V.I.Pace Runners Bulletin: October 28, 2015
St. Croix Cross-Country Championships
Elementary School Champions:
female: Eulalie R. Rivera - 62 points
male: Good Hope Country Day - 31 points
female: Michelle Smith - 59 points
male: Brice Richards - 58 points
The winner of each of the day’s races are St. Croix Champions…
St. Croix Championship Race October 28
Girls Elementary – 49
1. Tyanna Stanley Lake 6:28 Free Will Baptist
2. Michelle Smith 6:37 Eulalie Rivera
3. Erin Flynn 7:17 Pearl B Larsen
This closely contested saw the lead change a few times between Michelle Smith of Eulalie Rivera School and Tyanna Stanley Lake of Free Will Baptist. Lake took the lead at the base of the hill with less than a mile to go and held it through the finish line to win for the first time this year after finishing second the previous two races. She did it in record time with 6:28 minute mile. Michelle Smith, winner of the two previous races took second place in 6:37 and Erin Flynn of Pearl B. Larsen took third in 7:17
female: Mikaela Smith - 60 points
male: Jack Ramsdell - 60 points
female: Nikkoiya Cromwell - 60 points
male: Kervin Mathurin - 60 points
Boys Elementary – 96
1. Makari Matthew 5:50 Good Hope Country Day
2. Brice Richards 5:57 Good Hope Country Day
3. James Beck 6:05 Free Will Baptist
The boys of Country Day took advantage of teamwork to win the top 1st and 2nd places in the one mile race with both of them going under six minutes. Makari Matthew was first in 5:50; Brice Richards was second in 5:57 and James Beck of Free Will Baptist was third in 6:05.
Girls JV - 10
1. Mikaela Smith 12:52 St. Croix Educational Complex
2. Rachel Conhoff 12:57 Good Hope Country Day
3. Jusenia Tuitt 14:44 Arthur Richards
Boys JV - 18
1. Jack Ramsdell 11:17 Good Hope Country Day
2. Nayan Bansal 11:49 Good Hope Country Day
3. Jerome Wallace 12:17 Central High
The Junior Varsity boys and girls run the two mile race together to get the races done by nightfall. Good Hope Country Day ran strong with Jack Ramsdell trying to break eleven minutes taking first over his teamate Nayan Bansal with a time of 11:17 to 11:49; Jerome Wallace of Central High School was third in 12:17.
The girls race was exciting as well as Mikaela Smith, Educational Complex High School who has dominated the first two races held on to the finish and just ahead Country Day’s Rachel Conhoff to win the race in 12:52 to 12:57; Jusenia Tuitt of Arthur Richards was third in 14:44.
Girls Varsity - 7
1. Nikkoiya Cromwell 24:39 St. Croix Educational Complex
2. Shequilla Klyvert 26:14 Central High
3. Danielle Joseph 30:43 St. Croix Educational Complex
Boys Varsity – 12
1. Kervin Marthurin 19:57 Central High
2. Tyler Flavia 20:22 Good Hope Country Day
3. Phillip Frances 20:43 St. Croix Educational Complex
St. Croix Educational Complex High School girls had their way in the top three spots of the Varsity 5K race with Nikkoiya Cromwell leading the way in 24:39; Shequilla Klyvert of Central High School was second in 26:14 and Danielle Joseph of ECHS was third in 30:43.
1. Juan Robbles 16:02
The last race of the day, the 5K included the boys, girls and open runners. Juan Robles had no competition in the open race and made a quick workout of it and coming ever so close to breaking 16 minutes with a time of 16:02.
Kevin Marturin of Central High School lead the varsity boys in 1957; Tyler Flavia of Good Hope Country Day was second in 2022 and Phillip Frances of ECHS was third in 20:43.
The next race will be the Virgin Islands Cross-Country Championships on Saturday November 14, the fourth race in the 4H/V.I.Pace Runners Cross-Country Series. Runners throughout the territory will contest categories: Open, under 20 5k; under 16 2 miles and under 14 and under 10 1 mile. The first race will be at 7am the 5k followed by the 2 mile and the 1 mile.
Full Results Week #2
Girls Elementary – 56
1. Michelle Smith 6:45 Eulalie Rivera
2. Tyanna Stanley Lake 6:59 Free Will Baptist
3. Erin Flynn 7:26 Pearl B Larsen
Boys Elementary – 112
1. Makari Matthew 5:54 Good Hope Country Day
2. Brice Richards 6:09 Good Hope Country Day
3. James Beck 6:20 Free Will Baptist
Girls JV - 10
1. Mikaela Smith 12:59 St. Croix Educational Complex
2. Jusenia Tuitt 13:26 Arthur Richards
3. Rachel Conhoff 13:39 Good Hope Country Day
Boys JV - 20
1. Jack Ramsdell 11:22 Good Hope Country Day
2. Nayan Bansal 12:11 Good Hope Country Day
3. Jerome Wallace 12:31 Central High
Girls Varsity - 7
1. Nikkoiya Cromwell 25:15 St. Croix Educational Complex
2. Shequilla Klyvert 27:22 Central High
3. Danielle Joseph 31:00 St. Croix Educational Complex
Boys Varsity – 16
1. Kervin Marthurin 20:27 Central High
2. Tyler Flavia 20:55 Good Hope Country Day
3. Barthelemy Peter 21:21 St. Croix Educational Complex
1. Juan Robbles 16:06
2. Randel Nielsen 21:20
3. Justin Smith 23:31
Oct. 7,2015 St. Croix, Virgin Islands--Close to 300 runners representing public and private schools, running clubs and track clubs signed up for the first meet in The annual 4H/V.I. Pace Runners Cross-Country Series run on the University of the Virgin Islands Albert A. Sheen Campus in St. Croix.
