Monday, January 2, 2017

New Year, same old story; DeJesus wins Resolution Run

Arnoldo DeJesusIf you were hoping that 2017 would be different from 2016 then you might be disheartened at the running news out of Albany, Georgia. On 1 January 2017, just like on 1 January 2016, Arnoldo DeJesus won Albany's Resolution Run 5K. This time around, DeJesus won the race in 20:38. Hope for change came in the women's competition, where master runner Sara Ostrander won for the first time in 22:35, placing fourth overall. 23 athletes braved wet streets to finish the Sunday morning race.


400 meters behind DeJesus a battle brewed for second place. David Evans, Edward Ostrander, and Sara Ostrander were all clocked in 22:34.6. Evans got the nod for second, while Edward Ostrander, a seventh-grader on the Lee County Middle School cross-country team, was third.


Fourth went to the top woman, Sara Ostrander. Alisa Siminova was second in the women's standings and fifth overall in 22:50. The 2016 Resolution Run women's champ, Karen McNally, was the third female finisher and ninth overall in 26:26.


Top Ten Men, Albany, Georgia's 2017 Resolution Run 5K
  1. 20:37.6, Arnoldo DeJesus (M, 30)
  2. 22:34.6, David Evans (M, 23)
  3. 22:34.6, Edward Ostrander (M, 13)
  4. 23:13.9, Nick Shipley (M, 34)
  5. 23:32.1, Oscar Viquez (M, 47)
  6. 23:36.8, Budd Bramlett (M, 43)
  7. 26:27.2, William Hancock (M, 54)
  8. 27:17.9, Brian McCray (M, 14)
  9. 27:24.5, Darryn Ostrander (M, 48)
  10. 27:50.7, Warren Morris (M, 11)

Top Ten Women, Albany, Georgia's 2017 Resolution Run 5K
  1. 22:34.6, Sara Ostrander (F, 43)
  2. 22:49.2, Alisa Siminova (F, 19)
  3. 26:25.8, Karen McNally (F, 52)
  4. 28:00.6, Christina Rice (F, 38)
  5. 28:49.2, Amy Sliwinski (F, 25)
  6. 29:24.7, Kricia Morris (F, 32)
  7. 30:30.1, Karen Stewart (F, 51)
  8. 33:13.9, Abigail Rice (F, 10)
  9. 47:22.4, Erica Henderson (F, 26)
  10. 20:37.6, Arnoldo DeJesus (M, 30)

Albany, Georgia, Resolution Run 5K winners, 2016 - 2017
DateMenWomenFinishers
1 January 201619:03, Arnoldo DeJesus24:26, Karen McNally61
1 January 201720:38, Arnoldo DeJesus22:35, Sara Ostrander23


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