Complete Results From 2014 Missionary Ridge Road Race

Saturday, August 9, 2014

**** OVERALL FEMALE ****

Place Name                     Ag Div   Hometown         Guntime Pace    
===== ======================== == ===== ================ ======= =====
    1 Jessica Marlier          28 FOPEN Chattanooga, TN    27:56  5:57

**** OVERALL MALE ****

Place Name                     Ag Div   Hometown         Guntime Pace    
===== ======================== == ===== ================ ======= =====
    1 Thomas Barker            25 MOPEN Athens, TN         25:43  5:29


**** FEMALE MASTERS ****

Place Name                     Ag Div   Hometown         Guntime Pace    
===== ======================== == ===== ================ ======= =====
    1 Laura Gearhiser          51 FMAST Chattanooga, TN    34:09  7:16

**** MALE MASTERS ****

Place Name                     Ag Div   Hometown         Guntime Pace    
===== ======================== == ===== ================ ======= =====
    1 Geno Phillips            43 MMAST Chattanooga, TN    25:54  5:31

**** FEMALE GRAND MASTERS ****

Place Name                     Ag Div   Hometown         Guntime Pace    
===== ======================== == ===== ================ ======= =====
    1 Sharon Goforth           56 FGMST Hixson, TN         37:20  7:57

**** MALE GRAND MASTERS ****

Place Name                     Ag Div   Hometown         Guntime Pace    
===== ======================== == ===== ================ ======= =====
    1 Tim Ensign               51 MGMST Chattanooga, TN    27:42  5:54

**** FEMALE SENIOR GRAND MASTERS ****

Place Name                     Ag Div    Hometown         Guntime Pace    
===== ======================== == ====== ================ ======= =====
    1 Kathi Wagner             60        Chattanooga, TN    40:14  8:34

**** MALE SENIOR GRAND MASTERS ****

Place Name                     Ag Div    Hometown         Guntime Pace    
===== ======================== == ====== ================ ======= =====
    1 John Crawley             62        Chattanooga, TN    34:33  7:21

**** FEMALE 14 & UNDER ****

Place Name                     Ag Div   Hometown         Guntime Pace    
===== ======================== == ===== ================ ======= =====
    1 Alyson Butler            14 F14UN Grant, AL          36:57  7:52
    2 Ava Whited               11 F14UN Cloudland, GA      54:39 11:38

**** MALE 14 & UNDER ****

Place Name                     Ag Div   Hometown         Guntime Pace    
===== ======================== == ===== ================ ======= =====
    1 Jessie Martinez          14 M14UN Chattanooga, TN    30:22  6:28
    2 Jasper Wilson            13 M14UN Rossville, GA      34:16  7:18
    3 Gage Whited               7 M14UN Cloudland, GA      40:01  8:31
    4 Dane Beard               13 M14UN Ringgold, GA       40:08  8:33
    5 Janzen Nile              13 M14UN Riceville, TN      44:59  9:35
    6 Jivan Taj                13 M14UN Chattanooga, TN    53:56 11:29

**** FEMALE 15 - 19 ****

Place Name                     Ag Div   Hometown         Guntime Pace    
===== ======================== == ===== ================ ======= =====
    1 Brooke Cilley            17 F1519 Soddy Daisy, TN    48:32 10:20
    2 Hannah Scadden           19 F1519 Jefferson, TN      53:01 11:17

**** MALE 15 - 19 ****

Place Name                     Ag Div   Hometown         Guntime Pace    
===== ======================== == ===== ================ ======= =====
    1 Cory Aulich              16 M1519 Soddy Daisy, TN    28:42  6:07
    2 Noah Cochran             15 M1519 Harrison, TN       36:19  7:44

**** FEMALE 20 - 24 ****

Place Name                     Ag Div   Hometown         Guntime Pace    
===== ======================== == ===== ================ ======= =====
    1 Laura Wagner             23 F2024 Chattanooga, TN    35:15  7:30
    2 Ashley Pearce            24 F2024 Chattanooga, TN    42:51  9:07
    3 Jessica Welch            22 F2024 Dayton, TN         57:09 12:10
    4 Elizabeth Rhoton         22 F2024 Chattanooga, TN  1:04:38 13:45


