Saturday, July 17, 2010

Race #96 – Athletic Quilt Street Light 5k – Morganton, NC — 07/17/10


As we all know, there are NO TIME OUTS in running, so before I lose track of where I’ve been and where I’m going, I’ll continue on my merry way, so please forgive my indiscretion if I seemed to lose my train of thought for a day or two.
Actually, things are starting to get interesting for the first time in a while. After almost two years of pain-free running over which time I’ve never missed a race because of injury, it’s looking like Race #97 won’t happen as scheduled, but I’ll talk about that in a later post.
Morganton’s Athletic Quilt Street Light 5k is a race I had heard quite a few people talk about as one of their favorites. I’m not a huge fan of the nighttime races since I don’t like running in the dark and it seems to mess up my running schedule, but this looked like our best option for the week and except for it being a rainy night in Morganton it turned out to be an enjoyable experience. Linda and I both finished in 1st place in our age groups and I won $50 in cash in a drawing after the awards. That’s something this race does that makes it stand out from other races. Each year part of the money taken in for the race is given back to the runners. To encourage people to hang around for the awards, the drawing is held after the awards are given out. I’m not sure if it changes from year to year, but this time around they drew six names who each received $50 in cash and also picked two winners who won $100 each, giving back to the runners a total of $500. Great idea, and it attracted more than 400 runners to this small Burke County town.
A couple days before the race I had to cut one of my training runs short because of a nagging knee pain that was developing, but during the race I felt fine, at least as far as my knee was concerned. My time was 21:48, which is maybe 15-30 seconds slower than I have been running lately, but I won my age group and the trophies were really great! My good buddy Michele Hoheiser, that speedy and loquacious Lolita from Long Island, surprised me by finishing just 1 second behind me and finished as 3rd female overall. I have a feeling that next time I’ll be chasing her. The overall top 3 as well as the Masters winners received really nice plaques instead of trophies.
With the race beginning at 9:30 at night and about 75 miles from home, I ended up getting in bed at 2 o’clock in the morning, knowing that I had to get up and meet a couple of friends to run an 18-mile long run at 6:30 on Sunday morning. I didn’t have any problem making it to the Sunday morning run, but a few miles into the run the knee pain that had bothered me a few days earlier came back and over about the next 5 miles I would be in pain for a while then it would get better, then it would happen again. At about 11 miles I had had enough and had to call Linda to come pick me up. As I write this it’s Thursday evening and I’ve already made the decision not to run a race this weekend, and it will be the first time I’ve missed a race because of an injury. Hopefully it will just be a temporary setback and I can get back on the road in the next week or so.
Click Here for Race Results (Partial list of age group winners only. If you know where a link can be found with full results please let me know.)
Race Rating:
1 – 1-10 Website (Information, results, registration, photo links, etc.)
8 – 1-10 Awards (Quality of medals, trophies, etc.) (1 to 10)
8 – 1-10 Awards Presentation (PA system, winning times, etc.) (1 to 10)
3 – 1-10 Food for Race Participants (1 to 10)
7 – 1-10 T-Shirts (1 to 10 with 5 being average)
4 – 4/6 Part of Race Series (Grand Prix, etc.) (6=Yes and 4=No)
0 – 0/5 Professional Photography (5=Yes and 0=No)
4 – 4/6 Chip Timing (6=Yes and 4=No)
7 – 3/7 Certified Course (by USA Track & Field) (7=Yes and 3=No)
8 – 1-10 Course (1 to 10 with 5 being average)
9 – 1-10 Parking (1 to 10 with 5 being average)
5 – 1-10 Entertainment (1 to 10 with 5 being average)
10 – 0-10 Age Groups (10 if 5-year groups; 0 if 10-year groups)
0 – 0/5 Indoor Shelter from Elements (0 if none; 5 if provided)
5 – 1-10 Bathroom Facilities
10 – 0-10 Other (Gave $500 back to runners in drawing — I won $50)
TOTAL – 89
The race director, Robert Murray, sent me the following information including full results and age group winners a week or so after the race…
Light rain and somewhat cooler temperatures greeted a record number of runners at the 16th annual Athletic Quilt Streetlight 5K last Friday in Morganton.
The twilight race drew 393 registered runners with 373 finishers.
Matthew Elliott of Green Sea, S.C., led one of the most competitive fields in years across the line in a blistering 15 minutes, 38 seconds. Close behind Elliott was 20-year-old Justin Gragg of Lenoir (15:47).
