Sunday, July 17, 2016

Kelly and Green lead the march through Barnes Healthcare's second century

Barnes HealthcareBarnes Healthcare in Valdosta, Georgia has been around for over a hundred years. As Southern institutions go that's not as old as Coca-Cola, but it's still pretty old. You'll be able to tell when the business reaches 200, because that will be about the time that you hear word of the 101st running of the Barnes Healthcare 5K. The race may still be run in downtown Valdosta at that far future date, although the title probably won't be decided by another duel between Valdosta-area runners Dan Butzin and Ryan Kelly. The race did come down to such a duel during the last two years. Butzin got the decision over Kelly in 2015, beating the Valdosta High coach 18:12 to 18:24. At the eighth annual race, though, on Saturday morning, 16 July 2016, Kelly was victorious, outrunning Butzin 18:29 to 18:33. It was Kelly's second Barnes Healthcare 5K title; he had also won the race in 2013.


While Kelly and Butzin were fighting for the top spot, Nick Rosatti and Daniel Swilley were in their own battle for third. Hahira, Georgia's Rosatti crossed the finish line just ahead of Daniel Swilley, 19:14 to 19:15. Swilley, a senior on the Lowndes High cross country team, could take comfort in the fact that he finished ahead of Quin McGlamery, a junior on rival Valdosta High's cross country squad. McGlamery was fifth in 19:25. David Monds of Quitman, Georgia was the first master runner in the race, placing sixth overall in 20:42.


Valdosta master runner Debbie Green took the women's title in the 5K, coming in coming in eleventh overall in 23:04. Kelly Davis of Valdosta was second in the women's standings and fifteenth overall in 24:13. Hahira master runner Jodi Van Jura (16th, 24:19), just ahead of the fourth woman, Brandy Heruska Van Jura (17th, 24:22) of Hahira.


96 athletes finished the 2016 Barnes Healthcare 5K. A Course/Line, LLC, of Valdosta timed the race and provided finish line services.


Top Ten Men, 2016 Barnes 100 Years 5K
  1. 18:28.7 ~ Ryan Kelly (M, 37) Lake Park, GA
  2. 18:32.4 ~ Dan Butzin (M, 31) Valdosta, GA
  3. 19:13.7 ~ Nick Rosatti (M, 19) Hahira, GA
  4. 19:14.6 ~ Daniel Swilley (M, 17) Valdosta, GA
  5. 19:24.3 ~ Quin McGlamery (M, 16) Valdosta, GA
  6. 20:41.1 ~ David Monds (M, 53) Quitman, GA
  7. 20:56.0 ~ Morgan Bolmer (M, 14) Nashville, GA
  8. 21:19.1 ~ Rob McGhin (M, 36) Valdosta, GA
  9. 22:19.0 ~ John Bolmer (M, 40) Nashville, GA
  10. 22:54.4 ~ Rob Sheridan (M, 55) Bartow, GA

Top Ten Women, 2016 Barnes 100 Years 5K
  1. 23:04.0 ~ Debbie Sizemore Green (F, 50) Valdosta, GA
  2. 24:12.5 ~ Kelly Davis (F, 26) Valdosta, GA
  3. 24:18.7 ~ Jodi Van Jura (F, 42) Hahira, GA
  4. 24:22.0 ~ Brandy Heruska Van Jura (F, 37) Hahira, GA
  5. 25:25.3 ~ Lauren Bewley (F, 34) Valdosta, GA
  6. 26:23.7 ~ Marie Jesweak (F, 35) Bogart, GA
  7. 26:28.1 ~ Pollyanna Bass (F, 44) Pavo, GA
  8. 26:43.9 ~ Nicole Henschel (F, 23) Brookhaven, GA
  9. 26:57.5 ~ Courtney Thompson (F, 34) Elizabethtown, GA
  10. 28:18.0 ~ Lisa Graves (F, 48) Valdosta, GA

Barnes 100 Years 5K Champions, 2009 - 2016
DateMenWomenFinishers
18 July 200919:05, Masked Avenger20:18, Angelina Horne96
17 July 201016:45, Daniel Broadhead20:31, Angelina Horne119
16 July 201118:02, Masked Avenger20:54, Alice Smoot67
14 July 201218:29, Nathan Norton23:23, Lauren Tosky80
13 July 201318:13, Ryan Kelly20:12, Mary Alice Smoot72
19 July 201418:04, Andrew Elam20:12, Mackenzie Morse74
18 July 201518:12, Dan Butzin21:54, Alice Smoot88
16 July 201618:29, Ryan Kelly23:04, Debbie Green96


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