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Devalued Cross Country Championship

Devalued Cross Country Championship

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A mere twenty-six starters faced Woodrow Williams’ pistol last Sunday at the Diamond Industrial Estate in cool conditions, in the National Properties Cross Country Championships.{{more}}

And, once again, several of the die hard road runners and the customary competitors at Team Athletics SVG events did not make the roll call.

But in the end, as usual, the pay packets were greeted with enthusiasm by some of the athletes.

The reduction in the prize money was not expected by many of the participants.

For winning the Open Male category, Pamenos Ballantyne collected $120, while the second place finisher, Caswin Prince took home $20 less, for running 8km.

It was a similar pay out for Lisa Daniel and Kericha Daniel, who finished first and second, respectively, in the female open. They completed a six km course.

Caswell Lewis copped the male Under-15 in 16 minutes 03.58 seconds. Second in that category was Xavier Corke in 16 minutes 41.25 seconds, with Keron Arthur, third. This category was over a distance of 4km.

Moriah Corke was first in the female Under-15. She completed the three km course in 19 minutes 57.52 seconds. Second in this age group was Mitchrine Collins, with Kevisha Williams, third.

In the female under-19, Nadia Delplesche repeated her last year’s performance and was first in a time of 17 minutes 46.49 seconds. Sandreika Hooper finished second, and Alicia Cox was third, as they did a 4km run.

Ivando Clarke was first among the Under-19 males. His time was 25 minutes 01.96 seconds. Gregron Jacobs and his twin brother Gregvert took the second and third spots, respectively, as they were required to run six kilometres.

The road racing committee of Team Athletics SVG will be hoping for renewed interest in the upcoming planned races, which include the North Leeward 10K, the Canoaun 5k and the North Windward road race. (RT)

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