1/8/2014--St. Croix, Virgin Islands USA...
Juan Robles and Briget Campbell-Klein were the first place male and female overall finishers in The 32nd Labor Day 5K Road Race, the first race of the season in St. Croix. On a typically hot and humid day on the North shore of the island, a group of over 40 runners and walkers toed the starting line for the out-and-back course which runs through The Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve and Columbus Landing of The National Park Service.
Robles and top high school distance runner, Malique Smith of the St. Croix Track Club distanced themselves from pack early on the down-hill stretch and they were as one for nearly two miles until the more experienced Robles pulled away to win the race in 16 minutes and 36 seconds; Smith had a strong second place finish in 17:30; Billy Bohlke a perineal winner of the event, finished third in 19:14 as he overtook Dedrick Luikens who was fourth In 19:16, Randall Neilsen was fifth in 20:11.
Bridget Neilsen continued to run strong as she was the top overall female finisher and fifth in the race overall in 19:44; Mikaela Smith of the St. Croix Track Club ran the distance in race for the first time and finished second in 20:25; Rachel Conoff her club teammate and Good Hope-Country Day School runner was third in 21:37; Jennifer Storm was four in 23:22 and Regina Stevens was fifth in 26:52.
1] The top male and female finishers were awarded two nights at Arawak Bay…The Inn At Salt River the host and sponsor of the event…the top five male and female finishers received awards including medals…all finishers received V.I.Pace Runners certificates.
2] The Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation is designating the Labor Day 5K and the upcoming V.I. 10K Road Race Championship as qualifiers for a free trip to Guadeloupe, FWI for an NACAC 10K Road Race Series…Juan Robles and Bridget Campbell-Klein are leading candidates for that selection given their performances in Monday’s race.
4] V.I.Pace Runners announced its 2014-2015 calendar of events which includes several races to be run on the North Shore (Sidney Lee Road)…they are: The V.I. 10K Road Race Championship; The St. Croix Turkey Trot 5K (a new event); The 13th St. Croix International Marathon; The 40th Virgin Islands Half-Marathon; The Finish the Fight 4Mile Walk…For the American Cancer Society (a new event); The Cane Bay Jingle Bell 5Miler (the last race of the year in St. Croix). Dates and times for these events can be found at: http://virginislandspace.org here you will find the complete Virgin Islands Running Calendar and results of current and past V.I.Pace Runners events.
5] To support V.I.Pace Runners event; to volunteer to help out at a race; to learn of the history of the Virgin Islands Pace Runners which is celebrating its 35-36 year anniversary; for information on upcoming events logon to: http://virginislandspace.org email: email@example.com call: 340-643-2557
32nd LABOR DAY 5K ROAD RACE
32nd LABOR DAY 5K ROAD RACE
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THE 32nd LABOR DAY 5K ROAD RACE
THE 32nd LABOR DAY 5K ROAD RACE
Great Efforts At Running of
31st Labor Day 5K...
9/3/2013 St. Croix, Virgin Islands---The last time Juan Robles ran a race on the scenic North Shore Road was in NACAC 10K Road Race Championship in 2011. Malique Smith of the St. Croix Track Club/St. Croix Educational Complex HS was the defending champion the Labor Day event along with Billy Bohlke the holder of the course record (16:22). They were there on Monday to give it yet another shot. Robles, an aspiring coach and Smith, the top high school distance runner in the V.I., took it out early with Bohlke the V.I. National Record holder for distances 1500 to 5k and a couple others in hot pursuit as the first half of the race on the down-hill to flat curving road. Robles, the The Turabo Univ. and Central High School grad hammered the hills on the return to Arawak Bay…The Inn At Salt River and the finish. His time was 16:41. Smith was right there with a second place finish and personal record time of 17:23; Joshua Brewer was on Smith's heels for third place with a time of 17:37; Bohlke gave it a good shot with a fourth place time of 17:59 and John Salo kept it going for fifth in 18:28.
