Olympic Run/Walk Greek Festival New Orleans Greek Festival grounds

Greek Festival Race Results

Friday, May 28, 2010, 7:00 PM
New Orleans, LA
Race Director: Chuck George, New Orleans Track Club

The Greek Festival Race attracted a very large field of about 1500 for the 1 Mile and 5K races. With over $2500 in prize money up for grabs the field included many of the area's top runners.

In the 1 Mile race Vincent Rono set a new course record with a 4:20. He was followed by Adam Hoogewind who repeated his second place finish (and time) of last year at 4:23. Michael Dyer rounded out the swift top three male finishers with a 4:25. In the women's 1 Mile race, Victoria Martinez ran a few seconds off the course record with a 5:11 and was followed by Jenna Henssler and Megan Broussard at 5:15 and 5:32, respectively.

The 5K race saw Sean Allerton take the lead at the three mile marker and race to a 15:59 winning time. He was followed by Samson Kipchicher and Philip Glotser at 16:17 and 16:48, respectively. Victoria Martinez capped a daily double in winning the 5K as well as the 1 Mile race. She also repeated her 5K win from 2009. Her winning time of 17:52 was just a few seconds off the course record. Gabrielle Jennings, the 11 year old Louisiana High School CC division champion, followed with a 19:19 and Jenna Henssler rounded out the top three women's 5K finishers at 19:26.

Thanks to the USDA for allowing the use of their property for the race site and to event sponsors Abita Beer, Kentwood Springs Water, RC and 7-UP, Phidippides Sports, and Elmer's Chee Wees. And thanks to the Greek Festival Committee for hosting us.

5K Race Photos

The national anthem precedes the 5K race. Greek Festival 5K race is off. The leaders approach the 5K turn-around. 5K runners approach the turn-around. 5K runners approach the turn-around. 5K runners approach the turn-around. 5K runners approach the turn-around. 5K runners approach the turn-around. 5K walkers approach the turn-around. 5K walkers approach the turn-around. Sean Allerton finishes first overall. Samson Kipchirchir finishes second overall. Philip Glotser finishes third overall. Victoria Martinez, first overall female. Gabrielle Jennings, second overall female. Jenna Hensler, third overall female. Welcome back Sherri!

Photos by George Waguespack and Ken Killian. Click on any photo for a larger image.

5K Award Winners

Place MaleAgeTimePrize FemaleAgeTimePrize
Overall Open
1 Sean Allerton2615:59 $150 Victoria Martinez2617:52 $150
2 Samson Kipchirchir3116:17 $100 Gabrielle Jennings1119:19 Declined
3 Philip Glotser2616:48 $75 Jenna Henssler2019:26 $100
4 Charlotte Everhardt2419:40 $75
Overall Masters
1 Leonard Vergunst5418:19 $50 Kelly Nicholas4220:11 $50
Overall Grandmasters
1 Mark Koch5018:59 $50 Cindy Bishop5124:52 $50
Overall Seniors
1 Ken Mire6120:12 $50 Gale Sheridan6230:15 $50
Overall Racewalkers
1 Jose Villalta5333:34 $50 Charlotte Plaisance4840:12 $50
2 Aaron Boudreaux5334:18 JoAnne Lawrence5545:04
3 Steve Attaya6135:40
4 Gary Sells5839:00
5 Reginald Harley5440:34

1 Mile Photos

Serious competitors line up for the 1 mile race. The 1 mile race is off. The leaders approach the 1 mile turn-around. Runners approach the 1 mile turn-around. Greek Festival 1 mile race. First overall male finisher Vincent Rono. Second overall male finisher Adam Hoogewind. Third overall male finisher Michael Dyer. Victoria Martinez, first overall female. Jenna Hennsler, second overall female. Megan Broussard, third overall female. Greek Festival 1 mile finishers. Brendan and Aidan finish the 1 mile together.

Photos by George Waguespack and Ken Killian. Click on any photo for a larger image.

1 Mile Award Winners

Place MaleAgeTimePrize FemaleAgeTimePrize
Overall Open
1 Vincent Rono254:20 $250 Victoria Martinez265:11 $250
2 Adam Hoogewind264:23 $100 Jenna Henssler205:15 $100
3 Michael Dyer254:25 $50 Megan Broussard245:32 $50
Overall Masters
1 Leonard Vergunst545:04 $50 Robin Pringle467:23 $50
Overall Grandmasters
1 Dave Dessauer5:43 $50 Billie Sloss537:23 $50