The Valdosta Daily Times
Adam Ledbetter won the 2012 Kicks for Katelyn Mended Little Hearts 5K on Saturday.
Ledbetter ran the five-kilometer race in 18:26. He finished the race 56 seconds ahead of the next-fastest runner.
Corey McGlyn finished second, completing the race in 19:22. Matthew Ennis was third, with a time of 19:26. Steven Zimmerman finished fourth (19:53).
Dylan Anderson was fifth (20:10), Mickey Halsey was sixth (20:13), Joshua Thibeault was seventh (20:45), Jonathan McDaniel finished eighth (20:59), Cody Pezent placed ninth (21:31) and Kevin McHenry came in 10th (22:19).
Heidi Gonzalez was the women’s winner, finishing the race in 23:25. She was 14th overall.
Jenny Walker was the second woman across the finish line, finishing 17th overall with a time of 24:01. Melissa Grant was the third woman to finish, crossing the line in 24:47, which was 19th overall.
McGlyn, Anderson, McDaniel, Pezent, Larry Branch, Joe Christian and Angel Maldonado all finished first in their age groups.
The women who finished first in their age groups were: Walker, Heather Jerrell, Kala Hobbs, Lexi Metts, Yvonne Minshew, Rhonda Hoffman and Marla Haag.
The next road race in the Valdosta area will be the St. John’s Road Race this Saturday at St. John Catholic School in Valdosta. The St. John’s Road Race will include a 5K run and a 1-mile run. Runners can sign up for the race at www.runningintheusa.com, or they can sign up at the race on Saturday (registration begins at 7 a.m.).