Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Justin Tracy and Jordan Lamothe run Wild at the WAFT 5K

Where The Wild Things Run 5K50 athletes came to Valdosta, Georgia's WAFT Radio studios on Saturday morning, 7 April 2018, including former University of Maine distance runner Justin Tracy. When they headed back home, Tracy had won the WAFT's second annual "Where The Wild Things Run" 5K Cross-Country race, finishing 150 meters ahead of the defending champion and setting a new event record of 18:44. Jordan Lamothe of Valdosta was the first woman in the race, placing fourth overall in 25:42.

The Masked Avenger was the Wild Things 5K runner-up, covering the trails around WAFT in 19:20. Kasey Taylor of Valdosta took third in 21:22. Karl Brown of Alapaha, Georgia was the fastest master runner in the race and the fourth male finisher, placing fifth overall in 26:15.

Gina Purvis of Tifton, Georgia was the first woman master and second female finisher, seventh overall in 28:02. Valdosta's Ariele D'Emidio placed third in the women's standings and eleventh overall in 29:16.

A Course/Line, LLC, of Valdosta timed the 2018 “Where The Wild Things Run” 5K Trail Race and provided finish line services.

Top Ten Men, 2018 “Where The Wild Things Run” 5K Trail Race
  1. 18:43.2, Justin Tracy (M, 23) Valdosta, GA
  2. 19:19.7, Masked Avenger (M, 39) Lake Park, GA
  3. 21:21.3, Kasey Taylor (M, 32) Valdosta, GA
  4. 26:14.2, Karl Brown (M, 42) Alapaha, GA
  5. 27:32.6, Keith Harris (M, 43) Valdosta, GA
  6. 28:17.4, William Garcia (M, 15) Valdosta, GA
  7. 28:45.4, Henry Cannington (M, 60) Lake Park, GA
  8. 29:13.3, Tracy Weeks (M, 45) Valdosta, GA
  9. 29:36.7, Dan Cole (M, 32) Valdosta, GA
  10. 30:33.2, Russ Henry (M, 47) Valdosta, GA

Top Ten Women, 2018 “Where The Wild Things Run” 5K Trail Race
  1. 25:41.3, Jordan Lamothe (F, 24) Valdosta, GA
  2. 28:01.1, Gina Purvis (F, 59) Tifton, GA
  3. 29:15.1, Ariele D'Emidio (F, 27) Valdosta, GA
  4. 29:46.6, Victoria Garcia (F, 13) Valdosta, GA
  5. 30:42.0, Melissa Norris (F, 34) Hahira, GA
  6. 30:59.8, Jenne Brandon (F, 52) Valdosta, GA
  7. 31:53.4, Karina Amundson (F, 48) Valdosta, GA
  8. 31:54.5, Brittany Hudson (F, 28) High Springs, FL
  9. 32:51.1, Sarah North (F, 22) Hahira, GA
  10. 33:31.1, Lana Del Castillo (F, 13) Valdosta, GA

“Where The Wild Things Run” 5K Trail Race winners, 2017 - 2018
1 April 201719:46.3, Masked Avenger23:33.8, Sandra Griffin33
7 April 201818:43.2, Justin Tracy25:41.3, Joradan LaMothe50


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