Robles and Harper victorious in last race for the 2005…
December 17, 2005--St.Croix, Virgin Islands--Between the Virgin Islands Pace Runners in St. Croix and the STAR (the St. Thomas Association of Runners) there are over sixty road races and cross-country races conducted in the Virgin Islands annually. The Land Sharks in St. John host a couple of road races and counting events conducted by community organizations, it is fair to say that running is alive and well in the Territory. “More people are into the fitness mode now”, according to Wallace Williams, Founder of the Virgin Islands Pace Runners. “The motto for V.I. Pace 25 years ago was run for fun, run for health, run for life”. We held fitness runs on Saturday mornings at the College of the Virgin Islands in partnership with the 4-H program”. With the coming of the St.Croix Bike Path, planned by Cruzan Bikeways for the south shore, we will finally have a safe and scenic place for people exercise out of the path of motor vehicles. We’ve come a long way.”
Runners in St. Croix has
the opportunity to close-out the year with the running of the annual V.I.
Pace Runners Cane Bay 5Mile Road Race (3rd race in the V.I.Pace
Runners Run Like the Wind Road Race Series) on the scenic north shore.
Central High School’s Juan Robles continued his winning streak with a first
place finish in 29 minutes and 7 seconds; Patrick Joy was second overall in
33:23; Theresa Harper was the first place female and third overall in 35:19;
Tapia Cesar was fourth place male in 35:48 and Pedro Merinez of John
H.Woodson Jr. HS was fifth in 38:04. Earthla Augustin was the second female
finisher in 39:40; Louise Stapleton was third in 41:007; Rachel Witty (8.5
month pregnant) was fourth in 47:00.
Jules and Harper win last V.I. Pace Runners event of the year…
12-19-04--St. Croix, Virgin Islands--As a top long distance runner in the Virgin Islands for many years, George Jules reached a point where he lost the motivation to continue with the hard training required to stay at the top. In October 16 year old Juan Robles beat Jules in the CoastWeeks Beach Relay where they were matched together in the first two mile leg. The motivation would come from that race, the urge to get back into the game. So it was at Cane Bay with the Davis Bay mountains and the Hamm’s Bluff light house as the back drop Jules and Robles were together stride for stride on the course that traces the water’s edge the entire route. Between the 2 and 3 three mile points Robles dropped off the pace and the more experienced Jules took advantage and open the gap to the finish and won with a time 27 minutes and 58 seconds. Robles was second in 29:54; 14 year-old Hansel Estepan wad third in 30:27; Leopold Federicks fourth in 31:24 and Richard Jean Pierre fifth in 32:31.
Theresa Harper has won every V.I.Pace Runners race on the current calendar (including a tie for first in the Cane Bay 5 Road Race). She took first place on Saturday without challenge with a time of 35:03. Her next race is the 3rd St. Croix Millennium Marathon on New Year’s Day. With a victory in that race she will be the top local woman from the mile to the marathon. Tish Dusich, out of training for a while still managed to take second place in 38:49; Tesha Distad was third in 39:50; Cathy Prince was fourth in 50:33 and Janet Jean Pierre was fifth in 55:43.
The Finishers Male:
1.George Jules 27:58; 2. Juan Robles 29:54; 3. Hansel Estepan 30:27; 4. Leopold Fredericks 31:24; 5. Richard Jean Pierre 32:31; 6. Mike Klein 33:40; 7. Gunnar Sanden 36:44; 7. Will Franks 39:32; 8. Errol Chichester 39:50; 9. Nickolas Franks 40:16; 10. Robin Franks 40:23; 11. Sebstian Franks 42J5; David Swisher 44:33; Mike Hill 48:56.
The Finishers Female:
1.Theresa Harper 35:03; 2. Tish Dusich 38:49; 3. Tesha Distad 39:50; 4. Cathy Prince 50:33; Janet Jean Pierre 55:33.
The next event on the V.I. Pace Runners calendar is the 3rd St. Croix Millennium Marathon on January 1, 5am. For information call: 340-777-0258 or 340-643-2557 logon to: http://virginislandspace.org or http://virginislandspace.com for entry form and information.
Results: The Virgin Islands Pace Runners Cane Bay 5 Mile Road Race
12/20/03 St.Croix, V.I.--On a beautiful morning at Cane Bay on the North Shore of St.Croix, Billy Bohlke led the field of runners for is second victory in two years with a time of 27 minutes and 43 seconds. Central High School freshman, Juan Robles was second in 30:04; Leopold Fredericks took third in 31:24; Sebastian Franks was fourth in 33:04 and Mike Klein was fifth in 33:15.
