Podium Finishes For BVI Athletes

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Published: March 03, 2017 2:18 pm AST
Lakeisha Mimi Warner clears the first barrier in the 400m Hurdles, en route to winning silver
Photo Credit: Dean The Sportsman Greenaway
Athletes from the British Virgin Islands continue to shine in their respective fields, as they compete in various competitions across the globe. Recent competitions recorded local athletes earning podium finishes.

Local hurdler, Lakeisa ‘Mimi’ Waner, who attends Clemson University in the United States, secured her first Atlantic Coast Conference medal after competing in the Distance Medley Relay (DMR), assisting her school team to secure second place.

The team crossed the finish line with a time of 11:02:68s.

Warner conquered her 800m leg of the race, handing over the baton in just 2:05s. Her performance assisted the team in qualifying to compete at the NCAA Nationals in Oregon later this month.

Warner also got a personal best of 2:07s in the 800m, where she earned second place, advancing her to the finals of the meet.

Over at the Lake Brantley Invitational in Tampa, Florida, BVI’s own Rikkor Brathwaite competed in various track events, all with podium finishes.

Out of 48 competitors, he placed first in the 100m with a time of 10.77 seconds. He also placed first in the 200m with a Personal Best time of 21.77 seconds.

In the IMG relay, his team secured 2nd place in the 4x100m.

Meanwhile, competing at the GLIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships, Tynelle Gumbs in shotput threw at a distance of 21.45m to place first, establishing a new PB in the weight throw.

Her sister, Trevia Gumbs secured 3rd place with a throw of 19.09m.
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