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VITFF Bulletin: Rachel Conhoff and Davina Browne Set Virgin Islands National Records

Rachel Conhoff (Submitted photo)

We are thrilled to announce that Rachel Conhoff, a member of the Virgin Islands Track and Field Team and a postgraduate student at Indiana State University, has shattered two Virgin Islands national records. In the 3000m Steeplechase, she outdid her previous best, setting a new record for the USVI. This achievement took place at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship in Terra Haute, Indiana, from May 10-12.

Conhoff completed the 3000m Steeplechase in an impressive 10:54.51, finishing under 11 minutes for the first time and surpassing her old record by nine seconds. Additionally, she participated in the 1500m race and made it to the finals by placing third in the preliminaries with a time of 4:31.14. In the finals of the 1500m race, Conhoff set another Virgin Islands record with a time of 4:25.93, earning her an outstanding fourth-place finish.

Davina Browne (Submitted photo)

The Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation extends congratulations to Davina Browne, an athlete of the St. Croix Track Club and a St. Croix Educational Complex High School student. Browne shattered the V.I. National record in the Javelin throw.

She showcased her prowess at the AAJI Juvenil Championships final held in San German, Puerto Rico. On her fifth attempt, she threw the javelin a staggering 30.56 meters, breaking the previous 9-year-old record of 29.00 meters set by Shanice Cazaubon and securing a bronze medal in the process. Browne also marked her stand in the Shot Put by securing the 4th position with a throw reaching 8.19 meters.

St. Croix Track Club Mustangs, May 2024 (Submitted photo)St. Croix Mustangs 2024

Davina Browne – Bronze in Javelin – 30.56m – and 4th in Shot Put – 8.19m – 18/19 age group

Safiya Prasad – Gold in 400mH-70.63se, – 14/15 age group

Jordan Vaughn – Gold in Javelin- 34.09m, Silver in Shot Put – 11.80m – Over 19 age group

Wilfredo Concepcion – Bronze in Javelin – 39.89m, 4th in Shot Put – 9.94m in the 16/17 age group

A’Sharia Bernadine – Bronze in Shot Put – 9.02m, 6th in Javelin – 8.60m 14.15 age group

Aminah Prasad – Bronze in 100mH-17.09sec – 14/15 age group

Jahleya George – 8th in Javelin-15.95min, in Shot Put – 7.65m in the 16/17 age group

Kahlan Beaupierre – 5th in Javelin-33.10m, 8th in Shot Put – 8.92m in the 16/17 age group

A total of 8 athletes from the St. Croix Track Club Mustangs 14 and Over Team qualified to participate in the AAJI Juvenil Championships. The Mustangs brought home a total of 7 medals: 2 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze.

Malique Smith (Submitted photo)

Virgin Islands Track and Field Team member Malique Smith participated in the Jamaica Invitational on May 11, in Kingston, Jamaica. He finished 8th in the final of the 400m Hurdles in a time of 52.43.

Looking ahead, Smith will compete in 400m Hurdles in Fort-de-France, Martinique, on May 18 in “Le Meeting de Martinique.”

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