Bridge2Bridge event shows life continues on Front Street
Like the phoenix of Greek mythology that rises from the ashes, Front Street took on a new life generated by 650 enthusiastic runners competing in the third annual Bridge2Bridge event on Saturday.
New overall men's and women's records were set during the three road races: half marathon, a 12K and 5K. Half marathon record-setting paces were delivered by Tom Clifford of Wilmington, N.C., in 1:13:43, and Katie Gane of Atlanta, Ga., in 1:24:51.
Last year's half marathon winner among men was Frank M Pepp of Little River, in 1:21:08, compared to the 2011 inaugural race leader Jonathan Kinsey of Myrtle Beach who finished in 1:18:31. Last year's overall female leader was Misty White, Myrtle Beach, in 1:32:19, compared to the 2011 pacesetter, Donna Anderson of Pawleys Island, in 1:33:53.
Ward Daniels, 14, of Georgetown won this year's 5K in 20:32.69. He was one of seven Georgetown teens in the race.
The runners started and finished at the Clock Tower on Front Street. The course went into the East Bay Park area, where runners had views of Winyah Bay and a glimpse of the two bridges that half marathon and 12K runners would have cross to get to the north side, before doing a U-turn to cross back over the Black and Waccamaw rivers.
Half marathon runners eventually headed toward the southern end of Georgetown, going over the Sampit River bridge into Maryville, returning northward over the Sampit River to the finish line.
There were YMCA Kid's Fun Run events, and Bil Krauss provided musical entertainment and humor in Francis Marion Park at Front and Broad streets, where awards ceremonies were held. This was Krauss' third year performing.
The successful fundraiser assisted the Georgetown County United Way, the Georgetown Business Association, and the Iota Tau Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Scholarship Fund.
Proceeds from the sale of “Bridge the Gap” T-shirts went to the Front Street Fire Relief Fund.
Overall: male, Tom Clifford, Wilmington, N.C., 1:13:43; Lance Kinsey, Myrtle Beach, 1:25:28; John Hynes, Myrtle Beach, 1:28:20; female, Katie Gane, Atlanta, Ga., 1:24:51; Ashley Evans, Columbia, 1:30:19; Leanne Johnson, Leland, N.C., 1:30:37.
19 and under: male, Jake Baugher, Charlotte, N.C., 1:59:02; female, Kateland Todd, Pawleys Island, 2:06:14.
20-24: male, Benjamin Justus, Davidson, N.C., 1:37:44; Kevin Torres, Myrtle Beach, 1:38:24; Kendall Gibson, Murrells Inlet; female, Amy Meredith, Myrtle Beach, 1:36:15; Chelsea Owen, Pawleys Island, 1:50:06; Emily Mills, Rock Hill, 2:00:11.
25-29: male, Jason Dority, Charleston; Joshua Rabon, Alexandra, Va., 1:41:08; Steve Kornahrens, Hilton Head, 1:42:09; female, Anna Brittain, Myrtle Beach, 1:55:29; Gina Koch, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1:56:42; Samentha Carpenter, Atlanta, Ga., 2:00:11.
30-34: male, Trevor Douglas, Georgetown, 1:44:01; Sean Welsh, Goose Creek, 1:54:35; Marco Johanning, Nosara, Costa Rica, 1:54:38; female, Erin Hogston, Wilmington, N.C., 1:31:52; Jessica Workman, Columbia, 1:40:27; Danielle Bauer, Myrtle Beach, 1:45:15.
35-39: male, Adam Rose, Wilmington, N.C.; John DuPont II, Charleston, 1:46:35; Jason Diggs, Surfside Beach, 1:53:59; female, Caroline Friesen, Lexington, Ky.; Hanni Berger, Atlanta, Ga., 1:39:36; Marcia Patience, Myrtle Beach, 1:52:39.
