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March 28, 2013

Roe, Stejback win Dosta Dash races

VALDOSTA — Chance Roe, a 14-year-old from Valdosta, won the 10K road race at the Dosta Dash last weekend, while Corey Stejback of Valdosta won the 5K run.

Roe, who runs for Lowndes High School, finished the 6.2-mile race in 36:44. He was one of two Lowndes runners to finish in the top three in the 10K. LHS teammate Tyler Thurman finished third with a time of 38:42.

Ryan Kelly of Lake Park finished second in the 10K, crossing the finish line in 37:01, 17 seconds behind Roe. James Taylor of Perry, Fla. was fourth with a time of 40:28, followed by Dan Anderson, also from Perry, Fla., in 40:51. Taylor was also the masters winner. Adam Graham of Dupont placed sixth, with a time of 41:07, followed by Tom Phillips of Valdosta (42:23), Rick Mazurkiewicz of Valdosta (42:28), Kaleb Heminger of Valdosta (44:45) and Tom Grant of Valdosta (44:57).

Melissa Roe of Valdosta was the women’s 10K winner. She finished 13th overall with a time of 48:19. Heather Addington of Valdosta was the second female finisher, and 16th overall, crossing the finish line in 48:42. Thirteen-year-old Katelin Stecz, who ran a 49:05, was the third female finisher and 17th overall. Elizabeth Smith of Valdosta (49:15) and 10-year-old Eryn Wilkey of Valdosta (49:23) were the fourth and fifth females to finish.

Martha Mazurkiewicz of Valdosta was the masters female winner (49:41).

Stejback, a former Valdosta State runner, finished the 5K run in 18:35.

Matthew Baun, an eighth grader at St. John Catholic School, finished second in the 5K, with a time of 18:40. Colin Prinsloo of Hahira took third, running the race in 20:34. Fourteen-year-old Andrew Elam of Valdosta was fourth, in 20:58.

Amy Sharon of Valdosta was the women’s 5K winner, and finished fifth overall. She ran the race in 21:25. Kelsey Morse, a 10-year-old from Valdosta, finished second among the females and sixth overall, with a time of 22:16.

Carter Sharon, a 13-year-old from Valdosta, finished seventh, with a time of 22:51. Kevin Moore of Valdosta was eighth (23:36), followed by Andy Frost of Ray City (24:00) and Edwin Lundy of Madison, Fla. (24:17).

Ansley Childree of Valdosta was the third female finisher, and 11th overall, with a time of 24:48. Alaina Lewis of Lake Park finished 12th overall and fourth among the women (25:18). The fifth woman to finish was Kathryn Bentley of Hahira, who was 16th overall (26:16).

Lundy was the masters male winner, while Leslie Beal of Valdosta was the masters female winner.

Tripp Leviton, an eight-year-old from Valdosta, won the 1-mile fun run, with a time of 7:46. Cooper Scruggs, 7, of Valdosta was second, finishing in 8:00. Grayson Lewis, 9, of Lake Park was third (8:55) and Austen Storey, 8, of Valdosta was fourth (8:57).

Ellen Patterson, a seven-year-old from Valdosta, finished fifth and was the first female to finish, with a time of 8:59. Nine-year-old Aubrie Scruggs of Valdosta was the second girl to cross the finish line, and was sixth overall, with a time of 9:03. Six-year-old Milly Prince of Valdosta was the third girl to finish; she was eighth overall with a time of 9:08.

Brady Wells, 7, of Valdosta was seventh, finishing in 9:05.

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