Monday, June 27, 2016

Marley and Salgado are tops on the trail in Columbus

Columbus, Georgia is fortunate in having a great paved, multi-use trail along the Chattahoochee River, the 22-mile-long Chattahoochee Riverwalk. But Columbus also has another great paved trail, the Fall Line Trace Rail Trail. And one Monday evening, 27 June 2016, the Fall Line Trace was the site of the second race of the Columbus Roadrunners Club's summer series, the Rails-to-Trails 5K.


David Marley won the race by 150 meters, running 16:04. Aaron Totten-Lancaster was the fastest master runner that evening, placing second overall in 16:35. Dane Talbert took third in 17:44, and Alex Salgado, a rising junior on the Columbus High cross country team, was fourth in 19:14.


Alina Salgado took the women's title, coming in 23rd overall in 23:09. Salgado recently graduated from Columbus High and is an alumna of the school's cross country program. Heather Harlow (26th, 23:35) was second in the women's standings and Olivia Salgado (27th, 23:42) was third. Susan Lancaster was the top woman master and fourth female finisher, placing 31st overall in 24:23.


The Columbus Roadrunners' 2016 Summer Series of races continues with the 9 July 2016 with the Big Dog Heatwave Five Mile, the third race of the circuit. The fourth race in the series is the Flat Rock Park 5K on 25 July 2016, and the series concludes on 20 August 2016 with the fifth face, the Lakebottom Park 5K. The first Summer Series race was the Summer Solstice 5K on 17 June 2016.


170 athletes finished the Columbus Roadrunners' 2016 Rails-to-Trails 5K. Lightning Sports Racing of Columbus, Georgia timed the race.


Top Ten Men, Columbus Roadrunners' 2016 Rails-to-Trails 5K
  1. 16:03.75 ~ David Marley (M, 29) Columbus, GA
  2. 16:34.91 ~ Aaron Totten-Lancaster (M, 41) Hamilton, GA
  3. 17:43.31 ~ Dane Talbert (M, 33) Smiths, AL
  4. 19:13.33 ~ Alex Salgado (M, 15) Ft Benning, GA
  5. 20:24.88 ~ Roger Hagues (M, 31) Midland, GA
  6. 20:38.43 ~ Logan Sibley (M, 16) ,
  7. 20:42.00 ~ John Lee (M, 17) Pine Mountain, GA
  8. 20:50.63 ~ Lee Loste-Browne (M, 36) ,
  9. 21:25.26 ~ Jeff Wismann (M, 31) Columbus, GA
  10. 21:31.47 ~ Rob Kindrick (M, 51) Pine Mountain, GA

Top Ten Women, Columbus Roadrunners' 2016 Rails-to-Trails 5K
  1. 23:08.33 ~ Alina Salgado (F, 18) Ft. Benning, GA
  2. 23:34.95 ~ Heather Harlow (F, 31) Columbus, GA
  3. 23:41.03 ~ Olivia Salgado (F, 27) Midland, GA
  4. 24:22.29 ~ Susan Lancaster (F, 45) Hamilton, GA
  5. 24:51.57 ~ Taylor Elkins (F, 14) Pine Mountain, GA
  6. 25:00.57 ~ Lori Greeff (F, 37) Midland, GA
  7. 25:15.94 ~ Karla Kletzien (F, 25) Phenix City, AL
  8. 25:41.39 ~ Alexis Lyon (F, 15) Hamilton, GA
  9. 25:42.51 ~ Eugenie Gulowsen (F, 18) ,
  10. 25:43.70 ~ Kristin Sellers (F, 27) Salem, AL

Columbus Roadrunners Club's Rails-to-Trails 5K winners, 2012 - 2015
DateMenWomenFinishers
11 July 201218:21, Ian Edwards21:20, Alexa Smith220
10 July 201316:26, Aaron Totten-Lancaster20:25, Kathryn Hansen261
30 June 201418:07, Dallas Hanin18:25, Asher Henry236
29 June 201516:42, Aaron Totten-Lancaster21:39, Hope Skypek233
27 June 201616:04, David Marley23:09, Alina Salgado170


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