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VITFF Bulletin: Conhoff and Garcia Set Virgin Islands National Records

Rachel Conhoff (photo credits Kieran Intemann)

Congratulations to Virgin Islands Track and Field Team member Rachel Conhoff, a graduate student at Indiana State University, who set a New Virgin Islands record in the 3000m Steeplechase.

Rachel Conhoff

Congratulations to Virgin Islands Track and Field Team member Rachel Conhoff, a graduate student at Indiana State University, who set a New Virgin Islands record in the 3000m Steeplechase. Rachel competed in the Gary Wieneke Memorial in Champaign, Ill., on April 13, where she finished 4th overall in the 300m Steeple in a V.I. record time of 11:11.15.

Conhoff’s next track meet will be the Gibson Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind., on April 18 through 20.

Eduardo Garcia (Submitted photo)

Congratulations to Eduardo Garcia, a member of the V.I. National Team, for setting a new V.I. National record in the 10,000 meters. Out of the 26,000+ athletes who completed the Cooper River Bridge 10K Run in Charleston, S.C., Garcia achieved an impressive 15th-place finish with a time of 29:31.

Garcia is currently focused on qualifying for this year’s Olympic Games in the Marathon, which will take place in Paris, France. His upcoming race is the Half Marathon in Istanbul on April 28.

Malique Smith

Malique Smith (Submitted photo)

Virgin Islands Track and Field Team member Malique Smith participated in the Florida Relays held on March 29, 2024, in Gainesville, Fla. In the 400m Hurdles event, Smith achieved a commendable 3rd place finish in his heat, completing the race in a time of 51.40.

Following his performance at the Florida Relays, Smith took part in the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational, also held in Gainesville, Fla., on April 12. Competing in the 400m Hurdles once again, he secured an 8th place finish in his heat with a time of 53.27.

Looking ahead, his upcoming competition will be the Pure Athletics Invitational, scheduled to take place on April 20, in Clermont, Fla.

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