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Young St. Croix Athlete Medals at Chicago Meet

LeSotho Golphin (Photo courtesy of the Hounds and Foxes Track Club)
LeSotho Golphin of St. Croix with the silver medal he won in the long jump at the AAU Central District Qualifier Track & Field Meet in Chicago. (Photo courtesy of the Hounds and Foxes Track Club)

LeSotho Golphin, age 9, of St. Croix won a silver medal in long jump (3.24m) as he represented the U.S. Virgin Islands at the AAU Central District Qualifier Track & Field Meet, held June 11-12 at Benedictine University in Lisle, Chicago. He competed in the 10-year-old category.

LeSotho also won a silver medal in high jump at the Speed Capital Illinois Invitational Meet on June 5 at Benedictine University, bringing his total to two silver medals in two track meets.

LeSotho is a member of the combined Hounds and Foxes Track Club of St. Croix and Chicago that won 15 medals (9 gold, 5 silver, 1 bronze) at this meet.

Hounds & Foxes Track Club AAU Central District Qualifier Results

St. Croix winner
Silver medal
LeSotho Charles Golphin (Long Jump)

Chicago winners
Gold medal
Jordan Hamb (100m, Long Jump, 100mH, 200mH), Richard Smith Jr. (80mH), Zion Morrison (100m, 200m, 100mH, Long Jump)

Silver medal
Sarahashley Briggs (80mH), Nicalas Pleasant (200m, 400m), Elysia Pleasant (Long Jump)

Bronze medal
Kaeden Smith (100m)

Great effort in these events:
Kortni Smith (100m, 100mH, 200m, 200mH), Arredia Primar (100m, 200m, 100mH, 200mH), LeSotho Golphin (200m), Cachet Matthews (100m, 100mH, 200mH, Long Jump), Elysia Pleasant (100m, 100mH, 200mH), Tylar Smith (100m), Jamari Ivey (100m, 200m), Richard Smith Jr. (100m, 200m), Bryce Johnson (100m, 200m), Nicalas Pleasant (100m), Keir Searcy (100m, 200m, 400m), Nia Irvin (100mH), Aubrey Ewing (200m, Long Jump), Tyler Smith (200m, Long Jump), Kaeden Smith (200m, 400m), Austin Ewing (800m, 1500m)

The Hounds and Foxes Track Club is a nonprofit organization that helps promote wellness in children through active involvement in the sport of track and field. The program encourages talents in sports, provides academic assistance and serves as a positive outlet for local youth to be engaged. The club also seeks scholastic opportunities for its student athletes to further their academic and athletic pursuits in schools, colleges, and universities. The activities of the club include athletics training, travel, competition at track meets at home and away, tutoring/homework assistance, volunteerism, and other activities.

To support the Hounds & Foxes track/field program, or for more information, email them at chicagohoundsandfoxes@gmail.com or houndsandfoxesvi@gmail.com.

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