Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The battle at Barnes goes to Buntin and Spry

Barnes Healthcare ServicesBarnes Healthcare is an old business, having started out as a Valdosta, Georgia drugstore back in 1909. Barnes Healthcare's annual race, the Barnes 100 Years 5K, is not nearly as old, having first been run in 2009. Somewhere between the two in age is Albany, Georgia's Courtland Buntin, a senior on the Deerfield-Windsor School cross-country team who was born in 1999. The three came together on Saturday morning, 15 July 2017, when Buntin won the ninth annual Barnes 100 Years 5K, running 19:44 on the Valdosta streets. Vanessa Spry of Valdosta was the women's champion, placing fourth overall in 21:44.


Valdosta's Dan Butzin, winner of the 2015 Barnes 100 Years 5K, was second in 20:14. Berrien County High sophomore cross-country runner Morgan Bolmer took third in 20:53. Billy Taylor of Valdosta was the top master runner in the race and the fourth overall male, sixth overall in 22:51.


Chevy Newham of Valdosta was the women's runner-up and eighth overall in 23:04. Valdosta's Lauren Bewley placed third in the women's standings and eleventh overall in 25:36. Amy Reese of Valdosta took top woman master honors, the sixth female finisher and 22nd overall in 29:04.


65 athletes finished the 2017 Barnes Healthcare 5K. A Course/Line, LLC, of Valdosta timed the race and provided finish line services.


Top Ten Men, 2017 Barnes 100 Years 5K
  1. 19:43.9, Courtland Buntin (M, 18) Albany, GA
  2. 20:13.7, Dan Butzin (M, 32) Valdosta, GA
  3. 20:52.9, Morgan Bolmer (M, 15) Nashville, GA
  4. 22:50.1, Billy Taylor (M, 68) Valdosta, GA
  5. 22:59.5, Justin Naylor (M, 44) Hahira, GA
  6. 23:18.5, Karl Brown (M, 41) ,
  7. 24:16.4, Cliff Gower (M, 58) Hahira, GA
  8. 25:43.3, Adam Joestgen (M, 28) Valdosta, GA
  9. 25:45.7, Robert Booth (M, 56) Tifton, GA
  10. 26:08.6, Michael Butler (M, 43) Lake Park, GA

Top Ten Women, 2017 Barnes 100 Years 5K
  1. 21:43.3, Vanessa Spry (F, 32) Valdosta, GA
  2. 23:03.2, Chevy Newham (F, 35) Valdosta, GA
  3. 25:36.0, Lauren Bewley (F, 35) Valdosta, GA
  4. 26:40.5, Traci Ferris (F, 34) Valdosta, GA
  5. 28:52.0, Carrie Naylor (F, 36) Hahira, GA
  6. 29:04.0, Amy Reese (F, 42) Valdosta, GA
  7. 29:57.3, Mamie Jernigan (F, 55) Valdosta, GA
  8. 30:04.4, Courtney Wilcox (F, 30) Valdosta, GA
  9. 30:09.5, Jacinta Howell (F, 32) Valdosta, GA
  10. 31:50.5, Madeline Jarnagin (F, 33) Valdosta, GA

Barnes 100 Years 5K Champions, 2009 - 2017
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
15 July 201719:44, Courtland Buntin21:44, Vanessa Spry65


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