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Participants in the Heritage Festival 5-K are pictured on the steps at the Fayette County Courthouse.

FAYETTEVILLE — Christian Smooth and Holly Rooper were winners in the New River Gorge Heritage Festival 5-K Run in late June.

Smooth toured the 3.1-mile course in 17 minutes, 34 seconds, nipping runner-up Larry Taylor (17:35). Third-place men’s honors were claimed by Trevor DeLigne (19:19).

Meanwhile, Rooper (22:27) turned back Amy Webb (24:04) and Catherine Higgins (24:23) to earn bragging rights in the women’s division.

In the accompanying 5-K walk, Jerry Ramsey (31:04) led the way.

Run age group winners included: 12-and-under male — Jessie Legg, 29:20; 13-15 male — Johnny Moo, 22:41; 13-15 female — Jordan Brenner, 31:22; 16-19 male — Stephan Cantley, 20:29; 20-24 male — Sean Collins, 21:08; 25-29 male — Heath Damron, 19:31; 25-29 female — Rebecca Hansen, 33:00; 30-34 male — Aaron Kaylor, 19:28; 30-34 female — Traci Bickford, 26:23; 35-39 female — Lisa McKenzie, 31:48; 40-44 male — David McDowell, 26:59; 45-49 male — Todd Matson, 19:44; 45-49 female — Vivian Higgins, 27:39; 55-59 male — Ron Shuck, 22:27; 60-and-over male — Eddie Simms, 22:59; and 60-and-over female — Jean Evansmore, 35:31.

Following are overall results from the New River Gorge Heritage Festival 5-K Run/Walk:



5-K Run



1) Christian Smooth, 17 minutes, 34 seconds

2) Larry Taylor, 17:35

3) Trevor DeLigne, 19:19

4) Aaron Kaylor, 19:28

5) Heath Damron, 19:31

6) Todd Matson, 19:44

7) Stephan Cantley, 20:29

8) Zach Hanson, 20:56

9) Sean Collins, 21:08

10) Ron Cantley, 21:54

11) Jonathan Hanna, 22:03

12) Phoenix Geimer, 22:18

13) Holly Rooper, 22:27

14) Ron Shuck, 22:27

15) Johnny Moo, 22:41

16) Eddie Simms, 22:59

17) Amy Webb, 24:04

18) Larry Whitmore, 24:21

19) Catherine Higgins, 24:23

20) Jim Wilson, 25:35

21) Jack Gwinn, 25:36

22) Scott Ford, 25:41

23) Gary Hoover, 26:09

24) Traci Bickford, 26:23

25) David McDowell, 26:59

26) Vivian Higgins, 27:39

27) Jessie Legg, 29:20

28) Jordan Brenner, 31:22

29) Lisa McKenzie, 31:48

30) Rebecca Hansen, 33:00

31) Will Fenton, 33:32

32) Jean Evansmore, 35:31

33) Robert Cole, 35:47

34) Rachel Vogel, 35:52



5-K Walk



1) Jerry Ramsey, 31:04

2) Mark Rooper, 33:13

3) Sandra Coleman/Pam Pettry, 40:17

4) Anita Lanham, 43:46

5) Manon Wheeler, 49:16

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