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Photo Focus: USVI Athletes Return From CARIFTA With a ‘Double Gold’ and a ‘Bronze’: Part 2

VITFF Team at CARIFTA in Grenada (Photo by Mareille Sankatsing Smith)

The Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation (VITFF) athletes care home “V.I. PROUD” with outstanding accomplishments at the CARIFTA Championship Games in Grenada, W.I. Michelle Smith won a “Double Gold” for the third straight year in a row. Sofia Swindell won a “Bronze” for her first medal at the CARIFTA Games.  

Part Two is a photo focus highlighting the U.S. Virgin Islands medal winners at CARIFTA.

The  VITFF Team, some of whom were CARIFTA performers for the first time, demonstrated the skill and dedication it took for them to achieve the level required to compete in multiple events on a par with other countries. 

They all came home winners!

Michelle Smith gets a strong start to the U20 400m Hurdles Final. She finished just as strong, earning the gold medal. (Photo by Ayanna McKay)
Michelle Smith, eyeing the scoreboard as she crosses the finish line in first place for the U20 400m Hurdles Final. (Photo by Ayanna McKay)
Scoreboard at the Kirani James Athletic Stadium displays the results of the U20 400m Hurdles Final: Michelle Smith in first with a time of 56.28 seconds. (Photo by Ayanna McKay)
Michelle Smith poses for the cameras after her Championship-winning U20 400m Hurdles run. (Photo by Ayanna McKay)
Michelle Smith, CARIFTA Champion in both the U20 400m Hurdles and 800m races, wraps herself in the V.I. flag while receiving congratulations from fans in the stands. (Photo by Ayanna McKay)
U20 800m CARIFTA Champion Michelle Smith of the V.I. (center) poses with the second and third-place finishers. (Photo by Ayanna McKay) 

Watch: Michelle Smith win the gold in the CARIFTA 800-meter Girls Under-20 here.

The Virgin Islands flag lights up the board as Sofia Swindell is introduced for the U20 200m Final. (Photo by Ayanna McKay)
Sofia Swindell finishes the U20 200m Final in fifth place with a time of 23.91 seconds. (Photo by Ayanna McKay)

 

Sofia Swindell proudly flies the V.I. flag during a victory lap after finishing third in the U20 100m Hurdles Final. (Photo by Ayanna McKay)
Sofia Swindell leaps her way to the bronze medal in the U20 100m Hurdles Final. (Photo by Ayanna McKay)
Scoreboard at the Kirani James Athletic Stadium shows results of the U20 100m hurdles. Sofia Swindell of the V.I. placed third in the race, earning a bronze medal with a personal best time of 13.95 seconds. (Photo by Ayanna McKay)
Sofia Swindell is all smiles after finishing third in the U20 100m Hurdles, earning her first medal at the CARIFTA games. (Photo by Ayanna McKay)

Watch: Sofia Swindell win the bronze in the CARIFTA Girls Under-20 100-meter hurdles here.

For more information, visit the V.I. Track and Field Federation webpage.

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