Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day three-peat for Rice in Valdosta

One day someone other than Chris Rice will win Valdosta's Memorial Day 5K. That day has not yet arrived, though. On Saturday, 30 May 2011, Valdosta's third annual Memorial Day 5K was marked by Rice successfully defending his 2010 title and winning the race for the third straight time, running 17:10.


Maybe next year.


Valdosta's Masked Avenger finished runner-up in 17:52, while Cairo's Stephen Robbins took third in 18:28. The fastest master runner in the race was Lynn Burnett of Livingston, Tennessee; Burnett placed eighth overall in 20:57.


Valdosta's own Alice Smoot was the first woman as well as the first woman master, finishing ninth overall in 21:06. 14th overall in 21:53, Dr. Gretchen Bielmyer was the women's runner-up behind Smoot once again.


102 athletes finished the race, up from last year's field of 79 finishers.


Results, 2011 Valdosta Memorial Day 5K
  1. 17:10 Christopher Rice (M, 22) Valdosta, GA
  2. 17:52 Masked Avenger (M, 32) Valdosta, GA
  3. 18:28 Stephen Robbins (M, 14) Cairo, GA
  4. 19:12 David Burnett (M, 35) Valdosta, GA
  5. 19:38 Clyde Foster, Jr (M, 17) Naylor, GA
  6. 19:39 Spence Holben (M, 37) Lee, FL
  7. 20:51 Tyler Thurman (M, 15) Valdosta, GA
  8. 20:57 Lynn Burnett (M, 54) Livingston, TN
  9. 21:08 Alice Smoot (F, 53) Valdosta, GA
  10. 21:23 Chuck Marshburn (M, 36) Valdosta, GA
  11. 21:29 Keegan Boyd (M, 23) Lakeland, GA
  12. 21:36 Justo Cabral (M, 38) Valdosta, GA
  13. 21:49 Tom Phillips (M, 47) Valdosta, GA
  14. 21:53 Gretchen Bielmyer (F, 34) Valdosta, GA
  15. 22:33 Wes Hand (M, 39) Nashville, GA
  16. 22:43 Kevin Langley (M, 40) Adel, GA
  17. 23:04 Jody Penney (F, 37) Valdosta, GA
  18. 23:11 Frank Ryan (M, 43) Hahira, GA
  19. 23:22 Libby Smith (F, 40) Valdosta, GA
  20. 23:32 Cody Pezent (M, 10) Adel, GA
  21. 23:32 Larry Morts (M, 59) Valdosta, GA
  22. 23:49 Jonathan Rogers (M, 39) Valdosta, GA
  23. 23:58 Alan Johnson (M, 51) Valdosta, GA
  24. 24:00 Rob Sheridan (M, 50) Valdosta, GA
  25. 24:10 Tony Hezekiah (M, 53) Valdosta, GA
  26. 24:33 Ben Register (M, 29) Hahira, GA
  27. 24:46 Melanie Hall (F, 27) Tifton, GA
  28. 24:46 Bob Moon (M, 56) Valdosta, GA
  29. 24:58 Donaldson Johnson (M, 42) Hahira, GA
  30. 25:21 Jim Janek (M, 53) Adel, GA
  31. 25:43 Anita Burnett (F, 54) Livingston, TN
  32. 25:49 Gene Murphy (M, 29) Valdosta, GA
  33. 26:02 Robert Wise (M, 57) Valdosta, GA
  34. 26:27 Jim Hall (M, 60) Valdosta, GA
  35. 26:32 Leslie Whiddon (F, 38) Hahira, GA
  36. 26:37 Janis Lee (F, 56) Hahira, GA
  37. 26:39 Kristy Johnson (F, 41) Hahira, GA
  38. 26:47 Marlena Butler (F, 29) Valdosta, GA
  39. 26:48 Ellen Carlo (F, 41) Valdosta, GA
  40. 26:49 Daniel Swilley (M, 12) Valdosta, GA
  41. 26:51 Stephanie Adams (F, 44) Jennings, FL
  42. 26:54 Dusty Dorminey (M, 36) Lake Park, GA
