Turkey Trot final results

The Waynesboro Family YMCA hosted a growing Thanksgiving tradition with the 2011 Dick Meador Memorial Turkey Trot.

More than 300 registrants enjoyed family and fellowship with ideal racing conditions. Events included a 500-yard swim, a 1K Gobbler Trot for our younger athletes, a 5K run, and 5K walk.

Final Results

5oo-yard swim
5K Run Male
5K Run Female
5K Walk Male
5K Walk Female
Gobbler Trot
Fun Prizes
Link to Facebook photo album

This year’s top racer in the 5K for the male division was Lucas Moffett, running a blistering 17:28. The top female athlete in the 5k run was Briana Shelton with a 21:34.

Also worth noting was young athlete Lucas Farmer. This dynamic 7-year-old participated in every event – the 500-yard swim, Gobbler Trot, and then decided to race the 5k – running in 25:51. Wow!

In the 500-yard swim, our top male performer was also one of our younger athletes posting a 6:32. Our top female swimmer was also the top swimmer of the day, Jessica Arnold, with a 5:20. An exciting side race happened in our 12-and-under females as Kristen Wagner barely tapped out Libby Young as they raced the 500 in 7:10. The majority of our swimmers came from the YMCA’s swim team – SMAC. SMAC swept the state Virginia Small Team Division Championships with both boys and girls and short-course season and long-course season.

The Gobbler Trot opened with an energetic group of young racers to Michael Buffer’s “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble” with parents running alongside. Thanks to Heaven Basalmo for donning the turkey outfit and running with the Gobblers! The aforementioned Lucas Farmer won for the boys in 7:37. The top girl racer was Katie Cummings running in 8:31.

Our walkers came out in force for the event. We had many dogs and strollers joining in the 5K walk as well. Our top male walker is a perennial winner in the event finishing in 36:06. Our top female walker was Erin McDermott posting a 31:15.

It’s a tradition with the Trot to recognize a number of specialty prizes. This year’s youngest participant, 2 and a half years old, was Xavier Fish. Our oldest racer was Lee Wion – over 70 years old. The participant that traveled the furthest to complete was Nancy Mengebier from Merced, Calif. – over 2,600 miles away – with honorable mention going to Sharon Stanley from Fresno, Calif. The Kappes Crew brought the largest family to the Trot and McDermott/Jongeward clan had the largest group participate.

The YMCA provided over $130,000 in scholarships for children and families that could not normally afford Y programming. Proceeds from the race go towards support the YMCA mission! Thanks to all that participated.

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