Thursday, August 29, 2013

Prinsloo and Smoot say "Welcome to VSU!" in the Community 5K

Hahira distance runner Colin Prinsloo edged out Tayler Thatcher for the win, 20:04 to 20:08, in the 2013 Valdosta State University Community 5K. Close on their heels was Valdosta's Ricky Smith, third in 20:13. Alice Smoot of Valdosta was the first female finisher in the race as well as the fastest master runner in the field; Smoot placed seventh overall in 21:55. Makenzee Page of Ray City, Georgia was a distant runner-up in the female standings, finishing 13th overall in 23:45. The top male master in the race was Terry Arnold of Lake Wylie, South Carolina, who finished 10th overall in 23:14. The eighth annual race was run on the Valdosta State University campus on Saturday morning, 24 August 2013.


In addition to a new course, the VSU Community 5K got a new champion in 2013. Colin Prinsloo's win placed a period on the end of a streak of four straight VSU Community 5K wins, 2009 to 2012, by Chris Rice. The event was conducted by Valdosta State University Campus Recreation, with finish line and timing services provided by A Course/Line, LLC, of Valdosta.


Top Ten Males, 2013 VSU Community 5K
  1. 20:03.6 ~ Colin Prinsloo (M, 27) Hahira, GA
  2. 20:07.2 ~ Tayler Thatcher (M, 21) Valdosta, GA
  3. 20:12.1 ~ Ricky Smith (M, 23) Valdosta, GA
  4. 20:39.8 ~ Justyn Brownridge (M, 22) Valdosta, GA
  5. 20:48.6 ~ Daniel Chavez (M, 21) Valdosta, GA
  6. 21:20.8 ~ Shaundon Moore (M, 19) Valdosta, GA
  7. 22:08.7 ~ Derek Cummings (M, 35) Valdosta, GA
  8. 23:09.5 ~ Michael Bayan (M, 32) Valdosta, GA
  9. 23:13.7 ~ Terry Arnold (M, 51) Lake Wylie, SC
  10. 23:17.2 ~ Kyle Baxter (M, 28) Hahira, GA

Top Ten Females, 2013 VSU Community 5K
  1. 21:54.5 ~ Alice Smoot (F, 56) Valdosta, GA
  2. 23:44.4 ~ Makenzee Page (F, 13) Ray City, GA
  3. 24:10.3 ~ Alejandra Francis (F, 19) Lake Park, GA
  4. 24:14.6 ~ Jordan Waugh (F, 21) Valdosta, GA
  5. 24:38.2 ~ Melissa Mekpongsatorn (F, 31) Valdosta, GA
  6. 24:40.8 ~ Nancy Herring (F, 58) Thomasville, GA
  7. 25:01.4 ~ Jade Evans (F, 22) Valdosta, GA
  8. 25:07.3 ~ Katie Repko (F, 20) Valdosta, GA
  9. 25:07.5 ~ Ibana Domljanaiic (F, 22) Valdosta, GA
  10. 25:43.2 ~ Heidi Gonzalez (F, 41) Valdosta, GA

Valdosta State University Community 5K champions, 2006-2013
DateMenWomen
19 August 200616:54, Derek Storbeck20:06, Melissa Daugherty
18 August 200716:58, John Seppala20:12, Jana Grygarova
23 August 200817:17, Austin McDonald20:12, Jordanne Helton
22 August 200916:15, Christopher Rice20:03, Ashley McGee
21 August 201016:40, Christopher Rice20:13, Sarah Turner
20 August 201117:03, Christopher Rice20:23, Jordanne Helton
25 August 201216:33, Christopher Rice20:22, Jessie Usry
24 August 201320:04, Colin Prinsloo21:55, Alice Smoot


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