STX Track Club Brings Medals Back to V.I.

From left, Jordan Vaughn, Wilfredo Concepcion, Jahleya George, Kahlan Beaupierre, Aminah Prasad, Hazel Smith-St. Ange, Davina Browne, A’Sharia Bernadine, Safiya Prasad, and Keith A. Smith Sr. (Submitted photo)

On May 10, eight athletes between the ages of 14 and 21 from the St. Croix Track Club traveled to San German, Puerto Rico for the Association of Youth/Junior Athletics (AAJI) Championships Finals Track & Field event.

Safiya Prasad came out victorious in the 400m hurdles, just four seconds shy of Michelle Smith’s AAJI 14-15 age division record of 66.04 seconds, according to the press release.

Jordan Vaughn took gold and silver in the Javelin throw and Shot Put respectively, the press release stated.

Davina Browne, who has been in the sport for less than two years, claimed bronze in the Javelin throw and smashed the High School, U20, and National record with a throw of 30.56 meters, the release stated.

The athletes set personal records over this weekend:

Davina Browne – Bronze in Javelin – 30.56m –  and 4th in Shot Put – 8.19m – 18/19 age group

Safiya Prasad – Gold in 400mH-70.63se, – 14/15 age group

Jordan Vaughn – Gold in Javelin- 34.09m, Silver in Shot Put – 11.80m – Over 19 age group

Wilfredo Concepcion – Bronze in Javelin – 39.89m, 4th in Shot Put – 9.94m in the 16/17 age group

A’Sharia Bernadine – Bronze in Shot Put – 9.02m, 6th in Javelin – 8.60m 14.15 age group

Aminah Prasad – Bronze in 100mH-17.09sec – 14/15 age group

Jahleya George – 8th in Javelin-15.95min, in Shot Put – 7.65m in the 16/17 age group

Kahlan Beaupierre – 5th in Javelin-33.10m, 8th in Shot Put – 8.92m in the 16/17 age group

“It’s great to see these young athletes performing at such a high level and setting new standards in their respective events,” Coach Keith A. Smith Sr. said.

Full results can be viewed at FinalLapTiming | AAJI.

For questions or to support please contact Keith A. Smith Sr. at 340-277-1123.