Former Freedom High and UNC Charlotte standout Josh Baker rounded back into shape with a third-place overall finish and a time of 15:51.
Another former Freedom High runner led the ladies across the finish. Erin McKee, who now resides in Durham, destroyed the field by almost two minutes, with a time of 19:39 in the 3.1 mile race.
Melissa Darling of Granite Falls (21:34) and Michelle Hoheiser of Lincolnton (21:49) placed second and third respectively in the women’s race.
The masters division, consisting of participants age 40 and over, was won by Jeff Larson. The Connelly Springs resident ran a speedy 17:46 to win the group by nearly one minute.
George Patterson of Kings Mountain (18.44) and Bob Heck of Charlotte (19:01) went second and third.
Angi Hendley of Marion (22:34) slipped past Morganton’s Donna Thackwray (22:55) to win the female masters.
Adam Freudenthal of Spartanburg, S.C., ran a time of 15:58 to break the previous record in the 19-24 age male group.
The race also saw its first ever contestant over 80, as Dawson Hunter of Black Mountain finished with a time of 40:00 at age 81.
16th annual Athletic Quilt Streetlight 5K
Friday, July 16, 2010
Morganton, NC
Male overall
Matthew Elliott 15:38
Justin Gragg 15:47
Josh Baker 15:51
Male masters
Jeff Carson 17:46
George Patterson 18:44
Robert Heck 19:01
Male 11 and under
Kaleb McKinney 22.30
Seth Warren 24:59
Caleb Lutjens 26:14
Male 12-14
Luke Lowry 19:53
Eric Gilbert 20:15
Ben Pleasant 20:22
Male 15-18
Travis Franklin 16:51
Alex Griggs 17:17
Zach Millsaps 17:27
Male 19-24
Adam Freudenthal 15:58
Matt Trivette 16:16
Zack McKee 16:40
Male 25-29
Alejandro Arreola 16:54
Jonathan Dameron 17:39
Michael Settlemyre 19:28
Male 30-34
Jonathan Thacker 17:52
Joe Cornwell 18:36
Derek Reinhardt 18:56
Male 35-39
Mike Lawson 17:34
Bryan Jones 21:35
Dan Briggs 21:59
Male 40-44
Jerry Custo 19:32
Scott Mosteller 21:01
Allen Alfare 21:07
Male 45-49
Richard Lilly 19:40
Richard Vance 21:09
Tim Summers 21:39
Male 50-54
Charles Thomas 20:22
Stanly Stewart 21:17
Gary Moore 22:52
Male 55-59
Richard Hefner 21:48
Daryl Simpson 22:17
Fred Carpenter 24:03
Male 60-64
Chuck Bayles 20:48
Bubba Anthony 21:10
Jerry Sofley 22:27
Male 65-69
Bill Fitch 22:15
Will Cooper 31:07
Male 70 and over
Harold Blankenship 27:25
Lester Copeland 27:44
David Whitaker 34:19
Female overall
Erin McKee 19:39
Melissa Darling 21:34
Michelle Hoheiser 21:49
Female masters
Angi Hendley 22:34
Donna Thackwray 22:55
Angie Burn 24:33
Female 11 and under
Chloe Fountain 29:12
Lanie Bumgarner 34:45
Tyler Johncock 35:02
Female 12-14
Allie Castro 22:45
Morgan Ellis 22:53
Neely Hallman 23:08
Female 15-19
Kady Braswell 22:35
Courtney Hull 22:37
Sarah Lowry 23:31
Female 19-24
Jessie Morrison 23:23
Hannah Simpson 25:28
Laura Kisselberg 27:57
Female 25-29
Ingrid Anthony 25:32
Emily Rhoney 28:09
Sara Smith 30:16
Female 30-34
Mitzi Triplett 22:50
Stacy McKinney 25:13
Kate Harrington 25:58
Female 35-39 
Kim Oates 23:32
Jennifer Martin 26:12
Dawn Hershenson 26:18
Female 40-44
Shirley Yancey 26:00
