Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Four-mile wins in Valdosta for master runners Mazurkiewicz and Green

Four Mile Run For MissionsSaturday, 23 January 2016, was a day for the master runners at the Four-Mile Run For Missions in Valdosta, Georgia. Master runner Rick Mazurkiewicz won the fifth edition of the Baptist Campus Ministry's annual race by over 200 meters, running 25:43. Another Valdosta master runner, Debbie Green, took the women's title, placing ninth overall in 28:44. 109 athletes finished the race.


Ben Phillips of Leesburg, Georgia, was second in the race, running 26:37. The four miles was double the distance that Phillips was accustomed to racing for his cross country team at Lee County Middle School. Valdosta's James Marino took third in the Run For Missions with a 27:22.


Lauren Bewley of Valdosta was second in the women's standings, placing sixteenth overall in 30:25. Valdosta master runner Martha Mazurkiewicz was the third female finisher, 21st overall in 31:03.


Timing and finish line services for the fifth annual Run For Missions were provided by A Course/Line, LLC, of Valdosta, Georgia.


Top Ten Men, 2016 Run 4 Missions
  1. 25:42.7 ~ Rick Mazurkiewicz (M, 48) Valdosta, GA
  2. 26:36.8 ~ Ben Phillips (M, 13) Leesburg, GA
  3. 27:21.5 ~ James Marino (M, 37) Valdosta, GA
  4. 27:31.7 ~ Chris Phillips (M, 36) Leesburg, GA
  5. 27:40.0 ~ John Eager (M, 18) Valdosta, GA
  6. 27:40.3 ~ Rob McGhin (M, 36) Valdosta, GA
  7. 28:09.6 ~ Wesley Heruska (M, 39) Hahira, GA
  8. 28:31.3 ~ Tyler Thurman (M, 20) Valdosta, GA
  9. 29:20.1 ~ Randal Maples (M, 47) Valdosta, GA
  10. 29:28.5 ~ Garrett Stout (M, 22) Valdosta, GA

Top Ten Women, 2016 Run 4 Missions
  1. 28:43.5 ~ Debbie Green (F, 49) Valdosta, GA
  2. 30:34.6 ~ Lauren Bewley (F, 34) Valdosta, GA
  3. 31:02.4 ~ Martha Mazurkiewicz (F, 48) Valdosta, GA
  4. 31:30.2 ~ Karen McNalley (F, 51) Albany, GA
  5. 32:06.0 ~ Kelly Davis (F, 26) Valdosta, GA
  6. 32:23.6 ~ Pollyanna Bass (F, 43) Pavo, GA
  7. 33:53.4 ~ Katie Presler (F, 24) Valdosta, GA
  8. 35:11.1 ~ Lisa Graves (F, 48) Valdosta, GA
  9. 35:52.1 ~ Shannon Emanuel (F, 28) Ray City, GA
  10. 36:47.5 ~ Gina Purvis (F, 56) Tifton, GA

Valdosta BCM Run 4 Mission champions, 2012 - 2016
DateMenWomenFinishers
21 January 201222:50, Parker Childree28:10, Alice Smoot140
19 January 201323:48, Ryan Kelly31:08, Audrey Williams100
18 January 201423:32, Ryan Kelly28:49, Mackenzie Morse86
24 January 201523:19, Ryan Kelly26:48, Makenzee Page116
23 January 201625:43, Rick Mazurkiewicz28:44, Debbie Green109


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