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Success times three for Springdale 5K

Posted: September 13, 2011 3:47 p.m.
Updated: September 14, 2011 5:00 a.m.

More than 250 runners and walkers laced up their shoes for the third annual KershawHealth Springdale 5K at Sunset Aug. 20 at Springdale Race Course.

Organizers said it was the most successful installation of the event yet. Sponsored by KershawHealth, the 5K Walk/Run is coordinated by the United Way of Kershaw County and benefits the United Way’s Health Care Council and its mission of improving the health of everyone in our community.

“KershawHealth is proud to sponsor this event, because we recognize that regular exercise is such a vital part of good health. It’s wonderful to see the number of runners and walkers grow each year, and it was especially exciting to see how many children participated this time,” said Donnie Weeks, KershawHealth president and chief executive officer.

The course is known as a challenging one, both by avid runners and casual walkers. It is, noted Edwin Kohn, race coordinator and past chairman of the United Way’s Board of Directors, “one of the most unusual races in South Carolina. It’s very different from the usual road runs experienced runners participate in, but it’s also a course that casual runners and walkers can navigate. Everyone seems to have a terrific time.”

Participants came from across the state and were invited to include the whole family or to bring their dogs along for the walk. In all, more than 400 people attended, enjoying the live music, tailgate parties and cheering on the participants.

Fifteen year-old Jaz Greene of Murrells Inlet was the male overall winner, and Sharon Cole of Ridgeway was the female overall winner. Lily and Jack Joseph of Camden were the winners of the Kids’ Fun Run, sponsored by Fitness Zone of Lugoff.

“We’re encouraged by the support this race receives every year, and excited by its growth. It’s great to have such a wonderful event that benefits the United Way and the work of our Health Care Council. We’re all working together to make a real difference in the lives of people in Kershaw County,” said United Way President Donnie Supplee.

The winners in each division are as follows:

Male overall

1 – Jaz Greene, Murrells, Inlet, 17:19;

2 – Ryan Plexico, Columbia.

3 – Anton Bodourov, Columbia.

Female overall

1 – Sharon Cole, Ridgeway, 22:21.

2 – Susannah Cate, Columbia.

3 – Stephanie Cox, Myrtle Beach.

Male masters overall

1 -- Paul Reardon, Hartsville, 20:03.

2 – Billy Tisdale, Sumter.

3 – Robbie McLendon, Bishopville.

Female masters overall               

1 – Torill Nelson, Camden, 26:03.

2 – Karen Heitner, Santee.

3 – Kathy Comer, Camden.

Female age 2-10

1 – Makayla Cox, Camden, 35:13.

Male age 11-14

1 – Walker Comer, Camden, 19:55.

2 – Preston Kohn, Camden.

3 – Gregory Ruffner, Elgin.

Female age 11-14

1 – Abigail McLaughlin, Camden, 28:04.

2 – Jorden Greene, Surfside Beach.

3 – Maddison Flowers, Camden.

Male age 15-19

1 – Hardie Cate, Columbia, 18:56.

2 – Davis Goodrich, Camden.

3 – Trey Edmonds, Columbia.

Female age 15-19

1 – Vanessa Hernandez, Greer, 30:55.

2 – Samantha Rollings, Lancaster.

3 – Allison Hill, Bishopville.

Male age 20-24

1 – Vance Watson, Camden, 29:58.

2 – Tyler Pinkerton, Lugoff.

Female age 20-24

1 – Katy Hardison, Chapin, 29:02.

Male age 25-29

1 – Christopher Danlap, North Charleston, 25:24.

2 --  Chris Downs, Pelion.

3 – Daniel Harms, Columbia.

Female age 25-29

1 – Kerri Stopinski, Elgin, 30:43.

2 – Aimee Brown, Elgin.

3 – Sara Graham, Camden.

Male age 30-34

1 – Lee Kelley, Manning, 21:17.

2 – Neil Williams, Elgin.

3 – Joseph Richburg, Lugoff.      

Female age 30-34

1 – Allison Smith, Camden, 26:30.

2 – Melinda Amick, Batesburg.

3 – Caroline Tucker, Camden.

Male age 35-39

1 – Angel Manuel, Columbia, 18:54.

2 – Darrell Brown, Columbia.

3 – Eric McMichael, North.

Female age 35-39

1 – Emily Skufca, Camden, 26:26.

2 – Joette Barnhill, Cheraw.

3 – Anne Vail, Columbia.

Male age 40-44

1 – Whitney Keen, Camden, 21:10.

2 – Chris Smith, Camden.

3 – Todd Davis, Elgin.

Female age 40-44

1 – Lindy Cashion, Ridgeway, 28:24.

2 – Angela Smith, Camden.

3 – Christa Sheldon, Columbia.

Male age 45-49

1 – Greg Howell, Columbia, 21:23.

2 – Mark Smith, Columbia.

3 – Ronnie James, Batesburg.         

Female age 45-49

1 – Kris Schaefer, Chapin, 28:32.

2 – Emily McLaughlin, Camden.

3 – Michelle Campbell, Ridgeway.    

Male age 50-54

1 – Drew Walker, Greenwood, 22:33  7:16

2 – Robert Harden, Sumter.

3 – Paul Liddle, Columbia.

Female age 50-54

1 – Terri Horton, Camden, 34:06.

2 – Cheryl Niccum, Blythewood.

3 – Kim Demer, Camden.

Male age 55-59

1 – Phil Elliott, Camden, 27:28.

2 – Johnny Barwick, Sumter.

3 – David Graham, Lugoff.

Female age 55-59

1 – Lynn Grimes, Blythewood, 28:24  9:09.

2 – Sheresa Blackmon, Kershaw.

3 – Gwen Starnes, Waxhaw.

Male age 60-64

1 – Shawn Chillag, Columbia, 25:04.

2 – Baxter Starnes, Waxhaw.

3 -- Donnie Weeks, Camden.

Female age 60-64

1 – Shirley Reynolds, Camden, 39:25.

Male age 65-69

1 – Samuel Skinner, Brooklyn, N.Y., 22:20.

2 – John Sneed, Mt. Pleasant.

3 – Arnold Floyd, Hartsville.

Female age 65-69

1 – Susan Prettyman, Camden, 37:18.

2 – Nancee Sneed, Mt Pleasant.   

3 – Yvonne Tollison, Elgin.

Male age 70-98       

1 – Bondy Long, Camden, 33:37.

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