**** MALE 20 - 24 ****

Place Name                     Ag Div   Hometown         Guntime Pace    
===== ======================== == ===== ================ ======= =====
    1 Matt Jenkins             20 M2024 Soddy Daisy, TN    27:25  5:50
    2 Trent Brockie            23 M2024 Clermont, FL       29:50  6:21
    3 Matt Gossett             24 M2024 Atlanta, GA        30:09  6:25
    4 Phillip Williams         21 M2024 Ringgold, GA       30:49  6:34
    5 Tim Zorca                22 M2024 Hixson, TN         31:06  6:37
    6 Marco Bianchini          23 M2024 Chattanooga, TN    32:46  6:59
    7 Andrew Pack              23 M2024 Chattanooga, TN    42:51  9:08

**** FEMALE 25 - 29 ****

Place Name                     Ag Div   Hometown         Guntime Pace    
===== ======================== == ===== ================ ======= =====
    1 Kelly Sevin              29 F2529 Chattanooga, TN    37:01  7:53
    2 Brianne Kobeck           28 F2529 Chattanooga, TN    39:51  8:29
    3 Emily Prater             29 F2529 Chattanooga, TN    42:02  8:57
    4 Amanda Cagle             25 F2529 Chattanooga, TN    58:48 12:31
    5 Samantha Griffin         28 F2529 Rock Spring, GA    58:49 12:31
    6 Kayleigh Reeves          26 F2529 Chattanooga, TN  1:00:24 12:51

**** MALE 25 - 29 ****

Place Name                     Ag Div   Hometown         Guntime Pace    
===== ======================== == ===== ================ ======= =====
    1 Andy Highlander          26 M2529 Hixson, TN         27:29  5:51
    2 Evan Sharber             25 M2529 Washington, DC     31:01  6:36
    3 Rob George               25 M2529 Chicago, IL        31:19  6:40
    4 David Doobin             25 M2529 Brooklyn, NY       31:57  6:48
    5 Chris Merzbacher         27 M2529 Chattanooga, TN    34:02  7:15
    6 J.

C. Thompson            29 M2529 Chattanooga, TN    34:30  7:21
    7 Chas Webb                27 M2529 Chattanooga, TN    35:47  7:37
    8 Caleb Stambaugh          28 M2529 Chattanooga, TN    37:59  8:05
    9 Marcus Henry             26 M2529 Chattanooga, TN    43:26  9:15

**** FEMALE 30 - 34 ****

Place Name                     Ag Div   Hometown         Guntime Pace    
===== ======================== == ===== ================ ======= =====
    1 Katie Stanford           34 F3034 Lookout Mtn, TN    37:14  7:56
    2 Rebecca Beasley          33 F3034 Rossville, GA      38:45  8:15
    3 Clarissa Seales          30 F3034 Chattanooga, TN    38:46  8:15
    4 Jessica Beard            34 F3034 Ringgold, GA       40:34  8:38
    5 Jaclyn Beckler           32 F3034 Chattanooga, TN    41:26  8:49
    6 Katherine Lumley         30 F3034 Soddy Daisy, TN    42:19  9:01
    7 Lindsey Brumlow          32 F3034 Chattanooga, TN    47:49 10:11
    8 Jamie Morton             32 F3034 Chattanooga, TN    48:30 10:19
    9 Julie Duryee             31 F3034 Cleveland, TN      53:00 11:17
   10 Michelle Kimbrell        32 F3034 Chattanooga, TN    55:10 11:45
   11 Jennifer Phillips        34 F3034 Chattanooga, TN    58:49 12:31
   12 Malinda Hunter           31 F3034 Hixson, TN       1:01:34 13:06


