RUNNERS TAKE OFF IN THE FIRST NORFOLK SHERIFF'S OFFICE 5K.
Norfolk Sheriff's Office 5K Run a Great Success

BY MAJOR JOSE CAMACHO

NORFOLK, VA--The Norfolk Sheriff's Office inaugural 5K Run was a great success. Sheriff Robert J. McCabe, Race Director Major Jose Camacho, and Race Coordinator Master Deputy Rick Mazgay were on hand to greet the runners and thank them for making this charitable event a huge success.

The early morning cold temperatures and overcast skies on April 10, 1999 did not prevent 184 competitors from engaging in the 3.1-mile course at the scenic Norfolk Botanical Garden. Competitors crossing the finish line ranged from age 7 through 66. As they ended their 5K run, our D.J. greeted them with the theme song from the movie Chariots of Fire.

Following the run, participants were greeted with more energizing music, food, and refreshments. As the runners waited for the results, 55 gift certificates, totaling more than $1800, were raffled.

Immediately following the raffle the highlight of the day, the awards presentation, began with all the flair of an Olympic ceremony. The 62 winners stepped up to their respective platforms and received trophies (top three runners in male and female divisions). Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals were awarded to the top three runners in each age group. The winners were also awarded a commemorative certificate.

The ability of the Norfolk Sheriff's Office to host this inaugural charitable event was made possible by 43 civic-minded sponsors and supporters. However, the key to the success was the great effort displayed by the 14 committee members and 44 volunteers from the Sheriff's Office. Many employees' family members also assisted in making this event happen. Their commitment to providing great service and support has brought high praise from the participants, sponsors, and supporters.

The charitable organizations that benefit from this fund-raising venture are: The Children's Connection, Boys and Girls Club, Muscular Dystrophy, Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital, Victims Against Crime, Hampton Roads Community Foundation, Vietnam Veterans Association, Ernie Morgan Environmental Center, Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary, and Ocean View Kiwanis.

Thanks to all the sponsors, supporters, participants, and volunteers. Your Espirit de Corps help raise over $3000. The Norfolk Sheriff's Office and the ten organizations that make up the Norfolk Sheriff Foundation are greatly appreciative of your commitment to support this charitable event.

Mark your calendars for next year's Norfolk Sheriff's Office 2nd Annual 5K Run at the scenic Norfolk Botanical Garden. On Saturday, April 8 runners will cross the start line at 9 a.m. With your support, next year will be a bigger and more fun-filled event.

 

TOP RUNNERS IN THE 14-AND-UNDER AGE GROUP FROM LEFT:
SEAN MCCAIN (2ND), ADAM ESCOBAR (1ST), AND CHARLIE
CHAPPELL (3RD).
MALE

Overall

1. Billy Edwards 15:44
2. Ryan Carroll 16:32
3. Martin Snyder 17:03

14 and Under

1. Adam Escobar 19:51
2. Sean McCain 32:11
3. Charlie Chappell 32:28

15-19

1. Tim Law 18:27
2. David Coon 18:29
3. Jesus Villasana 18:57

20-24

1. Delano Naylor 17:13
2. Michael Peeler 19:13
3. David Parker 19:47

25-29

1. Manny Casarez 17:04
2. Jeff Parsons 18:14
3. Ryan Haney 18:40

30-34

1. Chad Simpson 19:00
2. Nicholas Roach 19:35
3. Roger Bennett 20:20

35-39

1. Michael Robinson 17:15
2. Bruce Ruddock 19:28
3. David Johnson 19:34

40-44

1. Rob Levinsky 17:37
2. Paul Boyette 18:49
3. Bill Daniels 20:28

45-49

1. Chuck Lollar 18:35
2. Wayne Eckert 20:46
3. Richard Johnston 21:23

50-54

1. Jeff Long 17:53
2. Steve Frisk 18:02
3. Rod Whibley 19:59

55-59

1. Ed Brinkley 21:09
2. Doug Berry 23:13
3. Bob Kurilec 33:10
4. John Peter 39:13

60-98

1. Mel Beauchamp 23:23
2. Bill Spruill 24:36
3. Randy Ferebee 38:25

FEMALE

Overall

1. Leslie Fedon 18:09
2. Mary Davison 19:20
3. Jennifer Harper 20:53

14 and Under

1. Aspen Foster 21:24
2. Laura Edwards 23:09
3. Kristen Dicarlo 24:12

15-19

1. Erica Vaugn 22:13
2. Nicole Baskette 27:23
3. Cynthia Lawson 29:32

20-24

1. Tracy Ray 24:26
2. Cindy Vaught 25:54
3. Laurie Lawson 29:30
4. Trina McLarty 31:47

25-29

1. Michele Lawson 21:34
2. Beverly Rebar 22:29
3. Stacy Forth 23:42

30-34

1. Michele St. Laurent 23:45
2. Ellen Ruddock 24:46
3. Maryann Bright 25:27

35-39

1. Jean Lemar 22:28
2. Robin Yeuell 22:57
3. Christine McCain 26:00

40-44

1. Dorothy Winn 20:59
2. Becky Bean 22:44
3. Patricia Jones 23:40

55-59

1. Carol Peterson 30:44

60-98

1. Pat Hoosack 43:13