Lee bags 15K title-A A +A
Sunday, September 30, 2012
KENYANS again topped the men’s 15K division for the second straight race in the World Health Day Run, while Joeyry Lee won the 15K a day after finishing second in another race.
Lee, who settled for second place in the Maternity Run to Lovely Andrin last Saturday, ran away with the 15K title in 1:09:30, almost five minutes clear of second placer Madeyln Carter (1:14:02), while Merlita Dunkin got third place in 1:14:50. Carter and Dunkin also got the fourth and fifth places, respectively, in last Saturday’s Maternity Run.
Triathlete Amale Jopson secured fourth place in the 15K in 1:15, while Leizl Dacayana got third place in 1:21:07. Other runners who made the top 10 are Jinggay Dugay (1:23:21), Rochelle Tan (1:28:33), Kaye Malagar (1:30:23), Daisy Batac (1:33:10) and Joy Postanes (1:35:24).
In the 15K division, Josphat Kiptanui got first place in 49:28, beating Abraham Missos (51:31) and Douglas Mwitti (52:10), while Adonis Singson (58:36) got fourth place. Kiptanui also finished first in the Maternity Run, while Missos and Mwiti were second and fourth placers, respectively.
Charlie Beberio salvaged fifth place yesterday in 1:04:54, while Phil Lanas got sixth in 1:05:19. Other runners who made the top 10 were Michael Claudio (1:05:30), Doerr Juergen (1:06:18), Tyron Tan (1:11:30) and Elvin Rey Flores (1:11:52).
In the 6K division, Francis Kakui got the title in 20:04, beating Prince Joeyry Lee by 13 seconds. Jory Ycong got third place in 20:54. In the women’s division, Aiza Suaybaguio finished first in 25:37, just 13 seconds ahead of Crizel Diongson. Lenly Cardenas got third place in 27:19.
Aside from the open division, the race also had a separate division for medical practitioners and pharmacists.
In the 15K medical category, veteran runner Dr. Potenciano Larrazabal III finished first in 1:11:48, beating Doc Senorin (1:14:44). Others who made the top eight were Rosel Moli (1:16:50), Arim Deparine (1:17:59), Willie Estepa (1:19:45), David Heromislla (1:44:30), Princeton Lim (1:53:30) and Alex Junia 2:06:05).
In the women’s division, Emily Estrada got the title in 1:31:48, less than a minute ahead of Rosan Trani. Christine Carvajal (1:35:50), Lalain Sacres (1:43:03), Faith Hamoy (1:44:18), Myra Zamora (1:50:18), Jennifer Rosillo (1:53:19) and Denise Lim (1:55:20) also made the top eight.
In the pharmacists division, Arnold Lorenzo had a close win over Roy Trani. Lorenzo crossed the finish line in 1:26:41, just 14 seconds ahead of Trani. Jojo Santiago (1:34:14), Sean Manasaet (1:40) and Christian Philip Cataga (1:41:40) also made the top five, while Janeffe Legaspi (1:29:26) and Hazel Go (1:44:30) were the top finishers in the women’s division.
In the 6K medical category, Alberto Soles (31:13), Allan Sacres (39:57) and Arun Avanzado (42:02) got the top three spots in the men’s division, while Maverick Tan (37:31), Janet Solis (40:02) and Ma. Theresa Canete (41:28) ruled the women’s division.
In the pharmacists category, Ronald Mero (30:22), Melchie Caodor (32:15) and Godfrey Delabhan (32:48) got the top three spots in the men’s division. In the women’s division, Judith Punla got second place in 56:47, while the winner was identified only as runner no. 520 in the results provided by organizers.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 01, 2012.