Saturday, August 1, 2015

Schneider and Sandström beat 'em all at Bushwacker

Capt'n Fun Bushwacker 5K RunIn the northern hemisphere, by the time the first Saturday in August rolls around, people are thinking of heading for the beach. This is also true in northwest Florida, where runners are also thinking about the beach. The runners, though, are thinking in particular about Pensacola Beach and the Capt'n Fun Runners' annual Bushwacker 5K. On Saturday morning, 1 August 2015, the race took place for the 27th time since 1987 (the Capt'n Fun Runners missed a couple of years in 1996 in 1997).


Pensacola, Florida, athlete Brent Schneider won the 2015 version of the event cruising across the finish line in 16:08 with a lead of more than 60 meters. Danny Goodman of Gulf Breeze, Florida, took the runner-up spot in 16:21, and Dewayne Riley of Milton, Florida, was third in 16:30. Micah Kemp, a recent graduate of Jay High where he ran cross country and track, nabbed fourth in 16:44.


Maria Sandström ran 19:00 at the 2015 Bushwacker 5K. It wasn't as fast as the 17:19.53 she ran on the track for the University of Texas-Arlington in 2012, or the 17:12.76 she ran back home in Sweden. But it was fast enough to earn Sandström the women's title and place her 18th overall. Crystal Davis of Atlantic Beach, Florida, was second in the women's standings, coming in 23rd overall in 19:44. Behind Davis, Claire Crist (44th, 21:06) edged Cheyenne Andrew (46th, 21:13) for the third women's spot. Crist is just weeks away from starting her junior year cross country season at Niceville High; Andrew, coming off a win at Dothan's Tiger Trot Trail Race, is a cross country runner at Mercer University.


Pensacola's Eric Nelson reached the finish line just five seconds ahead of Tim Unger of Tallahassee, but those few seconds were enough to make Nelson the top master in the 2015 Bushwacker 5K. Nelson was 24th overall in 19:45. Unger, the second master runner in the race, finished 26th overall in 19:50. Michele Williams of Milton, Florida, was the top woman master in the race and fifth female finisher, placing 51st overall in 21:34.


923 athletes finished the 27th annual Bushwacker 5K. Timing and finish line services were provided by Results Event Timing, LLC, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida.


Top Ten Men, 2015 Bushwacker 5K
  1. 16:08 ~ Brent Schneider (M, 33) Pensacola, FL
  2. 16:21 ~ Danny Goodman Jr. (M, 39) Gulf Breeeze, FL
  3. 16:30 ~ Dewayne Riley (M, 28) Milton, FL
  4. 16:44 ~ Micah Kemp (M, 18) Jay, FL
  5. 16:56 ~ Jeffrey Oliver (M, 33) Pensacola, FL
  6. 17:14 ~ Grant Kemp (M, 17) Gulf Breeze, FL
  7. 17:18 ~ Ryan Vonbrock (M, 15)
  8. 17:23 ~ Patrick Sopko (M, 23) Milton, FL
  9. 17:35 ~ Clayton Marshall (M, 23) Vancleave, MS
  10. 17:43 ~ Von Littlejohn (M, 15) Pensacola, FL

Top Ten Women, 2015 Bushwacker 5K
  1. 19:00 ~ Maria Sandström (F, 25) Malmö, SE
  2. 19:44 ~ Crystal Davis (F, 22) Atlantic Beach, FL
  3. 21:06 ~ Claire Crist (F, 16) Niceville, FL
  4. 21:13 ~ Cheyenne Andrew (F, 18) Pace, FL
  5. 21:34 ~ Michele Williams (F, 42) Milton, FL
  6. 21:43 ~ Sarah Horner (F, 29) Destin, FL
  7. 22:27 ~ Danica Ullom (F, 27) Pensacola, FL
  8. 22:28 ~ MacKenzie Desposito (F, 15) Pensacola, FL
  9. 22:37 ~ Sarah Turner (F, 23) Tifton, GA
  10. 22:53 ~ Barbara Kerby (F, 42) Biloxi, MS


Bushwacker 5K winners, 1987 - 2015
DateMenWomenRunners
August 1987
August 1988
August 1989
August 1990
August 1991
August 1992
August 1993
August 1994
August 1995
3 August 199615:15, Everett Whiteside17:49, Jennifer McGranahan950
2 August 199715:46, Eddie Terrell18:57, Jennifer Hanley859
1998No Race Held
1999No Race Held
5 August 200015:23, Justin Insco18:20, Sarah Kramer769
4 August 200115:46, Ryan Albertson18:17, Ann McGranahan730
3 August 200216:09, Ryan Albertson19:07, Anna Greskovich922
2 August 200315:41, Michael Padilla17:30, Jenny Ledford1046
7 August 200415:30, Michael Padilla18:25, Anna Greslovich1093
6 August 200516:03, Samson Kipchirchir19:23, Anna Greskovich661
5 August 200616:16, Michael Padilla19:49, Jennifer McGranahan
4 August 200715:51, Eric Larson18:57, Farrah Stewart1016
2 August 200815:19, Bud Galloway17:57, Anna Hallex1220
1 August 200916:09, Bud Galloway19:04, Anna Hallex
August 201015:41, Everett Whiteside19:33, Rebecca Jordan
6 August 201116:16, Eric Larson19:12, Johanna Gretschel
4 August 201215:51, Ian Bordelon19:30, Jackie Kosakowski1138
3 August 201315:43, Alan Ash19:30, Rosalie Teeuwen1223
2 August 201416:05, Alan Ash19:58, Bridget Bann912
1 August 201516:08, Brent Schneider19:00, Maria Sandström926
I'm still filling blanks in this table. Any leads on past results would be greatly
appreciated!


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