Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Powers and Helton make the records fall in Valdosta

Defending champions and race records meant nothing to Jeff Powers at the third annual Valdosta Independence Day 5K on 4 July 2011. The former (c/o 2007) Central Michigan Chippewa distance runner from Avon, Indiana set a new event record of 16:15, winning the race and defeating 2010 champ Chris Rice of Valdosta. Rice finished close to 200 meters back in 16:56. Thomas Phillips of Valdosta was the fastest master in the race, placing ninth overall in 20:09.


Last year Jordanne Helton ran the Valdosta Independence Day 5K in 20:28, four seconds faster than Ashley McGee's event record, but finished runner-up behind her Valdosta State teammate, Angelina Horne. This year Helton ran 20:16 to capture both the race record and the women's title, placing tenth overall. Half a minute behind Helton, Alice Smoot was the second woman in, finishing 14th overall in 20:49 to repeat as the top woman master. Just behind Smoot, Alison Peters of Lowndes High anticipated her upcoming cross-country season with a 21:02 performance, finishing 15th overall as the third female.


Results, third annual Valdosta Independence Day 5K, 4 July 2011
  1. 16:15 Jeff Powers (M, 27) Avon, IN
  2. 16:56 Christopher Rice (M, 22) Valdosta, GA
  3. 18:10 Masked Avenger (M, 32) Valdosta, GA
  4. 18:41 Nathan Norton (M, 19) Americus, GA
  5. 18:50 Jose Castanon (M, 18) Hahira, GA
  6. 19:56 Lyndon Jones Jr (M, 18) Valdosta, GA
  7. 19:57 Juan Castanon (M, 18) Hahira, GA
  8. 20:04 Tyler Thurman (M, 15) Valdosta, GA
  9. 20:09 Thomas Phillips (M, 47) Valdosta, GA
  10. 20:16 Jordanne Helton (F, 21) Valdosta, GA
  11. 20:17 Steven Cary (M, 23) Milledgeville, GA
  12. 20:45 Sam Louie (M, 40) Valdosta, GA
  13. 20:47 David Jones (M, 16) Valdosta, GA
  14. 20:49 Alice Smoot (F, 54) Valdosta, GA
  15. 21:02 Alison Peters (F, 15) Valdosta, GA
  16. 21:07 Rusty Jones (M, 58) Valdosta, GA
  17. 21:23 Antony Erickson (M, 19) Fayetteville, NC
  18. 21:28 Jake Bearrentine (M, 18) Valdosta, GA
  19. 21:37 Justo Cabral (M, 38) Valdosta, GA
  20. 21:42 Chuck Marshburn (M, 36) Valdosta, GA
  21. 21:54 Keegan Boyd (M, 23) Lakeland, GA
  22. 22:02 Jo Ann Fort (F, 50) Glencoe, AL
  23. 22:10 Robert Allen (M, 33) Valdosta, GA
  24. 22:11 Tom Grant (M, 34) Valdosta, GA
  25. 22:16 Gretchen Bielmyer (F, 35) Valdosta, GA
  26. 22:30 Greg Holm (M, 17) Valdosta, GA
  27. 22:42 Caleb Coil (M, 14) Valdosta, GA
  28. 23:05 Frank Ryan (M, 43) Hahira, GA
  29. 23:06 april scruggs (F, 42) Valdosta, GA
  30. 23:08 Jody Penney (F, 37) Valdosta, GA
  31. 23:12 Rob Sheridan (M, 50) Valdosta, GA
  32. 23:14 Travis Ballard (M, 19) Fayetteville, NC
  33. 23:20 Toby Wilkey (M, 12) Valdosta, GA
  34. 23:32 Mark Purser (M, 25) Arlington, VA
  35. 23:39 Angel Godwin (F, 38) Valdosta, GA
  36. 23:43 Alison Thornhill (F, 31) Valdosta, GA
  37. 23:44 Cody Pezent (M, 10) Adel, GA
  38. 23:45 Nadezhda Pokrovskaya (F, 39) Valdosta, GA
  39. 24:02 Carolyn McCreight (F, 40) Valdosta, GA
  40. 24:06 Erin Foote (F, 24) Valdosta, GA
  41. 24:08 Andrew Yorkey (M, 18) Valdosta, GA
  42. 24:13 Mark George (M, 48) Valdosta, GA
  43. 24:26 Frank McLeod (M, 63) Fitzgerald, GA
  44. 24:29 Doug Farwell (M, 47) Valdosta, GA
  45. 24:31 Bryan Bell (M, 42) Lake Park, GA
  46. 24:38 Matthew Lepzinski (M, 50) Grand Rapids, MI
  47. 24:40 Charles LaHood (M, 57) Valdosta, GA
  48. 24:42 Randy Walker (M, 53) Valdosta, GA
  49. 24:47 Gabriel Ruff (M, 36) Valdosta, GA
  50. 24:50 ferrell scruggs (M, 46) Valdosta, GA
  51. 24:51 Kevin Ramos (M, 16) Valdosta, GA
