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St. Thomas Taxi Medallion Public Auction Set

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2014-10-23 20:55:56
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2014-10-22 23:17:02
Ferry and Sailboat Collide Near Red Hook

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2014-10-22 22:25:56
Local sports — St. Thomas
CARNIVAL MILE DRAWS 107 FUN RUNNERS

April 28, 2001 – One hundred and seven runners, walkers and strollers participated Saturday morning in the 19th annual Gatorade Carnival Mile, which takes the participants from Western Cemetery along Main Street to Roosevelt Park. The winner of the race, dubbed "king of the mile," was 20-year-old Jabari Goodwin from St. Croix in a time of 5 minutes 12 seconds. The women's "queen of the mile" was 14 year-old Tyfia Lee of St. Thomas in a time of 6 minutes 10 seconds. Tyfia, a veteran of this race, was one of a group of young athletes who attend, or have previously attended the Gomez School who make up the Gomez School Track Team. Four of Lee's team mates won awards in their age groups.
Greg Johnson, also of St. Croix, was second overall in 5:16 and won the 40-49 age group. Johnson has won his age group several times in the past. Crucian Teddy Seymour, 59, came in third overall and first in his age group with a time of 5:49. This was Seymour's ninth age group title in the past 10 years. The only time he did not win was when he was unable to attend the race. St. Thomas youngster Madison VanHeurck won the male 12 and under division in a time of 6:22; Ruben Gomez Jr. won the 13-19 with a time of 5:27; Brad Kappel won the 20-29 with 5:44 and Bernard Burke won the 30-39 in 5:42.
In the women's field, Joy Boyd, who has run in all 19 races won the 50 and over division in a time of 14:31. Boyd, a very active senior, plans to participate in a three-day, 60- mile walk in Colorado this summer. Grace Tuma, who recently ran the Boston Marathon, won the 40-49 division in 6:37 and tri-athlete Charlotte Morris won the 30-39 in 6:35. The other women's winners were: Tynequa Lee, 12 & under, 6:56; Charley Charles, 13-19, 6:20; Cirra Turpin 20-29, 8:16.
The race, a fund-raiser for the St. Thomas-St. John Chapter of the American Red Cross, has also become a great family event. Several groups of parents and children have made the event the start of a family outing that includes Parade watching and ends with the fireworks display that closes the Carnival festivities.
1st Place Overall Male
Jabari Goodwin 5.12
1st Place Overall Female
Tyfia Lee 6.10
Females - 12 & Under
Tyneque Lee 6.56
Sharvon Charles 7.44
Tina Mullen 9.27
Roya Benjamin 11.24
Francie Lenahan 12.59
Jasmine Turpin 13.35
Michelle Kuhr 14.31
Diane McDonald 15.25
Zan Schmidt 16.10
Males - 12 & Under
Madison VanHeurck 6.22
Makenzie Shaw 6.42
Nick Schmidt 6.55
Adam Fuller 7.24
Haydn Mitchell 7.40
Jabari Velinor 8.00
Danny Challenger 8.11
Sean Gurlea 8.14
Johnny Lenahan 8.29
Rahim Benjamin 8.31
Raymond Chetram 8.36
Tyler Rice 8.37
Dean Chinnery 8.49
Nathaniel Fuller 9.46
Tyler Labarrie 10.28
Walter Hutchins 11.11
Harry Lenahan 11.23
Jonathan Fuller 14.23
Christopher Cilliers 15.46
Females - 13-19
Charley Charles 6.20
Sermain Joseph 7.12
Natalie Drew 7.28
Patrise Remy 7.33
Claire Tagini 7.36
Charlotte VanHeurck 7.43
Jahima Parsons 8.05
Crystal Joseph 8.21
Naima Martin 11.12
Males - 13-19
Rueben Gomez Jr. 5.27
Patrick Smith 5.31
Jimmy Marshall 5.44
McCordie Prentice 5.45
Luis Guillen 5.59
Ian Beam 6.05
Calvin Philips 6.30
Alex Dennis 9.27
Females - 20-29
Cirra Turpin 8.16
Males - 20-29
Brad Kappel 5.44
Females - 30-39
Charlotte Morris 6.35
Simone Francis 7.36
Bernadette Kreusel 7.47
Nichola Richards 8.02
Amy Gurlea 8.15
Maria VanHeurck 8.20
Sandra Odiorne 8.39
Carol Culbertson 8.58
Beth Dunville 9.01
Monique Simon 9.09
Elisa G. Hodge 9.45
Sandy Willoughby 9.46
Carol Mestemaker 10.22
Rita Mootooveran 12.02
Monique Cheetram 15.26
Sue Cilliers 15.52
Males - 30-39
Bernard Burke 5.42
Luis Caldeira 5.45
Trip Dunville 6.11
Clayton Sutton 6.13
Robert Golub 6.14
Angel Josiah 6.21
Roy M. Rogers 6.35
Neville Lloyd 6.38
Michael DeGenaro 6.44
Trevor Velinor 7.12
Frank Bendixen 7.22
Females - 40-49
Grace Tuma 6.37
Eleanor Qualls 7.19
Karen Rice 8.13
Tanya Ward-Benjamin 11.26
Benita Martin 15.45
Kim Holdsworth 16.10
Mary Joe Williams 16.11
Males - 40-49
Gregory Johnson 5.16
Maurice Kurg 5.32
Frank Jackson 5.57
Randy Shaw 6.13
Amos Frett 6.32
Daryl Dodson 6.38
Henry Carr 6.38
Richard Pearson 6.48
Chris Haigh 6.59
Anthony Negron 7.01
Doyle Barry 7.02
Dave Stuedell 7.24
Bob Schmidt 8.17
Christopher Rice 8.39
Kevin Lenahan 11.27
Females - 50 & OVER
Joy Boyd 14.31
Males - 50 & OVER
Teddy Seymour 5.49
Gerald Wentworth 5.54
Robert Collins 6.51
Donald Pomeranz 7.03
Vincent Fuller 7.06
Patrick O'Donnell 7.24
Hugo Dennis Jr. 9.42
Rhett Simmonds 15.24

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