Monday, May 31, 2010

Valdosta, Georgia: Memorial Day 5K Run

Stephen and Jacob ran in the Valdosta, Georgia Memorial Day 5K Run today. Stephen finished 11th overall and 1st in his age group. Jacob finished 1st in his age group in the 5k, then 15 minutes after finishing the 5k he decided he wanted to run in the 1 mile run. Jacob finished 1st overall in the mile with a time of 7:15.

Stephen and Jacob had to compete in the 5k against a number of Valdosta State University's Cross Country runners. The top overall male and female winners were VSU runners. I thought they both did pretty well. Stephen threw up after the race and blamed it on the three sodas he had this weekend. He's probably right. Check out some of the pictures:
Let the race begin.

Stephen is in fourth. The Masked Avenger leads.

Here comes Jacob.

This is the eventual overall winner.
He is on the Cross Country Team at VSU.

Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth.

Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and Ninth.

Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth.

The Overall Female Winner.
She is also on the VSU Cross Country Team.

Sup Jake.

Is it time for dinner yet?

Warming up for the Mile Run.
Jake thought he'd give it a try right after the 5K.

The kid in front opened up a large early lead.
You can see Jacob right behind the guy in the red shirt.

Jacob takes the lead coming down the home stretch.

Jacob widens the lead.

Jacob wins the mile in 7:15
The VSU CC teams looks on.

The Overall Male and Female 5K Winners

Stephen, Jacob and the Masked Avenger.

Top Male and Female 1 Mile Winners

The Awards were American Flag Pins.
Very appropriate for Memorial Day.

Jacob gets his Award for 1st place
in the 5K race 11 and under age group.

Jacob sporting both of his victory pins.

Stephen gets his 1st place award
in the 5k 12-14 age group.