Bridget Campbell ran her first St. Croix race and broke Ana Guitierrez;s 2012 course record (20:55) as she won the race going away with a time of 20:05; Mollier Nadler was second in 22:10; Rachel Conoff of St.Croix Track Club/Country Day-Good Hope School was third in 23:04; Jamie Gavareski was fourth in 24:44 and Megan Griffith was fifth in 25:14
The next event on the V.I.Pace Runners Calendar is the 3rd Annual Virgin Islands 10K Road Race Championships on Sept. 15.
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Smith and Gutierrez Gain Victories in First Road Race of Season...
Sept. 3, 2012, St. Croix, Virgin Islands...The 30th running of the Labor Day 5K Road Race included the continued emergence of a young V.I. champion and the comeback of a champion of the past.
Malique Smith 14 of the St. Croix Track Club and St. Croix Educational Complex High School continued his winning ways from last year as he led the out-and-back Salt River Road course which is just a few meters from one of the most historic spots in USA history. His winning time was 18 minutes 16 seconds, almost two minutes faster than his winning time last year. Jason Snow had a strong race and finished second in 19:58; Ultra-Marathoner Mike Klein was third in21:04; Troy Holloway was fourth in 21:15 and TJ Vandehey was fifth in 21:21.
Ana Gutierrez, the first and only female V.I. Olympic Marathon runner dominated the women’s race with a time of 20:55 for first and third place overall. Defending champion Theresa Harper was second in 22:13; Mireille Smith was third in 24:14; Sarah Stamper was fourth in 25:20 and Julie Eckard was fifth in 28A:07.
The Finishers Male:
1.Malique Smith 18:16; 2. Jason Snow 19:58; 3. Mike Klein 21:04; 4. Troy Holloway 21:15; 5. TJ Vandehey 21:21; 6. Ivan Espinosa 22;06; 7. Jay Gleason 23:29; 8. Joey Williamson 25:08; 8. Roger Hatfield 25:40; 9. Will Franks 28:17
The Finishers Female:
1.Ana Gutierrez 20:55; 2. Theresa Harper 22:14; Mireille Smith 24:14; 4. Sarah Stamper 25:20; 5. Julie Eckard 28:07; 6. Rachel Conoff 28:35; 7. Liz Armstrong 32:23; 8. Melanie Conhoff 33:17; 9. Ashley Paddie 35:24; 10. Angela Augustin 37:27; 11. Eva Wittman 37:57; 12. Megan Armstrong 34:01; 13. Eva Taylor 40:27; 14. Hailey Coates 40:27
1] Awards in the Labor Day 5K include medals to the top five males and first five females, assorted awards to the first three males and females, certificates to all participants and V.I. Pace Runners T-shirt to first five males and first five females.
2] The next race is the V.I. 10K at 6am on September 22 starts and finishes at Arawak Bay...the Inn at Salt River
3] The course record for the Labor Day 5K is 17:56 by Seymour Walter who set the V.I. Record for the 800m this year in 1:49.15
4] Ana Gutierrez is the first woman to represent the Virgin Islands in the Pan American Games Marathon (1987 Havana, Cuba) and the Olympic Games Marathon (1992 Barcelona, Spain).
5] Theresa Harper arrived from St. John where she won the Love City Triathlon in time to compete in the Labor Day 5K; she was joined by Mike Klein and Troy Holloway.
6] In St. Croix, there is an increasing number of people who are participating in group walks. V.I.Pace Runners events are open to walkers.
Cuffy and Harper win Labor Day 5K Road Race...
Sept. 6, 2010--St.Croix, Virgin Islands--Ian Cuffy of the St. Croix Track and the University of the Virgin Islands took first place in the 28th V.I.Pace Runners Labor Day 5K Road Race on the north shore of St. Croix. Cuffy, a middle distance runner, took the lead early and was first to make the turn around on Salt River Road near the Scenic Road East entrance. His time was 20:45. Malique Smith also with the St. Croix Track Club was believed to be the youngest runner to finish as high as second in the race, his time was 21:04; Jarard Lake was third in 21:14; Jeramy Kariach was fourth in 21:29 and Jadel Jules was fifth in 22:49.
