Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Lydia McRae's 17:40 outraces everyone at The Great Race 5K

The Great Race 5K 2018At the sixth annual running of The Great Race in Perry, Florida, Lydia McRae didn't run quite as fast as she had the previous year. Still, just like in 2017 and 2015, McRae ran faster than anyone else in the race. So on Saturday morning, 27 October 2018, McRae ran a winning 17:40 for five kilometers in the streets of Perry, notching her third victory in The Great Race 5K. Ethan Carter, a sophomore on the Lowndes High cross-country team, was first in the men's standings, placing second overall in 18:23.


Second in the men's division went to another schoolboy athlete, Joshua Agner, who was third overall in 21:41. Timothy Walker was the third man and fourth overall in 21:53. The top master runner in the race was Tae Yu, seventh in the men's standings and eighth overall in 23:21.


Andrea White was the first woman master and second female finisher, fourteenth overall in 25:45. Master runner Cheryl Moore was the third female finisher and sixteenth overall in 26:14.


69 athletes finished the 2018 running of The Great Race 5K. Second Wind Race Timing of Coatesville, Pennsylvania timed and scored the race.


Top Ten Women, Perry's 2018 Great Race 5K
  1. 17:39.10, Lydia McRae (F, 35-39)
  2. 25:44.76, Andrea White (F, 40-44)
  3. 26:13.99, Cheryl Moore (F, 50-54)
  4. 26:19.98, Nancy Lewis (F, 50-54)
  5. 26:56.96, Tasha Towles (F, 35-39)
  6. 27:34.38, Tina Tucker (F, 45-49)
  7. 27:59.06, Charlie Johns (F, 45-49)
  8. 28:34.13, Mary Carter (F, 45-49)
  9. 28:34.92, April Hill (F, 35-39)
  10. 28:44.15, Laura Gray (F, 35-39)

Top Ten Men, Perry's 2018 Great Race 5K
  1. 18:22.90, Ethan Carter (M, 15-19)
  2. 21:40.89, Joshua Agner (M, 10-14)
  3. 21:52.26, Timothy Walker (M, 20-24)
  4. 22:26.03, Terry Giles (M, 35-39)
  5. 22:50.60, Whiddon Trent (M, 15-19)
  6. 22:53.38, James King (M, 35-39)
  7. 23:20.08, Tae Yu (M, 40-44)
  8. 24:51.01, Mark English (M, 55-59)
  9. 24:51.13, Jeremy Gray (M, 35-39)
  10. 25:11.17, Rich Cieslik (M, 45-49)

Winners of The Great Race, 2013 - 2018
DateMenWomenFinishers
26 October 201326:02, Shanin Frost
25 October 201418:10, Gatlin Nennstiel21:34, Connie Lewis137
24 October 201518:26, Paul McRae17:49, Lydia Veal-McRae105
22 October 201618:57, Michael Rhodes25:59, Ellie Webb69
28 October 201717:55, Michael Rhodes17:28, Lydia McRae73
27 October 201818:23, Ethan Carter17:40, Lydia McRae69


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