Thursday, March 17, 2011

Valdosta celebrates azaleas; Marino and Smoot celebrate wins

James Marino raced 17:39 around the campus of Valdosta State University to win the 2011 Azalea Festival 5K on Saturday morning, March 12. The Valdosta runner finished over half a kilometer ahead of his closest competitor, Lowndes High's Tyler Thurman (2nd, 20:02). Just behind Thurman, Valdosta's Tom Philips was the first master runner across the line, placing third overall in 20:13.


Hahira's Brandi Faircloth was the defending champion in the women's division, having won in 2008 (21:46) as well as 2010 (20:54). Just three weeks before the Azalea Festival, Faircloth had won the Hospice Half Marathon in Dasher, Georgia. However, Valdosta master runner Alice Smoot was also at the Azalea Festival, and Smoot had been tearing up the local road with wins at Valdosta's Music In Motion 5K (March 5), Hahira's Art Of Surviving 5K (February 26), and Tifton's ABAC Fitness 5K (January 22). And when the Azalea Festival's first woman finished in front of the VSU Recreation Center it was Smoot (4th, 20:39), with Faircloth (5th, 20:43) just a few steps behind. Valdosta's Jared Komatz (10th, 22:29) finished third among the women.


The Azalea Festival 5K is part of the Valdosta-Lowndes Azalea Festival, which has been held annually since 2001. A one-mile fun run preceded the race; both running events were hosted by the Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority.


Valdosta-Lowndes Azalea Festival 5K
Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia
Saturday, 12 March 2011

