Sunday, August 18, 2013

Pate and Winkler conquer Kolomoki

Kolomoki Mounds Moon RunSaturday, 17 August 2013 was a busy one for Dale Pate. That morning, the Worth County High School senior was racing with his school's cross-country team in Americus, Georgia, where he placed third in the Panther Prowl Invitational, running 18:18. In the evening Pate was outside Blakely, Georgia at Kolomoki Mounds State Park, where he won the inaugural Kolomoki Mounds Moon Run 5K. Pate's time for the 3.1-mile race was 19:36, putting him not quite 200 meters ahead of the runner-up, Jim Fenn. Fenn, who was also the top master runner in the race, ran 20:16. In fifth place overall at 23:20 was the first female finisher, Margaret Winkler of Blakely. Jennifer Brown was the first female master, placing 21st overall in 26:51.


Kolomoki Mounds State Park has been the site of more than a few cross-country races over the years, but the Moon Run was a road race, with an out-and-back course on the main park road, going from the museum to just past the swimming pool before returning. Although the moon that the race was named after was less than four days from being full, it was not much in evidence due to overcast skies that had dumped inches of rain on the region during the day. The rain had kept temperatures down, though, and inclement weather hadn't prevented 119 athletes from making it to the park to finish the 5K.


Top Ten Males, 2013 Kolomoki Mounds Moon Run 5K
  1. Dale Pate19:36 ~ Dale Pate (M, 17) Sylvester, GA
  2. 20:16 ~ Jim Fenn (M, 40)
  3. 21:44 ~ Michael Trammell (M, 44)
  4. 22:35 ~ Jay Wrenn (M, 49)
  5. 23:24 ~ Dylan Brock (M, 18)
  6. 23:24 ~ Caleb Brown (M, 15)
  7. 23:35 ~ Will Winkler (M, 15)
  8. 23:36 ~ Eric Eubanks (M, 33)
  9. 23:57 ~ Joey Harvey (M, 51)
  10. 24:00 ~ Rand McDonald (M, 11)

Top Ten Females, 2013 Kolomoki Mounds Moon Run 5K
Margaret Winkler
  1. 23:20 ~ Margaret Winkler (F, 39) Blakely, GA
  2. 26:04 ~ Courtney Williams (F, 31)
  3. 26:51 ~ Jennifer Brown (F, 41)
  4. 27:18 ~ Leigh Bruner (F, 37)
  5. 27:41 ~ Meg Houston (F, 9)
  6. 27:58 ~ Natalie Norman (F, 40)
  7. 28:02 ~ Michelle Collins (F, 32)
  8. 28:03 ~ Kate Saxon (F, 33)
  9. 29:16 ~ Sandy Smith (F, 42)
  10. 29:30 ~ Cindy Conner (F, 39)

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