U.S.V.I. athlete Laverne Jones clocked the fastest time in the world, this season, in the 200m at the recently held Grande** Premio Brasil Caixa de Atletismo Belém (BRA) in Brazil on Sunday.
Ms. Jones is a confirmed member of the U.S.V.I contingent coming to compete in Trinidad for the Caribbean Games. This will be the first time local audiences will have chance to see an athlete of her caliber perform against athletes of similar abilities.
The VITFF (Virgin Islands Track & Field Federation) announced on Monday 25th May that at this event Laverne Jones set a time of 11.18 in the 100m and 22.49 in the 200m. The time, places her at the number one position on the IAAF World List. She has also broken the V.I. National Records in both races.
Jones is now on the IAAF Grand Prix circuit as a professional track and field athlete and as a result of the level of her performance, she is invited to specific competitions. She has become a veteran traveler on the world circuit as she prepares for the IAAF World Championships in Berlin and the Caribbean Games in Trinidad & Tobago later in the summer.*