Kelle Huffman 26:51
Shannon Burel 27:23
Female 45-49
Sherry Morrison 25:01
Elizabeth Parson 25:42
Stephanie Hammett 29:27
Female 50-54
Kathy Smith 25:18
Bubbi Siefert 25:34
Pam Jolley 27:55
Female 55-59
Linda Hefner 34:51
Anne Teague 40:46
Female 60-64
Joyce Pharr 29:13
Kinda Beane 38:37
Overall Results
1 Matthew Elliott 15.38
2 Justin Gragg 15.47
3 Josh Baker 15.51
4 Adam Freudenthal 15.58
5 Matt Trivette 16.16
6 Zack McKee 16.4
7 Travis Franklin 16.51
8 Alejandro Arreala 16.54
9 Alex Griggs 17.17
10 Zach Millsaps 17.27
11 Noah Green 17.31
12 Mike Lansen 17.34
13 Jonathan Dameron17.39
14 Jeffrey Carson 17.46
15 Benjamin Lowry 17.49
16 Jonathan Thacker 17.52
17 Landon Minton 17.53
18 Jonathan Sharp 18.03
19 Jake Warren 18.06
20 Hunter Townsend 18.32
21 Cameron Witherspoon 18.34
22 Joe Cornwell 18.36
23 German Perez 18.39
24 George Patterson 18.44
25 Derek Reinhardt 18.56
26 Zeb King 18.59
27 Jonathan Williams 18.59
28 Robert Heck 19.01
29 Richard Bilhorn 19.04
30 Mike Darling 19.07
31 McClain Stoneburner 19.10
32 Joshua Mosteller 19.19
33 Dwight Winters 19.22
34 Justin Boyd 19.23
35 Michael Settlemyre 19.28
36 Jerry Castro 19.32
37 Erin McKee 19.39
38 Richard Lilly 19.40
39 Colin Burton 19.50
40 Luke Lowry 19.53
41 Justin Kuhn 19.56
42 Ben Godfrey 20.03
43 Kevin Holder 20.03
44 Galen Keene 20.04
45 Nathan Thacker 20.05
46 Zachary Arensman 20.10
47 Travis Byers 20.11
48 Eric Gilbert 20.25
49 Anthony Felkins 20.20
50 Charles Thomas 20.22
51 Ben Pleasant 20.22
52 Bo Rutkowski 20.24
53 Zachary Wesson 20.28
54 Zachary Shuping 20.29
55 Austin Winters 20.30
56 Brian Rider 20.30
57 Robert Lyday 20.40
58 Chuck Bayles 20.43
59 Brett Hilton 21.01
60 John-Elam Foust 21.01
61 Scott Mosteller 21.02
62 Jake Ford 21.03
63 Allen Alfaro 21.07
64 Richard Vance 21.09
65 Bubba Anthony 21.10
66 Trenton Burnette 21.15
67 Stanly Stewart 21.17
68 Jeff Kenst 21.20
69 Melissa Darling 21.34
70 Bryan Jones 21.35
71 Tim Summers 21.39
72 Kasey Hernandez 21.40
73 Richard Hefner 21.48
74 Matthew Lowry 21.49
75 Michele Hoheiser 21.49
76 Scot Hayward 21.52
77 San Briggs 21.59
78 McCartney Barrier 22.07
79 Matt Bradshaw 22.09
80 Mark Stinson 22.10
81 Grant Barnette 22.12
82 Bill Fitch 22.15
83 Daryl Simpson 22.17
84 Josh Folan 22.18
85 Byron Wesson 22.20
86 Jerry Sofley 22.27
87 Jessie Supernor 22.29
88 Kaleb McKinney 22.30
89 Tres McNeil 22.31
90 Angi Hendley 22.34
91 Kady Braswell 22.35
92 Courtney Hall 22.37
93 Dylan Dessecker 22.43
94 Allie Castro 22.45
95 Mitzi Triplett 22.50
96 Gary Moore 22.52
97 Morgan Ellis 22.53
98 Donna Thackwray 22.58
99 Drake Johncock 22.59
100 Austin Jones 23.00
101 Tyler Henry 23.00
102 Neely Hallman 23.08
103 David Mitchell 23.17
104 Graham Fleming 23.22
105 Jessie Morrison 23.23
106 Stephen Horan 23.23
107 Lee Johnson 23.3
108 Sarah Lowry 23.3
109 Kim Oates 23.32
110 Ashton Creech 23.32
111 Chris Lineberger 23.25
112 Joseph Pless 23.39
113 Kaleb Feeback 23.4
114 Tom Perry 23.52
115 Hannah Arensman 23.52
116 Ian Troutman 23.53
117 William Matthew McNeill 23.54
118 Frank Cooper 23.57
