Brown, Green snatch BK MoBay road race
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Kirk Brown set a new course record and 13-year-old Hydel schoolgirl Monifa Green won the overall female section at last Sunday's Burger King Montego Bay 7K road race as both champions from last year were beaten.
Brown, who was second last year, exacted revenge over defending champion Shawn Pitter, while Damion Bent was third for the second straight year.
The race finished in rainy conditions as Brown clocked 22 minutes and 29 seconds, just under the 22:32.0 that Pitter ran last year for the new mark.
Pitter was timed in 22 minutes 41 seconds, while Bent finished in 22:47.0.
Green surprised every one by winning the female section in 29 minutes 17 seconds in 71st position overall out of 285 competitors who completed the course from the Burger King store on Gloucester Avenue to the round-about at Freeport and back to Burger King.
Edwin Allen's Marleena Eubanks, who won the female section last year, was second in 30:08.0, with her 14-year-old teammate Asshanni Robb taking third place in 30:12.0.
St Jago boys and Edwin Allen girls retained their team titles. St Jago totalled 31 points, five less than their total last year to beat Bellefield High, 54, and Edwin Allen High, 64.
Edwin Allen scored 34 points for the Girls' title, finishing ahead of St Jago High, 41, and Hydel, 66.
The event was the first in a three-race series, with the Portmore 10k set for November 11 and the Reggae Marathon, half-marathon and 10K run/walk to be held on December 1 in Negril.