GC Foster College dominate CB UWI 5K
IT was a GC Foster College show at yesterday's sixth staging of the CB Group UWI 5K as Shanice Gordon and Oshane Archibald were crowned female and male 5K road race winners, while the Spanish Town-based institution topped the team award.
Gordon was timed in 21 minutes 17 seconds , while Archibald covered the course in 16 minutes 11 seconds.
Archibald, in winning the male title, made up for his second-place finish a year ago as the defending champion, Garfield Gordon, who won while representing Mavis Bank and who represented G.C. Foster College yesterday, had to settle for second this time around in 16: 16 as Daniel Glave like he did a year ago finished third in 16 minutes 50 seconds to make it a clean sweep for the top three spots for G.C. Foster College
Following success at the Knox Community College, Church Teacher's College and Digicel 5K earlier this season, Archibald was winning his fourth race of the season
"I feel very good for another victory on the road this season and I want to continue winning for the remainder of the season," said Archibald, who stated that the Mico Pump it Up 5K Road race this Sunday will be his next target before closing it at home the following week at the GC Foster College 5K.
Despite not being popular on the road circuit, the 22-years-old Gordon, formerly of Manchester High and a first-year student at G.C. Foster College, was a very easy winner of the female section. A winner at the Church Teacher's College and the Portmore Burger King 10K, Gordon was very pleased about her third success of the season.
"I am extremely happy with my win today (yesterday) and I am not surprised with the win as with no hills to be contended with this was an ideal route for me," she said. Her teammate, Kelly - Ann Beckford, finished second in 21 minutes 55 seconds, while the veteran, Arieta Martin, representing Rainforest Seafood came in third in 24 minutes 27 seconds.
SELECTED TOP 3 RESULTS
5K Wheelchair Male
Alphanso Cunningham (Jamaica Para Wheel)- 35:23
Marcus Banton (Jamaica Para Wheel) 36:21
Joel Brown (Jamaica Para Wheel) 39:56
Vinnette Green 38: 25
Coleen Morrison (Jamaica Para Wheel) 40:04
Maureen Saunders (Jamaica Para Wheel) 53:34
KIDS K AWARDS
Timothy Fokum 4:52
Zahir- Amiri Plunket 5:05
Brandon Davis 5:10
Aneita Gutzmore 5:20
Davia McFarlane 5:24
Abigail Corrigan 6:42
Champion Hall Run: Chancellor
Champion Hall Walk: Elsa Leo- Rhynie
Champion Team Walk: Sun City Radio.