Jan. 5, 2003 – Billy Bohlke and Ruth Ann David are the fastest middle-distance runners in the Virgin Islands. They proved it on Saturday in the annual Three Kings Mile Road Race, which serves as the kick-off of the annual Crucian Festival Parade.
Below are also listed participants' results from the V.I. International Marathon, run on Jan. 1, and the 800-meter Children Race run on Jan. 3.
Bohlke, a recent graduate of Louisiana University, the current Division I NCAA track and field champions, took the lead going to the quarter-mile mark in 70 seconds. He hit the halfway mark at 2:10 and never gave it up, cruising across the finish line at the Scale House on King Street in 4 minutes 34 seconds.
Greg Johnson, veteran of the V.I. National Cross-Country Team, was the second place finisher in 4:59.73; Morgan Locke. a top St. Croix Marlins swimmer and Country Day School student, was the first high school male finisher and third overall in 5:05.58.
Ruth Ann David, a member of the V.I. National Cross-Country Team and Central America and Caribbean National Team, was the first-place female, finishing in a time of 5:20.49. Rachel Witty, racing in her Carnival costume, finished second in 5:53.35; and Theresa Harper, not yet recovered from her winning marathon performance on Wednesday, finished third and was the first master’s female in 5:55.76.
Troyson Raymond was the top junior high school finisher in 5:24.50; Mackish Taylor, of the Barracudas Track Club was the first children’s finisher in 6:18.83; Alphonso Andrews was the first master’s finisher in 5:05.88; Julissa Copeman of St. Croix Central High School was the first high school female in 6:45.22; Jo Shim was the first senior female finisher in 6:24.37.
Shim won a $1,000 Raffle over Fredericks and Harper
Leopold Fredericks, Theresa Harper and Jo Shim completed the four "Run St. Croix" series of races to gain a chance at $1,000 from the Virgin Islands Track & Field Federation in a special raffle. The runners completed the Veterans Day 5K on Nov. 11, the 28th Virgin Islands Half-Marathon on Dec. 1, the V.I. International Marathon on Jan. 1 and the Three Kings Mile on Jan. 4.
Federation president Ronald Russell announced the names of the eligible contestants following the Three Kings Mile, and Marlon Williams, vice president of the Virgin Islands Olympic Committee, officiated over the drawing which selected Jo Shim as the winner.
The next event on the V.I. Pace calendar is the annual Martin Luther King Fort-To-Fort Memorial Run at 6 a.m. Jan. 21. The non-competitive run starts at Fort Christianvern in Christiansted and finishes at Fort Frederik in Frederiksted. For more information call 340-777-0258 or logon to the V.I. Pace Web site.

Children Race Results
Male Finishers
1. Miguel Miranda, John Woodson Junior High School, 2:43.39; 2. Dahrielson D'Paula, Woodson, 2:47.26; 3. Christopher Gonzalez, AYSO, 2:48.39; 4. Alex Nissman, AYSO, 3:01.07; 5. Diamond Bishop, AYSO, 3:11.93; 6. Ali Van Gurp, AYSO, 3:14.71; 7. John Bingham, AYSO. 3:24.31; 8. Lesly Bishop, AYSO, 3:25.46; 9. Jean-Paul Antoine, AYSO, 3:34.56;
Female Finishers
1. Chelcie Goldman, AYSO, 3:11.33; 2. Alexandra Elizee, AYSO, 3:17.02; 3. Ashley Megahy, AYSO, 3:25.74; 4. Allison Peter, Church of God Holiness, 3:29.80; 5. Zaudite Kaza, 3:32.10; 6. Chelsea Rowe, AYSO, 3:50.81; 7.Carty Schuster, AYSO, 3:53.29; 8. Carisma Bishop, AYSO, 4:02.82; 9. Brin Goldman, AYSO,4:08.11; 10. Alexandra Worede, AYSO, 4:08.42; 11. Olga Sanden, AYSO, 4:08.82; 12. Jazman Willock, 4:22.22; 13. Ashlie Walker, AYSO, 5:20.00; 14. Nadia Subnaik, AYSO, 5:25.00.
Results of the 2nd St. Croix International Marathon
1. Calvin Dallas, St. Thomas 3:03.19; 2. Leopold Fredericks, Gunnar Sanden, St. Croix, 3:42.30; 3. Bill Lese, Havre de Grace, Md., 3:57.29;
1.Theresa Harper, St. Croix, 3:48.19; 2. Jo Shim, St. Croix, 4:02.14; 3. Susan Daley, Chicago, Ill., 6:34.54.
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