Monday, August 8, 2016

Ash and Kumm lead a pack of Bushwackers

Capt'n Fun Bushwacker 5K RunOn 3 August 2013, just a few months after completing his four-year sojourn at Vanderbilt University, Alan Ash won the Bushwacker 5K. Ash was back in Pensacola Beach, Florida a year later, winning the 2014 Bushwacker 5K. Somehow the Atmore, Alabama athlete missed the 2015 race, but on 6 August 2016 Alan Ash won the Bushwacker 5K for a third time, running 15:59. Fiana Kumm, formerly a distance runner at George Mason University and Penn State University, took the women's title at the Capt'n Fun Runners' 28th annual Bushwacker, placing fourteenth overall in 18:53.


Vincent Mauri--a sophomore on the Howland High cross country team in Warren, Ohio--was second behind Ash in 16:36. Just a few steps behind Mauri, Jeffrey Oliver of Pensacola was third in 16:39. Milton, Florida's Dewayne Riley took fourth in 16:58 and Micah Kemp of Jay, Florida placed fourth in 17:06. Niceville High coach Joe Corderman was the top master runner in the Bushwacker, finishing 22nd overall in 20:18.


Allie Nelson finished second in the women's standings and 23rd overall in 20:18. Nelson is a senior on the cross country team at TR Miller High in Brewton, Alabama. Meghan Connor took third on the women's side and 30th overall in 20:35. Michele Williams was the first woman master and the fourth female finisher, placing 39th overall in 21:09.


884 athletes finished the 2016 Bushwacker 5K. Results Event Timing, LLC, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida timed the race. By the way, the fun was just beginning with the Bushwacker. The race was the first in the three-event 850 Bridge Run Series, which continues with the third annual Bridge to Bridge 5K on 15 October 2016 and concludes with the twentieth annual Double Bridge Run on 4 February 2017. You can also plan and prepare for the 29th Bushwacker 5K on 5 August 2017. I have a feeling Alan Ash will be ready for that one.


Top Ten Men, 2016 Bushwacker 5K
  1. 15:59 ~ Alan Ash (M, 25) Atmore, AL
  2. 16:36 ~ Vincent Mauri (M, 15) Warren, OH
  3. 16:39 ~ Jeffrey Oliver (M, 34) Pensacola, FL
  4. 16:57 ~ Dewayne Riley (M, 29) Milton, FL
  5. 17:06 ~ Micah Kemp (M, 19) Jay, FL
  6. 18:07 ~ Von Littlejohn (M, 16) Pensacola, FL
  7. 18:38 ~ Jonathon Barnes (M, 23) Milton, FL
  8. 18:40 ~ Ian Rahn (M, 16) Pensacola, FL
  9. 18:40 ~ Preston Bourlet (M, 31)
  10. 18:41 ~ Casey Delong (M, 16) Pace, FL

Top Ten Women, 2016 Bushwacker 5K
  1. 18:53 ~ Fiana Kumm (F, 30)
  2. 20:18 ~ Allie Nelson (F, 16) Brewton, AL
  3. 20:35 ~ Meghan Connor (F, 25)
  4. 21:09 ~ Michele Williams (F, 43)
  5. 22:01 ~ Maria Areola (F, 15) Pensacola, FL
  6. 22:14 ~ Mallory Mott (F, 15) Pensacola, FL
  7. 23:06 ~ Maria Jolley (F, 28) Milton, FL
  8. 23:27 ~ Jena Wise (F, 40) Pensacola, FL
  9. 24:06 ~ Colette Miller (F, 41) Gulf Breeze, FL
  10. 24:26 ~ Savannah Burttschell (F, 15) Pensacola, FL

Bushwacker 5K winners, 1987 - 2015
DateMenWomenRunners
August 1987
August 1988
August 1989
August 1990
August 1991
August 1992
August 1993
August 1994
August 1995
3 August 199615:15, Everett Whiteside17:49, Jennifer McGranahan950
2 August 199715:46, Eddie Terrell18:57, Jennifer Hanley859
1998No Race Held
1999No Race Held
5 August 200015:23, Justin Insco18:20, Sarah Kramer769
4 August 200115:46, Ryan Albertson18:17, Ann McGranahan730
3 August 200216:09, Ryan Albertson19:07, Anna Greskovich922
2 August 200315:41, Michael Padilla17:30, Jenny Ledford1046
7 August 200415:30, Michael Padilla18:25, Anna Greslovich1093
6 August 200516:03, Samson Kipchirchir19:23, Anna Greskovich661
5 August 200616:16, Michael Padilla19:49, Jennifer McGranahan
4 August 200715:51, Eric Larson18:57, Farrah Stewart1016
2 August 200815:19, Bud Galloway17:57, Anna Hallex1220
1 August 200916:09, Bud Galloway19:04, Anna Hallex
August 201015:41, Everett Whiteside19:33, Rebecca Jordan
6 August 201116:16, Eric Larson19:12, Johanna Gretschel
4 August 201215:51, Ian Bordelon19:30, Jackie Kosakowski1138
3 August 201315:43, Alan Ash19:30, Rosalie Teeuwen1223
2 August 201416:05, Alan Ash19:58, Bridget Bann912
1 August 201516:08, Brent Schneider19:00, Maria Sandström926
6 August 201615:59, Alan Ash18:53, Fiana Kumm884
I'm still filling blanks in this table. Any leads on past results would be greatly
appreciated!


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