After three days of shooting, the Virgin Islands archery developmental team brought home 13 medals from a tournament in the Dominican Republic.
The archers had one day of official practice and inspection. The following day there is qualification rounds of 72 arrows to determine placing.
Beginners 15 metres
The two youngest VI archers both had success at the tournament. Kasadiyah Baird, 9, won gold in the qualifications round and silver in the finals. Jaydian Smith, 9, shot with a broken finger to take silver in the qualification, then took gold medal in the final, 6-2.
Beginner recurve cub men
Creightlee Brewley 13, originally placing fourth after qualifications, who was shooting in the Cub-division. However, he came back and won his first match,6-2, against Hamlet Tayshaun, of Trinidad and Tobago, and made it to the semifinals. But he lost the second match then competed in the bronze medal match and lost by one point to Jared Lee, of Trinidad and Tobago, and ranking fourth out of seven shooters.
Beginner recurve women
Javlyn Frett won gold in her division in the qualification rounds to earn a bye in the quarterfinals. She won her match in the semifinals and proceeded to the gold medal match where she won against Camila Perez, of the Dominican Republic, 6-4.
She also partnered with Robert Singh of Guyana in the mixed doubles. They made it to the gold medal round losing, 6-2, to take the silver medal.
KMouy Pickering, KMaury Pickering and Jahmeel Jones all shot in the individual Cadet elimination matches. KMouy received a bye after winning silver in his qualification round to move on to the semifinals where he won his first match against Jose Alverez, of the DR, and moved on to the gold medal match where he lost, 144-133, to take the silver medal.
K’Maury, a pre-cub at only 11 years, won gold in his qualification round then moved up two divisions in the Cadet Division to face Jahmeel in the quarterfinals. He won and moved on to the semifinals where he lost to Alan Valerio, of the DR, a Cadet at 17 years old. He then shot again in the bronze medal match, lost to Jose Alverez 16-year-old a Cadet.
Kmaury and Kendise Brewley won their match in the quarter finals against Jahmeel and Lucia Cordero, of the DR, where they moved on to the semifinals and went on to the bronze-medal match. They lost to KMouy and Esterina Alverez, of the DR.
Kendise shot with a sore shoulder placed first in the compound Cub Women’s Divsion to win the gold medal.
Jahmeel in the Compound Men’s Division competed only after joining the team three months ago won the gold medal.