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Southeastern Conference Has Long Been a Good Fit for VITFF Stars

Of all the colleges/universities at which Virgin Islands National Track and Field Team members have made their presence known, a close look should be given at the Southeastern Conference of the NCAA, which, over the years, appears to have been a perfect fit for these athletes.

Bridget Klein Wins at Off-Island Half-Marathon

Klein took first place for female runners in the Optim Orthopedic Skidaway Island Half-Marathon near Savanah, Ga., and an equally impressive fourth place overall with a time of 1:27.38.

Garcia Back on Track, Seeking Speed for Shot at Olympics Marathon

Following a stellar track and cross-country career at the University of Florida, Eduardo Garcia continues his transition to the roads and has, in addition to his collegiate best, put in some impressive road performances, including V.I. national records for the 10K, half-marathon and the marathon.
Members of the Antilles School sailing team. (Submitted photo)

Antilles Sailors Win SAISA District Title

The Antilles High School sailing team traveled last weekend to the Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa, Florida, where it won the South Atlantic Interscholastic Sailing Association District Team Race Qualifier, securing a spot at Baker team race nationals next month in Portland, Maine.

V.I. Tennis Association to Participate in 2019 Davis Cup Zone Competition

The Virgin Islands Tennis Association (VITA) will participate in the 2019 Davis Cup Zone Group III Competition set for Costa Rica from June 17-22. Players wanting to be considered for the USVI Team need to send a copy of their passport and a brief resume of their current playing status, including current training and competition events.
Clayton Laurent, Jr. lands a head shot on opponent German Garcia in the second round of Friday’s bout.

Garcia Hands Clayton Laurent First Loss

U.S. Virgin Islands heavyweight Clayton Laurent Jr. picked up his first professional loss Friday night against Mexico’s German Garcia, falling in the third of four rounds at Puerto Rico’s Coliseo Ruben Zayas Montanez.

Saturday Ceremony to Honor Seasoned Baseball Greats

Most people remember Darlan Brin as the face of the V.I. Port Authority, but since 1988, he’s gained recognition for something completely unrelated: senior men’s baseball.
In the CSA Spinnaker Racing 2 class, St. Croix’s Mackenzie Bryan drives the J/100, Bad Girl, to a first place finish. (Photo by Dean Barnes, © St Thomas International Regatta)

STT’S Blitz Wins Spinnaker Class at STIR

Clouds and a couple of squalls threw windy curve balls across the courses set for the 50-plus boats racing in the 46th St. Thomas International Regatta. STIR, long known as the ‘Crown Jewel of Caribbean Yacht Racing’, lived up to its reputation by delivering professionally-set round-the-rocks and round-the-buoy courses, the natural attributes of wind, sun and seas, and first-class competition and camaraderie.

V.I.Pace Runners Gives Results of UVI St. Croix Charter Day Mile

Randall Nielsen, marshal of the V.I. Superior Court, won his first road race at the 2nd Annual UVI Charter Day Mile on the UVI St. Croix Campus, Friday morning.

Leads Lengthened, Leads Overtaken on Day 2 of STIR

Blue skies, warm seas and winds blowing steadily at 12 to 15 knots over the round-the-island and round-the-buoy courses proved fun for everyone in this St. Thomas Yacht Club-hosted event.





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