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YOUNG TEENS TAKE FIRST PLACE IN COASTWEEKS RELAY

Oct. 5, 2003 — The annual V.I. Pace/CoastWeeks Beach Relay race for runners, held on one of St. Croix most beautiful beaches, drew 17 teams of two for this annual Saturday morning race at sunrise.
Leading the way and taking first place overall were 13-year-old Estapan Hansel and 14-year-old Juan Robles, both of John H. Woodson Junior High School and coached by Chis Encarnacion of Woodson School. (Robles graduated in June and is now a freshman at St. Croix Central High School.)
Just 20 seconds behind and in second place was the team of Troyson Raymond and Daniel Jerrif of Central High School with a time of 25:15. Right on their heels and third place overall — and the first place mixed male/female team — were Earthla Arthur and Billy Bohlke with a time of 25:38. Bohlke, the top middle-distance runner in the Virgin Islands and just this week completing his Air Force training and earning a commission as a 2nd lieutenant, led the group all the way with an 11:05 for his two-mile leg up and down the beach. Letitia Dusich and Rachel Witty were the first place female team with a time of 27:32.
This event is part of the Annual International Coastal Cleanup project under the international coordination of The Center for Marine Conservation, Ocean Conservancy. When the race finished and runners departed, the beach was clean.
Complete Results
1. Estapan Hansel – Juan Robles, 24:55
2. Troyson Raymon – Dannel Jariff, CHS, 25:15
3. Billy Bohlke – Earthla Arthur, V.I.Pace, 25:38
4. Letitia Dusich – Rachel Witty 27:32
5. Barrymore Berley – Alex Adams 28:10
6. John Harper – Theresa Harper 28:53
7. Kamal Russell – Khalia Jacobs-El 29:58
8. Chris Joseph – Angel Martinez, CHS 30:07
9. McDonald Taylor – Mackiesh Taylor, Junior Barracudas 30:48
10. Stuart Ketchum – Errol Chichester, UVI 32:00
11. Bernard King – Doug Brady, St. Croix Road Runners 33:48
12. Tesha Keller – David Ziemer 35:23
13. Elena Shabah – Denise Blanchett, V.I. Pace, 35:58
14. Cindy Male – Peter Skrivanos, STXRR 37:31
15. Peter Brown – Charlotte Bodurow 40:19
16. Jack Branch – Wilfredo Perez 40:26
17. Nancy Hall – Tim Hall 41:26
The next race on the V.I. Pace calendar is the 4H Cross-Country Series at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the St. Croix campus of the University of the Virgin Islands. The race is the first of four races in the series and will feature 1 mile for elementary boys and girls, 2 miles for junior varsity boys and girls and 3.1 miles for varsity boys and girls and open runners.
For more information call the Virgin Islands Pace Runners at 777-0258 or
logon to V.I. Pace Web site for an entry form.

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