Hansons' Men Sweep Orlando 5k; Claim Top Women's Spots on the Road & On the Track
The Hansons-Brooks Distance Project made another impressive weekend showing; this time across the middle-distance field. On Saturday, January 19, Hansons runners swept the men' race and claimed the women's title in the 32nd annual Dick Batchelor 5k Run for the Children, sponsored by Universal Orlando Resort.
Jake Riley claimed the overall victory, clocking in at 14:11 for the 5000-meter road race. Riley was followed by Robert Scribner in second at 14:15; Ethan Shaw third in 14:22; Brendan Gregg fourth in 14:24; and Dustin Emerick fifth in 14:42. In addition to taking the top five spots, Hansons' Neely Spence Gracey claimed the top female place, racing 15:55 for the 5,000-meter.
The 32nd Annual Dick Batchelor Run for the Children led the runners through CityWalk, Universal Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Orlando, Florida. All proceeds from the run benefit the Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families, part of the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, helping to support child abuse prevention and treatment, and free healthcare for uninsured teens. For more information, please visit http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1044976.
Earlier in the weekend, Dot McMahon tested her speed on the indoor track, running 9:43.24 for 3,000-meters at the Saginaw Valley State University Indoor Classic on Friday, January 18. She placed first in the event.