James Albritton crossed the finish line in 21 minutes, 12 seconds to finish as the fastest male runner in the St. Mary’s Mardi Gras 5K. | Andrew Garner/Star-News
James Albritton crossed the finish line in 21 minutes, 12 seconds to finish as the fastest male runner in the St. Mary’s Mardi Gras 5K. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

More than 150 participate in St. Mary’s Mardi Gras 5K

Published 12:00am Tuesday, March 4, 2014

James Albritton was the fastest male runner in St. Mary’s Mardi Gras 5K for its rice and beans ministry. Albritton, who ran with members of the Andalusia High School soccer team, finished in 21:12.

Theresa Pickron outpaced the women, finishing in 23.28.

A field of more than 150 runners and walkers participated in the event.

Category winners in the run were:

• Age 9-12: Maisy Garner, 27:50; Logan Adams, 22:21.

• Age 13-19: Tara Carrasco, 25:07; James Albritton, 21:12.

• Age 20-29: Teresa Pickron, 23:28; Cody McCain, 33:26.

• Age 30-39: Jeanette Waters, 31:13; Josh Gunter, 23:53.

• Age 40-49: Ramona Thomas, 26:02; John Peek, 27:19.

• Age 50-59: Lisa Locklier, 25:17; Randy Hildreth, 24:45.

• 60 and up: Karen Johnson, 41:50; Tex Powell, 31:14.

Other runners and times they finished were:

• Age 9-12: Dalton Palmer, 25:07; Emily German, 28:35; Josh Riley, 28:53; Coleman Thompson, 32:11; Ashlyn Nall, 34:41; Brenna Wells, 35:29; Dalton James, 38:27; Kristina Joyner, 42:21; and Griffin Wells, 54:05.

• Age 13-19: Ethan Barton, 21:30; Zach Parker, 21:50; Kiryan Wain, 21:58; Jaxon Rudolph, 22:04; Jeffrey Ammons, 22:26; Thomas Barr, 22:58; Ben Parker, 23:09; Adam Peek, 24:23; Lonzell Bryant, 24:42; Anna Brady, 26:28; Shelbee Mathews, 26:52; Morgan Odom, 27:32; Ben Jackson, 28:22; Mary Salter, 28:36; Parker Miller, 29:40; Cameron Phillips, 32:58; and Wain Yongkuma, 35:46.

• Age 20-29: Julie Green, 26:24; Stephanie Pettie, 30:13; Brandie Giordano, 30:32; Krystal Lee, 36:00; and Ashton Sanson, 48:13.

• Age 30-39: Parrish kIng, 25:09; Nicholas Crowson, 25:27; Christopher Love, 27:18; Perry Dillard, 28:19; Matthew Hickman, 30:58; Anna Bryant, 32:23; Tara Johnson, 41:31; Melissa Harbin, 42:11; Jody Williams, 43:52;; and Christin Harrington, 48:09.

• Age 40-49: Tim Ramsden, 29:06; Katie Oneal, 29:11; Ron Nall, 29:19; Meredith Brady, 29:35; Amy Duggar, 30:10; Stephanie Pettie, 30:13; Michele Gerlach, 31:11; Leigh Newby, 31:27; James Brady, 31:33; Casey Thompson, 32:12; Cynthia Myers, 42:51; and Scott Brown, 58:51.

• Age 50-59: Suzi Mersmann, 29:36; Billy Myers, 32:50; Corley Chandler, 35:07; Patricia Gunter, 39:31; and Linda Madsen, 47:19.

• Age 60 and up: Seth Hammett, 36:23; and Jim Bent, 38:39.

Linda Mellown was the fastest female walker in Saturday’s 5K, finishing in 39:31. Darryl Calloway was the fastest male walker at 36:47.

Category winners were:

• Age 20-29: Tambry Jewell, 46:15.

• Age 30-39: Bobbie Meyer, 42:22; John Morris, 54:56.

• Age 40-49: Jean McCleland, 44:04; Ashton Wells, 54:57.

• Age 50-59: Linda Mellown, 39:31; Michael Blackmon, 44:27.

• 60 and up: Margo Russell, 44:04; Rick Simmons, 45:31.

Other walkers and times they finished were:

• Age 30-39: Jody Williams, 43:52; Brianne Gregor, 45:03; Teresa Herring, 49:12; and Mary Crittendon, 1:02.33.

• Age 40-49: Debbie Coon, 46:18; Irene Wain, 46:18; Julie Bush, 47:47; Kim Allred, 47:48; Lori Grimes, 49:13; Kim Brook, 49:41; Cathy Alexander, 50:20; Kendra Wells, 54:57; and Dawn Jupp, 58:50.

• Age 50-59: Francie Chambers, 42:18; Michael Blackmon, 44:27; Wanda Sadler, 44:50; Wendy Mathews, 45:11; and Beckey Simmons, 46:58.

• Age 60 and up: Nancy Blackmon, 44:26; Sammy Glover, 49:35; Claire Rogers, 49:45; Shirley Northrop, 49:45; Diane Baugher, 50:04; Joann Knox, 50:06; Cindy Meilike, 50:06; Marsha Williams, 50:21; Charlie Morris, 54:47; and Amy Bullock, 54:57.a

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