KC, Vere dom­i­nate Hugo Cham­bers 5k

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Ray­mond Gra­ham Gleaner Writer

VERE TECH­NI­CAL’S KrisAnn Plum­mer and Kingston Col­lege’s Ari Rogers were crowned fe­male and male cham­pi­ons, re­spec­tively, at yes­ter­day’s stag­ing of the Hugo Cham­bers 5K event at Ja­maica Col­lege.

Fif­teen year-old Plum­mer topped the over­all fe­male sec­tion in 20:38.73 min­utes, lead­ing a clean sweep of the topthree spots for the John Mair­coached team, with Ale­cia Young tak­ing sec­ond place in 20:41.32 and third go­ing to Alysha Sky­ers in 21:13.14.

Plum­mer was pleased with her win, which was her first on the road.

“This is my first road race vic­tory and I am very pleased and I am also happy to know that I won for my team­mate, Brit­nie Dixon, who stopped dur­ing the race due to a knee in­jury,”’ said Plum­mer.

Uganda na­tional Rodgers was very im­pres­sive in win­ning the male event as he won, go­ing away from ri­vals in a smart time of 15:35.85. His team­mate Shane Buchanan fin­ished sec­ond in 16:03.88 with Ni­cholas El­liot mak­ing it a clean sweep of the top three spots for the North Street – based in­sti­tu­tion, fin­ish­ing third in 17:03.63.

Race di­rec­tor Alan Beck­ford was pleased with the over­all stag­ing of the event.

“We achieved our main ob­jec­tive once again as this meet is one for devel­op­ment. We cater also for one mile, and two mile and it was a won­der­ful evening,” said Beck­ford, who stated that he was very im­pressed with the times done.

CON­TRIB­UTED

Ari Rodgers of Kingston Col­lege win­ner of the male 5k at yes­ter­day’s Hugo Cham­bers Road race is seen re­ceiv­ing a gift bas­ket from Roan Wong, vice-prin­ci­pal of Ja­maica Col­lege. Rodgers clocked a fast 15:35.85

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