Came across this article on the Nations News E-Publication dated – 25.01.2016


EASY DOES IT: Oein Josiah cruising to victory in the Joseph Payne Memorial 5K. (Picture by Xtra Vision Photography.)

OEIN JOSIAH was an easy winner of the Joseph Payne Memorial 5K run on the stadium course on Saturday evening. He did it in the impressive time of 17.20 minutes. The victor explained that he had reservations about running. “I had a foot injury so I wasn’t sure about running. I was still doing
some running in between to test the injury so you can say I used this race as another trial,” he said. Josiah’s first major race this year will be in Jamaica next month. Jerome Blackett was second in 18.03 minutes and third was Ackeem Rowe in 18.16 minutes. Rebecca Lashley was the first woman home in 25.09 minutes.
Second place was taken by Lydia Luther (26.31mins) and Donna Blackman was third (27.05 mins). There were over 40 competitors in the event. It was the forerunner to the sixth annual Joseph Payne Memorial Classic which is slated for the National Stadium next Saturday, beginning at 3 p.m. (AT)