Theresa Harper showed just before the start of the race and to first for female runners with a time of 21:46; Kara Pomiter was second in 23:01; Zuhrisha Jacobs was third in 27:28; Julie Eckard was fourth in 28:16 and Laverne Fredericks was fifth in 28:36
The Finishers Male:
1.Ian Cuffy SCTC/UVI 20:45; 2. Malique Smith SCTC 21:04; 3. Jarad Lake SCTC 21:14; 4. Jeremy Kariah SCTC 21:29; 5. Jadell Jules SCTC 22:44; 6. Scott Fricks 25:38; 7. T.J. Vanderhey 24:23; 8. Fred Flint 25:27; 9. Tyrone Pascal 26:34; 10. Errol Chichester 28:36; 11. Luis Belardo 30:21; 12. Juan Ball 32:16; 13. David Ziemer 32:18; 14. Larry Williams 37:47; 15. Charlie Wright 37:47; 16. No name walker 42:10; 17. No name walker 43:24; 18. No name walker 44:23
The Finishers Female:
1.Theresa Harper 21:46; 2. Kara Pomiter 23:01; 3. Zuhrisha Jacobs 27:28; 4. Julie Eckard 28:16; 5. Laverne Fredericks 28:36; 6.Wyndi Ambrose 28:50; 7. Louise Stapleton 29:02; 8. Britney Sage 30:44; 9. Olga Capriola 33:08; 10. Sheila Deevy 32:25; 11. No name walker 44:34; 12. No name walker 44:45
The next event on the V.I.Pace Runners calendar is The 27th Fort-To-Fort Relay…Run for Respect September 26, 2010. Logon to: http://virginislandspace.org
Walter and Smith
victors in 27th Labor Day
Seymour Walter of the Junior Barracudas Track Club and senior at the St. Croix Educational Complex High School breezed through the 27th Annual Labor Day 5K Road Race on St. Croix with a time of 17 minutes and 56 seconds. Ian Cuffy, Walter’s former teammate and now a student athlete at the University of the Virgin Islands St. Croix Campus and running with the St.Croix Track Club, took second place in the race with 18:22 over David Walter JBTC who beat him in the first leg of the Fort-To-Fort Relay who finished third in 19:28; Theo Mongeau of Good Hope School was fourth in 21:03 and Triathlete Will Peil of St. Croix Country Day School fifth in 21:11.
Mirielle Smith of the St. Croix Track Club led the way for females in the race, her time over the 3.1 mile Salt River Road course was 22:54; Leslie Hamdorf was not far back in second place with a 23:31; Elizabeth Nurnberger was third in 27:24 and Laverne Fredricksen was fourth in 31:51.
Annual V.I.Pace Runners Labor Day 5K brings
9/1/2008--St.Croix, Virgin Islands...The Virgin Islands Pace Runners annual Labor Day 5k Road Race had the best distance runners in the Virgin Islands show up to set new north shore course records in St.Croix.
Billy Bohlke, the V.I. record holder for distances from 1500 meters to the half-marathon called race directors on Saturday to confirm the new time and new course as he would be piloting a charter flight from Trinidad and would be arriving in St.Croix just a little before the start of the race. That he did and at the race he took the lead against 30 plus others including the top high school runners Seymour Walters of the Jr. Barracudas of the St. Croix Educational High School and Kyron Correa of Charlotte Amalie High School in St.Thomas.
The new route started at Arawak Bay The Inn at Salt River the area near where Christopher Columbus first anchored in the western hemisphere in 1493 and went east and returned along the historic Salt River Road. The 5pm start provided participants (including Theresa Harper winner of the St.John Triathlon) in the annual triathlon in St.John the opportunity to run in this event that has seen hundreds of runners over the years go for personal best times for the classic 3.1 mile distance.
