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LOCAL RUNNERS JULES AND HARPER WIN PARADISE 5K

May 6, 2002 – George Jules defended his title in the Paradise 5K Road Race held on the Buccaneer Hotel grounds Thursday over the scenic course which accents the Half-Ironman Triathlon run course. His time was 17 minutes and 41 seconds, just 8 seconds off his time last year.
Theresa Harper, who had run the Boston Marathon a little more than a week ago, took the first place for women in the race, improving on her last year's second place with a time of 21:57 for local top finish overall for St. Croix runners.
James Maxson of Shinglehouse, Pa., was second for the men in 20:24 and Joe Doncheski was third in 20:34, and Neil Garnache of Chesapeake, Va., was fourth in 20:57.
Kathy McMurtry of St. John was the second place female in 22:02 and Sandy Onofray of Huntingdon, Pa., was third in 22:19. The three women also took top honors for the masters division of the race, according to a release from V.I. Pace Runners.
The Finishers Males
1.George Jules 17:41, St. Croix; 2. James Maxson 20:24 Shinglehouse, Pa.; 3. Joe Doncheski 20:34; 4. Neal Garache 20:57, Chesapeake, Va.; 5. John Guilds 21:02; 6. Ross Johnson 21:13; 7. Robert Near 21:26, Groton, CT; 8. George Willocks 21:30, St. Croix; 9. Scott Carew 21:31; 10. Dan Jacks 21:56; 11. Jabari Goodwin 24:07, St. Croix; 12. Devon Locke 24:42, St. Croix; 13. Mark Stecher 24:42, Virginia Beach, Va.; 14. George Matlesen; 15. George Van Meter 25:32, Lexington, KY; 16.Scott Senier 26:07; 17. Robert Boday 26:17, Greenwich, Conn.; 18. Ron Bowman 26:31, Princeton, N.J.; 19. Jim Cope 27:24 Toledo, Ohio; 20. George Marshall 27:25; 21. Webber Gerd 27:25; 22. Shadi Peters 27:26, St. Croix; 23. Jnuru Goodwin 27:27, St. Croix; 24. J’Kinde Goodwin 28:16, St. Croix; 25. Robert Byard 28:46, San Antonio, Texas.
The Finishers Females
1.Theresa Harper 21:57, St. Croix; 2. Kathie McMurtrie 22:02, St. John; 3. Sandy Onofray 22:19, Huntingdon, Pa.; 4. Maureen Bowman 26:08, Princeton, N.J.; 5. Tracy Haoey 26:37 Shinglehouse, Pa.; 6. Joanne Jacks 27:15, Knoxville, Tenn.; 7. Jennifer Cope 27:21, Toledo, Ohio; 8. Hilga Rinneard 27:25; 9. Michelle Freiburghalse 27:25, St. Croix; 10. Pattie Hensley 26:26, St. Croix; 11. Eberle Kush 28:26 Ceiba, P.R.; 12. April Lumpkin 28:27 Ceiba, P.R.; 13. Jawana Goodwin 29:09, St. Croix; 14. J’Kiwa Goodwin 29:09, St. Croix; 15.Christina Harasym 29:47; 16. Heather Sturrock 25:55, Toronto, Ont.
Male Master
1.John Guilds 21:02; 2. Robert Near 21:26; 3. Mark Stecher 24:42.
Female Master
1.Theresa Harper 21:57; 2. Kathie McMurthrie 22:02
Male Junior
1.Devon Locke 24:42; 2. Shadi Peters 27:26; 3. Jnuru Goodwin 27:27
Female Junior
1.Jawana Goodwin 29:09; 2. J’Kiwa Goodwin 29:54
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