119 Dave Erchman 24.02
120 Fred Carpenter 24.03
121 Luke Shely 24.04
122 Collin Foster 24.05
123 Brenneman Thompson 24.06
124 Logan Ruppard 24.06
125 Grayson Barnette 24.07
126 Hannah Bolick 24.08
127 Cody Burel 24.12
128 Bruce Caldwell 24.13
129 Taylor Whisenant 24.14
130 Andrew Call 24.14
131 Amelia Bruce 24.15
132 Colt Chester 24.19
133 Grant Medlock 24.2
134 Mike Wilson 24.25
135 Ben Lineberger 24.27
136 Lee Starnes 24.28
137 Gabe Ellis 24.28
138 Angie Burn 24.33
139 Bradley Baldwin 24.34
140 Brooke Anderson 24.36
141 Zane Millsaps 24.43
142 Jason White 24.44
143 William McNeill 24.44
144 John Zimmerman 24.46
145 Rodney Sprinkle 24.47
146 Ty Stephenson 24.53
147 Michael Flicker 24.55
148 Garret Linquist 24.56
149 Mark Brooks 24.56
150 Seth Warren 24.59
151 Sherry Morrison 25.01
152 Keith Ruppard 25.03
153 Joe Hord 25.06
154 Daniel Gardner 25.08
155 John Gibbs 25.1
156 SR Evans 25.11
157 Adam Lineberger 25.12
158 Stacy McKinney 25.13
159 Brittany Porter 25.14
160 Phillip Gardner 25.14
161 Kathy Smith 25.18
162 James Wachsmuth 25.19
163 CJ McPherson 25.24
164 Alexis Mitchell 25.27
165 Hannah Simpson 25.28
166 Ingrid Anthony 25.32
167 Bobby Siefert 25.34
168 Michael Bingham 25.41
169 Elizabeth Parson 25.42
170 EllenSchilkowsky 25.43
171 Gary Coonse 25.44
172 Rodney Poston 25.57
173 Kate Harrington 25.58
174 Shirley Yancey 26
175 Charles Hall 26.09
176 Joshua Lowry 26.11
177 Jennifer Martin 26.12
178 Jason Ekkus 26.13
179 Caleb Lutjens 26.14
180 Michael Gonzalez 26.17
181 Dawn Hershenson 26.18
182 Monte Cable 26.18
183 Logan Winstead 26.19
184 Couby Stilwell 26.22
185 Junior Lain 26.22
186 Steve White 26.25
187 Mike White 26.26
188 Scott Whitmire 26.29
189 Richard McNeil 26.3
190 Steven Hice 26.37
191 Stan Winstead 26.46
192 Kelle Huffman 26.51
193 Tyler Turner 26.53
194 Steve Corder 26.53
195 Cassidy Mull 27.02
196 Dave Johnson 27.07
197 Mary Jessamine Michaels 27.09
198 Paul Haarala 27.09
199 Trevor Propst 27.1
200 Davis Biggerstaff 37.15
201 Lacey Warren 27.16
202 Tanner Melton 27.17
203 Will Copeland 27.17
204 Thomas Townsend 27.29
205 Zachary White 27.2
206 Caleb Craig 27.22
207 ShannonBurel 27.23
208 Harold Blankenship 27.25
209 Robin Bowen 27.3
210 David Lowry 27.32
211 Deana Barrier 27.32
212 Shane Hamby 27.34
213 Emily Harris 27.35
214 Steve Connor 27.35
215 Jon White 27.37
216 Ray Burnette 27.38
217 Jason Peidl 27.4
218 Lester Copeland 27.44
219 Pam Jolley 27.55
220 Johnathon Kersey 27.55
221 Nicole Brittain 27.56
222 Bailey Ragle 27.56
223 Sheri Dale 27.57
224 Laura Kisselburg 27.57
225 Madison Smith 27.58
226 Jacob Pratt 27.59
227 Neil Farris 28.02
228 Emily Rhoney 28.04
229 Hannah Corde 28.1
230 Kathy Robb-Williams 28.12
231 Scott Dagenhardt 28.19
232 Brian Rhoney 28.2
233 Jeff Hilton 28.32
234 Joshua Coates 28.42
235 Henry Warlick 28.47
236 Anna Ollis 28.52
237 Tony Daugherty 28.55
238 Unknown Runner 28.56
239 Donna Cope 29.09
240 Tracy Cooper 29.1
241 Wade Brittain 29.11
242 Andrew Robinson 29.12
243 Chloe Fountain 29.12
244 Joyce Pharr 29.13
