November 25, 2005
Pamenos back on track with win

Pamenos Ballantyne returned to customary winning ways last weekend with two consecutive victories.

First he ran away with the Eastern Credit Union Granny Lucces 15Km in Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday, then was back to his homeland to win the Francis Lau All Windward 10 K.{{more}}

On his overseas mission, Ballantyne clocked 49 minutes 0.15 to restore his form in the twin-island republic.

More resembling a Sunday afternoon practice run, Ballantyne blew away an inexperienced field, completing the Sandy Bay to Georgetown course in 33minutes 29.20 secs.

Running on familiar terrain, Ballantyne beat his main challenger and one time training partner, Junior Ashton into second place.

The promising teenager clocked 36 minutes 20.96 secs. Dwight Baptiste was third in 38 minutes 19.22 secs.

Among the females in the open category, Lisa Daniel was the first to finish at Ferdie’s Footsteps. The experienced Daniel took advantage of a field consisting mainly of schoolchildren, clocked a slow 55 minutes 59.59 secs, nipping Notshia Delecia who finished in 56 minutes 40.20 secs. Third was the determined Allana John.

Aster Simmons of the Georgetown Secondary School captured the male segment of the 5K,for persons under the age of 15.

Simmons took 18 minutes 42.86 secs to complete the distance, which began at Orange Hill.

Xarique Cyrus also of the Georgetown Secondary followed him to the finish line in 19 minutes 21.33 secs.

The top three finishers was Anthony Davis of the St.Vincent Grammar School.Davis’ time was 20 minutes 02.05 secs.

Like their male counterparts, two females from the GSS copped the two top positions in the sub-15 of the 5K.

Kericha Fraser was first in 22 minutes 34.82 secs, with Laura Pompey second in 23 minutes 39.53 secs.

Lori Jack of the Stubbs Primary was third in 24 minutes 09.07 secs.

Seventy-seven athletes faced the starter’s gun, with seventy completing the courses. The race, the last on the calendar of Team Athletics SVG, did not have the anticipated large contingent from North Leeward.