BERLIN – A record five of six Virgin Islands athletes who have met the ‘A’ standard, will compete in the 13th IAAF World Athletics Championships in Berlin, which begin on Saturday.
The athletes – Laverne Jones, Adrian Durant, Tabarie Henry and Courtney Patterson from the USVI – will be joined by the BVI’s Tahesia Harrigan as they seek to reach the finals in their respective events.
Jones, in her third championships, has had the best season of her career, establishing USVI national records in both the 100 and 200 meters. Unlike past major events where she doubled, the Crucian speedster will focus on the 200 meters, in which she ran a career-best time of 22.46 seconds, the seventh-fastest time in the world this season. Her 100 meters best is 11.13….Read More