Connect with us

Fitness

EPPERSON, CAREY FINISH FIRST IN BOG IFIT 5K

With a $1000.00 cash prize on the line in the Bank Of Guam Ifit 5k, runners Charlie Epperson and Meiko Carey were the first male and female to finish the event.

[useful_banner_manager_banner_rotation banners=9,17 interval=8 width=120 height=600 orderby=rand]

By Robert Balajadia

With a $1000.00 cash prize on the line in the Bank Of Guam Ifit 5k, runners Charlie Epperson and Meiko Carey were the first male and female to finish the event.

Epperson was facing a three-way battle between runners John Aquino and Derek Mandell as all runners finished just seconds apart. Epperson finished with an unofficial time of 15:21 while Aquino came in 15:27 and Mandell 15:30.

“We all bunched up after the first mile and both those guys have quicker leg speed than me and I knew I couldn’t beat them down the home stretch,” admitted Epperson. “I tried to put in surges coming down the backroad and [Aquino] was going back and forth with me and I felt I needed to surge if I were to have any chance of winning. I got lucky, I felt like Derek was going to blow past me at the end because I didn’t know where he was at.”

Epperson’s plan worked as he stayed ahead of Aquino and Mandell for the final stretch despite their best efforts.

Mandell had previously set the course record in 2012 finishing the event in 14:56.

Carey, a veteran to running and cycling, finished in 19:20 and appeared to be the leading female for most of the race.

Top Males (Unofficial Times)

Charlie Epperson 15:21

John Aquino 15:27

Derek Mandell 15:30

Top Female (Unofficial Times)

Meiko Carey 19:20

OFFICIAL RESULTS TO COME SOON…

PHOTO GALLERY:

First place Male finisher Charlie Epperson.

First place Male finisher Charlie Epperson.

First place Female finisher Mieko Carey.

First place Female finisher Mieko Carey.

Runners are off during the conch blowing if the 2014 BOG Ifit 5K.

Runners are off during the conch blowing if the 2014 BOG Ifit 5K.

Ad

GPS Sports Calendar

March

April 2024

May
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
Events for March

1st

Events for April

2nd

Events for April

3rd

Events for April

4th

Events for April

5th

Events for April

6th

7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Events for April

6th

No Events
Events for April

8th

Events for April

9th

Events for April

10th

Events for April

11th

Events for April

12th

Events for April

13th

14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Events for April

14th

Events for April

15th

Events for April

16th

Events for April

17th

Events for April

18th

Events for April

19th

Events for April

20th

21
22
23
24
25
26
27
Events for April

20th

No Events
Events for April

22nd

Events for April

23rd

Events for April

24th

Events for April

25th

Events for April

26th

Events for April

27th

28
29
30
1
2
3
4
Events for April

27th

No Events
Events for April

29th

Events for April

30th

COMING SOON …

4th Quarter Sports

QUICK HITS

The PVA Fairies went unbeaten and took the U14 4×4 Beach Volleyball Tournament. The Fairies beat the SIFA Manta Rays 21-10 in the championship match.
L-R: Summer Pinaula, Alina Torres, Ava Quinata, Bella Pangelinan, Lexi Delfin
—————————————–
Mia-Lahnee & Rckaela Aquino qualify to represent Team Guam in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. This is Team Guam’s first siblings to qualify on merit and Rckaela’s second Olympic Games, according to the Guam National Olympic Committee.

More in Fitness