**** MALE 30 - 34 ****

Place Name                     Ag Div   Hometown         Guntime Pace    
===== ======================== == ===== ================ ======= =====
    1 Russell Rogers           34 M3034 Chattanooga, TN    30:59  6:36
    2 Eric Sizemore            32 M3034 Rossville, GA      32:50  7:00
    3 Joe Klein                32 M3034 Chattanooga, TN    34:40  7:23
    4 Adam Veron               30 M3034 Hixson, TN         36:11  7:42
    5 David Kemp               33 M3034 Chattanooga, TN    37:36  8:00
    6 Chad Irwin               31 M3034 Chattanooga, TN    38:02  8:06
    7 Bradford Lumley          34 M3034 Soddy Daisy, TN    42:38  9:05
    8 Dustin Beard             34 M3034 Ringgold, GA       44:42  9:31
    9 Keith Morton             34 M3034 Chattanooga, TN    45:33  9:42
   10 John Lee                 34 M3034 Chattanooga, TN    46:18  9:52

**** FEMALE 35 - 39 ****

Place Name                     Ag Div   Hometown         Guntime Pace    
===== ======================== == ===== ================ ======= =====
    1 Mandee Keith             36 F3539 Ringgold, GA       40:23  8:36
    2 Stacey Malecky           36 F3539 Chattanooga, TN    40:44  8:40
    3 Margaret Godfrey         38 F3539 Chattanooga, TN    41:21  8:48
    4 Jennifer Lockhart        36 F3539 Hixson, TN         44:51  9:33
    5 Erin Tocknell            36 F3539 Chattanooga, TN    46:01  9:48
    6 Whitney Allison          35 F3539 Ooltewah, TN       46:28  9:54
    7 Beth Cheatham            39 F3539 Elijay, GA         51:04 10:52
    8 Miranda Thomason         39 F3539 Resaca, GA         52:33 11:11
    9 Dana Britt               39 F3539 Chattanooga, TN    54:40 11:38
   10 Patty Mabe               38 F3539 Chattanooga, TN    58:30 12:27
   11 Dana Kirk                36 F3539 Brooklyn, NY     1:03:36 13:32
   12 Audra Frederick          37 F3539 Dalton, GA       1:04:42 13:46

**** MALE 35 - 39 ****

Place Name                     Ag Div   Hometown         Guntime Pace    
===== ======================== == ===== ================ ======= =====
    1 Anthony Daniell          35 M3539 Dalton, GA         31:35  6:44
    2 Vincent Beasley          37 M3539 Rossville, GA      32:55  7:01
    3 Shane Wright             35 M3539 Soddy Daisy, TN    33:26  7:07
    4 Charles W. Smitherman    36 M3539 Dalton, GA         33:34  7:09
    5 Derrick Marr             36 M3539 Cleveland, TN      34:38  7:22
    6 Rusty Lee                36 M3539 Hixson, TN         36:20  7:44
    7 Jason Lyles              38 M3539 Chattanooga, TN    39:05  8:19
    8 Lucky-John Lucas         35 M3539 Soddy Daisy, TN    39:18  8:22
    9 Brian Renninger          36 M3539 Hixson, TN         40:26  8:37
   10 Kevin Carpenter          35 M3539 Ooltewah, TN       41:09  8:46
   11 Damon Griggs             39 M3539 Chattanooga, TN    48:09 10:15
   12 Dewayne Kibble           39 M3539 Chattanooga, TN    53:51 11:28


**** FEMALE 40 - 44 ****

Place Name                     Ag Div   Hometown         Guntime Pace    
===== ======================== == ===== ================ ======= =====
    1 Lisa Logan               42 F4044 Ringgold, GA       34:21  7:19
    2 Vivian Anderson Barrera  42 F4044 Chattanooga, TN    38:31  8:12
    3 Ashley Remko             44 F4044 Ringgold, GA       43:51  9:20
    4 Shana Chandler           41 F4044 Ringgold, GA       45:45  9:44
    5 Shannon Gaddis           41 F4044 Chattanooga, TN    45:51  9:46
    6 Gina McDaniel            44 F4044 Harrison, TN       45:58  9:47
    7 Pam Nile                 41 F4044 Riceville, TN      47:33 10:07
    8 Amy Butler               40 F4044 Grant, AL          47:38 10:09
    9 Paige Phillips           41 F4044 Chattanooga, TN    49:12 10:29
   10 Eileen Knowles           41 F4044 Ringgold, GA       53:42 11:26
   11 Sheryl Jenkins           42 F4044 Dunlap, TN         55:03 11:43
   12 Lanise Hutchins          40 F4044 Chattanooga, TN    58:11 12:23
   13 Kimberly Cilley          42 F4044 Soddy Daisy, TN  1:02:13 13:15

