Livron Thorne of Ace Sports Track Club captured the men’s Cross Country and Jaeder Harry of Track Blazers won the women’s division. The two athletes defeated a competitive field of runners representing different track and field clubs in the country.
Thorne clocked a time of 26 minutes 58 point 56 covering a distance of 7300 meters finishing more than three minutes ahead of his nearest rival – team mate Rickel Julien of Ace Sport. His time was 29 minutes 57 point 91 seconds.
In third position was Sharkeem Williams of Rising Stars Track Club in a time of 30 minutes 54 point 51 seconds. Fourth was Collin Alexander of Rising Star in 31 minutes 33 point 41 seconds and fifth Jason Chalres of Track Blazers in 33 minutes 33 point 34.
Elton Alexis was sixth and Ronan Nessey seventh; both athletes represented Track Blazers. Presentation Brothers College Javel Batholomew placed 8th and Javon Felix of Rising Stars ninth.
The winner of the women’s event Jaeder Harry of Track Blazers completed the 4900 meter course in 24 minutes 56 point 91 seconds. Placing second was Rising Stars Aniya Francis in a time of 26 minutes zero six point 18 seconds.
Third was Kim Fletcher who was unattached to a club and her time was 27 minutes zero two point 81 seconds. In fourth position was Aliyah Gidharry of Track Blazers in a time of 27 minutes 44 point 69 seconds. And fifth was Kevillisha Joseph of Track Blazer in 28 minutes 37 point 83 seconds. Kadisha Debellotte covered the distance in 30 minutes 58 point 64 second and placed sixth and seventh was Gina David of Track Blazers.
The event staged at La Sagesse in St. David by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in association with Track Blazers Club was the second in a series of three Cross Country races, and attracted dozens of competitors in both the men’s and women’s categories.