Thursday, November 8, 2007
Ferry wins Killer Kudzu
By BARRY BURLESON
About 100 runners participated in the Killer Kudzu Fall Finale October 27 in Holly Springs.
The 5K and 1-mile races were held the Saturday morning of the Kudzu Festival, which made its move downtown this year.
Crossing the finish line first on the challenging Killer Kudzu 5K course was Hugh Ferry of Memphis, Tenn. His time was 17:23. Behind Ferry in the overall standings were Eric Butze, second, 17:39; and Vince Berryman, third, 17:39. Butze and Berryman are also from Memphis.
Top female finisher was Wendy Ragle of Memphis. Her time was 20:34. Two other runners from Memphis were second and third -Leslie Brahm, 22:16; and Jennie Keith, 22:49.
Killer Kudzu 5K Fall Finale
Seventy-six runners finished the beautiful course which runs past antebellum homes and historic sites throughout Holly Springs.
Masters Male - first, Bobby Holley, Corinth, 18:29.
Masters Female - first, Nancy Hall, Leighton, Ala., 27:23.
Grandmaster Male - first, Donald Didonato, Rienzi, 19:32.
Grandmaster Female - first, Pam Robertson, Germantown, Tenn., 27:58.
Male 0-12 - first, Kamron Potter, Town Creek, Ala., 21:13; second, Kole Potter, Town Creek, Ala., 23:41; third, Zachary Martin, Russellville, Ala., 23:44.
Female 0-12 - first, Ann Brown,uscumbia, Ala., 35:42.
Male 13-14 - first, Nathan Hall, Leighton, Ala., 24:03; second, Nic Ellison, Tuscumbia, Ala., 27:13; third, Josh Waddell, Tuscumbia, Ala., 27:20.
Female 13-14 - first, Ashley Reid, Corinth, 33:05; second, Taylor Miller, Tuscumbia, Ala., 43:16.
Male 15-19 - first, Bo Burton, Decatur, Ala., 25:59; second, Hunter Milam, Tuscumbia, Ala., 27:18; third, Patrick Allen, Tuscumbia, Ala., 27:35.
Female 15-19 - first, Katerina Pappas, Oxford, 25:19; second, Megan Hites, Tuscumbia, Ala., 36:38; third, Laura Bennett, Oxford, 41:12.
Male 20-24 - first, Josh Aycock, Tuscumbia, Ala., 23:43.
Female 20-24 - first, Ashton Self, Muscle Shoals, Ala., 35:36; second, Elizabeth Farst, Memphis, 44:31.
Male 25-29 - first, Kirk Richardson, Covington, Tenn., 22:44; second, Stephen Smith, Holly Springs, 26:48; third, Michael Hamilton, Olive Branch, 28:59.
Female 25-29 - first, Trika Smith, Corinth, 27:37; second, Emily Richardson, Covington, Tenn., 28:11.
Male 30-34 - first, Thomas Pearce, Florence, Ala., 19:57; second, Scott Mason, Ashland, 28:05; third, Mike Coskey, Oxford, 30:20.
Female 30-34 - first, Shawn Coskey, Oxford, 28:32.
Male 35-39 - first, Michael Shoup, Michigan City, 25:03.
Female 35-39 - first, Amy Payne, Burlison, Tenn., 29:25.
Male 40-44 - first, Chuck Bible, Memphis, 21:19; second, Bill Calter, Bartlett, Tenn., 22:32; third, Mark Curtis, Tuscumbia, Ala., 25:34.
Female 40-44 - first, LaDonna Hitt, Russellville, Ala., 40:05.
Male 45-49 - first, Ricky Smith, 20:48; second, Mike Gunn, Walnut, 23:59; third, Edward Dewane, Memphis, 24:41.
Female 45-49 - first, Sharon Keen, Ramer, Tenn., 30:57.
Male 50-54 - first, Gerard Buskes, Oxford, 21:27; second, Douglas Farst, Memphis, 21:46; third, Don Smith, Bartlett, Tenn., 24:06.
Female 50-54 - first, Ann Farst, Memphis, Tenn., 44:31; second, Maureen Prester Henry, Spring Hill, Tenn., 44:41; third, Faith Jackson, Memphis, Tenn., 44:51.
Male 55-59 - first, Jim Beavers, Waynesboro, Tenn., 28:53; second, William Jackson, Memphis, Tenn., 29:16; third, Les Nolen, Memphis, Tenn., 30:23.
Male 60-64 - first, Robert Dinkelspiel, Memphis, Tenn., 24:18.
Female 60-64 - first, Barbara Colton, Memphis, Tenn., 34:05; second, Pam Lee, Memphis, Tenn., 35:08.
Male 65-69 - first, Marshall Jones, Hernando, 22:39.
Female 70 and Over - first, Janice Keen, Ramer, Tenn., 45:55.
Killer Kudzu 1 Mile Fall Finale
Thirty runners finished.
First, Kamron Potter, Town Creek, Ala., 5:51; second, Josh Waddell, Tuscumbia, Ala., 6:11; third, Michael Granville, Tuscumbia, Ala., 6:16.
The Killer Kudzu Fall Finale, coordinated by Scott Beggs with American Pacific, benefits the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
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