DECEMBER 9–Following the second longest season in its history that ended on November 28, the BVI Athletics Association is gearing up for its 6th Athletes Awards Gala, where its partner Sol will dole out the 2014 Athletes of the Year Awards in Youth, Junior and Senior divisions.
On the heels of a competitive and successful season, there has been a record 23 athletes nominated for the awards by Sol in all six divisions.
The forthcoming event is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec 27 at the Moorings. Donation is $50 single and $85 per couple.
Sol will also dole out awards to athletes who have established a National Records that stood at season’s end. Records began tumbling on January 15 and ended on May 18.
In all, there were 13 National Records established including 12 individual marks during the season. A record was also established in the Jr. Girls 4x100m Relay.
During the evening, the Most Outstanding Athletes Awards from U9 through the Open Divisions in track events, field events and combined events will be presented as well as the Most Improved Athlete, and the Comeback Athlete of the Year.
The Coach of the Year will also be named. Awards for Road Racing will also be presented and two early contributors to the development of the organization will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Following are the respective nominees in the different divisions.
Athletes of The Year Nominees presented by Sol
2014 Youth Male Athlete of the Year—Stephen Emmanuel, Kyron Walwyn, Jelani Norman, Djimon Gumbs
2014 Youth Female Athlete of the Year—Beyonce DeFreitas, Arianna Hayde, Zara Brown, Xiomara Malone, Izariah Frett, Zacharia Frett
2014 Jr. Male Athlete of the Year –Kryon McMaster, Akeem Bradshaw, Kadeon Potter
2014 Jr. Female Athlete of the Year—Trevia Gumbs, Tynelle Gumbs, Nelda Huggins
2014 Sr. Male Athlete of the Year—Eldred Henry, Keron Stoute, Shaquoy Stephens
2014 Sr. Female Athlete of the Year—Tahesia Harrigan-Scott, Karene King, Ashley Kelly, Chantel Malone
Most Outstanding Track & Field Performances Nominees
2014 Most Outstanding Combined Events Female Athlete—Kala Penn, Tynelle Gumbs, Trevia Gumbs, Arianna Hayde
2014 Most Outstanding Combined Events Male Athlete—Keron Stoute, Eldred Henry
2014 Most Outstanding Men’s Open Track Athlete—Shaquoy Stephens
2014 Most Outstanding Women’s Open Track Athlete—Karene King, Tahesia Harrigan-Scott, Ashley Kelly
2014 Most Outstanding Men’s Open Field Athlete—Keron Stoute, Eldred Henry
2014 Most Outstanding Women’s Open Field Athlete—Chantel Malone
2014 Most Outstanding Boys Under-20 Track Athlete— Khari Herbert, Tarique Moses, Ryan Joseph
2014 Most Outstanding Girls Under-20 Track Athlete—Taylor Hill
2014 Most Outstanding Boys Under-20 Field Athlete—Kevin Vanterpool, Aundre Turnbull
2014 Most Outstanding Girls Under-20 Field Athlete—Tynelle Gumbs, Trevia Gumbs
2014 Most Outstanding Boys Under-18 Track Athlete— Ronique Todman, Kyron McMaster, Akeem Bradshaw,
2014 Most Outstanding Girls Under-18 Track Athlete— Deya Erickson, Nelda Huggins, L’Tsha Fahie, Shaniah Caul,
2014 Most Outstanding Boys Under-18 Field Athlete— Tahj Malone, Akeem Bradshaw, Kadeon Potter, Dylan Moses,
2014 Most Outstanding Girls Under-18 Field Athlete—Kala Penn, Ashley Penn, Dekoya Hodge
2014 Most Outstanding Boys Under-15 Track Athlete— Joshua Hill, Jelani Norman, Diamante Gumbs, Mikkel Bassue Leshawn Lindo,
2014 Most Outstanding Girls Under-15 Track Athlete— Zakharia Frett, Arianna Hayde, Beyonce DeFreitas, Akada Charles
2014 Most Outstanding Boys Under-15 Field Athlete—Diamante Gumbs, Jelani Norman, Rakeel Jack, Djimon Gumbs
2014 Most Outstanding Girls Under-15 Field Athlete—Esmerelda Paul, Arianna Hayde, Myka Walwyn
2014 Most Outstanding Boys Under 13 Field Athlete—J’Quaan Smith, Koen Penn
2014 Most Outstanding Girls Under 13 Field Athlete— Dominique Moses, Chassidy George, Xiomara Malone
2014 Most Outstanding Boys Under-13 Track Athlete— Jaleel Croal, J’Quaan Smith, Koen Penn, Wanyae Bell
2014 Most Outstanding Girls Under-13 Track Athlete—Xiomara Malone, Zara Brown, Alisha Hayde, D’Neigh Williams, Tashira Edwards
2014 Most Outstanding Boys Under-11 Track Athlete—Sh’ael Lavacia, Kybah Dawson, Kyron Walwyn, Zachariah Jackson
2014 Most Outstanding Girls Under-11 Track Athlete—Akeela McMaster, Izariah Frett, Ariyah Smith, Abriel Maglorie
2014 Most Outstanding Boys Under 11 Field Athlete— Sh’ael Lavacia, Kyron Walwyn, Kybah Dawson, Stephen Emmanuel
2014 Most Outstanding Girls Under 11 Field Athlete—Izariah Frett, Kaelyah Liburd, Ariyah Smith, Akeela McMaster
2014 Most Outstanding Girls Under 9 Field Athlete—Asia McMaster, Kala Bratwaithe
2014 Most Outstanding Girls Under 9 Track Athlete— Chidinma Emlander, Asia McMaster, Kala Bratwaithe, Adaejah Hodge
2014 Most Outstanding Boys Under 9 Field Athlete—Jobari Pembeton K’Shawn Martin, Kahleem Lettsome
2014 Most Outstanding Boys Under 9 Track Athlete— Sean Samuel, Kahleem Lettsome, Johari Lacey,
Collegiate Performer of the Year nominees
Keron Stoute, Garnett Vanterpool, Eldred Henry
Road Race Series Athletes of the Year nominees:
Men: Curvin Andrews, Ravi Sukhu, Julius Farley
Women: Rosmond Johnson, NiMade Oniashi, Tullalah Kinkead, Katrina Crumpler
College Race Series Cross Country Awards
Open Men & Open Women— Khiry Creque and Tarique “Tweety” Moses-Katrina Crumpler
Most improved Athletes nominees
Men—Kadeon Potter, Kyron McMaster, Akeem Bradshaw
Women—Deya Erickson, Dekoya Hodge, Arianna Hayde
Colonial Comeback Athlete of the Year—Kiara Huggins