Creque Sets Pace as College Race Opens With Record 250 Participants

One Milers got the 18th Highland Spring College Classic Series off and running on Saturday

SEPTEMBER 23—Two times defending champion Khari Creque repelled the surging Guy Williamson to win the opener of the 18th Highland Spring College Classic Series Saturday on Tortola, which began with a record 250 participants.

Creque—who’s aiming to take down Lyndell Roberts’ 16-year old course record of 10 minutes and 45.3 seconds from November 20, 1997—opened his campaign with 11 minutes 25.47 seconds. Williamson followed in 11:38.08 with University of the Virgin Islands debutant Isaiah Hortsford next in 12:06.87.

“The race itself felt good,” Creque noted. “I got out, settled in then came under a lot of pressure from Guy Williamson, a really good runner. He pushed me harder on the return because normally, when I’m coming back, I’d relax and save something for the last 400m. I saw he was close so I slightly increased the pace to increase separation.”

Creque is satisfied with his opening time and noted he ran 10:56 last year at season’s end. “The aim this year is to probably run in the nine minutes,” he said. “I’m eyeing the record. Last year, I started off with 12:30, this year is 11:25, so I’m on good pace.”

Coach Dale Joseph said he brought the UVI athletes to Tortola to see how they would perform under pressure and it was the first time some of them were racing. “I wanted to see how they fared, their basic running style and how I could make adjustments with them,” Joseph explained. “We’re trying to build a program at UVI and these guys looked really good as far as a starter program is concerned.”

When asked about the difficulty in getting the program off at UVI, Joseph a former athlete said it’s a challenge based on the quantity and quality of athletes they have.

“We have a few who are transfer students and utilize them to the best of our ability, but they are only there just for a time,” he noted. “The more home grown athlete is a little more difficult to groom. Hopefully, this will be a start and we can move on from there.”

Joseph said Horsford’s third place performance shows he has stamina and speed and he can be developed over the long haul. “I’m really anxious to get back and work on a program for him and the others and getting Horsford closer to the front in the next couple races,” he said, noting that Sergio Barbel was 13th in 14:01.30, and John Nemith 14th in 14:01.69.

Race director Stephanie Russ Penn was delighted with the turnout. “It was an exciting Saturday morning, 250 strong,” she reflected. “It was just awesome getting there and seeing the crowds of persons then the race got underway and it was exciting from beginning to end.”

Final Results: One Mile (Under 9) Boys: 1. Sam Potgieter, 7:37.98.  2. M’khori Crabbe, 8:13.88. 3. Izaiah Frett, 8:30.63.  4. Sanjay Henry, 8:45.28. 5. Sebastian Esser, 10:50.45. 6. Richard Patterson, 10:52.59. 7. Renato Hoogendijk, 11:56.88. 8. Charlie Potgieter, 13:05.70. 9. Josiah Morris, 13:10.73. 10. Sebastian Morgan, 13:43.34. 11. Sam Hunt, 14:25.31. 12. Guy Williams, 14:38.41. 13. Tristan Williams, 18:13.88.. 14. Apollo Henry, 18:22.31. 15. Xavier Morgan, 22:47.31. 16. Leo Child, 34:49.95. Also participating: Kendi Brewley; Raheem McMillan

Girls: 1. Jahtivya Williams, 7:36.98. 2. Sofia Guerrero, 8:55.38. 3. Breneisha Haywood, 8:55.63. 4. Gabrielle Jermyn, 9:10.31. 5. A’Keela McMaster, 9:17.28. 6. Daniel Walters, 9:17.59. 7. Jahnear Frett, 9:18.38. 8. Asha Hyndman, 9:55.23. 9. Mariah Frett, 9:55.63. 10. Kyama Pamchoo, 9:55.83. 11. A’sia McMaster, 9:56.88. 12. Emoyah Matthew, 10:39.91. 13. Kivohnya Merry, 11:36.73. 14. Lorelei Esser, 12:02.56. 15. Amia Wheatley, 12:22.59. 16. Daniella Jeffrey, 12:35.70. 17. Kenniqua Grate, 12:39.16.  18. Tiya Herbert, 13:08.48. 19. Nika Kerkfliet, 14:08.34. 20. Georgia Jermyn, 14:30.56. 21. Tenisha Herbert, 18:15.09. 22. M’Kenzie Crabbe, 18:15.80.  23. Carolie Leboyer, 22:48.13.  Also participating: Amy Child; Vallesha Guishard.