Bohlke, maintaining his form since the last time he ran the race in 2002 (his time then was 16:36) would hold off the challenge of the high school runners including Seymour Walter who gave him a good race in the Olympic Day Run 2 miler in June (Bohlke edged him out at the finish line by just a few seconds) to win the race with a time of 16:22 and just seven seconds off the time predicted by four-time Olympian and Vice-President of the V.I.Olympic Committee, Marlon Williams, on hand to support the event. Bohlke’s time is now the course record.
Three St.Croix Educational Complex High School Junior Barracudas took top honors including Seymour Walter the top school runner in the V.I. and second overall with a time of 18:14 and his younger brother David Walter who showing promise, took third in 18:58; Darren Francis was fourth in
19:48. Kyron Correa traveled from St.Thomas (running in basketball shoes) was fifth in a close race with Francis in 19:51.
Ninfa Barnard, of the St.Croix Educational Complex High School and the St.Croix Track Club indicating her intent to have a strong senior year both as an academic honors student and finalist in CARIFTA Junior Championships, was the first female finisher in the race with a time of 20:27. That is now the course record. Theresa Harper, who just the day before won the Love City Triathlon in St.John was second in 21:46; Mireille Smith (in a footrace to the finish with her 10 year-old son Malique) was third in 21:58; Carol Murphy was fourth in 24:49 and Julie Eckard was fifth in 25:50.
The Finishers Male:
1.Billy Bohlke 16:22; 2. Seymour Walter 18:14; 3. David Walter 18:58; 4. Darren Francis 19:48; 5. Kyron Correa 19:51; 6. Ian Cuffy 20:07; 7. Richard Jeanpierre 20:11; 8. Morgan Locke 20:52; 9. Theo Mongeau 21:20; 10. Malique Smith 21:58; 11. Scott Fricks 22:12; 12. Raibin Quinterio 22:27; 13. Barymore Berley 23:46; 14. Kristian Fennessy 24:12; 15. Fred Flint 24:13; 16. Biko Joseph 24;16; 17. Will Franks 26:13; 18. Casey Bergstrom 27:20; 19. Ruddell Weaver 27:55; 20. Ed Miller 28:11; 21. Morgan Coles 30:19; 22. Benjamin Staron 30:38; 23. Eliza Mongeau 35:26; 24. Alex Kenses 37:05; 25. Daniel Kenses 38:11
The Finishers Female:
1.Ninfa Barnard 20:27; 2. Theresa Harper 21:46; 3. Mireille Smith 21:58; 4. Carol Murphy 24:49; 5. Julie Eckard 25:50; 6. Alexandria Johnson 30:38; 7. Paddy Kenses 37:28
The next race on the V.I.Pace Runners schedule is the 25th Fort-To-Fort Relay—Run For Respect on Sunday September 7 (no race-day registration) logon to: http://virginislandspace.org for registration form call 340-643-2557
V.I.Pace Bulletin # 8-3-07
3-9-07 St.Croix, Virgin Islands---Seymour Walter of the Barracudas Track Club/St.Croix Educational Complex High School was the first place finisher in the 25th Annual V.I.Pace Runners Labor Day 5K Road Race with a time of 19 minutes and 5 seconds. Jeremy Laurent of the Virgin Islands National Guard was second in 21:18; Mirielle Smith of the St. Croix Track Club was third and the first place female in 23:00. Errol Chichester was the third place male in 24:34; Amanda Wareshine was the second place female in 24:39; Brad Chafee was the fourth place male in 24:46; Will Franks was fifth in 27:03; Rebecca Pelayo was the third place female in 31:57; Jan Steinblarg was sixth in 38:32; Devorath Elecock was the fourth place female in 39:31.
The annual 3.1 mile road race was held on an out-and-back course along the shore toward the Vincent Mason Pool in Frederiksted and the course started and finished near Ann Abramson Pier. The event brings awareness to Prostrate Cancer.
