Sunday, September 30, 2018

Brookwood harriers Jack Saussy and Emma Szwarc excel at the Live Better Pink Run

3rd annual Live Better 5K Pink RunBrookwood School's cross-country team must not have scheduled a meet on Saturday, 29 September 2018. Why? Because that morning Brookwood sophomore Jack Saussy was on the streets of Thomasville, Georgia winning the third annual Live Better 5K Pink Run, covering the 3.1-mile course in 20:56. Another Brookwood sophomore, Emma Szwarc, was first in the women's standings, placing tenth overall in 23:32.


Saussy had finished placed second in the 2017 Pink Run, but returned a winner in 2018. Alex Russell was runner-up in the 2018 race, going 21:51. At 22:27, Law Carter placed third. Stephen Sullivan was the first master runner in the race, placing sixth overall in 23:07.


Saussy finished nearly a minute ahead of the next runner, but Szwarc was only a few seconds ahead of the second woman in the race. That runner-up athlete was Morgan Long, who placed thirteenth overall in 23:39. Elise McPherson edged Abbey Johnson for third in the women's division, 23:42 to 23:44. McPherson and Johnson were fourteenth and fifteenth overall. Sandi Damron was the first woman master and twelfth female finisher, 37th overall in 27:21.


283 athletes finished the 2018 Live Better Pink Run 5K. Gulf Winds Track Club of Tallahassee, Florida chip-timed the race.


Top Ten Men, 2018 Live Better Pink 5K
  1. 20:56, Jack Saussy (M, 15)
  2. 21:51, Alex Russell (M, 27)
  3. 22:27, Law Carter (M, 20)
  4. 22:37, Jacob Schmidt (M, 22)
  5. 22:45, Jake Webb (M, 21)
  6. 23:07, Stephen Sullivan (M, 42)
  7. 23:29, Jerry Searcy (M, 49)
  8. 23:29, Daniel Cook (M, 29)
  9. 23:32, Keefer Beaty (M, 21)
  10. 23:37, Frido Spiegl (M, 15)

Top Ten Women, 2018 Live Better Pink 5K
  1. 23:32, Emma Szwarc (F, 15)
  2. 23:39, Morgan Long (F, 24)
  3. 23:42, Elise McPherson (F, 14)
  4. 23:44, Abbey Johnson (F, 20)
  5. 23:58, Izabella Grayson (F, 16)
  6. 24:43, Emily Singletary (F, 23)
  7. 24:43, Lilly Jackson (F, 16)
  8. 24:56, Jodi Beth Stuckey (F, 34)
  9. 25:46, Addison Gamble (F, 0)
  10. 27:03, Peggy Botlja (F, 13)

Live Better Pink Run 5K winners, 2016 - 2018
DateMenWomenFinishers
1 October 201620:16, Jake Crumpacker22:26, Margaret Wetherbee209
30 September 201719:47, Drew Rabun23:02, Cammie Hungerford351
29 September 201820:56, Jack Saussy23:32, Emma Szwarc283


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