New River 5K winners announced



Sixty-two people and one dog came out Saturday morning to take part in the New River Trail 5K, which serves as the main fundraiser for Pulaski County High School’s Cross Country and Track team.

Taking first place overall in the run were Jared Hidalgo (18:34) for the males and Lisa Homa (21:52) for the females. Second and third place males were Butch Hudson (20:20) and Brent Lynch (20:24), respectively. Kristi VanCour (21:52) finished second for the women and Akaela Feng (22:36) took third place.

Male and Female masters (age 40+) winners were James Harmon (21:34) and Andi Schrader (27:16), who was accompanied on the run by her dog, Dash.

The race, in its sixth year, begins and ends at Cool Springs and follows the New River Trail.

Other winners were as follows:


Males, 10 and under

Kai Feng

Ben Pratt

Yasiel Hidalgo


Males, 11-15

Jacob Pratt

Jake Winesett

Eric Pratt


Females, 11-15

Allison Caudill

Emma Kate Greene

Tiffany Dobbins


Males, 16-20

Braxton Terry

Matt Warden


Males, 21-25

Ryan Kiel


Females, 21-25

Allison Clark

Sarah Pearman


Males, 26-30

Jorge Ventura


Females, 26-30

Gina Piscura

Irena Childress

Beth Stoots


Females, 31-35

Rebekkah Ferrell

Amanda Krunsberg

Alison Childress


Females, 36-40

Kim Wade

Heather Lambert


Males, 41-45

Rob Hodges

Jason Greene


Females, 41-45

Sally Howard

Tasha Cox


Males, 46-50

Wu Feng

Glenn Matthews

Brad Terry


Females, 46-50

Annette Feng

Amy Turman

Sheila Lynch


Males, 51-55

Dirk Akers

Colin Mickey

Bob Piscura


Females 51-55

Teresa Hoge


Females, 56-60

Betty Jo Willard

Lynne Clark

Diane Coleman


Males, 60 and older

Jack Gill

Ron Rogers


Pulaski Town Manager John Hawley said participation in the 5K was up from last year. He thanked all sponsors and participants on behalf of the town of Pulaski and the track/cross country team.

All runner times will be posted on the town’s website,, later this week, according to Hawley.

He also noted that someone left a half-marathon hat at the park. The owner can contact Dave Hart at 994-8624 to arrange a time to pick it up.



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