Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Gardner stings Seppala at Honeybee 5K

Nobody but John Seppala ever wins the Honeybee Festival 5K.


It wouldn't be hard to come to that conclusion. After all, every year since 2003 Seppala has shown up in Hahira, Georgia on a Saturday in October, run 16 minutes and change, and collected a win. Well, in 2008 he ran 17:02, but that was also the year he won by over half a mile. Not that anyone ever finished within 100 meters of Seppala when the Honeybee title was at stake.


Until this year.


On 9 October 2010 Scott Gardner of Naylor ended Seppala's seven-year winning streak at the Honeybee 5K, running 16:46 to Seppala's runner-up performance of 16:59. Gardner and Seppala were also the first two master runners in the race. Gardner's only previous showing in the Honeybee 5K was last year, when he ran 19:19 for 4th. Gardner is no stranger to winning, however, having taken top honors in Valdosta's Break Bread Bun Run 5K this past July.


While the top two places in the men's race went to the masters, the same spots in the women's race went to the juniors. Ashley Powell placed 19th overall to win the women's division in 20:08, with second place going to Allison Peters (20th, 20:26). Both Powell and Peters are freshmen at Lowndes High School in Valdosta, where they compete on the cross-country team. Two weeks ago they led Lowndes to the team title at the Quail Trail Invitational outside of Thomasville, Georgia, Peters finishing second in 21:30 and Powell fourth in 22:23. On the roads in Hahira, though, their order of finish was reversed. Cathy Helms of Homerville, Georgia was the first woman master, finishing in 24:23 as the 12th woman and 60th runner overall.


The race was one of activities at Hahira's 29th annual Honeybee Festival, a celebration of Hahira's history in the package bee business. Dadant and Sons was one of the honeybee businesses that had offices in Hahira. Now there is a parade, a honeybee queen, and a 100-mile bike ride. And the Honeybee 5K.


Eight years of Honeybee 5K Champions, 2003-2010
4 October 2003John Seppala (16:31.0)Amy Mark (23:13.3)
2 October 2004John Seppala (16:29.9)Sundonia Williams (22:12.3)
8 October 2005John Seppala (16:46.4)Susan Fischer (20:40.4)
7 October 2006John Seppala (16:53.2)Susan Fischer (20:42.7)
6 October 2007John Seppala (16:54.0)Jana Grygarova (18:56.4)
4 October 2008John Seppala (17:02)Heidi Gonzalez (21:13)
3 October 2009John Seppala (16:51)Ashley Powell (20:12)
9 October 2010Scott Gardner (16:46)Ashley Powell (20:08)



