Saturday, November 26, 2016

Repeat wins for Harvest Run record-holders Whitehead and Perkins

2016 Harvest Run logoDr. Patrick Whitehead made it two in a row, winning the Leesburg, Georgia Harvest Run 10K for the second year in a row on Saturday morning, 24 November 2016. The Darton State College professor ran 36:45 in the third annual event, finishing more than 900 meters ahead of the runner-up. On the women's side, Jennifer Perkins was also a repeat winner in the third annual event. Perkins had won the women's title in inaugural 10K in 2014; after an absence in 2015 she returned to finish as top woman in 2016, placing seventh overall in 44:47.


Behind Dr. Whitehead, Arnoldo DeJesus was second in the 6.2-mile race with a 40:31. Trailing DeJesus by 40 meters, Dennis Moore was the top master runner, placing third overall in 40:41.


Jennifer Romano was the top woman master and second female finisher, tenth overall in 46:51. Kathryn Daniel was third in the women's standings and fifteenth overall in 52:08.


In addition to being repeat winners, Patrick Whitehead and Jennifer Perkins were both record holders in the event. Whitehead set the Harvest Run men's record of 36:11 in 2015, and Perkins the women's record of 41:32 in 2014. In the 2016 Harvest Run 5K Brian Miller also became a record holder. The Southland Academy alumnus won the 3.1-mile race in 18:34, eclipsing the old mark of 18:46 set by Henry Plowden in 2015. Aaron Pinckard, a distance runner on the Schley County Middle School cross-country team, was second in the 5K, running 19:18. Lee County junior-year cross-country runner Trevor Cleveland took third with a 20:32.


Kayla Severino won the women's title in the 5K, placing eighth overall in 22:27. Severino is a sophomore on the cross-country team at Douglas High in Parkland, Florida. Twelve-year-old Emily Phillips was second in the women's standings and eleventh overall in 23:07. Ramsay Miller, a junior on the Lee County High cross-country team, was the third female finisher and twelfth overall in 23:48. Budd Bramlett was the top master runner in the 5K, placing ninth overall in 22:46. Betsy Goslin was the first woman master and sixth female finisher, 27th overall in 27:45.


44 athletes finished the 10K and 76 the 5K at the third annual Harvest Run. Proceeds of the event benefit the Challenger League for Special Needs Youth and the Lee County Wrestling Program.


Top Ten Men, 2016 Leesburg, Georgia, Harvest Run 10K
  1. 36:44.3, Patrick Whitehead (M, 30)
  2. 40:30.6, Arnoldo DeJesus (M, 30)
  3. 40:40.8, Dennis Moore (M, 48)
  4. 41:58.3, Jimmy Darnell (M, 37)
  5. 42:39.1, Robert Nolasco (M, 41)
  6. 43:37.8, Chris Phillips (M, 37)
  7. 45:24.9, Russell Crew (M, 54)
  8. 46:01.0, Drew Schiavone (M, 32)
  9. 49:06.4, Chris Shook (M, 42)
  10. 49:10.2, Tracy Taunton (M, 45)

Top Ten Women, 2016 Leesburg, Georgia, Harvest Run 10K
  1. 44:46.4, Jennifer Perkins (F, 36)
  2. 46:50.8, Jennifer Romano (F, 42)
  3. 52:07.7, Kathryn Daniels (F, 39)
  4. 52:32.6, Jennifer Bramlett (F, 43)
  5. 52:37.7, Caroline Taylor (F, 15)
  6. 53:29.7, Cherie McDonald (F, 50)
  7. 55:32.2, Nancy Nelson (F, 54)
  8. 56:05.3, Jennifer Moree (F, 60)
  9. 58:30.2, Christine Owen (F, 47)
  10. 58:36.8, Sarah Lukes (F, 47)

Top Ten Men, 2016 Leesburg, Georgia, Harvest Run 5K
  1. 18:34.0, Brian Miller (M, 19)
  2. 19:17.3, Aaron Pinckard (M, 13)
  3. 20:31.4, Trevor Grayson Cleveland (M, 16)
  4. 20:41.0, Ben Phillips (M, 14)
  5. 22:06.1, Trey Griffin (M, 28)
  6. 22:09.9, Chance Bowser (M, 17)
  7. 22:21.7, Michael Burrows (M, 36)
  8. 22:45.2, Budd Bramlett (M, 43)
  9. 22:58.8, Austin Lee (M, 15)
  10. 24:11.5, Nate Gross (M, 45)

Top Ten Women, 2016 Leesburg, Georgia, Harvest Run 5K
  1. 22:26.9, Kayla Sanseverino (F, 15)
  2. 23:06.4, Emily Phillips (F, 12)
  3. 23:47.4, Ramsay Miller (F, 16)
  4. 25:26.2, Allison Bowser (F, 34)
  5. 26:24.4, Ashley Bagwell (F, 28)
  6. 27:44.2, Betsy Goslin (F, 40)
  7. 27:52.6, Sandra Williams (F, 42)
  8. 28:34.4, Ceci Romano (F, 8)
  9. 28:36.2, Kelly Governale (F, 46)
  10. 28:59.5, Sandy Knight (F, 57)

Winners of the Leesburg, Georgia, Harvest Run, 2014 - 2016
DateDistanceMenWomenFinishers
27 September 201410K41:19, Dennis Moore41:32, Jennifer Perkins25
5K21:36, Carl Sagasser25:01, Carmen Rodriguez36
26 November 201510K36:11, Patrick Whitehead47:58, Allison Cauthen46
5K18:46, Henry Plowden22:09, Ryleigh Bell96
24 November 201610K36:45, Patrick Whitehead44:47, Jennifer Perkins44
5K18:34, Brian Miller22:27, Kayla Sanseverino76


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