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Stapleton wins Van Sertima 5K

It was a tight bat­tle be­tween Sher­wyn Sta­ple­ton and Alex Eke­sa dur­ing the fin­ish­ing mo­ments of the Sat­ur­day’s Van Ser­ti­ma 5K in Ch­agua­nas but it was the for­mer pre­vail­ing.

Maria Cecilia Suñe Ramos

On a cool af­ter­noon, Sta­ple­ton held off Eke­sa by three-hun­dredth of a sec­ond to win the race with a 15.06-clock­ing. Eke­sa copped a sil­ver medal in a time of 15.09 in an event which saw some 500 par­tic­i­pants com­plet­ing the race.

In third place was Shir­van Ba­boolal in 15.28 while Nicholas Ro­many El­mo (15.57) and Li­onel D’An­drade (16.36) filled the oth­er two spots re­spec­tive­ly.

Maria Suñe Ramos

In the women cat­e­go­ry, Jizzel Matas crossed first in 20.00 with Ani­qua Bai­ley (20.35) in sec­ond place and third place was April Fran­cis, with a time of 20.36

Tere­sa Otero fin­ished fourth in 20.41 and Zi­na Les­ley placed fifth in a 21.22