31st Annual Green River Road Race
Runners began gearing up for the Annual Green River Catfish Festival last Saturday with the running of the 31st Green River Road Race. 59 runners and 8 walkers participated in the road race.
Butler Countian Jordan Green was the first person to cross the finish line with an overall time of 29:54. Green won two trophies for his efforts as he was the first runner and the first Butler Countian to Finnish the race.
The overall female runner was Karen McGuffy with a time of 38:11.The overall walker winner was Nancy Padifield.
Some of the local winners included:
The first Butler Countian female runner was Hannah Perry at 43:26. She is a member of the Butler County Cross Country Team.
Marisa Smith placed first in the female 40-44 age division.
Ethan Jenkins won the male 16-19 division, Jonathan Whittinghill placed second, and Matthew Embry placed third in the male 0-15 division.
Todd Porter placed first in the 30-34 age division.
BC cross country team members Delaney Embry and Dalys Bishop placed 2nd and 3rd in the female 0-15 age group. Hannah Perry won the age division.
Chanda Hampton placed 3rd in the female 16-19 division.
Kaitlin Harrison and baby Georgia Grace finished the road race in 1:01:18 in the 25-29 age division.
Kim Grubb finished second in the 40-44 age group with a time of 1:01:17.
Rebecca Mudd won the 45-49 age group with a time of 57:05.
The 31st Annual Green River Road Race was sponsored by Jones Funeral Chapel, Morgantown Bank and Trust, Whittinghill Rentals and Construction, and State Representative C.B. Embry, Jr. Embry also ran the race and placed in his age division.
Event organizer, Jeff Whittinghill.