Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Thomas, Mondon top Sigma Run

Henry Thomas of UCT Steppers hitting the finish-line to win the men's section of the the Sigma Run at Emancipation Park, New Kingston on Sunday morning. (Photos: Marlon Reid)

Henry Thomas of UCT Steppers hitting the finish-line to win the men's section of the the Sigma Run at Emancipation Park, New Kingston on Sunday morning. (Photos: Marlon Reid)

Henry Thomas of UCT Steppers and Elisabeth Mondon, who ran unattached, won the respective men's and women's sections of the Sigma Run at Emancipation Park, New Kingston on Sunday morning.

Thomas bettered the men's field that journeyed over 5K, with a time of 17.39 minutes, finishing ahead of unattached Kemar Leslie, who did 18.55 minutes, and Kosiani Dunkley of Tax Administration of Jamaica, who clocked 19.02.

Mondon prevailed in a time of 21.28 minutes that placed her ahead of Kelly-Ann Beckford, who also ran unattached and clocked 23.09, with Jozanna Harris of Sun Island Jamaica Limited finishing third in 23.58.

Elisabeth Mondon, who ran unattached, catches her breath after winning the women's section of the Sigma Run at Emancipation Park, New Kingston on Sunday morning.

Thomas bettered the men's field that journeyed over 5K, with a time of 17.39 minutes, finishing ahead of unattached Kemar Leslie, who did 18.55 minutes, and Kosiani Dunkley of Tax Administration of Jamaica, who clocked 19.02.

Mondon prevailed in a time of 21.28 minutes that placed her ahead of Kelly-Ann Beckford, who also ran unattached and clocked 23.09, with Jozanna Harris of Sun Island Jamaica Limited finishing third in 23.58.

The annual event attracted a huge field of over 2,700 participants, with national representatives Alphanso Cunningham and Sashagaye Thompson capturing the men's and women's wheelchair races in 25.59 and 32.10 minutes, respectively.

Navardo Griffiths was second to Cunningham in 27.05 minutes, and Marcus Banton third in 30.05, while Vinnette Green finished behind Thompson in 36.11 minutes, as well as Coleen Morrison in 38.10.

For Under-16 runners, Odane Davidson was the male winner in 23.18 minutes, with Terrence Hansei running for Signtex finishing second in 23.27, and Tevin Campbell, who like Davidson was unattached, in 23.54.

The female section was won by Amanda Blake of Caribbean Cement Company in 24.55, as Michala Swaby of Innovative Superstore finished second in 27.06, and Shenell Simms of Bureau of Standard Jamaica third in 28.14.

The men's section of the corporate run was won by overall third-placed winner Dunkley, who was followed by Keroy Benjamin of Seprod and Gerold Palmer of Dunn’s Electrical and Hardware, who did 19.32 and 20.32 minutes, respectively.

Melissa Newman of Jamaica Energy Partners was the women's winner of the corporate run in 23.18 minutes, as Nadia Teape of Financial Services Commission finished second in 23.20, and Atori Henry of JP Tropical Foods third in 23.47.

Herman Wade of Andrews Memorial Hospital won the men's executive management section in 26.34 minutes, with Ricardo Nuncio of Desnoes and Geddes Foundation second in 27.01, and Marcus Steele of Carreras Limited third in 28.47.

The women's section was won by Modielle Calder of Cimpress Jamaica in 32.03 minutes, with Wahkeen Murray of Ministry of Science and Technology second in 33.32, and Takese Foga of Ministry of Health third in 41.25.

Duwell Allen, unattached, was the winner of the men's open walk in 28.52 minutes, with Lenworth Hunter of Kingston Freeport second in 31.56, and Gladstone Johnson, also unattached, third in 32.39.

The women's open walk was won by Anna-Kay Swaby, with Olivia McKoy second and Paula Sinclair of UCT Steppas third. Swaby and McKoy, who were both unattached, did 34.44 minutes and 35.42, respectively, with Sinclair doing 36.30.

TEAM WINNERS

CORPORATE

Hilton and Jewel Resorts - male

Bank of Jamaica - female

HIGH SCHOOL

Ardenne High Key Club - male

Immaculate Conception - female

COLLEGE RUN COED

Skoolaz

NON CORPORATE GROUP COED

UCT Steppas

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