track, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands USA
Organized by: Cheetah Track Club – Timing by: The St. Croix Track Club
Sanctioned by The Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation (ISV)

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