Tish Dusich was the first female finisher in the race with a time of 32:01, she was fourth overall. Theresa Harper, the winner of the race in 1999 tied with Rachel Witty for second place in 35:05; Robin Hooks was third in 37:34; Cindy Male was fourth in 51:29; Jill Updike was fifth in 51:32; Charlotte Budrow sixth in 1:04:04 and Megan Schonfelt seventh in 1:09.25.
The Finishers Male:
1.Billy Bohlke 27:43; 2.Juan Robles 30:04; 3.Leopold Fredericks 31:24; 4.Sebastian Franks 33:04; 5.Mike Klein 33:15; 6.Bob Halk 35:13; 7.Robin Franks 37:34; 8.Hansel Estapan 38:13; 9.Will Franks 38:27; 10.Van Wood 39:10; 11.Scott Franks 39:50; 12.Kevin Morgan 40:02; 13.Davidson DePaula 41:34; 14.Rey Lutz 41:51; 15.Leon Reyes 42:06; 16.Jose Reyes 42:10; 17.Doug Brady 42:47; 18.Pete Skrivanus 48:55; 19.Peter Brown 1:04.04.
The Finishers Female:
1.Tish Dusich 32:01; 2.Theresa Harper, Rachel Witty 35:05; 3.Robin Franks 37:34; 4.Cindy Male 51:29; 5.Jill Updike 51:32; 6.Charlotte Budrow 1:04.04; 7. Megan Schonfelt 1:05.25
Results: Cane Bay 5 Mile
LSU Track Stars Tie
at Cane Bay 5 Mile
Cane Bay Five Miler Was
the Last Race of the Millennium
December 6, 2000--St.Croix, Virgin Islands--Saturday morning's annual Cane Bay 5 Mile Road Race held on St.Croix's North Shore, is traditionally the last run of the year for Virgin Islands' runners. This year perhaps, was more special due to the significance of the millennium celebration. George Jules ended the year in style as he took the lead from Lawrence Lockhart (leader in the four-race Run Like the Wind Road Race Series) going into the second mile with the scenic Davis Bay in the foreground. He stopped the clock in 27 minutes and 6 seconds to win. Lockhart was strong in second place in 29:51at a distance a bit long for his liking and training. Kent Bradbury, in recovery from the Florida Ironman, barely held of charging Leopold Fredericks (winner of the West Indies Lab 5 Mile in October) for third place in 30:01; Fredericks clocked 30:02. George Cannon was fifth in 33:13.
Earthla Arthur, a strong contender for series crown, helped her cause by taking first place Saturday with a time of 39:19. Xiamara Gomez, also a contender, kept it close by taking second in 46:47 and ahead of her younger sister, Evelise Gomez, who was third in 51:56. Debbie Aronstein tied for fourth with Pam Reid in 56:14.
The Finishers Male: 1. George Jules 27:06; 2. Lawrence Lockhart 29:51; 3. Kent Bradbury 30:01; 4. Leopold Fredericks 30:02; 5. George Cannon 33:13; 6. Kevin Burton 34:26; 7. Gunnar Sanden 35:21; 8. Earnest Jalim 36:52; 9. Will Franks 37:01; 10. Roger Hatfield 38:23; 11. Wes Whitehurst 38:38; 12. Van Wood 41:45; 13. Luke Fredericks 43:55; 14. Gary Gett; 15. Teddy Seymour No Time
The Finishers: Female: 1. Earthla Arthur 39:19; 2. Xiamara Gomez 46:47; 3. Evelise Gomez 51:56; 4. Debbie Aronstein 56:14, Pam Reid 56:14
Bradbury and Harper Take
Last Road Race
December 20, 1999--St.Croix, Virgin Islands--Kent Bradbury and Theresa Harper have the honor of winning the last road race of the century in theVirgin Islands. Bradbury was the victor over Lawrence Lockhart, St.Croix Educational Complex graduate and top cross-country runner at Alabama State University this, his freshmen year. Their times were 29 minutes and 14 seconds and 29 minutes and 37 seconds respectively. Leopold Federicks was third in 32:16. Theresa Harper had an impressive win over a strong women's field of runners she has previously followed to the finish. Her time was 35 minutes and 11 seconds. Bradbury now leads in the men's category of the 4 race Run Like the Wind--Road Race Series with one first place and two second place finishes. Harper is in a three-way time with Rachel Witty and Evelise Gomez.
