Monday, May 16, 2016

Easy wins for Buztin and Mazurkiewicz at Breathe Easy 5K

14 May 2016 was just seven days after Valdosta, Georgia athlete Dan Butzin finished second in the Julep Jog 5K in Hahira. It was also the Saturday morning that Butzin returned to competition on the Lowndes County roads, this time winning the second annual Breathe Easy 5K on the streets around Valdosta State University. Butzin covered the 3.1-mile course in 18:15. Valdosta master runner Martha Mazurkiewicz was the first woman in the race and second overall in 22:57.


Rodney Elam was the top male master runner in the Breathe Easy 5K, coming in third overall in 18:15. Master runner Justin Naylor was fourth overall in 23:30, and nine-year-old Jamil Williams was fifth in 25:01. Williams came back later in the morning and won the one-mile fun run in 7:35.


Cassie O'Neal took second in the women's standings, placing eighth overall in 27:12. Ashley Horton was the third female finisher, coming in twelfth overall in 29:40.


73 athletes finished the second annual Breathe Easy 5K, another nine completed the one-mile fun run. The Valdosta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta hosted the event, with proceeds benefiting asthma education efforts, the Georgia Department of Public Health South Health District Children’s Medical Services, and the Chapter's book scholarship program for area high school seniors.


Top Ten Men, 2016 VSU ΔΣΘ Breathe Easy 5K
  1. 18:14:45 ~ Dan Butzin (M, 31)
  2. 23:06:13 ~ Rodney Elam (M, 52)
  3. 23:29:52 ~ Justin Naylor (M, 42)
  4. 25:00:70 ~ Jamil Williams (M, 9)
  5. 25:01:52 ~ Mizell Williams (M, 37)
  6. 25:46:35 ~ Tony Wilkey (M, 17)
  7. 27:43:20 ~ Devin Davis (M, 27)
  8. 28:24:87 ~ Tim Wright (M, 25)
  9. 29:32:85 ~ Greg Harris (M, 46)
  10. 30:24:17 ~ Jason Barnes (M, 40)

Top Ten Women, 2016 VSU ΔΣΘ Breathe Easy 5K
  1. 22:57:00 ~ Martha Mazurkiewicz (F, 48)
  2. 27:11:03 ~ Cassie O'Neal (F, 27)
  3. 29:39:85 ~ Ashley Horton (F, 26)
  4. 29:49:06 ~ Courtney Wilcox (F, 29)
  5. 31:59:81 ~ Brandi Wadswath (F, 32)
  6. 32:24:70 ~ Davina Lee (F, 43)
  7. 33:19:63 ~ Carol Stajakovich (F, 55)
  8. 33:20:31 ~ Sarah Fretti (F, 28)
  9. 35:04:13 ~ Jessica Vaquerano (F, 20)
  10. 35:20:77 ~ Ansley Haslain (F, 27)

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