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More than 300 runners of all ages take off in the annual Mayview Madness race. Photo by Lynn Willis




Originally published: 2012-09-27 08:55:14
Last modified: 2012-09-27 08:55:14

Madness takes over at Mayview

Jeff Eason

In 13 short years, the Stick Boy Mayview Madness 5K Road Race has become one of the most popular running events in the High Country.

Last Saturday, 327 runners of all ages participated in the Mayview Madness 5K in Blowing Rock, raising thousands of dollars for the Blue Ridge Conservancy, an organization dedicated to protecting natural resources in the North Carolina mountains.

According to race organizers, this year’s race attracted the largest number of runners in its 13-year history.

In the women’s overall category, Lori Crotts of Vilas came in first with at time of 18 minutes, 44.36 seconds. Taylor Grupton of Blowing Rock finished second (20:31.87) and Doria Kosmala of Boone finished third (20:58.08).

In the men’s overall category, Cameron Bean of Blowing Rock finished first (15:30.47), while Peyton Hoyal of Boone came in second (15:55.53) and Caleb Masland of Blowing Rock finished in third (16:27.38).

In the masters women’s category, Virginia Purcell of Chapel Hill finished first (22:39.24), while Kristen Ririe of Winston-Salem came in second (23:04.62) and Vanessa Kosmala of Boone finished in third place (24:08.63).

In the masters men’s category, Tim Meigs of Raleigh finished in first place (17:54.07), while Jack Brown of Lenoir came in second (19:06.98) and Chris Squires of Raleigh finished in third place (19:42.37).

In the 13-and-younger girls’ category, Abby Vogel of Blowing Rock finished in first place (26:01.98), while Andie Waugh of Boone came in second place (26:30.06), Alexandra Schevrer of Blowing Rock came in third (27:47.99), Hannah Marlett of Boone came in fourth (29:47.99), Emily Benson of Cary came in fifth (29:48.71), Katie MacKnight of Boone came in sixth (30:53.26),  Zoe Brown of Boone came in seventh (30:53.98), Amanda Lubkemann of Boone came in eighth (30:54.08), Alice Knight of Boone came in ninth (33:30.89) and Tory Jensen of Banner Elk came in 10th  (34:26.40).
In the 14-18 women’s category, Megan Linke of Boone finished first (25:30.75), while Kory Morgan of Gold Hill came in second (33:00.51).

In the 19-29 women’s category, Lizzy Hester of Asheville finished first (21:47.62), while Tracie Haines of Boone came in second (24:03.65), Kelly Maness of Boone came in third (24:24.43), Robin Hale of Boone came in fourth (24:50.09), Jennifer Arms of Boone came in fifth (25:44.80) and Karina Peterson came in sixth (26:04.77).

In the 30-39 women’s category, Jason Beach of Boone finished first (25:46.59), while Elayne Bishop of Boone came in second (25:55.44), Brandy Brinegar came in third (26:02.64), Sarah Cooper of Boone came in fourth (26:58.56), Kim McDaniel of Raleigh came in fifth (27:05.20) and Charlotte Garvey of Boone came in sixth (27:53.00).

In the 40-49 women’s category, Susy Slingland of Boone finished first (24:26.28), while Melissa Dick of Blowing Rock came in second (24:42.63), Gail Sears of Boone came in third (25:13.84), Cynthia Pacchiana of Chapel Hill came in fourth (25:24.47), Ashley Wilson of Chapel Hill came in fifth (25:30.12) and Holly Ambler came in sixth (26:30.48).

In the 50-59 women’s category, Michelle Johnson of Boone finished first (24:28.21), while Eri Ohashu came in second (25:12.72), Sandy Padden of Chapel Hill came in third (25:48.90), Maggie Jonas of Blowing Rock came in fourth (26:22.07), Donna Thackwray of Morganton came in fifth (26:32.75) and Barbara Evans of Beaver Creek came in sixth (26:37.48).

In the women’s 60-69 category, Gail Story of Blowing Rock finished first (29:21.21), while Debbie Airey of Boone came in second (31:31.10), Kitty Rominger of Vilas came in third (31:50.58), Deborah Thurston of Newland came in fourth (35:31.31), Jennifer Mecho of Boone came in fifth (39:17.51) and Jodi Constantino of Boone came in sixth (41:19.37).