40-44: male, Josh Hejl, Pawleys Island, 1:46:18; Fred Heppding, Forest, Va., 1:51:26; female, Tracey Couse, Smyrna, Ga., 1:42:42; Pamela Martin, Pawleys Island, 2:00:07; Tricia Maloney, Atlanta, Ga., 2:08:49.
45-49: male, Jeff Sanders, Columbia, 1:30:13; Chris Fiher, Pawleys Island; 1:42:12; William Bushnell, Pawleys Island, 1:44:07; female, Aixa Rodriguez-Mari, Georgetown, 2:01:43; Stephanie Davis, Murrells Inlet, 2:04:58.78; Nora Palminteri, Myrtle Beach, 2:08:01.
50-54: male, Robert Vittetoe, Myrtle Beach, 1:38:43; Jeffery Nixon, Summerville, 1:39:38; Ott Gibson, Pawleys Island, 1:47:05; female, Tracy Meyers, Chapin, 1:59:07; Grace Kelley, Pawleys Island, 2:00:19; Janey Mitchell, Murrells Inlet, 2:06:50.
55-59: male, Mark Houde, Camden, 1:31:12; Tim Clark, Champaign, Ill., 1:55:54; Pierre Coz, Aiken, 2:00:09; female, Mary Paige Murray, Georgetown, 2:18:24; Cheryl Edwards, Myrtle Beach, 2:28:59.21; Kathy Elliott, Madison, Ala., 2:30:42.
60-64: male, Michael Bujhem, New Canaan, Ct., 1:50:15; Patrick Edmundson, Myrtle Beach, 1:58:10; H. Thomas, Florence, 2:13:41; female, Gwen Fowler, Myrtle Beach, 2:17:35; Jackie Dingle, Goose Creek, 2:41:02.
65-69: male, Michael Curran, Washington, D.C., 2:13:38; Tom Welling, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2:13:38; Danny McBee, Gastonia, N.C., 2:44:18.
Overall: male, Marc Embler, 56, North Charleston, 45:52; Tyler Cross, 30, Mount Pleasant, 46:36; Nathan Batt, 35, Atlanta, Ga., 48:26; female, Andrea Rose, 34, Wilmington, N.C., 52:00; Ruth Marie Embler, 56, North Charleston, 52:25; Becky Dougherty, 34, Mount Pleasant, 57:29.
19 and under: male, Joe Skerman, 14, Georgetown, 1:04:23.
20-24: male, Daniel Baker, Charleston, 51:45.07; Polycarpe Bilindiru, Murrells Inlet, 1:04:52; female, Chelsea Leroux, Charleston, 1:14:10; Kaelyn Hiler, Pawleys Island, 1:16:05.
25-29: female, Larsyn Runion, Mount Pleasant, 1:08:52; Karen Pucino, Brevard, N.C., 1:13:07.
30-34: male, Lee Moore, Coward, 48:44.43; Andy Cauble, Clover, 1:02:01; female, Amie Hulet, Pawleys Island, 1:07:21; Pamela Colvard, Myrtle Beach, 1:09:39.
35-39: male, Desmond Young, Pawleys Island, 51:51.96; Daniel Brass, Myrtle Beach, 54:01.12; female, Trish Lord, Pawleys Island, 1:06:12; Wendy Mercado, Pawleys Island, 1:12:59.
40-44: male, Mark Neill, Pawleys Island, 55:57.17; Lowell Inman, Whiteville, N.C., 1:04:25; female, Stacey Psikula, Wilmington, N.C., 1:29:54; Rhonda Webb, Murrells Inlet, 1:48:51.
45-49: male, Mike Frederick, 1:14:32; Bruce Fick, Woodstock, Ga., 1:23:21; female, Greer Inman, Whiteville, N.C., 1:06:43; Rene Pully, Pawleys Island, 1:11:52.
50-54: male, Bryan Meyers, Myrtle Beach, 53:05.53; Kent Lohr, Cary, N.C., 1:02:27; female, Nancy Roder, Elgin, Ill., 1:08:05; Michelle Richardson, Conway, 1:09:25.