Two Mile, Men: 1. Khiry Creque, 11:25.47.  2. Guy Williamson, 11:38.08.  3. Isaiah Horsford (UVI), 12:06.87.  4. Reuben Stoby, 12:17.22.  5. Terry Charles, 12:29.97.  6. Teymahl Huggins, 12:40.65.  7. Ronique Todman, 12;42.83. 8. Ravndra Sukhu, 12:43.19.  9. Zebalon McClean, 13:14.62. 10. David Kinkead, 13:22.15. 11. Joash Victor 13:48.69.  12. Shakeem Freeman, 13:59.87.  13. Sergio Barbel (UVI), 14:01.30.  14. John Nemith (UVI), 14:01.69.  15. Lester Mercer, 14:01.97.  16. Khoy Vanterpool, 14:02.97.  17. Gemarie Brumant, 14:03.65.  18. Samuel Romney, 14:07.04.   19. Demitri Browne, 14:10.47.  20. Joshua Hill.  14:35.97.  21. K’cei Moses, 14:36.47.  22. J’Quann Smith, 14:40.44.  23. Valique Graham, 14:47.08. 24. Ashley Ritter, 15:14.90.  25. Gareth Watkins, 15:49.47.  26. Joseph Dagou, 16:04.69.  27. Malike Romney, 16:13.30.  28.  Vadley Sylvester, 17:11.47.  29. Alric Smith, 17:11.83.  30. D’Andre Mitcham, 17:42.15.  31. Howard Moore, 17:51.30.  32. Khalil Pickering, 18:30.35.  33. Yahimbe Semper, 18:31.80.  34. Darius Semper, 18:38.22.  35. Ben Bourdeaux, 18:44.33.  36. Jaden Augustine, 18:44.33.  37. Zachariah Jackson, 19:15.00.  38. Elvett Dore, 19:24.83.  39. Lenroy Grant, 19:26.27.  40. Kwele Williams, 19:28.30.  41. Alejandro Santos, 19:34.65.  42. Stephen Beard, 19:42.40.  43. Adam Holt, 19:52.90.  44. Steve Augustine, 20:06.47.  45. Ronson Barry, 20:11.33.  46. (red shirt), 20:19.90.  47. John Cullimore, 20:20.22.  48. Ryan Chalwell, 20:30.80.  49. Uri Peters, 20:31.97.  50. Jim Cullimore, 20:37.22.  51. Charlie Brigden, 20:42.72. 52. Prince David Archer, 20:44.47.  53. Trent Herbert, 20:48.15.  54. Jelani Norman, 21:34.94.  55. J’Mari Duhaney, 22:11.62.  56. Reyold Walters, 22:54.76.  57. Devanio Wheatley, 23:32.44.  58. Giovanni Grant, 23:56.74.  59. Sean Wong, 24:11.04. 60. Dion Crabbe, 24:12:25.  61. Gerald Rose, 24;14.72.  62. Jelani Phillips, 25:52.47.  63. Brodrick Penn, 26:28.83. 64. Dameon Percival, 26:36.66.  65. Shajoni Huggins, 26:48.54.  66. Edward DeCastro, 28:25.33.  67. Robert Creel, 30:37.19. 68. Kymani Percival, 31:34. 45.  69. Christopher Lloyd, 36:47.01.    

