Thursday, April 13, 2017

Rhodes and James win the third battle of Warrior Creek

2017 Warrior Creek 5KAthletes of all ages run the annual Warrior Creek 5K cross-country race at Perryland Farms in Perry, Florida. For the first two years of the event, though, the overall champion was a master runner. And the third Warrior Creek 5K, on 8 April 2017? That was yet another victory for the 40-and-over crowd, as Perry master runner Michael Rhodes won the race in 22:28, a new event record. Karen James--a Mayo, Florida master runner--took the women's title, placing eighth overall in 30:10.


Master runner William Carter grabbed the runner-up spot in the cross-country race, running 22:47. Thirteen-year-old Carter Perry of Mayo was third overall in 28:14. Perry had finished eighth in the inaugural Warrior Creek 5K in 2015.


Just behind women's champ Karen James, Mary Carter edged Sheila Perry 30:16 to 30:17 for the second spot in the women's standings. Carter and Perry placed tenth and eleventh overall.


45 athletes finished third annual Warrior Creek 5K.


Top Ten Men, 2017 Warrior Creek 5K
  1. 22:28, Michael Rhodes (M, 48)
  2. 22:47, William Carter (M, 52)
  3. 28:14, Carter Perry (M, 13)
  4. 28:19, Timothy Hamm (M, 60)
  5. 28:42, Todd Holmes (M, 38)
  6. 29:03, Ben Moody (M, 32)
  7. 30:03, Colin Perry (M, 13)
  8. 30:11, Conner LaValle (M, 10)
  9. 31:13, Carlos Ferrer (M, 47)
  10. 32:36, Ryan Perry (M, 45)

Top Ten Women, 2017 Warrior Creek 5K
  1. 30:10, Karen James (F, 41)
  2. 30:16, Mary Carter (F, 44)
  3. 30:17, Sheila Perry (F, 51)
  4. 32:20, Hannah Shiver (F, 11)
  5. 32:38, Charlie Johns (F, 44)
  6. 32:54, Cheryl Moore (F, 49)
  7. 33:25, Joy Geiger (F, 34)
  8. 33:51, Abby Godwin (F, 25)
  9. 37:28, Alice Geiger (F, 39)
  10. 37:55, Martha Ferrer (F, 36)

Warrior Creek 5K winners, 2015 - 2017
DateMenWomenFinishers
9 May 201522:54, James Taylor24:54, Meagan Giddens59
9 April 201626:25, Shawn Stephens30:29, Mary Carter37
8 April 201722:28, Michael Rhodes30:10, Karen James45


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