Sunday, October 6, 2013

Ryan Kelly and Debbie Allen are victors at Hahira's 2013 Honeybee 5K

Hahira Honeybee FestivalOn Saturday morning, 5 October 2013, Ryan Kelly and David Burnett finished one-two at the Honey Bee 5K, running the 3.1 miles in 18:39 and 19:09. It was the second year in a row that the pair had taken the first two places at the annual Hahira, Georgia, road race. Sean McConnell of Adel, Georgia, was the fastest master runner in the Honey Bee 5K, placing third overall in 19:29. Hahira's own Liam Bickerstaff was fourth in 19:31.


Valdosta, Georgia, master runner Debbie Allen was the first female finisher, running 22:27 and coming in more than 300 meters ahead of the next woman. Aubrey Suddarth was the runner-up on the women's side, finishing 14th overall in 24:01. Suddarth is a freshman member of the cross country team at Mercer University and an alumna of the Lowndes High cross-country team.


134 athletes finished the race, a fixture at Hahira's annual Honey Bee Festival.


Top Ten Males, 2013 Hahira Honey Bee 5K
  1. 18:39.0 ~ Ryan Kelly (M, 34) Lake Park, GA
  2. 19:08.8 ~ David Burnett (M, 37) Valdosta, GA
  3. 19:29.0 ~ Sean McConnell (M, 42) Adel, GA
  4. 19:31.0 ~ Liam Bickerstaff (M, 18) Hahira, GA
  5. 21:59.9 ~ Jim Simoneau (M, 32) Valdosta, GA
  6. 22:22.6 ~ Brian Ayers (M, 29) Hahira, GA
  7. 22:43.2 ~ Lee Whiddon (M, 49)
  8. 22:51.8 ~ Jason Glas (M, 39) Hahira, GA
  9. 23:11.6 ~ Rusty Jones (M, 60) Valdosta, GA
  10. 23:23.7 ~ Drew Stabbs (M, 12)

Top Ten Females, 2013 Hahira Honey Bee 5K
  1. 22:26.9 ~ Debbie Allen (F, 42) Valdosta, GA
  2. 24:00.5 ~ Aubrey Suddarth (F, 18) Valdosta, GA
  3. 24:20.0 ~ Karen Cauthen (F, 44) Murfreesboro, TN
  4. 24:59.8 ~ Tara Key (F, 27) Hahira, GA
  5. 25:27.6 ~ Heather Ferguson (F, 32) Hahira, GA
  6. 25:57.1 ~ Ashley Fielding (F, 28) Hahira, GA
  7. 27:10.1 ~ Ansley Harrison (F, 19) Valdosta, GA
  8. 27:37.7 ~ Lexi Metts (F, 10) Hahira, GA
  9. 27:38.3 ~ Brittany Folsom (F, 28) Hahira, GA
  10. 27:40.1 ~ Felicia Barrett (F, 27) Hahira, GA

Known Honeybee 5K Champions, 2001-2013
DateMenWomen
2 October 1999
6 October 200117:21, Rich Sumrall
4 October 200316:31, John Seppala23:14, Amy Mark
2 October 200416:30, John Seppala22:13, Sundonia Williams
8 October 200516:47, John Seppala20:41, Susan Fischer
7 October 200616:54, John Seppala20:43, Susan Fischer
6 October 200716:54, John Seppala18:57, Jana Grygarova
4 October 200817:02, John Seppala21:13, Heidi Gonzalez
3 October 200916:51, John Seppala20:12, Ashley Powell
9 October 201016:46, Scott Gardner20:08, Ashley Powell
8 October 201117:49, Masked Avenger19:46, Mary Alice Smoot
6 October 201218:37, Ryan Kelly21:52, Gretchen Bielmyer
5 October 201318:39, Ryan Kelly22:27, Debbie Allen


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