Saturday, October 25, 2008

Brush Creek results

The Brush Creek Pumpkin Run is a 6-miler (not a 10K) that takes place in rural Lauderdale County (Killen) each October. It's a wee bit challenging with a couple of long, slow hills.
The overall winner in this year's race (Saturday, Oct. 25) was Athens' own Andy Davidson, 18, who finished in 35:56.
In fact, Limestone County made quite a showing with the following finishers:

Andy Davidson, 18, Athens, 35:56, First Overall
Lucas Bullington, 17, Athens, 49:37
Barry Pugh, 40, Elkmont, 45:29, First in Age Group
Mark Swanner, 40, Athens, 46:40, Second in Age Group
Glen King, 47, Athens, 43:46, First in Age Group
Tom Davidson, 53, Athens, 47:54, Second in Age Group

Results are listed here, at

Limestone finishers in the One-Mile Fun Run were:

Lucas Bullington, 17, Athens, 7:28
Maggie Bullington, 15, Athens, 9:53
Isaac Bullington, 12, Athens, 10:30
Martha Bullington 10, Athens, 11:11
Steve Moss, 56, Athens, 12:57
Brooklyn Swanner, 3, Athens, 13:24

Friday, October 24, 2008

And the winner is...

Click here for an update on the Nike Women's Marathon Winner fiasco...
Nike declared the fastest finisher "a" winner, but still not "the" winner after taking a solid online bashing from flabbergasted ordinary -- read "non-elite" -- runners.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Nike Women's winner goes home empty-handed

Arien O'Connell, a teacher of fifth-graders in New York City, finished Sunday's Nike Women's Marathon in San Francisco in 2:55:11.
However, the woman officially named as winner ran a 3:06.
What's up with that?
Was Arien disqualified for using an iPod?
It's a crazy conundrum!
Check out this article from the San Fransisco Chronicle.

ABS teams dominate local CC meet

Cross Country teams from Athens Bible, Athens, Clements and Elkmont high schools gathered Monday afternoon at the Sportsplex for the inaugural Athens-Limestone Cross Country 5K.
The ABS team swept both the Boys' & Girls' races with Athens taking second and Clements, third, in the Boys' event while in Girls' action Clements scored second and Elkmont took third.

Colby Phillips of ABS ran a 17:19 to take the Boys' title.

Alison Jay of Clements took the top Girls' spot in 22:05.

For complete results, as published in The News Courier, click here.

Note: The photos above are from a previous cross country meet held in Athens.