Runners leave the starting line for the Relay for Life 5K race in Hartselle on Saturday.  | Clif Knight
Runners leave the starting line for the Relay for Life 5K race in Hartselle on Saturday. | Clif Knight

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142 compete in Relay for Life 5K

Published 11:17am Wednesday, March 20, 2013

West Hartselle Baptist Church’s Relay for Life 5K run achieved a high level of success as it attracted 142 runners to the starting line at the old Hartselle Tabernacle on Saturday.

“We couldn’t be happier with the turnout,” said Mark Shaw, race coordinator. “Last year we registered 85 runners for the 5K and this year we have 142.

“I think we did a better job of promoting this year’s event. Plus, we have several local churches represented with a group of runners.

“This is a big boost for cancer research since all proceeds will go to Hartselle’s Relay for Life,” he said. We are grateful to everyone who had a part in making the event a big success.”

Shaw estimated that 77 to 100 West Hartselle Baptist Church members volunteered to help with the event.”

John Nevels of Decatur was the first runner to cross the finish line. He won the race with a time of 19:31.

Angela Heuchan of Tampa, Fla. was the first female runner to finish the race. Her time was 21:46.

The Male Masters winner was Michael Wiggins of Birmingham with a time of 20:52 while the Female Master’s winner was Michelle Wilson of Hartselle with a time of 26:15.

Other winners by category are listed as follows:

Female 14 and under – Claire Grammer, Hartselle, first; Maggie Anderson, Hartselle, second; and Cara Jewellson, Hartselle, third.

Male 14 and under – Issac Heuchan, Tampa, Fla., first; J.T. Woodruff, Eva, second; and Aaron Dove, Hartselle, third.

Female 15 to 19 – Payton Parker, Decatur, first; Sarah Taylor, Hartselle, second; and Lynn Nevels, Decatur, third.

Male 15 to 19 – Matthew David Reed Jr., Decatur, first; and Chaney Simmons, Madison, second;

Female 20-24 – Jelsey Juric. Hartselle, first; Brandi Summerford, Hartselle, second; and Melody Rankin, The Colony, Tex., third;

Male 20 to 24 – Noah Battles, Hartselle, first; and Matthew Vest, Decatur, second;

Female 25-29 – Nicole Reed, Harvest, first; Misty Cooper, Hartselle, second; and Brittany Sanford, Hartselle, third;

Male 25 to 29 – Alexander Roberts, Decatur, first; and Jacob Hatfield, Hartselle, second;

Female 30 to 34 – Brooke Gillette, Hartselle, first; Julie D. Penney, Hartselle, second; and Leann Sparks, Hartselle, third;

Male 30 to 34 – Matt Hames, Decatur, first; and David Robby, Hartselle, second;

Female 35-39 – Wendy Crawford, first; Cory Wilbanks, Hartselle second; and Heather Byrum, Hartselle, third:

Males 35 to 39 – Chris Crawford, Falkville, first; Heath McCleskey, Hartselle, second; and Aaron Burchell, Hartselle, third;

Female 40-44 – Gala Burgess, Hartselle, first; Linda Fox, Hartselle, second; and Kelly Griffith, Decatur, third;

Male 40 to 44 – Patrick Griffith, Decatur, first; Brandy McCullough, Madison, second; and Jamie Verner, Decatur, third;

Female 44 to 49 – Kim Robbins, Hartselle, first; Jean Blass, Decatur, second; and Tonya Collins, Hartselle, third;

Male 45 to 49 – Dwight Brown, Hartselle, first; Jeff Lee, Hartselle, second; and Robert Smith, Hartselle, third;

Female 50 to 54 – Carla Kirland, Decatur, first; Belinda Lane, Hartselle, second; and Tracy LaRoch, Hartselle, third;

Male 50 to 54 – Mitch Tiffany, Priceville, first; Jimmy Shoulders, Athens, second; and Cooper Wiggington, Hartselle, third;

Female 55 to 59 – Pam Berry, Hartselle, first; Denise Rose, Hartselle, second; and Diane Steele, Hartselle third;

Male 55 to 59 – Michael Waits, Huntsville, first; and Mike Hardy, Harvest, second;

Female 60-64 – Shirley Hardy, Harvest, first; Beth Clymer, Decatur, second; and Lora Rogers, Decatur, third;

Male 60 to 64 – Kyle C. Rogers, Decatur, first; and Jess White, Hartselle, second;

Female 65-69 – Diana L. Stewart, Somerville, first; Sharron Steele, Hartselle, second; and Linda Busch, Decatur, third;

Male 65-69 – Mike Hartley, Hartselle, first; Ron Clymer, Decatur, second; and Jerry Busch, Decatur, third;

Male 70 and over – Mike Moses, Hartselle, first; Rayburn Smith, Decatur, second; and Leo Wiggins, Hartselle, third.

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