Thursday, April 14, 2016

Stephens and Carter conquer Warrior Creek

2016 Warrior Creek 5KI have to admire the enthusiasm for cross-country running exhibited by the folks at the Taylor County Farm Bureau in Perry, Florida. After their first annual Warrior Creek 5K cross-country race at Perryland Farms on 9 May 2015, they just couldn't wait an entire year for the second annual event. Eleven months was the limit of their patience, and the second Warrior Creek 5K was 9 April 2016. Lake City, Florida master runner Shawn Stephens won the race that Saturday morning, covering the 3.1-mile cross-country course in 26:25. Todd Holmes took second in 28:18, and nine-year-old Conner Lavalle was third in 28:18.


Perry master runner Mary Carter was the first woman in the race, placing sixth overall in 30:29--almost two minutes faster than she ran in the 2015 Warrior Creek 5K. Master runner Anne-Marie Williams was second in the women's standings and eighth overall in 32:41. Cheryl Moore, another Perry master runner, was the third female finisher and tenth overall in 33:30.


37 athletes finished the 2016 Warrior Creek 5K. J7 Sports provided finish line and timing services. Any proceeds of the event went to support the educational programs of the Taylor County Farm Bureau.


Top Ten Men, 2016 Warrior Creek 5K
  1. 26:24.343 ~ Shawn Stephens (M, 51)
  2. 27:48.013 ~ Todd Holmes (M, 37)
  3. 28:17.480 ~ Conner Lavalle (M, 9)
  4. 28:32.450 ~ Alan Dodimead (M, 40)
  5. 29:18.806 ~ Donny Johns (M, 51)
  6. 31:06.880 ~ George Pridgeon (M, 32)
  7. 33:27.746 ~ Carlos Ferrer (M, 46)
  8. 34:56.570 ~ TJ Carlton (M, 11)
  9. 42:37.926 ~ Chris Carlton (M, 37)
  10. 43:34.850 ~ John Singer (M, 62)

Top Ten Women, 2016 Warrior Creek 5K
  1. 30:28.256 ~ Mary Carter (F, 43)
  2. 32:40.030 ~ Anne-Marie Williams (F, 46)
  3. 33:29.936 ~ Cheryl Moore (F, 48)
  4. 33:30.670 ~ Joy Geiger (F, 33)
  5. 35:03.920 ~ Stephanie Holmes (F, 34)
  6. 35:49.126 ~ Shannon Metty (F, 31)
  7. 36:11.213 ~ Ryan Perry (F, 44)
  8. 36:32.950 ~ Abby Godwin (F, 24)
  9. 37:08.256 ~ Martha Ferrer (F, 35)
  10. 37:23.360 ~ Alice Geiger (F, 38)

Warrior Creek 5K winners, 2015 - 2016
DateMenWomenFinishers
9 May 201522:54, James Taylor24:54, Meagan Giddens59
9 April 201626:25, Shawn Stephens30:29, Mary Carter37


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