Jan. 11, 2005 – Fifteen year old Juan Robles, a sophomore at the St. Croix Educational Complex High, is the premier middle-distance high school runner in the Virgin Islands. He is unbeaten by any other school runner on the road and in cross-country.
On Saturday at the 23rd annual 3Kings Mile Road Race at the start of the parade in Frederiksted, he sprinted to the lead in the first quarter-mile and built his lead from there to finish first in 4 minutes and 29 seconds.
Mike Klein surprised everyone with a second-place finish in 5:14 — only a week after finishing fourth in the St. Croix Millennium Marathon. Angel Martinez of St. Croix Central High School, a first-timer for the race, finished third in 5:17.
In a battle for the masters title, Sen. Louis Hill finished first in the masters category and fifth male overall in 5:40; Teddy Seymour was second in the masters in 5:44 and sixth overall; Mike Hill was the third masters and sixth-place male in 6:58; Sen. Ronald Russell, president of the V.I. Track and Field Federation was seventh in 7:01, and Johnathan Distad was eighth in 7:59.
Theresa Harper solidified her position as the top V.I. road runner and followed her victory in the January 1 St. Croix Marathon with a first-place finish in 5:39; Tesha Distad was second in 5:59; Ania Grant was third in 6:04.
The next event on the V.I. Pace Runners Calendar is the Martin Luther King Fort-To-Fort 25K Memorial Run on Sunday, Jan. 16. See separate Source article in this section for registration details.
Editor's note:This article was supplied to the Source by V.I. Pace Runners.