Saturday, March 12, 2016

Butzin and Smoot rule at the Smoothie King 5K

2015 Smoothie King 5KOn 12 March 2016, just seven days after posting a win in the Adel Kiwanis 5K, Dan Butzin was back in the streets, racing. This Saturday morning, he was competing in Valdosta, Georgia's 16th annual Smoothie King 5K, defending his 2015 title in the race. The defense was successful. Butzin was first in a field of 52, running the 3.1-mile course in 19:15. Valdosta, Georgia master runner Alice Smoot was the women's champion, placing fourth overall in 22:07. It was also Smoot's second title in the event; she was the first woman in the 2011 race.


Quin McGlamery, a sophomore on the Valdosta High cross country team, finished runner-up in 19:38. David Monds of Quitman, Georgia was the fastest master runner in the Smoothie King race, placing third overall in 21:37.


Hahira, Georgia athlete Sierra Nazario was second in the women's standings, coming in eighth overall in 24:15. Sarah Blake of Valdosta edged Lake Park's Eryn Guilmette 27:54 to 27:55 for the third women's spot. Blake and Guilmette finished 14th and 15th overall.


Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority hosts the Smoothie King 5K. Up till 2014, the race was known as the Azalea Festival 5K. Timing and finish line services for the event were provided by A Course/Line, LLC, of Valdosta, Georgia.


Top Ten Men, 2016 Smoothie King 5K
  1. 19:14.7 ~ Dan Butzin (M, 30) Valdosta, GA
  2. 19:37.2 ~ Quin McGlamery (M, 15) Valdosta, GA
  3. 21:36.1 ~ David Monds (M, 53) Quitman, GA
  4. 22:29.9 ~ Dylan Guilmette (M, 19) Lake Park, GA
  5. 22:58.2 ~ John Brinkley (M, 49) Valdosta, GA
  6. 23:27.8 ~ Billy Taylor (M, 67) Valdosta, GA
  7. 25:05.0 ~ Lee McArthur (M, 46) Valdosta, GA
  8. 25:42.0 ~ Bob Moon (M, 61) Valdosta, GA
  9. 25:43.2 ~ Eric Brantley (M, 22) Valdosta, GA
  10. 25:45.0 ~ Michael Guilmette (M, 53) Lake Park, GA

Top Ten Women, 2016 Smoothie King 5K
  1. 22:06.4 ~ Alice Smoot (F, 58) Valdosta, GA
  2. 24:14.1 ~ Sierra Nazario (F, 29) Hahira, GA
  3. 27:53.6 ~ Sarah Blake (F, 29) Valdosta, GA
  4. 27:54.2 ~ Eryn Guilmette (F, 19) Lake Park, GA
  5. 29:05.2 ~ Rachel Robers (F, 41) Naylor, GA
  6. 29:07.8 ~ Teresa Hamilton (F, 12) Valdosta, GA
  7. 29:09.6 ~ Sarah Williams (F, 23) Valdosta, GA
  8. 29:29.6 ~ Amy Reese (F, 41) Valdosta, GA
  9. 29:37.4 ~ Tonya Coghill (F, 40) Ray City, GA
  10. 31:25.4 ~ Delleese Collins (F, 38) Valdosta, GA

Valdosta Azalea Festival 5K champions, 2001 - 2016
DateMenWomenFinishers
17 March 2001
16 March 2002
15 March 2003
13 March 2004
12 March 2005
11 March 200616:51 ~ Andrew Minnicks20:34 ~ Susan Fischer123
10 March 200717:17 ~ Todd Smoot19:33 ~ Melissa Daugherty152
15 March 200816:56 ~ John Seppala21:46 ~ Brandi Faircloth143
14 March 200918:16 ~ Chris Gaither20:40 ~ Mary Anne Grayson155
13 March 201016:46 ~ Brandon Skiles20:54 ~ Brandi Faircloth126
12 March 201117:39 ~ James Marino20:39 ~ Alice Smoot131
10 March 201220:33 ~ Toby Wilkey22:10 ~ Christie Kingsbury109
 9 March 201316:17 ~ Jesse Prince20:10 ~ Danielle Jarnagin125
 8 March 201418:21 ~ Ryan Kelly25:02 ~ Lauren Bewley67
14 March 201519:22 ~ Dan Butzin22:12 ~ Angela Bruhl52
12 March 201619:15 ~ Dan Butzin22:07 ~ Alice Smoot52


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