Monday, February 13, 2017

Harriers Cleveland and Phillips lead the Love Run

On the streets of Albany, Georgia Trevor Cleveland won the fourth annual Love Run 5K on Saturday morning, 11 February 2017, running 18:53. Emily Phillips won the women's title, placing twelfth overall in 23:23. 121 athletes finished the 3.1-mile race.


Cleveland, the winner of the race, is a junior on the Lee County High cross-country team. The next three finishers, though, were from the rival Baconton Charter squad--Gregory Manning (2nd, 19:29), Ashton Donahue (3rd, 19:36), and Jaquez Jones (4th, 21:20). Ben Pasternack was the top master runner in the Love Run, placing ninth overalll in 22:56.


For Emily Phillips, an eighth-grader on the Lee County Middle cross-country team, it was her second time as women's champ of the Love Run. It was also the second close finish for Phillips in the race. In 2015 Phillips had outkicked Suzanne Wynn for the top spot, 24:02 to 24:04. The 2017 race was even closer, with Phillips prevailing narrowly over Kelly Cleary 23:23 to 23:24. Karen McNally, the first woman at the 2016 Love Run, was the top woman master and third female finisher in the 2017 race, placing fifteenth overall in 24:01.


Top Ten Men, 2017 Albany, Georgia, Love Run 5K
  1. 18:52.7, Trevor Cleveland (M, 16)
  2. 19:28.2, Gregory Manning (M, 16)
  3. 19:35.7, Ashton Donahue (M, 16)
  4. 21:19.5, Jaquez Jones (M, 13)
  5. 21:29.2, Seth Tomlinson (M, 14)
  6. 21:48.8, Nicholas Shipley (M, 34)
  7. 22:14.7, Will Tomlinson (M, 14)
  8. 22:52.6, Austin Lee (M, 16)
  9. 22:55.2, Ben Pasternack (M, 40)
  10. 23:13.5, Perry Revell (M, 37)

Top Ten Women, 2017 Albany, Georgia, Love Run 5K
  1. 23:22.9, Emily Phillips (F, 12)
  2. 23:23.4, Kelly Cleary (F, 26)
  3. 24:00.4, Karen McNally (F, 52)
  4. 24:01.9, Shannon McCook (F, 44)
  5. 24:15.4, Danice Roberts (F, 35)
  6. 24:42.7, Hannah Classon (F, 13)
  7. 25:20.2, Maggie McNease (F, 23)
  8. 25:41.5, Eady Hall (F, 12)
  9. 25:57.4, Lissette Pyles (F, 37)
  10. 26:15.8, Steffi Lee (F, 16)

Albany, Georgia, Love Run 5K winners 2014 - 2017
DateMenWomenFinishers
8 February 201417:42, Wright Calhoun19:52, Elena Oslund293
7 February 201519:52, Henry Plowden24:02, Emily Phillips126
6 February 201619:21, Henry Plowden23:25, Karen McNally96
11 February 201718:53, Trevor Cleveland23:23, Emily Phillips121


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