Oslund was back for a visit in South Georgia just one week after setting Brenau University school records in both the indoor mile and the 3000-meter run (5:24.69 and 10:48.66 for the statisticians). After going to high school in North Carolina, Oslund had become acquainted with South Georgia while competing for the Darton State College cross-country team. Oslund spent a semester after Darton State at Lindsey Wilson College, but now she's back in Georgia racing for the Brenau Golden Tigers in Gainesville.
Lorenzo Gomez, Jr., of Omega, Georgia, took third in the Sweetheart Run, running 20:09. Fourth place went to Omega master runner Lorenzo Gomez in 20:09, and Colquitt County High cross-country alumnus Steven Johnson finished fifth in 21:05.
Tift Middle School cross-country runner Emily Golden was second in the women's standing, coming in ninth overall in 21:32. Sarah Turner of Tifton was the third female finisher, placing 10th overall in 22:12. Tifton's Penny Peters was the fourth female finisher and first master woman, 17th overall in 24:25.
The Sweetheart Run is held annually by Rehabilitation Services of Tifton. Proceed from the 5K and the one-mile "Clot Trot" benefit Hemophilia of Georgia.
Top Ten Men, 2015 Tifton Sweetheart Run 5K
- 19:41 ~ Kurt Anthony (M, 45-49) Kennesaw, GA
- 19:58 ~ Lorenzo Gomez (M, 25-29) Omega, GA
- 20:09 ~ Lorenzo Gomez (M, 45-49) Omega, GA
- 21:05 ~ Steven Johnson (M, 15-19) Norman Park, GA
- 21:17 ~ Joseph Knoll (M, 35-39) Tifton, GA
- 21:26 ~ Austin Bennett (M, 15-19) Tifton, GA
- 21:30 ~ Benjamin Hess (M, 35-39) Tifton, GA
- 22:31 ~ Richard Golden (M, 45-49) Tifton, GA
- 22:41 ~ Rick Register (M, 50-54) Lake Park, GA
- 22:57 ~ James Hawke (M, 45-49) Sylvester, GA
Top Ten Women, 2015 Tifton Sweetheart Run 5K
- 19:51 ~ Elena Oslund (F, 20-24) Gainesville, GA
- 21:32 ~ Emily Golden (F, 11-14) Tifton, GA
- 22:12 ~ Sarah Turner (F, 20-24) Tifton, GA
- 24:25 ~ Penny Peters (F, 45-49) Tifton, GA
- 24:42 ~ Ashlee Golden (F, 11-14) Tifton, GA
- 25:28 ~ Anna Lee Atwater (F, 15-19) Tifton, GA
- 25:42 ~ Jeannette MacDonald (F, 60-64) Sylvester, GA
- 26:32 ~ April Jowers (F, 30-34) Tifton, GA
- 27:35 ~ Anne Veazey (F, 35-39) Tifton, GA
- 27:43 ~ Kelly Golden (F, 45-49) Tifton, GA
|Known Sweetheart Run 5K winners, 2003 - 2015|
|22 February 2003||16:26, Josh Myers||21:03, Angela Cobb||97|
|11 February 2006||16:55, John Seppala||20:36, Kristen Ray||124|
|10 February 2007||17:16, David Marley||20:14, Brittney Skiles||128|
|21 February 2009|
|13 February 2010||16:22, Austin McDonald||23:22, Madison Honeycutt|
|12 February 2011||17:00, Hunter Honeycutt||22:06, Madison Honeycutt|
|11 February 2012||19:38, Matthew Myers||22:54, Ashlee Golden|
|9 February 2013||19:31, Michael Love||21:50, Ashlee Golden||155|
|22 February 2014||20:35, Lorenzo Gomez||22:16, Ashlee Golden||172|
|21 February 2015||19:41, Kurt Anthony||19:51, Elena Oslund||132|
|Any help in filling the gaps for 1998-2002, 2004-2005, and 2008-2009 would be |
- Complete results of the 2015 Tifton, Georgia, Sweetheart Run 5K
- 2011 story, “Honeycutt and Honeycutt break hearts at Tifton's Sweetheart Run”
- Upcoming races in Tifton and other cities within 100 miles of Tallahassee at Trouble Afoot!