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With more than 450 participants, the Panola College 5K set a new record on Saturday, April 6. Contributions are still being tallied, but Brian Naples said donations have already surpassed the $27,000 mark set last year.

Erick Dodge was the first place finisher with a time of 22:41.922. The other top nine finishers include:

2 – Thomas Bogue – 22:53.623
3 – Dylan Bounds – 22:55.918
4 – Rey Stad – 23:02.111
5 – Art Horton – 23:30.117
6 – Shane Hurley – 23:41.738
7 – Hernan Hernandez – 23:45.921
8 – David Woodard – 23:50.363
9 – Chloe Neuman – 24:12.832
10 – Andrew Davis – 24:52.13

Check this link for Complete Results – 2013 Panola College Pony Express 5K.

In addition to overall results, top finishers in various age categories are posted.

Bounds, who finished third overall, was the top finisher in the Male 10-19 age group. Howard Bennett was the top finisher in the Male 20-29 group. Erick Dodge, who was the first place finisher overall, was the top finisher in the Male 30-39 age group. Art Horton finished first in the Male 40-49 group. David Woodard finished first in the 50-59 group.  Thomas Bogue finished first in the 60-69.

Chloe Neuman finished first in the Female 10-19 group. Hilary Peace finished first in the 20-29 group.  Kimberlee Robinson finished first in the 30-39 group. Rey Stad was the top finisher in the 40-49 group. Caroline Parks finished first in the 50-59 group.

Two Panola College professors finished in the 60-69 age group — Ann Boland and Becky Gullette.

Fannie Watson was the top — and only — official finisher in the 80-89 age group.

Brian Naples, SGA faculty sponsor, said this third year of the 5K was the best yet.

“I wanted to send out a heartfelt thank you to everyone who help set up or participated in the 5k on Saturday,” he said. “The event was a wonderful success!  I am just amazed every year at the incredible, supportive nature of both the campus community and the people of Carthage.  There are so many people to thank for making the 5k a success that I have no idea where to begin.  You all did such a wonderful and marvelous job.  We will be letting you all know what the final numbers to the event are as soon as we can put them together.”

The fundraising event, sponsored by the Student Government Association, supports the Panola College Foundation. Funds are used to fund scholarships for students and to provide grants for instructional activities.

See more photos in the 2013 Panola College 5K Run Photo Gallery.  SGA Reporter Jessica Soto’s photos are posted in Gallery 2 – 2013 Panola College 5K Run. More photos are being added over the next few days to the Panola College Alumni Facebook page. Check out the Alumni 5K Photos.





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