Pitter, James rule at Cross-Country Champs

Sunday, January 19, 2014

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SHAWN Pitter and Danielle James were crowned champions of at the National Cross-Country Championships held on the grounds of GC Foster College yesterday.


Pitter used his experience to hold off the pack and win the senior men's 8K in 24 minutes 51.90 seconds. Second was Kirk Brown in 25:01.10 with Dwayne Graham finishing third.


Danielle James of Mavis Bank Club made all the running in the senior women's 6K section to finish in 22 minutes 24.90 seconds, way ahead of Stephanie Barrett of Rusea's High, who finished almost 16 seconds later. Mollyann Blake of GC Foster College was third.


Obrian Frith of Holmwood took the junior boys 6K, leading all the way to win in 18 minute 48.80 seconds. He was followed in by Garfield Gordon of Mavis Bank Club in 18 minutes 53.90 seconds, with Romar Mundle of Bellefield in third, six seconds farther behind.


St Jago made a clean sweep of the junior women's category. Monique McPherson proved imperious in the 4K event, winning in 14 minutes 53.70 seconds. She was followed in by teammates Rushae Burrell in 15 minutes 01.40 seconds, and Chris Ann Lewis third two seconds farther back.


Jamaica's team to the NACAC Cross- Country Championships in Trinidad and Tobago will be named shortly.



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