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November 14, 2013

Local runners experience Bourbon Chase

Teams for both men and women participate in 200-mile Bluegrass road race


Somerset —

The local men’s team was the Southern Express team, with team members of  Kevin McKinney, Harry Kennedy, Joe Weigel, George Corder, Gerald Brinson, Mark Hamm, David Stewart, Dave Smith, Steve Jones, Louie Childers, Pat Jenkins, and George Gill. The Southern Express team was  supported by Jack Evans and Rick Rice.
The Southern Express team placed 23rd overall, out of a 315-team field, and finished the 200-mile course in 25 hours and 22 minutes. Southern Express placed third in the Masters Male division.
The local women’s team was named the Sole Sisters, with team members of Lisa Stolz, Donna Eastham, Carrie Altmaier, Jessica Gover, Sue Petrosky, Lori Hall, Trish Wiles, Cindy Kerr, Gwen West, Maria Kerr, Emily Valentine and Jessica Crockett. Sole Sisters support team members were Penny Rutherford, Shelly Jenkins, Anna Altmaier and Leslie Leidelmeijer.
The Sole Sisters team placed 7th in the Open Female division, and finished the 200-mile course in 31 hours and 58 minutes.
Former Western Kentucky University standout runners Patrick Jenkins and Jeremy Stites ran on the Old Timers team, which finished third overall and completed the 200-mile course in 20 hours and 30 minutes.
Jonathan Arnett of Southern Express and Alton Blakley Ford sponsored the local team.
Pat Jenkins and Carrie Altmaier were the captains of their respectives teams, and were responsible for the organization of their crew to compete in the event. Team members, collectively, stressed the the great importance of their team captains' work in making the event possible for the local runners.

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