(SNO) — Akrisa Eristeé, born to Saint Lucian parents, won a silver medal for the British Virgin Islands (BVI) on the first day of the 2019 Carifta Games. The regional event is being held at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in the Cayman Islands.
Eristeé, a past student of Vieux-Fort Comprehensive Secondary School, recently migrated to Tortola in the BVI.
Despite representing another country, her family and friends are proud of her achievement.
“We would like to congratulate her. St. Lucia is proud!” wrote Aarisa Nervais in an email to St. Lucia News Online.
Eristeé placed second in the under-17 girls’ 400-metre final in 54.10 seconds.
Caitlyn Bobb of Bermuda won the event in 53.69 seconds, and Rickiann Russell of Jamaica placed third in 54.18.