24th V.I.Pace Runners Labor Day 5K—Prostrate Awareness see Jeanpierre and Barnard Win…
Runners in the 24th
Labor Day 5K were welcomed with a double rainbow hanging over the shore of
historic Frederiksted making for relatively ideal flat and fast conditions
for the race (the Oscar Henry Customs House on Strand St. along the
waterfront past Dorsch Beach toward the Vincent Mason Pool and back) which
saw four runners battle for the lead early in the race including veteran
Richard Jeanpierre, Educational Complex HS runners Ian Cuffy, Clint Smith
and Central High School’s Caesar Tapia; they were followed closely by Greg
Johnson, former V.I. national team runner and spokesman for Prostrate Cancer
Awareness for the race. At the turnaround and half-way point the group
began to separate with Jeanpierre and Smith slightly ahead of Cuffy and
Johnson. Richard Jeanpierre pulled away from Cuffy with less that 200
meters to go to take first place with a time of 19 minutes and 40 seconds;
Ian Cuffy was second in 19:58; Clint Smith was third in 20:20; Greg Johnson
was fourth in 20:38.
The next event on the V.I. Pace Runners Calendar is the CoastWeeks Beach Relay on October 9, 2006 at 7am (two person relay teams two miles each on Ha Penny Beach). For information contact V.I.Pace Runners 340-643-2557 or logon to: http://virginislandspace.org
Robles Wins 5k…
9/4/05--St. Croix, Virgin Islands--The 23rd running of the Virgin Islands Pace Runners Labor Day 5K Road Race was in Frederiksted this year for the first time. The course was out and back along the water front. This year’s race was dedicated to Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Juan Robles was the top finisher with a time of 17 minutes and 15 seconds. He ran the first mile in 5 minutes and 15 seconds with new comer Shane Duncan and Hansel Estephan in pursuit just a few seconds back. They would take the first thee spots overall with Duncan second in 17:56 and Estephan third in 19:21. Richard Jean-Pierre was fourth in 20:04 and veteran Greg Johnson, who is recovering from Prostate surgery was, fifth in 20:04; Jeremy Laurent sixth in 20:23; Alex Adams seventh in 22:22; Kevin Morgan eighth in 23:43; Larry Williams ninth in 23:48; Fred Flint tenth in 24:29 and Jack Branch eleventh in 26:49.
Louise Stapleton was the first female in 24:05 and Devorath Elock second in 39:55.
Participants heard Greg Johnson a former Virgin Islands National Team member and one of the V.I. top long distance runners ever having competed in the World Cross-Championships twice, the Central America and Caribbean Cross-Country Championships and the New York Mrathon, share his experience with combating the disease from the time it was detected, through surgery and recovery. He stressed how important it is for males, especially black males over 40 to get tested regularly, the competence of his local doctor, Dr.John Franklin and support of friends, some of them runners and others who helped his confidence level throughout the ordeal.
Information from the National Prostate Cancer Coalition…Awareness, Outreach, Advocacy, was distributed including the website: http://www.pcacolition.org Johnson expressed his willingness to speak to groups and/or individuals about Prostate Cancer.
The next event on the schedule is the V.I.Pace Runners/4-H Cross-Country Series in early October. Also, the annual CoastWeeks Beach Relay on October 8 at 7am at Ha Penny Beach.
To contact Greg Johnson, get information about the Virgin Islands Pace Runners events call: 340-643-2557, logon to: http://virginislandspace.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robles and Stamper Take First Place in V.I. Pace Runners Labor Day 5K Road Race…
9/5/04—St.Croix, V.I.—Juan Robles, a sophomore at the St. Croix Central High School was the first place finisher for the second year in a row in the annual Labor Day 5K Road Race on Monday. Traditionally the east-end race starts in Southgate and finishes in Christiansted. The venue changed this year to the scenic north shore and included a climb up the “Beast” (as it is known in the St. Croix Triathlon). Robles was timed for the 3.1 mile distance in 20 minutes and 55 seconds. Close on his heels was veteran Leopold Fredericks who took second place in 21:15; Hansel Estepan was third in 22:13; Roger Hatfield was fourth in 25:38 and Patrick Joy was fifth in 26:58.
Theresa Stamper was the first place female finisher in the race with a time of 31:05 as only nine seconds separated the top three female finishers. Tesha Distad, the early leader, was second in 31:05; Linda Whitaker was third in 31:10; Jacquline Lewis was fourth in 46:48; Hanna Lewis was fifth in 46:58.