In the 70 and older women’s category, Loretta Hubble of Blowing Rock finished first (38:46.39), while Joan Hearn came in second (53:17.21).

In the 13 and younger boys’ category, Christopher Kenrady of Boone finished first (23:22.02), while Ryan Trate of Boone came in second (23:23.26), Ethan Rothrock of Vilas came in third (27:02.54), Caleb Coatney of Boone came in fourth (27:05.88), Tate Anagnos came in fifth (28:08.76)  and Walter Clark of Lansing came in sixth (28:53.05).

In the 14-18 boys’ category, Andrew Crumpler of Boone finished first (20:57.59), while Michael Holland of Beech Mountain came in second (23:14.10), Powell Glidewell of Boone came in third (25:43.39), Colt Jensen of Banner Elk came in fourth (30:48.07) and Sam Milner came in sixth (41:56.90).

In the 19-29 men’s category, Jason Midkiff of Boone finished first (17:57.94), while Christopher Patino of Boone came in second (18:34.97), Kerry Werner Jr. of Banner Elk came in third (18:40.91), Jack Henderson of Boone came in fourth (19:06.49), Caleb Critcher of Deep Gap came in fifth (19:14.02) and Brice Colbert of Boone came in sixth (20:24.05).

In the 30-39 men’s category, Damon Braxton of Boone finished first (19:46.97), while Tommy Wagoner of Mooresville came in second (20:46.04), Aaron Westphal of Boone came in third (21:02.82), Eric Heigl of Boone came in fourth (21:27.87), Santiago Espinosa of Boone came in fifth (22:22.67) and Ivan Coffey of Blowing Rock came in sixth (22:42.55).

In the 40-49 men’s category, Johnny Vanderford of Whitsett finished in first place (20:48.86), while Wayne Middlesteadt of Boone came in second (20:51.63), Scott J. Townsend of Boone came in third (21.19.77), Will Sears of Boone came in fourth (23:11.10), Mark Hodges of Vilas came in fifth (23:34.62) and Joseph Goldstein of Plantation, Fla., came in sixth (24:04.13).
 
In the 50-59 men’s category, Terry Anderson of Boone finished in first place (21:03.26), while Dean Moyer of Banner Elk came in second (21:07.71), Ray Russell of Boone came in third (21:42.61), Eugene Jesel of Blowing Rock came in fourth (22:56.04), Cliff Baldwin of Boone came in fifth (22:56.21) and Tim Holland of Beech Mountain came in sixth (23:12.22).

In the 60-69 men’s category, Doug Blackford of Todd finished in first place (23:04.08), while John Jarrell of Taylorsville came in second (23:43.83), Chuck Bayles of Blowing Rock came in third (23:49.18), Lance Campbell of Blowing Rock came in fourth (27:14.78), Mike Rominger of Vilas came in fifth (27:49.30) and John Murray came in sixth (28:45.72).

In the 70 and older men’s category, Harold Blakenship of Lenoir finished in first place (28:58.73), while Michael Jenkins of Boone came in second (37:08.95), Karl Mamola of Boone came in third (37:44.26) and Dick Hearn of Boone came in fourth (45:28.61).

The Mayview Madness 5K Road Race is sponsored by Stick Boy Bread Company of Boone and benefits the Blue Ridge Conservancy.

The Blue Ridge Conservancy is a private, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization incorporated in North Carolina. Since its founding, it has protected over 16,000 acres in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes and Yancey counties. In addition to protecting working farmland, BRC’s efforts have resulted in the creation of state natural areas such as Beech Creek Bog, Bear Paw and Bullhead Mountain. It continues to help Elk Knob State park expand its borders, and in 2008, it led the way in establishing a 2,000-acre state game land preserve on Pond Mountain in Ashe County.

In May 2010, Blue Ridge Rural Land Trust based in West Jefferson and the High Country Conservancy, based in Boone, merged to create the Blue Ridge Conservancy.

 
For more information and stories, see The Blowing Rocket.


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