Thursday, February 16, 2017

Burch and Mulick were head of the class at the Strides For Scholars 5K

Bay Education FoundationOn Saturday morning, 11 February 2017, the Bay Education Foundation hosted the Strides For Scholars 5K for the sixth time since 2012. Panama City, Florida master runner Tracey Burch won that sixth annual race, covering the 3.1-mile course through the streets of his hometown in 19:09. Danielle Mulick of Lynn Haven, Florida was the first woman in the race, placing 23rd overall in 24:22. They weren't the only ones running that morning; an event-record field of 409 athletes finished the 5K.


Master runner Mike Sullivan took the overall runner-up spot in 19:37. Joel Jason was third overall in 20:33, just ahead of fourth-place Nicolas Waddell at 20:40.


Stephanie Fischer was the runner-up for the women and 27th overall in 25:08. Savannah Stanton, a senior on the Mosley High cross-country team, was third in the women's standings and 32nd overall in 25:43. Rebecca McConnell was the first woman master and twelfth female finisher, 45th overall in 27:26.


Top Ten Men, 2017 Strides For Scholars 5K
  1. 19:09, Tracey Burch (M, Overall)
  2. 19:37, Mike Sullivan (M, Master)
  3. 20:33, Joel Jason (M, 30 – 34)
  4. 20:40, Nicolas Waddell (M, 10 – 14)
  5. 21:01, Anthony Parker (M, 25 – 29)
  6. 21:09, Nate Sukolsky (M, 35 – 39)
  7. 21:13, Thomas Scott (M, 15 – 19)
  8. 21:33, Kaden Jones (M, 10 – 14)
  9. 21:44, Adam Alverson (M, 35 – 39)
  10. 22:01, Jim Meadows (M, Grandmaster)

Top Ten Women, 2017 Strides For Scholars 5K
  1. 24:22, Danielle Mulick (F, Overall)
  2. 25:08, Stephanie Fischer (F, 35 – 39)
  3. 25:43, Savannah Stanton (F, 15 – 19)
  4. 26:11, Roxanne Griffin (F, 35 – 39)
  5. 26:37, Krystal Sheeran (F, 30 – 34)
  6. 26:41, Kaitlynn Dawson (F, 20 – 24)
  7. 26:55, Megan Etue (F, 35 – 39)
  8. 27:04, Hollie Pajak (F, 35 – 39)
  9. 27:06, Heather Clark (F, 30 – 34)
  10. 27:17, Hope Bizzaco (F, 20 – 24)

Strides For Scholars 5K winners, 2012 - 2017
DateMenWomenFinishers
25 February 201217:44, Slade Ward21:36, Katie Carroll356
23 February 201316:38, Jordan Lance24:36, Kathryn Underall208
15 February 201418:28, Corey Pilson19:35, Ella Swigler307
28 February 201516:55, Ethan Mines20:54, Ella Swigler411
27 February 201616:19, Ethan Mines21:28, Ella Swigler333
11 February 201719:09, Tracey Burch24:22, Danielle Mulick409

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