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Close finish, good cause
Ellington, Baksa set pace for Breakthrough Run


Stewart Ellington of Farragut made it three Breakthrough Run For Autism Overall Male Open championships the past four years.

Ellington, 35, a former Tennessee Vols All-American distance runner, edged out Andy Baksa (16:05.2 versus 16:06.1), former FHS multiple state champ and ex-UT runner, to win the annual charity run in Turkey Creek on and around Parkside Drive Saturday morning, April 17.

Ellington, honorary Run chairman whose family deals with autism, and Baksa, 26, were two of 212 participants.

Other winners: Kathy Wolski, Overall Female Open (18:58.0); Kumi Alderson, Overall Female Masters (22:24.2); Chip Lowder, Overall Male Masters (19:49.3); Becky Tener, Overall Female Grandmasters (23:53.2); Kurt Backstrom, Overall Male Grandmasters (21:34.6); Pat Denton, Overall Female Veteran (29:49.6); Herbert Gengler, Overall Male Veteran (27:05.5).


10-and-under: Carter Coughlin, Lindsay Holliday; 11-14 boys, David Kroski; 15-19, Jake Fuqua, Kristy Niemeyer; 20-24, Spensir Mowery, Samantha Henley; 25-29, Caleb Gregory, Stefani Clark; 30-34, Ben Smith, Mandi Wilks; 35-39, Doug Yeager, Kristin Yeager; 40-44, Robert Branson, Susan Pribish; 45-49, Ned Babb, Sharon Rivers; 50-54, Marvin Barnwell, Melanie Baxter; 55-59, Dave Alderman, Elizabeth Ritchie; 60-64, Wendell Davis, Elsbeth Freeman; 65-69, Bud Holland, Susan Johnson; 70-74, Jerry Thress, Jo Lay.

 

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