AHS Student Wins on the Track

AHS Student Brings Home Big Wins on the Track
Posted on 04/25/2022
Alexander High School’s tenth grader Adaejah Hodge is named the MVP and winner of the 100 and 200 meter races, as well as the long jump at the Carifta Games, held in Kingston, Jamaica. 

Adaejah is from the British Virgin Islands and she met the qualifying run times necessary to compete in the biggest high school track and field meet that the Caribbean holds. Her time for the 100 meter was 11.29 seconds, and she ran the 200 meter race in 23.42 seconds. She also jumped 20.4 meters to win the long jump event.  

After her performance at the event, Adaejah now ranks No. 1 in the United States in the 100 meter race’s U18 age group, and she also ranks in the top four in the world for the event. 

Adaejah said “I have trained for 6 years to be able to compete at this level. The Carifta Games experience was amazing. I loved the energy of the crowd, the music and cultures.” 
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