Women: 1. Juliane Potgieter, 15:03.00.  2. Kay Reddy, 15:16.72.  3. Anna Kinkead, 15:50.80.  4. Kyra Romney, 16:14.37.  5. Rosmond Johnson, 16:32.22.  6. Samantha Sukhu, 16:38.30.  7. Debrah Bell, 16:41.37.  8. Maureen Peters, 16:45.12.  9. Adenike Sicard, 17:50.46.  10. Roslyn Gilbert, 18:33.90.  11. Mellissa Farrington, 18:37.90.  12. Harriet Robertson, 19:04.62.  13. Debra Dagou, 19:36.22.  14. Tamika George, 19:40.83.  15. Candy Wilks, 19:43.08.  16. Celestine Salway, 20:05.15.  17. Izariah Frett, 20:38.65.  18. Shirley Liburd, 20:46.30.  19. Kayla Freeman, 21:15.83.  20. Ghislaine Hoogendijk, 21:20.19.  21. Magdalene Barzey, 21:24.80.  22. Claire Burke, 21:31.80.  23. Sharonda Pickering, 22:22.33. 24. Keithleen Mathavious, 22;24.47.  25. Patricia Shaw, 23:01.94.  26. Maria Patterson, 23:15.04.  27. Sophie Dabbs, 23:16.90.  28. Olivia Freeman, 23:16.90.  29. Orlandette Crabbe, 24:11.94.  30. Dawn Herbert, 25:03.47.  31. Rose Parke, 25:52.90.  32. Sally Maloney, 25.55.97.  33. Shena Ritter, 26:20.25.  34. Shymmera Forbes, 26:31.87.  35. Shanika Ritter, 26:49.72.  36. Debrah Henry, 26:57.08. 37. Maureen Percival, 28.20.35.  38. Trecia Thomas, 28:35.67.  39. Diana Moses-Todman, 29.33.24.  40.  Deborah James, 29:38.45.  41. Fara Osborne, 29:46.32.  42. Heather Creel, 30.37.19.  43. JoAnne France, 31:53.0.  44. Gretta DeCastro, 34:23.46.  45. Coloma McLean, 34.29.32.

Cross Country (Team Category) Team Scoring Rules: The positions of the first five members of each team counts towards the scores in this category.  The positions of additional members of a team beyond the first five are not factored in. A minimum of 5 persons makes a full participating team.

Primary Schools Teams: Althea Scatliffe Primary (ASPS), Cedar School Primary (CS),  Francis Lettsome Primary (FLPS), Joyce Samuel Primary (JSPS), Willard Wheatley (WWPS):

1. Derek Pettigrew (CS-1), 13:32.23. 2. Kyle Penn (WWPS-1), 15:15.66. 3. Alisha Hayde ASPS-2), 15:18.21.  4. Xiomora Malone (ASPS-2), 16:02.43.  5. Kaheem Callwood (ASPS-1), 16:56.02. 6. Kadeem Callwood (ASPS-1), 17:01.84.  7. Jelani Croal (ASPS-1), 17:05.97.  8. Xaria Penn (ASPS-2), 17:17.73.  9. J'Vonte Archibald, (FLPS), 17:33.06.  10. Eric Freeman (FLPS), 18:00.36.  11. Aria Smith (ASPS-2),  18:35.48.  12. Heshon Charles (WWPS), 18:36.96.  13. Frankeisha Browne (FLPS), 19:03.47.  14. D'Maury Christopher (FLPS), 19:05.22.  15. Kenyatha Grate, (ASPS-2), 19:17.82.  16. Tahkoi Barry (ASPS-1), 19:34.80.  17. Carlyiek Benjamin (ASPS-1), 19:37.96.  18. Teneisha Chalwell (FLPS), 20:50.75. 19. Isar Kerkzliet (CS), 21:48.57.  20. Johnibel Lettsome (FLPS), 21:49.16.  21. Johannes Blok, (CS), 22:07.43.  22. Chela Mathavious (ASPS-2), 23:34.57.  23. Yairon Rosales (FLPS), 23:19.04.  24. Seon Lettsome (ASPS-1), 24:27.00.  25. Kamari Gillings (FLPS), 24:43.16.  26. Kayvon Wheatley (FLPS), 26:48.54. 27. Bruce Huggins (ASPS-1), 29:08.46.  28. Kelly Smith (ASPS-2), 29:36.72.  29. Aria Creque (CS), 30:51.90.  30. Jelani Lettsome (JSPS), 32:19.71.

Points: 1. Althea Scatliffe- Team 2, 41.  2. Althea Scatliffe- Team 1, 51.  3.  Francis Lettsome, 64.  4. Cedar School Primary,  61 (4 participants).  5. Willard Wheatley, 14  (2 participants)  6. Joyce Samuel Primary, 22 (1 participant). 

Secondary Schools Team: Cedar School (CS), St. Georges (SGS): 1. Liam Blok (CS), 14:35.00.  2. John Pettigrew (CS), 16:26.83.  3. Tallulah Kinkead (CS), 16:27.53. 4. Pippa Dabbs (CS), 17:41.53. 5. Natalie Fay (CS), 20:11.52. 6. Emily McCleary (CS), 24:37.63. 7. Nicole Munro (CS), 24:42.07. 8. Kade Foy (SGS), 29:37.07. Also participating: Stefano Tasking (CS)

Points: By Teams/Houses: 1. Cedar School, 15.  2. St. George’s Secondary, 8 (1 participant). 

