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Beckett, Ruggles top winners at RBTR

Trey Beckett of Milton, W.Va., runs along the road beside the Ohio River on his way to winning the Run By The River 5K race on Saturday. (The Ironton Tribune / Courtesy of Tim Gearhart)

By TIM GEARHART

For The Tribune

 

RUSSELL, Ky. — It was a last minute decision to enter, but it was a good one for a 20-year-old Shawnee State University junior, who collected her third trophy Saturday as a winner of the East Greenup Kiwanis Run By The River.

The 35th annual 5K and 10K road races attracted 282 runners, plus a half-dozen babies in strollers and another half-dozen or so canines, who took their humans on a 5K run.

Trey Beckett, 21, of Milton, W.Va., took the top trophy in the 5K men’s division, while Sarah Ruggles of Franklin Furnace took possession of her third Run By The River trophy in the women’s 5K.

“It was a last minute decision to run in the race,” Ruggles said. “I’ve run for Shawnee in the past, but running is now my hobby. This is a really fun race and you get to see a lot of people you know,” she said.

Ruggles notched victories two years in a row in 2007 and 2008, at the ages of 15 and 16. She won the 5K race in 2007 and the 10K in 2008 with times of 20:44 and 44:34 respectively. This year she clocked a time of 20:09.

“I’m pretty happy with my times,” the chemistry major said. She plans to pursue a career in pharmacy.

Beckett said he has been preparing for Run By The River for some time, increasing his running regiment from 30 to 40 miles a week. He was shooting for a time in the high 36s or low 37s and hit it right on the mark Saturday at 37:15.

An engineer by trade, Beckett is the health, safety and environmental officer for Alcon of Huntington.

“Kiwanis does a great job putting on this race,” he said, “and the proceeds go to help primarily children.”

He also noted the race being in its 35th year is a tribute to the organization for keeping it going and growing for so long. “Not many races continue that many years,” he said.

Blake Burchell, 46, of Huntington, said preparation was the key to his victory in the 10K men’s race, while Greenup, Ky.’s Katie Coldiron, 18, took honors among the women competing in the 10K.

The final tally showed 164 completed the 5K, 87 the 10K and 16 the 5K walk.

Money raised by the event is used for scholarships for Kiwanis-sponsored Key Clubs at Russell, Raceland-Worthington and Greenup high schools, donations to the family resource centers at the 3 schools, food baskets at Thanksgiving, the Russell FOP shop with a cop program, the Flatwoods library’s summer reading program and other similar programs to help children.

 

