first_imgKINGSTON:Road race veterans Rupert Green and Arieta Martin secured the respective male and female 5K titles at the Running Events 5K at Emancipation Park, New Kingston, on Sunday.Green, who represented Double Marchers club, won in 16:07, beating arch-rival Shawn Pitter of Body By Kurt (16:25). Ronique Williams, unattached, was third in 17:00.”I had to work very hard for this victory,” said Green. “Pitter had a huge lead on me, and I had to chase him all the way to the 3k, but once I got in front, I maintained my pace and the lead to the finish.”Martin, who also represented Double Marchers, stopped the clock at 20:50, followed by Karlene Blagrove, who clocked 21:59. Ina Daley was third in 22:16.She was doing the course for the first time.”I am pleased with my effort today. I am just coming off an injury, and I executed my race plan properly. The course was a tough one with a lot of inclines, but I enjoyed testing myself out there today,” exclaimed Martin.The 5K walk for the men went to Lenworth Hunter, while Paula Sinclair took the female equivalent.Worthy causeProceeds from the event will go towards the Wortley Home for Girls and, according to board chairman Raphael Sangster, the initiative is a welcome one at this time.”On June 29, we had a fire, which destroyed our dorms at the girls’ home, and it was the idea of Mr Alfred Francis to stage a 5K to raise funds to assist in the rebuilding of the dorms.”So I must say thanks to the Running Events team for their kind gesture, and we hope the success of the event will go a far way in helping us to get back on track at the Wortley Home for Girls,” said Sangster.Race director Francis believes the event was well received by the over 900 participants who came out to support the cause.”Even though August is a tough month to stage road races, we decided we had to put this event on to assist the charity, and we are pleased at the turn out and proud of the initiative.”Keisha Bowla-Hines of Trinidad & Tobago was pleased with her first road race on Jamaican soil.”My family came to Jamaica on holidays, and I went on the Running Events Limited website and saw that they had a race, so I decided to compete, and I must say that it is a fantastic event for a worthy cause,” said Bowla-Hines.last_img read more

first_imgSuspended LFA Executive Committee Member Rochell Woodson at the LFA 22nd Ordinary Congress (Photo Credit: LFA) The Ethics Committee of the Liberia Football Association yesterday announced the suspension of Executive Committee member Rochell Woodson for time indefinite.According to a release from the FA, the decision is based on the failure of Madam Woodson to appear before the Ethics Committee to address complaints filed against her.The release further said the Ethics Committee over the last few months has received three complaints against EC Woodson from both in and out of Liberia. The LFA release named the complaints against EC Woodson as being from the President of the Sierra Leone Football Association for interfering in the affairs of the association; a complaint filed by LISCR FC alleging that she has publicly stated her knowledge of massive fraud in the last LFA Elections held in Buchanan in March 2014; and a complaint filed by Malcolm Joseph, LFA Elections Committee Chairman alleging that he received US$30,000 from Cassell Kuoh, Sr. to compromise the LFA 2014 Elections in Buchanan.Also in the release, the Chairman of the Ethics Committee, Atty. Medina Wesseh, described the allegations as grave and that they have serious effects on the integrity of the LFA.The Ethics Committee Chairman in her communication said EC Woodson has blatantly refused to cooperate with all attempts to investigate matters before the committee and let the truth out to the public, for which the committee said in a letter to Woodson from Atty. Wesseh that it “is unable to fairly look into these matters on the principle of due process without hearing from you.”The Ethics Committee said it is constrained to indefinitely suspend Woodson from all football activities until these matters are heard and decided upon by it. “It is my fervent hope that you will cooperate with us by responding to these allegations to allow the Committee to properly look into these matters and bring them to closure,” the LFA release quotes the Ethics Committee.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more