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Cross-Country Runners Keep the Pace on Veterans Day

Nov. 12, 2006 — Results are in from the Veterans Day 5K-4H Cross-Country Series Championships on Saturday.
The following runners finished in first place in their respective categories and are the scholastic champions in V.I. Cross-Country for 2006: Juan Robles, St. Croix Central High School (CHS); Ninfa Barnard, St. Croix Educational Complex High School (ECHS); Tabari Davis, Charlotte Amalie High School (CAHS); Allison Peter, ECHS; Jason Leatham, Joseph Gomez Elementary School (GES); and Corrina Richards of Calvary Christian School (CCS).
In the open Veterans Day 5K, Ruth Ann David — a member of the 2004 V.I National Cross-Country Team at the World Cross-Country Championships in Brussels, Belgium — was the top female finisher in the race, with a time of 19:54, the fastest female time in the Virgin Islands for 2006. Jared Knoy was the first place open male finisher in 21:33.
Robles wasted no time as he went to the lead early and was there as he passed the cheering crowd near the 400m point and was clocked at 5:08 for the first mile. He would build his lead on each lap of the three-lap race to set a personal record for the University of the Virgin Islands St. Croix Campus course with a time of 16:39. As predicted, the race for second place was close as Clint Smith of ECHS prevailed with a time of 19:27 over Ian Cuffy of ECHS for third place in 19:50; Kyron Correa of CAHS was fourth in 20:27; and Shalen George of CAHS was fifth in 20:41.
Ninfa Barnard trimmed a huge two minutes off her time for the 3.1-mile distance for a personal record to take first place for the varsity girls with a time 20:45, with Mac Kiesh Taylor a distant second in 25:31; Creolar Jn-Baptiste of CAHS made a race for second with a third place time of 25:58; Darlene De Castro of ECHS was fourth in 27:59; and Casandra Harris of CAHS was fifth in 28:40.
Less than a minute separated the JV girls in the two-mile race as Allison Peter of ECHS ran a personal course record and, trimming more than a minutes off her previous time, won it in 14:17; Amadie Cooper of CAHS was second in 15:17; Tinequa Lee of Eudora Kean High School (KHS) was third in 15:39; Kali Bunn of Antilles School was fourth in 16:29; and Jessica James of ECHS was fifth in 17:03.
Tabari Davis CAHS was slightly off the pace and in third place at the end of the first lap of the race as he moved up to take the win in a very close finish in 12:31; Justin Hitesman of ECHS was second in 12:49; Julian Stuart of JGS was third in 13:05; Roland Morrell of Bertha C. Boshulte School (BCBS) was fourth in 13:17; and Will Peil of Country Day School (CDS) was fifth in 13:21.
The elementary -chool boys and girls races over the one-mile distance were perhaps the most exciting as less than a minute separated the top three finishers in the girls race and less than a minute separated the top five boys in their race. Jason Leatham of (GES) set a course record to take first place with a time of 6:08; a mere eight seconds behind him and second was Malique Todman of Cancyrn School (CS) in 6:18; third was Malique Smith of Sunny Isle Baptist Christian School (SIBC) 6:21; Ezekiel Peterson of Abraham Elementary School (AES) was fourth in 6:36 and Mychal Evans of Calvary Christian School (CCS) was fifth in 7:00.
Carina Richards of CCS was the first-place finisher for the elementary girls in 6:53; Kayla Kellog of AS was second in 7:08; Jazmine Willock of Church of God Holiness Academy (CGA) was third in 7:23; Karen Dascent of Ricardo Richards Elementary School (RRS) was fourth in 7:25; and Shanice James of GES was fifth in 7:58.
The Veterans Day 5K-4H Cross-Country Series V.I. Cross-Country Championships were hosted by UVI's Cooperative Extension Services 4-H Program; organized by the Virgin Islands Pace Runners and the St. Croix Track Club; sanctioned by the V.I. Track and Field Federation; and supported by the St. Croix Interscholastic Association and the St. Thomas-St. John Interscholastic Association.
For information, contact the Virgin Islands Pace Runners at 340-643-2557 or click here. For information on the interscholastic competition, contact the St. Croix Track Club at 340-719-0906.
