The second week of cross-country for the 4H/V.I.Pace Runners Cross-Country/Interscholastic series drew over 200 runners and saw a few changes in the leaders. The Varsity male 5K welcomed the return of Good Hope Country Day’s Dominic Pugliese from his participation in the 3rd Youth Olympic Games Triathlon in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He led the way in the 3.1-mile race at UVI’s Albert Sheen St. Croix Campus with a time of 17:46. His teammate, Nayan Bansal, was second in 19:38; teammate David Conoff took third in 22:14.
Julie Klutz of St. Croix Central High School led the varsity females to the finish line in a very close race with a time of 26:15; Chelsea Bohla of Good Hope Country Day School (GHCD) was second in 26:18; Mayah Russell of GHCD was third in 26:46.
The boys’ junior varsity was led to the finish for the second week by Mickey Dizon-Bauman of GHCD with a time of 11:06; his teammate, Brice Richards, was second again in 11:39, making it a sweep; Makiri Mathew GHCD was third in 11:50.
The girls’ junior varsity winner also over the 2-mile distance was Rory Ramsdale of GHCD in 16:12; second place was Josie Calhoun of GHCD 17:07; third Ashlyn Morrel of John H. Woodson in 18:07.
The elementary boys’ mile drew the largest number of participants with 90, which was a battle of the boys of GHCD as Mason Lambert, leading by only a stride on teammate Kaedon Gleason at near the halfway point, stayed ahead for the close finish to win in 6:59; Gleason was second in 6:05; Joseph Freeman of GHCD was third in 6:29.
Kiera Lambert of GHCD led the field of 59 girls through the mile of the elementary race with a time of 6:24; her teammate, Candice Felix, was second in 6:37; Yasmin Tuitt of Claude O. Markoe was third in 6:38.
The open 5K was led by Randal Nielsen of Superior Court in 21:25; Mike Klien of Jolly Roger Track Club was second in 23:08; Florendo Astropabio was third in 29:02. Olga Caprio was the single female with a time of 33:45.
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