Sunday, July 19, 2015

Butzin and Smoot headline another year of Barnes 5K history

Barnes Healthcare is seven years into its second century, but the Barnes 5K is seven years into its first.


Founded in 1909 as Barnes Drug Store, Barnes Healthcare Services grew and prospered in Valdosta, Georgia, for a hundred years. To mark that centennial, on 18 July 2009 the business sponsored a five kilometer road race, the Barnes 100 Years 5K. Since then, it seems that Barnes Healthcare is determined to host the Barnes 100 Years 5K annually during every July of its second century. The seventh race was held on the streets of Valdosta on Saturday morning, 18 July 2015.


Dan Butzin won the 2015 Barnes 5K, reaching the finish line in 18:12, just a little over 50 meters ahead of runner-up Ryan Kelly. Kelly, who won the race in 2013, covered the 3.1-mile course in 18:24. Kelly coaches cross country at Valdosta High, where Quin McGlamery is a sophomore on the team. In the Barnes race, McGlamery was third in 19:14. Valdosta master runner Rick Mazurkiewicz edged C.G. Follett for fourth, 19:52 to 19:54.


Valdosta's Alice Smoot was the first female finisher as well as the top woman master, placing tenth overall in 21:54. It was Smoot's second Barnes women's title; she was also the overall female winner in 2011. Another Valdosta master runner, Debbie Green, was second in the women's standings, coming in 13th overall in 22:21. Amber Elam (14th, 23:08) of Montgomery, Alabama, was third on the women's side and Valdosta master runner Martha Mazurkiewicz (23rd, 24:29) was fourth.


88 athletes finished the seventh annual Barnes 100 Years 5K. Proceeds of this year's race support the Boys & Girls Club of Valdosta.


Top Ten Men, 2015 Barnes 100 Years 5K
  1. 18:11.9 ~ Dan Butzin (M, 30) Valdosta, GA
  2. 18:23.3 ~ Ryan Kelly (M, 36) Lake Park, GA
  3. 19:13.3 ~ Quincey McGlamery (M, 15) Valdosta, GA
  4. 19:51.6 ~ Rick Mazurkiewicz (M, 48) Valdosta, GA
  5. 19:53.4 ~ CG Follett (M, 30) Valdosta, GA
  6. 21:17.1 ~ Matthew White (M, 39) Valdosta, GA
  7. 21:18.7 ~ Ashley Moore (M, 34) Valdosta, GA
  8. 21:41.9 ~ Angela Mararquez (M, 38) McRae, GA
  9. 21:51.4 ~ Ariel Godwin (M, 34) Valdosta, GA
  10. 21:57.7 ~ Rob Sheridan (M, 54) Valdosta, GA

Top Ten Women, 2015 Barnes 100 Years 5K
  1. 21:53.9 ~ Alice Smoot (F, 58) Valdosta, GA
  2. 22:20.9 ~ Debbie Green (F, 49) Valdosta, GA
  3. 23:07.7 ~ Amber Elam (F, 26) Montgomery, AL
  4. 24:28.8 ~ Martha Mazurkiewicz (F, 47) Valdosta, GA
  5. 24:44.7 ~ Lauren Bewley (F, 33) Valdosta, GA
  6. 25:25.7 ~ Nancy Elam (F, 52) Valdosta, GA
  7. 27:31.2 ~ Beth Ford (F, 46) Valdosta, GA
  8. 29:17.3 ~ Sarah Pinson (F, 27) Valdosta, GA
  9. 30:02.3 ~ Amy Reese (F, 40) Valdosta, GA
  10. 30:39.1 ~ Kayden Dickey (F, 13) Lake Park, GA

Barnes 100 Years 5K Champions, 2009 - 2015
DateMenWomenFinishers
18 July 200919:05, Masked Avenger20:18, Angelina Horne96
17 July 201016:45, Daniel Broadhead20:31, Angelina Horne119
16 July 201118:02, Masked Avenger20:54, Alice Smoot67
14 July 201218:29, Nathan Norton23:23, Lauren Tosky80
13 July 201318:13, Ryan Kelly20:12, Mary Alice Smoot72
19 July 201418:04, Andrew Elam20:12, Mackenzie Morse74
18 July 201518:12, Dan Butzin21:54, Alice Smoot88


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