Dudly breaks 30 year old course record
Published 1:47 pm Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Tiffany Ann Dudly has broken a decades old Run for the Roses record, finishing the race three seconds faster than the previous record holder with a time of 18:15. Dudly is from Starkville and said she decided she wanted to do a run in the southern portion of the state so she searched the internet and found Prentiss’ Run for the Roses.
Dudly received $500 cash for breaking the record and another $100 for being the first female across the finish line.
Brent Watson was the first runner to cross the finish line with a time of 17:50.
Collin Johnson of Terry, with a time of 18:30 and Angel Overstreet of Magee with a time of 20:41 were the Masters winners.
Grand Masters winners of this year’s race were Mark Lipking with a time of 21:35, and Chantay Steen of Florence, with a time of 24:26.
The fastest Jefferson Davis County male runner was T.J. Davis with a time of 22:52. Pam Johnson was the fastest Jefferson Davis County female runner with a time of 26:18.
The oldest participant was Curt McRaney of Lone Star, age 80.
Prentiss Christian School received the award for most registered participants of all the local schools.
The first 5K walker to cross the finish line was Larry Robinson with a time of 28:55. Not far behind was the best female walker, Barbara Duplichain with a time of 29:58.
Masters 5K walk winners were Jennifer Henderson and Richard Hanegan. Grand Masters 5K Walk winners were Elizabeth Joyner and Bill Seabergh.
The 5K walk team winner was the Dynamite Racewalkers.
Sixteen-year-old Tracy Easterling was the fastest one mile runner turning in a time of 5:48. Kelsey Bryant was the fastest female one mile runner with a time of 7:49.
A 1/4 mile preschool run for children six years of age and younger was the final race of the day.
There were over 320 total participants in the 5K and one mile races with racers registered from Kansas, Tennessee, Georgia, Louisiana and Florida, in addition to the Magnolia State. Approximately 18 preschoolers participated in the fun run.
Find the full Run results on pages 8 & 12.