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Saturday, April 6, 2002 -- Williamson, WV
Tug Valley RRC City of Williamson 10K (iPO Event Id#: 4868)
Story and photos by Ariana Kincaid

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2002 Race Pic
Not quite ready for shorts
Thirty hardy souls braved the early April snow and came out to compete in the Third Annual Tug Valley Road Runners Club City of Williamson 10K. Registration was held in the small but warm and cozy lobby of the Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College. Race director Dave Hatfield told us he had some early morning jitters when he heard the wind as he awoke this morning, but the three pre-registrants were joined by 27 other fine folks who would not be deterred by the weather, and the day was a success.

Blowing away the competition and last year's record time was Thomas Meadows, 25, with a time of 36:39:65. And he did it wearing shorts, folks, with temps in the 30s! Second place went to last year's winner, Harold Deaton, 56, with a time of 41:25:03. Third overall was Alan Horowitz, 44, at 42:55:02.

Race Pic
Saving a big kick for the finish
The first woman to appear around the far turn by SWVCTC was Katrina Blankenship. Katrina, 32, finished with a time of 50:41:21. Sherri Morgan-Ellison, 38, finished second for the women with a time of 54:05:92. And in third for the women was Brenda Mounts, 36, in 57:00:78.

Apart from the race going on despite the snow, one of the interesting stories was that of Jillian Williams, 19, who came in first in her age group, and 29th Overall, but just started running three weeks prior to the race! Way to go, Jillian!

Sponsors included SWVCTC, Hardee's, Coca-Cola, Tug Valley Physical Therapy, and Power 106.7 FM. Special thanks to the folks who did double duty--as race helpers and participants, and to all who came out to support the Tug Valley Road Runners Club!