The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Local News 2

April 16, 2014

Connect Run: Yarbrough, York, Huff overall winners in 5K, 10K, 1M

Brunton, Morris, Smith top female finishers in trio of races

— A pack of teenaged jackrabbits finished strong in the Chick-fil-A Connect Run, but Blake Yarbrough zipped across the finish line in 18 minutes, 4 seconds to claim the 5K championship in downtown Athens.

Yarbrough, competing in the 25-29 age division and setting a 5:49 pace on the inclined 3.1-mile course, fended off teens Ryan Ford (18:32), Andrew Snider (19:04) and David Brashier (20:05) on a bright and slightly breezy Saturday morning.

Tammy Brunton, also competing in the 25-29 division, clocked in as the female overall winner (21:58), while Lauren Boyd (22:36) placed second and Kristi Newton (23:55) third in a race with 297 finishers.

In the age 80-and-over division, Tommie Warner finished in the top 15 with a time of 24:14, while Dalton Davis placed first in the 10-14 age group with a time of 25:07 for 19th place overall.

As an age 25-29 runner, Brandon York won the overall 10K in 32 minutes, 27 seconds, while Nathan Huff (38:41) and Daniel Saint (39:17) rounded out the men’s top three among 83 in the 6.1-mile race.

Caitlin Morris topped the women’s field in 39 minutes, 20 seconds as the fourth overall runner, followed by Farmega Innocent (46:56) and Cindy Butler (49:57).

Micah Huff nabbed the first-place prize in the 1-mile race (7:34), with Cole Terry in second (7:50) and Blake Smith (7:55) third. Elizabeth Smith was the top female (8:32) and sixth overall among 21 competitors.

Based on official race results released Tuesday on http://www.connectrun.net, 401 racers were listed as official finishers after 452 had registered for the 5K, 10K and 1-mile races.

All together, this year’s runners and walkers combined to cover nearly 1,459 miles of pavement along the course beginning at the Limestone County Courthouse.

5K Top 25

1. Blake Yarbrough, 18:04

2. Ryan Ford, 18:32

3. Andrew Snider, 19:04

4. David Brashier, 20:05

5. David Helms, 20:46

6. Tammy Brunton, 21:58

7. Jamie Crouch, 22:18

8. Lauren Boyd, 22:36

9. Jack Missildine, 23:05

10. Joni Mast, 23:33

11. Matt Lewis, 23:35

12. Milton Sledge Jr., 23:44

13. Kristi Newton, 23:55

14. Brianne Kobeck, 24:02

15. Tommie Warner, 24:14

16. Joseph Cannon, 24:17

17. Nicole Jolley, 24:38

18. Wes Miller, 25:02

19. Dalton Davis, 25:07

20. Chase Day, 25:24

21. Lindsay Martin, 25:28

22. Seth Willis, 25:31

23. Whitney Skipworth, 25:34

24. Matthew Potter, 25:40

25. Jamie Bragwell, 25:52

*297 finishers

10K Top 10

1. Brandon York, 32:27

2. Nathan Huff, 38:41

3. Daniel Saint, 39:17

4. Caitlin Morris, 39:20

5. Mike McCoy, 42:17

6. Jordan Johnson, 43:43

7. Thomas Peek, 43:56

8. Gene Stone, 44:05

9. Farmega Innocent, 46:56

10. Anthony Dantonio, 46:59

*83 finishers

1-Mile Top 5

1, Micah Huff, 7:34

2. Cole Terry, 7:50

3. Blake Smith, 7:55

4. Joshua Pollard, 7:59

5. Cal Pasho, 8:13

*21 finishers

 

 

1
Text Only
Local News 2
  • Prep Football Preview: Elkmont

    The Red Devils return 15 starters with more than two-dozen juniors and seniors who have played significant minutes on the depth chart.

    July 31, 2014

  • West Limestone’s Siniard picks Southern Miss

    Siniard committed to the Golden Eagles Saturday after visiting the campus in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The 6-foot-4-inch, 290-pound offensive and defensive tackle has started for the varsity since he was a freshman.

    July 30, 2014

  • tractor*pull!2!.jpg TRACTOR PULL: A new generation takes over in Tanner

    One of the first families of the Tanner pull is the Haneys. Horace Haney, along with brother, Shirley, co-founded the event in 1976 that draws thousands to the county each year. The sons of those pulling pioneers now run the show.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Clay! Haney!.jpg Clay Haney follows in father’s footsteps

    After watching his dad pull for the past 20 years, Clay finally got his chance. Although he has pulled multiple times over the years, this will be the first year to compete for points in the Mid-South Pullers Association.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • North win streak improves to 12

    The South last won 85-76 in in 2002.

    July 24, 2014

  • Local athletes lead North to soccer sweep

    East Limestone’s Dilan Sayer scored the opening goal and was named MVP of the boys game in a 3-0 win while Jordan Runion scored her team’s opening goal in a 3-1 for the girls.

    July 23, 2014

  • Davidson helps North tie

    She was one of only three North players to record a hit in the opener, which ended 3-3.
    Pitching duties were shared by Lexington’s Jessie Butler, Central-Florence’s Ashley Irons and Hartselle’s Jada Hayes along with eventual North MVP Maddie Moore of Winfield.

    July 23, 2014

  • Tedford, Potts take on the South in All-Star hoops game

    Stace Tedford has had a busy year at Athens. After leading the basketball team to a school-record 24 consecutive wins and regional finals appearance, he jumped straight into soccer season, where he took the varsity girls soccer team to another 5A state championship game.
    Wednesday, Tedford will be on the court again, coaching in the North-South All-Star basketball game.

    July 23, 2014

  • Strong local presence at state All-Star Week

    Some of the top rising seniors from the Athens-Limestone area will play in six of the games, beginning with softball and soccer games Tuesday.

    July 19, 2014

  • Chris Seibert -1996.jpg Before politics, Seibert played for the Tide

    A standout on West Limestone’s football team, Seibert’s road to Tuscaloosa wasn’t an easy one. Determined to play at the highest level, he attempted to join the Tide as a walk-on in fall 1993.

    July 13, 2014 1 Photo

Photos


Poll

Which foreign crisis is the biggest threat to the security of the United States?

Russia-Ukraine
Israel-Palestine
Iraq
None of the above
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways
Twitter Updates
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Business Marquee