Tuesday, March 15, 2016

McPherson and Floyd champs at the 38th annual Winston Howell Road Race

Winston HowellFinishing the race almost 600 meters ahead of the next runner, Adam McPherson won the Winston Howell 5K Road Race on Saturday morning, 12 March 2016, in Hartford, Alabama. McPherson covered the 3.1-mile course in 18:56. Kimberly Floyd was the women's champ, placing tenth overall in 25:10. 62 athletes finished the race.


Henry Walter took second in the 5K, running 21:28. Close behind Walter, Garrett Keller was third in 21:36. Mark McCarra was the fastest master runner in the race, finishing fifth in 22:20.


Sandy Turner was the top woman master and second female finisher, 21st overall in 28:52. Codi Clemons was third in the women's standings, placing 25th overall in 30:02.


The Winston Howell Road Race was first held in Hartford in 1979. The 1980 United States Census reported that a year later there were 2,648 people living in Hartford. The most recent Census in 2000 found that the city had 2,369 residents. The population didn't change much, and the Winston Howell Road Race continued each year. But that first race in 1979 was a 10K, and so were the next 35. Then in 2015 a 5K was added to the program. In 2016 the 5K continued, but the 10K was dropped. The second-oldest 10K road race in South Alabama was gone.


Whatever the future of the Winston Howell Road Race, the 2016 race was sponsored by the Hartford Civic Club, with proceeds benefiting Hartford Boy Scout Troop 32.


Top Ten Men, 2016 Winston Howell 5K
  1. 18:55.18 ~ Adam McPherson (M, 32)
  2. 21:27.21 ~ Henry Walter (M, 25)
  3. 21:35.21 ~ Garrett Keller (M, 26)
  4. 22:14.22 ~ Forrest Ryals (M, 20)
  5. 22:19.22 ~ Mark McCarra (M, 50)
  6. 22:37.22 ~ Jimmy Russell (M, 52)
  7. 22:43.22 ~ Wade Helms (M, 45)
  8. 23:55.23 ~ Joel Beasley (M, 47)
  9. 24:26.24 ~ Michael Marchman (M, 55)
  10. 25:14.25 ~ Aaron Tindell (M, 22)

Top Ten Women, 2016 Winston Howell 5K
  1. 25:09.25 ~ Kimberly Floyd (F, 37)
  2. 28:51.28 ~ Sandy Turner (F, 53)
  3. 30:01.30 ~ Codi Clemons (F, 15)
  4. 30:07.30 ~ Brooke Miller (F, 31)
  5. 30:08.30 ~ Christy Hutchings (F, 29)
  6. 31:07.31 ~ Susan Anderson (F, 53)
  7. 32:40.32 ~ Mindy Turner (F, 30)
  8. 33:28.33 ~ Lou Ellen Marchman (F, 57)
  9. 33:37.33 ~ Sandra Binford (F, 58)
  10. 34:25.34 ~ Marian Clemmons (F, 43)

Known winners of the Winston Howell Road Race, 1979 - 2015
DateDistanceMenWomenFinishers
29 March 198010K31:14, Ed Palmer44:29, Elizabeth Rickel
28 March 198110K31:35, Ed Palmer42:37, Elizabeth Rickel
27 March 198210K33:53, Mark Thomas40:14, Elizabeth Rickel
10K
3 March 198410K31:51, Tom Graves40:02, Donna Duty
2 March 198510K32:28, Mike Plumb39:54, Janice Hochstein
1 March 198610K33:52, James Nells41:30, Donna Duty
7 March 198710K34:00, Allan Babcock38:53, Patti Shull
10K
4 March 198910K
17 March 199010K
2 March 199110K
7 March 199210K
6 March 199310K
5 March 199410K
4 March 199510K
2 March 199610K
1 March 199710K
7 March 199810K
6 March 199910K
11 March 200010K36:24, Tim Unger36:43, Anna Pictrova
3 March 200110K36:14, Brian Goddin48:43, Piper Stockman
9 March 200210K39:40, Al Goudzwaard44:50, Teresa LaFleur
1 March 200310K31:38, Scott Strand50:09, Chris Fox
6 March 200410K41:26, Jerry Armstong47:47, Patty Oelschlager
5 March 200510K39:02, Dave Robinson44:40, Elizabeth Riess
11 March 200610K39:38, Gabe Mitchell44:16, Sarah Joehl
10 March 200710K36:51, Myles Gibson47:05, Lou Ellen Jayroe
8 March 200810K40:54, Gabe Mitchell41:04, Penny Proctor
14 March 200910K~ Kevin Sweeny~ Victoria Graf
13 March 201010K37:45, Kevin Sweeny45:56, Masle Stormenger
12 March 201110K35:01, Matt Dobson44:44, Melissa Unrath50
10 March 201210K37:40, Sean Kent42:57, Dana Cody
9 March 201310K32:35, Michael Green49:49, Carolyn Houston43
8 March 201410K43:20, Rick Kimberlin52:44, Jill Wofsey47
14 March 201510K44:14, Julio Garcia50:45, Kristi Johnson23
5K24:59, Joshua Bedsole24:14, Val Lichner51
12 March 20165K18:56, Adam McPherson25:10, Kimberly Floyd62


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