By Dean “The Sportsman” Greenaway
Despite uncertainty surrounding the start of the 2015 season because of repair work planned for the Mondo track at the A. O. Shirley Recreation Grounds, BVI track and field athletes turned in stellar performances during the 2015 season.
As BVI athletes put those early season challenges behind, there was an unparalleled run of National Records in the BVI Athletics Association 44-year history, where for 13 consecutive weeks, starting on January 23, 2015, some level of National Youth, Jr. Senior Record was established.
Against that backdrop, a record 27 athletes are vying for the coveted Athlete of the Year awards presented by Sol in Youth, Junior and Senior divisions. The forthcoming event is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 29, 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. In all, there were 15 National Records established during the season.
During the evening, the Most Outstanding Athletes Awards from U9 through the Open Divisions in track events, field events and combined events will be recognized 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 three early contributors to the development of the organization will receive the BVIAA’s Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Following are the respective nominees in the different divisions.
Athletes of The Year Nominees presented by Sol
2015 Sol Youth Female Athlete of the Year—Beyonce DeFreitas, A’Keela McMaster Alisha Hayde, Ariyah Smith, Asia McMaster
2015 Sol Youth Male Athlete of the Year—Kori Penn, Sean Samuel, Malakai Smith, T’Koy Stevens, M’Kori Crabbe
2015 Sol Jr. Male Athlete of the Year –Kryon McMaster, Akeem Bradshaw, K’Cei Moses, D’Jimon Gumbs
2015 Sol Jr. Female Athlete of the Year—Trevia Gumbs, Tynelle Gumbs, Nelda Huggins, Taylor Hill, Deya Erickson, L’T’sha Fahie
2015 Sol Sr. Male Athlete of the Year—Khari Herbert, Eldred Henry, Shaquoy Stephens
2015 Sol Sr. Female Athlete of the Year—Tahesia Harrigan-Scott, Karene King, Ashley Kelly, Chantel Malone
2015 Most Outstanding Track & Field Performances Nominees
2015 Most Outstanding Combined Track Events Male Athlete—Akeem Bradshaw, Kyron McMaster, Khari Herbert
2015 Most Outstanding Combined Field Events Male Athlete—Akeem Bradshaw, Eldred Henry, Dylan Moses, Kevin Vanterpool
2015 Most Outstanding Combined Track Events Female Athlete—Ashley Kelly, Karene King, Taylor Hill, Nelda Huggins
2015 Most Outstanding Combined Field Events Female Athlete—Kala Penn, Tynelle Gumbs, Trevia Gumbs, Arianna Hayde
2015 Most Outstanding Combined Events Male Athlete—Eldred Henry
2015 Most Outstanding Men’s Open Track Athlete—Shaquoy Stephens, Khari Herbert, Tarique Moses
2015 Most Outstanding Women’s Open Track Athlete—Karene King, Tahesia Harrigan-Scott, Ashley Kelly
2015 Most Outstanding Men’s Open Field Athlete—Keron Stoute, Eldred Henry
2015 Most Outstanding Women’s Open Field Athlete—Chantel Malone
2015 Most Outstanding Boys Under-20 Track Athlete—Ronique Todman, Kyron McMaster, Akeem Bradshaw
2015 Most Outstanding Girls Under-20 Track Athlete—Taylor Hill, Nelda Huggins, Lakeisha Warner, Jonel Lacey, Tarika Moses, Deya Erickson
2015 Most Outstanding Boys Under-20 Field Athlete—Dylan Moses, Akeem Bradshaw, Kevin Vanterpool, Tahj Malone
2015 Most Outstanding Girls Under-20 Field Athlete—Tynelle Gumbs, Trevia Gumbs, Javlyn Frett
2015 Most Outstanding Boys Under-18 Track Athlete—Johnt’a Charles, K’Cei Moses, Malique Wattley
2015 Most Outstanding Girls Under-18 Track Athlete—L’Tsha Fahie, Shaniah Caul, Kala Penn
2015 Most Outstanding Boys Under-18 Field Athlete—Djimon Gumbs, Diamante Gumbs, Tyrique Bradshaw
2015 Most Outstanding Girls Under-18 Field Athlete—Kala Penn, Arianna Hayde, Akira Phillips
2015 Most Outstanding Boys Under-15 Track Athlete—Chaz Fahie, Ajaalee Malone, Malakai Romney
2015 Most Outstanding Girls Under-15 Track Athlete—Xiomara Malone, Zara Brown, Beyonce DeFreitas, Tashara Edwards
2015 Most Outstanding Boys Under-15 Field Athlete—J’Quaan Smith, Ajaalee Malone, Kawa Williams
2015 Most Outstanding Girls Under-15 Field Athlete—Xiomara Malone, Z’Niah Hutchinson, Dominique Moses, Tashara Edwards
2015 Most Outstanding Boys Under 13 Field Athlete—Malakai Smith, Kybah Dawson, Sha’el Lavacia
2015 Most Outstanding Girls Under 13 Field Athlete— Aryiah Smith, Alisha Hayde, Chassidy George, Kaelyah Liburd
2015 Most Outstanding Boys Under-13 Track Athlete— Sh’ael Lavacia, Kybah Dawson, Wanyae Bell, Malakai Smith
2015 Most Outstanding Girls Under-13 Track Athlete—Alisha Hayde, D’Neigh Williams, Ariyah Smith, Shymmera Forbes
2015 Most Outstanding Boys Under-11 Track Athlete—T’Koy Stevens, M’Kori Crabbe, Jahari Lacey, Kaleem Lettsome
2015 Most Outstanding Girls Under-11 Track Athlete—Jahtivya Williams, Akeela McMaster, A’Deja Hodge, Keanjah Roberts
2015 Most Outstanding Boys Under 11 Field Athlete—Kaleem Lettsome, T’Khoy Stevens, M’Kori Crabbe
2015 Most Outstanding Girls Under 11 Field Athlete—A’Keela McMaster, D’Neah Hodge, Adeajah Hodge
2015 Most Outstanding Girls Under 9 Field Athlete—Asia McMaster, Shannia Johnson, Jada John-Lewis
2015 Most Outstanding Girls Under 9 Track Athlete—Shannia Johnson, Asia McMaster, Jada John-Lewis, Jah’Kyla Morton
2015 Most Outstanding Boys Under 9 Field Athlete—Sean Samuel, Latriel Williams, Kori Penn
2015 Most Outstanding Boys Under 9 Track Athlete—Kori Penn, Sean Samuel, Shamoi Dore