Sunday, July 23, 2017

House and Spry were the athletic upper crust of the Bun Run

Bun RunOn 22 July 2017, Brishen House was a few weeks away from beginning his senior year at Lowndes High, where he's a standout on the school's cross-country team. However, House isn't waiting till cross-country season to race. Instead, that Saturday morning House was on the streets of Valdosta, Georgia, winning the eighth annual Break Bread Bun Run 5K in 18:55. Vanessa Spry of Valdosta was the first woman in the race, placing fourteenth overall in 22:58.


Placing second to House was another high school cross-country runner, Berrien County sophomore Morgan Bolmer. Seventh in the 2016 Bun Run, in the 2017 race Bolmer ran 19:05 to finish just over 40 meters behind the winner. Another 40 meters back, Valdosta High cross-country coach Ryan Kelly, the Bun Run champion in 2013 and 2014, was third overall in 19:16. Rick Mazurkiewicz of Valdosta was the fastest master runner in the 5K, placing eleventh overall in 21:46.


Valdosta athlete Kelly Davis was second in the women's standings and seventeenth overall in 23:33. Pollyanna Bass of Pavo, Georgia was the top woman master and third female finisher, 28th overall in 25:11.


87 athletes finished the 2017 Break Bread Bun Run 5K, the most in the eight-year history of the race. A Course/Line, LLC, of Valdosta, Georgia timed the race and provided finish line management services.


Top Ten Men, 2017 Break Bread Bun Run 5K
  1. 18:54.5, Brishen House (M, 17) Valdosta, GA
  2. 19:04.7, Morgan Bolmer (M, 15) Nashville, GA
  3. 19:15.2, Ryan Kelly (M, 38) Lake Park, GA
  4. 19:33.5, Yotzen Bruno (M, 25) Norman Park, GA
  5. 19:54.8, Kevius Shaw (M, 18) Valdosta, GA
  6. 20:01.1, Daniel Swilley (M, 18) Valdosta, GA
  7. 20:01.8, Dan Butzin (M, 32) Valdosta, GA
  8. 20:36.3, Alec Munger (M, 14) Valdosta, GA
  9. 21:16.0, Andrew Caruana (M, 14) Valdosta, GA
  10. 21:30.9, Andrew Elam (M, 19) Valdosta, GA

Top Ten Women, 2017 Break Bread Bun Run 5K
  1. 22:57.9, Vanessa Spry (F, 32) Valdosta, GA
  2. 23:32.6, Kelly Davis (F, 27) Valdosta, GA
  3. 25:10.1, Pollyanna Bass (F, 45) Pavo, GA
  4. 25:20.2, Alexandra Sayre (F, 15) Valdosta, GA
  5. 27:11.0, Lauren Bewley (F, 35) Valdosta, GA
  6. 28:58.2, Traci Ferris (F, 34) Valdosta, GA
  7. 29:33.3, Jennifer Caruana (F, 39) Valdosta, GA
  8. 29:55.4, Lisa Graves (F, 49) Valdosta, GA
  9. 30:17.6, Meghan Brown (F, 25) Valdosta, GA
  10. 30:17.9, Madison Wagenaar (F, 13) Valdosta, GA

Break Bread Bun Run 5K champions, 2010 - 2017
DateMenWomenFinishers
24 July 201018:28, Scott Gardner24:16, Nicole Kump49
23 July 201118:47, Masked Avenger23:07, Minerva Arreguin78
21 July 201218:21, Mark McLeod21:11, Alice Smoot56
20 July 201318:54, Ryan Kelly22:30, Alison Peters71
12 July 201418:19, Ryan Kelly21:20, Makenzee Page49
11 July 201517:49, Matthew Baun21:10, Erica Schloemer38
23 July 201618:58, Jackson Green23:10, Debbie Green65
22 July 201718:55, Brishen House22:58, Vanessa Spry87


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