Friday, March 27, 2015

Calhoun and Pennymon take Americus' Shamrock Jog & Jam 5K

In 2015, Daylight Saving Time in the United States started on March 8, making sunset an hour later on the clock and giving the nation an extra hour of sunlight in the evening. Two weeks later, Americus, Georgia, took advantage of that extra hour by holding the fifth annual Shamrock Jog & Jam 5K at 7:30 on Saturday evening, 21 March 2015.


For the third year in a row, Wright Calhoun won the 3.1-mile race. This time around the Southland Academy junior posted a winning time of 17:06, just one second off the event record that he had set the previous year. Albany, Georgia, athlete Arnoldo DeJesus finished second in 18:52. Another Albany runner, Kurt Anthony, took the top master spot in the race, placing third overall in 20:33.


Americus master runner Charlene Pennymon edged Keri Bunting for the women's title, 22:54 to 22:56.  Pennymon and Bunting were eleventh and twelfth overall. Southland Academy cross-country runner Ryleigh Bell, 13, was third in the women's standings, placing thirteenth overall in 23:05.


162 athletes finished the 2015 Shamrock Jog & Jam 5K. Proceeds from the event benefit the Scott Law Foundation, which provides direct financial assistance to cancer patients in Sumter County, Georgia, and the surrounding counties.


Top Ten Men, 2015 Shamrock Jog & Jam 5K
  1. 17:05.8 ~ Wright Calhoun (M, 17)
  2. 18:52.0 ~ Arnoldo Dejesus (M, 29)
  3. 20:32.5 ~ Kurt Anthony (M, 49)
  4. 20:44.6 ~ Buddy Davis (M, 52)
  5. 20:54.5 ~ Travis Kelley (M, 32)
  6. 21:16.1 ~ Ellis Ivey (M, 17)
  7. 21:23.7 ~ Mitchell Sinyard (M, 54)
  8. 21:47.2 ~ Rupert Dyer Jr (M, 14) Leesburg
  9. 22:09.0 ~ Chris Phillips (M, 35)
  10. 22:48.5 ~ Stephen Moore (M, 22) Americus

Top Ten Women, 2015 Shamrock Jog & Jam 5K
  1. 22:53.1 ~ Charlene Pennymon (F, 50) Americus
  2. 22:55.5 ~ Keri Bunting (F, 31)
  3. 23:04.8 ~ Ryleigh Bell (F, 13) Americus
  4. 23:25.9 ~ Amber Hodor (F, 29)
  5. 24:10.6 ~ Ramsay Miller (F, 15)
  6. 24:27.9 ~ Willa Dyer (F, 12) Leesburg
  7. 24:30.4 ~ Emily Phillips (F, 10)
  8. 24:48.4 ~ Jessica Childers (F, 29) Leslie
  9. 26:01.5 ~ Leslie Crawford (F, 39) Smithville
  10. 26:02.0 ~ Maggie McGruther (F, 36)

Shamrock Jog and Jam 5K winners, 2011 - 2015
DateMenWomenFinishers
19 March 201117:56, Nathan Norton19:34, Angie Slappey165
10 March 201218:06, Cyrus Weigand19:15, Angie Slappey169
9 March 201317:26, Wright Calhoun21:35, Chris Shattles153
15 March 201417:05, Wright Calhoun22:31, Jessica Childers122
28 March 201517:06, Wright Calhoun22:54, Charlene Pennymon162


Links
#1355