By anguillian December 18, 2017 10:00 Updated




Just over 100 persons turned out to participate in the Race Against Aids, on Saturday 9th December, 2017, at the Gazebo on the grounds of the Scouts and Guides Ruthwill Auditorium. This annual event was a fixture on the calendar of the Optimist Club of Anguilla for many years. This year, the Anguilla Amateur Athletic Federation has taken up the mantle after many years of hard work and commitment. the Department of Sports, The Chronic Disease Unit, the Anguilla Community Action Network (A.C.A.N.) and its Youth Arm, have joined in this commitment.
Speaking at the event, Ms Lorna Rogers, President of the Anguilla Amateur Athletic Federation, expressed appreciation for the turnout, and promised that the event would continue to grow from strength to strength. Mrs Twyla Bradshaw- Richardson, Director of the Chronic Disease Unit, also shared the commitment of her Unit in assisting with such an event as, ‘together, we raise awareness and foster positive lifestyles.’
Mr. John Lake, founder of ACAN, was elated that the Race Against AIDS has been revived, as it is one of the many ways of ensuring that there is continuing dialogue regarding persons infected and affected by the HIV virus. The new Director of Sports, Mr. Andre Collins, expressed his delight that Sports is being used as a vehicle to promote AIDS awareness and healthy lifestyles.
The Executive of the Anguilla Amateur Athletic Federation would like to express gratitude to all who assisted in making the event a success. Special thanks to S.E.R. Legal and Consultancy Services and the Royal Anguilla Police Force for their invaluable contributions.
In addition to the 1km, 5 km and 10 km races, a 5 km relay was introduced.
The results of the races were as follow:
1km Male

1st Place – Nickoy Phillip
2nd Place – Kovaj Connor
3rd Place-Andros Bowen

1km Female

1st Place- Chamere Herbert
2nd Place- Moriska Hodge
3rd Place- Micaiah Hughes

5km Under 13 Male
1st – Kevin Paul
2nd – Tajhani Brooks
3rd – Kayden Bryan
13 + Male
1st – Gary Villegas
2nd – Juan Carlos
3rd – Aiden Hazzard

20+ Male
1st – Dquan Federicks
2nd – Neil Gumbs
3rd- Nashaine Johnson

36+ Male
1st – Darrell Gumbs
2nd – Nicolas Gumbs
3rd – Dr. Lindel Brooks

5 Km Female
Under 13
1st Place – Aulea Letang-Connor
2nd Place- Mikayla Heyliger
3rd Place – Ronylah Webster
13+ Female
1st Place – Shaquanique Hanley
2nd Place – Tritania Lowe
3rd Place – T-Kailah Richardson

20+ Female
1st Place – Rodi Richardson
2nd Place – Cavell Illidge
3rd place – Apphia Hodge

36+ Female
1st Place – Chrislyn Hughes
2nd Place -Mary Baez

10 Km
1st Place -Jaiden Walker
2nd Place – Saleem Phillip
3rd Place – Delon Hughes

1st Place- Stedroy Hodge
2nd Place – Sherwin Osborne
3rd Place – Johvie Martin

Dr. Nicholas Carbon

1st Place (OKPS)
Jadia Fleming
Kiesana Edwards
Niequana Hodge
Calvin Petty
Mario Hodge

2nd Place – (VPS)
Nikoy Phillip
Cardinae Renee
Keante Brooks
Khallan Edmeade
Kemari Gumbs

3rd Place – ATHPS
Kevin Paul
Ajani Pradel
Jo’Quan Richardson
Aulea Connor
Kayden Bryan

By anguillian December 18, 2017 10:00 Updated


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