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October 5, 2012

Miller uses last year’s defeat as motivation for this year’s win

By Denis House
Sports Editor

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — At last year’s Pepsi/Gatorade 5K, Brennan Miller finished in ninth place.

Miller had planned on winning the race, and when he didn’t, he began his preparation for this year’s race.

“I was determined to win this year’s race,” Miller said after crossing the finish line in 19:09 to capture the annual race held during the World Chicken Festival. He shaved over a minute off last year’s time, which was 20:11.

Miller said last year he started out too quickly and used up a lot of his energy early in the race and was overtaken by more experienced runners. He was determined not to repeat that mistake this year.

David Hayes finished in second place, 13 seconds behind Miller. Miller said he didn’t think he could have won if it hadn’t been for Hayes.

“I probably wouldn’t have won if he didn’t push me,” Miller said. “We battled back-and-forth through the whole race and I took him on the last two hills. He gave me trouble but I pulled it together at the end.”

Samantha Hurst was the first female finisher with a time of 22:16, just edging out Sheri Rawlings, who finished in 22:22.

In all, 144 runners competed in this year’s event, up from last year’s 104.

The race was sponsored by: Pepsi Cola Bottling Co., Donald K. Johnson, DMD, Cook Tire Inc., Senture, Daddy Yo’s, Shoe-Inn, Baptist Regional Medical, Modern Dental Solutions, Gatorade, Jackie Steele, Law Offices of P. Brian Couch, Classic Metal Vault, Weaver’s Hot Dogs, PT Pro’s, 101.9 “The Bandit”, JP Technical Services, Smokey Bear’s BBQ, 84 Lumber, El Dorado Mexican Restaurant, Fire Restoration Experts, The Job Shop, Inc., CSX, Martin’s Peterbilt of East Ky., Finley’s Fun Center, Technical Staffing Solutions, Don & Kim Chaney, Regency Cinema 8, Dino’s Italian Restaurant.

Pepsi/Gatorade 5K Results

1. Brennan Miller, 19:09

2. David Hayes, 19:22

3. Jake Porter, 20:13

4. Tyler Vanderventer, 20:55

5. Max Swartz, 21:10

6. Ryan Reed, 21:20

7. Landon Bond, 21:30

8. James Brooks, 21:52

9. Travis Knight, 21:57

10. Thomas Savage, 22:11

11. Gabe Fuson, 22:15

12. David Walters, 22:24

13. Kevin Parrot, 22:33

14. Batrice Beliveau, 22:51

15. Matthew Slavey, 23:07

16. Tyler Holt, 22:12

17. Samantha Hurst, 22:16

18. Sheri Rawlings, 22:22

19. Ethan Anders, 22:41

20. Cameron Campbell, 22:53

21. Wendell Patterson, 24:00

22. Zach Jones, 24:06

23. Mike Lee, 24:08

24. Blake Sanders, 24:16

25. Nathan Jones, 24:17

26. Jason Burton. 24:20

27. Shelley Coots, 24:34

28. David Hays, 24:40

29. Chris Fuson, 24:42

30. Braden Miller, 24:47

31. Janice Vanourney, 24:54

32. Jeff Bishop, 24:56

33. Caitlyn Floyd, 25:11

34. Allen Blessit, 25:27

35. Fred Sutton, 25:40

36. Jeremy Snapp, 25:47

37. Vacerie Hoskins, 25:49

38. Ethan Coots, 26:02

39. Leslie Collet, 26:05

40. Taylor Shortridge, 26:42

41. Matthew Herald, 26:45

42. Trevor Grubb, 26:45

43. Coty Arnold, 26:52

44. Ryan Anders, 26:54

45. Rich Reed, 26:57

46. Christin Adams, 27:00

47. Bruce Bentley, 27:10

48. Dusty Allen, 27:28

49. Jamie Maxey, 27:40

50. Stanley    Clay, 27:45

51. Laura Jones, 27:51

52. Veronica House, 27:55

53. Christine Bieniosek, 28:10

54. Deidra Ruhlow, 28:13

55. Pete Starka, 28:15

56. Kendall Benge, 28:19

57. Ben Iasper, 28:20

58. Sally Gilbert, 28:29

59. Traci Maxey, 28:34

60. Sawyer Johnson, 28:45

61. Janice Manning, 29:13

62. Jessica Napier, 29:19

63. Amanda Hale, 29:53

64. Dawn Briggs, 30:00

65. Eddie campbell, 30:03

66. Zac Baxter, 30:05

67. Keith Hays, 30:13

68. David Stokes, 30:22

69. Brad Lewis, 30:26

70. Neil Brown, 30:27

71. Katherine Biegner, 30:33

72. Tresea Campbell, 30:46   

73. Phillip Rawlings, 31:02

74. Deanna Lee, 31:31

75. Angela Mounce, 31:36

76. Amy Shea Roberts, 31:49

77. Justin Napier,    32:00

78. Walker Workman, 32:23

79. Scott Webster, 32:36

80. Shayna Chasteen, 33:12

81. Taylor Allen, 33:19

82. Christina Liggett, 33:21

83. Jacob Vaughn, 33:22

84. Braden Adams, 33:38

85. Jeremy Adams, 33:39

86. Greg Kitzmiller, 33:43

87. John Smith, 33:44

88. Vanessa Sears, 34:05

89. Peyton Parker, 34:40

90. Austin Blessit, 34:56

91. Stacy Carter, 35:05

92. Hannah Gay, 35:27

93. Whitney Gay, 35:27

94. Cecil Davenport, 35:41

95. Joella Bargo, 35:46

96. Rebecca Lewis, 36:00

97. Alesa Welch, 36:04

98. Kim Gregory, 36:28

99. Benjamin Herald, 37:03

100. Melanie Parsons, 37:20

101. Brenna Smith, 37:50

102. Tucker Smith, 37:50

103. Debby Baker, 38:16

104. Guen Hall, 38:42

105. Susie Bullock, 38:42

106. Amanda Flecter, 38:48

107. David Cornett, 38:55

108. Amanda  Cornett, 38:56

109. Roy Rawlings, 39:37

110. Shelby Benge, 39:37

111. McKenna Maxey, 40:40

112. E. Allen, 41:34

113. John Kelley, 42:04

114. James McCowan, 43:20

115. Geraldine Harris, 43:55

116. Lindsay Allen, 45:22

117. Ernest Mills,    45:46

118. Eddie Reams, 45:55

119. Blake Reams, 46:37

120. Jacquelynn Sears,    46:37

121. Isabella Butler, 50:00

122. Ellie Adams,    50:06

123. Eddie Butler,    50:20

124. Ann Harris, 50:23

125. Rebecca Evans, 50:34

126. Melissa Travis, 50:50

127. Cyndi Martin,    51:03   

128. Pat Adams, 51:10

129. Gigi Bacon, 51:25

130. Angela Owens, 51:26

131. Betty Sutton, 51:40

132. Shelby Smith, 51:41

133. Sandy Johnson, 52:09

134. Joyce Williams, 52:27

135. Linda Pitman, 52:44

136. AnnaBeth Johnson, 52:56

137. Nancy Reams, 53:09

138. Debbie Acciardo, 53:16

139. Laura Moore,    53:45

140. Chris Cox, 56:01

141. Doug Baker,    56:02

142. Cookie McCollum, 56:05

143. Ollie Clark, 57:53

144. Christine Smith, 58:19

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