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Dec. 10, 2002 – Greg Johnson, a veteran runner who has represented the Virgin Islands twice in the World Cross-Country Championships, beat all-comers to the finish line Saturday in the annual St. Croix Metric Mile with a time of 4 minutes 39 seconds.
It was his first race of the year and a hint that he is preparing for the World Masters Championships in Puerto Rico next summer.
Thirteen-year-old Troyson Raymond, V.I. Express Track Club, was the second male finisher in 4:51.80; Burnell Smith of the St. Croix Educational Complex (ECHS) was third in 4:52.65; George Willock was fourth 5:01.48; and Charles Golphin Jr. of the Hounds and Foxes Track Club was fifth in 5:08.01.
Theresa Harper, completing her second run for the day, following the early morning V.I. Care five-mile in the rain forest, was the first female finisher with a time of 5:24.95. Melissa Smith of ECHS was the second female in 5:45.51; Mackiesh Taylor of ECHS was third in 6:01.76; Tasia Eddy of ECHS was fourth in 6:03.17 and Jervina Thomas of ECHS was fifth in 6:05.88.
Pedro Morales led the V.I. National Guard participants to the finish with a time of 5:12.53; Roy Vialet was second in 5:34.89 and Dalma Williams, a veteran of V.I. Pace races making a comeback, was third in 5:42.00. Marcia Spencer was the first female National Guard finisher with a time of 6:16.22; Patrice Turner was second in 7:36.74 and third was Carolyn Lanclos in 7:51.54.
The next race on the V.I. Pace Runners schedule is the annual Cane Bay 5-Mile Road Race on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 7 a.m. at Cane Bay Beach. For more information call 340-777-0258 or logon to: V.I. Pace Runners Web site.
Complete Results:
Male Finishers:
1.Greg Johnson, 4:39.11; 2. Troyson Raymond, 4:51.80; 3. Burnell Smithen, 4:52.65; 4. George Willock, 5:01.48; 5. Charles Golphin Jr., 5:08.01; 6. Barrymore Bereley, V.I. Express Track Club, 5:10.39; 7. Pedro Morales, V.I. National Guard (VING), 5:12.53; 8. Andrew Petersen, ECHS, 5:34.35; 9. Roy Vialet, VING, 5:34.89; 10. Miguel Miranda, John H. Woodson Junior High School, 5:35.47; 11. Surindra Motilal, ECHS, 5:39.00; 12. Dalma Williams, VING, 5:42.00; 13. Floyd E. Lake, VING, 5:55.85; 14. Sobers Joseph, VING, 6:06.08; 15. Hansel Estepan, WJHS, 6:40.19; 16. Alphonso Romney Jr., VING, 7:15.28; 17. Ellington Martin, VING, 7:47.81; 18. Kenny D. Walcott, VING, 7:48.22; 19. Wreford Grouby, VING, 7:48.61; 20. Benito Torres, VING, 8:31.51; 21. Angel E. Nieves, VING, 12:23.62; 22. Melwood Civil, VING, 12:24.15.
Female Finishers:
1.Theresa Harper, 5:24.95; 2. Melissa Smith, 5:45.51; 3. Mackiesh Taylor, 6:01.76; 4. Tasia Eddy, 6:03.17; 5. Jervinia Thomas, 6:05.88; 6. Laura Oscar, ECHS, 6:10.88; 7. Julissa Copeman, St. Croix Central High School, (CHS) 6:11.67; 8. Marcia Spencer, VING, 6:16.22; 9. Tiffany Carrington, CHS, 6:20.23; 10. Meosha Eddy, ECHS, 6:36.09; 11. Jolene Edwards, CHS, 6:43.32; 12. Yajaira Gonzalez, WJHS, 6:46.98; 13. Marelle Sylvester, ECHS, 7:23.32; 14. Patrice Turner, VING, 7:36.74; 15. Carolyn Lanclos, VING, 7:51.54; 16. Annette Henry, VING, 8:16.66; 17. Valery Regisson-Willie, VING, 8:44.91; 18. Aiesha Nelson, VING, 9:01.15; 19. Esther A. Sweeney, VING, 9:06.74; 20. Jessica Cornelius, VING, 9:39.32; 21. Lorelie Clarke, VING, 12:08.70; 22. Cynthia St. Luce, VING, 12:45.50; 23. Anita Smith, VING. 13:22.14; 24. Agnes Lindsay, VING, 13:52.84; 25. Claudis Frederick, VING, 14:21.77; 26. No Name, 19:33.24; 27. Janice Sackey, VING, 19:35.89; 28. Jessica Rodriguez, VING, 21:56.39; 29. Valerie Laurent, VING, 22:20.83.
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