Sunday, April 16, 2017

Prinsloo and Prinsloo win at Moultrie's Run For The Ranch

2017 Run For The RanchIt was an all-Hahira, all-Prinsloo affair in Moultrie, Georgia on Saturday morning, 15 April 2017. Racing 6.2 miles over the pavement of the Moultrie Trail and the Moultrie streets, Colin Prinsloo of Hahira, Georgia won the Run For The Ranch 10K in 40:50. A few minutes later, Hahira's Brianna Prinsloo won the women's title, running 47:32 and placing eleventh overall in the 10K.


Moultrie's Jonathan Florencio finished runner-up with a 41:30. Jake Merritt, a junior on the Colquitt County High cross-country team, ran 43:48 for third. Chris Stroh of Thomasville, Georgia was the fastest master runner in the 10K, placing sixth overall in 45:32.


Shannon Hall of Moultrie was the top woman master and second female finisher, placing sixteenth overall in 53:35. Moultrie's Whitney Pilgrim placed third in the women's standings and seventeenth overall in 53:59.


Top Ten Men, 2017 Run For The Ranch 10K
  1. 40:49.6, Colin Prinsloo (M, 31) Hahira, GA
  2. 41:29.5, Jonathan Florencio (M, 21) Moultrie, GA
  3. 43:47.5, Jake Merritt (M, 17) Moultrie, GA
  4. 45:02.1, Kent Posey (M, 33) Moultrie, GA
  5. 45:29.4, Mark Niday (M, 32) Moultrie, GA
  6. 45:31.4, Chris Stroh (M, 47) Thomasville, GA
  7. 45:57.9, Lee McGill (M, 39) Moultrie, GA
  8. 46:53.5, Jared Toman (M, 39) Moultrie, GA
  9. 47:18.2, Jason Attebury (M, 22) Moultrie, GA
  10. 47:27.8, Case Gregory (M, 13) Norman Park, GA

Top Ten Women, 2017 Run For The Ranch 10K
  1. 47:31.6, Brianna Prinsloo (F, 30) Hahira, GA
  2. 53:34.2, Shannon Hall (F, 47) Moultrie, GA
  3. 53:58.9, Whitney Pilgrim (F, 28) Moultrie, GA
  4. 59:38.1, Mary Sue Thompson (F, 34) Moultrie, GA
  5. 60:42, Meg Bishop (F, 42) Moultrie, GA
  6. 66:31, Sara Bass (F, 33) Moultrie, GA
  7. 75:32, Arlene Hart (F, 46) Lakeland, GA
  8. 75:40, Lisa-jan Bailey (F, 58) Thomasville, GA
  9. 78:07, Kim Souther (F, 56) Hahira, GA
  10. 79:28, Amanda Stripling (F, 33) Moultrie, GA

The 10K was a new race at the Run For The Ranch. At the inaugural event in 2016 the longest event had been a 5K. The 5K remained on the program in 2017, though, and in that second annual 3.1-mile race Moultrie's Doug Yarbrough outkicked Jonathan Ladson of the Moultrie Sharks for the title, 21:28 to 21:29. Rebecca Toman of Moultrie made it a sweep for the hometown, taking the women's title and placing third overall in 24:42.


Top Five Men, 2017 Run For The Ranch 5K
  1. 21:27.4, Doug Yarbrough (M, 31) Moultrie, GA
  2. 21:28.5, Jonathan Ladson (M, 15) Moultrie, GA
  3. 26:21.6, John Norman (M, 47) Moultrie, GA
  4. 29:26.0, Jason Pittman (M, 34) Moultrie, GA
  5. 29:54.6, Josh Wilson (M, 27) Norman Park, GA

Top Five Women, 2017 Run For The Ranch 5K
  1. 24:41.1, Rebecca Toman (F, 33) Moultrie, GA
  2. 27:02.6, Jodi Beth Stuckey (F, 32) Moultrie, GA
  3. 28:21.0, Brittany Gibbs (F, 25) Moultrie, GA
  4. 28:59.8, Maggie Murphy (F, 32) Moultrie, GA
  5. 29:25.8, Ashley Pittman (F, 33) Moultrie, GA

The Run For The Ranch was the first event in Moultrie's 2016 Spring Fling and Backyard Barbecue. The races were a fundraiser for Titus Ranch of Moultrie. A Course/Line, LLC, of Valdosta, Georgia timed the races and provided finish line services. 28 athletes finished the 10K and another 20 completed the 5K.


Run For The Ranch winners, 2016 - 2017
DateDistanceMenWomenFinishers
16 April 20165K20:54, Gregory Case24:23, Rebecca Toman42
15 April 201710K40:50, Colin Prinsloo47:32, Brianna Prinsloo28
5K21:28, Doug Yarbrough24:42, Rebecca Toman20


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