Three weeks before the James Eunice 5K, Watson had wrapped up his middle school track season, running a 5:05.29 1600 and a 2:22.84 800 in Tifton, Georgia. Before track season he had appeared on the Valdosta roads in December at the Ugly Sweater 5K, where he finished runner-up in 20:10.
2016 James Eunice 5K champion Dan Butzin of Valdosta was second in the 2017 race, running 18:56. Valdosta's Rick Mazurkiewicz was the top master in the 5K, placing third overall in 21:37.
Vanessa Spry of Valdosta finished second in the women's standings behind Davis, coming in sixth overall in 22:50. Pavo, Georgia athlete Pollyanna Bass was the top woman master and third female finisher, seventh overall in 22:56.
60 athletes finished the sixth annual James Eunice Legacy 5K. A Course/Line, LLC, of Valdosta timed the race and provided finish line services.
Top Ten Men, 2017 James Eunice Legacy 5K
- 18:45.8, Cameron Watson (M, 14) Douglas, GA
- 18:56.0, Dan Butzin (M, 31) Valdosta, GA
- 21:36.4, Rick Mazurkiewicz (M, 50) Valdosta, GA
- 22:30.3, Kevin Lunceford (M, 25) Valdosta, GA
- 23:11.3, Karl Brown (M, 41) Alapaha, GA
- 23:29.4, Billy Taylor (M, 68) Valdosta, GA
- 23:48.3, Alan Harris (M, 36) Valdosta, GA
- 24:04.3, Rodney Elam (M, 53) Valdosta, GA
- 24:10.2, Lee McArthur (M, 47) Valdosta, GA
- 24:50.3, Wes Anderson (M, 32) Valdosta, GA
Top Ten Women, 2017 James Eunice Legacy 5K
- 22:30.0, Kelly Davis (F, 27) Valdosta, GA
- 22:49.1, Vanessa Spry (F, 32) Valdosta, GA
- 22:55.8, Pollyanna Bass (F, 45) Pavo, GA
- 23:23.0, Martha Mazurkiewicz (F, 49) Valdosta, GA
- 24:55.2, Kristin Cleveland (F, 38) Hahira, GA
- 26:41.9, Cynthia Kearley (F, 41) Hahira, GA
- 28:12.4, Lisa Graves (F, 49) Valdosta, GA
- 29:26.3, Teresa Williams (F, 13) Valdosta, GA
- 29:30.8, Karina Amundson (F, 47) Valdosta, GA
- 29:48.8, Jacinta Howell (F, 32) Valdosta, GA
|James Eunice Legacy 5K winners, 2012 - 2017|
|14 April 2012||16:04, Parker Childree||20:30, Gretchen Bielmyer||92|
|13 April 2013||21:25, Josh Perry||23:33, Angie Bruhl||93|
|12 April 2014||17:40, Andrew Elam||21:41, Makenzee Page||51|
|11 April 2015||17:54, Nathan Crews||21:23, Kelsey Morse||64|
|9 April 2016||18:43, Dan Butzin||21:23, Alison Thornhill||77|
|8 April 2017||18:46, Cameron Watson||22:30, Kelly Davis||60|
|There was also a Jogging For James 5K race on 25 June 2011. Stephen |
Robbins (17:55) and Mary Alice Smoot (21:55) were the winners of that
earlier event, which had 145 finishers.
- Complete results of the 2017 James Eunice Legacy 5K, courtesy of A Course/Line, LLC
- 2016 story, “Butzin wins by a ton, Thornhill by ounces at the James Eunice 5K”
- 2015 story, “Crews and Morse lead a youth movement at the Eunice Legacy 5K”
- The James Eunice Fund
- Check the Trouble Afoot! calendar for the next running of the James Eunice Legacy 5K