A slew of new state records were achieved Sunday afternoon during the Winter Winds races in Huntsville.
Whitney Hollingsworth, 44, of Elkmont, was one of 11 record-breakers in the 4-mile race, finishing in 28:08, shattering the old 29:02 four-mile record for 44-year-old females.
Madelyn Patton, 46, of Madison, was one of 7 to break records in the 2-mile event. Madelyn, who along with husband, Chip, frequently joins in group training runs with a bunch of Limestone County folks, finished the 2-miler in 13:24, shaving 17 seconds off the old record of 13:41.
Several runners broke records in both events, including Anne Park; 69, George DeWitt, 58; Jamie Clay,52; Candance Jacobs, 28; and David Riddle, 27.
Limestone runners in the 4-miler include:
Phillip Stewart, 52, Athens, 33:51 (Phillip also ran the Mercedes Half-Marathon Sunday morning in Birmingham!!!!)
Phillip Dean, 54, Athens, 35:23
Whitney Hollingsworth, 44, Elkmont, 28:08
Elizabeth Kenney, 49, Harvest, 35:19
Glen King, 48, Athens, 28:53
Barry Pugh, 41, Athens, 30:26
Mark Swanner, 40, Athens, 33:46
Jessica Barlow, 35, Harvest, 39:48
Chris Barlow, 37, Harvest, 39:58
Jennifer Pitts, 27, Tanner, 35:12
Sara Shults, 22, Athens, 35:26
Limestone finishers in the 2-miler include:
Phillip Dean, 54, Athens, 16:57
Phillip Stewart, 52, Athens, 18:25
Janet Ford, 44, Ardmore,28:13
Glen King, 48, Athens, 13:30
Barry Pugh, 41, Athens, 14:01
Mike Greene, 46, Harvest, 24:51 (Mike is getting back in the mix after an injury. Go, Mike!)
Deanna McNeill, 39, Athens, 31:16
Tim McNeill, 38, Athens, 13:44
Jennifer Pitts, 27, Tanner, 16:09
Warren McNeill, 14, Athens, 20:07
For a complete results listing from the 2- and 4-mile events click here to go to the Huntsville Track Club's results page.