Valdosta Daily Times

May 14, 2013

Sunny weather, runs filled weekend

Ed Hooper
The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — Sunny morning skies provided perfect running weather for three local area events hosted by A Course Line, LLC and local running coordinator Todd Smoot.

The 2013 Viking 5K, Set Our Soul Afire 5K and the Sunrise Rotary 5K were all hosted this past weekend.

In the Viking 5K, Walker Johnson was the First Overall Male, winning the event with a time of 19:54. The Hahira native was the top finisher and won the 13-to-19-year-old age group. Valdosta’s Kelsey Morse, 10, was the First Overall Female, finishing with a time of 21:28.

Charles Hunt was the top male finisher in the 30-to-39 age group, finishing at 21:43, edging Jimbo Scruggs by less than 21 seconds.

Eryn Wilkey was the fastest finisher in the 12-and-under group, completing the course with a time of 22:45.

In the 40-to-49 age group, Jay Prince of Valdosta was the first to finish, completing with a time of 24:39. Bob Moon of Valdosta was the first to finish in the 50-to-59 group with a time of 24:46. In the 70-and-over group, Joe Christian, 74, finished with a time of 31:25.

At the Set Our Soul Afire 5K, Jonathan McDaniel was the Top Overall Male, with a time of 21:42. Shonna O’Quinn was the First Female. Van Lindsey won the 1-mile run with a time of 9:09.

The Sunrise Rotary 5K was the largest race of the weekend.

Ryan Kelly of Lake Park was the top overall finisher, completing the race in 18:15. James Marino finished second, followed by Chance Rose, Matthew Baun and Tyler Thurman, all regular competitors in local area road races.

The top eight finishers were male, with Kelsey Moore, 10, being the first female to cross the finish line with a time of 22:02.

The next local race hosted by A Course Line, LLC will be DayLily 5K Friday evening in Adel. The Road Kill 5K at Reed Bingham will be offered Saturday morning.