BEIJING - Chantel Malone of the British Virgin Islands finished 10th in Group B and 21st overall of the 34 long jumpers in the qualifying rounds of the 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing on Thursday, wrapping up the showing for Virgin Islands athletes.
She did not qualify for tonight's final.
Malone had her best leap of 6.46 meters on the second of three attempts and finished three places ahead of Britney Reese of the United States, who won the last two editions of the event in South Korea in 2011 and Russia in 2013.
BEIJING - Although Laverne Jones-Ferrette of the U.S. Virgin Islands did not advance to tonight's 200-meter semifinals at the 15th IAAF track and field world championships in Beijing, she finished the meet pleased with her performance.
Jones-Ferrette, who finished her preliminary heat in 23.83 seconds running from lane seven, told The Daily News that she came into the championships feeling pretty good, although she wasn't in the shape she needed to be in.
When asked to assess a letter grade to the USVI Basketball Federation for its performance this summer, Ronnie Richards couldn't pick a letter.
He instead let the medals do the talking.
The president said the federation, which medaled in three of its four tournaments, had a successful first summer on his watch.
"The entire summer for the federation was a huge success," Richards said. "Especially when you're having a transition period where there are changes."
Kevin Dixon, the vice president of the USA's National Archery in the Schools Program, will conduct a two-day training session for the British Virgin Islands Archery Federation, targeting educators at the primary and secondary levels.
Officials are expecting 15 participants for the session, which wraps up on Thursday.
"We're hoping to get as many of our phys ed and academic teachers trained as possible," said Patrick Smith, BVI Archery Federation public relations officer. "We are working on an archery program for the territory, so getting the teachers NASP certified is the first step in developing programs for the youths then older adults."
Jharel Cotton suited up for his fourth team in the Los Angeles Dodgers farm system this weekend when he donned the Oklahoma Dodgers uniform.
But his role change could have him with the parent club - and soon.
Cotton, a right-handed St. Thomian, has been shifted to the bullpen for the Triple-A club and could be an option for the National League West-leading Dodgers down the stretch or for the playoff roster.
The Haitian Victory Soccer Club topped United We Stand SC in the finals on Sunday, winning the Soccerama tournament to open the St. Thomas men's league season at Lionel Roberts Stadium.
Carlos Claxton scored in the 32nd minute to lift the Haitian Victory Soccer Club to the title.
In other matches in the single-elimination tournament:
- Laraza SC topped Togetherness 3-0 behind goals from Grant Farrel (10th minute), Lukeal Ming (13th) and Metcheley Fevrius (16th).