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Bohlke and Sweitzer Win Memorial Day 2-Mile

May 29, 2006 – Billy Bohlke ran a personal course record of 9 minutes and 6 seconds on the fast and downhill Memorial Day 2Mile Road Race course on Sunday to be the first-place male finisher.
Bohlke cruised to a 4:33 mile with top high school runner, Juan Robles, in pursuit; Patrick Joy finished third in 10:38.
Erica Sweitzer established herself as one of the favorites for the upcoming Women Race, being the first female across the finish with a time of 12:31. Dulcie Crowther came in second in 15:03; Elizabeth Nurinburger was third in 17:08.
The annual race honors all of those who have lost their lives in war, as well as specifically remembering Andrew Edwards – founder of Finmen Ocean Swimmers, founding member of the V.I. Triathlon Federation, Little League Baseball coach and endurance athlete.
The next V.I.Pace Runners event is The Women Race, scheduled for June 4 in Frederiksted. For information, contact 773-9272 or visit virginislandspace.org
Finishers Male:
1.Billy Bohlke 9:06; 2. Juan Robles 9:41; 3. Patrick Joy 10:38; 4. Ian Curry 11:07; 5. Richard Jean-Pierre 11:08; 6. Bruce Daugherty 12:52; 7. Errol Chichester 13:09; 8. John Mahoney 13:32; 9. Teddy Seymour 13:56; 10. Fred Flint 14:14; 11. Todd Nurinberger; 12. Gordon Jones 16:59.
Finishers Female:
1.Erica Sweitzer 12:31; 2. Dulcie Crowther 15:03; 3. Elizabeth Nurinburger 17:08; 4. Terry Hogan 17:35.

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