A total of 53 runners turned out on Saturday, July 4 and braved the hilly Monett South Park course for the first annual Freedom 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks. With sponsorships and race entries, the event raised $1,501.56, according to race director Trenton Patton.
"I thought we had a great turn out for this being a first year race, and everything went very smooth," said Patton.
Chris Renteria, of Monett, was the overall winner with a time of 19:04. Allison Pettit was the first female finisher in 24:00.
Freedom 5K male age group results
* Age 0-9: Jason Reel, Aurora, 31:55.7.
* Age 15-19: Jacob Jennings, Washburn, 20:21.0, first; Micah Miller, Monett, 21:01.8, second; Bryan Schroeder, Cassville, 22:41.1, third; Ethan Frazier, 28:53.8, fourth; and Logan Terry, Cassville, 45:10.3, fifth.
* Age 20-29: James Pettit, Aurora, 23:57.8.
* Age 30-39: Mark Robinson, Afghanistan, 25:45.3.
* Age 40-49: David A. Lytle, Houston, Texas, 26:17.0, first; Greg Powell, Reeds Spring, 30:04.7, second; Jim Haston, Monett, 31:26.9, third; Brian Mattox, Verona, 32:00, fourth; Brent Barnett, Nixa, 33:17.2, fifth; and James Terry, Cassville, 34:05.0, sixth.
* Age 50-59: Scott Pettit, Aurora, 24:53.5, first; Lee Schroeder, Cassville, 29:11.1, second; Terry Duncan, Cassville, 51:01.9, third.
Freedom 5K female age group results
* Age 0-9: Cailyn Spears, Exeter, 45:38.4, first; Hallie Henderson, Purdy, 45:38.6, second; Melissa Reel, Aurora, 51:02.1, third.
* Age 10-14: Bethany Pierce, 33:10.5, first; Bailey Spears, Exeter, 36:24.0, second; Jayse Henderson, Purdy, 36:24.1, third
* Age 15-19: Audrey Patton, Monett, 27:36.3, first; Nicole Terry, Cassville, 35:53.0, second; Estefania Gabriel, 45:10.0, third.
* Age 20-29: Amanda Hall, 46:04.6.
* Age 30-39: Kerry Keeling, 27:11.0, first; Jessica Scott, 27:11.3, second; Amanda Spears, Exeter, (35) 45:37.2, third; Shelley Henderson, Purdy, 45:37.5, fourth; Nicol Barr, 46:03.0, fifth.
* Age 40-49: Theresa Beaty, Purdy, 28:19.0, first; Angela Vincent, Pierce City, 28:51.7, second; Kay Wright, 32:08.1, third; Theresa Pettit, 34:03.1, fourth; Donna Terry, Cassville, 34:12.6, fifth; Dixie Henry, 45:10.0, sixth; Tracy Tate, Monett, 47:41.3, seventh; Linda Patton, Monett, 47:41.3, eighth.