From Barnes' Valdosta store on South Patterson, 80 runners started west on Savannah Street, soon turning north onto Oak Street. By 800 meters three runners were well out in front of the rest of the field--Nathan Norton of Americus, Caleb Coil of Lowndes High, and Tyler Thurman of Lowndes High. Norton pushed the pace, and the leaders dropped Thurman. Around the halfway point, where the race turned east onto Brookwood Drive, Norton had opened up a 30 meter gap on Coil. Norton continued to widen his lead as the runners headed back south on Oak Street. Thurman moved into second, catching a fading coil. By the time the race arrived back at Barnes Drugs, Norton was 130 meters ahead, crossing the finish line first in 18:29. Thurman took second in 18:58, while coil was third in 19:16. Kaleb Heninger of Fitzgerald, Georgia placed fourth in 19:29. The fastest master in the race was Valdosta's Rick Mazurkiewicz, finishing fifth overall in 19:59.
Leesburg, Georgia runners Lauren Toskey and Ashley Toskey led the women at the halfway mark, with Lauren a few steps ahead. Valdosta's Aubrey Suddarth was not far behind. But the only thing that changed during the second half of the race was the distance between the runners, and Lauren Toskey was the first woman back to Barnes Drugs, finishing twelfth overall in 23:23. Ashely Toskey was the women's runner-up, placing thirteenth overall in 23:40. Suddarth held on to the third women's spot, running 24:03 for 18th. The fourth woman across the finish line was the first master woman, Valdosta's Debbie Green, 21st overall in 24:43.
80 athletes completed the 5K, up from last year's roster of 67 finishers. Another six people finished the one-mile fun run.
Top Ten Men, 4th annual Barnes 100 Year 5K
- 18:29 ~ Nathan Norton (M, 21) Americus, GA
- 18:58 ~ Tyler Thurman (M, 16) Valdosta, GA
- 19:16 ~ Caleb Coil (M, 16) Valdosta, GA
- 19:29 ~ Kaleb Heninger (M, 23) Fitzgerald, GA
- 19:59 ~ Rick Mazurkiewicz (M, 45) Valdosta, GA
- 20:25 ~ Orenthal Kinsey (M, 36) Ludowici, GA
- 21:20 ~ Jackson Williams (M, 29) Willacoochee, GA
- 21:59 ~ Jonathan McDaniel (M, 31) Adel, GA
- 22:13 ~ Matthew Wells (M, 43) Valdosta, GA
- 23:09 ~ Hunter Sizemore (M, 25) Ray City, GA
Top Ten Women, 4th annual Barnes 100 Year 5K
- 23:23 ~ Lauren Tosky (F, 18) Leesburg, GA
- 23:40 ~ Ashley Tosky (F, 19) Leesburg, GA
- 24:03 ~ Aubrey Suddarth (F, 17) Valdosta, GA
- 24:43 ~ Debbie Green (F, 46) Valdosta, GA
- 25:10 ~ Jennifer Hummel (F, 39) Dasher, GA
- 25:15 ~ Martha Mazurkiewicz (F, 44) Valdosta, GA
- 25:18 ~ Ansley Childree (F, 22) Valdosta, GA
- 25:53 ~ Rebecca Meindl (F, 36) Valdosta, GA
- 25:54 ~ Laura Copeland (F, 32) Hahira, GA
- 26:59 ~ Billie Washburn (F, 50) Valdosta, GA
|Barnes 100 Years 5K Champions, 2009-2012|
|18 July 2009||19:05, Masked Avenger||20:18, Angelina Horne|
|17 July 2010||16:45, Daniel Broadhead||20:31, Angelina Horne|
|16 July 2011||18:02, Masked Avenger||20:54, Alice Smoot|
|14 July 2012||18:29, Nathan Norton||23:23, Lauren Tosky|
- Complete results of the 2012 Barnes 100 5K
- More photos of the 2012 Barnes 100 5K
- Tom Durham's photos of the 2012 Barnes 100 5K
- 2011 story, "No settling for second for Avenger and Smoot at 2011 Barnes 5K"
- 2010 story, "Broadhead breaks record and Horne builds streak at Barnes 5K"
- Find another centennial race in the Tallahassee region on the Trouble Afoot! calendar