Thursday, October 8, 2015

A honey of a run in Hahira for Kelly and Lancaster

Hahira Honeybee Festival2014 Honeybee 5K champion Nick Rosatti was on the Hahira, Georgia, starting line of the 3 October 2015 edition of that annual race. But Ryan Kelly of Lake Park, Georgia, was also there that Saturday morning, and Kelly had won the race in 2012 and 2013. And when the 2015 race was over, Kelly had a third Honeybee 5K title.


Kelly, a cross country coach at Valdosta High, ran 18:16 to win the 3.1-mile race through the streets of Hahira. Valdosta athlete David Burnett finished runner-up, not far behind Kelly in 18:25. Defending champ Rosatti fought off Pine Grove Middle School eighth-grader Carson Locke for third, 19:13 to 19:14. Lorenzo Gomez of Omega, Georgia, was the fastest master runner in the race, placing fifth overall in 20:28.


In a battle of cross country runners from rival schools, Valdosta Middle School eighth-grader Katie Lancaster outkicked Pine Grove Middle School seventh-grader Jessica Locke, 22:44 to 22:45, for first place in the female standings. Lancaster and Locke were 15th and 16th overall. Not far behind them there was another close race, with Debbie Green edging Amrie Lisse for the third women's spot, 22:52 to 22:53. Green, a Valdosta runner, was the first woman master in the race, placing 17th overall. Lisse, also a Valdosta athlete, was 18th overall.


There were 196 recorded finishers in the race, part of Hahira's annual Honeybee Festival.


Top Ten Men, 2015 Hahira Honeybee 5K
  1. 18:15.2 ~ Ryan Kelly (M, 36) Lake Park, GA
  2. 18:24.1 ~ David Burnett (M, 39) Valdosta, GA
  3. 19:12.4 ~ Nick Rosatti (M, 18) Hahira, GA
  4. 19:13.3 ~ Carson Locke (M, 13) Valdosta, GA
  5. 20:27.9 ~ Lorenzo Gomez (M, 50) Omega, GA
  6. 21:02.8 ~ John Bolmer (M, 13) Nashville, GA
  7. 21:27.4 ~ Anthony Sawger (M, 15) Valdosta, GA
  8. 21:35.0 ~ Jackson Lawson (M, 13) Hahira, GA
  9. 21:58.8 ~ Matthew Packett (M, 13) Valdosta, GA
  10. 22:02.1 ~ Billy Taylor (M, 66) Valdosta, GA

Top Ten Women, 2015 Hahira Honeybee 5K
  1. 22:43.3 ~ Katie Lancaster (F, 13) Valdosta, GA
  2. 22:44.3 ~ Jessica Locke (F, 12) Hahira, GA
  3. 22:51.0 ~ Debbie Green (F, 49) Valdosta, GA
  4. 22:52.8 ~ Amrie Lisse (F, 19) Valdosta, GA
  5. 24:57.4 ~ Alden Lisse (F, 15) Valdosta, GA
  6. 25:29.3 ~ Melissa Norris (F, 32) Hahira, GA
  7. 25:39.4 ~ Shonna O'Quinn (F, 40) Adel, GA
  8. 25:51.4 ~ Pollyanna Bass (F, 43) Pavo, GA
  9. 26:20.8 ~ Angela Bult (F, 36) , GA
  10. 26:58.4 ~ Holly Strouppe (F, 32) Hahira, GA

Known Honeybee 5K Champions, 2001 - 2015
DateMenWomen
2 October 1999
6 October 200117:21, Rich Sumrall
4 October 200316:31, John Seppala23:14, Amy Mark
2 October 200416:30, John Seppala22:13, Sundonia Williams
8 October 200516:47, John Seppala20:41, Susan Fischer
7 October 200616:54, John Seppala20:43, Susan Fischer
6 October 200716:54, John Seppala18:57, Jana Grygarova
4 October 200817:02, John Seppala21:13, Heidi Gonzalez
3 October 200916:51, John Seppala20:12, Ashley Powell
9 October 201016:46, Scott Gardner20:08, Ashley Powell
8 October 201117:49, Masked Avenger19:46, Mary Alice Smoot
6 October 201218:37, Ryan Kelly21:52, Gretchen Bielmyer
5 October 201318:39, Ryan Kelly22:27, Debbie Allen
4 October 201419:26, Nick Rosatti19:51, Mary Alice Smoot
3 October 201518:16, Ryan Kelly22:44, Katie Lancaster


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