The one thing for certain about a race with just a handful of participants is that the chance of winning a medal increases greatly, as it was the day of the Crucian Christmas Festival Children’s Parade. The 800-meter road race for boys and girls 13 and under has been happening for 30 years. The event attracts runners from local track clubs as well as elementary and junior high schools. Saturday’s race was dominated by rival clubs, Hounds and Foxes and St. Croix Track Club (SCTC). Mary’s Fancy Track Club, which is made up in part by children from Eulalie Rivera Elementary School in Grove Place, was in the mix, as well.
In what was his last time for this race, Makari Mathew of the St. Croix Track Club and Good Hope Country-Day School took first place with a time of 2:09; T’Anna Stanley-Lake of Hounds and Foxes Track Club took second overall and the first female title in 2:25. Makeo Frederick HFTC was the second place male and first in his age group in 2:11; Michelle Smith of SCTC was the second place female in 2:30; Jerimiah Lloyd was the third place male finisher in 3:13; Myiah Eddy of ERS was the third place female in 3:08; Yiore Moorhead HFTC was the fourth place male in 3:22; Janequah Weeks SCTC was the fourth place female in 3:14; Amon Walcott was the fifth place male in 3:59; Kirston Jones HFTC was the fifth place female in 3:14.
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