Taylor-Ashley Bean and her Virginia State University (VSU) Women's Cross Country teammates fell short to the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) during the running of the VSU Fall Cross Country Opener at Rogers Stadium.
In the women's race, VCU sophomore Emily Dyke led the way with a time of 20:16 seconds, followed by rookie teammate Nichelle Scott in second place with a time of 20:28.
VSU's top female finisher was Bean in seventh place with a time of 22:45, while teammate Jessica Davis placed eighth at 22:51.
As a team, VCU runners finished first through fifth to win the team title with 15 points, while the VSU women took second place with a winning score of 71 points.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Minors and Franklin Pierce Finish Second
Dage Minors and his Franklin Pierce University Men’s Cross Country teammates opened their Season with a Second place finish during the Bruce Kirsh Cross Country Cup.
The event took place on Gates Farm Course in New Hampshire.
Minors finished 38th overall with a time of 23:04, the event was won by Mike Biwott from the American International College with a time of 19:36.
Biwott and his teammates finished first overall in the team event with 22 points, while Minors and his teammates finished with 65 points and Merrimack College finished third with 68 points.
2014 Bruce Kirsh Cross Country Cup Team Standings
22 AMERICAN INT'L COLLEGE 65 FRANKLIN PIERCE UNIVERSIT 68 MERRIMACK COLLEGE 83 ADELPHI 155 SO. CONN. ST. UNIVERSITY 164 S. NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSI 168 LE MOYNE COLLEGE 246 JOHNSON ST. COLLEGE 288 WHEELOCK
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Countdown to PartnerRe Women's 5K
Now in its 17th year, the PartnerRe Women’s 5K Run &Walk is presented by Mid-Atlantic Athletic Club (MAAC), sponsored by PartnerRe Ltd. and sanctioned by the Bermuda National Athletics Association (BNAA).
One of the few All Female event on Bermuda’s sporting calendar, it includes a 5K race for women, a 5K Walk and a 2K Run for Girls Under 15. The goal is female fitness, health, safety and self-esteem—and all proceeds go annually to a cause that promotes these values.
Since 1998, the PartnerRe Women’s 5K Run & Walk has raised more than $390,000 for female-related causes in Bermuda, including programmes to fight heart disease, confront physical abuse, support rape victims, educate teenagers, combat breast cancer, and fund equipment and initiatives supporting the treatment of women’s health.
2014 marks 17 years of support for women’s causes in Bermuda and this year, all entry fee proceeds (matched by title sponsor PartnerRe Ltd.) will go directly to the Bermuda Diabetes Association, Gestational Diabetes Project.
Join the tradition of the last sixteen years and walk or run the 5K route between Botanical Gardens and Lovers Lane, Paget, to help support this important women’s cause. There will be a new 2k Route for the Girls this year. After the race, relax at the Gardens and enjoy a nutritious breakfast available to all participants generously donated by Butterfield and Vallis.
There will also be 1000 fantastic Goody Bags available for the first 1000 ladies at Number Pick up on Saturday October 4th between 9.00 and 11.00 am. Closing date for entries in Sportseller paper Weds October 1st and online at www.racedayworld.com on Friday at 5.00pm. Race awards include thousands of dollars in prizes for all age categories, plus fantastic draw prizes and Grand Draw prizes. Draw prize winners must be present at time of draw.
For Further Information go to http://www.partnerre5k.bm/ or register on www.racedayworld.com
The organizers thanked this year's major sponsors for their support for this wonderful cause including Digicel, Strands, KPMG, Bolero, Winner's Edge, Sportseller, Inner Sanctum, Fairmont Hamilton and Southampton Princess, Harry's, Phoenix Stores, Newstead Belmont Hills and the MarketPlace.
Monday, September 01, 2014
Berry & Brunton are Champions
Ashley Berry and Cory Brunton are the 2014 Bermuda Labor Day 5 Mile Female and Male Champions.
Berry finished first, with Brunson finishing second overall, Chase Smith ran the race but was unofficial, while another unofficial runner was behind Smith, but he passed out some 100 yard before the finish line.
Jayden Ming and Jade Johnston are the Male and Female Junior Labor Day Champions. Ming crossed the line in a time of 7:05, Akeem Johnston finished second clocking 7:41. Iziah Tucker finished third clocking a time of 7:54, while Robert Thomas finished 4th clocking a time of 8:47. Jade Johnston crossed the line fifth overall with a time of 8:51.
Berry clocked a time of 32:05, with Brunton finishing second clocking 32:51. Jahmai Lottimore was the third finisher and second male with a time of 33:16, Deon Breary was the fourth finisher and second Female finisher clocking a time of 33:45, while Trevor Lindsay rounded out the top five finishers clocking 33:56.
2014 Bermuda Labor Day 5 Mile Road Race Top 10 Finishers Adults
32:05 Ashley Berry 32:51 Cory Brunton 33.16 Jahmai Lottimore 33:45 Deon Breary 33:56 Trevor Lindsay 34:02 Allan Fox 34:17 Darin Cassidy 34:55 Mike Schindel 36:24 Anthony Prentis 36:25 Romar Davis
2014 Bermuda Labor Day 5 Mile Road Race Top 5 Finishers Youth
7:05 Jayden Ming 7:41 Akim Johnston 7:54 Iziah Tucker 8:47 Robert Thomas Jr 8:51 Jade Johnston
The Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) will be host sponsor of the 2015 and 2016 Bermuda Marathon Weekend – the first time the BTA has signed a multiyear deal under the new Tourism Experiences investment program.
The sponsorship of the three-day event for runners from around the world is aligned with the National Tourism Plan objective of reducing seasonality, in this case using sport-related events in the winter months to lure visitors to Bermuda’s mild climate.
The 2015 Bermuda Marathon Weekend will take place January 16th to 18th.
“We are committed to seeing this event grow over the next two years,” said Pat Phillip-Fairn, Chief Products & Experience Officer for the BTA. “The Bermuda Marathon Weekend has proven time and again its ability to drive visitors to Bermuda and we are proud to continue supporting that effort because it fits our objective of reducing seasonality.”
“Our focus now is to provide public relations, social media and other marketing support to see the weekend reach its fullest potential.”
Because the Bermuda Marathon Weekend is a high profile event that regularly generates high visitor numbers and hits many of the key objective points in the National Tourism Plan, the BTA elevated it from a Tourism Experience to a Signature Event. The move typifies an event that has the potential to make a significant impact on the local economy.
According to the Bermuda National Athletics Association (BNAA), the organizers of Race Weekend, the event has attracted more than 1,000 visitors each of the past three years from at least 14 countries.
Bermuda will enjoy a number of branding, marketing and media exposure opportunities as a result of the host sponsorship agreement.
The former Bermuda Department of Tourism also sponsored this event in years past.
BNNA President Donna Watson said: “The Bermuda National Athletics Association is so grateful for the continued support and confidence the BTA has shown in the Bermuda Marathon Weekend. This event will continue to grow as a result of this partnership.”
Bermuda Marathon Weekend began as a modest homegrown idea in 1975 and has blossomed into a multi-race weekend for runners, which rivals anything of its kind around the world.
The BTA is looking to invest in other homegrown ideas by way of its Tourism Experiences investment program. The entrepreneurial-minded are encouraged to register for a Tourism Experiences workshop on either September 4th or 5th. The deadline to register online is Friday, August 29th.