Thursday, July 2, 2015

Meredith and Hough run away with Anchors Away

Anchors Aweigh 6KOn Saturday morning, 27 June 2015, a light summer rain was falling on the Panama City Beach, Florida, Conservation Park. But it wasn't enough of a shower to discourage 89 athletes from showing up for the 4th annual Anchors Away 6K on Gayle's Trails. Nor was it enough to dampen the performance of Bellarmine University Knight distance runner Samuel Meredith. Meredith won the race by 700 meters, setting a new event record of 20:55. The old record was 22:15, run in 2012 at the inaugural Anchors Away 6K by Ryan Lutes.


Sam Meredith was the top master in the 3.73-mile race, finishing runner-up in 23:41. Corey Gardner came in third at 26:12.


Tracie Hough took the women's title in the Anchors Away 6K, placing seventh overall in 29:00. Right behind Hough, Jennifer Suewho was the top woman master and second female finisher, eighth overall in 29:16. Another master runner, Rebecca McConell, was third in the women's standings, coming in ninth overall in 29:41.


The Anchors Away 6K and associated one-mile family fun run were a fundraiser benefiting Anchorage Children's Home.


Top Ten Men, 2015 Anchors Away 6K
  1. 20:54.39 ~ Sam Meredith (M, 20)Samuel Meredith
  2. 23:40.67 ~ Corey Delong (M, 49)
  3. 26:11.40 ~ Corey Gardner (M, 29)
  4. 26:36.68 ~ Joel Jason (M, 32)
  5. 27:36.53 ~ John Primer (M, 35)
  6. 28:10.76 ~ Braian Sterrett (M, 50)
  7. 29:59.99 ~ David Griffing (M, 53)
  8. 30:07.99 ~ Warren Clifton (M, 42)
  9. 30:19.31 ~ Marion Conley (M, 54)
  10. 30:38.17 ~ Nicholas Kern (M, 67)

Top Ten Women, 2015 Anchors Away 6K
  1. 28:59.26 ~ Tracie Hough (F, 37)
  2. 29:15.14 ~ Jennifer Suewho (F, 40)
  3. 29:40.93 ~ Rebecca McConell (F, 40)
  4. 29:54.48 ~ Judy Williams (F, 46)
  5. 30:18.61 ~ Casey Hopper (F, 30)
  6. 32:59.95 ~ Pam Wilson (F, 34)
  7. 33:03.75 ~ Missy Smith (F, 26)
  8. 34:57.45 ~ Olevia Chaffin (F, 22)
  9. 35:58.93 ~ Jennifer Hater (F, 43)
  10. 36:06.87 ~ Kimberly Pleas (F, 30)

Anchors Away 6K winners, 2012 - 2015
DateMenWomenFinishers
23 June 201222:15, Ryan Lutes27:12, Michaela Ashley109
22 June 201323:21, Sam Blackman29:58, Melissa Neild95
28 June 201422:56, Paul Stevenson26:50, Jessica Berschwinger76
27 June 201520:55, Sam Meredith29:00, Tracie Hough89


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