Monday, January 1, 2018

DeJesus and Ostrander do it again at the Resolution Run

Arnoldo DeJesusIf there is a runner in the Albany, Georgia area who hasn't made a New Year's resolution for 2018, that runner should perhaps consider making a resolution to beat Arnoldo DeJesus in the 2019 Resolution Run 5K. It's possible that an athlete has resolved to do so in the past. If so, it hasn't worked. DeJesus won the race when it was first held in 2016 and again in the second running in 2017. When the race returned for it's third edition on Monday morning, 1 January 2018, DeJesus won it again, running 19:58. There was a repeat winner on the women's side as well when master runner Sara Ostrander successfully defended her women's title with a 22:15, good for fourth place overall.


Behind DeJesus, Edward Ostrander, an eighth-grader on the Lee County High cross-country team, was second in 20:26. Ostrander's time was more than two minutes faster than he had gone in the race the previous year, when he finished third. Eric Crump was the fastest master runner in the Resolution Run 5K, placing third overall in 21:17.


Alisa Simonova was runner-up in the women's standings for the second year in a row; this time she was seventh overall in 23:16. Amy Sliwinski was third in the women's standings and tenth overall in 23:52. Karen McNally was the top woman master and fifth female finisher, thirteenth overall in 24:43.


49 athletes finished Albany's third annual Resolution Run 5K.


Top Ten Men, Albany, Georgia's 2018 Resolution Run 5K
  1. 19:57.8, Arnoldo De Jesus (M, 31)
  2. 20:25.6, Edward Ostrander (M, 14)
  3. 21:16.6, Eric Crump (M, 46)
  4. 22:37.0, Scott Macey (M, 56)
  5. 22:59.3, Oscar Viquez (M, 48)
  6. 23:44.7, Josh Fix (M, 43)
  7. 23:48.4, Jim Tully (M, 71)
  8. 24:41.8, Budd Bramlett (M, 44)
  9. 24:54.5, Julian Strickland (M, 52)
  10. 25:49.8, Phillip Reed (M, 36)

Top Ten Women, Albany, Georgia's 2018 Resolution Run 5K
  1. 22:14.7, Sara Ostrander (F, 44)
  2. 23:15.3, Alisa Siminova (F, 20)
  3. 23:52.0, Amy Sliwinski (F, 26)
  4. 24:06.8, Alma Ostrander (F, 12)
  5. 24:43.0, Karen McNally (F, 53)
  6. 25:30.2, Ramsay Miller (F, 18)
  7. 26:40.5, Cathy Jones (F, 58)
  8. 26:50.7, Jennifer Bramlett (F, 44)
  9. 27:00.4, Sandra Williams (F, 43)
  10. 27:45.0, Rebecca Bowers (F, 15)

Albany, Georgia, Resolution Run 5K winners, 2016 - 2018
DateMenWomenFinishers
1 January 201619:03, Arnoldo DeJesus24:26, Karen McNally61
1 January 201720:38, Arnoldo DeJesus22:35, Sara Ostrander23
1 January 201819:58, Arnoldo DeJesus22:15, Sara Ostrander49


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