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Robles Repeats, Harper Wins Three Kings

Jan. 9, 2006 — The 24th Three Kings Mile Road Race had six people run under five minutes Saturday. Juan Robles of St. Croix Central High School led the way and defended his 2005 title with a time of 4 minutes 18 seconds, faster by 11 seconds than his time last year. Vieques runners Eliezer Alejandro and Carlos Navarro set a fast pace up to the quarter mile, Robles took and held the lead going into the half-mile mark in 2 minutes, 2 seconds. He held his lead as hundreds of onlookers cheered the runners on the festival parade route to the finish at Fort Frederik on King Street. Alejandro was the second place finisher in 4:43 just ahead of Navarro who finished third in 4:43. Peter Garcia, from Vieques was fourth in 4:55; and Calvin Dascent of Educational Complex was fifth in 4:56.
Theresa Harper was the repeat female winner in the race for the third year in a row with a time of 5:33, Earthla Augustin was second in 5:59; Mackiesh Taylor of the Complex was third in 6:02; Kichima Torres of Vieques was fourth in 6:21; Jesica James of the Burnley Dragons was fifth in 6:27.
Teddy Seymour was the top finisher for runners over 60 with a time of 5:45. Larry Williams was second in 6:56. Will Franks was the top finisher for 50-and-over runners in 6:17, Stuart Ketchum was second in 6:30. Allison Peters (the mother of Sydney and Cheynae Rogers) ran an impressive race for women over forty and was second to Earthla Augustin with a time of 6:29; Cindy Kirksey was third in 9:48.
For information contact the Virgin Islands Pace Runners call 643-2557 or visit the Web site: "http://virginislandspace.org").

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