PLACE ATHLETE                     S AGE CITY             ST TIME
===== =========================== = === ================ == =======
1. James Marino M 32 Valdosta GA 17:39
2. Tyler Thurman M 15 Valdosta GA 20:02
3. Tom Phillips M 47 Valdosta GA 20:13
4. Alice Smoot F 53 Valdosta GA 20:39
5. Brandi Faircloth F 33 Hahira GA 20:43
6. Scott Munger M 36 Valdosta GA 21:05
7. Bobby Stephenson M 24 Valdosta GA 21:37
8. Stacey Griffin M 42 Nashville GA 21:45
9. Toby Wilkey M 12 Valdosta GA 21:47
10. Jared Komatz F 28 Valdosta GA 22:29
11. Andrew Yorkey M 17 Valdosta GA 22:33
12. Cody Wilson Pezent M 10 Adel GA 22:41
13. Frank Ryan M 42 Hahira GA 22:42
14. Dylan Guilmette M 14 Lake Park GA 22:49
15. Brandon Wells M 37 Valdosta GA 23:12
16. Danny Swilley M 40 Valdosta GA 23:13
17. Nicholas Allen M 12 Valdosta GA 23:16
18. Tammy Jo Allen F 39 Valdosta GA 23:16
19. Jonathan Asbell M 42 Valdosta GA 23:17
20. Tanner Hundley M 21 Valdosta GA 23:30
21. no card
22. Joe Hayes M 30 Valdosta GA 23:57
23. Kim Munger F 40 Valdosta GA 24:13
24. Heather Shaw F 24 Valdosta GA 24:22
25. Lindsey Fox F 30 Valdosta GA 24:35
26. Matt Harrell M 12 Valdosta GA 24:36
27. Robert Wise M 57 Valdosta GA 24:47
28. Brian Colbert M 40 Valdosta GA 24:53
29. Braden Colbert M 11 Valdosta GA 25:07
30. Nicole Kump F 27 Valdosta GA 25:12
31. Gene Murphy M 29 Valdosta GA 25:23
32. Kevin Miller M 32 Lakeland GA 25:28
33. Jade Bulecza F 28 Valdosta GA 25:33
34. Angel Sumner F 28 Tifton GA 25:33
35. Ashley Tye M 35 Valdosta GA 25:44
36. Shannon Hand F 44 Moultrie GA 25:50
37. Brandon R. Earl M 22 Lakeland GA 25:56
38. Tracy Davis F 43 Pavo GA 26:00
39. Kala Hobbs F 26 Lenox GA 26:23
40. Jim Davis M 48 Pavo GA 26:25
41. Chandra Smith F 36 Madison FL 26:36
42. Mike Guilmette M 48 Lake Park GA 26:43
43. Christopher Golden M 31 Thomasville GA 26:44
44. Charles Parramore M 38 Valdosta GA 26:49
45. Eddie Parramore M 64 Camilla GA 26:50
46. Matt Jansen M 34 Valdosta GA 26:59
47. Sarah Schippers F 19 Solon OH 27:04
48. Erin Foote F 24 Valdosta GA 27:05
49. Micheal Miller M 31 Valdosta GA 27:12
50. Kevin Holland M 24 Valdosta GA 27:13
51. Nancy Henry F 56 Donalsonville GA 27:25
52. Rich Doud M 34 Hahira GA 27:32
53. Joannie Yeargin F 30 Valdosta GA 27:37
54. Jon Yeargin M 37 Valdosta GA 27:38
55. Michelle Williams F 35 Valdosta GA 27:41
56. Ashley Hurst F 21 Naylor GA 27:52
57. Stella Barrutia F 28 Valdosta GA 28:02
58. Meagan Sackenheim F 26 Valdosta GA 28:04
59. Linda Wood F 54 Valdosta GA 28:04
60. Craig Davis M 35 Adel GA 28:07
61. no card 28:11
62. Eryn Wilkey F 8 Valdosta GA 28:17
63. Michelle Godwin F 32 Pelham GA 28:23
64. Kevin Skaggs M 39 Valdosta GA 28:23
65. Helen Skaggs F 37 Valdosta GA 28:24
66. William Kuns M 25 Valdosta GA 28:37
67. Ronnie Metts M 66 Hahira GA 28:39
68. James Hayes M 62 Valdosta GA 29:19
69. Shane Padgett M 25 Valdosta GA 29:21
70. Preston White M 13 Quitman GA 29:57
71. Angela Pezent F 37 Adel GA 29:59
72. Robert Semeho M 26 Ray City GA 30:06
73. Felicia Freeman F 23 Valdosta GA 30:08
74. Greg White M 43 Quitman GA 30:15
75. Carson Oliver F 24 Valdosta GA 30:45
76. Charlie Mizell M 30 Pearson GA 30:55
77. Amy Lawlor F 34 Valdosta GA 31:04
78. Christina Miller F 30 Valdosta GA 31:09
79. Sarah Martin F 20 Valdosta GA 31:10
80. Ivey Manwaring F 28 Thomasville GA 31:17
81. Chad Fernandez M 33 Valdosta GA 31:25
82. Julie Brewster F 37 Thomasville GA 31:27
83. Shannon Fernandez F 40 Valdosta GA 31:38
84. Clarissa Fields F 24 Valdosta GA 31:47
85. Beth Hammond F 56 Valdosta GA 31:51
86. Brooke Reese F 11 Jesup GA 31:54
87. Joe Christian M 72 Naylor GA 31:58
88. Ruth Queen F 19 Macon GA 32:07
89. Darren McCall M 28 Valdosta GA 32:23
90. Joseph Thomas Pezent M 7 Adel GA 32:33
91. Annette Sowell F 48 Madison FL 32:49
92. Natalie Faure F 36 Valdosta GA 33:20
93. Carl Hand M 54 Valdosta GA 33:21
94. Julie Prine F 31 Valdosta GA 33:22
95. Michele Wilkey F 39 Valdosta GA 33:24
96. Nancy Cole F 28 Gainesville FL 33:27
97. Amber Echols F 27 Valdosta GA 33:32
98. Lauren Braun F 29 Hahira GA 33:34
99. Lee Yarbrough F 26 Ray City GA 33:35
100. Paige Norton F 15 Valdosta GA 33:40
101. Calvin Hobbs M 61 Lenox GA 33:44
102. Lexi Colbert F 12 Valdosta GA 33:46
103. Donna Alford F 53 Nashville GA 33:54
104. Macie Taylor F 12 Quitman GA 34:25
105. Howard Tessin M 64 Lake Park GA 34:32
106. Micheal West M 29 Valdosta GA 35:11
107. Rachel Smith F 23 Valdosta GA 36:12
108. Casey White M 15 Quitman GA 36:27
109. Diane Blunt F 46 Lake Park GA 36:41
110. Dixie Tucker F 29 Valdosta GA 36:55
111. Mary Peterman F 35 Valdosta GA 37:00
112. Heather Oliver F 34 Valdosta GA 38:21
113. Ameila Kumpel F 12 Valdosta GA 38:41
114. Lynn Tessin F 57 Lake Park GA 38:57
115. Elizabeth Kumpel F 8 Valdosta GA 38:58
116. LeiLani Golden F 26 Thomasville GA 39:30
117. Carolyn Blunt F 22 Lake Park GA 40:13
118. Tyler Coody M 27 Pinetta FL 40:14
119. Kearstyn Denton F 26 Valdosta GA 40:14
120. Tammy Hobbs F 48 Lenox GA 40:45
121. David Hammond M 59 Lilburn GA 40:48
122. Anna Cossey F 28 Lake Park FL 41:33
123. Jim Blunt M 54 Lake Park GA 42:02
124. Tiffany Kumpel F 41 Valdosta GA 42:25
125. Madison Devane F 9 Valdosta GA 43:03
126. Brooklyn F 8 Valdosta GA 43:03
127. Greg Prine M 46 Valdosta GA 43:04
128. Kaylee Buckham F 19 Valdosta GA 43:14
129. Kelly Willaims F 29 Valdosta GA 52:13
130. no card 53:24
131. no card 53:25


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