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Student Wins Southern 6 Trail Race 

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Lori Futcher 

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2/26/2009 

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Whether it was because he runs daily on Southern Adventist University’s Biology Trail or because he trained hard over the summer, junior nursing major David Macias swept past 129 other racers to take home first place in the first-ever Southern 6 trail race along the university’s biology trail, which benefitted Southern’s outdoor leadership program.

The Southern 6 kicked off this year’s Rock/Creek Trail Series as the only new race to join the series and the first-ever series race to be held on a Sunday. Though some, like David, were familiar with the trail, many racers had never been on Southern’s campus, let alone seen the Biology Trail. Racers agreed that the trail, which can be quite steep in places, was harder than they expected.

Those who placed in the 6k event are as follows.

Overall Male
1st: David Macias (27 minutes, 25 seconds)
2nd: Geno Phillips (27 minutes, 28 seconds)
3rd: Jimmy Swansbrough (28 minutes, 36 seconds)

Overall Female
1st: Johanna Gartman (32 minutes, 54 seconds)
2nd: Jan Gautier (33 minutes, 6 seconds)
3rd: Whitney Medlen (32 minutes, 42 seconds)

Male Masters (over 40)
1st: Sheridan Ames (30 minutes, 53 seconds)
2nd: Robert Davis (31 minutes, 12 seconds)
3rd: Randy Whorton (34 minutes, 38 seconds)

Female Masters (over 40)
1st: Kris Whorton (36 minutes, 51 seconds)
2nd: Brenda Simril (37 minutes, 34 seconds)
3rd: Wendy Hourson (41 minutes, 32 seconds)

Under 18 Male
1st: Tyler Richard (31 minutes, 33 seconds)
2nd: Seth Ruhling (32 minutes, 28 seconds)
3rd: Michael Zeiser (33 minutes, 44 seconds)

Under 18 Female
1st: Sarah Gartman (37 minutes, 57 seconds)
2nd: Hahna McGrath (41 minutes, 30 seconds)
3rd: Hannah Smith (42 minutes, 13 seconds)

After the winners received their trophies (mugs crafted by local artist and alum Loren Howard), Mark McKnight of Rock/Creek encouraged racers by reminding them that, “everybody who won first place just set a course record.”


 

 

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Student Wins Southern 6 Trail Race
by Lori Futcher
February 26, 2009

Whether it was because he runs daily on Southern Adventist University’s Biology Trail or because he trained hard over the summer, junior nursing major David Macias swept past 129 other racers to take home first place in the first-ever Southern 6 trail race along the university’s biology trail, which benefitted Southern’s outdoor leadership program.

The Southern 6 kicked off this year’s Rock/Creek Trail Series as the only new race to join the series and the first-ever series race to be held on a Sunday. Though some, like David, were familiar with the trail, many racers had never been on Southern’s campus, let alone seen the Biology Trail. Racers agreed that the trail, which can be quite steep in places, was harder than they expected.

Those who placed in the 6k event are as follows.

Overall Male
1st: David Macias (27 minutes, 25 seconds)
2nd: Geno Phillips (27 minutes, 28 seconds)
3rd: Jimmy Swansbrough (28 minutes, 36 seconds)

Overall Female
1st: Johanna Gartman (32 minutes, 54 seconds)
2nd: Jan Gautier (33 minutes, 6 seconds)
3rd: Whitney Medlen (32 minutes, 42 seconds)

Male Masters (over 40)
1st: Sheridan Ames (30 minutes, 53 seconds)
2nd: Robert Davis (31 minutes, 12 seconds)
3rd: Randy Whorton (34 minutes, 38 seconds)

Female Masters (over 40)
1st: Kris Whorton (36 minutes, 51 seconds)
2nd: Brenda Simril (37 minutes, 34 seconds)
3rd: Wendy Hourson (41 minutes, 32 seconds)

Under 18 Male
1st: Tyler Richard (31 minutes, 33 seconds)
2nd: Seth Ruhling (32 minutes, 28 seconds)
3rd: Michael Zeiser (33 minutes, 44 seconds)

Under 18 Female
1st: Sarah Gartman (37 minutes, 57 seconds)
2nd: Hahna McGrath (41 minutes, 30 seconds)
3rd: Hannah Smith (42 minutes, 13 seconds)

After the winners received their trophies (mugs crafted by local artist and alum Loren Howard), Mark McKnight of Rock/Creek encouraged racers by reminding them that, “everybody who won first place just set a course record.”


 

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