NEVISIAN RUNNER VERNICE WATTLEY RANKS IN P. RICO 10K Vernice Wattley of Hardtimes, Gingerland, placed 69th out of 4,130 female runners at the 2009 edition of the World Best 10K held in Puerto Rico on Sunday 1st March 2009. 10,651 runners, including 6,521 men, competed in the world renowned 10K event, with Vernice placing 849th overall. Her net time (from passing the start line to the finish line) was 49 mins 38 secs with a pace of 8 min 16 sec per mile and an overall time of 51 min 15 secs. Vernice participated in previous World Best 10K events, the latest in 2007. She is a renowned middle and long distance runner who still holds multiple St. Kitts – Nevis National Records: 1,500m (4:53.00) set in St. John’s, Antigua at a Leeward Islands Senior Championship Meet in 1995 and the half marathon record (2:02.44) set in 2003. She has also competed in many 10K events and half marathons for Nevis and for the Federation. Further information on her performance and other Track & Field events are available at the NEW Nevis Amateur Athletic Association website at sites.google.com/site/nevisaaa.
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