Oct. 9, 2004 Juan Robles, St. Croix Central High School, held off the challenge of veteran long-distance runner George Jules in the first 2-mile leg of the CoastWeeks Beach Relay Race at Ha'penny beach on St. Croix to lead his two-man team to first place in the event for the second year in a row.
His partner, Hansel Estephan, St. Croix Educational Complex High School, widened the gap in the second leg over nine teams. Their time was 24 minutes and 26 seconds.
The Educational Complex High School Boys team of Gilbert Petrus and Lester Liburd moved into second place on Liburds leg to secure that place with a time of 26:34.
George Jules and Earthla Arthur, the St. Lucia Connection, was the first-place mixed male/female team in 27:41.
John Harper and Theresa Harper, Harper Harriers, finished fourth in 28:14; Gabe Weber and Tish Dusich, Tishilicious, were fifth in 30:02; Bruce Daugherty and Errol Chichester, Eggshells, were sixth in 32:26; Makiesh Taylor and Sanny Eugene, St. Croix Educational Complex High School Girls, were seventh in 33:14; Terry Chretin and Mike Dance, Bodyworks were eighth in 33:49; and Louise Stapleton and Stuart Ketchum, Last Train to Boston, were ninth in 35:23.
The next event on the V.I. Pace Runners Calendar is the 4-H Cross-Country Series, on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 4 p.m., UVI St. Croix Campus The West Indies Lab 5-Mile event is Saturday, Oct. 16, at 6 a.m. For more information, logon to www.virginislandspace.org or call 777-0258 or 643-2557.
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