Swanton, Luikens, Vanterpool, Lambert win Ride to the Rings
St. Croix cyclists Stephen Swanton, Dedrick Luikens, Olani Vanterpool and Megan Lambert won division titles Sunday at the Ride to the Rings road race.
The competitors rode a looped course on the east end of St. Croix, beginning at Cramer Park and finishing at the top of Point Udall, with a bonus awarded to the rider in each division posting the fastest time to the top of Grassy Point.
Swanton won the Elite division title, beating out Mark Defour by 41 seconds. Swanton completed the three-lap (47-mile) course in 2 hours, 33 minutes and 23 seconds, and also earned the Grassy Point bonus.
Defour was second in 2:34:04, with Scott Marusa third in 2:39:04.
In the Expert division, Luikens easily won the division title as well as the Grassy Point bonus, beating Robin Seila by nearly 8½ minutes.
Luikens finished the two-lap (29-mile) course in 1:34:49. Seila was second in 1:43:18, with Miguel Cruz third in 1:43:48.
In the Sport division, Vanterpool was the only division rider and one of two to race the one-lap (16-mile) course finishing in under an hour.
Vanterpool, who also earned the Grassy Point bonus, won the division title in 59 minutes, 18 seconds. James Meyers was second in 1:01:44, with Amalee Lockhart third in 1:03:31.
In the Women’s division, Lambert also broke the one-hour mark on the one-lap course, finishing in 59:48. Catherine Sequin was second in 1:03:59, with Laverne Fredericksen third in 1:07:08.
The next event on the Virgin Islands Cycling Federation’s race schedule is the South Shore Individual Time Trial, scheduled for June 23 at 7 a.m.
For more information, call 340-513-2707.
Three from USVI named sailing All-Americans
Three college sailors from the U.S. Virgin Islands were named All-Americans by the Intercollegiate Sailing Association during its annual national championships and awards ceremonies last week in Newport, R.I.
Graceann Nicolosi, a junior at Yale University; Paige Clarke, a junior at Dartmouth University; and Caroline Teare, a sophomore at Georgetown University, were all named to the ICSA All-American Crew squad.
Nicolosi, from St. Thomas and an Antilles School graduate, was named an All-American for the third straight year.
This year, she helped the Bulldogs win the Team Race National Championship and finish second in the Coed National Championship.
Teare, of St. Thomas, earned her second All-American honor after being named an honorable mention last season.
Clarke, of St. John, was named an All-American for the first time.
Both Teare and Clarke are also Antilles School graduates.
3-on-3 basketball tourney registration underway
Registration is open for teams for the upcoming “V.I. Kings of the Court” 3-on-3 basketball tournament, to be held June 22 on St. Thomas.
The tournament games will be played at the University of the Virgin Islands’ Sports and Fitness Center beginning at 10 a.m.
Entries will be accepted in six age-group divisions: boys 12-under, 13-15, 16-18 and 19-over; and girls 15-under and 16-over.
A maximum of 15 teams in each division will be accepted on a “first-come, first-served” basis.
Teams must submit an entry form with player information (and parent or guardian’s signature, if needed) by Sunday.
There is no registration fee to enter.
VIOC to hold good governance workshop
The Virgin Islands Olympic Committee will hold a workshop on “Good Governance in Sports” on St. Croix this week.
The workshop is scheduled for Thursday in Great Hall on UVI’s St. Croix campus.
The workshop will be conducted by Keith Joseph, secretary general of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees and recognized by the International Olympic Committee as an expert in good governance.
To register or for more information, call 340-719-8462 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
USVISA goalkeeping clinic Saturday on St. Thomas
The U.S. Virgin Islands Soccer Association will hold a clinic for goalkeepers this week on St. Thomas.
The clinic will be held Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. at the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School field.
It will be conducted by Hugh Nicolas, a FIFA-certified goalkeeper coach, and is part of the USVISA’s Player Development Initiative.
For more information, call 340-718-9707 or email email@example.com.
USVISA recruiting players for U-15 boys national team
The U.S. Virgin Islands Soccer Association has begun a recruitment drive for players for its under-15 boys national team, which will compete in the CONCACAF Under-15 Championships this summer.
Prospective players must have been born on or after Jan. 1, 2004, must have a valid United States passport, and must attend the weekly training sessions that will be held on both St. Croix and St. Thomas.
Training sessions will be held on:
• St. Croix at the USVI Soccer Association soccer facility at 23-1 Bethlehem in Kingshill on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning at 5 p.m.
• St. Thomas at the Antilles School field on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays beginning at 5 p.m.
For more information, call 340-643-5837 or 340-719-9707, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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