Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Alec Munger and Alice Smoot headline the Saint John Road Race

2018 Saint John Road RaceSaturday morning, 27 October 2018, was seven days after Alec Munger placed third in the GHSA Area 1-7A Cross-Country Championship in Conyers, Georgia. It was seven days before the Lowndes High sophomore would race with his team in the GHSA State Cross-Country Championships in Carrollton, Georgia. It was also the morning that Munger won the fifteenth annual Saint John 5K Road Race in his hometown of Valdosta, Georgia, running 16:57. Valdosta master runner Alice Smoot won the Saint John Road Race women's title for the second time in three years, placing eighteenth overall in 22:51.


Tanner Reid, a first-year Valdosta State University student and recent alum of the Perry High cross-country team, took second in 17:23. Armarius Patterson, a senior on the Lowndes High cross-country team, was third in 18:00. Rick Mazurkiewicz of Valdosta was the first master runner in the 5K, coming in twelfth overall in 20:25.


Pavo, Georgia master runner Pollyanna Bass was the second woman in the race and 21st overall in 23:23. Emma Campbell of Hahira finished third in the women's standings and 24th overall in 23:34.


172 athletes finished the 2018 Saint John Road Race 5K. A Course/Line, LLC, of Valdosta, Georgia timed the race and provided finish line services.


Top Ten Men, 2018 Saint John Road Race
  1. 16:56.6, Alec Munger (M, 15) Valdosta, GA
  2. 17:23.0, Tanner Reid (M, 18) Valdosta, GA
  3. 17:59.2, Armarius Patterson (M, 17) Lake Park, GA
  4. 18:15.7, Ryan Kelly (M, 39) Lake Park, GA
  5. 19:08.1, Caleb Starling (M, 16) Valdosta, GA
  6. 19:08.6, Ben Carlson (M, 17) Valdosta, GA
  7. 19:21.9, Andrew Caruana (M, 15) Valdosta, GA
  8. 19:24.7, Jake Steinberg (M, 16) Valdosta, GA
  9. 19:28.0, Michael Kelly (M, 17) Dasher, GA
  10. 19:41.4, Pate King (M, 17) Valdosta, GA

Top Ten Women, 2018 Saint John Road Race
  1. 22:50.1, Alice Smoot (F, 61) Valdosta, GA
  2. 23:22.4, Pollyanna Bass (F, 46) Pavo, GA
  3. 23:25.3, Daun Caruana (F, 16) Valdosta, GA
  4. 23:33.3, Emma Campbell (F, 17) Hahira, GA
  5. 23:43.8, Martha Mazurkiewicz (F, 50) Valdosta, GA
  6. 24:19.2, Kiley Matheson (F, 15) Valdosta, GA
  7. 24:20.8, Madison Wagenaar (F, 15) Valdosta, GA
  8. 25:26.5, Carragen Young (F, 16) Valdosta, GA
  9. 25:36.3, Michela Marshall (F, 14) Hahira, GA
  10. 25:47.3, Kelly Lunceford (F, 29) Valdosta, GA

Winners of the Saint John School 5K Road Race, 2004 - 2018
DateMenWomenFinishers
30 October 200416:17 John Seppala20:26 Susan Fischer
29 October 200516:10 Andy Minnicks18:32 Melissa Daugherty
28 October 200616:26 Brandon Young19:27 Melissa Daugherty329
27 October 200716:38 D. J. Smith19:06 Jana Grygarova328
25 October 200817:23 Corey Stejback19:57 Ashley Rall-McGee286
31 October 200917:55 Marc Kaiser19:42 Ashley McGee338
30 October 201016:09 Chris Rice21:03 Brandi Faircloth326
29 October 201117:44 Austin Wallace21:27 Amy Sharon296
27 October 201215:54 Jesse Prince21:29 Kelsey Morse288
26 October 201317:13, Joshua Hall20:46, Mackenzie Morse598
25 October 201421:02, George Powell22:33, Debbie Green150
31 October 201518:27, Max Steele22:20, Debbie Green213
29 October 201618:59, Dan Butzin21:48, Alice Smoot157
28 October 201717:36, Justin Tracy21:30, Elizabeth Smith173
27 October 201816:57, Alec Munger22:51, Alice Smoot172


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