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Phillip stuns Johnson in Sweaters 10K

Stephon Nicholas :: Newsday :: 01.06.2018

Among the women, Chantel Le Maitre took the top spot, ahead of Melissa Lockhart and Berineal Paponette respectively.

There was no stopping Nicholas Romany in the Men's 5K, storming to victory ahead of former winner and Guyanese runner Lionel D'Andrade and Shaquille Roberts.

Romany, 23, said he was not surprised by his success in his second time competing at this event.

"I'm training hard and beating him (D'Andrade) these days. The plan was just to hold off Lionel because he was my only competition in the 5K," he said.

Romany, who trains with TT Road Runners Club, said the weather posed no challenge to him and may have suited his rivals.

"The harder the condition the better for me because I does train in these (tough) conditions," he said.

There were no surprises, however, in the women's 5K as perennial winner April Francis showed her class to beat the field comfortably. Francis cruised to the finish line ahead of Hannah Heath and Alyssa Lockhart in that order.

"I felt good. I'm now coming back into myself, " Franics said, "it's been a while since I've felt this way after a run. I just did this run as a mileage to build endurance. I had an injury so my times were dropping so I'm just building back my tempo."

The day's activities also included an intense but exciting aerobics burnout which was dominated by the females. Taking the burnout crown was Brineal Paponette, with Patricia Sorias and Denarae De Gazon rounding off the top three


Phillip stuns Johnson in Sweaters 10K
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Bertie St Clair, right, enjoys a moderate pace as he competes in the Sweaters 5K on Thursday in Sangre Grande.


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