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The Virgin Islands national junior track and field team recently competed in the 30th CARIFTA Games in Bridgetown, Barbados in the sprint events.
Sherma Aurelein, of the St. Croix Educational Complex, finished fourth overall in the Under-20 category in the 800 meters with a time of 2:16.36, one of the best performances in that event for a Virgin Islander since V.I. junior star Iaisychia Petrus medal winning performances in the 70's. Aurelein also ran the 400 meters in 58.15.
Natalie O'Neal and Xiamara Gomez ran the 200 meters and advanced to the finals. O'Neal ran 25.48 and Gomez ran 25.68.
LaToya Samuel ran the 100 meters in 12.90. Evilise Gomez, the only under 17 category participant for the Virgin Islands, ran the 200 meters in 26.12.
Kevin Maynard of St. Thomas ran the 400 meters in 51.14 in the preliminary round and 2:02.56 in the 800 meters. The female athletes consisted of the Poly Relays Championship relay team of the St. Croix Educational Complex. The team ran 48.05 in the 4 x 100 meters relay and 3:54.40 in the 4 x 400 meters relay. The team was coached by Devon Peters and Linda Garraway.
Funding for the team was provided by the Virgin Islands Olympic Committee and the Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation.
For more information call the Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation 772-0412 or logon to click here.

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