Alabama Series Champions are Crowned for 2012-13 Season

May. 23, 2013

Age-group winners range in age from 13 to 73

The XTERRA Alabama Trail Run Series truly was for runners of all ages during the 2012-13 season. A look at the list of age-group champions for the season is proof enough.

XTERRA Oak Mountain Trail Run StartTwenty-one runners earned age-group championships for the XTERRA Alabama Trail Run Series, and they ranged from 13-year-old Korey Shively from Madison, Alabama, to 73-year-old Bruce Greene from Anniston, Alabama.

Shively won the male 10-14 age division; Jase Bell, also from Madison, won the male 15-19 age division. They are both students at James Clemens High School, and members of the cross country and track teams.

The 2012-13 XTERRA Alabama Trail Run Series featured six races, spread over eight months. The series concluded last weekend with nearly 600 runners participating in the XTERRA Oak Mountain Trail Runs at Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham, Alabama.

Nineteen of the 21 age-group champions for 2013 are from the state of Alabama. One is from Mississippi, and one is from Georgia.

Lynne Leonard from Lucedale, Mississippi, won the female 50-54 age division for the second consecutive season.

Rick Rantamaki from Dacula, Georgia, won the male 45-49 age division. Last year, he won an age-group championship in the XTERRA Georgia Trail Run Series. He competed in both the Alabama and Georgia Series this year.

Every age-group champion from the Alabama Series will receive a free entry to the 2013 XTERRA Trail Run National Championship, which is scheduled for September 22 at Snowbasin Resort near Ogden, Utah.

The 2013-14 XTERRA Alabama Trail Run Series is scheduled to begin in September. Runners of all ages and skill levels can enter the races. For more information, please or

Here is the list of 2012-13 XTERRA Alabama Trail Run Series champions:


Age Group Name Age Hometown State
Female 20-24 Ali Edwards 22 Birmingham AL
Female 25-29 Elaina Pribyl 26 Gardendale AL
Female 30-34 Sasha Robertson 34 Anniston AL
Female 35-39 Kristie Northern 36 Trussville AL
Female 40-44 Sunny Workman 42 Pelham AL
Female 45-49 Cindy Jackson 48 Huntsville AL
Female 50-54 Lynne Leonard* 50 Lucedale MS
Female 60-64 Luvern Blackwood 62 Trafford AL
Male 10-14 Korey Shively 13 Madison AL
Male 15-19 Jase Bell 15 Madison AL
Male 20-24 Steven Romo 21 Dothan AL
Male 25-29 David Wall 26 Madison AL
Male 30-34 William Paulk 32 Birmingham AL
Male 35-39 Jay Crosby 39 Madison AL
Male 40-44 Matt Brown 41 Boaz AL
Male 45-49 Rick Rantamaki 46 Dacula GA
Male 50-54 Matt Holdbrooks 50 Trussville AL
Male 55-59 Mark Richey 57 Gadsden AL
Male 60-64 James Durant 64 Hoover AL
Male 65-69 Don Catchings 66 Oxford AL
Male 70-74 Bruce Greene 73 Anniston AL
*Repeat champion from 2012
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