Monday, February 16, 2015

Kelly and Griffin Don't Run With Scissors; they just run fast

It's a tradition in the South that funding for public education has never been exactly munificent. Art education in particular is a low priority in the budget. With so little money available for equipment, it's a wonder that a typical art class doesn't consist of little more than shoving 30 or 40 students into a room and then solemnly instructing them, “Don't run with scissors.”


If we had a pair of scissors, that is. Maybe in next year's budget.


Rather than let it get to those straits, Sallas Malone Elementary School in Valdosta, Georgia, has held an annual road race since 2010 to raise funds for its art department--the Don't Run With Scissors 5K. Held near the Ides of March from 2010 to 2014, the sixth annual Run With Scissors 5K moved a month earlier on the calendar to Saturday morning, 14 February 2015.


After a one-year absence from the Run With The Scissors in 2014, Ryan Kelly returned to the race in 2015, running 18:24 and notching his third Scissors win in four years. Dan Butzin took the runner-up spot, clocking 19:35. Upper Marlboro, Maryland, athlete Sandra Griffin was the first woman as well as the fastest master runner in the 5K, placing third overall in 21:10. Randy Maples was the first male master in the race, fifth overall in 21:28.


Overall winners Ryan Kelly and Sandra Griffin each received $200 as an award. More than 200 athletes finished the race. Finish line and timing services were provided by A Course / Line, LLC, of Valdosta, Georgia.


Top Ten Men, 2015 Don't Run With Scissors 5K
  1. 18:23.8 ~ Ryan Kelly (M, 36) GA
  2. 19:34.3 ~ Dan Butzin (M, 29) GA
  3. 21:14.9 ~ Matthew Lee (M, 26) GA
  4. 21:27.9 ~ Randy Maples (M, 46) GA
  5. 21:43.9 ~ Bryce Jacskon (M, 13) GA
  6. 22:28.1 ~ Rob McGhin (M, 35) GA
  7. 22:47.1 ~ Parker Jacskon (M, 10) GA
  8. 23:32.3 ~ Matt Prothro (M, 21) GA
  9. 23:44.2 ~ Greg Morris (M, 46) GA
  10. 23:45.0 ~ Padre-Pio Asola (M, 14) GA

Top Ten Women, 2015 Don't Run With Scissors 5K
  1. 21:09.5 ~ Sandra Griffin (F, 47) MD
  2. 22:18.2 ~ Christina Simpson (F, 33) FL
  3. 22:27.7 ~ Melanie Ellis (F, 41) GA
  4. 24:36.1 ~ Lisa Connelly (F, 22) GA
  5. 25:13.2 ~ Misty Watkins (F, 32) GA
  6. 25:44.4 ~ Victoria Harlow (F, 27) GA
  7. 25:56.6 ~ Danielle Harmon (F, 28) GA
  8. 26:11.9 ~ Sandy Leary (F, 46) GA
  9. 26:23.2 ~ Penny Bell (F, 41) GA
  10. 26:35.3 ~ Charlotte Brannon (F, 25) GA

Don't Run With Scissors 5K champions, 2010-2015
DateMenWomenFinishers
20 March 201017:33, Scott Gardner20:56, Ashley Powell247
12 March 201118:03, Masked Avenger23:23, Angel Godwin250
17 March 201218:29, Ryan Kelly21:24, Alice Smoot285
16 March 201318:09, Ryan Kelly22:19, Kelsey Morse279
15 March 201419:00, David Burnett21:36, Makenzee Page235
14 February 201518:24, Ryan Kelly21:10, Sandra Griffin219


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