Many of those 152 were high school cross country runners, or at least many of the fastest. Dustin Reynolds competes for the Seminole County cross country team; he outran two-time Joyce's Jog champion Myles Gibson to win the 2015 race. Reynolds' teammate at Seminole County, junior Nicholas Batchelor took third at Joyce's Jog, running 18:37. Early County frosh Tanner Norman was fourth in 18:59, and Seminole County frosh Aubrey Johnson was fifth in 19:23. In fact, Early County and Seminole County each brought a full team to Joyce's Jog. You could have scored it as a dual meet, Seminole County 21, Early County 36.
Maybe they did score it as a dual meet.
The prep runners were not nearly as dominant in the women's competition. Macy Williams did take a break from Seminole County Middle School's cross country schedule to finish as first overall female at Joyce's Jog, but the runner-up spot went to 38-year-old Kristi Johnson of Marianna, Florida. Johnson was 16th overall in 21:59. Master runner Margaret Winkler was third in the women's standings, 20th overall in 22:40. Early County senior cross country runner Jasmine Brown was the fourth female finisher, 21st overall in 22:56.
Donalsonville's Joyce's Jog 5K has been run each October since 2007 in memory of Joyce Payne Henley. Proceeds of the race benefit breast cancer research.
Top Ten Men, 2015 Joyce's Jog 5K
- 17:50.54 ~ Dustin Reynolds (M, 16) Brinson, GA
- 17:53.20 ~ Myles Gibson (M, 49) Donalsonville, GA
- 18:36.25 ~ Nicholas Batchelor (M, 16) Donalsonville, GA
- 18:58.95 ~ Tanner Norman (M, 15) Blakely, GA
- 19:22.39 ~ Aubrey Johnson (M, 15) Donalsonville, GA
- 20:16.89 ~ Davey Reynolds (M, 21) Brinson, GA
- 20:19.03 ~ Garrett Taylor (M, 13) Donalsonville, GA
- 20:36.26 ~ Mark McCarra (M, 50) Grand Ridge, FL
- 20:55.41 ~ Will Winkler (M, 17) Blakely, GA
- 21:00.64 ~ Michael Turner (M, 15) Donalsonville, GA
Top Ten Women, 2015 Joyce's Jog 5K
- 21:19.42 ~ Macy Williams (F, 13) Iron City, GA
- 21:58.28 ~ Kristi Johnson (F, 38) Marianna, FL
- 22:39.83 ~ Margaret Winkler (F, 41) Blakely, GA
- 22:55.55 ~ Jasmine Brown (F, 17) Blakely, GA
- 23:12.81 ~ Julie Genovar (F, 30) Bainbridge, GA
- 23:13.13 ~ Meghan Higgins (F, 22) Marietta, GA
- 23:15.30 ~ Tara Still (F, 39) Blakely, GA
- 23:21.12 ~ Mary Hunt (F, 35) Iron City, GA
- 23:42.84 ~ Debra Hunter (F, 42) Jakin, GA
- 24:39.26 ~ Lauren Brown (F, 16) Blakely, GA
|Joyce's Jog 5K Champions, 2007 - 2015|
|20 October 2007||18:50 Myles Gibson||26:18 Deborah Ansley||33|
|18 October 2008||16:33 Jessie Close||23:15 Erika Pemberton||52|
|17 October 2009||18:20 Alex Close||22:20 Debbie Wittmer||59|
|16 October 2010||16:53 Jessie Close||22:14 Debbie Wittmer||59|
|15 October 2011||18:10 Myles Gibson||25:10 Ashley Merritt||67|
|20 October 2012||20:03, Mark McCarra||21:49, Debbie Witmer||110|
|19 October 2013||18:51, Davey Reynolds||22:21, Margaret Winkler||132|
|18 October 2014||16:53, Ben Pleak||22:16, Margaret Winkler||129|
|17 October 2015||17:51, Dustin Reynolds||21:20, Macy Williams||152|
- Complete results of the 2015 Joyce's Jog 5K
- 2010 story, "Close and Wittmer run away with Joyce's Jog"
- Joyce's Jog
- Upcoming jogs, runs, and races in Donalsonville and elsewhere in the Tallahassee region