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CARIFTA Juniors Team Few in Numbers This Year Due to Challenging Circumstances

The 2019 V.I. National Junior CARIFTA Team will compete in the Cayman Islands, West Indies, during Easter weekend.
Eager contestants throw themselves into the water for the first leg of the triathlon, the swimming leg. (Photo provided by Al LaBorde)

Sunrise Rotary Kids Triathlon Takes Off Again Under Clear Sky

Hoots, hollers and hugs were the order of the day on Saturday at Magens Bay as 97 young people swam, biked and ran in the ninth Annual Rotary Sunrise Kids Triathlon.

St. Croix Track Club Mustangs Do Well at Finals Qualifying Meet

The St. Croix Track Club (STXTC) congratulates its athletes, who competed in the finals qualifying performances that were recently held in Penuelas, Puerto Rico.

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.

USVI Soccer Association Women’s National Team Camp Set for May 25-26

The camp will offer an opportunity for females 14 years and older, who have a valid USA passport, to compete for a position on the USVI National Female Soccer Team.

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.





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