Posted: Saturday, February 12, 2022. 4:37 pm CST.
Photo Credit: Verenise Rodriguez
By Rubén Morales Iglesias
Ana Lopez Camp on Saturday won the Women’s Category in the Victor Martin Valentine’s 15K held in Belize City.
The Victor Martin Valentine’s 15K started at Price Barracks on the Philip Goldson Highway heading to Freetown Reserve across from Atlantic Bank on Freetown Road in Belize City.
The race offered over $5,000 in prizes with each category winner winning $300. The second-place winners collected $200 and the third-place winners $100, said the organizers.
Lopez Camp from Esperanza, Cayo District, who has been running both locally and internationally over the last year, clocked 1 hour, two minutes and nine seconds (1:02:09) to win the Women’s Elite Category. She was eighth overall in the race which was won by Albert Davis in 48:35.
Isla Matheson finished in second place in the Women’s Elite Category in 1:05:14. She was tenth overall.
Mirtha Welch took third place in the Elite in 1:13:43.
Martha Novelo was fourth overall in the Women’s and first in the Women’s Masters 40+ in 1:15:39.
Dorsha Sabido placed fifth overall in the Women’s and second in the Women’s Masters 40+ in 1:24:58.
Jasinta Gomez was sixth in 1:25:37 while Roberta Usher finished seventh in 1:32:11.
Verenise Rodriguez was eighth in 1:40:15 and Etana Belezaire ninth.
Belezaire also won the Women’s U18 in 2:21:30.
Freetown Reserve’s Rodvern Lino said 32 runners including nine women competed in Saturday morning’s race.
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