Saturday, March 18, 2017

Hill and Pennymon reap laurels at the Shamrock

On Saturday evening, 18 March 2017, athletes gathered once again in downtown Americus, Georgia for the seventh annual Shamrock Jog And Jam 5K. And when the 3.1-mile road race was over, Jaren Hill had won, running 21:08. Americus master runner Charlene Pennymon was the women's champ, placing sixth overall in 23:43. 81 athletes finished the race.


Jaren Hill had run cross-country for Americus-Sumter High, graduating from the school in 2015. Mitchell Sinyard was the fastest master runner in the Jog And Jam, finishing second just behind Hill in 21:30. Kevin Richmond of Cobb, Georgia edged Chris Phillips for third, 22:36 to 22:37.


For Charlene Pennymon it was her second Shamrock Jog And Jam 5K title, joining the win she posted in the 2015 race. Master runner Laura Dudley of Buena Vista, Georgia was the women's runner up and tenth overall in 24:12. Emily Phillips, an eighth-grader on the Lee Middle School cross-country team, was third in the women's standings and fourteenth overall in 25:04.


The Shamrock Jog And Jam benefits the Scott Law Foundation, which provides direct financial assistance to Sumter and surrounding county residents suffering from cancer or other medical ailments.


Top Ten Men, 2017 Shamrock Jog and Jam 5K
  1. 21:08, Jaren Hill (M, 19)
  2. 21:30, Mitchell Sinyard (M, 56)
  3. 22:36, Kevin Richmond (M, 14)
  4. 22:37, Chris Phillips (M, 37)
  5. 23:15, Bucky Thompson (M, 34)
  6. 23:48, Braden Miller (M, 43)
  7. 24:01, Gordy Bonner (M, 51)
  8. 24:05, Jerry Brown (M, 44)
  9. 24:18, Lee Pinnell (M, 42)
  10. 24:30, Logan Collins (M, 28)

Top Ten Women, 2017 Shamrock Jog and Jam 5K
  1. 23:43, Charlene Pennymon (F, 52)
  2. 24:12, Laura Dudley (F, 48)
  3. 25:04, Emily Phillips (F, 12)
  4. 26:04, Sue Hite (F, 60)
  5. 27:01, Rebecca Sizemore (F, 31)
  6. 28:16, Karen Stewart (F, 51)
  7. 28:37, Emmy Reid (F, 32)
  8. 28:56, Spring Minick (F, 44)
  9. 29:05, Clarissa Cadagon (F, 32)
  10. 29:33, Julie Bonner (F, 37)

Shamrock Jog and Jam 5K winners, 2011 - 2017
DateMenWomenFinishers
19 March 201117:56, Nathan Norton19:34, Angie Slappey165
10 March 201218:06, Cyrus Weigand19:15, Angie Slappey169
9 March 201317:26, Wright Calhoun21:35, Chris Shattles153
15 March 201417:05, Wright Calhoun22:31, Jessica Childers122
21 March 201517:06, Wright Calhoun22:54, Charlene Pennymon162
12 March 201618:13, Connor Roche23:18, Ramsay Miller154
18 March 201721:08, Jaren Hill23:43, Charlene Pennymon81


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