Monday, July 27, 2015

At the Hog Jog, Martinez is harder to catch than a greased pig

The promoters of the Smokin' on the Suwannee BBQ Festival claim that grillers from all over the Southeast come to Live Oak, Florida, to compete in their barbecue contest. While the same can't be said of the festival's road race, the Hog Jog 5K, it is true that master runner Michael Martinez drove all the way from Tallahassee to run the fourth annual event on Saturday morning, 25 July 2015. And run he did, winning the five kilometer race by more than a kilometer while posting a time of 18:04 for the 3.1 miles through the streets of Live Oak.


Natalie Lord, a sophomore on the Suwannee High cross country team, finished second overall in the Hog Jog 5K, winning the women's title in 23:24.


31 athletes finished the race. Proceeds of the Hog Jog 5K and the other events at the Smokin' on the Suwannee BBQ Festival support the Back To School Bash.


Top Ten Men, 2015 Hog Jog 5K
  1. 18:04 ~ Michael Martinez (M,49)
  2. 23:49 ~ Rick Marler (M,40)
  3. 24:28 ~ Thomas Redler (M,17)
  4. 24:33 ~ Brandon Fernald (M,39)
  5. 24:35 ~ Brian Barker (M,17)
  6. 26:16 ~ Samuel Lord (M,12)
  7. 26:38 ~ Joshua Fernald (M,10)
  8. 26:59 ~ Colton Rogers (M,6)
  9. 28:45 ~ Brian Schmidt (M,54)
  10. 31:18 ~ Richard Barker (M,52)

Top Ten Women, 2015 Hog Jog 5K
  1. 23:24 ~ Natalie Lord (F,14)
  2. 24:40 ~ Maria Lopez-Smith (F,34)
  3. 27:56 ~ Stephanie Mitchell (F,35)
  4. 28:45 ~ Margaret Schmidt (F,56)
  5. 28:57 ~ Casey Key (F,35)
  6. 29:47 ~ Danielle Bergara (F,30)
  7. 32:00 ~ Katie Baker (F,12)
  8. 32:15 ~ Shannon Gunter (F,35)
  9. 37:45 ~ Laura Barclay (F,46)
  10. 37:55 ~ Denise Sanger (F,53)

Live Oak, Florida, Hog Jog 5K winners, 2012 - 2015
DateMenWomenFinishers
28 July 2012
27 July 201321:45, Rob Patron23:27, Elisabeth Diamond64
19 July 2014Alden RosnerSarah Kelley
25 July 201518:04, Michael Martinez23:24, Natalie Lord31


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