USVI'S David to Defend NACAC 10K Series Turf in BVI

St. Thomas' Ruth Ann David was the top woman in last year's NACAC 10K Series race on Tortola

OCTOBER 3—St. Thomas’ Ruth Ann David will sail over to Tortola for Saturday’s second leg of the NACAC 10K Series, seeking to better the time she ran in winning last year’s race and collect the winners trip to Antigua and Barbuda.  

David—who ran 40 minutes even for last year’s victory—will be joined by male counterpart, Shane Deganes.

Besides Maria Mays, David’s biggest test will come from the Dominican Republic’s Jaisa Sanchez who won the series opener in Santo Domingo on Sept 16. She along with male counterpart Jose Runiera, earned the NACAC prize to participate in the second leg of the series here. The male and female winners from Saturday’s race on Tortola, will earn a NACAC trip to Antigua and Barbuda for the third leg on Oct 28.   

The prize structure will be evenly distributed among male and female participants with to both winners collecting US$500. Second place finishers will earn US$400 with those placing third taking home US$325. Fourth place is worth US$275 and fifth position US$250.

Final race registration, which costs $15, will be begin at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. The race begins at 6:30 a.m. at the A. O. Shirley Recreation Grounds. Participants will head up to the Port Purcell Roundabout, then down to the Duff Bottoms Roundabout before returning to the Shirley Grounds.