Athletics

The Virgin Islands Athletics Federation is the International Association of Athletic Federations affiliate for the Virgin Islands. It is the governing body for Track and Field, Road Running, Cross-Cross Country, Race Walking, Mountain Running and Masters Track and Field.

As the National Federation member of the Virgin Islands Olympic Committee, the Federation selects national teams for regional and international championships including: CARIFTA, CAC Youth, Junior and Senior Championships; NACAC Under 23, Senior, Cross-Country and Half-Marathon Championships; the IAAF World Youth, Junior, Cross-Country and Athletics Championships.

31st Olympic Day Run, St. Croix

In the tradition of focusing on the Olympic Movement, the St. Croix version of the Olympic Day Run  event, the 31st edition, saw a change of venue but a familiar format.  With the closing of the track, where the event was held the past several years, for construction and repairs, the move to the new […]

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Juan Robles on VITFF Grant to train at high altitude in Colombia

Juan Robles (in dark uniform) the top long distance road runner in the Virgin Islands and track coach at the St. Croix Central High School has been awarded a training grant for high altitude training in Colombia, South America for the summer. He joined some of his college teammates when he was a student/athlete at […]

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Eduardo Garcia now top V.I. Long Distance Runner…Wins SEC 10K Championship…

The Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation announced today that Eduardo Garcia won the Southeastern Conference Championship in the 10,000 meters at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi recently. His time was 29:49.92. He is the first Virgin Islands long distance runner to win a major NCAA championship at the distance and the V.I. national […]

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THE 27TH PARADISE 5K

The running of the 27th edition of The V.I.Pace Runners Paradise 5K gave local and visiting runners what they wanted, a tour of the toughest part of the run.  leg in the 70.3 Half-Ironman and a chance to run with each other.  Juan Robles made a busy weekend of it as he took the lead from […]

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17th Children Run Christiansted “Live and In Color”

  The start of the 17th Children Run Christiansted “Live and In Color” With a total of 228 official finishers and over 50 unofficial participants, boys and girls 13 and under.  Number 99 Valence Modeste of the St. Croix Track Club successfully defended his title, took the lead early on and held it down King St. […]

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IAAF Track and Field Coach Certification Course offered July 10-19, 2014 – St. Thomas

The Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation invites coaches/others to enroll in the IAAF Level I Coach Course to be held in St. Thomas July 10-19, 2014.  The New CECS Course offers Practical; Kids’ Track and Field Theory; General Coaching Theory and Specific Theory and Practical and Written Exam at the conclusion (this is the […]

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V.I. Invited to CARIFTA Junior Track and Field Championships in the Bahamas

The Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation announced today that thanks to a grant from the Virgin Islands Olympic Committee, the Virgin Islands will accept an invitation to compete in the XXXXII CARIFTA Junior Track and Field Championships to be held Easter weekend in Nashau, Bahamas.  CARIFTA is considered to be one of the most […]

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Eddie Lovett wins NCAA Indoor Championships 60m Hurdles ! Record Time!

Eddie Lovett, a junior at the University of Florida is in the ranks of all-time great Virgin Islands track and field athletes (pending).  On Saturday he won the NCAA National Indoor Championship 60m Hurdles with a time of 7.50 ranking him at number two on the IAAF World Ranking.  His performance adds to his career […]

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V.I. Cross-Country Championships…Saturday UVI St. Croix…

The Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation announced today that the annual Veterans Day 5K/Virgin Islands Cross-Country Championships will be held on Saturday November 3 on the University of the Virgin Islands St. Croix campus. The championships is the final cross-country event for the year, it is open to all runners, clubs and schools.  The […]

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St. Croix Cross-Country Champions Decided…

The third race in the 4H-V.I.Pace Runners Cross-Country Series decided the St. Croix champions for elementary boys and girls, under 16 boys and girls and varsity boys and girls yesterday at the University of the Virgin Islands St. Croix campus. Elementary Girls In the first race of the day Mikaela Smith of Good Shepard School […]

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