A group of young people receive medals after participating in the 11th annual Suffolk Family YMCA Spring Stride at Camp Arrowhead on Saturday.
A group of young people receive medals after participating in the 11th annual Suffolk Family YMCA Spring Stride at Camp Arrowhead on Saturday.

Suffolk runners hit their stride

Published 10:00pm Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Saturday’s 11th annual Suffolk Family YMCA Spring Stride enjoyed a strong turnout in its second year at Camp Arrowhead on Kenyon Road.

Camp Arrowhead operations director Matt Lewis estimated that about 120 people participated in either the 5K or the one-mile fun run/walk.

“It was a wonderful success,” he said. “People had a great time coming out there. For me, one of the most enjoyable things was watching the kids getting very excited about running their one-mile fun run. We had a lot of youth out there.”

Friends took a moment for pictures before beginning the race. Standing from left, Susan Saunders, Michelle Tomlin, April Matthews, Amber Pratt, Katelyn Harmon, Jenny Lewis and Andrea McHugh, and kneeling are Jackie Ahlsted and Kristin Cobb.
Friends took a moment for pictures before beginning the race. Standing from left, Susan Saunders, Michelle Tomlin, April Matthews, Amber Pratt, Katelyn Harmon, Jenny Lewis and Andrea McHugh, and kneeling are Jackie Ahlsted and Kristin Cobb.

Richard Caylor of Norfolk recorded the fastest 5.66K time, finishing in 25 minutes, 32 seconds. The best one-mile times came from 12-year-old Betsy Pollard of Suffolk and 8-year-old Bradley Troyer of Norfolk.

“One of the great things that we try and do at the Y is get kids involved with healthy activities, and what (is) a more healthy activity than doing a race on the weekend?” Lewis said.

Suffolk Family YMCA health and wellness director Anna Guibas took note of some of the particularly memorable moments, like one shared by Jason and Patricia Stewart of Suffolk.

“We had a husband and wife run hand-in-hand to the finish line,” Guibas said. “The wife is an avid runner, and it was her husband’s first time to run the 5K, and they did it together.”

A mother-and-daughter pair, Dawn Sutherland and Katelyn Cross of Smithfield, also crossed the line together.

Suffolk’s Karen Miles ran her first 5K and came in second among women in the 45-49 age bracket with a 40:58 time.

Following are the complete results from the event:

