December 6, 2013
‘Stone’ logs on to North Leeward road again

As he did in the 2012 edition, Junior “Stone” Ashton left everybody else behind him, and last Sunday afternoon, ran away with the LOG Enterprises North Leeward road race.{{more}}

Stone completed the Troumaca to Fitz Hughes route in a time of 20 minutes 34 seconds.

Trailing him was Mesach Dublin, who took charge of the race in October. Dublin’s time in last Sunday’s event was 21 minutes 24.57 seconds, giving X-Cel Sports Club the two top places in the open male category.

Another Ashton — Josnel, who goes by the nickname “Hitler,” was third in 21 minutes 25.79 seconds.

But it was 10-year-old Sarika Hooper of the Troumaca Primary School who caused the greatest stir in the event, as she docked in second overall among the females.

Hooper pouched the Under-15 female category in a time of 29 minutes 52.78 seconds, beating many of the senior and seasoned competitors.

Second was Zhane Lewis and third – Aliyah Quashie, both of IT-DAT. Lewis’ time was 34 minutes 13.69 seconds and Quashie – 39 minutes 47.01 seconds.

Slyford Lampkin of IT- DAT swept the male Under-15 in 23 minutes 28.40 seconds, ahead of Roylando Francois of the Troumaca Government in 24 minutes 15.09 seconds and Newman Peters of the St Martin’s Secondary – third in 24 minutes 39.59 seconds.

It was one, two, three for IT-DAT in the female Under-19, as Soreyna Miller, Tara Harry-Joseph and Nickesia Hinkson finished in that order. Miller finished in 31 minutes 54.13 seconds, Harry-Joseph, 39 minutes 46.15 seconds and Hinkson, 39 minutes 57.65 seconds.

Caswell Lewis of X-Cel topped the male Under-19 in 22 minutes 05.17 seconds; second was Akani Slater of IT-DAT in 23 minutes 13.08 seconds and third, Kasique Oliver, also of IT-DAT, in 23 minutes 51.64 seconds.

Linda Mc Dowall of IT-DAT was again the winner in the open female. Her winning time was 25 minutes 10.209 seconds. Second was Alicia Cox of X-Cel in 30 minutes 26.54 seconds and X-Ceed’s Sheva Butcher, third in 33 minutes 35.36 seconds.

In the veterans male segment, first was Caswin Prince – 24 minutes 52.87 seconds; Lennard Ballantyne came second in 27 minutes 53.79 seconds and third was Stanley Isaac in 30 minutes 24.88 seconds.

Samantha Lynch clocked 36 minutes 32.35 seconds to win the veterans female; Venesha Harry was second and third was Velene Harry in 44 minutes 52.99 and 48 minutes 02.37 seconds respectively.

Sunday’s race culminated the road racing calendar for 2013. (RT)