The Finishers Male: 1.Kent Bradbury 29:14.24; 2. Lawrence Lockhart 29:37.43; 3. Leopold Fredericks 32:16.08; 4. Kevin Cummins 35:31.37; 5. Teddy Seymour 35:57.26; 6. Gunnar Sanden 36:39.58; 7. Will Franks 37:43.37; 8. Kevin Burton 38:38.34; 9. Rey Ruiz 40:27.45; 10. Merill Turner 41:16.88; 11.Van Wood 42:32.17; 12. Eric Hutchins 42:32.17; 13. Luis A. Gomez 48:28.63.
The Finishers Female: 1. Theresa Harper 35:11.16; 2. Jo Shim 36:46.78; 3. Rachel Witty 37:33.79; 4. Shelly Anderson 41:11.29; 5. Dulcie Crowther 42:24.58; 6. Denise Blanchette 46:58.87; 7. Elena Shaubah 46:59.11.
Charles and Shim Win Annual Cane Bay 5Miler...
December 20, 1998--St.Croix, Virgin Islands--Collin Charles made a comeback
in road running with a victory in the annual Cane Bay 5 Mile Road Race on
St.Croix. Charles finished first with a time of 31 minutes and 7 seconds.
This is his first victory after several years of absence from the running
scene where he has been successful from 5k to the marathon. George Cannon
out sprinted Kevin Cummins at the end to finish second in 31:45. Cummins
was third in 31:47. Jo Shim was the first female in 36:24; Earthla Arthur
second in 39:09 and Susan Armstrong third in 41:25.
The Finishers Male:
Place Name Time
1. Collin Charles 31:07
2. George Cannon 31:45
3. Kevin Cummins 31:47
4. Jabari Goodwin 34:15
5. Jay Wiltshire 36:06
6. William Franks 36:13
7. Bob Halk 38:05
8. Angel Encarnacion 38:35
9. Donald Mason 39:44
10.James Campbell 45:04
11.Drew Villanagua 46:11
The Finishers Female:
Place Name Time
1. Jo Shim 36:24
2. Earthla Arthur 39:09
3. Susan Armstrong 41:25
4. Shelly Anderson 42:38
5. Dana Villanagua 46:11
Cane Bay 5 Mile Road Race Results...
December 13, 1997--St.Croix, Virgin Islands--George Jules reclaimed the lead in the four-race V.I.Pace Runners--Run Like the Wind Road Race Series by taking first place in the Cane Bay 5 Mile Road Race on Saturday in St. Croix. Jules breezed through scenic course on in 27 minutes and 52 seconds and now leads the series with two out of three first place finishes. Jackie Morgan was the top female runner and second overall in the race with a time of 33 minutes and 28 seconds. She regained her lead for females in the series and with two first place finishes out of three races also.
the male finishers, Josh Leban, a student of St. Croix Country Day School
and a member of the St. Croix Dolphin Swim Team was 2nd in
37:51; Warren Stansbury was 3rd in 39:03; Bob Gilford 4th
in 39:50; Ray Lutz 5th in 40:26; Ryan McTigue 6th in
41:06; Eric Hutchins 7th in 41:53.
Cane Bay Five Mile
The Finishers Men:
1.George Jules 26:46; 2. Jabari Goodwin 33:20; 3. Jose Sanchez 34:31; 4. Brian King 35:34; 5.Teddy Seymour 35:36; 6. Warren Stansbury 37:11; 7. Raymond Schultz 37:58; 8. Rueben Gomez 39:35; 9.Raphael Miro 40:56; 10. David Myers 43:28
--Shelby Cruz was the youngest participant at 8 year of age
--Raymond Schultz is from California on vacation. He recently ran in the Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco which had 100,000 runners
--There are 5 Goodwin brothers and sisters, there are in a home school program and run for the St. Croix Track Club.
--one race remains in The Run Like the Wind” Road Race Series, The Flight #64 Four Mile on March 16
Results Cane Bay 5 Mile Road Race
December 17, 1995--St.Croix, Virgin Islands--A earlier than usual start made for ideal running conditions for the Cane Bay 5 Mile Road Race on Saturday morning on St. Croix’s North Shore Road. It made for a very small field of runners who ran an interesting race. None were able to best defending champion, George Jules who turned in a time of 26 minutes and 8 seconds; he is the leader in the The Virgin Islands Pace Runners--Run Like the Wind Series with two first place finishes. Lenny Phillips, a Cornell University graduate and sub-15 minute 5k runner beginning his training for the Penn Relays in the spring, was second in 27:53. George Cannon just beat cyclist Alex Betancourt by two seconds and ran 30:51 for third place. Betancourt, running in cycling gear ran 30:53. Lincoln Duncan, teammate to Jules on the Helenites Soccer team, was fifth in 32:24.