Friday, June 9, 2017

Wright Calhoun knocks another one out of the park at the Home Run 5K

2017 Home Run 5KWright Calhoun was going, going, gone at the Home Run 5K in Americus, Georgia on Saturday morning, 3 June 2016. Running 17:20, the Columbus State University Cougar cross-country runner won the 3.1-mile race by 900 meters. Kimberly Dove of Byron, Georgia earned the women's title, placing sixth overall in 22:41. 47 athletes finished the fifth annual event.


With the win, Calhoun successfully defended his 2016 title in the race. Calhoun had also won the Home Run 5K in 2014, when he set the course record of 16:55. Jaren Hill, an alumnus of the Americus-Sumter High cross-country team, was runner-up in 21:09. Logan Collins of Americus took third in 22:18. Americus athlete Chad Bell was the first master runner and fourth overall finisher, running 22:18.


Charlene Pennymon of Americus was the first woman master and second female finisher, placing seventh overall in 23:05. Huntsville, Alabama master runner Sharon Steelman placed third in the women's standings and eighteenth overall in 28:38.


Proceeds of the 2017 Home Run 5K went to benefit the Americus Campus of the Methodist Children's Home of South Georgia.


Top Ten Men, 2017 Home Run 5K
  1. 17:19.15, Wright Calhoun (M, 19) Americus, GA
  2. 21.08.78, Jaren Hill (M, 20) Americus, GA
  3. 21:35.97, Logan Collins (M, 28) Americus, GA
  4. 22:17.31, Chad Bell (M, 45) Americus, GA
  5. 22:38.97, Bucky Thompson (M, 34) Byromville, GA
  6. 23:32.38, Gordy Bonner (M, 52) Ellaville, GA
  7. 23:56.44, Harold Benton (M, 60) Leesburg, GA
  8. 24:13.78, Johnny Hawkins (M, 36) Leslie, GA
  9. 25:02.12, Bernie Hanratty (M, 52) Leesburg, GA
  10. 25:31.56, Sennica Harris (M, 37) Americus, GA

Top Ten Women, 2017 Home Run 5K
  1. 22:40.21, Kimberly Dove (F, 29) Byron, GA
  2. 23:04.38, Charlene Pennymon (F, 52) Americus, GA
  3. 28:37.91, Sharon Steelman (F, 53) Huntsville, AL
  4. 28:46.18, Clarissa Cadogan (F, 32) Americus, GA
  5. 31:01.52, Julie Bonner (F, 37) Ellaville, GA
  6. 32:04.34, Jill Cochran (F, 37) Americus, GA
  7. 33:19.62, Brittany McCumber (F, 41) Americus, GA
  8. 36:41.62, Candida Fielding (F, 33) Kathleen, GA
  9. 42:35.91, Jane Thompson (F, 65) Vienna, GA
  10. 43:24.25, Ashley Carlisle (F, 30) Americus, GA

Home Run Road Race winners, 2013 - 2017
DateDistanceMenWomenFinishers
22 June 20135K19:45, Billy Calcutt21:48, Amber Hodor61
14 June 20145K16:55, Wright Calhoun22:12, Jessica Childers46
13 June 20155K19:23, Billy Calcutt22:55, Charlene Pennymon80
4 June 201610K46:29, Will Peak55:10, Charlotte Singletary22
5K17:26, Wright Calhoun25:01, Trina Shattles41
3 June 20175K17:20, Wright Calhoun22:41, Kimberly Dove47


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