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Peter Wins Gold Medal at CARIFTA Junior Championships

Allison Peter won the gold medal in the 200m with a time of 23.83 at the Caribbean Field and Track Association (CARIFTA) Junior Championships in the Cayman Islands, according to a press release from The Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation (VITFF).

Peter, who won the silver medal on Saturday, April 3, in the 100m in 11.51, will join the University of Texas’ Longhorn track and field team in the fall after she graduates from St. Croix Educational Comples H.S. She was recruited by virtually all the top track and field colleges in the U.S.A. She has won two gold medals, two silver medals and two bronze medals in the past three years at CARIFTA. She has one more year of eligibility for CARIFTA.

Peter, who won the silver medal on Saturday in the 100m in 11.51, will join the University of Texas’ Longhorn track and field team in the fall after she graduates St. Croix Educational Complex High School. She was recruited by virtually all the top track and field colleges in the U.S.A. She has won two gold medals, two silver medals and two bronze medals in the past three years at the CARIFTA. She has one more year of eligibility for CARIFTA.

            Peter outclassed the 200m field on Monday with a time 23.29,
 and according to most experts, she has great potential in the 400m.
 Sporting the new V.I. National Team uniforms provided by Mizuno, she
 dominated the 200m final with her victory over second-place finisher
 Tynia Gaither of the Bahamas, whose time was 23.83 and Diandre Gilbert
 of Jamaica, who finished third in 23.85. Peter joins 400m hurdler Leslie
 Murray as a qualifier for the IAAF World Junior Championships to be held
 in Canada this summer.

VITFF is accepting donations toward the support the team members. The current registration drive for athletes, coaches, technical officials, volunteers and supporters is underway.

For information, contact the VITFF: e-mail isv@mf.iaaf.org or call 643-2557 or logon to: http://virginislandspace.org
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