Monday, September 21, 2015

Butzin and Galambos hit the road to rule the streets in Moultrie

The YThey came from miles away to win the 13th annual Race of the South 10K. Daniel Butzin traveled from Valdosta, Georgia, to get to the Moultrie, Georgia, race on Saturday morning, 19 September 2015. Butzin posted a winning 39:01 for the 6.2-mile road run, finishing nearly 400 meters ahead of the next runner. Mary Galambos came from even more distant Jacksonville, Florida, and won the women's division, placing twelfth overall in 52:52.


Adel, Georgia, master runner Sean McConnell finished runner-up behind Butzin, running 40:32. Moultrie's Tyler Johnston was the first local finisher, coming in third overall in 41:00.


Another local finisher was Heather Grantham. Grantham was second in the women's standings, placing 16th overall in 54:22. Winston, Georgia, athlete Jill Walk was the third woman finisher, 17th overall in 55:21. Racquel Reed of Sylvester, Georgia, was the top woman master and fourth female finisher, 23rd overall in 66:11.


32 athletes finished the Moultrie YMCA's 2015 Race of the South 10K.


Top Ten Men, 2015 Race of the South 10K
  1. 39:01 ~ Daniel Butzin (M, 30) Valdosta, GA
  2. 40:32 ~ Sean McConnell (M, 44) Adel, GA
  3. 41:00 ~ Tyler Johnston (M, 23) Moultrie, GA
  4. 47:43 ~ Michael Crook (M, 48) Valdosta, GA
  5. 48:05 ~ Steven Johnson (M, 38) Norman Park, GA
  6. 48:22 ~ Joey Bozeman (M, 36) Moultrie, GA
  7. 48:32 ~ Margarita Moctezuma (M, 47) Moultrie, GA
  8. 48:38 ~ James Hawk (M, 48) Sylvester, GA
  9. 49:18 ~ Patrick Bius (M, 41) Moultrie, GA
  10. 51:00 ~ Lorenzo Gomez (M, 28) Omega, GA

Top Ten Women, 2015 Race of the South 10K
  1. 52:52 ~ Mary Galambos (F, 38) Jacksonville, FL
  2. 54:22 ~ Heather Grantham (F, 28) Moultrie, GA
  3. 55:21 ~ Jill Walk (F, 31) Winston, GA
  4. 66:11 ~ Racquel Reed (F, 44) Sylvester, GA
  5. 70:01 ~ Samantha Polson (F, 23) Orland Park, IL
  6. 70:59 ~ Robin Bullard (F, 52) Thomasville, GA
  7. 71:04 ~ Larissa Carpenter (F, 45) Thomasville, GA
  8. 73:07 ~ Savannah Smith (F, 22) Fitzgerald, GA
  9. 73:56 ~ Lisa-Jan Bailey (F, 57) Thomasville, GA
  10. 74:16 ~ Liz Greene (F, 36) Moultrie, GA

The theme of the 2015 Race of the South 5K was repeat winners. Running 18:40, Steven Johnson, Jr., of Norman Park, Georgia, won the race for the fourth time in five years, pushing his current winning streak to three years. 2014 women's champ, Beverly Hamilton of Thomasville, Georgia, also repeated, taking the top woman's spot and placing fifth overall in 22:44 to successfully defend her title.


There was a new top master runnner in the 2015 5K, however--Lorenzo Gomez of Omega, Georgia. Gomez was second overall in 19:30, while 2014's fastest master, Chad Johnson of Thomasville, placed third in 20:17.


49 athletes finished Moultrie's 2015 Race of the South 5K.


