The U.S. Virgin Islands Olympic Committee announced, on Sunday, the results of their delegation’s Athletics and Men’s Basketball teams’ first day performances at the 2018 CAC Games, as well as an update on beach volleyball.
Team ISV’s Athletics team had four athletes compete in semifinal races Sunday evening. Laverne Jones and Nia Jack both ran the women’s 100m race. Fred Dorsey III competed in the men’s 100m, and Malique Smith ran the men’s 800m race.
Eduardo Garcia, 25, competed in the men’s 10,000m final and finished 8th with a time of 31:48.41.
Smith, 20, ran a time of 1:52.86, a season best, to place 9th in his 800m semifinal race.
Doresy, 22, ran a time of 10.59 and placed 7th in his 100m semifinal race. Jack, 19, finished 7th with of time of 11.93. Jones, 36, ran a time of 11.69 and placed 7th.
“Going into this race, I wanted to run a season best, because I was lacking competition, so I did that in the first round. Advancing to the semis was the goal, and then I’m not making any changes until my coach reviews the race and he tells me I need to make changes,” Jones said.
Men’s Basketball also began on Sunday, where Team ISV was defeated by host country, Colombia, 82-72.
The ISV Women’s Beach Volleyball team defeated Panamá, however, in two back to back sets.
Monday begins Golf and Archery for Team ISV, as well as a continuation of Athletics, Beach Volleyball and Men’s Basketball.