Sunday, May 15, 2016

Monds and Rourk first in the Four Seasons Spring Four Mile

Masque of the Four SeasonsThe inaugural year of Quitman, Georgia's Four Season Running Series continued on Saturday morning, 14 May 2016, with the Spring Four-Miler. It was the second race of the circuit, and the second series win for Quitman master runner David Monds, who followed up his Winter Four-Miler victory with a 26:40 title run in the Spring event. Bridget Rourk of Valdosta, Georgia was the first woman in the Spring Four Mile, placing eighth overall in 35:32--more than six minutes faster than she had run in the Winter race.


Corey Monds of Quitman finished runner-up in 27:15, and Thomasville, Georgia's Gareth Pyle was third in 30:14. Yet another Monds--master runner Calvin Monds of Jacksonville, Florida--took fourth in 31:22.


Valdosta's Amy Reese was the top woman master in the race, placing second in the women's standings and ninth overall in 36:50. Valdosta master runner Lisa Graves was the third female finisher and tenth overall in 37:24. Graves had won the women's title in the Winter Four Mile, the opening event in the Four Seasons series.


Two more races are scheduled on Quitman's 2016 Four Seasons series, the Summer Four Mile on 6 August 2016 and the Fall Four Mile on 19 November 2016. 31 athletes finished the Four Seasons Spring Four Mile. A Course/Line, LLC, of Valdosta, Georgia timed the race.


Top Ten Men, 2016 Four Seasons Spring Four Mile
  1. 26:39.6 ~ David Monds (M, 53) Quitman, GA
  2. 27:14.6 ~ Corey Monds (M, 24) Quitman, GA
  3. 30:13.7 ~ Gareth Pyle (M, 37) Thomasville, GA
  4. 31:22.0 ~ Calvin Monds (M, 49) Jacksonville, FL
  5. 32:53.5 ~ Warren Williford (M, 46) Grovetown, GA
  6. 33:32.8 ~ Scott Routsong (M, 50) Valdosta, GA
  7. 34:28.8 ~ Russ Henry (M, 45) Valdosta, GA
  8. 43:08.1 ~ Ronnie Metts (M, 71) Hahira, GA
  9. 43:41.3 ~ Chip Pledger (M, 28) Valdosta, GA
  10. 43:44.2 ~ Chad Rados (Quitman, M) Quitman, GA

Top Ten Women, 2016 Four Seasons Spring Four Mile
  1. 35:31.3 ~ Bridget Rourk (F, 26) Valdosta, GA
  2. 36:49.3 ~ Amy Reese (F, 41) Valdosta, GA
  3. 37:23.2 ~ Lisa Graves (F, 48) Valdosta, GA
  4. 43:40.2 ~ LeAnna Pledger (F, 30) Valdosta, GA
  5. 44:43.5 ~ Courtney Bateman (F, 24) Valdosta, GA
  6. 44:57.6 ~ Desirae Gabriel (F, 29) Valdosta, GA
  7. 47:15.5 ~ Arlene Hart (F, 45) Lakeland, GA
  8. 47:52.8 ~ April Jowers (F, 36) Tifton, GA
  9. 50:49.8 ~ Christian Payne (F, 35) Quitman, GA
  10. 52:42.3 ~ Tajuana Seals (F, 41) Valdosta, GA

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