**** MALE 40 - 44 ****

Place Name                     Ag Div   Hometown         Guntime Pace    
===== ======================== == ===== ================ ======= =====
    1 Christopher Butler       43 M4044 Grant, AL          30:33  6:30
    2 Eli Anderson Barrera     41 M4044 Chattanooga, TN    32:12  6:52
    3 David Kyle               42 M4044 Cleveland, TN      33:32  7:08
    4 Brandon Meredith         42 M4044 Chattanooga, TN    33:46  7:12
    5 Todd Dobson              40 M4044 Chattanooga, TN    35:11  7:29
    6 Robbie Cheatham          44 M4044 Elijay, GA         35:54  7:39
    7 Jim Alverson             43 M4044 Chattanooga, TN    37:08  7:54
    8 Steven Brown             40 M4044 Rossville, GA      39:45  8:28
    9 Michael Kolff            42 M4044 Ringgold, GA       39:46  8:28
   10 Scott Sutherland         43 M4044 Chattanooga, TN    39:48  8:28
   11 Jeff Kelle               41 M4044 Signal Mtn.., TN   40:23  8:36
   12 John O'Keefe-Odom        42 M4044 Chattanooga, TN    41:19  8:48
   13 Kelly Williams           44 M4044 Ringgold, GA       41:20  8:48
   14 Rob Martin               44 M4044 Soddy Daisy, TN    43:15  9:13
   15 Watkins Cannon           43 M4044 Signal Mtn.., TN   44:59  9:35
   16 Preston Goforth          41 M4044 Cleveland, TN      45:26  9:40
   17 Jim Morgan               42 M4044 Cleveland, TN      48:47 10:23
   18 Thomas E. Viall          44 M4044 Ooltewah, TN       58:28 12:27

**** FEMALE 45 - 49 ****

Place Name                     Ag Div   Hometown         Guntime Pace    
===== ======================== == ===== ================ ======= =====
    1 Sue Barlow               49 F4549 Chattanooga, TN    38:16  8:09
    2 Jenny Gentry             45 F4549 Chattanooga, TN    39:55  8:30
    3 Barbara Ensign           45 F4549 Chattanooga, TN    40:09  8:33
    4 Connie McDade            49 F4549 Signal Mtn.., TN   43:51  9:20
    5 Robbie Elliot            45 F4549 Rock Spring, GA    44:56  9:34
    6 Tina Brockie             47 F4549 Chattanooga, TN    47:22 10:05
    7 Raquel Newton            45 F4549 Signal Mtn.., TN   50:42 10:48
    8 Libby Renfroe            46 F4549 Hixson, TN         58:29 12:27
    9 Lisa Culver              45 F4549 Ringgold, GA     1:04:42 13:46
   10 Stacy Boydston           46 F4549 Chattanooga, TN  1:34:18 20:04


**** MALE 45 - 49 ****

Place Name                     Ag Div   Hometown         Guntime Pace    
===== ======================== == ===== ================ ======= =====
    1 Dean Thompson            48 M4549 Cohutta, GA        26:27  5:38
    2 Ryan Shrum               46 M4549 East Ridge, TN     28:04  5:59
    3 Tripp McCallie           45 M4549 Ringgold, GA       29:51  6:21
    4 Duke Richey              46 M4549 Chattanooga, TN    33:15  7:05
    5 Robert Barnes            46 M4549 Ooltewah, TN       34:27  7:20
    6 Greg Henry               45 M4549 Chattanooga, TN    34:53  7:26
    7 Larry Aulich             48 M4549 Soddy Daisy, TN    35:09  7:29
    8 Ron Blessinger           47 M4549 Kodak, TN          36:13  7:43
    9 Bret Renfroe             45 M4549 Hixson, TN         36:42  7:49
   10 Aaron Mercer             46 M4549 Chattanooga, TN    37:48  8:03
   11 J. Christopher Hall      47 M4549 Chattanooga, TN    39:05  8:19
   12 Jeff Cochran             49 M4549 Harrison, TN       39:06  8:19
   13 Dave Porfiri             47 M4549 Chattanooga, TN    40:14  8:34
   14 David Glenn              47 M4549 Chattanooga, TN    40:22  8:36
   15 Sujeel Taj               46 M4549 Chattanooga, TN    40:37  8:39
   16 Richard Beeland          48 M4549 Chattanooga, TN    42:37  9:04
   17 Del Ashcraft             48 M4549 Chattanooga, TN    49:28 10:32
   18 Tim Lewis                45 M4549 Chattanooga, TN    51:51 11:02