Place Name Time

1 Trey Beckett 16:30

2 Joshua Riley 18:27

3 Cory Howard 18:35

4 Chuck Cantrell 19:31

5 Sarah Ruggles 20:09

6 Charlie Akers 20:18

7 Randall Watts 20:24

8 Scottie Holley 20:34

9 Anthony Fraley 20:40

10 William Wallace 20:42

11 Lanny Fraley 20:43

12 Johnny Clay 21:09

13 David Siders 21:41

14 Richard Carr 21:57

15 Ed Edwards 22:07

16 Don Thornsbury 22:36

17 Elena Knipp 22:43

18 Robbie Holley 22:55

19 Chad Gabbard 22:56

20 Jim Adams 23:01

21 Larry Royster 23:11

22 Greg Ervin 23:23

23 Patty Ruggles 23:25

24 Peyton Cantrell 23:29

25 Haley Boggs 23:38

26 Scott Garvin 23:46

27 Josh Blanton 23:55

28 Carlos Morris 23:55

29 Tyler Virgin 24:01

30 Mary Johnson 24:14

31 Eric Hale 24:18

32 Abby Francis 24:21

33 Curtis Tinker 24:23

34 Lois Alcorn 24:31

35 Traci Vazquez 24:39

36 Jamie Pancake 24:41

37 Mark Gleichauf 24:45

38 Denise Beegan 24:52

39 Cheree Davis 24:54

40 Marcus Bess 24:54

41 Canon Sanders 25:47

42 Joshua Hunt 25:54

43 Bill Varney 25:58

44 Danielle Wesolowski 26:08

45 Mackenzie Summers 26:11

46 Christina Blackburn 26:17

47 Bill Herrold 26:17

48 Frank Schultz 26:24

49 Andrew Brewster 26:26

50 Ron Simpson 26:27

51 Alex Johnson 26:28

52 Sherri Nickel 26:32

53 Larisa Smith 26:39

54 John Townsend 26:48

55 Sam Robinette 26:56

56 Sarah Brake 27:15

57 Hannah Carter 27:19

58 Abby Keeton 27:35

59 Julie Riffe 27:47

60 Dennis Kingsey 27:57

61 Lane Smith 28:05

62 April Melvin 28:08

63 James Barker 28:08

64 Gary Riffe 28:13

65 Betty Neff 28:17

66 Brennon Giles 28:23

67 Barbara Saunders 28:26

68 Pam Smith 28:29

69 Kyle Smith 28:29

70 Maria Wendt 28:35

71 Tony Floyd 28:43

72 Samantha Hartman 28:47

73 Sara Everman 29:12

74 Jane Whitt 29:17

75 Tim Tolliver 29:31

76 Jack Schrader 29:34

77 Leslie Gallion 29:37

78 Debbi Gill 29:42

79 Lisa Fraley 29:46

80 Ashley Meadows 29:47

81 Mandy Griffith 30:04

82 Robert A. Johnson 30:19

83 Leigh Keeton 30:19

84 Michael Gomez 30:21

85 Lynette Speaks 30:32

86 Rob Johnson 30:32

87 Cherie Westfall 30:33

88 Mandi Kline 30:33

89 Vicki Bess 30:35

90 Shawn Booth 30:36

91 Brittany Moore 30:36

92 Howard Franz 30:47

93 Missy Smith 30:47

94 Alex Lindberg 31:02

95 Justine Virgin 31:03

96 Dianna Ross 31:05

97 Megna Bansal 31:19

98 Rob Junk 31:22

99 Larry Neff 31:30

100 Peter Mingus 31:36

101 Bill Van Sickle 31:51

102 Mary Evans 31:52

103 Missy Morris 31:57

104 Lee Evans 31:58

105 Karen Mauro 31:59

106 Bryanne Hamilton 32:17

107 Mike Fyffe 32:43

108 Sandra Lunsford 32:51

109 Kimberly Zambos 33:06

110 Hannah Brewer 33:07

111 Tony Smith 33:17

112 Tracy Johnson 33:28

113 Brittany Newsome 33:39

114 Kacey Stewart 33:46

115 Stefany Howard 33:57

116 Haley Fielding 34:18

117 Josh Fielding 34:20

118 Ronnie E. Cade 34:38

119 Chris Long 34:42

120 Missy Hager 34:49

121 Tiffany Henry 34:52

122 Shannon Mills 35:00

123 Jill Gibson 35:08

124 Dedra Adkins 35:20

125 Sabrina Riley 35:23

126 Ashley Johnson 35:34

127 Sarah Thaller 35:48

128 Melissa Sanders 35:57

129 Ashley Waddell 35:57

130 Alex Stidham 36:02

131 Emily Pancake 36:27

132 Bobbie Jo Newman 36:44

133 Melissa Hall 36:44

134 Jeri Ann Fuller 36:48

135 Lisa Newsome 37:02

136 Liz Ellen Snyder 38:10

137 Marchika Foley 38:26

138 Alana Hamon 38:43

139 Stephen R. Ginsburg 38:46

140 Amanda Rowsey 38:48

141 Jill Stacy 39:01

142 Lena Pancake 39:16

143 Patsy Little 40:05

144 Noah Keeton 40:13

145 Chase Sanders 40:29

146 Travis Sanders 40:29

147 Charles Nolen 40:53

148 Richard S. Cielec 42:02

149 Whitney Dixon 42:35

150 Bill Stake 42:49

151 Susann Venters 43:15

152 Laurel Tinker 43:31

153 Carrie Hunt 43:59

154 Danny M. Bramblett 44:49

155 Breanna Crum 45:00

156 Sue Bentley 45:21

157 Randy Bentley 45:21

158 Caleb Rowsey 45:28

159 Emily Hunt 47:01

160 Lora Rose 47:23

161 Rick Mauro 48:00

162 Becky Thaller 49:31

163 Rob Thaller 51:48

164 Taylor Moore 57:27

 

