Sunday, September 30, 2018

Pauncho Hufstetler and Chrissy Lee forge memories at the Dr. Eric Dueno Memorial Run

In 2013, Bainbridge College chemistry professor Dr. Eric Dueno directed at race on the college's Bainbridge, Georgia campus, the Purple Heart 5K. The race became an annual event, and at the second annual Purple Heart Run, a 10K was added to the program.


After Dr. Dueno passed away, a race was held in his honor in 2017, the Dr. Eric Dueno Memorial 5K. The race became an annual event, and at the second annual Dr. Eric Dueno Memorial Run, a 10K was added to the program.


At Bainbridge's Boat Basin Park on Saturday morning, 29 September 2018, master runner Pauncho Hufstetler won that first Dueno 10K, running 40:30. Chrissy Lee was the first woman in the 6.2-mile race, placing sixth overall in 56:11.


Bryan Gensits was runner-up in the 10K, and Kevin Malfa took third in 49:08.


Michelle Comeaux was the first woman master and second female finisher, placing seventh overall in 60:00. Niki Cox and Liv Warren were third and fourth in the women's standings, both athletes clocked at 62:51. Cox and Warren were tenth and eleventh overall.


Nineteen athletes finished the 2018 Dr. Eric Dueno Memorial 10K.


Top Five Men, 2018 Dr. Eric Dueno Memorial 10km Run
  1. 40:30, Pauncho Hufstetler (M, 44)
  2. 43:20, Bryan Gensits (M, 24)
  3. 49:08, Kevin Malfa (M, 34)
  4. 52:18, Stephen Gensits (M, 63)
  5. 53:31, Robbie Meredith (M, 43)

Top Five Women, 2018 Dr. Eric Dueno Memorial 10km Run
  1. 56:11, Chrissy Lee (F, 29)
  2. 60:00, Michelle Comeaux (F, 45)
  3. 62:51, Niki Cox (F, 38)
  4. 62:51, Liv Warren (F, 61)
  5. 63:59, Lauryl Tidwell (F, 61)

Michael Martinez had won the inaugural Dr. Dueno 5K in 2017, and the Tallahassee master runner was back to defend his title in 2018. He did so successfully, winning the race in 20:13. Dustin Reynolds and Davey Reynolds took the next two places in the 3.1-mile race, running 23:16 and 23:17.


Adrian Paker was the first woman in the 5K, placing ninth overall in 27:56. Catherine Jones was the first woman master and second female finisher, tenth overall in 28:17. Master runner Brandi Deal was third in the women's standings and fourteenth overall in 29:22.


32 athletes finished the 2018 Dr. Eric Dueno Memorial 5K.


Top Ten Men, 2018 Dr. Eric Dueno Memorial 5km Run
  1. 20:13, Michael Martinez (M, 52)
  2. 23:16, Dustin Reynolds (M, 19)
  3. 23:17, Davey Reynolds (M, 24)
  4. 23:24, HB Johnson (M, 57)
  5. 25:44, Joey Harvey (M, 57)
  6. 26:10, Lance Wilson (M, 37)
  7. 26:33, John Woodrum (M, 48)
  8. 26:42, Mike Baker (M, 49)
  9. 28:24, Colby Nix (M, 19)
  10. 28:30, Harrison Woodrum (M, 12)

Top Ten Women, 2018 Dr. Eric Dueno Memorial 5km Run
  1. 27:56, Adrian Parker (F, 29)
  2. 28:17, Catherine Jones (F, 59)
  3. 29:22, Brandi Deal (F, 41)
  4. 31:51, Dainyell Long (F, 45)
  5. 32:05, Bess Day (F, 41)
  6. 32:57, Pam Wells (F, 55)
  7. 35:25, Sarah Dollar (F, 35)
  8. 35:43, Julie Bellflower (F, 40)
  9. 37:00, Jane Harrison (F, 57)
  10. 37:38, Donna Graham (F, 59)

Dr. Eric Dueno Memorial Run winners, 2017 - 2018
DateDistanceMenWomenFinishers
30 September 20175K19:58, Mike Martinez21:55, Amber Wise59
29 September 201810K40:30, Pauncho Hufstetler56:11, Chrissy Lee19
5K20:13, Michael Martinez27:56, Adrian Parker32


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