Blackett best in UWI Cave Hill 7K


Added 13 November 2012


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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