55-59: male, Dan Roder, Elgin, Ill., 54:58.73; Tony Goins, Georgetown, 1:17:21; Mark Biewer, Pawleys Island, 1:18:56; female, Jennifer Blalock, Mount Pleasant, 1:39:07; Karen Bittner, Wallace, N.C., 1:43:07.
60-64: female, Christine Bean, Wilmington, N.C., 1:27:59.
65-69: Donald Terrill, Myrtle Beach, 1:16:52; female, Cathy Sivertsen, Myrtle Beach, 1:32:49.
70+: male, Joseph Myers III, Mt. Pleasant, 1:57:35.
Overall: male, Ward Daniels, Georgetown, 20:32.69; Ryan Quinn, Lexington, Ky., 21:02.11; John Hmale, Georgetown, 21:14.04; female, Mary Jordan, Georgetown, 21:48.82; Lauraloo Quinn, Lexington, Ky., 22:30.69; Kelsea Hemeon, Georgetown, 23:58.31.
19 and under: male, Myles Starnes, Georgetown, 21:18.66; Will Bellune, Georgetown, 22:36.71; female, Emerson Pate, Georgetown, 25:26.67; Carrie Gilleland, Georgetown, 28:40.53.
20-24: male, Richard Blume, Conway, 28:33.07; Jesse Burbage, Georgetown, 1:02:44; female, Abby David, Georgetown, 25:09.00; Danette Miller, Pawleys Island, 27:22.15.
25-29: male, Jonathan Miller, Georgetown, 27:10.74; Timothy Phipps, Georgetown, 31:07.51; female, Mary Myers, Lexington, 24:12.55; Colleen Trusdle, Myrtle Beach, 30:48.53.
30-34: male, Andrew Deholl, Mount Pleasant, 24:18.94; Thomas Monroe, Lancaster, 29:13.29; female, Erin Clow, Kingston, Ont., 27:46.46; Karen Burlingame, Goose Creek, 31:27.90.
35-39: male, Keven Jones, Pawleys Island, 21:37.67; Bryce Garbecht, Lexington Ky., 24:15.75; female, Ashley Robbins, Lexington Ky., 25:28.47; Jennifer Owens, Lexington Ky., 27:58.71.
40-44: male, Chris Hapeshis, Georgetown, 22:10.09; Peter Stevens, Georgetown, 25:25.47; female, Dawn White, Raleigh, N.C., 24:06.72; Veronique Stevens, 26:12.25.
45-49: male, Earl Robbins, Lexington, Ky., 22:41.48; Joseph Pitman, Simpsonville, 32:09.22; female, Michele Gardner, Lancaster, 29:03.48; Gayle Williams, Moore, 29:08.74.
50-54: male, Brad Hafey, Myrtle Beach, 24:52.63; Butch Porter, Pawleys Island, 28:33.74; female, Patrici MacCariella, Myrtle Beach, 30:57.37; Sarah Mims, Myrtle Beach, 31:04.78.
55-59: male, Jerry Amos, Georgetown, 25:18.62; Bruce Winship, Pawleys Island, 26:57.76; female, Joan Carroll, Charlotte, N.C., 36:14.05; Carol Jayroe, Georgetown, 39:20.20.
60-64: male, Jim Jamieson, Georgetown, 29:34.18; Jim Carroll, Charlotte, N.C., 33:05.40; female, Deborah Boettcher, Georgetown, 37:33.47; Jeanie Dailey, 37:37.33.
65-69: male, Cal Ferguson, Myrtle Beach, 36:10.34; Carl Sivertsen, Myrtle Beach, 56:03.76; female, Patti Ferguson, Myrtle Beach, 37:54.64; Janis Harvey, Georgetown, 54:15.12.
Age 70+: male, Don Smith, Greensboro, N.C., 42:29.12.
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