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Three Road Races Accompany Holiday Festivities

Jan. 6, 2007 — Top road runners in the V.I. excelled from the mile to the marathon recently in festive tradition.
Road races in St. Croix over the holidays from distances of 800 meters (The 20th Annual Children's Race before the annual Children's Parade on Friday); to the mile (The 25th Annual 3Kings Mile before the annual 3Kings Parade on Saturday); to the 26.2 mile marathon (The 5th St. Croix International Marathon no New Year's Day) were center stage and run under ideal conditions. All races were held in Frederiksted; the top runners in the V.I. maintained their status as Billy Bohlke and Theresa Harper held their own in the marathon with 2nd and 1st place finishes respectfully; They held their own in the mile as well. Malique Smith and Ninfa Barnard did the same in the Children's Race and the 3Kings Mile with first place finishes.
In the 3Kings Mile, top high school runner, Juan Robles of St. Croix Central High School, hammered the early part of the race as he crossed the 800 meters (half-way) in 1 minute and 59 seconds, Billy Bohlke was on him and just a second behind by a second in 2 minutes. The experienced Bohlke closed the gap with 600 meters to go and won the race in a fast 4 minutes and 10 seconds; Robles was second in 4:15 and George Willocks was third in 5:16. Ninfa Barnard of the St. Croix Educational Complex and St. Croix Track Club ran a very strong race as she led from the beginning to finish first in 5:18; Mirelle Smith, former national team athlete of Surinam, took second place in 5:23 and Theresa Harper was third in 5:45.
In the Children's Race held on Friday, Nine year old Malique Smith dominated the 800meter event to take first place in 2:28; Felix Navarro was second in 2:32 and Christoph Wilson was third in 2:59. For the girls Karen Durant was first with a time of 2:41; Jazmine Willock was second in 2:47; Zhondra Carty was third in 2:51.
Finishers — High School Girls — 3Kings Mile
1.Jessica James St. Croix Educational Complex HS 6:02
2. Karissa Cave ECHS 6:47
3. Kayanne Cave ECHS 7:44
Finishers — Senior Male
1.Teddy Seymour 5:49
2. Will Franks 6:08
3. Neville Peters 9:31
Finishers — Masters Female
1.Bina Gario 6:54
2. Cat Franks 8:46
3. Lisa Brown 9:30
The Finishers– 3Kings Mile — Male:
1.Billy Bohlke 4:10
2. Juan Robles 4:15
3. George Willocks 5:16
4. Nicholas Franks 5:22
5. Robin Franks 5:39
6. Sebastian Franks 5:49
7. Teddy Seymour 5:49
8. Will Franks 6:08
9. Neville Brown 9:30
10. Willie Lewis 10:07
The Finishers — 3Kings Mile — Female:
1.Ninfa Barnard 4:10
2. Mirelle Smith 5;23
3. Theresa Harper 5:45
4. Erica Sweitzer 5:53
5. Jessica James 6:02
6. Karissa Cave 6:42
7. Bina Gario 7:44
8. Lisa Brown 6:30
Finishers 13 and Under — Male
1.Felix Navarro 2:32
2. Erik Williams 2:53
3. Christoph Wilson 2:59
Finishers 13 and Under — Female
1.Karen Dascent 2:41
2. Jazmine Willock 2:47
3. Zhondra Carty 2:57
Finishers Under 10 — Boys
1.Malique Smith 2:28
2. Barthelemy Peter 2:59
3. D'Quan Daniel 3:18
Finishers Under 10 — Girls
1.Jamaris Washshah 3:07
2. Mikaela Smith 3:19
3. Dominique Willock 3:2
Finishers — Children's Race — Male:
1.Malique Smith 2:28
2. Feliz Navarro 2:32
3. Erik Williams 2:57
4. Barthelamey Peter 2:58
5. Christoph Wilson 2:59
6. D'Quan Daniel 3:18
7. Yad Bass 3:34
The Finishers — Children's Race — Female:
1.Karen Dascent 2:41
2. Jazmine Willock 2:47
3. Zhondra Carty
4. Kayla Smith 3:05
5. Jamaris Washshah 3:07
6. Adriel Sanes 3:13
7. Mikaela Smith 3:19
8. Dominique Willock 3:24
9. Stephanie Mathew 3:33
10. Katheriana Williams 3:37
11. Gabriel Sanes 4:26
12. Elizabeth Bass 5:13
13. Rosa Willock 5:47
For more information, contact the V.I. Pace Runners at 643-2557 or click here
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