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St. Croix Track Club Mustangs Win 11 Medals at Memorial Day Southern Showdown Meet

The St. Croix Track Club Mustangs won 11 medals at the Memorial Day Southern Showdown in Stockbridge, Ga. (Submitted photo)

The St. Croix Track Club Mustangs won 11 medals at the Memorial Day Southern Showdown in Stockbridge, Ga. Twenty-three teams participated in the meet that was held in the Atlanta area, and the St. Croix Track Club Mustangs finished in 8th place with 133 points.

Mustang Michelle Smith was the ‘Most Valuable Athlete’ by winning three gold medals. She won gold in the 400m hurdles in a new V.I. National Junior record of 58.30. Smith also came in first in the 100m hurdles and the 800m in the 15/16 age group.

Mustang Malique Smith won two gold medals, finishing first in 400m hurdles and the 400m in the 19+ age group.

Mustang Faith Eatmon won a gold medal in the 200m in a personal best of 30.06 and a silver medal in the high jump with a jump of 4 feet (1.22m) in the 11/12 age group. Eatmon finished 5th in the 400m with a personal best of 1:13.33.

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Mustang Jordan Vaughn won gold in the shot put with a throw of 35 feet and 4 inches – 10.77m in the 19+ age group.

Mustang Akyra Joseph won gold in the high jump with 4 feet and 6 inches – 1.37m. Joseph also finished 10th in the 400m and 4th in the 200m in a personal best of 26.93 in the 15/16 age group.

Mustang Mikaela Smith won a gold medal in the 800m in the 19+ age group in a time of 2:15.57.

Mustang Olivia Jones won a silver in the 1500m in a personal best time of 7:54.52; she finished 4th in the 800m in a personal best of 4:12.58 in the 8 and under-age group.

Mustang Jeniqua Weekes finished 5th in the 400m in a personal best time of 1:08.71, 5th in the 200m with a personal best time of 29.12 and 4th in the long jump with 14 feet 3 inches (4.34m) in the 13/14 age group.

Mustang Robert Ventura III finished 11th in the 100m in 17.67, 6th in the 400m in 1:35.62 and 13th in the 200m in a time of 38.18 in the 9/10 age group.

Mustang J’Neolise Green was 8th in the prelims of the 100m in a personal best time of 14.30, which qualified her for the final. In the final of the 100m, Green ran a 14.31 for 8th place. She finished 16th in the 200m in a personal best of 29.87.

The St. Croix Track Club thanks its sporters and the VI Lottery for partnering with the club to assist its youth in developing their talents.

For questions or support, please contact Keith A. Smith Sr. at 277-1123.

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