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March 18, 2002 – The top male and top female finishers in the Queen Mary Highway 5K Run/Walk Friday are both graduates of the University of the Virgin Islands. This was a fitting finish, as the event this year celebrated UVI's 40th anniversary.
Alphonso Andrews, a 1979 graduate, and Earthla Arthur, a 1998 graduate, led the race to the end of mile two when Andrews gradually put distance between the two. Andrews, a martial arts specialist and volleyball player, received a bachelor's degree in business administration and later became the youngest judge appointed to Territorial Court of the Virgin Islands. His last road race was back in the '80s, when he ran in the annual Three Kings Mile.
Andrews' time was 21 minutes and 17 seconds; Cameron Butler finished second for the men in 22:11; Richard Gibbs was third in 22:22; Hugh Forte fourth in 23:18 and Rey Lutz was fifth in 24:16. Thirty men competed.
Arthur is now a French teacher at the St. Croix Educational Complex. She was the top distance runner on the UVI Cross-Team a few years back when the school competed against colleges in Puerto Rico.
She was the first female finisher and second overall in 22:09; Jo Shim was second for the women in 23:19; Katherine Garland and Gene Mitchell tied for third in 28:23 and Marie Witmer finished fifth in 30:34. A total of 42 women participated.
The next race on the V.I. Pace Runners Calendar is the annual National Library Week "Run To Your Library 5K" on Saturday, April 20. For more information call 340-777-0258 or logon to: www.virginislandspace.org .
The complete list of finishers:
Male Finishers:
Alphonso Andrews, 21:17; Cameron Butler, 22:11; Richard Gibbs, 22:22; Hugh Forte, 23:18; Rey Lutz, 24:16; Rey Ruiz, 24:31; Mervin Mills, 24:55; Kamal Russell, 25:42; Edward Samuel, 25:53; Number 79, 26:51; Cheyene Hardy, 28:56; Kaj Miller, 30:23; Cleveland Tonge, 35:18; Felicite Bryan, 35:40; Oliver David, 38:46; Lloyd George, 41:00; Winfield Comings, 41:48; Mark Bough, 41:56; Jomo Meade, 42:30; Number 43, 43:55; Tony Elliot, 44:26; Mervin Rogers, 45:01; Orville Kean, 46:01; Daniel Hogue, 46:49; Ronald Russell, 46:53; Kofi Boteng, 47:34; Ralph Cook, 47:44; Reuben Vessup, 48:39; Halvor Francis, 54:32; Randall Masedon, 71:23.
Female Finishers:
Earthla Arthur, 22:09; Jo Shim, 23:19; Katherine Garland and Gene Mitchell, 28:22; Marie Witmer, 30:34; Yevette Taylor, 31:17; Robin Grolle, 32:36; Glenda McThieren. 34:58; Dafney Fahie, 34:58; Ann McDougal, 35:41; Sheron Moore, 39:47; Valerie Laurent, 40:14[ Olive Walcott, 40:15; Laverne Ragster, 40:23; Velma Tyson, 41:16; Judith Malloy, 41:48; Justina Joseph, 41:58; Janet Rivera, 42:31; Diana Lewis. 42:42; Ruth Beagles, 42:44; Number 43, 43:55; Judith Rogers, 44:01; Miram Greivu, 44:25; Jackie Rymer, 44:31; Tanya French, 44:41; Elizabeth Freeman, 44:43; Rebecca Mizjawski, 45:21; Jennifer Jackson, 46:01; Karen Jones, 46:21; Wenda Stepheson, 47:34; Wendy Wheeler, 47:45; Patricia Oliver, 48:38; Evadney Gormany, 49:25; Betty Christian, 50:00; Velma Tyson, 50:12; Federica Tonge, 53:17; Debrah Sam Sinclair, 53:19; Theresa Anduze-Parrie, 44:38; Saza Howell, 57:11; No Name, 58:41; No Name, 58:54; No Name, 59:33.
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