Team Cane Bay VI Fastest All-Female Team
Christiansted, USVI – The all-female Team Cane Bay VI, sponsored by St. Croix-based financial consulting firm Cane Bay Partners LLLP, came in third place overall in the Seventh Annual Scenic 50 Race spanning Christiansted and Frederiksted, from sea level to 900 foot elevation, Cane Bay Partners Co-CEOs Kirk Chewning and David Johnson announced Monday.
The race took place on Sunday, Jan. 24 and began in Christiansted heading west to Frederiksted and then back east to the finish line on Mermaid Beach at the Buccaneer Hotel. The Scenic 50 included an individual 50-mile run, a four leg 50-mile team relay and an individual 50-kilometer run.
Team Cane Bay VI came in third overall and was the first all-female team to cross the finish line in the relay version of the race with a time of 8 hours and 51 seconds. Team members include St. Croix residents Colleen Chin, Esther Ellis, Robin Seila and Julie Sommer.
“It was an exhilarating day from start to finish. This is an extraordinarily challenging run course, and we all felt so grateful to be able to conquer it,” team member Julie Sommer said. “Even though you’re often out there running with no one else in sight, there is a strong feeling of teamwork among relay team members, and comradery among runners.”
Women in general dominated the race and the first place finisher, Bridget Klein, made a time of 8 hours and 37 minutes. The first male finisher, Mike Klein, came in at 9 hours and 57 minutes. Theresa Harper took over as director on race day so co-directors Bridget and Mike Klein could participate.
“The women of Team Cane Bay VI are thankful for the support of Cane Bay Partners, who have put their confidence in us to represent St. Croix in this event, and to shine as an example for the next generation of female athletes,” Sommer said.
“Congrats to Team Cane Bay VI for their impressive performance in the Scenic 50 race,” Cane Bay Partners Co-CEO Kirk Chewning said. “We at Cane Bay Partners are proud to support this fantastic team and support this uplifting event.”
“This is a great event for St. Croix, providing visitors and residents with an opportunity to enjoy healthy competition while seeing the island’s unique scenic areas,” Cane Bay Partners Co-CEO David Johnson said.
Cane Bay Partners is committed to supporting enriching sporting activities. In addition to the Scenic 50, the company also supports the Captain Morgan Ironman 70.3, the Roseway World Ocean School, the Golden Hook Fishing Club, the Virgin Islands Bowling Federation, St. Croix Dolphins, the St. Croix Foundation VIPD Golf Tournament, the Special Olympics, the Police Athletic League, Frederiksted Community Boating and others.
Check out our press release in advance of the Scenic 50 Race at https://canebayvi.com/news/scenic-50-race-from-christiansted-to-frederiksted-reaching-900-feet-elevation-this-sunday/
About Cane Bay Partners VI, LLLP: Cane Bay Partners VI, LLLP was formed in June 2009 and founded by internationally experienced business executives with many years of experience in the financial services industry. Focusing our efforts primarily in the financial services industry, our management consulting practice specializes in providing services to clients in need of sophisticated risk management models, debt collections organizations which require liquidation models and analytics, and portfolio management companies desiring a variety of services. More specifically, our practice has elected to specialize in three areas where we believe our core competencies reside: (1) management consulting (2) risk management/scorecard development and (3) service provider analysis.
Photo: Team members sponsored by Cane Bay Partners VI, LLLP include St. Croix residents (left to right) Colleen Chin, Robin Seila, Esther Ellis and Julie Sommer pose by the finish line on Mermaid Beach at The Buccaneer.