5.66K, Male

Ages 1 – 15

1 Mason Pratt 11 Suffolk 27:30

2 Dillon Wasinger 14 Chesapeake 28:42

3 Jamie McRoy 15 Suffolk 29:55

Ages 20 – 24

1 Andrew Kafer 23 Carrollton 28:49

Ages 25 – 29

1 Parker Sherma 25 Suffolk 26:48

Ages 30 – 34

1 Richard Caylor 34 Norfolk 25:32

2 Christopher Norakoski 31 Franklin 29:52

3 Jason Stewart 34 Suffolk 37:51

4 Will Martel 31 Suffolk 42:30

5 Andre Daughtry 32 Suffolk 43:00

6 Barac Barrera 32 Chesapeake 46:28

Ages 35 – 39

1 Bryan Nance 36 Suffolk 31:40

2 Casey Aytes 39 Suffolk 34:47

3 Justin Longo 39 Suffolk 41:26

Ages 40 – 44

1 John Carroll 42 Virginia Beach 29:37

Ages 45 – 49

1 Steve Sheppard 45 Suffolk 26:40

2 Richard Edwards 47 Virginia Beach 28:42

3 Rob Wasinger 46 Virginia Beach 28:47

Ages 50 – 54

1 Michael Nicolaides 50 Virginia Beach 33:51

2 Michael McKenzie 52 Suffolk 46:46

Ages 55 – 59

1 Ernie Marray 57 Va. Beach 27:14

2 William Dungan 57 Virginia Beach 37:18

3 Robert Parris 56 Suffolk 40:34

Ages 60-plus

1 Jack Gray 63 Suffolk 32:07

2 David Harrah 66 Virginia Beach 36:09

3 Jack Moriarity 66 Virginia Beach 37:41

4 Stephen Scudder 64 Virginia Beach 43:50

5.66K, Female

Ages 1 – 15

1 Avery Nance 12 Suffolk 39:34

2 Callie White 11 Suffolk 40:01

3 Paxton Longo 15 Suffolk 41:26

4 Audrey Nance 9 Suffolk 50:21

Ages 16 – 19

1 Brianna Longo 17 Suffolk 39:15

2 Jennifer Rombs 17 Suffolk 39:25

Ages 25 – 29

1 Allison Knappenberger 26 Suffolk 34:56

2 Patricia Stewart 26 Suffolk 37:51

3 Jennifer Lewis 26 Virginia Beach 39:39

4 Kriston Cobb 26 Suffolk 39:39

5 Katelyn Cross 25 Smithfield 43:25

6 Ayla Sherman 25 Suffolk 43:38

7 Liliana Barrera 28 Chesapeake 46:30

8 Marta Martel 28 Suffolk 50:31

9 Yasmeen Fletcher 27 Virginia Beach 52:22

10 Amy Simeone 29 Virginia Beach 52:46

Ages 30 – 34

1 Tiffany Hore 31 Carrsville 30:37

2 Catherine Ilich 34 Suffolk 31:02

3 Andrea McHugh 33 Suffolk 31:56

4 Christine O’leary 31 Suffolk 37:12

5 Amber Pratt 30 Suffolk 39:32

6 Kristina Wampler 34 Suffolk 40:50

7 Kimberly Blowe 32 Chesapeake 47:12

8 Katelynn Harmon 32 Suffolk 47:56

9 Aprele Gaddie 33 Suffolk 48:59

10 Megan Malone 30 Suffolk 52:10

11 Cora Estrella 33 Suffolk 56:59

Ages 35 – 39

1 Ann Harris 37 Suffolk 31:53

2 Jennifer Cowell 37 Virginia Beach 37:16

3 April Matthews 38 Suffolk 39:33

4 Alicia Slooffman 35 Suffolk 43:11

5 Dawn Sutherland 36 Smithfield 43:25

Ages 40 – 44

1 Michelle Tomlin 40 Carrsville 42:15

2 Raquel Nance 40 Suffolk 56:58

Ages 45 – 49

1 Charlette Lovern 48 Suffolk 39:28

2 Karen Miles 47 Suffolk 40:58

3 Pamela Sherman 49 Suffolk 42:14

Ages 50 – 54

1 Beverly Breeden 50 Suffolk 30:53

2 Arleen Tisdale 52 Suffollk 38:07

3 Wanda McKenzie 52 Suffolk 50:40

Ages 55 – 59

1 Silvia Sawyer 55 Suffolk 52:02

Ages 60-plus

1 Jackie Ahlsted 60 Suffolk 39:33

2 Susan Saunders 62 Suffolk 47:51

1 Mile, Male

Ages 6 – 12

1 Bradley Troyer 8 Norfolk 7:14

2 Mason Pratt 11 Suffolk 7:30

3 William Solares 8 Virginia Beach 8:09

4 Nicholas Cleghorn 9 Suffolk 9:17

5 Dj Dees 7 Virginia Beach 10:03

6 Seth Sheppard 8 Suffolk 10:24

7 Colin Hasty 6 Chesapeake 11:05

8 Aiden Lee 6 Chesapeake 11:36

9 Stanley Zheny 9 Suffolk 12:35

Ages 13-plus

1 Eric Cowell 13 Virginia Beach 11:13

2 Jon Lee 40 Chesapeake 14:12

3 David Gardner 50 Suffolk 19:34

1 mile, Female

Ages 6 – 12

1 Betsy Pollard 12 Suffolk 7:01

2 Lauren Hasty 9 Chesapeake 7:32

3 Kathryn Daniels 10 Virginia Beach 7:54

4 Jada Smith 12 Smithfield 7:57

5 Ellie Lynch 8 Hampton 8:15

6 Cordelia Ashley 8 Virginia Beach 8:19

7 Olivia Watters 10 Suffolk 9:29

8 Sydnee Ashley 6 Virginia Beach 9:44

9 Emily Watters 8 Suffolk 10:26

10 Kailyn McHugh 7 Suffolk 12:34

11 Audrey Woods 10 Suffolk 16:33

12 Sarah Grom 7 Suffolk 19:17

Ages 13-plus

1 Cierra Sheppard 13 Suffolk 7:52

2 Raquel Nance 40 Suffolk 9:16

3 Cora Estrella 33 Suffolk 9:16

4 Tracy Cleghorn 40 Suffolk 9:20

5 Heather Miles 19 Suffolk 10:00

6 Lisa Stalsworth 44 Suffolk 10:22

7 Andrea McHugh 33 Suffolk 12:34

8 Lillian Lee 36 Chesapeake 14:09

9 Kelly Payseur 46 Suffolk 14:57

10 Michelle Woods 47 Suffolk 16:57

11 Lois Steiner 66 Suffolk 19:46

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