Sunday, June 5, 2016

Calhoun and Shattles hit big at the Home Run 5K

2016 Home Run 5KConcluding his career as a distance runner for the Raiders, Wright Calhoun graduated from Southland Academy in May 2016. Calhoun heads to Columbus State University later in the year, but he isn't quite done running in Americus, Georgia. In fact, on Saturday morning, 4 June 2016, Calhoun won the fourth annual Home Run 5K, covering the 3.1-mile course in 17:26. Americus master runner Trina Shattles won the women's title, placing eleventh overall in 25:01.


Calhoun also won the Home Run 5K in 2014, giving him a perfect two-for-two record in the race. In the years when Calhoun didn't run, 2013 and 2015, Billy Calcutt grabbed the top spot. A rising senior on the Southland Academy cross country team, Calcutt ran 19:26 in the 2016 race, placing second to Calhoun. Schley County Middle School cross country runner Aaron Pinckard was third in 19:57. Gordy Bonner of Ellaville, Georgia was the top master runner and tenth overall in 24:25.


Ramsay Miller, a rising junior on the Lee County High cross country team, was second behind Trina Shattles in the women's standings, placing twelfth overall in 25:28. Albany, Georgia master runner Cathy Jones was the third woman and fifteenth overall in 27:28.


Top Ten Men, 2016 Home Run 5K
  1. 17:25.59 ~ Wright Calhoun (M, 18) Americus, GA
  2. 19:25.22 ~ Billy Calcutt (M, 17) Americus, GA
  3. 19:56.12 ~ Aaron Pinckard (M, 13) Americus, GA
  4. 20:38.66 ~ Alex Arnold (M, 19) Americus, GA
  5. 20:51.69 ~ Trevor Cleveland (M, 16) Ellaville, GA
  6. 21:00.06 ~ Drew Feagans (M, 15) Leesburg, GA
  7. 21:06.72 ~ Nik Bentley (M, 25) Andersonville, GA
  8. 22:29.84 ~ Jaymes Turner (M, 23) Americus, GA
  9. 22:41.50 ~ Gray Torbert (M, 14) Americus, GA
  10. 24:24.22 ~ Gordy Bonner (M, 51) Ellaville, GA

Top Ten Women, 2016 Home Run 5K
  1. 25:00.91 ~ Trina Shattles (F, 46) Americus, GA
  2. 25:27.18 ~ Ramsay Miller (F, 16) Leesburg, GA
  3. 27:27.28 ~ Cathy Jones (F, 56) Albany, GA
  4. 28:52.47 ~ Georgia Torbert (F, 13) Americus, GA
  5. 29:40.47 ~ Analhi Lizzarraga (F, 20) Americus, GA
  6. 31:15.75 ~ Julie Bonner (F, 36) Ellaville, GA
  7. 34:01.09 ~ Amy Shattles (F, 51) Americus, GA
  8. 40:48.91 ~ Clarissa Cadogan (F, 31) Americus, GA
  9. 43:13.59 ~ Alexis Render (F, 16) Americus, GA
  10. 44:18.81 ~ Leigha Chavers (F, 25) Montezuma, GA

In addition to the Home Run 5K, a new 10K race was added to the event in 2016. Americus master runner Will Peak was first in that inaugural 6.2-mile race, running 46:29. Carole Singletary of Orange Park, Florida took the women's title, placing ninth overall in 55:10.


Top Ten Men, 2016 Home Run 10K
  1. 46:29 ~ Will Peak (M, 44) Americus, GA
  2. 50:07 ~ Bucky Thompson (M, 33) Byromville, GA
  3. 50:31 ~ Ian Pierson (M, 28) Americus, GA
  4. 50:41 ~ Jim Tully (M, 69) Lamont, FL
  5. 51:24 ~ Terry Patterson (M, 61) Macon, GA
  6. 51:29 ~ Tyerus Skala (M, 19) Americus, GA
  7. 51:38 ~ Trent Smith (M, 30) Bonaire, GA
  8. 54:50 ~ Sartau Randhawa (M, 25) Americus, GA
  9. 57:38 ~ John Fukunaga (M, 28) Americus, GA
  10. 57:56 ~ Michael O'Quinn (M, 57) McDonough, GA

Top Nine Women, 2016 Home Run 10K
  1. 55:10 ~ Charlotte Singletary (F, 33) Orange Park, FL
  2. 55:31 ~ Jessica Childers (F, 30) Leslie, GA
  3. 59:20 ~ Jamie McCullough (F, 31) Parrot, GA
  4. 61:47 ~ Brittany McCumber (F, 40) Americus, GA
  5. 68:45 ~ Monisha Volley (F, 38) Americus, GA
  6. 70:14 ~ Andrea Ingram (F, 47) Americus, GA
  7. 81:56 ~ Erica Rickerson (F, 17) Hawkinsville, GA
  8. 91:45 ~ Jane Thompson (F, 64) Vienna, GA
  9. 97:57 ~ Brenda Wall (F, 64) Leesburg, GA

41 athletes finished the 2016 Home Run 5K, with another 22 completing the 10K. Proceeds of the event benefit the Americus Campus of the Methodist Children's Home of South Georgia.


Home Run 5K and 10K winners, 2013 - 2016
DateDistanceMenWomenFinishers
22 June 20135K19:45, Billy Calcutt21:48, Amber Hodor61
14 June 20145K16:55, Wright Calhoun22:12, Jessica Childers46
13 June 20155K19:23, Billy Calcutt22:55, Charlene Pennymon80
4 June 201610K46:29, Will Peak55:10, Charlotte Singletary22
5K17:26, Wright Calhoun25:01, Trina Shattles41


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