  52. 24:53 Josh Perry (M, 18) Ray City, GA
  53. 25:02 Kyle Flickinger (M, 21) Valdosta, GA
  54. 25:03 Bob Moon (M, 56) Valdosta, GA
  55. 25:06 Steven Dansereau (M, 49) Lakeland, GA
  56. 25:14 Melissa Grant (F, 30) Valdosta, GA
  57. 25:39 Eddie Parramore (M, 64) Camilla, GA
  58. 25:43 Gary Wood (M, 51) Valdosta, GA
  59. 25:57 Michael Baun (M, 54) Valdosta, GA
  60. 26:00 Alan Sanderson (M, 36) Valdosta, GA
  61. 26:27 Jim Janek (M, 53) Adel, GA
  62. 27:05 Marlena Butler (F, 29) Valdosta, GA
  63. 27:11 Dylan Guilmette (M, 15) Lake Park, GA
  64. 27:14 Lorin Pezent (M, 46) Adel, GA
  65. 27:16 Linda Wood (F, 54) Valdosta, GA
  66. 27:25 Stephanie Adams (F, 44) Jennings, FL
  67. 27:34 Jake Lyons (M, 27) Valdosta, GA
  68. 27:39 Joi Jones (F, 16) Valdosta, GA
  69. 27:42 Michael Guilmette (M, 48) Lake Park, GA
  70. 27:54 Kelly Swisher (F, 25) Avon, IN
  71. 27:56 Heather Kelly (F, 33) Valdosta, GA
  72. 27:57 Danny Swilley (M, 40) Valdosta, GA
  73. 27:57 Jonathan Asbell (M, 42) Valdosta, GA
  74. 28:04 Jason Bargeron (M, 25) Princeton, KY
  75. 28:49 Charles Parramore (M, 39) Valdosta, GA
  76. 29:00 Daniel Swilley (M, 12) Valdosta, GA
  77. 29:09 Ada Steele (F, 51) Valdosta, GA
  78. 29:10 Beth Ford (F, 42) Valdosta, GA
  79. 29:12 Anthony Kavouras (M, 49) Valdosta, GA
  80. 29:29 Julie Lepzinski (F, 48) Grand Rapids, MI
  81. 29:47 Dennis Gatchell (M, 60) Cheyenne, WY
  82. 30:02 Kenneth Wilkey (M, 36) Valdosta, GA
  83. 30:40 Michael Edwards (M, 64) Valdosta, GA
  84. 30:40 Connie Burgess (F, 45) Fitzgerald, GA
  85. 30:56 Galen Mirate (F, 55) Valdosta, GA
  86. 30:59 Kenny McDonald (M, 47) Valdosta, GA
  87. 31:13 Maggie Scruggs (F, 15) Valdosta, GA
  88. 31:28 Adarsh Gopinath (M, 25) Valdosta, GA
  89. 31:34 Angela Pezent (F, 37) Adel, GA
  90. 32:03 Eryn Wilkey (F, 8) Valdosta, GA
  91. 32:05 Joe Christian (M, 72) Naylor, GA
  92. 32:07 Wade Briggs (M, 27) Valdosta, GA
  93. 32:28 Sharon Hilton (F, 43) Valdosta, GA
  94. 32:31 Beth Lind (F, 43) Valdosta, GA
  95. 33:00 Rob McGhin (M, 31) Valdosta, GA
  96. 33:41 Katie Henderson (F, 16) Valdosta, GA
  97. 33:43 Erin Henderson (F, 46) Valdosta, GA
  98. 33:43 Gary Henderson (M, 45) Valdosta, GA
  99. 33:54 Dana Swilley (F, 41) Valdosta, GA
  100. 34:02 Bill Wetherington (M, 44) Valdosta, GA
  101. 34:11 Laura Burns (F, 41) Valdosta, GA
  102. 34:34 Kris Moore (M, 31) Lake Park, GA
  103. 35:16 Christine Cabral (F, 34) Valdosta, GA
  104. 36:00 Deborah McDonald (F, 53) Valdosta, GA
  105. 36:31 Rosemary Taormina (F, 40) Pooler, GA
  106. 38:16 Joseph Pezent (M, 7) Adel, GA
  107. 38:39 Courtney Ball (F, 9) Hahira, GA
  108. 38:40 Kevin Ball (M, 35) Hahira, GA
  109. 38:41 Edwin Brunot (M, 43) Valdosta, GA
  110. 39:22 Leonard E Cato (M, 79) Valdosta, GA
  111. 39:30 Michele Wilkey (F, 39) Valdosta, GA
  112. 39:42 Danielle Archer (F, 26) Lakeland, GA
  113. 40:51 Autumn Archer (F, 10) Lakeland, GA
  114. 40:52 Justin Archer (M, 29) Lakeland, GA
  115. 41:41 Audrey Fort (F, 14) Glencoe, AL
  116. 41:57 Angela Pounds (F, 11) Lakeland, GA
  117. 42:03 Karen Corby (F, 51) Valdosta, GA
  118. 46:32 Logan Ball (M, 7) Hahira, GA
  119. 46:33 Cassie Ball (F, 11) Hahira, GA
  120. 46:36 Sherri Ball (F, 34) Hahira, GA
  121. 46:48 Kathy Brunot (F, 45) Valdosta, GA
  122. 48:13 Naomi Hendricks (F, 46) Ray City, GA
  123. 51:17 Dan Davis (M, 56) Valdosta, GA

Champions of the Valdosta Independence Day 5K, 2009-2011
DateMenWomen
4 July 201116:15 Jeff Powers
20:16 Jordanne Helton
4 July 201016:32 Chris Rice
20:26 Angelina Horne
4 July 200916:38 Alan McGough
20:32 Ashley McGee


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