Whether it was your first or 39th Peachtree Road Race on Friday, it was probably the best weather that you will ever get in Atlanta on July 4th. I hope that Independence Day got off to a great start for all of the runners, especially this group of GSU alums who sent in their names. It was a great morning on Peachtree Street for all of us and our 60,000. If you need motivation to run it next year, just ask anyone who has run it and they will tell you why it is worth it.
So without further ado, here are the results of some great Georgia State runners:
- Zaven O’Bryant – Finished with a time of 33:12 and placed 68th overall. The former Georgia State cross country runner was the 16th fastest Georgian and has it fifth-straight top-100 finish.
- Brad Smith – Competing in the wheelchair division, Brad finished with a personal best time of 29:54 (Photo above).
- Jeremy Williams – The former cross country runner finished in 2,922-place with a time of 48:04.
- Chuck Speight – Running his 39th Peachtree, the 68-year old finished in 1:21:45.
- Ann Speight – Running her 37th Peachtree, Ann finished in 1:54:59.
- Johnnie Engesser – Finished with a time of 1:12:11 to finish in the top half of the field.
- Patsy Engesser – Finished just ahead of her husband with a time of 1:11:47.
- John McCosh – Broke the one-hour barrier with a time of 59:55.
- Dale Krambier – Finished with a time of 1:09:27.
- Mackenzie Nail – The rising sophomore cross country runner ran the 6.2-mile course in 53:39.
- Montino Ingram – Ran down Peachtree in 1:17:51.
- Nathalie Ingram – Finished the race with a time of 1:22:11
- Carlos Galindo – Former cross country runner who graduated in 2012 and finished in 144th-place with a time of 35:14.
- Lauren Blankenship – The former cross country assistant coach finished in 222nd-place with a time of 36:49.
- Mike Holmes – Came in with a personal-best time of 1:00:36 in his third Peachtree, just missing his goal of under an hour.
- Todd Craig – Although not a GSU alum, (he rarely misses a basketball game) finished with a time of 57:04.
- Billy Brackin – One of the original Peachtree runners, finished in 46:10 (2,140th) at age 66.
- Dr. Charles Fallis – One of the race’s oldest finishers, Dr. Fallis, 88, a retired college of ed professor among the many things he did at GSU, clocked in 1:45.29.
- James Griffin – A 2006 graduate finished the race in 59:27. It was his first Peachtree, but is now hooked and plans to run many more.
- Michael Johnson-Weeks: A rising junior who was a member of the track and field team finished the race in 43:32.
- Mike Tiller – A member of the class of ’82 served as a volunteer for the race. An extra big thank you from the InsideGSUSports blog staff.
Congratulations to all of the runners.
If you would like to be added to the list, send your information to Associate Sports Information Director Mike Holmes (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will add it to the list. Also feel free to send along a photo and we will include that as well.
– Mike Holmes