Monday, February 11, 2013

Cary and Page outrank the field at the Generals 5K

Jog With The Generals 5KDasher is a village in Lowndes county, Georgia, just south of Valdosta. Based on its name, you'd expect Dasher to be the site of a showcase 100-meter race, or perhaps a track meet solely devoted to sprints. Counter to those expectations Dasher was where 161 athletes completed a distance run on Saturday morning, 9 February 2013--the Jog With The Generals 5K. Once again, don't be fooled by names. Valdosta State University Blazer cross-country alumnus Steven Cary was moving quite a bit faster than a jog. Cary turned in a 17:48 for the 3.1-mile course, winning the first-year event. Behind Cary, Valdosta Middle School cross-country coach Ryan Kelly finished runner-up in 17:59. Tyler Thurman, a junior at Lowndes High School, took third with a 18:21. Jacob Bearrentine grabbed fourth in 19:58, and Valdosta master runner Rick Mazurkiewicz was fifth in 20:24.


Thirteen-year-old Makenzee Page of Valdosta's Viking Runners Club was the first female, running 22:57 to place ninth overall. Audrey Williams, a Valdosta State undergraduate, was the second female finisher, taking tenth overall in 23:08. Alycia Ussery (11th, 23:23), a freshman distance runner at Richmond Hill High School, was the third female and Valdosta's Jennifer Hummel (12th, 23:27) the fourth. The fifth female and top master woman was Valdosta's Martha Mazurkiewicz, 13th overall in 23:28.


The Jog With The Generals 5K was hosted by Georgia Christian School, a private school located in Dasher whose mascot is (you guessed it) the Generals.


Top Ten Males, 2013 Jog With The Generals 5K
  1. 17:48.0 ~ Steven Cary (M, 25) Milledgeville, GA
  2. 17:58.5 ~ Ryan Kelly (M, 34) Lake Park, GA
  3. 18:20.6 ~ Tyler Thurman (M, 17) Valdosta, GA
  4. 19:57.3 ~ Jacob Bearrentine (M, 20) Valdosta, GA
  5. 20:24.0 ~ Rick Mazurkiewicz (M, 45) Valdosta, GA
  6. 22:26.7 ~ Gene Murphy (M, 31) Valdosta, GA
  7. 22:38.9 ~ Milo Mirate (M, 17) Valdosta, GA
  8. 22:41.5 ~ Jacob Perry (M, 32) Valdosta, GA
  9. 23:34.9 ~ Rob McGhin (M, 33) Valdosta, GA
  10. 24:11.4 ~ Darren McCall (M, 29) Valdosta, GA

Top Ten Females, 2013 Jog With The Generals 5K
  1. 22:56.5 ~ Makenzee Page (F, 13) Ray City, GA
  2. 23:07.7 ~ Audrey Williams (F, 22) Valdosta, GA
  3. 23:22.2 ~ Alycia Ussery (F, 15) Richmond Hill, GA
  4. 23:26.1 ~ Jennifer Hummel (F, 39) Valdosta, GA
  5. 23:27.7 ~ Martha Mazurkiewicz (F, 45) Valdosta, GA
  6. 24:26.3 ~ Debbie Green  (F, 46) Valdosta, GA
  7. 25:00.3 ~ Masha Bzenyuk (F, 24) Valdosta, GA
  8. 25:22.3 ~ Nicole Parrish (F, 30) Valdosta, GA
  9. 25:22.6 ~ Kala Hobbs (F, 28) Lenox, GA
  10. 25:39.4 ~ Mary Cangelosi (F, 48) Valdosta, GA

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