Friday, May 17, 2013

No toiling, no spinning, just running for Kelly and Kelly

On Friday evening, 17 May 2013, in Adel, Georgia athletes ran the Daylily City 5K. The year before it had been a Saturday morning race called the Adel Daylily Festival 5K. In 2010 and 2011 it had been the Adelily 5K. And if you go back to 2009, there had been a Blossom Trot 10K.


Someday this race will know what it wants to be when it grows up.


In 2013 though it was the Kelly's race. Lake Park, Georgia husband-and-wife Ryan and Heather Kelly grabbed the overall male and female titles that Friday evening in Adel. Ryan Kelly placed first overall in 18:19. Heather Kelly was eighth in 26:03. Ryan Kelly finished about half a kilometer ahead of the runner-up, Adel master runner Sean McConnell. McConnell ran 20:34 for the 3.1 miles, finishing just ahead of the 20:39 clocked by third-place runner Liam Bickerstaff of Hahira, Georgia.


Heather Kelly's 26:03 put her about 300 meters ahead of the second female finisher, Angela Pezent of Adel. Pezent was ninth overall in 27:42.


Top Ten Males, 2013 Daylily City 5K
  1. 18:18.9 ~ Ryan Kelly (M, 34) Lake Park, GA
  2. 20:33.1 ~ Sean McConnell (M, 42) Adel, GA
  3. 20:38.8 ~ Liam Bickerstaff (M, 17) Hahira, GA
  4. 20:52.4 ~ Gary Rowan (M, 25) Adel, GA
  5. 22:27.9 ~ Jonathan McDaniel (M, ) Adel, GA
  6. 24:18.1 ~ Will Gates (M, 23) Barney, GA
  7. 24:27.2 ~ Cody Pezent (M, 12) Adel, GA
  8. 27:53.5 ~ Steven Schramm (M, 40) Adel, GA
  9. 28:10.5 ~ Bruce Laughlin (M, 64) Ray City, GA
  10. 28:58.2 ~ Steve Norris (M, 41) Macon, GA

Top Eight Females, 2013 Daylily City 5K
  1. 26:02.5 ~ Heather Kelly (F, 34) Lake Park, GA
  2. 27:41.6 ~ Angela Pezent (F, 39) Adel, GA
  3. 31:03.5 ~ Lexi Metts (F, 9) Hahira, GA
  4. 36:31.9 ~ Lynn Rice (F, ) Ray City, GA
  5. 37:41.2 ~ Tracey Kelshaw (F, 45) Moulrie, GA
  6. 40:08.6 ~ Brittney McDaniel (F, 11) Adel, GA
  7. 40:46.4 ~ Julie McDaniel (F, 57) Adel, GA
  8. 42:17.5 ~ Jenny McDaniel (F, 37) Adel, GA

Adel Daylily Festival 5K champions, 2010-2013
DateMenWomen
5 June 201018:58, John Seppala25:34, Becky Thompson
4 June 201118:18, Masked Avenger21:28, Alice Smoot
2 June 201218:33, Masked Avenger21:54, Jacki Pinkerton
17 May 201318:19, Ryan Kelly26:03, Heather Kelly
Prior to the first 5K race in 2010, there was a 10K Blossom Trot in 2009.


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