Virgin Islanders Strike Gold All Over USA; VITFF Partners with AAU

Maia Campbell wings gold at Conference-USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. (Submitted photo)

The V.I. Track & Field Federation announces that Maia Campbell, who attends the University of Texas at San Antonio, recently won gold at Conference-USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Campbell is the daughter of Yvonne Turnbull of St. Thomas and chooses to compete internationally with the Virgin Islands Track & Field Federation. Campbell is headed to the National Collegiate Athletic Association West Regional Track & Field Championships next weekend.

Samuel Compton wins gold at the Virginia Independent Schools State Championships. (Submitted photo)

Hampton Christian Academy H.S. graduate Samuel Compton won gold at the Virginia Independent Schools State Championships this weekend. He was 1st in the 100m in 10.84 seconds and 2nd in the 200m in 22.52 seconds.

His sister, Hannah Compton, competed in the middle school category of the Virginia Independent Schools State Championships where she placed 4th in the 100m in a time of 13.07 seconds.

Jerome Swindell of Lawrenceville High School in New Jersey competed at the Mid-Atlantic Prep League Championships where he was 3rd in the 100m in 11.27 seconds.

Hannah Compton competed at the Virginia Independent Schools State Championships (Submitted photo)

His sister, Sofia Swindell attends Timberland Middle School where she competed also. Sofia placed 1st in all her events. Her winning time in the 100m was 12.8 seconds, 200m in 27.3 seconds, and the long jump in 17ft. 1in.

Local Track & Field Meets Continue

VITFF is finalizing negotiations with AAU Track & Field to have the VI National Track & Field Championships designated as an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) district qualifier. This will allow athletes in the territory to qualify to the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympics to be held in Texas this year. The AAU has been helping to develop champions since 1888 and hundreds of university coaches attend or follow closely the AAU Junior Olympics to recruit athletes from all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

Jerome Swindell competed at the Mid Atlantic Prep League Championships. (Submitted photo)

The next track and field meet will be the National VI Championship on June 5. Events contested will be the 100m, 100m hurdles, 200m, 400m, 400m hurdles, 800m, 1500m, shot put, javelin, discus and high jump.

VITFF registration for 2021 closes on May 28. Only registered competitors, volunteers and coaches are allowed in the track and field facilities. Spectators can view the meet from their vehicle outside the facility.

To register, follow this link: