Friday, December 15, 2017

Jesse Boyd wins the Jingle Bell Run, a postscript to his BHS cross-country career

Jesse Boyd is a senior at Blountstown High School. On 11 November 2017, his high school cross-country career came to a close at Florida's State Cross-Country Championships. Over a month later, though, Boyd was still racing. On Friday evening, 15 December 2017, Boyd won the ninth annual Jingle Bell Run 5K on the streets of Blountstown, Florida, finishing over 400 meters ahead of the next runner in 18:15. Saul Puente, a sophomore on the Blountstown High cross-country team, took second in 20:07. Greg Skinner was the top master runner in the race, placing fourth overall in 22:33. Blountstown Middle School sixth-grader Leyah O'Kelley placed first in the women's standings, finishing thirteenth overall in 26:14.


51 athletes finished the 2017 Jingle Bell Run. The race was hosted by Blountstown Middle School.


Top Twenty Athletes, 2017 Blountstown, Florida, Middle School Jingle Bell Run 5K
  1. 18:15, Jesse Boyd
  2. 20:07, Saul Puente
  3. 22:31, Dixson Thrasher
  4. 22:33, Greg Skinner
  5. 23:01, Mark McCarra
  6. 23:44, Patrick Westman
  7. 24:14, Tom Hackenbracht
  8. 24:27, Dustin Aderholt
  9. 25:07, Justin Mosley
  10. 25:15, Ben Hall
  11. 25:24, Eric Saggars
  12. 26:09, Patrick McGuire
  13. 26:14, Leyah O'Kelley
  14. 27:37, Jordan Christiansen
  15. 27:43, Liliana Vicente
  16. 28:10, Tyra Langley
  17. 28:21, Joe Edgecombe
  18. 28:26, Marty Kirkland
  19. 28:28, Kayla Edwards
  20. 28:29, Taylor Roberts

Blountstown Jingle Bell 5K Champions, 2009 - 2016
DateMenWomenFinishers
4 December 200919:07, Devin Ferrell23:19, Mary Sewell
3 December 201018:17, Devin Ferrell22:18, Judy Alexander53
2 December 201118:12, Thomas Howell23:21, Judy Alexander62
30 November 201218:16, Thomas Howell21:34, Hannah Plazarin75
12 December 201317:15, Thomas Howell24:06, Hannah Plazarin109
5 December 201417:28, Kevin Potts24:00, Kristi Johnson71
4 December 201516:55, Thomas Howell22:00, Lydia Miles76
9 December 201616:53, Thomas Howell22:09, Becky Cahill47
15 December 201618:15, Jesse Boyd26:14, Leyah O'Kelley51


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