By Dean “The Sportsman” Greenaway
Two groups of the territory’s Under 18 athletes are slated to compete in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and Cali, Colombia.
Six BVI athletes will depart on Friday for Trinidad to compete in the CAC Age Group Championships on Saturday and Sunday. The BVI hosted the 2011 edition.
The multi-event discipline caters to 11-12 and 13-14 athletes—who will compete in five and seven events respectively—with points awarded for each performance towards a cumulative score.
The championships cater to eight athletes—two male and two females in each of the age groups. During the championships, athletes compete for individual awards as well as male and female age division and overall team awards.
The 11-12 Boys and Girls will contest the 60m dash, Long Jump, High Jump, Baseball Throw and 800m for girls and the boys will run 1000m. The 13-14 division athletes will run the 80m dash, 60m Hurdles, Long Jump, High Jump, Baseball Throw, Shot Put and the 1000m for girls while the boys will tackle the 1200m
The BVI contingent is comprised of: 11-12 Girls: Aryia Smith and Alisha Hayde. Boys: Malachi Smith and Sha’el Lavacia. 13-14 Girls: Xiorara Malone and Tashara Edwards. Officials: Ralston Henry, Burt Dorsett and Ericca FrederickCali, Colombia today, in the U18 global championships that runs from through Sunday.
Fahie in World Youth Championships
L’T’Sha Fahie is the territory’s lone representative qualified and competing in the IAAF World Youth Championships in Cali in a competition, which targets 16-17 aged athletes.
Fahie, who was fifth in the Carifta Games 100m, competed in the event yesterday and will run in the 200m prelims today. She ran a 200m lifetime best of 24.80 seconds. Her 100m best is 11.85.
Harrigan-Scott World Championships bound
Veteran sprinter Tahesia Harrigan-Scott booked her fifth straight ticket to the IAAF World Championships on Saturday, after winning the USA Track and Field Club Championships in Icahn, NY. Harrigan-Scott won the 100m in 11.14 seconds, just .01 off her career best and will compete in Beijing, China, Aug 22-30. She also won her semi in 11.45. Her next competition will be in the Pan Am Games in Toronto. Ashley Kelly finished fourth in the 200m in 23.86 seconds after running 11.72 in the 100m finals. She ran 11.83 in the heats.