Monday, June 6, 2016

Smooth sailing for Bennett and Jimison at the Anchors Away 6K

Mason Bennett has run quite a few five-kilometer races for the Arnold High cross country team. He'll be running quite a few more as a sophomore on the team during fall 2016. Six kilometers is a bit farther, but Bennett had no problem with the additional distance on Saturday morning, 4 June 2016, at the fifth annual Anchors Away 6K. The Arnold High harrier won that race by over half a kilometer, running 23:54 on the trails of Panama City Beach, Florida's Conservation Park. Harrogate, Tennessee master runner Deanna Jimison captured the women's crown, coming in seventh overall in 29:41. 105 athletes finished the race.


Michael Shaw finished runner-up in 26:23 and Ken Rose took third in 27:35. Ross Clemons was the top master runner in the 6K, placing fourth overall in 27:37.


Norma McPherson was the second woman and tenth overall in 31:14. Master runner Lori Bakhouse was third in the women's standings, placing fifteenth overall in 32:26.


The Anchors Away 6K and associated one-mile family fun run were a fundraiser benefiting Anchorage Children's Home. Gulf Coast Race Timing timed the race.


Top Ten Men, 2016 Anchors Away 6K
  1. 23:53.60 ~ Mason Bennett (M, 15)
  2. 26:22.86 ~ Michael Shaw (M, 37)
  3. 27:34.46 ~ Ken Rose (M, 28)
  4. 27:36.06 ~ Ross Clemons (M, 51)
  5. 27:56.95 ~ Sean Blomquist (M, 40)
  6. 29:22.52 ~ Wes Wilmot (M, 15)
  7. 30:47.52 ~ Manon Conley (M, 55)
  8. 31:09.47 ~ Ben Bollinger (M, 45)
  9. 31:27.51 ~ Brandon Whited (M, 39)
  10. 31:29.03 ~ Brian Martin (M, 54)

Top Ten Women, 2016 Anchors Away 6K
  1. 29:40.46 ~ Deanna Jimison (F, 45)
  2. 31:13.74 ~ Norma McPherson (F, 33)
  3. 32:25.95 ~ Lori Bakhouse (F, 46)
  4. 32:55.05 ~ Debbie Chitwood (F, 49)
  5. 33:23.71 ~ Laura Liu (F, 36)
  6. 33:38.36 ~ Autumn Peters (F, 41)
  7. 34:20.04 ~ Allison Blomquist (F, 31)
  8. 34:40.86 ~ Reagin Boggs (F, 24)
  9. 35:14.12 ~ Monica Cosenzi (F, 36)
  10. 36:16.79 ~ Michelle Huskey Smith (F, 47)

Anchors Away 6K winners, 2012 - 2016
DateMenWomenFinishers
23 June 201222:15, Ryan Lutes27:12, Michaela Ashley109
22 June 201323:21, Sam Blackman29:58, Melissa Neild95
28 June 201422:56, Paul Stevenson26:50, Jessica Berschwinger76
27 June 201520:55, Sam Meredith29:00, Tracie Hough89
4 June 201623:54, Mason Bennett29:41, Deanna Jimison105


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