Sunday, January 8, 2017

New year victories for Butzin and Lincoln at the Resolution 5K

Saturday is the usual day for road racing, with the occasional exception for a holiday or a Sunday marathon. 2017 has 52 Saturdays. In Valdosta, Georgia the first Saturday morning of 2017, 7 January 2017, was the day of the Resolution 5K. The 3.1-mile race started from the Boys & Girls Club on Lake Laurie Drive.


Running 19:00, Valdosta athlete Dan Butzin won the race, finishing more than 400 meters ahead of the next runner. Valdosta athletes Ariel Godwin and James Tracy were locked in a close race for second, with Godwin narrowly prevailing 20:52 to 20:53.


Mary Scott Lincoln of Valdosta was the first woman in the 5K, placing fifth overall in 27:12. Moultrie, Georgia's Ashley Walden was runner-up in the women's standings and sixth overall in 28:20. Amy Reese of Valdosta was the first master runner in the race and the third female finisher, seventh overall in 28:50.


42 athletes finished Valdosta's 2017 Resolution 5K. The event was a benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of Valdosta. A Course/Line, LLC timed the race and provided finish line services.


Top Ten Men, 2017 Resolution 5K (Valdosta, GA)
  1. 18:59.8, Dan Butzin (M, 31) Valdosta, GA
  2. 20:51.9, Ariel Godwin (M, 36) Valdosta, GA
  3. 20:52.1, James Tracy (M, 35) Valdosta, GA
  4. 23:56.9, Holden Hendricks (M, 25) Valdosta, GA
  5. 30:11.2, Bryan McQuary (M, 39) Ray City, GA
  6. 30:12.5, Dennis Gatchell (M, 65) Cheyenne, WY
  7. 31:42.0, Brad Ramsey (M, 35) Thomasville, GA
  8. 36:06.9, Grady Iturralde (M, 7) Valdosta, GA
  9. 41:07.3, Joey Wagner (M, 48) Valdosta, GA
  10. 42:02.4, Larry Godwin (M, 46) Valdosta, GA

Top Ten Women, 2017 Resolution 5K (Valdosta, GA)
  1. 27:11.6, Mary Scott Lincoln (F, 38) Valdosta, GA
  2. 28:19.5, Ashley Walden (F, 29) Moultrie, GA
  3. 28:49.3, Amy Reese (F, 42) Valdosta, GA
  4. 30:44.9, Teresa Williams (F, 12) Valdosta, GA
  5. 32:37.8, Julee Lincoln (F, 34) Valdosta, GA
  6. 32:46.0, Sandra Di Pietro (F, 51) Valdosta, GA
  7. 32:56.0, Nancy Henry (F, 61) Blakey, GA
  8. 33:39.1, Arlene Hart (F, 45) Lakeland, GA
  9. 34:19.0, Sara Taylor (F, 22) Valdosta, GA
  10. 34:54.5, Paige Daugherty (F, 7) Naylor, GA

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