By “Dean” The Sportsman” Greenaway
The Virgin Islands Archery Association Youth Development Team, returned from the Caribbean Youth Development Championships in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on Monday, with 13 medals—seven gold, five silver and one bronze.
In Beginner Recurve Men, Creightlee Brewley 13, fourth after qualifications in the Cub-division, came back and won his first match, beating Hamlet Tayshaun of Trinidad and Tobago, 6-2. He then competed in the Bronze medal match and lost by one point to Jared Lee of Trinidad and Tobago.
Javlyn Frett, after winning gold in her division in qualifications had a bye in the Beginner Recurve Women quarterfinals. She won her semifinal, then downed Camila Perez of Dominican Republic 6-4 for gold. She also partnered with Robert Singh of Guyana in the mixed doubles, as they settled for silver, following a 6-2 loss in the gold medal match
Brothers KMouy and KMaury Pickering and Jahmeel Jones all shot in the individual Cadet elimination matches in the Beginner Compound Men category. KMouy received a bye after winning silver in his qualifications, advanced to the semifinals where he bested Jose Alverez of Dominican Republic, In the Gold medal match, he lost 144-133 and took the Silver. K’Maury, a Pre Cub at only 11 years, won his gold at his qualifications then shooting up two divisions in Cadet against Jones in the quarterfinals won and advanced to the semifinals where he lost to Alan Valerio of Dominican Republic a Cadet at 17 years old. He then shot again in the Bronze medal match but then lost to Jose Alverez, a 16 year old Cadet.
Kmaury and Kendise Brewley advanced to the semis after turning back Jahmeel Jones of VI and Lucia Cordero of Dominican Republic. In another bronze medal match, they lost to KMouy of the VI and Esterina Alverez of Dominican Republic.
Kendise Brewley, shooting with a sore shoulder, won gold in the compound Cub women. receiving a gold medal.
Exceptional Beginners 15 Meters. Kasadiyah Baird won the Gold for Qualifications and Jaydian Smith, shooting with a broken finger, took the silver then came back in the Gold medal match and won Gold (6-2) while Kasadiyah took the silver.
Exceptional Recurve Cub Women, Kasadiyah Baird Qualifications – Gold and Gold Medal Match – Silver
Jaydian Smith, Qualifications – Silver, Gold Medal Match – Gold