Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Mary Alice Smoot's 19:48 is a new mark in the Valdosta Labor Day 5K

Labor DayMatthew Baun has started his freshman season of cross-country at Valdosta High School, and Mary Alice Smoot has started her senior season of cross-country at Valwood School. Nevertheless, both harriers took some time away from the trails to score wins at Valdosta's fifth annual Labor Day 5K on Monday, 2 September 2013.


Baun was the overall winner, finding a way to beat Ryan Kelly after losing to the Valdosta Middle School cross-country coach 16 days earlier at the "Cross-Country Is Fun!" 5K in Valdosta. Shrugging off the results of that earlier race, Baun won the Labor Day 5K in 18:15, while Kelly finished second-best in 18:24. Mary Alice Smoot was third across the finish line, taking the women's title and establishing a new women's record of 19:48 for the Labor Day race.


Valdosta runner Tom Phillips was the fastest master runner in the race, coming in fourth overall in 20:45. Alice Smoot of Valdosta was the top master woman, running 21:53 to finish third in the female standings behind Mary Alice Smoot and ten-year-old Kelsey Morse (7th, 21:33).


89 athletes finished the race. Finish line and timing services were provided by A Course/Line, LLC, of Valdosta, Georgia.


Top Ten Men, 2013 Valdosta Labor Day 5K
  1. 18:14.5 ~ Matthew Baun (M, 14) Valdosta, GA
  2. 18:23.9 ~ Ryan Kelly (M, 34) Lake Park, GA
  3. 20:44.1 ~ Tom Phillips (M, 49) Valdosta, GA
  4. 21:00.7 ~ Tom Grant (M, 36) Valdosta, GA
  5. 21:26.5 ~ Jake Lyons (M, 29) Valdosta, GA
  6. 21:34.7 ~ Derek Cummings (M, 35) Valdosta, GA
  7. 21:44.5 ~ Rick Mazurkiewicz (M, 46) Valdosta, GA
  8. 22:17.2 ~ Andy Gibbs (M, 35) Valdosta, GA
  9. 22:34.8 ~ Ryan Kuemmerlin (M, 28) Valdosta, GA
  10. 22:51.4 ~ Michael Baun (M, 56) Valdosta, GA

Top Ten Women 2013 Valdosta Labor Day 5K
  1. 19:48.0 ~ Mary Alice Smoot (F, 17) Valdosta, GA
  2. 21:32.8 ~ Kelsey Morse (F, 10) Valdosta, GA
  3. 21:52.7 ~ Alice Smoot (F, 56) Valdosta, GA
  4. 22:29.7 ~ Elizabeth Smith (F, 35) Valdosta, GA
  5. 22:34.5 ~ Natalie Wright (F, 27) Valdosta, GA
  6. 23:41.6 ~ Debbie Green (F, 47) Valdosta, GA
  7. 24:17.5 ~ Mackenzie Rogers (F, 9) Valdosta, GA
  8. 24:28.9 ~ Melissa Mekpongsatorn (F, 31) Valdosta, GA
  9. 24:40.9 ~ Kay Smith (F, 24) Valdosta, GA
  10. 25:10.8 ~ Makenzee Page (F, 13) Ray City, GA

Valdosta Labor Day 5K winners, 2009-2013
DateMenWomen
7 September 200918:19, Drew Dunbar20:28, Ashley McGee
6 September 201016:18, Chris Rice20:27, Jordanne Helton
5 September 201117:55, Masked Avenger20:59, Mary Alice Smoot
3 September 201217:44, James Marino22:27, Taylor Harrington
2 September 201318:15, Matthew Baun19:48, Mary Alice Smoot


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