Monday, June 15, 2015

Calcutt and Pennymon are over the fence at the Home Run 5K

3rd annual Home Run 5KCrossing the finish line more than 70 meters ahead of the next runner, Billy Calcutt ran 19:23 to win the third annual Home Run 5K in Americus, Georgia, on Saturday morning, 13 June 2015. It was the second Home Run 5K win for Calcutt, a rising junior on Southland Academy's GISA state champion cross country team. Calcutt had also won the race in 2013, and placed third in 2014.


Second place went to the fastest master runner in the race, Tony Edmondson of Griffin, Georgia. Edmondson covered the 3.1-mile course in 19:40, the fastest time posted by a master runner at the Home Run 5K in the three-year history of the race. Danville, Kentucky, master runner Keith Stillwell finished third overall in 21:06, and William Hancock of Leesburg, Georgia, was fourth in 21:21. Alex Arnold, a recent graduate of Southland Academy, placed fifth in 22:34.


Americus master runner Charlene Pennymon won the women's title at the 2015 Home Run 5K, coming in ninth overall in 22:55. Jacklyn Hatcher of Buford, Georgia, was the women's runner-up, finishing 26th overall in 29:04.


80 athletes finished the race. The 2015 Home Run 5K was a benefit for the Americus Campus of the Methodist Children's Home of South Georgia.


Top Ten Men, 2015 Home Run 5K
  1. 19:22.92 ~ Billy Calcutt (M, 16) Americus, GA
  2. 19:39.44 ~ Tony Edmondson (M, 47) Griffin, GA
  3. 21:05.82 ~ Keith Stillwell (M, 53) Danville, KY
  4. 21:20.16 ~ William Hancock (M, 52) Leesburg, GA
  5. 22:33.87 ~ Alex Arnold (M, 18) Americus, GA
  6. 22:38.55 ~ Lee Pinnell (M, 41) Americus, GA
  7. 22:39.58 ~ Jackson Woodall (M, 20) Americus, GA
  8. 22:44.79 ~ Bucky Thompson (M, 32) Byromville, GA
  9. 22:55.23 ~ Patrick Calcutt (M, 50) Americus, GA
  10. 23:40.16 ~ Mitchel Edmondson (M, 10) Griffin, GA

Top Ten Women, 2015 Home Run 5K
  1. 22:54.19 ~ Charlene Pennymon (F, 50) Americus, GA
  2. 29:03.46 ~ Jacklyn Hatcher (F, 25) Buford, GA
  3. 31:12.32 ~ Lynn Pierson (F, 47) Newborn, GA
  4. 31:33.87 ~ Blanche Ludiker (F, 49) Colorado Springs, CO
  5. 33:59.51 ~ Ansley Kelley (F, 9) Cordele, GA
  6. 34:10.45 ~ Allee McClure (F, 14) Preston, GA
  7. 34:40.73 ~ Rosemary DuPrey (F, 46) Americus, GA
  8. 34:56.58 ~ Jessica Watson (F, 29) DeSoto, GA
  9. 35:33.24 ~ Monisha Volley (F, 37) Americus, GA
  10. 37:32.34 ~ Vickie Conley (F, 52) Rhine, GA

Home Run 5K winners, 2013 - 2015
DateMenWomenFinishers
22 June 201319:45, Billy Calcutt21:48, Amber Hodor61
14 June 201416:55, Wright Calhoun22:12, Jessica Childers46
13 June 201519:23, Billy Calcutt22:55, Charlene Pennymon80


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