• 77°

Twilight Tomato Trot 5K works out just fine

WOODLEAF — Organizers decided to have the fourth annual Tomato Trot 5K in the evening for the first time this year.
Previous races had been held early on Saturday mornings. Several things contributed to the decision to move the race to Friday evening. Major construction is going on at Unity Presbyterian Church in Woodleaf, which serves as race headquarters. Available space would be at a premium on Saturday during the annual Tomato Festival, making things tight for the race events.
Other Friday night races had increased attendance recently, and the Tomato Trot wanted to follow suit.
The weather cooperated with a mild and comfortable evening, perfect for good racing.
Jonathan Ross won the race with a time of 17 minutes and 26 seconds, followed by Cal Myers in 18:21, and Josh Readling in 18:52. Dr. Acquawon Stallworth of Salisbury led the women with a time of 24 minutes and 36 seconds. Second was Cathy Michael in 25:05 and third was Shannon Hoff in 25:49. It was Stallworth’s first victory and she said “It was wonderful. I am glad that I didn’t know about the course beforehand. I passed the early leader just after the one mile mark. Then I kept telling myself to just keep it together. I didn’t know what to expect, but just kept pushing.”
Patti Safrit and Mallory Hodge served as race directors. Attendance did increase over last year. Food and entertainment were provided. Proceeds benefit Unity Presbyterian Church. The Salisbury Rowan Runners timed the race and provided results. Go to www.salisburyrowanrunners.org for complete results.

Comments

Comments closed.

Education

RSS budgeting for tens of millions in federal COVID-19 relief funding

East Spencer

‘Back in full swing’ for the spring: East Spencer community gathers for food, fun and fellowship at Spring Fest

Local

Rowan native Lingle among those honored with NC Military Veterans Hall of Fame induction

Business

Former pro baseball player, Tar Heel standout Russ Adams finds new career with Trident Insured

Education

Profoundly gifted: Salisbury boy finishing high school, associates degree at 12

Local

Cheerwine Festival will stick to Main Street, stay away from new park in September

Lifestyle

Celebrating Rowan County’s early cabinetmakers

Education

Service Above Self announces youth challenge winners

Business

Economic Development Commission creates search tool for people seeking Rowan County jobs

Columns

Amy-Lynn Albertson: Arts and Ag Farm Tour set for June 5

High School

High school baseball: Mustangs top Falcons on strength of hurlers

Business

Biz Roundup: Application process now open for Rowan Chamber’s 29th Leadership Rowan class

Sports

Keith Mitchell leads McIlroy, Woodland by 2 at Quail Hollow

Nation/World

States scale back vaccine orders as interest in shots wanes

Nation/World

Major US pipeline halts operations after ransomware attack

News

NC budget dance slowed as GOP leaders differ on bottom line

News

Judge limits footage that family can see of deputy shooting

Coronavirus

People receiving first dose of COVID-19 vaccine grows by less than 1%

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools brings Skills Rowan competition back to its roots

Business

Weak jobs report spurs questions about big fed spending

News

Judge limits footage that family can see of deputy shooting in Elizabeth City

Sports

Woodland, two others share lead; Mickelson plays much worse but will still be around for weekend at Quail Hollow

Business

Former NHL player to open mobster themed bar in Raleigh

Nation/World

California population declines for first time