November 18, 2017 6:58 pm Last modified: 6:52 pm

St. Croix Track Club Brings Home Five Championship Medals

The St. Croix Track Club

Coach Smith and the five members of the St. Croix Track Club who competed in Puerto Rico

is enthusiastic about its five athletes who participated in the AAJI (ASOCIACIÓN DE ATLETISMO JUVENIL E INFANTIL) Track and Field Championship Finals on May 13 that was held in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Three of the athletes qualified for more than one event based upon the two previous qualifying meets, which is quite remarkable.

Advertising (skip)

In the case of Mikaela Smith, who qualified for three events (400m, 800m, 1500m), she had to choose two. These championships would be considered a state championships due to the population of Puerto Rico. According to the USA’s 2016 census, Puerto Rico is ranked the 29th largest in population among all states and territories. This is one reason the athletes’ performances are so impressive.

Performances by St. Croix Track Club Athletes Track and Field Championship Finals

Valence Modeste 7th: 200m at 24.12sec (16/17 boys)

Makari Matthew 5th: 400m at 58.17sec (14/15 boys)

Mikaela Smith 3rd: 800m at 2:17.46 (personal record);

 8th: 400m at 65.37sec (16/17 girls)

Krystahl Gordon 2nd: Triple Jump — 10.83m (seasonal best);

2nd: Long Jump 4.85m (seasonal best) (18/19 girls)

Anelia Austrie 1st: Triple Jump — 11.17m (seasonal best);

1st: High Jump — 1.56m (16/17 girls)

The team achieved two gold, two silver, and one bronze medal.

For full results, visit

For more details or inquiries, contact Coach Keith Smith at 277-1123.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Support the VI Source

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall - we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. Our sites are more popular than ever, but advertising revenues are falling - so you can see why we could use your help. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. If everybody who appreciates our reporting efforts were to help fund it for as little as $1, our future would be much more secure. Thanks in advance for your support!

  1. Khaliph West Reply

    Keith, great job to you, your supporters and especially to those young dynamic V.I. athletes!!

Leave a Reply