Nia Jack won the 100-meter dash at the UCF Knights Invite over the weekend with a personal best time of 11.51 seconds. Jack, formerly of St. Croix Educational High School and St. Croix Track Club, competes for the University of Alabama while working on her master’s degree. Jack is vying for a spot on the Virgin Islands 2021 Olympic team to Tokyo. She is now less than four-tenths of a second away from the 100m qualifying standard of 11.15 seconds.
Junior Track and Field
On the junior local level, athletes were happy to have the opportunity to compete once again at the St. Croix Educational Complex Track and Field facility. The events this weekend included the shot put, discus throw, 800-meter run and 200-meter dash. The multiple event winners in the 200m and the 800m were Michelle Smith of St. Croix Track Club in the girls Under-17 Division, Jeniqua Weeks of St. Croix Track Club in the girls Under-13 Division, Michael Dizon-Bumann of Jolly Rogers Track Club in the boys Under-20 Division and Kaeden Gleason of Jolly Rogers Track Club in the boys Under-15 Division.
Akyra Joseph of St. Croix Track Club won the girls Under-15 200m and shot put. Ariana Edgar of St. Croix Track Club won the shot put and the discus throw female Under-20. Jordan Vaughn of St. Croix Track Club competed in the male Under-20 Division where he also won the shot put and discus throw.
Local Track and Field Meets Continue
The V.I. Track and Field Federation thanks all the volunteers who work to make these track and field meets possible and encourages all their athletes, volunteers and coaches to make sure to register in order to attend the upcoming meet events. The next meet is scheduled for 8 a.m., Saturday, May 1, at the St. Croix Educational Complex Track and Field facility. To register, visit http://virginislandspace.org/vitff.html.