Alabama Series Champions are Crowned for 2012-13 Season
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.
Twenty-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 visitwww.dirtyspokes.com or www.xterratrailrun.com.
Here is the list of 2012-13 XTERRA Alabama Trail Run Series champions:
|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|