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Eucon’s Chaves leads girls in Cross Country

EUCON’S Andrei Chaves led the girls in the 11-and-under down to seven-and-under age group to win the gold medal in the All-School’s Cross Country Championships that Saipan Vegas Resort hosted for the first time.

Chavez clocked in at 9:36 to lead the race overall and bested the other young girls from the different schools in the 11-and-under age group. Towards the finish line, she was the only girl in the younger age group who went neck-and-neck with Mount Carmel School’s Kern Han who topped the 11-and-under boys’ division.

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From left to right are 11-and-under girls’ gold medal winner, Eucon’s Andrei Chaves, silver medalist, Brilliant Star School’s Savita Sikkel, bronze medalist, Saipan International School’s Dana Lee and fifth place winner, William S. Reyes Elementary School’s Jadine Deblois.
Seven-and-under girls’ champion Saipan Community School’s Allie Brasell, center is joined by silver medalist, Agape Christian School’s Angeline Quan, left and bronze medalis, Beatrice Gross.  Photos by Emmanuel T. Erediano

The second fastest among younger girls was Brilliant Star School’s Savita Sikkel who came at 9:30 to win the silver medal and coming third was Saipan International School’s Dana Lee who clocked in at 10:59.

Settling for the fourth and fifth respectively were Mount Carmel School’s Hitomi Sasamoto who clocked in at 13:52 and William S. Reyes Elementary School’s Jadine Deblois who clocked in at 13:58.

In the nine-and-under girls, Agape Christian School’s Mary Fu won the gold medal with a 10:15. Taking the second place was Saipan Community School’s Hilah Bacani who clocked in at 12:12, and third, SCS’s Lola Guerrero who clocked in at 12:17.

SCS’s Alice Brasell won the gold medal in the seven-and-under girls with a 13:42. Taking the silver medal was ACS’s Angeline Quan who clocked in at 13:50 and bronze medal, SIS’s Beatrice Gross who completed the race in 20:43.

Impressed by the turn out which close to 200 school children, Northern Marianas Athletics development coordinator Elias Rangamar is thankful to Saipan Vegas Resort General Manager Gus Noble who accommodated them in this year’s final leg.

Last year’s Cross Country final was held at the LaoLao Bay Golf Course & Resort.

“We are very thankful to Mr. Gus Noble for giving us the opportunity to use this golf course. Hopefully we can work out something like again for next year’s Cross Country. Every year, this event is a great for the children,” he said.

For his part, Noble said they are really happy to be able to sponsor the event that gives opportunity for local children to run on the golf course. He said it encourages local kids to exercise and get fresh air in a beautiful place.

And for future Cross Country events, he said:

“We will be certainly happy to give the course over to them whenever they want, for their event or training. They are welcome.”