Last Updated: Jul 19th, 2012 - 11:05:11
Record Field for Farm Bureau Insurance Watermelon Classic
Josh Heird, 32, of Louisville, Ky., and Meggan Franks, 28, of Starkville were the overall winners of the five-kilometer Farm Bureau Insurance Watermelon Classic Wednesday morning.
A record 1,772 participants celebrated Independence Day in the 30th annual event held in sunny, warm and humid weather.
Heird finished the 3.1 mile run in 16 minutes, 31 seconds, three seconds ahead of second place William Kazery of Jackson. Curt Knight of Jackson finished third with a time of 16:40.
Among females, Franks finished a minute and three seconds ahead of second place Mia Martinson of Ridgeland. Jemu Zarzar of Germantown, Md., was third with a time of 20:47.
The event is a fund-raiser for the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame which has conducted the race since 1997. For the time being find your finishing times at http://www.besttimescct.com/RaceResults.asp
Jul 4, 2012, 10:40am
Farm Bureau Insurance Watermelon Classic Registration Deadline Draws Near
Registration for the Farm Bureau Insurance Watermelon Classic will end at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, July 3 at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum on Lakeland Drive. There is NO race day registration. Office hours are 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday and Tuesday.
The 5K begins at 7:30 am followed by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi One Mile Wellness Run for all ages and a Tot Trot for ages 3 & under. The Tot Trot requires no registration.
The race will include three water stops, plenty of ice cold watermelon, beverages, Corner Bakery muffins, a Farmers Market and Fleet Feet popsicles. The staff of Mississippi Sports Medicine will be located near the finish line for taping, injuries or any heat related issues.
Sponsors beside Farm Bureau Insurance include Baptist Health Systems, Mississippi Sports Medicine, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi and Fleet Feet Sports. Call 601-982-8264 for further information.
Jul 1, 2012, 3:07pm
Title IX: My, How Things Have Changed
This week marks the 40th anniversary of Title IX. For those, of you aren't that old, you can't imagine the sweeping changes that have taken place over these four decades.
Jun 23, 2012, 10:37am
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