2010 Honeybee Festival 5K
Saturday, 9 October 2010
Hahira, Georgia


PLACE ATHLETE                     S AGE CITY             ST TIME
===== =========================== = === ================ == =======
1. Scott Gardner M 40 Naylor GA 16:46
2. John Seppala M 41 Valdosta GA 16:59
3. Masked Avenger M 31 Valdosta GA 17:55
4. Lyndon Jones M 17 Valdosta GA 17:59
5. Jose Gibbs M 17 Hahira GA 18:08
6. J Jarvis Head M 39 Valdosta GA 18:36
7. Sean McConnell M 39 Adel GA 18:56
8. David Jones M 15 Valdosta GA 18:57
9. Juan Gibbs M 17 Hahira GA 19:10
10. Dodge Tomlinson M 15 Hahira GA 19:10
11. Trevor Sirmans M 16 Valdosta GA 19:24
12. Caleb Coil M 14 Valdosta GA 19:32
13. Dakota Decker M 17 Hahira GA 19:34
14. Cole Preyna M 16 Hahira GA 19:44
15. Tyler Thurman M 15 Valdosta GA 19:50
16. Brantley Cauley M 35 Hahira GA 19:53
17. Rick Mazurkiewicz M 43 Valdosta GA 19:57
18. Roger Horton M 50 Lake Park GA 20:03
19. Ashley Powell F 14 Valdosta GA 20:08
20. Alison Peters F 14 Valdosta GA 20:26
21. Steve Plymale M 61 Valdosta GA 20:38
22. Noah Coil M 15 Valdosta GA 20:43
23. Rusty Jones M 57 Valdosta GA 20:58
24. Brandi Faircloth F 33 Hahira GA 21:16
25. Ike Wright M 52 Hahira GA 21:37
26. James McLemore M 14 Lake Park GA 21:37
27. Maggie-Laine Powell F 15 Hahira GA 21:54
28. Jason Brown M 31 Hahira GA 21:59
29. Dylan Guilmette M 14 Lake Park GA 22:03
30. Jamie Bullard M 20 Hahira GA 22:04
31. Austin Cowart M 15 Valdosta GA 22:24
32. Ben Register M 29 Hahira GA 22:46
33. Chance Roe M 12 Valdosta GA 22:59
34. Adam Setser M 18 Valdosta GA 23:03
35. Luis Huerta M 13 Valdosta GA 23:12
36. Patrick Muller M 14 Hahira GA 23:13
37. Cody Pezent M 9 Adel GA 23:14
38. Tommy Powell M 10 Valdosta GA 23:17
39. Toby Wilkey M 11 Valdosta GA 23:18
40. Melissa Roe F 32 Valdosta GA 23:20
41. Bobby Stephenson M 24 Valdosta GA 23:25
42. Jack Helms M 13 Homerville GA 23:26
43. Joi Jones F 15 Valdosta GA 23:33
44. Robbie Powell M 12 Valdosta GA 23:37
45. Austin Mizaur M 16 Hahira GA 23:38
46. Mike Guilmette M 47 Lake Park GA 23:38
47. Anthony Lawrence M 36 Valdosta GA 23:39
48. Russen Mizour M 43 Hahira GA 23:40
49. Libby Smith F 39 Hahira GA 23:40
50. Stephanie Gugelman F 24 Valdosta GA 23:42
51. Jared Komatz F 28 Hahira GA 23:44
52. Wes Hand M 39 Nashville GA 23:46
53. Zeke Garschagen M 21 Quitman GA 23:49
54. Erik Bradley M 36 Hahira GA 24:03
55. Alyson Lerstang F 35 Valdosta GA 24:04
56. Bobby Moon M 55 Valdosta GA 24:08
57. Rob Wise M 56 Valdosta GA 24:12
58. Alejandra Francis F Valdosta GA 24:13
59. Steven Dansereau M 49 Lakeland GA 24:18
60. Cathy Helms F 49 Homerville GA 24:23
61. Derrick Harris M 47 Valdosta GA 24:25
62. Morgan Washburn F 13 Valdosta GA 24:33
63. Meava Lesho F 29 Hahira GA 24:38
64. Chirs Sharp M Hahira GA 24:39
65. Larry Marts M 59 Hahira GA 24:46
66. Kevin Miller F 31 Lakeland GA 24:49
67. Mason Anderson M 9 Hahira GA 24:59
68. Corrie Weyant F 49 Hahira GA 25:03
69. Martha Magukienig (?) F 42 Valdosta GA 25:10
70. Matthews Powell M 11 Hahira GA 25:17
71. Davis Ison M 13 Lake Park GA 25:39
72. Leanna Greene F 24 Lake Park GA 25:39
73. Eryn Guilmette F 14 Lake Park GA 25:47
74. Jessica Harmon F 12 Valdosta GA 26:12
75. Scott Routsong M 44 Valdosta GA 26:20
76. Jeff Helmes M 49 Homerville GA 26:39
77. Cynthia Hardy F 54 Fayetteville GA 26:42
78. Micaela Wood F 13 Hahira GA 26:43
79. Billie Washburn F 48 Valdosta GA 26:58
80. William Hardy M 55 Fayetteville GA 27:17
81. Stephanie Moss F 40 Valdosta GA 27:21
82. Kate Patterson F 31 Valdosta GA 27:22
83. Erin Wilkey F 7 Valdosta GA 27:23
84. John Rakestraw M 73 Tallahassee FL 27:31
85. Willie White M 43 Valdosta GA 27:42
86. Brenda McCurdy F 46 Lake Park GA 27:45
87. Michelle Byington F 42 Valdosta GA 28:03
88. William Kans M 25 Valdosta GA 28:06
89. Matthew Isley M 29 Hahira GA 28:11
90. Casey Parker F 23 Valdosta GA 28:12
91. Rusty Parker M 52 Valdosta GA 28:35
92. Richard David M 33 Hahira GA 28:35
93. Katy Shaw F 30 Lakeland GA 28:58
