STX Track Club Athletes Michelle Smith and John Clendinen Win Gold

Michelle Smith

Congratulations go to St. Croix Track Club athlete Michelle Smith who competed in the Adidas Outdoor Track and Field Nationals from June 17-19 in Greensboro, N.C.

Smith ran on Father’s Day, June 19, and won a gold medal in the Girls Championship 400m Hurdles in 59.96. On her birthday, June 18, she also earned All American status by placing 5th in the Girls Championship 100m Hurdles with a time of 14.22.

Michelle Smith is preparing to represent the Virgin Islands in the World Athletics U20 Championships, which will be held in Cali, Columbia, from Aug. 1 through 6. Smith will also compete in the VI National Championships on June 24 and 25.

Johann (John) Clendinen

Congratulations to St. Croix Track Club athlete Johann (John) Clendinen who competed for the Virgin Islands in the USATF New York Masters competition in New York on June 18. Clendinen won three gold medals in the 70 – 74 years-old competition: discus 22.20m, hammer throw 18.73m and shot put 8.28m.

Johan S. Clendinen

The Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation will be hosting the Virgin Islands National Track and Field Championships on St. Croix at the St. Croix Educational Complex track on June 24 and 25.

All athletes need to be registered with the VITFF to participate in the championship. To register, go to