Our young stars continue to burn up the roads as Kendall Townsley (Cave City rising sophomore) and Jillian Jones (Batesville rising freshman) earned Firecrackers with Top 50 finishes at Little Rock's Fleet Feet Firecracker Fast 5K on July 4. Kendall was seventh overall in 16:56, and Jillian was 23rd female, first in 11-14, in 21:39. Jillian was just ahead of Betsy Tucker, first 60-64, in 21:43. Crystal Cossey was second female 40-44 in 23:14 and Shannon Box was third male 40-44 in 18:55. Kendall and Jillian hit it again soon after, taking top spots in the first John Carroll Memorial 5K Run/Walk at West Baptist Church on the Sprint for Seniors course. Jillian is just getting used to the 5K distance as she awaits the start of her last junior high season, where she will race 1.5-2 miles until moving up for senior high championships. She traveled to Burns Park in North Little Rock for the July 23 River City Ministry 5K, finishing 20th overall, sixth female, in 21:46.
Upcoming events for your running fix:
Aug. 6 White River 4-Mile Classic (check Facebook for course familiarity runs)
Aug. 13 Bethany Project Melon Dash 5k
Aug. 16 is our next monthly meeting at the Citizens Bank Annex at 7 pm. Usual group run at 6 pm.
Aug. 20 is the third "Meet the Teams" fun run/breakfast picnic with area cross country teams, meeting at 7:30 at Southside High's football stadium.
Join the Club
Not a member? Have a running buddy or wannabe who's not yet a member? Spread the word and click one of the registration links above left to join the fun as we continue to promote running and fitness throughout our community! Register online or mail membership and other printable forms to: White River Roadrunners, 1235 Punch Lane, Batesville, AR 72501. We have club T-shirts available free to our members in men's, women's and youth sizes, so join today and pick up a tech shirt to run in the best Roadrunner style!
2016 OFFICERS: Rebecca Patterson, President; Genafer Foree, President-elect; Bruce Oakley, Secretary; and Donna Johnson, Treasurer.
|2015: Suzy Oakley||2014: Bruce Oakley||2013: Dwayne Dickey||2012: Davy Insell|
|2011: Jennifer Liles-Dorris||2010: Andy Buschmann||2009: Robert Barber||2008: Joe Pool|
|2007: Sandy Pool||2006: Ken McSpadden||2005: Rita Cooke||2004: Kay Hermansen-Pool|
|2003: Ken McSpadden||2002: Sam Cooke||2001: Joe Pool|