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V.I.Pace Runners: Bohlke and Harper Take First Place in Memorial Day Road Race

Billy Bohlke, the top long-distance runner in the Virgin Islands, is preparing for the CAC Games marathon, and he uses short races to build speed. In The 27th Memorial Day 2-mile road race, Seymour Walter, the top V.I. high school middle-distance runner, was stride-for-stride with Bohlke near the one-mile mark (Bohlke 4:20, Walter 4:22) and looking quite relaxed, he was challenged through the second mile to match the endurance and experience of Bohlke, who won the race with a time of 9:07. Bohlke has won the race the last four out of five years. Walter, the defending champ, was second in 9:47; Ian Cuffy was third in 10:36; Matt Halk was fourth in 11:55; George Willock was fifth in 13:22; Mike Klein, winner of the race in 2003, was sixth in 14:08, his best time in the race was in 2002 with an 11:18; and Casey Bergstrom was seventh in 14:57.

Theresa Harper, a five-time winner of this race with a personal best of 11:08 in 2005, was the first female to finish in 12:19; Dulcie Crowther was second in 13:57; Laverne Fredericks was third in 15:44 and Andra John was fourth in 20:31.
The next race on the V.I.Pace Runners calendar is the 26th Annual Women Race at 5 p.m., June 13, in Frederiksted followed by The 24th Annual Olympic Day Run at 8 a.m., June 20, at Carambola Golf Course.
For information contact: 643-2557, wallacewilliams@msn.com, or logon to virginislandspace.org
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Billy Bohlke, the top long-distance runner in the Virgin Islands, is preparing for the CAC Games marathon, and he uses short races to build speed. In The 27th Memorial Day 2-mile road race, Seymour Walter, the top V.I. high school middle-distance runner, was stride-for-stride with Bohlke near the one-mile mark (Bohlke 4:20, Walter 4:22) and looking quite relaxed, he was challenged through the second mile to match the endurance and experience of Bohlke, who won the race with a time of 9:07. Bohlke has won the race the last four out of five years. Walter, the defending champ, was second in 9:47; Ian Cuffy was third in 10:36; Matt Halk was fourth in 11:55; George Willock was fifth in 13:22; Mike Klein, winner of the race in 2003, was sixth in 14:08, his best time in the race was in 2002 with an 11:18; and Casey Bergstrom was seventh in 14:57.

Theresa Harper, a five-time winner of this race with a personal best of 11:08 in 2005, was the first female to finish in 12:19; Dulcie Crowther was second in 13:57; Laverne Fredericks was third in 15:44 and Andra John was fourth in 20:31.
The next race on the V.I.Pace Runners calendar is the 26th Annual Women Race at 5 p.m., June 13, in Frederiksted followed by The 24th Annual Olympic Day Run at 8 a.m., June 20, at Carambola Golf Course.
For information contact: 643-2557, wallacewilliams@msn.com, or logon to virginislandspace.org