run for the record book
Pope wins again; Motl sets new mark for female
It was a
record-setting Killer Kudzu 5K Run/Walk Friday evening in
participants than ever completed the 17th annual race,
and the fastest time ever was recorded on the female
Pacific sponsors the 5K, and company representative Scott
Beggs was excited about the 110 runners, up from 95 last
year. The previous record was 108 participants in 2003.
very happy with the record turnout, Beggs said.
I think we promoted it well.
Killer Kudzu competitor Susie Motl of Memphis, Tenn., ran
the hilly course in 18:09, shattering the previous female
mark of 19:12 set by Mary Ellen Kelly.
liked the course, Motl said. I just need to
do more hills next time in preparation.
challenging of the hills is the last one, which runs
through historic Hill Crest Cemetery.
last hill was tough, Motl said. Its a
very interesting course compared to some in Memphis. I
She said it
wasnt her best time in a 5K, but you
cant always run your best.
that last hill would have been the other way, I might
have made it quicker, said Motl, smiling.
Like many of
the Killer Kudzu participants, Motl is a member of the
Memphis Runners Track Club.
runner said she usually focuses on a schedule of races
and set goals for each. But for now, thats changed.
getting married next week, and because of that, Im
not planning it out as much as usual, Motl said.
said it was her first trip to Holly Springs and she loved
of Oxford was the overall winner of the Killer Kudzu for
the fourth straight year. His time was 15:18, short of
his 14:55 course record.
never easy, Pope said after the run.
Its hard, really hard, with the hills all
today it was hot and windy a tough day.
Beggs said a
significant thing about this years Killer Kudzu was
race times were scorching, Beggs said. Of the
110 people, close to 50 made it in under 24 minutes.
Thats a less than eight minute per mile pace, which
is very good results. Its among the fastest races
in the Mid-South area.
Prior to the
presentation of trophies and some prize money for the top
finishes, Beggs thanked everyone for their support.
appreciate all of you coming to Holly Springs and seeing
what our little town has to offer, he said,
and thank you for supporting a great cause.
benefits the American Cancer Societys Relay for
thanked the many volunteers who help make the Killer
Kudzu a success.
male first, Brian Pope, 15:18; second,
Todd Moroney, 15:55; third, Vince Perryman,
Danny Greer, 18:42.
Richard Royce, 20:24.
10-14 first, Josh Chessor, 18:56; second,
Christopher Collum, 25:59; third, Andy Burleson,
15-19 first, Derek Croy, 18:07; second,
Corgin Cox, 18:25; third, Ty Gillespie, 19:00.
20-24 first, Bryce McKay, 17:40; second,
Cito Pellegra, 20:55; third, Coleman Carlisle,
25-29 first, Charlie Dawson, 17:12;
second, Quitman Harrison, 20:49.
30-34 first, Russell Cannistraci, 22:23;
second, Tim Fuller, 25:02; third, Jeff Brewer,
35-39 first, Israel Melandez, 17:17;
second, Glenn Weatherly, 19:15; third, H.F.
40-44 first, Whitten Ortega, 18:50;
second, L.D. Williams, 19:43; third, Lynn
45-49 first, Harry Camp, 18:52; second,
Adam Gussow, 20:16; third, Ken Guffey, 23:40.
50-54 first, David Banner, 20:27; second,
Glen Munson, 21:09; third, Phil Troskey, 22:05.
55-59 first, John Joyner, 23:55; second,
Jimmy Brown, 24:24; third, John Kendall, 27:18.
60-64 first, Vic Thayer, 22:29.
65-69 first, Andy Grass, 24:03; second,
Jim Briske, 28:22.
70 plus first, Murray Collum, 32:54;
second, Ivy Evans, 35:50.
first, Randy Horton; second, Curtis Greer.
Female first, Susie Motl, 18:09; second,
Lydia Gibson, 20:07; third, Rachelle Graham,
Nicki Hutchens, 24:58.
Rachel Ragan, 25:51.
9 and under first, Shelby Hangey, 52:11;
second, Abby Sanders, 52:15.
10-14 first, Rhagen Hopper, 21:42; second,
Danielle Hogue, 21:43.
15-19 first, Tuesdae Rowland, 24:02;
second, Kelley Morton, 27:26; third, Kristi
20-24 first, Amy Smith, 22:28.
25-29 first, April Pomeroy, 23:19; second,
Amanda McNeely, 29:22; third, Kelly Brewer,
30-34 first, Ashley Spriggs, 21:33;
second, Michelle Campbell, 42:24; third, Sandy
35-39 first, Donna Olita, 24:09; second,
Charlotte Marshall, 25:09; third, Kim Findley,
40-44 first, Laurie Moss, 29:48; second,
Mary Williams, 39:07.
45-49 first, Willie Sue Miller, 29:36;
second, LeNiece Bell, 31:26; third, Patty
50-54 first, Susan Fechner, 26:31; second,
Eileen Bailey, 32:29; third, Sandra Ford, 33:38.
55-59 first, Carolyn Kupperman, 32:07;
second, Linda Gray, 32:49; third, Sylvia Brown,
60-64 first, Sue Burcham, 28:43.
65-69 first, Betty Fitch, 44:19.
first, Ann Kimberlin; second, Yvette
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