245 Ellen Fountain 29.15
246 Ryan Farris 29.16
247 Caleb Hart 29.17
248 Cameron Connor 29.19
249 Stephanie Hammett 29.27
250 Karen Connor 29.31
251 Lisa Heller 29.33
252 Sydney Tomblin 29.33
253 Lisa Warren 29.36
254 Mason Streppa 29.38
255 Melissa Streppa 29.44
256 Mike Carpenter 29.45
257 Amy Evans 29.5
258 Amber Queen 29.5
259 Ernest Mitchell 29.52
260 William Pleasant 29.54
261 William Mitchell 29.54
262 Lori Whitmire 29.56
263 Jamie Minton 29.57
264 Wayne Burns 30.01
265 Chad Bolick 30.01
266 Donna Burns 30.02
267 Dawn Barnette 30.07
268 Kirsten Blanton 30.08
269 Sara Smith 30.16
270 Keith Clontz 30.18
271 Sara Poovey 30.19
272 Brooke Wilson 30.19
273 Michael Cope 30.21
274 Laura Wesson 30.38
275 Susan Bumgarner 30.43
276 Steve Bumgarner 30.47
277 Stephen Lyday 30.47
278 Amanda Berry 30.54
279 Christy Fleming 31.01
280 Bobbie Hilton 31.02
281 Will Cooper 31.07
282 Jennifer Lyday 31.11
283 Kerri Whitener 31.17
284 Madelyn Cockrell 31.18
285 April Hirons 31.2
286 Ashleigh Cox 31.21
287 Eleni Zenteno 31.25
288 Angela Myers 31.25
289 Margaret Ward 31.24
290 Amanda Bowen 31.27
291 Jessica Minton-Coble 31.32
292 Taylor Rios 31.34
293 Jamie Linquist 31.42
294 Sherri Russell 31.52
295 Arielle Lancaster 32.04
296 Ben Lancaster 32.12
297 Mary Simpson 32.14
298 Vicki Bradshaw 32.14
299 Stormi Bingham 32.23
300 Amanda Powell 32.39
301 Michael McBride 32.29
302 Roxanne Stiles 32.34
303 Joseph Martin 32.35
304 Chester Ragland 32.38
305 Angela Proffit 32.55
306 Bobbi Williamson 33.02
307 Rebecca Winkler 33.05
308 Alex Brown 33.08
309 Nick Cunningham 33.09
310 33.11
311 Kati Lockhart 33.13
312 33.16
313 Lonnie Porter 33.17
314 Tabetha Faught 33.34
315 Dana Ledbetter 33.4
316 Anne Gonzalez 33.42
317 Alex Pleasant 34.03
318 Shannon Pleasant 34.08
319 Brandi Bumgarner 34.09
320 David Whitaker 34.19
321 David Lowman 34.26
322 Melissa Bowman 34.27
323 Diana Caldwell 34.27
324 Kelsey Turnmire 34.28
325 Casey Caldwell 34.45
326 Lanie Bumgarner 34.48
327 Linda Hefner 34.51
328 Tyler Johncock 35.02
329 Reba Martin 35.03
330 Sydney Clawson 35.11
331 Jason Ledbetter 35.11
332 Mike Rutkowski 35.37
333 Tatum Rutkowski 35.54
334 Sydney Lockhart 35.54
335 Rick Moore 35.55
336 James Hart 35.57
337 36.1
338 Deanna Rios 36.2
339 Walter Pharr 36.37
340 Jerry White 37.08
341 Annette Ramsey 37.32
342 Luke Fountain 37.55
343 Robin Lail 38.03
344 Tracy Stilwell 38.21
345 Angela Porch 38.22
346 Hal Hershenson 38.24
347 Micah Hershenson 38.24
348 Danny Seagle 38.24
349 Loinda Beane 38.37
350 Kade Clawson 38.41
351 Shawn Beane 38.42
352 Shannon Horan 38.42
353 Ashley Hart 39.04
354 Ginger Biggerstaff 39.04
355 Pam Plemons 39.04
356 Juliet Horan 39.06
357 Don McMahill 30.09
358 Lisa Goersch 39.12
359 Susan Bruce 38.36
360 Shirley Hilton 39.44
361 Kelly Sizemore 39.59
362 Dawson Hunter 40
363 Anne Teague 40.46
364 Sydnor Thompson 41.51
365 Lucy Lutjens 42.09
366 Chuck Hensley 43.24
367 Jerry Neill 43.24
368 Caroline Foster 45.4
369 Corey Martin 45.52
370 Christian Ragle 46.02
371 Heidi Minton 46.3
372 Agnes Dillingham 46.32