VI CC Championship Race Results (11/11/2006)
Elementary Girls
Place Time Name Grade Age School
1 6:53 Corrina Richards 5 10 Calvary Christian STT
2 7:08 Kayla Kellogg 6 11 Antilles School STT
3 7:23 Jazmine Willock 6 11 Church Of God (holiness) Academy STX
4 7:25 Karen Dascent 5 10 Ricardo Richard Elementary School STX
5 7:58 Shanice James 6 11 Joseph Gomez Elementary STT
6 8:20 Shaniqua Brooks 5 10 Lockhart Elementary STT
7 12:15 Blanc Christelle 7 12 Church Of God (holiness) Academy STX
8 12:58 Rose Clemente 7 12 Church Of God (holiness) Academy STX
Elementary Boys
Place Time Name Grade Age School
1 Mile
1 6:08 Jason Leatham 6 11 Joseph Gomez Elementary STT
2 6:16 Malik Todman 7 12 Cancryn Jr High STT
3 6:21 Malique Smith 4 9 Sunny Isle Baptist Christian School STX
4 6:36 Ezekiel Peterson 6 12 Abraham Elementary STT
5 7:00 Mychal Evans 6 11 Calvary Christian STT
6 7:02 Alvon Lettsome Jr 5 10 Lockhart Elementary STT
7 7:08 Erik Williams 5 10 St. Croix Country Day School STX
8 7:16 Jamari White 6 11 Eulalie Rivera Elementary School STX
9 7:39 Collin Wright 5 10 St. Croix Country Day School STX
10 11:07 Jose Martinez 5 10 Claude O. Markoe Elementary School STX
JV Girls
Place Time Name Grade Age School
2 Mile
1 14:57 Allison Peter 9 14 St. Croix Educational Complex STX
2 15:17 Amadi Cooper 8 13 Addelita Cancryn Jr High STT
3 15:39 Tinequa Lee 9 15 Eudora Kean STT
4 16:29 Kali Bunn 7 12 Antilles School STT
5 17:03 Jessica James 11 15 St. Croix Educational Complex STX
6 17:12 Zhondra Carty 8 13 Elena Christian Jr. High STX
7 17:42 Shaleeka Cornelius 10 15 St. Croix Educational Complex STX
8 18:20 Felisa Wiley 7 12 Antilles School STT
JV Girls
Place Time Name Grade Age School
2 Mile
1 12:31 Tabari Davis 9 14 Charlotte Amalie Hs STT
2 12:49 Justin Hitesman 9 15 St. Croix Educational Complex STX
3 13:05 Julian Stuart 6 13 Joseph Gomez Elementary STT
4 13:17 Roland Morrell 8 15 Bcb STT
5 13:21 Will Peil 8 14 St. Croix Country Day School STX
6 13:41 Malcolm Phillip 9 15 St. Croix Educational Complex STX
7 13:53 Jerell Mason 10 15 Charlotte Amalie Hs STT
8 14:48 William Peterson 9 15 St. Croix Educational Complex STX
Varsity Girls
Place Time Name Grade Age School
3.1 Mile
1 20:45 Ninfa Barnard 10 16 St. Croix Educational Complex STX
2 25:31 Mackiesh Taylor 11 16 St. Croix Educational Complex STX
3 25:58 Creolar Jn-baptiste 11 17 Charlotte Amalie Hs STT
4 27:59 Darlene Decastro 11 16 St. Croix Educational Complex STX
5 28:40 Cassandra Harris 11 17 Charlotte Amalie Hs STT
6 31:23 Varez Richards 11 16 St. Croix Educational Complex STX
Varsity Boys
Place Time Name Grade Age School
3.1 Mile
1 16:39 Juan Robles 12 17 St. Croix Central High School STX
2 19:27 Clint Smith 12 17 St. Croix Educational Complex STX
3 19:50 Ian Cuffy 11 16 St. Croix Educational Complex STX
4 20:27 Kyron Correa 9 16 Charlotte Amalie Hs STT
5 20:41 Shaelen George 11 16 Charlotte Amalie Hs STT
6 20:51 Jose Reyes 10 16 St. Croix Central High School STX
7 20:51 Jerome Bute 10 16 Charlotte Amalie Hs STT
Open
Open Elementary
Place Time Name Grade Age School
1 Mile
1 8:00 Nicole Morrisette Antilles School
Open Female
Place Time Name Grade Age School
3.1 Mile
1 19:54 Ruth Ann David Unat
2 24:17 Earthla Augustin — 55 Unat
3 25:14 Ariene Watson Unat
4 26:48 Nicole Stanton Unat
5 29:07 Michelle Welbracht Unat
Open Male
Place Time Name Grade Age School
3.1 Mile
1 21:33 Jared Knoy Unat
2 24:34 Errol Chichester Unat
3 24:37 Fred Flint Unat
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