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Blackett best in UWI Cave Hill 7K

Blackett best in UWI Cave Hill 7K RUNNING HARD: Jerome Blackett powering his way to victory. ((Picture by Kenmore Bynoe.))

Tue, November 13, 2012 - 12:01 AM

Jerome Blackett, Carlie Pipe, Rodney Blackman and Marlean Stuart were all in winners’ row when the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill staged its 7K run/walk Sunday.

Blackett took the race, which attracted 119 runners, in 25 minutes, 14 seconds –  11 seconds better than Mark Greenidge. Third was Hakeem Newton in 26:48.  

The 60-plus category was taken by Omowale Stewart  in 35:18, finishing comfortably ahead of Bruce Rudder (45:25).

Pipe was the first female home in 31:19, beating  Robyn Haynes’ 35:50  and Gina Hart’s 37:18.  

Among the top female runners were under-15 competitor Aimee Smith, who reached home in 45:27, while the over-60s group was well represented by Nick Sutherland who finished in 40:21 and Betty Murray who stopped the clock at 41:25.

Forty-five walkers faced the starter with Blackman setting  a pace to beat some of the runners in a time of 42:32. Second was Patrick Bourne in a time of 44:53 and third was Don Blackman in 45:19.

Stuart led the female walkers home in a time of 48:44 with Sandra Murray finishing in 49:33 and Angela Jackson cruising home in 49:56.

National athlete Christian Rock represented Cave Hill well to be the first UWI male home in a time of 27:48. He was followed by Marcus Brathwaite, 28:17 and Phil Jones, 29:19.  

Jalisa Carvalho was the first UWI female to reach the finish line in a time of 40:53 with second going to Michelle Johnson (45:56) and third  to Mezanne Sobers 47:33.  

Randy Batson took the staff prize in a time of 50:07. (KB)

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