TORTOLA, BVI – Fire and Rescue Services can continue bragging until they meet again, after another victory over Police to end activities in Friday night’s Johnny Hassan Relays.
With concerns about sprinting injuries after last year’s inaugural 4x100m Relay matchup, both teams ran a 4x400m relay. Fire controlled the race after the first 280m—even thought Police eroded the deficit—then went on to victory in 3 minutes, 59.19 seconds while Police recorded a time of 4:07.84.
“This one got away from us early. We were preparing for a 4×100 relay, but we didn’t get it together in this one,” said Constable Darren Malone. “We are sprinters, but we want them again.”
The relays, which also included individual events, attracted all the territory’s club teams and the University of the Virgin Islands, saw a series of exciting races.
Huggins lowers season’s best
Top Notch Track Club’s Nelda Huggins improved her 100m season’s best by .03 seconds with a time of 11.94 into a -0.1 headwind. Her mark is .04 off qualifying for the IAAF World Jr. Championships in a second event after running 11.97 last week.
Sprint Tech Track Club’s L’Tisha “Lea” Fahie who will join Huggins in the upcoming Carifta Games in the U18 Girls century, ran a personal best of 12.09.
Twins crack 12m in Shot Put
A week after two women cleared 11.00m in the Triple Jump for the first time in the same competition, twin sisters Tynelle and Trevia Gumbs of Top Notch Track Club, followed suit in the Shot Put.
Tynelle upped her 11.56m personal best from Feb 2, cracking the 12.00m mark for the first time with a heave of 12.02 (39’5¼”). Trevia who broke the 13.00m barrier with 13.03m throw on Feb 2, settled for 12.87 in the U20 Girls division.
Sprint Tech’s Dekoya Hodge, upped her week old best of 12.24 in the U18 Girls 3K Shot to 12.36.
King establishes 200m Indoor National Record
Karene King improved her 200m Indoor National Record to 23.73 seconds on Saturday in Boston, competing in the Scarlet and White Invitational at Boston
University where she finished second. She won the 60m in 7.50 seconds.
Kyron McMaster ran 48.77 to win his 400m heat and finished 3rd overall.
Shaquoy Stephens had times of 6.81/22.11 in the 60/200m. He won the 60m and placed 4th in 200.
Ashley Kelly ran a season’s best 55.09 seconds in the 400m, good enough for third place, after a 7.63 time in the 60m.
Harrigan-Scott competes in Birmingham 60m
Competing against the 2013 IAAF World Championships gold and silver medalist, Tahesia Harrigan-Scott, a 2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships 60m bronze medalist, ran 7.23 seconds in her specialty for 7th place in the Birmingham Grand Prix, in Birmingham, England on Saturday. She ran 7.25 in the semis to make the final. Harrigan-Scott has a season’s best of 7.20 and has qualified for the March 7-9, IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland. This season also marks the fourth straight time Harrigan-Scott has qualified for World Indoors since 2008. She was a 2010 finalist. The championships are held every 2-years.
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