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Redneck Run again a success

Pictured above are the various age group winners in the 2016 Kory Franklin Memorial Redneck Run.  Photo by Michelle Bilyeu.
Pictured above are the various age group winners in the 2016 Kory Franklin Memorial Redneck Run. Photo by Michelle Bilyeu.

By Mark Carpenter –

The 2016 version of the Kory Franklin Memorial Redneck Run was held in Manchester on May 7 and again it was a successful day raising money for the Kory Franklin Scholarship Fund.
The overall male winner of the 5K race was Ethan Pennywitt, while the overall female winner was Shyanne Tucker.
Following are the winners in the various age groups:
14 and Under: Male- First Place, Daryan Rigsby; Second Place, Rylan Wikoff
Female- First Place, Abby Freeman; Second Place, McKenzie Morrison
15 through 18: Male- First Place, Jordan Freeman; Second Place, Jacob Purdon
Female- First Place, Billie Kinhalt; Second Place, McKayla Smith
19 through 24: Male- First Place, Nathaniel Grayson
25 through 29: Male- First Place, Dustin Cook
35 through 39: Male- First Place, Doug Mack; Second Place, Josh Morgan
45 through 49: Male- First Place, Jeff Newman; Second Place, Monte Meyer
50 though 54: Female- First Place, Coletta Hamilton
55 though 59: Male- First Place, Bob Ross; Second Place, Marcus Bess
60 and over: Male- First Place, Vic Bowman; Second Place, Randy Lewis
Female- First Place- Vicki Bess

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