Saturday, July 11, 2015

Baun and Schloemer bake some fresh records in the Bun Run

Bun RunAt the sixth annual Break Bread Bun Run 5K in Valdosta, Georgia, on Saturday morning, 11 July 2015, both Matthew Baun and Kyle Kroger ran faster than the old event record. Baun and Kroeger were also the first two runners ever to go under 18:00 in the race. But it was Baun who was the swifter of the two, and he won the 3.1-mile race in 17:49. Erica Schloemer lowered the event record on the women's side as well, running 21:10 to finish eighth overall and take the women's title.

The top two Break Bread runners were both high school athletes, with Baun looking forward to his junior year at Valdosta High and Kroger anticipating his senior year at Elder High in Cincinnati, Ohio. The younger runner was the faster, though, with Baun taking first in 17:49 and Kroeger second in 17:59. The previous record holder and defending Bun Run champion, Ryan Kelly, was third in 19:14. Valdosta High rising sophomore Quin McGlamery finished fourth in 20:05. The top master in the race was Valdosta's Rick Mazurkiewicz, fifth overall in 20:13.

High school talent also prevailed on the women's side when Erica Schloemer--soon to be a sophomore at Seton High in Cincinnati, Ohio--finished more than a minute and a half ahead of the next female athlete and trimming a second off of the women's event record. The previous record of 21:11 had been set by Alice Smoot in 2012 on the Wood Valley course. The women's runner up in this year's race was Anne Price of Valdosta, who finished ninth overall in 22:46. Valdosta athlete Debbie Green was the top woman master and third female finisher in the race, placing eleventh overall in 23:22. Just seven days earlier Green had won the women's title in Valdosta's Independence Day 5K.

38 athletes finished the 2015 Break Bread Bun Run 5K. Finish line and timing services were provided by A Course / Line, LLC, of Valdosta, Georgia.

Top Ten Men, 2015 Break Bread Bun Run 5K
  1. 17:48.1 ~ Matthew Baun (M, 16) Valdosta, GA
  2. 17:58.2 ~ Kyle Kroeger (M, 17) Cincinnati, OH
  3. 19:13.2 ~ Ryan Kelly (M, 36) Lake Park, GA
  4. 20:04.6 ~ Quin McGlamery (M, 15) Valdosta, GA
  5. 20:12.9 ~ Rick Mazurkiewicz (M, 48) Valdosta, GA
  6. 20:23.0 ~ Chad Follett (M, 30) Valdosta, GA
  7. 21:06.0 ~ Daniel Swilley (M, 16) Valdosta, GA
  8. 22:56.3 ~ Billy Taylor (M, 66) Valdosta, GA
  9. 23:59.3 ~ Gavin Benbow (M, 15) Hahira, GA
  10. 25:11.1 ~ Rodney Elam (M, 52) Valdosta, GA

Top Ten Women, 2015 Break Bread Bun Run 5K
  1. 21:09.4 ~ Erica Schloemer (F, 15) Cincinnati, OH
  2. 22:45.1 ~ Anne Price (F, 33) Valdosta, GA
  3. 23:21.8 ~ Debbie Green (F, 49) Valdosta, GA
  4. 24:37.0 ~ Amber Elam (F, 26) Valdosta, GA
  5. 25:29.7 ~ Martha Mazurkiewicz (F, 47) Valdosta, GA
  6. 26:12.9 ~ Lauren Bewley (F, 33) Valdosta, GA
  7. 27:31.9 ~ Nancy Elam (F, 52) Valdosta, GA
  8. 28:21.5 ~ Beth Ford (F, 46) Valdosta, GA
  9. 32:12.7 ~ Lisa Graves (F, 47) Valdosta, GA
  10. 36:41.6 ~ Arlene Hart (F, 44) Lakeland, GA

Break Bread Bun Run 5K champions, 2010 - 2015
24 July 201018:28, Scott Gardner24:16, Nicole Kump49
23 July 201118:47, Masked Avenger23:07, Minerva Arreguin78
21 July 201218:21, Mark McLeod21:11, Alice Smoot56
20 July 201318:54, Ryan Kelly22:30, Alison Peters71
12 July 201418:19, Ryan Kelly21:20, Makenzee Page49
11 July 201517:49, Matthew Baun21:10, Erica Schloemer38


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