94. Gabe Napers Jr. M 12 Hahira GA 29:08
95. Amanda Sheperd F 29 Valdosta GA 29:10
96. Brooke Reese F 10 Lakeland GA 29:28
97. Brandi Warren F 35 Thomasville GA 29:42
98. Marcus Pride M 31 Valdosta GA 29:54
99. Kenny McDonald M 46 Valdosta GA 29:56
100. Angela Pozons F 36 Adel GA 30:08
101. Chris Hale M 18 Valdosta GA 30:10
102. Joseph Pezent M 6 Adel GA 30:41
103. Lorin Pozont M 45 Adel GA 30:47
104. Rebecca Elmore F 33 Valdosta GA 31:25
105. Aaron Darnell M 35 Valdosta GA 31:27
106. Todd Tillman M 44 Valdosta GA 31:29
107. Aubrey Suddarth F 15 Valdosta GA 31:37
108. Hayworth Anderson M 11 Hahira GA 31:40
109. Wendy Newman F 42 Hahira GA 31:41
110. Keri Langdale F 33 Valdosta GA 31:44
111. Amy Allison F 29 Hahira GA 31:46
112. Faye Large F 50 Valdosta GA 32:22
113. Dan Frey M 53 Hahira Ga 32:41
114. Zenia Livingston F 34 Nashville GA 32:50
115. Robin Barth F 48 Valdosta GA 32:51
116. Nancy Hopson F 32 Valdosta GA 32:58
117. Beth Haun F 39 Valdosta GA 32:58
118. Shaw Wacter M 10 Lake Park GA 33:11
119. Brynn Wacter F 7 Lake Park GA 33:14
120. Emmy Copeland F 10 Valdosta GA 33:17
121. Laura Fulp F 40 Hahira GA 33:19
122. Rebecca Schramm f 47 Vestal NY 33:22
123. David LaRowe M 39 Hahira GA 33:25
124. Jackson Lawson M 8 Hahira GA 33:27
125. Joe Christian M 72 Naylor GA 33:45
126. no card 33:50
127. no card 34:01
128. April Fielding F 31 Hahira GA 34:02
129. Sandra Fielding F 60 Hahira GA 34:17
130. Mike Wyche M 38 Quitman GA 34:18
131. Kaye Pearce M 35 Valdosta GA 34:27
132. Kathrine Gibbons F 57 Tifton GA 34:28
133. Julie Prine F 31 Valdosta GA 34:41
134. Mary-Ann Shea F 54 Valdosta GA 34:49
135. Lisa Hale F 52 Valdosta GA 34:51
136. Teresa Bullard F 42 Hahira GA 34:54
137. Kaci Nobles F 30 Valdosta GA 35:24
138. J Allen Lawson M 44 Hahira GA 35:32
139. Carrie Meyer F 29 Valdosta GA 36:02
140. Jolleen Christians F 46 Valdosta GA 36:33
141. Bradley Meyer M 33 Valdosta GA 36:34
142. Deborah McDonald f 53 Valdosta GA 36:37
143. Mendi Griner F 34 Valdosta GA 36:50
144. Kristie Brown F 44 Hahira GA 36:56
145. Izzy Mazurkiewicz F 13 Valdosta GA 37:03
146. Daniel Lashbrook M 21 Valdosta GA 37:06
147. Susan Santicola F 47 Valdosta GA 37:15
148. Stephanie Roy F 25 Valdosta GA 37:27
149. Brenda Humphrey F 54 Valdosta GA 37:43
150. Sara Guilmette F 14 Lake Park GA 38:31
151. Chris Nobbs M 35 Valdosta GA 39:49
152. Jill Davis F 49 Hahira GA 39:52
153. Robert Merrill M 60 Hahira GA 39:53
154. Rebecca Bradley F 33 Hahira GA 40:43
155. Tyler Fraher M 12 Hahira GA 41:16
156. Jessica Cain F 29 Evans GA 41:38
157. Jim Mathis M 79 Quitman GA 41:53
158. Almarine Prine F 31 Valdosta GA 42:11
159. Jessica King F 25 Hahira GA 42:11
160. Jennifer Lester F 31 Thomasville GA 42:20
161. Roy Wilson M 50 Valdosta GA 42:22
162. Sandra Lumpkin F 36 Hahira GA 42:26
163. Beth Owens F 55 Lake Park GA 42:27
164. Erin Wacter F 33 Lake Park GA 42:43
165. Sandra Hall F 50 Hahira GA 42:44
166. Gwen Rowland F 52 Cordova TN 43:00
167. Suzanne Pittman F 41 Hahira GA 44:08
168. Austin Haun M 10 Valdosta GA 44:14
169. Kellie Wiggins F 44 Hahira GA 44:52
170. Amy Fraher F 37 Hahira GA 45:02
171. Mike Hunnicut M 52 Panama City Bch FL 45:30
172. Mandi Tucker F 28 Moultrie GA 46:52
173. Britney Wigens F 12 Hahira GA 46:54
174. Caley Fulp F 11 Hahira GA 46:55
175. Taylor Tolliver F 10 Valdosta GA 47:03
176. no card 47:09
177. no card 47:36
178. no card 47:36
179. Lynn Carlton F 46 Quitman GA 47:39
180. Ashley Carlton F 18 Quitman GA 47:52
181. Kelly Williams F 29 Valdosta GA 51:17
182. Frances Kelly F 51 Attapulgus GA 51:19
183. Ronald Kelly M 55 Attapulgus GA 51:19
184. Jennie Pridgen F 27 Hahira GA 51:21
185. John Winter M 62 Boone IA 51:22
186. Chris Winter F 61 Boone IA 51:22
187. Jeff Hale M 48 Valdosta GA 51:24
188. Kati Dray F 31 Hahira GA 51:43
189. Amanda Barfield F 27 no time
190. Karen Eason F 31 Lake Park GA no time



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