Service Clubs: Rotaract Club (RC), Rotary of Road Town (RR), Rotary Sunrise of Road Town (RS), Rotary of Tortola, (RT):

1. Julien Johnson (RT), 15:33.23.  2. Elvis Harrigan (RR), 15:49.72.  3. Ixora Williams (RT), 16:27.01.  4. Marvin Flax (RS), 16:35.13.  5. Stacy Kylnter (RT), 16:51.72.  6. Ryan Geluk (RR), 16:54.01. 7. Elton Leonard (RR), 17:06.37.  8. Vance Lewis (RR), 17:34.82  9. Henry Creque (RT), 18:27.54. 10. Joseph Ryan (RC), 18:31.75.  11. Mitchel Penn (RS), 18:51.72.  12. Tamara Cameron (RS), 19:15.98.  13. Dennis Jennings (RR), 19:25.74.  14. Leon Hazel (RC), 20:10.75.  15. Archie Christian (RT), 20:19.34.  16. Charles Crane (RR-2), 20:28.16. 17. Antonio Maynard (RC), 21:32.21.  18 Monique Peters (RS-2), 21:52.36. 19. Jevaughn Rhymer (RC), 22:13.57.  20. Audley Maduro (RT), 22:39.00. 21. John Shirley (RT), 22:39.72.  22. Ravi Maykiahlann (RR), 23:11.06. 23. Geraldine Ritter Freeman (RT), 23:44.06. 24. Diehdra Potter (RR-2), 25:22.63. 25. Corleen Goodman (RS), 26:13.74. 26. Lavina Liburd (RR), 27:22.93. 27. Matt Penn (RS), 26:37.75. 28. Jean Vanterpool (RS), 27:35.06. 29. Nona Vanterpool (RR), 30:05.27.  30. Sharona Pickering (RC), 30:11.28.

Scoring Rule (A female must be a part of the 5 members that count towards scoring.)Points:  1. Rotary of Tortola, 32.  2. Rotary of Road Town- Team 1, 45.  3. Rotary Sunrise of Road Town, 68. 4. Rotaract, 80.  5. Rotary Road Town- Team 2.

Community Partners: BVI Elite Skydancers (BVIES), Cedar School Parents/Teachers (CSPT), H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC), Montessori Parents (MP), Road Town Wholesale (RTW):

1. Alston Hanley (BVIES), 14:21.25. 2. David Pettigrew (CSPT), 15:23.27.  3. Brian Jermyn (CSPT), 15:37.24.  4. Greg Romney (HLSCC), 15:46.91. 5. Garfield Neita (MP), 17:53.72. 6. Capt. Martin Cherry (HLSCC), 19:06.82. 7. Willem Kerkzliet (CSPT), 21:33.06. 8. Ritchie Paul (MP), 22:15.66. 9. Delma Maduro (RTW), 22:22.57. 10. Tanisha Georges (RTW), 22:53.57. 11. Rachel Munro (CSPT), 23:17.32. 12. Monique Latchman (HLSCC), 24:19.96. 13. Paul George (HLSCC), 25:04.10. 14. Shariesha Maduro (MP), 25:31.22. 15. Karl Dawson (HLSCC), 25:44.32.  16. Jenny McCleary (CSPT), 27:31.10.   17. William Leslie (RTW), 28:39.12. 18. Surbhi-Ann Williams (HLSCC), 29:06.12. 19. Perla Ocempo (RTW), 31:32.51.  20. Simon Potter (RTW), 31:57.32.  21. Lydia Williams (RTW), 32:02.93.  22. Robert Nader (CSPT), 32:17.86. 23. Janet Cupid Stoutt (HLSCC), 32:50.66. 24. Elenore George (HLSCC), 32:53.28. 25. Kerin Liburd (RTW), 32:54.54.

Points: 1.Cedar School Parents/Teachers, 39. 2. H. Lavity Stoutt Community College, 50.  3. Road Town Wholesale, 73.  4. Montessori Parents/Teachers, 27 (3 participants).  5. BVI Elite Skydancers, 1 (1 participant).

Schedule for Remaining Races

5  Oct.              Virgin Gorda

12 Oct.            Tortola

19 Oct.            Virgin Gorda

26 Oct             Tortola

16  Nov.             Tortola

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