Saturday, November 30, 2013

No hogwash--Beauchamp and Genovar win at Swine Time

Evan Beauchamp leads Chip NixA stone monument at the Swine Time fairgrounds in Climax, Georgia proclaims that the Swine Time festival dates back to 1975. The annual Swine Time Run doesn't go back that far, either as the 5K that it is now or the 10K that it was before. But both the festival and the run were going strong on 30 November 2013. That morning Evan Beauchamp of Smyrna, Georgia, was the fastest of 133 finishers of the 2013 Swine Time 5K, edging Bainbridge's Chip Nix 19:54 to 19:59. Al Whately of Cairo, Georgia, was the first master runner in the 3.1-mile race, finishing fourth in 20:47. Bainbridge's Julie Genovar was the first woman across the finish line, placing 14th overall in 23:36. Nancy Palmer of Oviedo, Florida, was the top woman master, running 25:36.


Chip Nix and Evan BeauchampAustin Kelly of Havana, Florida, set the early pace. By the time the runners reached the unpaved section of Handville Road, though, 800 meters into the race, Chip Nix had taken the lead. Nix continued to hold the front spot as the race headed north on Salem Church Road toward the turnaround at the halfway point. When the runners started the trip back, Evan Beauchamp had moved into second. At three kilometers Beauchamp was just three seconds behind Nix. Over the next kilometer, Beauchamp closed that margin. With less than a kilometer to go, just after turning back onto Handville Road, Beauchamp passed Nix. Nix chased Beauchamp all the way back to the fairgrounds, but at the finish line it was Beauchamp over Nix, 19:54 to 19:59. Gareth Pyle of Thomasville, Georgia, was third in 20:41. The first master runner, Al Whately, was fourth in 20:47. Tallahassee journalist Arek Sarkissian took fifth in 21:35.

Julie Genovar and Rosalie White
Former Thomasville High (c/o 2013) cross-country runner Rosalie White led the women at the turn from Handville Road onto Salem Church Road, one kilometer into the race. At that point, Julie Genovar trailed White by seven seconds. Half a kilometer later White's seven second lead was gone and Genovar was in front. Meanwhile, master runner Nancy Palmer had moved up into third. Genovar held the top woman's spot for the rest of the race, winning in 23:36. Palmer closed on White, but White hung on to take second in the women's standings, 24:17 to 24:22.


Top Ten Men, 2013 Swine Time 5K
  1. 19:54 ~ Evan Beauchamp (M, 25) Smyrna, GAGarreth Pyle
  2. 19:59 ~ Chip Nix (M, 37) Bainbridge, GA
  3. 20:41 ~ Garreth Pyle (M, 34) Thomasville, GA
  4. 20:47 ~ Al Whately (M, 43) Cairo, GA
  5. 21:35 ~ Arek Sarkissian (M, 33) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 21:58 ~ David Brock (M, 15) Bainbridge, GA
  7. 22:04 ~ Austin Kelly (M, 29) Havana, FL
  8. 22:15 ~ Jay Herring (M, 55) Jacksonville, FL
  9. 22:35 ~ Joe White (M, 33) Canton, GA
  10. 22:51 ~ Andrew Willette (M, 23) Bainbridge, GA

Top Ten Women, 2013 Swine Time 5K
  1. 23:36 ~ Julie Genovar (F, 28) Bainbridge, GANancy Palmer
  2. 24:17 ~ Rosalie White (F, 18) Thomasville, GA
  3. 24:22 ~ Nancy Palmer (F, 58) Oviedo, FL
  4. 25:36 ~ Sandra Canada (F, 51) Woodville, FL
  5. 26:16 ~ Darla Castoro (F, ) Bainbridge, GA
  6. 26:21 ~ Birgit Maier-Katkin (F, 51) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 26:51 ~ Aubrie Provence (F, 21) Bainbridge, GA
  8. 27:00 ~ Anda Ariail (F, 39) Orlando, FL
  9. 27:12 ~ Rebecca-Jane White (F, ) Thomasville, GA
  10. 27:31 ~ Linda Wann (F, 58) Bainbridge, GA

Recent winners of the Climax, Georgia, Swine Time 5K
DateMenWomen
28 November 1981(10K)
29 November 1986(10K, rainy)
28 November 1987(10K, cloudy)
28 November 1992(5K)
25 November 200017:43, Greg Waddell22:55, Judy Alexander
26 November 2005
25 November 2006
24 November 2007
29 November 200817:27, Caleb Alte22:46, Mandi O'Mara
28 November 200918:11, Isaiah DouglasMcRae Mayfield
27 November 201019:15, Caleb Alte28:26, Annie Beauchamp Gargasz
26 November 201117:55, Michael Martinez24:30, Dana Martin
24 November 201217:04, Chase Harris20:21, Dionis Gauvin
30 November 201319:54, Evan Beauchamp23:36, Julie Genovar


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