Saturday, October 14, 2017

Dan Butzin speeds the roads at Speed The Light

Since about 1970, the population of Adel, Georgia has been just over 5,000. That's about one person for every meter of the Speed The Light 5K, held on the streets of Adel on Saturday morning, 14 October 2017.


Dan Butzin of Valdosta, Georgia won the race, running 19:51. Eleven-year-old Noah Barber of Sparks, Georgia edged twelve-year-old Devin Schramm of Adel for second, both athletes clocked in 27:33. Steve Schramm of Adel was the top master runner in the race, fourth overall in 17:33.


Jessica Smith of Adel was the first woman in the race and sixth overall in 35:34. Caitlin Kelly of Adel was second in the women's standings and seventh overall in 35:55, while Kate Lawrence of Adel was the third female finisher and eighth overall in 36:01. Hahira, Georgia athlete Jennifer Sumner was the top woman master and fourth female finisher, eleventh overall in 36:36.


25 athletes finished the 2017 Speed The Light 5K. A Course/Line, LLC, of Valdosta, Georgia timed the race and provided finish line services.


Top Ten Men, 2017 Speed The Light 5K
  1. 19:50.6, Dan Butzin (M, 32) Valdosta, GA
  2. 27:32.3, Noah Barber (M, 11) Sparks, GA
  3. 27:32.8, Devin Schramm (M, 12) Adel, GA
  4. 29:31.5, Steve Schramm (M, 45) Adel, GA
  5. 30:51.7, Jack Ring (M, 57) Adel, GA
  6. 36:10.2, Bo Schramm (M, 17) Adel, GA
  7. 36:13.4, Rob Willis (M, 24) Adel, GA
  8. 37:13.5, Stacey Leverett (M, 30) Sparks, GA
  9. 39:37.8, Joey Wagner (M, 49) Valdosta, GA
  10. 52:09.7, Clayton Exum (M, 12) Adel, GA

Top Ten Women, 2017 Speed The Light 5K
  1. 35:33.1, Jessica Smith (F, 39) Adel, GA
  2. 35:54.6, Caitlin Kelley (F, 16) Adel, GA
  3. 36:00.9, Kate Lawrence (F, 12) Adel, GA
  4. 36:35.7, Jennifer Sumner (F, 43) Hahira, GA
  5. 37:18.5, Paige Gordon (F, 37) Adel, GA
  6. 42:25.6, Lisa Wagner (F, 49) Valdosta, GA
  7. 42:46.8, Alexis Juarez (F, 12) Remerton, GA
  8. 44:59.7, Kay Leverett (F, 31) Sparks, GA
  9. 45:35.2, Megan Lawrence (F, 11) Adel, GA
  10. 45:35.6, Mary Louis Dixon (F, 10) Adel, GA

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