PRESS RELEASE – From a field of nearly 300 runners, Sherwin Paet crossed the finished line in 20:23 to win the Guam Community College/First Hawaiian Bank 2nd annual John K. Lee Scholarship Fund 5K Run/Walk this morning at Chamorro Village. Marian Holland was the top female finisher with a time of 21:57.

The John Lee 5K is hosted by the students of GCC’s Supervision and Management Personnel Supervision classes, and jointly sponsored by the GCC Foundation and First Hawaiian Bank. Proceeds from the annual run/walk directly benefit GCC students in the form of scholarships in honor of the late John K. Lee Jr., former First Hawaiian Bank Guam and CNMI Senior Vice President/ Region Supervisor, former GCC Foundation board member and avid supporter of Guam Community College. Mrs. Clare Lee told participants after the race this morning that today is also her late husband’s birthday, “and it’s the biggest party he ever had!” Major race sponsor United Airlines provided one economy-class round-trip ticket to the U.S. via Honolulu. GCC Supervision & Management student Aurora Salazar was the lucky ticket winner.

Other top finishers in the 2nd annual John K. Lee Scholarship Fund 5K were:

Male Youth: Jordan Hattori 23:14    Female Youth: Kylet Quitugua 28:06

Male Junior: Joseph M. Laxamana 21:27    Female Junior: Adrienne Edrosa  23:19

Male Open: Jonathan Buasuwan 22:40   Female Open: Cecilia Leonen 22:85

Male Submaster: Dario Garcia 21:34   Female Submaster: Dina DeLeon 24:00

Male Master: Derrick Hamry 20:23            Female Master: Nobuko Iijima  23:47

Male Senior: Rodney Bordallo 22:37   Female Senior: Joy Advincula  23:00

Male Grand Master  Jung S. Kim 30:02  Female Grand Master Bertha Meno 39:12

Male Manamko’: Richard Harvey  24:46  Female Manamko’: Dianne Metgot  (time n/a)


Sherwin Paet crosses the finish line first Saturday morning in Hagatna in the GCC/FHB 5K. (courtesy photo)

Sherwin Paet crosses the finish line first Saturday morning in Hagatna in the GCC/FHB 5K. (courtesy photo)


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