Hog Jog 5K Results Given

10/20/2017 - 20:43

SMITHFIELD, VA — The 16th Annual Smithfield Hog Jog 5K was held October 14, conducted by the Peninsula Track Club.

This was the seventh year for a scored team competition where the times for the fastest 4 runners on each team was totaled with the fastest time winning. Over half the entire field were members of the 17 teams that competed this year.

For the men, the winner was Victor Flemming, 38, of Smithfield in 16:42 (5:23 pace). Victor has won the Smithfield Hog Jog a number of times including in 2016 and 2014. Second male overall was Jack Powell, 14, of Suffolk, VA in a time of 18:42, just beating out 3rd male overall, Michael Laskey, 17, of Suffolk, VA (18:43).

For the women, Jennifer Riddick, 30, of Smithfield was 1st Women overall with a time of 21:30. 2nd Woman Overall was Lauren Hoy, 26 of Hampton, VA with a time of 21:45 followed by 3rd Woman Overall, Laura Celia, 36 of Suffolk, VA in 22:43.

In the team competition, Smithfield Foods bested the Isle of Wright Academy Cross Country team to score as the fastest team by a margin of 1:22 for the combined times of the top 4 team members. This year the largest team was Trinity with 113 members.

Awards for both male and female were given to the top 3 runners overall, top 3 masters runners (40 and older) and top 3 runners in each age group. Results, links to pictures and listing of future races are posted on the Peninsula Track Club website,

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