Sol Athletes of the Year, left to right, are Senior Male Athlete Kyon McMaster (Mr. McMaster’s sister Kadia Turnbull received the award of his behalf, Most Outstanding Combined Track Events Male Athlete Rikkoi Brathwaite, Junior Male Athlete Djimon Gumbs, Junior Female Athlete Beyoncé Defreitas, Youth Female Athletes Akrisa Eristeé and Adaejah Hodge (not pictured), Youth Male Athlete Jaleel Croal and Senior Female Athlete Chantel Malone. (Photo: CLEAVE FARRINGTON)

The BVI Athletics Association hosted its annual awards gala at The Moorings on December 30.

The event honoured Virgin Islands athletes of all ages for accomplishments throughout the 2019 season.

The awards ceremony began in 2009 by former BVIAA President Dean Greenaway. However, the awards ceremony was put on hiatus in 2017 and 2018.

Three-time Olympian Sheron Simpson was the guest speaker.

She ran the 4 x 100 metres for Jamaica. She won the gold in the 4 x 100 metres in 2004 and took silver in the 100 metres in 2008.

In 2015, she was a Pan American champion in the 100 metres.

“It is very important that countries can have athletes that they look up to,” Ms. Simpson said. “And the British Virgin Islands must be very proud that the younger athletes have older athletes to look up to. Tahesia Harrigan for example has been a trailblazer for this country in all that she has achieved.”

Ms. Harrigan-Scott received the BVI Athletics Life Time Achievement Award, while a slew of other track athletes took home other awards.

 

Awards

Most Outstanding Track and Field Performances

Girls Under-9 Track and Field Athlete: M’Leah Smith

Boys Under-9 Track and Field Athlete: Bryson Walters

Girls Under-11 Track and Field Athlete: Chelsea Edwards

Boys Under-11 Track and Field Athlete: Tiondre Frett

Girl Under-13 Track and Field Athlete: A’Sia McMaster

Girl Under-13 Track and Field Athletes: A’Sia McMaster and Jah’Kyla Morton

Boys Under-13 Track and Field Athlete: Latriel Williams

Girls Under-15 Track Athlete: Adeajah Hodge

Girls Under-15 Field Athlete: Jahtivya Williams

Boys Under-15 Track Athlete: Jabari Pemberton

Boys Under-15 Field Athlete: Mychael Claxton

Girls Under-17 Field Athlete: Palesa Ceaser

Boys Under-17 Field Athlete: Orlando Douglas

Most Outstanding record breaker Girls Under-18 Track Athlete: Akrisa Eristee

 

Most Outstanding Girl Under-18 Field Athlete

Xiomora Malone

 

Most Outstanding Record Breaker Boy Under-18

Jaleel Croal

Most Outstanding Most Improved Boys Under-18 Field Athlete

Khybah Dawson

 

Most Outstanding Boys Under 20 Track Athlete

Mikkel Bassue

 

Most Outstanding Girls Under-20 Track Athlete

Beyonce Defreitas

 

Most Outstanding Boys Under-20 Field Athlete

Djimon Gumbs

 

Most Outstanding Girls Under-20 Field Athlete

Arianna Hayde

 

Most Outstanding Men’s Open Track Athlete

Kyron McMaster

Outstanding Women’s Open Track Athlete

Lakeisha Warner

 

Most Outstanding Men’s Open Field Athlete

Eldred Henry

 

Women’s Open Field Athlete

Chantel Malone

 

Combined Track Events Male Athlete

Rikkoi Brathwaite

 

Most Outstanding

Combined Field Events Male Athlete

Akeem Bradshaw

 

Most Outstanding

Combined Track Events Female Athlete

Adeajah Hodge

 

Combined Field Events Female Athlete

Kala Penn

National Record Breakers

Deya Erickson, Akira Phillip, Kaelyaah Liburd, Akrisa Eristee, Jaytivya Williams, Ariyah Smith

Premier Dental Collegiate Athlete of the Year

Eldred Henry

BVI Road Racing Female Athlete of the Year 2019

Katrina Lindsay

BVI Road Racing Male Athlete of the Year

Julius Farley

Most Improved Male Athlete

Khybah Dawson

Most Improved Female Athlete

Chantel Malone

Coaches of the Year

Youth – Ericca Frederick; Junior- Burt Dorsett; Senior Willis Todman

BVI Athletics Life Time Achievement Award

Tahesia Harrigan-Scott

Sol Athletes of the Year awards

2019 Sol Youth Female Athletes of the Year

Adaejah Hodge and Akrisa Eristee

Sol Youth Male Athlete of the Year

Jaleel Croal

Sol Jr. Female Athlete of the Year

Beyonce Defreitas

Sol Jr. Male Athlete of the Year

Djimon Gumbs

Sol Sr. Female Athlete of the Year

Chantel Malone

Sol Sr. Male Athlete of the Year

Kyron McMaster

 

 


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