THE JUNIOR Achievement of Central S.C. Twilight 5K drew 138 runners on June 22.
Chapin’s Hunter McGahee, 19, took first place with a time of 17:15. Also from Chapin, Claudea Nunez-Lopez, 21, finished fifth overall and was first female in 19:03.
Columbia’s Harden Street Downhill Mile was won by Lexington’s Drew Harris, 20, who finished in 4:22. Elgin’s Orinthal Striggles, 36, finished second in 4:24.
Among the cash prizes distributed was $200 to Kenzie Riddle who finished as first female under 5:20. Her winning time of 5:18 placed her 15th overall. Columbian Megan Weiss, 35, was second female and 19th overall in 5:38.
At the July 8 Harbison Xterra 13.1-mile Trail Run, the 236 finishers included 90 from out of state. Charlotte’s Ben Hovis, 34, distanced the field in 1:28:56. Hunter McGahee was second in 1:38:35.
Finishes 4-6 were hotly contested. Columbian Dalena Custer, 30, was first female, fourth overall, in 1:50:57. Fifth overall, Charlotte’s Michelle Hazelton, 29, was clocked in 1:50:58. Charleston’s Caitlin Schier, 29, was next in 1:54:01.
Columbia’s Born in the USA 4 miler may have had a record crowd with 455 runners. From Pendleton, Charles Culberson, 22, was first overall in 21:01. West Columbian Justin Bishop, 31, finished second in 21:23. Columbian Kenzie Riddle, 28, finished 18th overall and was first female in 25:09.
Among the Masters runners, Charleston’s John Massey, 48, finished 12th overall and was first Masters finisher in 24:18. Birgit Spann of Irmo, age 50, was 34th overall and first female Masters finisher in 27:27.
Hilton Head’s annual July 4th Firecracker 5K had 1,514 finishers. Michigan runner Brett Burdick, 21, took first in 15:40. Seth Tucker, 25, from Hardeeville finished in 16:19, third place and top SC finisher. From Hardeeville, Leslie Thomas, 21, was 19th overall and first female in 18:00.