Saturday, December 30, 2017

One more Gasp for Terrance Sessoms and Kayley DeLay

Jacksonville Track Club's Last Gasp Cross-Country Race was held in Jacksonville, Florida in 1977. The race was held again in 1978. And in 1979. JTC Running hosted the 41st Last Gasp on Saturday afternoon, 30 December 2017.


That's a lot of last gasps. Maybe they should reconsider the name?


Whether the 2017 Last Gasp was truly last or one of many, Terrance Sessoms won the race by nearly 400 meters. A Savannah State University cross-country runner and alumnus of Sandalwood High, Sessoms covered the 5,000-meter course through the Jacksonville University campus in 17:37. Kayley DeLay, a Yale University cross-country runner, took the women's title, placing second overall in 18:52. As a Fletcher High runner, DeLay had been the women's champ at each of the previous four Gasps, 2013 to 2016.


Jeffrey Wilke, a sophomore on the Sandalwood High cross-country team, was the second male and third overall in 19:01. Austin Moore outkicked Luke Wolf 19:17 to 19:18 for third in the men's standings and fourth place overall. Andy Nicol of Saint Augustine, Florida was the first master runner and fifth male finisher, sixth overall in 19:27.


Chelsey Palmer was the second woman and thirteenth overall in 19:59, while Jade Mukri was the third woman and fifteenth overall in 20:07. Jean Bouquet of Ponte Vedra, Florida was the first woman master and fourth female finisher, 21st overall in 20:26.


212 athletes finished JTC Running's 2017 Last Gasp 5K Cross-Country Race. 1st Place Sports Running of Jacksonville, Florida timed and scored the race.


Top Ten Men, 2017 Last Gasp 5K
  1. 17:37, Terrance Sessoms (M, 18)
  2. 19:01, Jeffrey Wilke (M, 16)
  3. 19:17, Austin Moore (M, 22)
  4. 19:18, Luke Wolf (M, 14)
  5. 19:27, Andy Nicol (M, 57)
  6. 19:31, Zac Tarantelli (M, 16)
  7. 19:39, Will Lloyd (M, 15)
  8. 19:40, Stephen Harrison (M, 27)
  9. 19:51, Paul Compaan (M, 14)
  10. 19:55, Mills Ramseur (M, 46)

Top Ten Women, 2017 Last Gasp 5K
  1. 18:52, Kayley DeLay (F, 18)
  2. 19:59, Chelsey Palmer (F, 29)
  3. 20:07, Jade Mukri (F, 30)
  4. 20:26, Jean Bouquet (F, 46)
  5. 20:27, Elise Lanahan (F, 13)
  6. 20:28, Gianna Forte (F, 16)
  7. 21:07, Stacey Hendry (F, 46)
  8. 21:17, Rhiannon O'Donnell (F, 14)
  9. 21:21, Emily Nelson (F, 21)
  10. 21:36, Maci Mills (F, 14)

Recent winners, JTC Last Gasp 5K Cross-Country Race, 2012 - 2017
DateMenWomenFinishers
29 December 201217:54, Alfonso Solano19:59, Lydia Veal143
21 December 201317:55, Wesley Norton20:00, Kayley DeLay105
21 December 201419:08, George Fernee20:10, Kayley DeLay92
26 December 201518:20, Jimmie Wilbourn21:01, Kayley DeLay211
31 December 201617:20, Cody Pontius20:27, Kayley DeLay245
30 December 201717:37, Terrance Sessoms18:52, Kayley DeLay212


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