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KC, Vere dominate Hugo Chambers 5k

Published:Monday | November 21, 2016 | 11:00 AMRaymond Graham
Ari Rodgers (right) of Kingston College, winner of the men's 5K at yesterday's Hugo Chambers Memorial Road Race, receiving a gift basket from Roan Wong, vice principal of Jamaica College. Rodgers clocked a fast 15:35.85.

VERE Technical's Kris-Ann Plummer and Kingston College's Ari Rogers were crowned female and male champions, respectively, at yesterday's staging of the Hugo Chambers 5K event at Jamaica College.

Fifteen year-old Plummer topped the overall female section in 20:38.73 minutes, leading a clean sweep of the top-three spots for the John Mair-coached team, with Alecia Young taking second place in 20:41.32 and third going to Alysha Skyers in 21:13.14.

Plummer was pleased with her win, which was her first on the road.

"This is my first road race victory and I am very pleased and I am also happy to know that I won for my teammate, Britnie Dixon, who stopped during the race due to a knee injury,"' said Plummer.

Uganda national Rodgers was very impressive in winning the male event as he won, going away from rivals in a smart time of 15:35.85. His teammate Shane Buchanan finished second in 16:03.88 with Nicholas Elliot making it a clean sweep of the top three spots for the North Street - based institution, finishing third in 17:03.63.

Race director Alan Beckford was pleased with the overall staging of the event.

"We achieved our main objective once again as this meet is one for development. We cater also for one mile, and two mile and it was a wonderful evening," said Beckford, who stated that he was very impressed with the times done.

Other Results

Two-mile males:

1. Trees Rhoden - KC - 10:25.90

2. Billy Watson- Mavis Bank - 10:29.54

3. Taj Michael Hinds-Mona - 10:34.75

Two-mile females 13-15

1. Shanty Chamberlain- Mavis Bank - 12:14.50

2. Pates ha Ellis -St Jago - 12:31.29

3. Rushelle Johnson- St Jago - 12:41.65

Two-mile 16-19 females

1. Chris Ann Lewis - St Jago - 12:28.37

2. Tara Bert -St Jago- 13:05.88

3. Latice Morgan-Mavis Bank - 13:15.60