Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Cannon wins and Golden repeats at Tifton's Run For Love

Tifton GA Run For Love 5KThe 26th annual Tifton, Georgia, Run For Love 5K was a fundraiser for the Tift County High cross country team. Cross country runners were certainly evident at the Saturday evening, 1 August 2015, race, as southwest Georgia harriers captured both the men's and women's titles. Bleckley County High rising junior Dayton Cannon was the overall winner in 17:58, while Tift Middle Schools' eighth grader Emily Golden, the 2014 women's champ, successfully repeated by placing tenth overall in 22:07.


Dayton Cannon wasn't the only cross country runner in the top places of the men's standings. 600 meters behind Cannon, Dillon Kemeness, a senior on the Tift County High cross country squad, finished runner-up in 20:26. Coffee High senior harrier Caleb Watson was third in 20:29, and Tift County High senior Matthew Fisher was fourth in 20:33. Breaking up the procession of high school athletes, at 20:44 Mark Hope was the fifth overall finisher and first master runner.


Behind Golden on the women's side, Allison Couthen was the second female finisher, coming in 15th overall in 23:16. Tift County High 2015 alumna, Sarah Willis, was third in the women's standings, 21st overall in 24:34. The fourth female finisher was the 2013 Run For Love 5K women's champ, Tift County High sophomore Ashlee Golden, 28th overall in 25:33. The fifth woman finisher, Bonnie Evans, edged Penny Peters 25:39 to 25:46 for the top woman master spot. Evans and Peters were 29th and 31st overall.


111 athletes finished the 2015 Run For Love 5K, completing a 3.1-mile tour of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College campus and some of the nearby farmland. Another 32 people finished the earlier one-mile fun run.


Top Ten Men, 2015 Run For Love 5K
  1. 17:57.980 ~ Dayton Cannon (M, 15)
  2. 20:25.035 ~ Dillon Kemeness (M, 17)
  3. 20:28.990 ~ Caleb Watson (M, 17)
  4. 20:32.920 ~ Matthew Fisher (M, 17)
  5. 20:43.570 ~ Mark Hope (M, 42)
  6. 21:32.450 ~ Mitchell Sinyard (M, 54)
  7. 21:34.490 ~ Tyler Richmond (M, 16)
  8. 21:40.660 ~ Joe Knoll (M, 37)
  9. 21:57.200 ~ Bryce Stephens (M, 12)
  10. 22:41.480 ~ Joshua Brewer (M, 16)

Top Ten Women, 2015 Run For Love 5K
  1. 22:06.400 ~ Emily Golden (F, 13)
  2. 23:15.370 ~ Allison Couthen (F, 26)
  3. 24:33.730 ~ Sarah Willis (F, 18)
  4. 25:32.190 ~ Ashlee Golden (F, 15)
  5. 25:38.230 ~ Bonnie Evans (F, 63)
  6. 25:45.510 ~ Penny Peters (F, 48)
  7. 26:00.700 ~ Jill Hope (F, 34)
  8. 26:19.330 ~ Leslie MIles (F, 44)
  9. 26:35.320 ~ Caroline Vickers (F, 13)
  10. 26:42.980 ~ Heather Mayfield (F, 37)

Recent Run For Love 5K Champions, 2001 - 2015
DateMenWomen
4 August 200116:57, Buddy Clark22:19, Angie P. Brandenburg
3 August 200217:00, Buddy Clark23:32, Jana Murkerson
9 August 200314:56, Alan Black19:53, Angela Cobb
14 August 200416:43, Prichard Kelly19:03, Angela Cobb
13 August 200517:21, Roberto Bonilla19:36, Angela Cobb
12 August 200617:22, Derek Storbeck17:45, Michelle Lafleur
11 August 2007William AndersonKristen Ray
9 August 200816:48, Buddy Clark20:59, Alice Smoot
8 August 200917:54, Jacob Kennedy22:48, Katie Utley
7 August 201016:29, Hunter Honeycutt21:29, Katie Utley
6 August 201117:53, Adam Ross22:28, Melissa Tronolone
4 August 201216:19, Hunter Honeycutt21:44, Madison Honeycutt
10 August 201320:07, Joshua Curry22:46, Ashlee Golden
2 August 201416:49, Hunter Honeycutt23:03, Emily Golden
1 August 201517:58, Dayton Cannon22:07, Emily Golden
Please contact me if you have results for 1990-2000 or 2007!


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