Thursday, March 9, 2017

Lewis and Spry capture the Kiwanis 5K

Adel Kiwanis 5KIf the Road Runners Club of America, USA Track & Field, and the United States Olympic Committee were to all vanish, a lot of events would disappear with them. The Nation would still have a fairly complete set of track and field meets and road races, though, as long as the Kiwanis Clubs were still around. It's a race town in America without a race put on by the local Kiwanis. Adel, Georgia may be a modest-sized municipality, but it has its own annual Kiwanis 5K road race.

On Saturday morning, 4 March 2017, John Lewis won that year's edition of the Adel Kiwanis 5K, edging defending champ Dan Butzin 20:15 to 20:21. Both athletes hail from Valdosta, Georgia as does Vanessa Spry, who won the women's title in 23:18, placing third overall. Valdosta's Lauren Bewley was runner-up in the women's standings for the second year in a row, this time placing fifth overall in 23:35.

Billy Taylor of Valdosta was the fastest master runner in the race, finishing fourth overall in 23:27. Valdosta's Amy Reese was the top woman master and third female finisher, placing eleventh overall 27:54.

27 athletes finished the 2017 Adel Kiwanis 5K. A Course/Line, LLC, of Valdosta timed the race and provided finish line services.

Top Eight Men, 2017 Adel Kiwanis 5K
  1. 20:15.0, John Lewis (M, 36) Valdosta, GA
  2. 20:20.1, Dan Butzin (M, 31) Valdosta, GA
  3. 23:26.2, Billy Taylor (M, 68) Valdosta, GA
  4. 24:13.0, Carl Brown (M, 41) Valdosta, GA
  5. 24:45.2, Jonathan McDaniel (M, 35) Adel, GA
  6. 25:11.0, Jack Ring (M, 57) Adel, GA
  7. 26:38.0, James Taylor (M, 15) Adel, GA
  8. 27:42.8, Tim Sirmans (M, 48) Lakeland, GA

Top Ten Women, 2017 Adel Kiwanis 5K
  1. 23:17.1, Vanessa Spry (F, 32) Valdosta, GA
  2. 23:34.8, Lauren Bewley (F, 35) Valdosta, GA
  3. 27:53.2, Amy Reese (F, 42) Valdosta, GA
  4. 30:03.8, Delleese Collins (F, 40) Valdosta, GA
  5. 31:28.8, Jacinta Howell (F, 36) Valdosta, GA
  6. 32:06.2, Markaysa Robinson (F, 35) Valdosta, GA
  7. 33:17.7, Jessica Paul (F, 17) Ray City, GA
  8. 33:55.8, Sandra Di Pietro (F, 51) Valdosta, GA
  9. 33:56.8, Angel Moss (F, 35) Valdosta, GA
  10. 35:28.0, Arlene Hart (F, 46) Lakeland, GA

Known winners of the Adel, Georgia, Kiwanis 5K, 2006 - 2017
16 March 2006
20 March 2010
5 March 201120:31, Keegan Boyd22:20, Lisa Eppes72
3 March 2012
2 March 201319:57, Samuel Goberdhan23:12, Kayla Hobbs73
1 March 201418:59, Nick Rosatti23:37, Mackenzie Rogers49
7 March 201517:44, Brian Rohrbach23:01, Maddie Harper75
5 March 201618:34, Dan Butzin22:21, Debbie Green51
4 March 201720:15, John Lewis23:18, Vanessa Spry27
Any leads toward filling in the gaps 2006-2010 and 2012 would be appreciated!



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