Monday, May 30, 2016

Baun and Green are swift in the streets on Memorial Day

American FlagsOn the streets of Valdosta, Georgia, Matthew Baun won eight annual Memorial Day 5K, running 18:05. Valdosta master runner Debbie Green won the women's title for the second year in a row and the third time in four years, placing sixteenth overall in 22:25. 99 athletes finished the 3.1-mile race.


Close behind Baun, 2015 Memorial Day 5K champion Ryan Kelly battled with Dan Butzin of Valdosta for second place, with Kelly getting the decision 18:12 to 18:13. David Monds of Quitman, Georgia took the top master spot, finishing eighth overall in 20:14.


Brianna Prinsloo of Hahira, Georgia was second to Green in the women's standings and eighth overall in 20:14. Valdosta's Lauren Bewley edged Katie Lancaster, another Valdosta runner, for third in the women's division, 24:35 to 24:40.


A Course/Line, LLC, of Valdosta, Georgia timed the race and provided finish line services.


Top Ten Men, Valdosta's 2016 Memorial Day 5K
  1. 18:04.8 ~ Matthew Baun (M, 16) Valdosta, GA
  2. 18:11.3 ~ Ryan Kelly (M, 37) Lake Park, GA
  3. 18:12.2 ~ Dan Butzin (M, 31) Valdosta, GA
  4. 18:44.5 ~ Tyler Thorne (M, 18) Moody AFB, GA
  5. 18:54.5 ~ Brian Rohrbach (M, 39) Valdosta, GA
  6. 19:15.3 ~ Quin McGlamery (M, 16) Valdosta, GA
  7. 20:00.7 ~ DeShon Taylor (M, 15) Valdosta, GA
  8. 20:13.3 ~ David Monds (M, 53) Quitman, GA
  9. 20:28.9 ~ Johnathan Miller (M, 16) Quitman, GA
  10. 20:48.9 ~ Rob McGhin (M, 36) Valdosta, GA

Top Ten Women, Valdosta's 2016 Memorial Day 5K
  1. 22:25.0 ~ Debbie Green (F, 50) Valdosta, GA
  2. 22:36.3 ~ Brianna Prinsloo (F, 29) Hahira, GA
  3. 24:34.4 ~ Lauren Bewley (F, 34) Valdosta, GA
  4. 24:39.8 ~ Katie Lancaster (F, 13) Valdosta, GA
  5. 25:14.9 ~ Pollyanna Bass (F, 44) Pavo, GA
  6. 25:30.0 ~ Jade Smith (F, 25) Valdosta, GA
  7. 25:51.2 ~ Patience Lawson (F, 36) Valdosta, GA
  8. 26:15.0 ~ Emily Phillips (F, 12) Leesburg, GA
  9. 26:57.6 ~ Michelle Iturralde (F, 42) Valdosta, GA
  10. 27:44.8 ~ Lisa Graves (F, 48) Valdosta, GA

Valdosta Memorial Day 5K Champions, 2009 - 2016
DateMenWomenFinishers
25 May 200916:34, Chris Rice20:47, Ashley McGee86
31 May 201016:50, Chris Rice21:38, Jordan Helton79
30 May 201117:10, Chris Rice21:06, Alice Smoot102
28 May 201218:33, Masked Avenger21:38, Alison Peters53
27 May 201318:05, Ryan Kelly23:21, Debbie Green87
26 May 201417:26, Dylan Rogers22:01, Makenzee Page92
25 May 201517:54, Ryan Kelly22:44, Debbie Green73
30 May 201618:05, Matthew Baun22:25, Debbie Green99


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