**** FEMALE 50 - 54 ****

Place Name                     Ag Div   Hometown         Guntime Pace    
===== ======================== == ===== ================ ======= =====
    1 Corinne Henderson        51 F5054 Chattanooga, TN    40:10  8:33
    2 Gwen Meeks               52 F5054 Jasper, TN         41:24  8:49
    3 Atress McBee             52 F5054 Oak Ridge, TN      46:39  9:56
    4 Sherrie Watts            51 F5054 Englewood, TN      47:47 10:10
    5 Coleen Pruitt            50 F5054 Hixson, TN         48:32 10:20
    6 Terrie Corbin            51 F5054 Chattanooga, TN    48:42 10:22
    7 Beth Warren              54 F5054 Lookout Mtn.., G   52:39 11:13
    8 Janice Wycherley         54 F5054 Rocky Face, GA     54:21 11:34

**** MALE 50 - 54 ****

Place Name                     Ag Div   Hometown         Guntime Pace    
===== ======================== == ===== ================ ======= =====
    1 Hugh Enicks              54 M5054 Signal Mtn, TN     27:48  5:55
    2 Samuel Boozer            53 M5054 Hixson, TN         32:22  6:54
    3 Terry Quillen            52 M5054 Tullahoma, TN      32:29  6:55
    4 Jeff Gaither             53 M5054 Rossville, GA      32:38  6:57
    5 Ray Kellum               50 M5054 Signal Mtn.., TN   33:35  7:09
    6 Derek Hepworth           51 M5054 Chattanooga, TN    36:39  7:48
    7 Andy Zorca               52 M5054 Hixson, TN         36:46  7:50
    8 Jimmy Layne              53 M5054 Jasper, TN         39:53  8:30
    9 Joe Dumas                53 M5054 Signal Mtn.., TN   40:49  8:41
   10 Anthony Grossi           54 M5054 Chattanooga, TN    40:59  8:44
   11 Jeff Parker              50 M5054 Signal Mtn.., TN   41:11  8:46
   12 David Autry              53 M5054 Chickamauga, GA    43:57  9:22
   13 Steve Tompkins           52 M5054 Ringgold, GA       45:00  9:35
   14 Kyle Elrod               52 M5054 Cleveland, TN      45:19  9:39
   15 Steve Smalling           53 M5054 Jasper, TN         46:45  9:57
   16 Joseph Pope              51 M5054 Chattanooga, TN    49:14 10:29
   17 Tommy Holder             50 M5054 Chattanooga, TN    49:57 10:38
   18 Steve Heath              51 M5054 Gaylesville, AL    52:00 11:04
   19 Roger Knowles            51 M5054 Ringgold, GA       55:50 11:53
   20 Brian Tierney            50 M5054 Chattanooga, TN    56:36 12:03
   21 Barry Howard             52 M5054 Chattanooga, TN    58:04 12:22
   22 Alex Rhoton              50 M5054 Chattanooga, TN  1:04:38 13:46


**** FEMALE 55 - 59 ****

Place Name                     Ag Div   Hometown         Guntime Pace    
===== ======================== == ===== ================ ======= =====
    1 Beth Rice                55 F5559 Chattanooga, TN    39:35  8:26
    2 Rhonda Gage              56 F5559 Chattanooga, TN    39:45  8:28
    3 Cathy Gracey             59 F5559 Nashville, TN      42:52  9:08