The first race of the day was the youth/elementary girls 1 mile. It was a very close one with Michelle Smith Eulalie Rivera School/St. Croix Track Club going back and forth with Tyanna Stanley Lake of Free Will Baptist/Hounds & Foxes Track Club. They were stride for stride with less than 50 meters to the finish as Smith sprint to the finish to win the race in 6:39; Lake was a very close second in 6:44; Mya Pimentel of Pearl B. Larsen was third in 7:31. Both Smith and Lake were Virgin Islands National Track and Field Team Members at this summer’s CAC Age-Group Championships in Trinidad. Michelle is the sister of Malique Smith former ECHS star.
The youth/elementary boys had the largest number of runners at 105. Bryce Richards of Good Hope Country Day School led the way over the fast 1 mile course with a time of 6:03; James Beck and his brother of Freewill Baptist School would go back and forth for the lead with Richards to make a competitive and exciting race for dozens of parents and fans to watch. James was right on the heels of Richards with a time of 6:07 followed by his brother Linton, his time was 6:17.
Good Hope Country Day School dominated the junior/Junior Varsity boys 2 mile with Jack Ramsdell leading the field of 25 boys to the finish in 11:30; Nayan Bansal GHCD was second on 12:05 and Hasani Lynch GHCD was third in 12:48
Mikaela Smith of St. Coix Educational Complex High School/St. Croix Track Club continues from where she left off last year with a convincing win in the girls junior/junior varsity 2 mile with a time of 13:13; Rachel Conhoff of GHCD was a strong second in 13:42; Jusenia Tuitt of Arthur Richards School/Hounds & Foxes Track Club also a member of the V.I. CAC Age-Group National Team and the V.I. Special Olympics Team was third in 15:10. Smith is also the sister of Malique.
The varsity boys competition over the past several years has been dominated by St.Croix Educational Complex High School; with the graduation of Malique Smith, now running at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff that may be no longer as the runners from St. Croix Central High School took two out of the three top positions including Kevin Mathurin who finished first over the 3.1 mile course in 20:25; Tyler Flavia of GHCD took second in 20:44 and Phillip Francis of St. Croix Central High School took third in 20:52. The entire boys team of ECHS did not finish the race!
The girls of St. Croix Educational Complex High School/St. Croix Track Club continued their winning ways by taking two of the first three spots led by Nikkoyia Cromwell first in 25:50; Krystahl Gordon second in 26:51; Shaquilla Klyvert St. Croix Central High School was third in 20:52.
There were only a few runners in the open category of the 5k event and Juan Robles took a break from his duties as coach at St. Croix Central High School to basically make the race a training run as no one was near him except for the start. Benefiting from his high altitude training camp in Colombia with former teammates at Turabo University in Puerto Rico, he clocked a time of 16:18; UVI student Dustin Gallegos was second in 21:31 and Randall Neilsen was third in 21:34. The open runners and the female and male varsity runners ran in the same race.
Robles will join Ruth Ann David and Shane Degannes on Oct. 17 for the NACAC 10K in Guadelope French West Indies where they will face many of the top runners in the region.
The next event on the V.I.Pace Runners Calendar is the annual CoastWeeks Beach Relay on Saturday morning at 7am at Ha Penny Beach. Teams of 2 runners each run 2 miles on the beach.
The 4H/V.I. Pace Runners Cross-Country Series is hosted by: the 4H Program of the UVI Cooperative Extension Service of the St. Croix Campus and organized by The St. Croix Track Club and the Virgin Islands Pace Runners and sanctioned by the Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation in support of the Interscholastic Athletic Association of St. Croix.
Girls Elementary – 59 Finishers
1. Michelle Smith 6:39 Eulalie Rivera
2. Tyanna Stanley Lake 6:44 Free Will Baptist
3. Mya Pimentel 7:31 Pearl B Larsen
Boys Elementary – 105 Finishers
1. Brice Richards 6:03 Good Hope Country Day
2. James Beck 6:07 Free Will Baptist
3. Linton Beck 6:17 Free Will Baptist
Girls JV – 11 Finishers
1. Mikaela Smith 13:13 St. Croix Educational Complex
2. Rachel Conhoff 13:42 Good Hope Country Day
3. Jusenia Tuitt 15:10 Arthur Richards
Boys JV – 25 Finishers
1. Jack Ramsdell 11:30 Good Hope Country Day
2. Nayan Bansal 12:05 Good Hope Country Day
3. Hasani Lynch 12:48 Good Hope Country Day
Girls Varsity – 6 Finishers
1. Nikkoiya Cromwell 25:50 St. Croix Educational Complex
2. Krystahl Gordon 26:51 St. Croix Educational Complex
3. Shequilla Klyvert 28:40 Central High
Boys Varsity – 15 Finishers
1. Kervin Marthurin 20:25 Central High
2. Tyler Flavia 20:44 Good Hope Country Day
3. Phillip Francis 20:52 Central High
1. Juan Robbles 16:18
2. Dustin Gallegos 21:31
3. Randel Nielsen 21:34