Cross Country Starts in the Virgin Islands

Runners preparing for the VI Labor Day 5K Cross Country Race in September 2022. (Submitted photo)

The Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation started off the 2022 Cross Country Season on St. Croix with the VI Labor Day 5K Cross Country Race at the new cross-country course in Negro Bay.

William Bohlke was the overall winner in 18:59. Bridget Klein finished in first place for the females in a time of 20:30. Nathan Langley was the first male student to cross the finish line in 21:36 and Kennedy James was the first female student in a time of 30:08.

Full Results:

Male Open

Place Name Time

1 William Bohlke 18:59

2 Paul Evora 27:05

3 Stephen Swanton 30:28

4 Eric Rysdam 38:41

5 Larry Williams 42:30

Female Open

Place Name Time

1 Bridget Klein 20:30

2 Megan Lambert 24:31

3 Heidi Snow 27:05

4 Ashley Bouzionia 30:23

5 Andria Crikelair 32:15

6 Miko Dizon-Buman 35:06

7 Cayleigh Buciak 38:43

8 Mary Dupigny 47:43

Male Student

1 Nathan Langley 21:36

2 Cole Cullinan 26:01

Female Student

1 Kennedy James 30:08

2 Olivia Crikelair 30:08

3 Chaney Smith NT

William Bohlke (19), Nathan Langley (17), Bridget Klein (23) competing in cross country race in September 2022. (Submitted photo)

The next Cross-Country race will be the 2 by Metric Mile Trail Relay on Oct. 1, on the same Cross- Country course in Negro Bay. Teams consisting of tw athletes each will be competing against each other. Each athlete on the team will run 1500 meters, which is just short of a mile, on the smaller loop of the course. The first runner completes the loop and tags the second runner, who will then complete the same loop. The team with the fastest total time in their category wins. Come out and enjoy a fun event!