10K Results

Place Name Time

1 Blake Burchell 37:15

2 Josh Holley 37:54

3 Cameron Sanders 39:13

4 Keith Dills 43:52

5 Katie Coldiron 44:07

6 David Rann 44:19

7 Tim Bailey 44:36

8 Anders Lindberg 44:50

9 Patrick Whitt 45:46

10 Charles Angell 45:56

11 Sarah Whitt 46:24

12 Brian Shope 47:20

13 Sarah Letchford 47:42

14 David Lewis 47:46

15 William Van Deren 48:43

16 Aaron McGuffin 49:17

17 Evan Fleshman 49:18

18 Jessica McGuire 49:34

19 Rob Brewster 49:43

20 Ryan Thompson 49:43

21 Adam Burt 49:45

22 David Maynard 49:54

23 Jeremy Stephenson 50:09

24 Amy Kline 50:34

25 Alicia Zornes 50:35

26 Danny Jackson 51:13

27 Alan Siebel 51:25

28 Doug Romer 51:42

29 Eric Myers 52:02

30 David Gill 52:24

31 Krista Miller 52:25

32 Amanda McMillian 52:31

33 Nicole Burt 53:01

34 Jim Matney 53:07

35 Josh Runyan 53:23

36 Chris Griffith 53:27

37 Dave Caniff 54:02

38 Michael Thompson 54:06

39 Robert Denlinger 54:15

40 Ryan Zornes 54:25

41 Ernie L. Whisman Jr 54:34

42 Brenda Scott 54:46

43 Sharon Welsh 55:42

44 Christy Vaughn 55:56

45 Gina Bush 56:58

46 David Phillips 57:10

47 Tony Coriell 57:23

48 Pam Coriell 57:37

49 Carla Tolliver 57:49

50 Susan Sites 57:55

51 Lora King 58:42

52 Randy Gillum 58:43

53 Andrea Lindberg 58:45

54 Susan Runyon 58:52

55 Valerie Bostwick 59:25

56 Russ Rucker 59:29

57 Viviane Vallance 59:32

58 Jim Fridenmaker 1:00:19

59 Sondra Adki Francis 1:00:54

60 Theresa Kline 1:01:21

61 Samantha Pierce 1:01:50

62 Mark D Austin 1:01:52

63 Brea Lewis 1:02:01

64 Jenni Lawson 1:02:11

65 Sarah Gee 1:02:49

66 Bob Kerr 1:02:52

67 Christy Phillips 1:03:31

68 Connie Byrd 1:04:28

69 Amy Lindley 1:06:20

70 Jennifer Lindley 1:06:20

71 Thomas Edwards 1:07:04

72 Kari Cassity 1:07:19

73 Jennifer Schabuh 1:07:19

74 Theresa Smith 1:07:46

75 Stephanie Heaberlin 1:08:27

76 Stacy Hieronimus 1:09:35

77 Tami Coleman 1:10:50

78 Vicki Wireman 1:10:50

79 Jennifer Simpkins 1:12:21

80 Angela Young 1:12:41

81 Paul Shaff 1:13:21

82 George Ison 1:13:54

83 Alan Osuch 1:14:21

84 Rhonda Dixon 1:14:38

85 Amanda Hoffman 1:15:03

86 Jamie Powers 1:17:42

87 Michelle M. Marcum 1:19:59

 

5K Walk Results

Place Name Time

1 Carlos E. Morris 29:23

2 Glenna Wylie 42:16

3 Jaden Smith 45:33

4 Toni Newsome 46:18

5 Meredith Hull 46:21

6 Clarence Steele 48:42

7 Cheryl Huffman 48:42

8 Cecilia Gaynor 48:45

9 Patrick Gaynor 48:45

10 Jay Wylie 48:47

11 Janet Little 52:39

12 Rose Conley 54:13

13 Sharon Bramblett 54:37

14 Eileen Hassler 58:35

15 Sharon Hassler 58:35

16 Ami Bartee 59:02