Top Ten Men, 2015 Race of the South 5K
  1. 18:40 ~ Steven Johnson, II (M, 19) Norman Park, GA
  2. 19:30 ~ Lorenzo Gomez (M, 50) Omega, GA
  3. 20:17 ~ Chad Johnson (M, 44) Thomasville, GA
  4. 22:08 ~ Matt Marston (M, 31) Moultrie, GA
  5. 23:09 ~ Bill Harrison (M, 34) Moultrie, GA
  6. 23:25 ~ John Hall (M, 45) Tifton, GA
  7. 25:02 ~ Andrew Pritchett (M, 31) Ocean Springs, MS
  8. 25:46 ~ Bryce Mathis (M, 15) Moultrie, GA
  9. 25:47 ~ Tanner Anderson (M, 10) Norman Park, GA
  10. 26:56 ~ Zach Mims (M, 20) Norman Park, GA

Top Ten Women, 2015 Race of the South 5K
  1. 22:44 ~ Beverly Hamilton (F, 37) Thomasville, GA
  2. 24:46 ~ Rebecca Toman (F, 33) Moultrie, GA
  3. 25:28 ~ Whitney Diers (F, 27) Moultrie, GA
  4. 25:24 ~ Traci Newton (F, 39) Saint Simmons, GA
  5. 27:22 ~ Searra Johnson (F, 20) Norman Park, GA
  6. 29:01 ~ Judi Burnette (F, 45) Moultrie, GA
  7. 30:36 ~ Yvonne Smith (F, 38) Meigs, GA
  8. 31:02 ~ Hannah Wilder (F, 28) Moultrie, GA
  9. 31:18 ~ Lauren Duncan (F, 28) Tifton, GA
  10. 31:18 ~ Jennifer Howel (F, 37) Tifton, GA

Known winners of Moultrie's Race of the South
DateRaceMenWomenFinishers
22 March 198010K32:33, Gary Slayton45:25, Becky Grubbs200+
198110K
20 March 198210K34:58, Rusty Jones
16 April 198310K31:32, Adam Pinkston41:37, Diane Rivering
14 April 198410K31:33, Rick Miller
13 April 198510K31:59, Jeff Milliman
19 April 198610K33:39, Danny Daniels38:16, Janice Hochstein
11 April 198710K31:26, Greg Thompson38:39, Janice Hochstein
16 April 198810KJessie Close
15 April 198910K
21 April 199010KLouis Floyd
20 April 199110KLouis Floyd
18 April 199210K35:08, Paul Wilder
10 April 199310K
16 April 199410K
22 April 199510KJames Lee
199610KJames Lee
No race held, 1997-2002
6 September 200310K39:42, Imie Mark45:26, Cindy Barkley73
5K
200410K40:31, Imie Mark44:23, Amy Sharon45
5K
17 September 200510K39:37, Ian Cooper50:08, Tracy McClure37
5K20
16 September 200610K37:58, Todd Smoot48:37, Shelby Levy57
5K21:45, Travis Walker
15 September 200710K37:33, Todd Smoot47:02, Judy Alexander39
5K23:51, Donald Fairbanks26:04, Charmaine Johnson23
20 September 200810K38:28, Heath Lamb45:21, Kristen Kinsley
5K19:24, Craig Dabdoub18:29, Amy Paine
19 September 200910KJohn SeppalaAmy Hines
5KJason Ewing22:04, Allison Peters
18 September 201010K41:29, Ben Hoover50:07, Dawn Montooth32
5K20:18, Landon Rehberg23:12, Kim Luque57
17 September 201110K40:00, Mark McLeod50:03, Thesdee Randon
5K18:59, Steven Johnson22:31, Searra Johnson
15 September 201210K39:44, Matt Kuhns46:24, Laura Lofton Weldon58
5K17:22, Jorge Villalobos22:35, Elizabeth Funderburk121
21 September 201310K40:45, Paulino Cruz50:00, Nancy Marto50
5K19:07, Steven Johnson25:19, Tiffany Smith78
20 September 201410K43:36, Paulino Cruz42:48, Amy Hines38
5K20:28, Steven Johnson23:36, Beverly Hamilton56
19 September 201510K39:01, Daniel Butzin52:52, Mary Galambos32
5K18:40, Steven Johnson22:44, Beverly Hamilton49
Prior to its revival in 2003, the Race of the South was held annually from 1980
to 1996.


I'd deeply appreciate results from any of the years missing from the above table!


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