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Reese, Whitney set new marks at Discover Roanoke 5K
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 8:16 AM
Tyler Reese and Hanna Whitney were the top male and female finishers, respectively, of the 5K portion of the Discover Roanoke 10K/5K/1 Mile Race, held Saturday, April 15, in downtown Roanoke.
Reese and Whitney both set course records en route to their victories. Reese, a 28-year-old from Paulding, OH, crossed the finish line in 18:32.7. Whitney, a 14-year-old from Roanoke, stepped over the end stripe in 21:31.6.
In the 10K portion of the race, Brad Prather was the male winner while Samantha Chapman was the female victor. Prather, a 45-year-old from Roanoke, clocked in at 34:55.4, while Chapman, a 26-year-old from Indianapolis, stopped the timer in 46:02.7.
The race’s one-mile competition saw Grace Lane finish first among female competitors in a record-setting time. The 12-year-old from Churubusco came home in 7:48.7.
Sam Double, a 10-year-old from Roanoke, was the one-mile competition’s top male runner, finishing in 8:10.9.
Proceeds from the race benefitted the Roanoke Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization.