Sunday, February 9, 2014

Gordon and Page earn salutes at the Jog With The Generals

If you're and athlete driving through south Georgia on US 41, you might notice the small town of Dasher has a name related to running. But even if you miss that, you'll be certain to notice that the city offices are encircled by a running track--two lanes, green, and rubberized. There's even a 40-yard dash marked off on one of the straightaways. Dasher must be all about running.


Or maybe not. But on Saturday morning, 8 February 2014, for the second year in a row Dasher was the site of Georgia Christian School's Jog With The Generals 5K. Conditions for this year's race were moistened by on-and-off light rains, but it wasn't damp enough to discourage 126 athletes from finishing the 3.1-mile run.


Scott Gordon of Tallahassee, Florida, won the second annual race by nearly 300 meters, covering the 3.1-mile course in 18:51. Lowndes High School senior Tyler Thurman, the previous year's third-place finisher, moved up to the runner-up spot this year with a 20:01.


Makenzee Page successfully defended her women's title in the race, finishing third overall and lowering her own course record to 21:02.


Renaldas Smidtas of Naylor, Georgia, was the first master runner in the race, placing sixth overall in 23:45. He was immediately followed across the finish line by the first master woman, Valdosta's Jennifer Hummel, who was seventh overall in 23:45.


Top Ten Men, 2014 Jog With The Generals 5K
  1. 18:50.5 ~ Scott Gordon (M, 30) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 20:00.1 ~ Tyler Thurman (M, 18) Valdosta, GA
  3. 23:20.7 ~ Nick Carter (M, 13) Lake Park, GA
  4. 23:25.4 ~ Rob McGhin (M, 34) Valdosta, GA
  5. 23:39.1 ~ Renaldas Smidtas (M, 49) Naylor, GA
  6. 24:13.6 ~ Davis Baldwin (M, 14) Valdosta, GA
  7. 24:14.7 ~ Rob Hummel (M, 44) Dasher , GA
  8. 24:46.9 ~ Bob Moon (M, 59) Valdosta, GA
  9. 25:25.1 ~ Alan Sanderson (M, 39) Valdosta, GA
  10. 25:33.8 ~ William Slone (M, 67) Lake Park, GA

Top Ten Women, 2014 Jog With The Generals 5K
  1. 21:01.1 ~ Makenzee Page (F, 14) Ray City, GA
  2. 23:44.6 ~ Jennifer Hummel (F, 40) Valdosta, GA
  3. 23:45.9 ~ Cora Pyles (F, 16) Hahira, GA
  4. 24:30.6 ~ Holly Campbell (F, 14) Lake Park, GA
  5. 26:27.1 ~ Lindsay Colson (F, 28) Valdosta, GA
  6. 27:56.8 ~ Carrie Mauldin (F, 16) Hahira, GA
  7. 28:00.3 ~ Michelle Iturralde (F, 39) Valdosta, GA
  8. 28:00.6 ~ Amy Cozart (F, 37) Valdosta, GA
  9. 28:12.3 ~ Bailey Warren (F, 11) Lake Park, GA
  10. 29:25.5 ~ Greta Smidt (F, 21) Tallahassee, FL

Jog With The Generals 5K champions, 2013-2014
DateMenWomenFinishers
9 February 201317:48, Steven Cary22:57, Makenzee Page161
8 February 201418:51, Scott Gordon21:02, Makenzee Page126


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