Youth bikers lead Siheky Ride finishers


J.C. Ferrer, left, and her father Bob head to the finish line of last Saturday’s Pacific Island Club’s Southside Siheky Ride in San Antonio. (Roselyn B. Monroyo)

Youth bikers Rhenmer Remillosa and J.C. Ferrer were among the top finishers in Pacific Island Club’s Southside Siheky Ride held last Saturday.

In the boys short course (18K), Rhenmer Remillosa won the three-way fight for first place after clocking in at 51:33. He was also the top overall finisher in the short course, while Wynn Brillo and Taiga Sato rounded out the Top 3 in the division after checking in at 52:50 and 59:01, respectively.

J.C. Ferrer was the lone entry in the girls short course and was also the fastest among the female entries after submitting 1:10:01. Ferrer came in ahead of women’s first placer Marjorie Marfega (1:19:01), Vernice Runda (1:19:18), and Mei Rengiil (1:22:01).

In the men’s short course, Fred Remillosa broke the one-hour barrier to finish ahead of 32 other bikers in the division. Remillosa logged 52:51 to land the top spot, while Butch Sublemente and Ding Ramos completed the podium finish. Sublemente and Ramos also capped the race under one hour after registering 55:00 and 57:50, respectively.

Meanwhile, the Sihedy Ride that is named after PIC’s mascot, which is a caricature of the nearly extinct Micronesian Kingfisher, also featured a long course (32K). Bikers in both courses negotiated the roads along Coral Ocean Point, Ladder Beach, Obyan Beach, and Naftan Point before heading back to the start/finish line at the southern parking lot of PIC. Participants in the 32K race rounded the course twice.

Charlie Sendin ruled the long course after recording 1:27:58. Nap Dizon came in at second with his 1:31:51, while Mark Isip placed third after logging 1:32:03.

Nine other bikers completed the long course: The list includes Raymond Tolentino (1:55:47), Florence Antonio (1:40:16), David Muna (1:51:05), Noe Valdisimo (1:39:39), Ricky Castro (2:03:53), Arnold Narciso (2:14:08), Rommel Isidro (2:00:24), Donald Stover (1:42:47), and Paul Plunkett (1:51:04).

Roselyn Monroyo | Reporter
Roselyn Monroyo is the sports reporter of Saipan Tribune. She has been covering sports competitions for more than two decades. She is a basketball fan and learned to write baseball and football stories when she came to Saipan in 2005.

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