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.

Laverne Jones-Ferrette Qualifies for London Olympics…Again!

It was a busy week for the V.I. national record holder in the 100m, 200m and 400m. The Ponce performances, including her 3rd place finish in the 100m in 11.24 is a strong indication that Jones-Ferrette is at least back to earlier form compared to times over the past three years as she continues into […]

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V.I. Elite Track and Field Stars on world stage…

  The Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation announced today that three Virgin Islands elite track and field team members Tabarie Henry, Lavene Jones-Ferrette and Allison Peter had impressive performances over the past few days.  They are three of the four V.I. National Track and Field Team Members who have qualified for the London Olympic […]

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V.I.’s Henry advances to final in 400 meters

The 2012 Olympic Games in London are only five months away and U.S. Virgin Islands track standout Tabarie Henry continues to turn heads on a global stage. The St. Thomas native was in Istanbul, Turkey, for the International Association of Athletics Federations World Indoor Championships on Friday, and he advanced to today’s final in the […]

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National Team Members Performed Exceptionally Well

The National Team members performed exceptionally well especially in the college level.  Three athletes qualified and competed in the IAAF World Outdoor Championships.  Tabarie Henry advanced to a 2nd appearance in the 400m finals where he fished 7th.    These and other senior athletes competed in the NCAA National Championships, the CAC Senior Championships, the […]

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Athletics Federation Update

Currently 13 athletes are participating in college athletics. We also have 8 professional athletes. Muhammad Halim qualified for London this week. Pace and Star will be organizing various track meet on St. Croix and St. Thomas. We just completed a marathon and half marathon.  For the first time since 1990 we will host the Cross […]

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V.I. long jumper Halim qualifies for 2012 Olympics

There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home. Halim traveled back to Cornell University, his alma mater, for a homecoming meet last weekend and registered career bests in the long jump and triple jump events. The Cornell faithful were on their feet every time Halim started down the runway and the crowd exploded […]

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