Sunday, August 16, 2015

Bond and Keefer run fast at Love 2 Run trail race

Love 2 RunA comfortable 60 meters ahead of the runner-up, Michael Bond won Love to Run's second annual Wounded Warrior 5K Trail Race in Dothan, Alabama, on Saturday morning, 15 August 2015. Bond covered the 3.1 miles on the Westgate Park trails in 19:20. Former Dacula High and Kennesaw State cross country runner Jackie Keefer won the women's title, placing tenth overall in 21:46.


We're in a period when there are no shortage of new races, but many of those events don't survive past their first year. Love to Run's trail race not only made it to a second year, but it also grew, drawing more than 140 finishers in 2015. Michael Bond was the fastest of that field, followed by Dothan Northview High senior cross country runner Devon Dye in second place. Dye ran 19:45. At 20:00, Taylor, Alabama, athlete Dale Thomas was the third overall finisher and the first master runner.


In the women's standings, Keefer was followed by the female second place finisher, Stephanie Hagler. Hagler was 18th overall in 22:43. A few steps behind Hagler, Missy Sexton was the third female finisher and first woman master, coming in 19th overall in 22:49.


Love 2 Run, the host of the second annual Wounded Warrior 5K Trail Race, is a running specialty store in Dothan, Alabama. All proceeds of the race went to the Wounded Warrior Program.


Top Ten Men, Love 2 Run's 2015 Wounded Warrior 5K Trail Race
  1. 19:20 ~ Michael Bond (M, 35) Newton, AL
  2. 19:45 ~ Devon Dye (M, 17)
  3. 20:00 ~ Dale Thomas (M, 52)
  4. 20:08 ~ Mike Houston, Jr. (M, 16)
  5. 20:24 ~ Tony Spicer (M, 48)
  6. 20:30 ~ Alex Wiley (M, 16)
  7. 20:49 ~ Jeremy Andrews (M, 28)
  8. 21:20 ~ Daniel Nelva (M, 18)
  9. 21:20 ~ Doug Davidson (M, 23)
  10. 21:49 ~ Casey Masters (M, 34)

Top Ten Women, Love 2 Run's 2015 Wounded Warrior 5K Trail Race
  1. 21:46 ~ Jackie Keefer (F, 27) Dacula, GA
  2. 22:43 ~ Stephanie Hagler (F, 32)
  3. 22:49 ~ Missy Sexton (F, 44)
  4. 22:55 ~ Kristi Johnson (F, 37)
  5. 23:58 ~ Kimberly Floyd (F, 37)
  6. 25:27 ~ Jen Deci (F, 25)
  7. 25:35 ~ Mary Lise Patterson (F, 57)
  8. 26:53 ~ Sarah Stephens (F, 33)
  9. 26:53 ~ Tracy Hawkins (F, 52)
  10. 27:21 ~ Heather Steinberger (F, 29)

Winners of Love 2 Run's Wounded Warrior 5K Trail Race, 2014 - 2015
DateMenWomenFinishers
16 August 201418:45, Myles Gibson22:00, Jillian Pinder93
15 August 201519:20, Michael Bond21:46, Jackie Keefer148


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