  43. 26:55 Alan Sanderson (M, 36) Valdosta, GA
  44. 27:04 Danny Swilley (M, 40) Valdosta, GA
  45. 27:13 Allison Thornhill (F, 31) Valdosta, GA
  46. 27:14 Steven Truitt (M, 35) Valdosta, GA
  47. 27:19 Jena Suffel (F, 24) Valdosta, GA
  48. 27:20 Alden Walker (F, 15) Valdosta, GA
  49. 27:48 Leslie Beal (F, 51) Valdosta, GA
  50. 28:01 David Penney (M, 43) Valdosta, GA
  51. 28:35 Heather Kelly (F, 32) Valdosta, GA
  52. 29:09 Laura Washnock (F, 40) Valdosta, GA
  53. 29:18 A.Jacks Green (M, 10) Valdosta, GA
  54. 29:29 Lindsi Jones (F, 28) Valdosta, GA
  55. 29:34 Darren McCall (M, 28) Valdosta, GA
  56. 29:46 Farrah Sinclair (F, 34) Chuluota, FL
  57. 29:58 Misty McQuaig (F, 33) Homerville, GA
  58. 30:11 Rookie Gage (M, 38) Hoover, AL
  59. 30:13 Brooke Reese (F, 11) Jesup, GA
  60. 30:20 Steven Coyne (M, 60) Valdosta, GA
  61. 30:22 Chad Fernandez (M, 33) Valdosta, GA
  62. 30:50 Ada Steele (F, 51) Valdosta, GA
  63. 30:53 Cheyenne Reese (F, 11) Jesup, GA
  64. 30:56 Joe Christian (M, 72) Naylor, GA
  65. 31:18 Gee Edwards (M, 34) Valdosta, GA
  66. 31:25 Matthew Dent (M, 13) Greensboro, GA
  67. 31:34 Deborah Russell (F, 37) Valdosta, GA
  68. 31:35 LaRue Russell (M, 37) Valdosta, GA
  69. 31:56 Sylvia Ellis (F, 41) Valdosta, GA
  70. 32:00 Amanda Shapard (F, 30) Valdosta, GA
  71. 32:15 Galen Mirate (F, 55) Valdosta, GA
  72. 32:24 Ben Davis (M, 23) Valdosta, GA
  73. 32:40 Tiberius Drocea (M, 9) Valdosta, GA
  74. 33:07 Robert Kumpel (M, 51) Valdosta, GA
  75. 34:01 Danya Schutt (F, 51) Valdosta, GA
  76. 34:02 Tammy Greer (F, 40) Valdosta, GA
  77. 35:47 Sharon Hilton (F, 43) Valdosta, GA
  78. 35:48 Jospeh Pezent (M, 7) Adel, GA
  79. 35:57 Lorin Pezent (M, 46) Adel, GA
  80. 37:07 Laura Dent (F, 47) Greensboro, GA
  81. 37:22 Deborah McDonald (F, 53) Valdosta, GA
  82. 37:32 Christine Cabral (F, 34) Valdosta, GA
  83. 37:32 Rosemary Taormina (F, 40) Pooler, GA
  84. 37:48 Tyler Ellis (M, 9) Valdosta, GA
  85. 37:56 Creed Sinclair (M, 7) Chuluota, FL
  86. 37:57 Scott Sinclair (M, 34) Chuluota, FL
  87. 38:00 Heather Drocea (F, 32) Valdosta, GA
  88. 39:24 Alexyss Metts (F, 7) Hahira, GA
  89. 39:38 Ronnie Metts (M, 66) Hahira, GA
  90. 39:59 Leonard E. Cato (M, 79) Valdosta, GA
  91. 40:18 Sandra Tucker (F, 51) Valdosta, GA
  92. 42:00 Amelia Kumpel (F, 13) Valdosta, GA
  93. 43:22 Tiffany Kumpel (F, 41) Valdosta, GA
  94. 43:33 Richard Lee (M, 59) Hahira, GA
  95. 46:28 Benjamin Baccigalori (M, 27) Hahira, GA
  96. 46:49 Denise Harrington (F, 58) Marlboro, NJ
  97. 47:33 Anita Bosch (F, 51) Valdosta, GA
  98. 47:34 April Baccigalori (F, 29) Hahira, GA
  99. 48:13 Jadine Murphy (F, 56) Valdosta, GA
  100. 49:14 Gene Murphy (M, 61) Valdosta, GA
  101. 49:54 Elizabeth Kumpel (F, 8) Valdosta, GA
  102. 50:04 Carol Ekman (F, 67) Lakeland, GA

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