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Breast Cancer Awareness wins @ 2nd leg of College Classic Series!

Participants with their balloons which were released before the start of the Highland Spring College Classic race on Saturday October 3, 2015. Photo: Ishwar Persaud/Facebook
Balloons released in memory of those who have fallen to Breast Cancer in the Virgin Islands. Photo: Ishwar Persaud/Facebook
Balloons released in memory of those who have fallen to Breast Cancer in the Virgin Islands. Photo: Ishwar Persaud/Facebook
Some of the early finishers of the 2-mile run. Photo: VINO
Some of the early finishers of the 2-mile run. Photo: VINO
Coming up the home straight. Photo: VINO
Coming up the home straight. Photo: VINO
Runners looking to finish strong. Photo: VINO
Runners looking to finish strong. Photo: VINO
A good sleep beats all! Photo: VINO
A good sleep beats all! Photo: VINO
This runner seems determined to beat Breast Cancer! Photo: VINO
This runner seems determined to beat Breast Cancer! Photo: VINO
Can't let the big folks beat me! Photo: VINO
Can't let the big folks beat me! Photo: VINO
Almost there! Photo: VINO
Almost there! Photo: VINO
Stephen Baird about to complete his two-mile run. Photo: VINO
Stephen Baird about to complete his two-mile run. Photo: VINO
Never too old for a two-mile run! Photo: VINO
Never too old for a two-mile run! Photo: VINO
PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- The Breast Cancer Awareness initiative was a clear winner at the 2nd leg of the Highland Spring College Classic Series at Paraquita Bay on Saturday October 3, 3015 as persons came out in large numbers decked out in pink to show support for the fight against the disease and to remember those who have passed on as a result of it.

Prior to the start of the run, participants were addressed by President of H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) Dr karl Dawson who extended appreciation to the many who came out in support of the Breast Cancer Awareness initiative.

Hundreds of pink balloons were then released into the sky in memory of those who have succumbed to breast cancer.

It was then time for the one and two mile-runs which were brightened with the colours of pink and purple.

Reuben J. A. Stoby then made it two wins out of two in the 2-mile race with Julius Farley taking second and newcomer Jermaine Ricketts third.

Stoby ran most of the race unchallenged again but had to stave off some friendly dogs long the way, and even had to jump over one of them at one stage so as not to break his momentum along the incline for the first mile.

“I was feeling a bit of a back strain earlier in the week so I wanted to take it easy today by just keeping a comfortable amount of distance between the competition to ensure the win,” Stoby said of his run.

Stoby also said it was encouraging to see so many come out dressed in pink for the run which was held in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

On the distaff side, Rosmond Johnson followed up her win in the first leg with victory to come within one win of claiming the series title.

“My plan was not to spend too much of energy on the incline so that I could push it hard on the return. That did it for me,” Johnson stated.

We will publish the full results of the one and two miles races when they become available.

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