The British Virgin Islands celebrated a bronze medal at the 2024 CARIFTA Games in Grenada as 15-year-old sprinter Tiondre Frett raced to third in the Under 17 Boys 200-metre final, clinching the territory’s sole medal of the competition.

Frett’s performance saw him surge across the finish line in a blazing time of 22.18 seconds, setting a new personal best and securing the bronze medal. His remarkable feat not only earned him a place on the podium but also etched his name in BVI athletics history, becoming only the third Under 17 Boys medalist alongside Olympian Keita Cline in 1990 and CARIFTA gold medalist Jaleel Croal in 2019.

Following his impressive race, Frett shared his thoughts with Dean “The Sportsman” Greenaway, expressing his elation at achieving such a significant milestone on the regional stage.

But Frett’s success did not stop there. Teaming up with Mario Carter, Shaumal Donovan, and Jaheem Lennard Joseph in the Under 17 Boys 4×100-metre relay, the quartet delivered a stellar performance, securing fourth place and setting a new national record of 42.47 seconds, eclipsing the previous mark of 42.59 set in 2023.

Frett’s talent was further showcased as he competed in the finals of the Under 17 Boys 100 metres, finishing 6th overall with a time of 10.88 seconds. His participation in both the 100 and 200-metre finals made him only the second person in BVI history since Jaleel Croal, to compete in both finals at the CARIFTA Games.

While Frett’s achievements took centre stage, other BVI athletes showcased their talent at the regional event. Othniel Gillings soared to a new personal best of 1.85 meters in the Under 17 Boys High Jump, securing 8th place, while Ty’rique Charles also impressed with an 11th place finish and a clearance of 1.70 meters.

In the Under 20 Girls category, Jordanne Thomas delivered standout performances, setting personal bests in both the 100 and 200 metres.

Sprinter M’Kenzii Crabbe placed 4th in Heat 3 of the Under 17 Girls 100 metres, running 12.40 seconds establishing a new personal best. Crabbe narrowly missed the finals as she secured the 9th fastest Under 17 girls 100-metre time.