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Sunday, May 2, 1999 -- Huntington
Fyffe Jones 4.01K Run & Walk
Story by Don Parks with photos by Lisa Selmon.

[Coverage/Recap w/Pics] [Pic Set 1] [Pic Set 2] [Pic Set 3]
[Overall Results] [Results by Class]

0.01K down, just 4.00K more to go
The Fyffe-Jones CPAs had everything organized and ready (hey, they're accountants!) for a nice run through Huntington's Ritter Park on Sunday, May 2nd. The 4:01pm start came under beautiful late afternoon skies with temperatures just under the 80 degree mark. With the help of the Huntington Track Club and the Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District, along with a great crowd of enthusiastic participants, the event was guaranteed to be a success. Not-to-mention that everyone's efforts were helping to raise money for the American Diabetes Association.

Kelly McGraw
Kelly McGraw led the women's field from the start
A quick start was necessary for this fast 2.5 mile out-and-back course, and by the one mile mark it was clear that Zachary Anderson, Robert Smith and Scott Clark would be the ones battling for the top spot. The three ran close until about the 2 mile mark where Anderson slowly began to put some distance on Smith and Clark. He took his advantage to the tape, for a first place overall finish in 13:30. The time also set a new course record, taking 2 seconds off the previous record set by Brent Jarrell.

The battle for second continued as Clark made a move with under a quarter-mile remaining. Smith, however, was not to be dropped and stayed on his heels. With only yards to the finish, Smith surged and came around Clark's shoulder to grab the second overall position in 13:40.

Catlin Irr
Catlin Irr saves a big smile, and a big kick, for the finish
Among the female runners, it was Kelly McGraw who enjoyed an uncontested victory with a time of 15:36 and an 8th overall finish. Second place went to Karen Huffman (19:08) who was able to hold of Emily Millen (19:12) by just a few seconds.

There were many more great runs and smiling faces as all the competitors crossed the finish line with the pride that comes from a job well done. The great folks that organized and sponsored the event had plenty of cool refreshments for everyone. And, for those fortunate enough to come out on top, there were beautiful trophies awarded. But when it came to the random prizes, it wasn't speed that counted, just a little luck.