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Blackburn Wins Firecracker 10K

Date: 
07/05/2017 - 15:39

LENOIR, NC — Isaac Blackburn, 37, of Newton, was the overall winner of the Firecrack 10K here on July 2, finishing in 40:18.1. Second was Austin Edmunds, 24, of Sandy Ridge, in 40:50.7. Third was Matthew Burdick, 39, of Cary, in 41:16.

Top 3 females were Joyce Creed, 53, of Vilas, in 52:47.7, followed by Erika Hendrickson, 31, of Asheville in 55:56.6, and Maggie Farrington, 39, of Boone, in 62:31.1.

Chase Johnson of Hastings, NE, won the companion 5K in 20:33.1. Second was Chris Squires of Blowing Rock in 21:22.6. Third male was Nike Pennell of Taylorsville in 23:20.8.

Jill Konkol, of Lenoir, who finished third overall, was the top female in 21:59.9. She was followed by Joanna Mickel of Hickory in 26:55.4 and Diana Wilcox of Blowing Rock in 26:59.1.

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