76 F
Cruz Bay
Saturday, December 10, 2022


July 4, 2002 – Barrymore Berley and Theresa Harper took top honors in the third annual Emancipation Run Free Mile road race.
Berley, the track coach at St.Croix Central High School, took the early lead over Kamal Russell on the flat course which ran along Veterans Drive and Strand Street in Frederiksted, and held it to the finish and first place with a time of 6 minutes 4 seconds.
Russell was second in 6:18 followed by Bila Aberra in 6:44 for third, Kamali White 7:46 for fourth and Ronald Russell, the president of the Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation, was fifth in 8:13. Harper was the first female and third overall in 6:35. The runners and the race that celebrate the emancipation of slaves in the Danish West Indies finished at Fort Frederik, the spot where this historic event took place in 1848.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.

Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.