Virgin Islands Pace Runners Organizes First UVI Charter Day Mile

Dominique Pugliese (#19) of Good Hope Country Day holds on to lead throughout race to win…followed by Kevin Nicholas (UVI student) with Makiri Mathew (GHCD) on his heels in first half of the race.

The staging of the first UVI Charter Day Mile event was hosted by the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) and organized by the Virgin Islands Pace Runners.  The Charter Day Mile marks the end of the 16 annual races of the UVI/Queen Mary 5K Run/Walk.

The mile event held on Friday morning at just after sunrise was staged on the Albert Sheen Campus, St. Croix, on a course that made its way along the iconic palm drive and perimeter roads on the campus as opposed to the longer 3.1-mile route that started at Sunshine Mall and proceeded east on Queen Mary Highway and ending on Palm Drive on the campus.

A small group of participants, mostly St. Croix Track Club youngsters with a few UVI students, faculty, staff and alums, toed the start line, which took them from the south to north end of Palm Drive.

They were led all the way by Dominic Pugliese of Good Hope Country Day School (GHCD), who finished with a time of 5:15 for the classic 1-mile distance; Makiri Mathew (GHCD) edged out Kevin Nicholas, a UVI student, in a photo finish for second place in 5:33; Nicholas took the first UVI Student Award and third place with the same time 5:33, also.

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Eleven-year-old Michelle Smith of the St. Croix Track Club (SCTC) and the Eulalie Rivera School was the first-place female finisher and fourth overall with a time of 5:33. She was well ahead of her mother, Mireille Smith (SCTC), who finished second in 7:12; Solomar Sanes took the first UVI Student Female Award and third female in 7:40.

Errol Chichester was the first male UVI Alum in 7:42; Nisha Clavier was the first UVI female faculty in 15:09; David Capriola was the first male faculty in 17:08; Narida Washington was the first UVI staff finisher in 15:23.

                     The UVI Charter Day Mile

March 23, 2018, at UVI Albert Sheen Campus, UVI; Hosted by University of the Virgin Islands; Organized by the Virgin Islands Pace Runners

Place/ Name/ Age/ Sex/ Town or Club/ 5K Time        

    1 Dominic Pugliese     18 M Good Hope Count           5:15

    2 Makiri Mathew        15 M Good Hope Count           5:33

    3 Kevin Nicholas       20 M UVI Student                      5:33

    4 Michelle Smith       11 F St. Croix Track                  5:58

    5 Mireille Smith       48 F St. Croix Track                    7:12

    6 Errol Chichester     50 M UVI Alumni                       7:42

    7 KALIM JnoFinn        13 M St. Croix Track                  7:54

    8 Solomar Sanes        20 F UVI Student                      8:06

    9 Kirsten Jones           11 F St. Croix Track             8:12    

   10 Akyra Joseph         11 F St. Croix Track              8:13

   11 Lauren Jones         10 F St. Croix Track               8:20

   12 Katelyn Jones        7 F St. Croix, Track                8:36

   13 Olga Lucia                50 F St. Croix                9:17

    14 Bruannen Howell      15 F St. Croix Track       9:23

   15 Jordon Vaughn        14 M St. Croix Track    9:25  

   16 Terrance Charles     7 M St. Croix Track         10:32

   17 T’nira Charles          13 F St. Croix Track  10:35

   18 Samantha Jones       36 F St. Croix Track   10:58

   19 Marthious Clavier    40 M UVI Alumni   15:09

   20 Nisha Clavier        30 F UVI Faculty               15:11

   21 Narida Washington    40 F UVI Staff              15:23

   22 Janis Valmond        50 F UVI Staff                15:29

   23 Anne Marie Medina    60 F St. Croix              17:06

   24 David Capriola       50 M UVI Faculty             17:08

            ********** AWARDS LIST For 1-Mile RACE ***********

               ********** OVERALL RESULTS FOR MALE *********

Place/ Name/ Age/ Sex/ Town or Club/ 5K Time        

    1 Dominic Pugliese     18 Good Hope Count          5:15

    2 Makiri Mathew        15 Good Hope Count          5:33

    3 Kevin Nicholas        20 UVI Student                      5:33

    4 Errol Chichester       50 UVI Alumni                    7:42

    5 Kalim Jno Finn        13 St. Croix Track                  7:54

    6 Jordon Vaughn        10 St. Croix Track                  9:25

    7 Terrance Charles    10 St. Croix Track                 10:32

    8 Marthious Clavier    40 UVI Alumni                      15:09

    9 David Capriola       50 UVI Faculty                     17:08

  ****** OVERALL RESULTS FOR FEMALE ****

Place/ Name/ Age/ Sex/ Town or Club/ 5K Time        

    1 Michelle Smith       11 St. Croix Track                  5:58

    2 Mireille Smith       48 St. Croix Track                    7:12

    3 Solomar Sanes        20 UVI Student                      8:06

    4 Kirsten Jones        11 St. Croix Track                  8:12

    5 Akyra Joseph           11 St. Croix Track                  8:13

    6 Lauren Jones            10 St. Croix Track                  8:20

    7 Katelyn Jones             7 St.  Croix Track              8:36

    8 Olga Lucia                  50 St. Croix                        9:17

    9 Bruannen Howell      15 St. Croix Track                  9:23

   10 T’nira Charles            13 St. Croix Track             10:35

   11 Samantha Jones         36 St. Croix Track           10:58

   12 Nisha Clavier              30 UVI Faculty                15:11

   13 Marida Washington    40 UVI Staff                       15:23

   14 Janis Valmond               50 UVI Staff                15:29

   15 Anne Marie Medina    60 St. Croix                       17:06

FEMALE AGE GROUP:  1 – 19

1 Michelle Smith       11 St. Croix Track                  5:58

2 Kirsten Jones        11 St. Croix Track                  8:12

3 Akyra Joseph         11 St. Croix Track                  8:13

4 Lauren Jones         10 St. Croix Track                  8:20

5 Katelyn Jones        7 St. Croix Track                   8:36

6 Bruannen Howell      15 St. Croix Track                  9:23

7 T’Nira Charles            13 St. Croix Track                 10:35

MALE AGE GROUP:  1 – 19

1 Dominic Pugliese     18 Good Hope Count                  5:15

2 Makiri Mathew        15 Good Hope Count                  5:33

3 Kalim Jno Finn        10 St. Croix Track                  7:54

4 Jordon Vaughn        10 St. Croix Track                  9:25

5 Terrance Charles    10 St. Croix Track                 10:32

FEMALE AGE GROUP:  20 – 29

1 Solomar Sanes        20 UVI Student                      8:06

2 Bruannen Howell      20 St. Croix Track                  9:23

FEMALE AGE GROUP:  30 – 39

1 Nisha Clavier            30 UVI Faculty                     15:11

2 Samantha Jones       36 St. Croix Track              10:58

FEMALE AGE GROUP:  40 – 49

1 Mireille Smith            40 St. Croix Track               7:12

2 Narida Washington    40 UVI Staff                       15:23

FEMALE AGE GROUP:  50 – 59

1 Olga Lucia                    50 St. Croix                        9:17

2 Janis Valmond             50 UVI Staff                       15:29

3 Anne Marie Medina    60 St. Croix                       17:06

MALE AGE GROUP:  20 – 29

1 KEVIN Nicholas       20 UVI Student                      5:33

MALE AGE GROUP:  40 – 49

1 Marthious Clavier    40 UVI Alumni                   15:09

 MALE AGE GROUP:  50 – 59

1 Errol Chichester     50 UVI Alumni                       7:42

2 David Capriola       50 UVI Faculty                     17:08

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