Sept. 7, 2004 – 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 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. Other results were as follows:
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.
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 Oct. 9.
For information call 643-2557 or logon to V.I. Pacers.
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