The Finishers Male:
1.Juan Robles 20:55; 2. Leopold Fredericks 21:15; 3. Hansel Estepan 22:13: 4. Roger Hatfield 25:38; 5. Patrick Joy 26:58; 6. Errol Chichester 28:32; 7. Dan Shannon 28:45; 8. Rey Lutz 30:07; 9. Todd Harris 33:10; 10. Robbie Stamper 35:16.
The Finishers Female:
1.Theresa Stamper 31:03; 2. Tesha Distad 31:05; 3. Linda Whitaker 33:10; 4. Jacqueline Kowalska 37:32; 5. Hannah Lewis 46:48; 6. Latiatia Henry 46:52; 7. Jill Dedinsky 46:58; 8. Carls Henry Lewis 50:13.
The next run on the V.I.Pace Runners calendar is the V.I.Pace Runners CoastWeeks Beach Relay on Saturday October 9.
Robles and Bennett Are Labor Day 5K Victors...
September 1, 2003--St.Croix, Virgin Islands--Juan Robles a freshman at The St. Croix Central High School and Kathy Bennett of the St. Croix Roadrunners were the top finishers in the 19th Annual Labor Day 5K Road Race. Robles, coached by Cris Encarnacion, led the field from the start and finished with a time of 18 minutes 7 seconds. Juan graduated from John H. Woodson and appears to be on his way to claim the position as top high school runner in the Territory. Bennett, the owner of Undercover Books is training for the Los Angles Marathon was the first female finisher in the race with a time of 30 minutes and 33 seconds.
The race is in celebration of Labor Day, in honor of the working class, it is also in the memory of Dale Goodwin of St. Croix. A cancer victim, she died last year. She was the head of the family of children which made up the St. Croix Track Club.
The Finishers Males:
1. Juan Robles 18:07; 2.Alex Adams 21:04; 3. Michael Hurst 21:05; 4. Bob Halk 21:12; 5. Hansel Estepan 23:44; 6. Ned Jacobs 25:18; 7. Douglas Brady 25:22; 8. Wilfredo Perez 30:22; 9. Peter Brown 36:33; 10. Doug Inman 38:41
The Finishers Female:
1. Kathy Bennett 30:33; 2. Karen Heckman 30:35; 3. Cindy Male 31:46; 4. Deborah Inman 34:04; 5. Charlotte Bodurow 36:33; 6. Jacqui Carr 38:47
Bohlke and Arthur Take Labor Day 5K Road Race...
September 1, 2002--St.Croix, Virgin Islands--The family of Dale Goodwin, including her mother and children were on hand to cheer on nearly a dozen runners and walkers who participated in the 18th Labor Day 5K Road Race which honored her memory. Dale was the coach of the St. Croix Track Club which was made-up mostly of her children. As members of the club, the children often won medals in a range of age categories in track, cross-country and road races.
Billy Bohlke was un-challenged as he ran the race for the first time and took first place overall in a time of 16 minutes and 36 seconds. Earlier in the year, Bohlke set a Virgin Islands record for the distance on the track by running 15:15 in the Southeastern Conference Championships. The record was previously held by Marlon Williams, 15:31 in the Barcelona Olympics. Barrymore Berley was second in 21:37; Troyson Raymond was third in 22:19; Alfred Anduze was fourth in 24:47; Errol Chichester was fifth in 26:43; Luke Frederick was seventh in 27:09; Jackson George was eight 52:49.
Earthla Arthur took first place for females in the race with a time of 23:30; Jo Shim was second in 24:48; Barbara Knight was third in 51:58 and Krystal Diamond was fourth in 52:48.
The next race on the V.I. Pace Runners Calendar is the 4-H Cross-Country Series on October 9 at the University of the Virgin Islands, followed by the Coastweeks Beach Relay on October 12 at Ha Penny Beach.
For more information call V.I. Pace Runners at 340-777-0258 or logon to: http://virginislandspace.org