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Phillips and Heaton Win RRCA State Championship
Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2009
Phillips and Heaton Win RRCA State Championship

August 29 (Chattanooga, TN) – Geno Phillips, of Chattanooga, TN, won the Raccoon Mountain Round the Rim 10k Road Race held at TVA’s Raccoon Mountain hydroelectric reservoir. Phillips completed the 6.2 mile course in 36:05, running at an average pace of 5:49 per mile. Debra Heaton, of Macon, GA, was the female champion of the 10k event in a time of 46:29 (7:29 pace).

This year’s 10k race served as the Tennessee 10k State Championship race for the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). RRCA is a national association of running clubs, running events, and runners dedicated to promoting running.

The event also featured a competitive 5k road race. The 5k road race was won by Joshua Whitehead, of Madison, AL, in a time of 16:35 (5:21 per mile). Dianna Leun, of Signal Mountain, TN, was the 5k female champion in a time of 23:23 (7:32 pace).

Chuck Denham, of Lookout Mountain, TN, won the 10k male masters division. Christine Post, of Ooltewah, TN, won the 10k female masters division. Sergio Bianchini, of Chattanooga, TN, won the 10k male grand masters division. Patsy Ging, of Athens, TN, won the 10k female grand masters division.

Jeff Henderson, of Risaca, GA, took the 5k male masters title. Jill Richmond, of Ringgold, GA, won the 5k female masters division. David Presley, of Fort Oglethorpe, GA, won the 5k male grand masters division. Cheryl Cutter, of Hixson, TN, won the 5k female grand masters division.

The races were made possible through the generosity and hard work of volunteers from Jasper Middle School, TVA, and the Chattanooga Track Club.

Proceeds from the event benefit TVA’s Partners in Education Program at Jasper Middle School.

The races were produced by the Chattanooga Track Club and TVA.



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