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Powhatan runners achieve personal records, run best 5k races of year at Pole Green Spring Championships

Powhatan runners achieve personal records, run best 5k races of year at Pole Green Spring Championships

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MECHANICSVILLE - Friday was a huge day for several Powhatan High School student-athletes, who, competing unattached, either set new personal records, ran their best races of the year, or came close to new personal records in the Pole Green Spring Championships.

Senior Gavin Timmons ran a 16:41 in the boys championship 5k race. His time was 5 seconds off of his personal record and 17 seconds off of the school record.

Freshman Olivia Goodrich in the girls open A 5k ran a 21:06, which was 95 seconds quicker than her previous PR.

Also in the girls A race, freshman Kaitlyn Rissmeyer set a new personal record of 22:06 and improved on her previous time by 30 seconds.

Sophomore Carter Nuckols achieved a podium finish as he ran a 20:40 to take second place in the boys open B 5k. He was joined in the top 10 by Powhatan High School student-athletes and seniors Cody Bateman (21:43) in fourth and Ryan Moss (22:26) in seventh. Bateman also achieved a new personal record by 24 seconds.

In the boys open A 5k, sophomore Cole Whiting achieved a new personal record by 3 seconds as he ran an 18:34, and seniors Davis Tester (18:37) and Jackson Tester (19:48) each ran their best 5k races of the year. Freshman Thomas Menting ran a 21:12.

Senior Alexis Elzey ran her best 5k race of the year with a time of 23:35 in the girls A race. In the girls open B 5k, Raquel Iga placed 9th in 23:56, and senior Marissa Lampkin notched a time of 25:21.

In the girls middle school 4k, Powhatan Middle School’s Aleah Burnett ran a 19:24.

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