The 3.1-mile race started at 7:00 PM with a dash west on Miluli Avenue toward the first turn onto Boulevard Drive. By the time the athletes were approaching the mile mark on Russ Street, Chase Harris and Dre Banks were well out in front of the rest of the field. Harris, a rising senior at Bainbridge High, pulled steadily away throughout the race. Banks, a graduating senior at Bainbridge High, kept Harris in sight but couldn't reel him in. Harris crossed the finish line with a comfortable 17:30 to 17:38 win. Wakulla High rising seniors Lane Williams and Travis Parks took the next two places in 18:50 and 18:51. Bainbridge High rising junior Perry Waddell took fifth in 18:57 while Caleb Harris of Bainbridge Middle School was sixth in 19:01. Greg Waddell was the top master in the race, placing seventh overall in 19:07.
At her previous appearances in Bainbridge's Memorial Day 5K, Cora Atkinson had collected a pair of second place finishes in the women's division. Unlike those 2010 and 2011 races, this time Atkinson took the women's title. Shrugging off early challenges, Atkinson was in control of the race by the end of the first mile. Going on to finish at the top of the women's standings, Atkinson placed 17th overall in 22:57. The women's runner-up was Jessica Monk, 20th overall in 25:08. Julie Harris of Bainbridge was the third woman finisher and the top woman master, coming in 23rd overall in 26:16.
The list of top finishers may have looked like it was taken from the results of a high school cross-country race, but that was entirely appropriate. Proceeds from the Bainbridge Memorial Day 5K Night Race go to benefit the Bainbridge High cross-country running program. If you're inclined to show your support for the sport, the race should be back next Memorial Day, 25 May 2015. 58 runners finished this year's race.
Top Ten Men, 2014 Bainbridge Memorial Day 5K Night Race
- 17:29.11 ~ Chase Harris (M, 17)
- 17:37.95 ~ Dre Banks (M, 18)
- 18:49.58 ~ Lane Williams (M, 18)
- 18:50.51 ~ Travis Parks (M, 18)
- 18:56.76 ~ Perry Waddell (M, 16)
- 19:00.04 ~ Caleb Harris (M, 13)
- 19:06.57 ~ Greg Waddell (M, 48)
- 20:04.30 ~ Mark Tombrink (M, 26)
- 20:19.23 ~ Juan Ordoñez (M, 40)
- 20:25.70 ~ Eric Dueno (M, 46)
Top Ten Women, 2014 Bainbridge Memorial Day 5K Night Race
- 22:56.40 ~ Cora Atkinson (F, 19)
- 25:07.81 ~ Jessica Monk (F, 23)
- 26:15.27 ~ Julie Harris (F, 48)
- 27:55.52 ~ Amelia Crooms (F, 24)
- 28:05.53 ~ Denise Butler (F, 41)
- 28:14.52 ~ Brandi Deal (F, 37)
- 28:26.87 ~ Julie deGrummond (F, 44)
- 31:13.10 ~ Aileen Mejia (F, 14)
- 31:52.13 ~ Jennifer Miles (F, 41)
- 32:18.65 ~ Maggie Smith (F, 32)
|Bainbridge Memorial Day 5K Night Run|
|28 May 2007||???||???|
|26 May 2008||18:36, Caleb Bergon||23:05, Rachel Willis|
|25 May 2009||16:11, Tyler Price||23:16, Erica Pemberton|
|31 May 2010||17:35, Gabriel Leitz||23:12, Perra Harrell|
|30 May 2011||17:06, Stanley Linton||22:02, Paula O'Neill|
|28 May 2012||16:17, Stanley Linton||21:46, Tiffany Roddenberry|
|27 May 2013||15:46, Stanley Linton||25:41, Emily Jensenius|
|26 May 2014||17:30, Chase Harris||22:57, Cora Atkinson|
- Complete results of the 2014 Bainbridge Memorial Day 5K Night Race at gulfwinds.org
- More photos of the 2014 Bainbridge Memorial Day 5K Night Race
- 2013 story, "Three years in the Memorial Day 5K winner's circle for Linton"
- 2012 story, "Linton and Roddenberry beat Beryl in Bainbridge"
- 2011 story, "Linton and O'Neill fleet in the streets of Bainbridge"
- 2010 story, "Leitz and Harrell rule the night in Bainbridge"
- 2009 story, "The Price is Right--Tyler Price's 16:11 wins the Memorial Day 5K"
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