Monday, October 24, 2016

Rhodes and Webb keep Perry's Great Race titles in Perry

Perry, Florida's 2016 Great Race 5KBuried deep in a story about the Florida Forest Festival, the Perry News-Herald printed in its 25 October 2013 edition: "...the festival's 'Great Race' 5K run returns after being absent for a number of years."


The Great Race has been back to Perry, Florida each year since then, most recently on Saturday morning, 22 October 2016. Perry master runner Michael Rhodes won the 3.1-mile event in 18:57. Ellie Webb, a Perry eighth-grader, took the women's title, placing eighteenth overall in 25:59.


Just behind Rhodes, Crawfordville master runner Duane Evans finished runner-up in 19:02. Kevin Hicks was third in 20:33 and Craig Willis was fourth in 20:56.


Ellie Webb wasn't the only eighth-grader to finish high in the women's standings. Another schoolgirl, Hannah Webb, was the second female finisher, edging Tasha Towles for that spot 26:11 to 26:12. Hannah Webb was nineteenth overall and Towles 21st overall. Mary Carter was the first woman master and fifth female finisher, placing 25th overall in 26:39.


Perry's 2016 Great Race 5K was hosted by Big Bend Track Track, inc. 69 athletes finished the race.


Top Ten Men, Perry's 2016 Great Race 5K
  1. 18:57 ~ Michael Rhodes (M, 47)
  2. 19:02 ~ Duane Evans (M, 49)
  3. 20:33 ~ Kevin Hicks (M, 36)
  4. 20:56 ~ Craig Willis (M, 65)
  5. 21:07 ~ Michael Cipriano (M, 58)
  6. 21:21 ~ Jayceson DuBose (M, 31)
  7. 21:52 ~ Martin Moreno-Valencia (M, 25)
  8. 22:26 ~ Mason Mims (M, 15)
  9. 22:50 ~ Cade Johnson (M, 15)
  10. 23:07 ~ Josh Agner (M, 10)

Top Ten Women, Perry's 2016 Great Race 5K
  1. 25:59 ~ Ellie Webb (F, 13)
  2. 26:11 ~ Hannah Webb (F, 13)
  3. 26:12 ~ Tasha Towles (F, 36)
  4. 26:25 ~ Andrea White (F, 38)
  5. 26:39 ~ Mary Carter (F, 43)
  6. 27:48 ~ Dale French (F, 31)
  7. 28:47 ~ Haley Armstrong (F, 15)
  8. 28:53 ~ Laura Gray (F, 37)
  9. 28:54 ~ April Brown (F, 59)
  10. 30:17 ~ Cheryl Moore (F, 49)

Winners of The Great Race, 2013 - 2016
DateMenWomenFinishers
26 October 201326:02, Shanin Frost
25 October 201418:10, Gatlin Nennstiel21:34, Connie Lewis137
24 October 201518:26, Paul McRae17:49, Lydia Veal-McRae105
22 October 201618:57, Michael Rhodes25:59, Ellie Webb69


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