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St. Croix Track Club Wins 11 Medals at Puerto Rico Championships

The St. Croix Track Club (STXTC) Mustangs won 11 medals at the AAJI (Asociacion de Atletismo Juvenil e Infantil) Championships for 14-19 year-olds in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, on May 22. STXTC took nine athletes who qualified for the championships to the games.

Avery Joseph, Javelin Thrower, Headed for SPIRE Academy Training

Avery Joseph is a freshman at Central Michigan University (CMU), a graduate of Charlotte Amalie High School and a member of the Cheetah’s Track Club.

VIBF Schedules Training for Senior Men’s V.I. National Basketball Team

Theron “Ronnie” Richards, president of the Virgin Islands Basketball Federation (VIBF) has announced the training camp schedule for the Senior Men’s VI National Basketball team.

Malique Smith Is SWAC 800 Meter, 4 x 400 Meter Relay Champion

Malique Smith, a member of the V.I. National Junior Track and Field team, capped a successful freshman year at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff (UAPB) when he won the SWAC (Southwest Athletic Conference) gold medal in the 800 meter (1:53.30).

VIPD Brings Gymnasts with a Message to St. Croix

The V.I. Police Department brought the Acro Airs Gymnastics team from Washington, D.C., to St. Croix schools this week with the message that positive choices can bring a healthy life.

Regular Registration to End May 15 for International Optimist Regatta, Clinic and Team Race

The International Optimist Regatta (IOR), presented by EMS (Electronic Merchant Systems) Virgin Islands – one of the first and largest regattas in the Caribbean to promote youth sailing -- plus kick-off TOTE Maritime Clinic and TOTE Maritime Team Race, will take place June 13-19.

Muhammad Halim Sets Personal Record Qualifying for Rio Olympics

Muhammad Halim had the best triple jump of his life last week at the Morgan State Legacy Meet in Baltimore, Md.; his 16.99m effort broke his V.I. National Record and qualified him for the Rio Olympic Games, his second games. The mark tied him for the third best jump in the world.

Neither Storms Nor Stings Stop the Iron Man

Mother Nature appeared to be doing her best to foil Captain Morgan Ironman 70.3 Triathlon Sunday, but organizers and participants were not going to let that happen.

Cadets Mark 100th Anniversary of JROTC With 5K Run

Across the nation, the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp program is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in many ways, including hosting one of the largest runs in military history. In the territory, four school programs took part in the worldwide run.

Athletes, Residents Get Primed for St. Croix Ironman

The Captain Morgan Ironman 70.3 St. Croix Race doesn’t start until Sunday at 6:30 a.m. but the activities kicked in Friday at the Fort Christiansvaern lawn as athletes prepared for the big race.





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