Sunday, February 25, 2018

Drew Rabun and Emma Szwarc race like greyhounds in the Bulldog Dash

Bulldog Dash 5KFinishing 200 meters ahead of the next runner, Drew Rabun won the fourth annual Bulldog Dash 5K in Thomasville, Georgia on Saturday morning, 24 February 2018. A Savannah, Georgia athlete, Rabun ran the 3.1 miles in 17:17. Emma Szwarc, a frosh-year cross-country runner at Thomasville High, led the women's standings with a 19:58, placing sixth overall.


Rabun's winning time was just one second short of the Bulldog Dash record of 17:16, posted in the 2016 race by Samuel Gelabert. Nolan Barnes finished runner-up to Rabun in 18:01. Barnes is an eighth-grader on the cross-country team at Thomasville's MacIntyre Park Middle School. Another MacIntyre Park cross-country runner, seventh-grader Joshua May, took third in 18:36. Brian Szwarc was the top master runner in the race, placing eighth overall and seventh in the men's standing with a 23:35.


Rosalie White, the 2017 Bulldog Dash 5K women's champion, was runner-up on the women's side in the 2018 race, placing ninth overall in 24:17. Lori Rawlings was the first woman master and third female finisher, tenth overall in 24:51.


61 athletes finished the 2018 Bulldog Dash 5K.


Top Ten Men, 2018 Bulldog Dash 5K
  1. 17:17, Drew Rabun (M, 37)
  2. 18:01, Nolan Barnes (M, 14)
  3. 18:36, Joshua May (M, 12)
  4. 19:03, Daniel Oldham (M, 39)
  5. 19:38, Peyton Owens (M, 15)
  6. 23:26, Cruz Pozo (M, 11)
  7. 23:35, Brian Szwarc (M, 52)
  8. 25:25, Paul Pickles (M, 51)
  9. 25:50, Ricky Duncan (M, 54)
  10. 26:10, John Widener (M, 44)

Top Ten Women, 2018 Bulldog Dash 5K
  1. 19:58, Emma Szwarc (F, 15)
  2. 24:17, Rosalie White (F, 23)
  3. 24:51, Lori Rawlings (F, 50)
  4. 27:00, Maggie May (F, 15)
  5. 27:24, Emily Eckles (F, 45)
  6. 27:27, Shelley Holt (F, 31)
  7. 27:34, Layne Oldham (F, 13)
  8. 27:52, Jamie Gammel (F, 38)
  9. 28:30, Meagan Chisholm (F, 31)
  10. 29:13, Tricia Szwarc (F, 47)

Bulldog Dash 5K winners, 2015 - 2018
DateMenWomenFinishers
9 May 201517:25, Daniel Oldham19:03, Haleigh Martin93
5 March 201617:16, Samuel Gelabert23:50, Rebecca Toman66
6 May 201719:31, Chad Johnson21:36, Rosalie White55
24 February 201817:17, Drew Rabun19:58, Emma Szwarc61


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