Mary Alice Smoot, a rising senior at Valwood School, trimmed three seconds from Jordanne Helton's 2011 women's course record, establishing a new female standard of 20:13 for the Independence Day race. Smoot finished over 300 meters ahead of the runner-up in the female competition, Kelsey Morse of Valdosta. Morse was 22nd overall in 21:44. Alison Peters was third in the female standings, placing 23rd overall in 22:04. For the fourth straight year, Valdosta's Mary Smoot was the first master woman across the finish line at the Independence Day 5K. Smoot's 22:21 was good for 25th overall.
Top Ten Males, 2013 Valdosta Independence Day 5K
- 17:27.4 ~ Wright Calhoun (M, 15) Americus, GA
- 18:05.4 ~ Devin Long (M, 19) West Point, NY
- 18:25.3 ~ Ryan Kelly (M, 34) Lake Park, GA
- 18:37.8 ~ Jadon Long (M, 17) Hahira, GA
- 18:49.9 ~ Tyler Thurman (M, 17) Valdosta, GA
- 19:02.7 ~ Chris Stover (M, 27) Valdosta, GA
- 19:11.4 ~ Ryan Sealy (M, 29) Valdosta, GA
- 19:25.8 ~ Sean McConnell (M, 42) Adel, GA
- 19:32.5 ~ Matthew Baun (M, 14) Valdosta, GA
- 19:33.0 ~ David Burnett (M, 37) Valdosta, GA
Top Ten Females, 2013 Valdosta Independence Day 5K
- 20:12.2 ~ Mary Alice Smoot (F, 17) Valdosta, GA
- 21:44.0 ~ Kelsey Morse (F, 10) Valdosta, GA
- 22:03.2 ~ Alison Peters (F, 17) Valdosta, GA
- 22:20.7 ~ Alice Smoot (F, 56) Valdosta, GA
- 22:44.1 ~ Sarah Stover (F, 31) Valdosta, GA
- 23:09.0 ~ Jacki Pinkerton (F, 17) Valdosta, GA
- 23:14.6 ~ Makenzee Page (F, 13) Ray City, GA
- 23:20.0 ~ Mackenzie Morse (F, 13) Valdosta, GA
- 23:22.7 ~ Debbie Green (F, 47) Valdosta, GA
- 23:42.0 ~ Beth DeLoach (F, 40) Valdosta, GA
|Champions of the Valdosta Independence Day 5K, 2009-2013|
|4 July 2009||16:38, Alan McGough||20:32, Ashley McGee||228|
|4 July 2010||16:32, Chris Rice||20:26, Angelina Horne||215|
|4 July 2011||16:15, Jeff Powers||20:16, Jordanne Helton||123|
|4 July 2012||16:57, Chris Rice||20:18, Christine Shattles||192|
|4 July 2013||17:28, Wright Calhoun||20:13, Mary Alice Smoot||163|
|The predecessor of the Valdosta Independence Day 5K was the|
Baytree 8K, run in the streets of Valdosta on Independence Day
from 2006 to 2008.
- Complete results of Valdosta's 2013 Independence Day 5K
- 2012 story, "Rice and Shattles celebrate America's birthday with Valdosta 5K wins"
- 2011 story, "Powers and Helton make the records fall in Valdosta"
- 2010 story, "2010 story, "Rice and Horne rock the Fourth in Valdosta"
- Find a race to run on the next patriotic holiday using the Trouble Afoot! calendar