**** MALE 55 - 59 ****

Place Name                     Ag Div   Hometown         Guntime Pace    
===== ======================== == ===== ================ ======= =====
    1 Jeff Stracener           57 M5559 Soddy Daisy, TN    32:58  7:01
    2 Jeff Straussberger       55 M5559 Cleveland, TN      36:26  7:45
    3 Adolphus Murley          57 M5559 Chattanooga, TN    37:41  8:01
    4 Bill Brock               56 M5559 Chattanooga, TN    37:47  8:03
    5 Thomas Wilk              55 M5559 Soddy Daisy, TN    45:24  9:40
    6 Walter Stamper           57 M5559 Hixson, TN         45:31  9:42
    7 David Halicks            57 M5559 Harrison, TN       47:25 10:06
    8 Rich Mercer              59 M5559 Hixson, TN         49:38 10:34

**** FEMALE 60 - 64 ****

Place Name                     Ag Div   Hometown         Guntime Pace    
===== ======================== == ===== ================ ======= =====
    1 Jane Webb                61 F6064 Chattanooga, TN    52:55 11:16

**** MALE 60 - 64 ****

Place Name                     Ag Div   Hometown         Guntime Pace    
===== ======================== == ===== ================ ======= =====
    1 Mike Usher               60 M6064 Hixson, TN         34:41  7:23
    2 Ironman Billy Collier    61 M6064 Chattanooga, TN    38:17  8:09
    3 Joe Axley                63 M6064 Athens, TN         39:12  8:21
    4 Bill Henderson           63 M6064 Chattanooga, TN    39:43  8:27
    5 Thomas Russe             60 M6064 Chattanooga, TN    40:06  8:32
    6 Dick Miller              63 M6064 Lookout Mtn., TN   41:20  8:48
    7 Steve Bennett            63 M6064 Chattanooga, TN    42:28  9:03
    8 Tom Wilkey               61 M6064 Chattanooga, TN    43:13  9:12
    9 Carter Lynch             62 M6064 Chattanooga, TN    43:16  9:13
   10 Martin Klinghard         63 M6064 Hixson, TN         43:53  9:21
   11 Thomas Sisemore          60 M6064 Lafayette, GA      44:10  9:24
   12 Wendell Kirk             60 M6064 Fayetteville, GA   46:49  9:58
   13 Tim Metcalf              61 M6064 Chattanooga, TN    47:16 10:04
   14 James Orlando            64 M6064 Chattanooga, TN    47:24 10:06
   15 Scott Holmes             60 M6064 Chattanooga, TN    48:14 10:16
   16 Keith Morgan             62 M6064 Chattanooga, TN    48:52 10:24
   17 Tommy Grisham            60 M6064 Fort Oglethorpe,    55:57 11:55

**** FEMALE 65 - 69 ****

Place Name                     Ag Div   Hometown         Guntime Pace    
===== ======================== == ===== ================ ======= =====
    1 Sue Anne Brown           68 F6569 Chattanooga, TN    46:09  9:50


**** MALE 65 - 69 ****

Place Name                     Ag Div   Hometown         Guntime Pace    
===== ======================== == ===== ================ ======= =====
    1 Jeffrey Sodemann         67 M6569 Ooltewah, TN       39:01  8:18
    2 Ted Wilkes               68 M6569 Chattanooga, TN    46:58 10:00
    3 Melvin Thompson          66 M6569 Key West, FL       49:24 10:31
    4 Precel Kirk              65 M6569 Midwest City, OK 1:03:35 13:32

**** FEMALE 70 & OVER ****

Place Name                     Ag Div   Hometown         Guntime Pace    
===== ======================== == ===== ================ ======= =====
    1 Bonnie Wassin            70 F70OV Chattanooga, TN    55:35 11:50

**** MALE AGE GROUP:  70 & OVER ****

Place Name                     Ag Div   Hometown         Guntime Pace    
===== ======================== == ===== ================ ======= =====
    1 Sergio Bianchini         73 M70OV Chattanooga, TN    35:21  7:32
    2 T. Gene Gilreath         76 M70OV Dalton, GA       1:05:44 14:00
    3 David Wycherley          70 M70OV Rocky Face, GA   1:10:54 15:05

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