Monday, November 2, 2015

Steele and Green treat themselves on Hallowe'en at the St John Road Race

Valdosta State University student Max Steele won the twelfth annual Saint John School Road Race in Valdosta, Georgia, on Saturday morning, 31 October 2015. Steele, a former Lakeside High cross country runner, covered the five-kilometer course in 18:27, outrunning a field of 213 runners. Valdosta master runner Debbie Green won the women's title for the second year in a row, placing twelfth overall in 22:20.


Mike Gallagher of Valdosta was the fastest master runner in the race, finishing second overall in 19:33. Pine Grove Middle School eighth-grader Carson Locke was third in 19:37. Two weeks earlier, Locke had placed ninth in the Georgia State Middle School Cross Country Championships.


Amber Elam of Montgomery, Alabama, was second in the women's standings, coming in sixteenth overall in 22:50. In a finish-line battle of Pine Grove Middle School cross country runners, seventh-grader Eryn Wilkey edged seventh-grader Jessica Locke for third on the women's side, 23:28 to 23:30. Wilkey was 23rd overall and Locke 25th.


Top Ten Men, 2015 St. John Road Race
  1. 18:26.8 ~ Max Steele (M, 19) Valdosta, GA
  2. 19:32.4 ~ Michael Gallagher (M, 40) Valdosta, GA
  3. 19:36.3 ~ Carson Locke (M, 14) Valdosta, GA
  4. 20:01.2 ~ Rick Mazurkiewiz (M, 48) Valdosta, GA
  5. 20:29.8 ~ Mason Peters (M, 14) Valdosta, GA
  6. 20:36.2 ~ Alex Harrison (M, 15) Hahira, GA
  7. 21:24.8 ~ Dylan Guilmette (M, 19) lake park , GA
  8. 21:30.8 ~ Ben Carlson (M, 14) Valdosta, GA
  9. 21:59.0 ~ Ethan Carter (M, 13) Valdosta, GA
  10. 22:17.8 ~ Rob McGhin (M, 35) Valdoata, GA

Top Ten Women, 2015 St. John Road Race
  1. 22:19.4 ~ Debbie Green (F, 49) Valdosta, GA
  2. 22:49.8 ~ Amber Elam (F, 26) Montgomery, AL
  3. 23:27.1 ~ Eryn Wilkey (F, 12) Valdosta, GA
  4. 23:29.3 ~ Jessica Locke (F, 12) Valdosta, GA
  5. 23:52.9 ~ Martha Mazurkiewiz (F, 47) Valdosta, GA
  6. 25:16.7 ~ Brianna Prinsloo (F, 28) Hahira, GA
  7. 26:08.5 ~ Stacie Zimmerman-Staton (F, 33) Valdosta, GA
  8. 26:17.7 ~ Novy Ann Gacho (F, 23) Honolulu, HI
  9. 26:34.3 ~ Sasha Barrera (F, 11) Valdosta, GA
  10. 26:43.2 ~ Jennifer Caruana (F, 37) Valdosta, GA

Winners of the St. John School 5K Road Race, 2004 - 2015
DateMenWomenFinishers
30 October 200416:17 John Seppala20:26 Susan Fischer
29 October 200516:10 Andy Minnicks18:32 Melissa Daugherty
28 October 200616:26 Brandon Young19:27 Melissa Daugherty329
27 October 200716:38 D. J. Smith19:06 Jana Grygarova328
25 October 200817:23 Corey Stejback19:57 Ashley Rall-McGee286
31 October 200917:55 Marc Kaiser19:42 Ashley McGee338
30 October 201016:09 Chris Rice21:03 Brandi Faircloth326
29 October 201117:44 Austin Wallace21:27 Amy Sharon296
27 October 201215:54 Jesse Prince21:29 Kelsey Morse288
26 October 201317:13, Joshua Hall20:46, Mackenzie Morse598
25 October 201421:02, George Powell22:33, Debbie Green150
31 October 201518:27, Max Steele22:20, Debbie Green213


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