Andrew Catanese and Jessica Reagin captured the titles at the XTERRA Mt. Tabor 13K Trail Run last weekend on December 1st. This was the final race in the XTERRA Georgia Trail Run Series, which included five races. The season kicked off on September 22nd with XTERRA Harbins Park and concluded with XTERRA Mt. Tabor.
Andrew Catanese won the race in 53:57. Wayne Goff was second in 58:01 and Scott Morgan was third in 1:00:13.
In the women’s division, Jessica Reagin covered the course in 1:11:26. Mari Jablonski was second in 1:16:02 and Sally Bray was third in 1:19:24.
Athletes earned points in each race of the XTERRA Georgia Trail Run Series. 100 points were awarded to each age group champ, with points awarded through 15th place. The athlete with the most points- by gender and age group-race earns the title of XTERRA Georgia Trail Run Series Champion and earns free entry into the XTERRA National Championship in Ogden, Utah in September 2019. If a race offers two distances, only the longer distance awards XTERRA Series Points.
Barbara Ezell, the 55-59 XTERRA Georgia Trail Run Regional Champ had to miss racing in XTERRA Mt. Tabor because she competed in the XTERRA Trail Run World Championship on December 2nd. This was the only race in the series she missed. This year alone, Ezell competed in XTERRA UNG, Fort Yargo, Harbins Park, Allatoona Creek, Thrill in the Hills, and Little Mulberry.
“This was a long and tough series,” said Ezell, who lives in Georgia. “I just love the racing atmosphere, the adrenaline rush, and the competition. But best of all I love meeting people who all enjoy doing what I love to do and run on beautiful trails.”
In the 6K race at XTERRA Mt. Tabor, Mitch Novy won with a time of 27:33. Bruce Catanzarite was second in 29:38 and Tim Spradin was third in 30:12. In the women's race, Candice Poor won with a time of 37:13. Jessica Gerard was second in 38:33 and Brenda Christian was third in 41:50.
Photo courtesy of Wingfoot Photos.