Clabaughs lead the pack in Baylee Dockery benefit race

George Thwaites • Jul 27, 2013 at 10:02 PM

GATE CITY — Matt Clabaugh won a photo finish with his brother, Hank, to take the men’s title in Saturday’s Baylee Dockery 5K Road Race.

The 36-year-old Clabaugh clocked a time of 18:21, just one-hundredth of a second ahead of his twin brother — who collected the male 35-39 age group victor’s ribbon in consolation.

On the women’s side of the field, 16-year-old Hannah Kilgore took the top female overall award, logging a 24:25. She came in 16th overall.

Saturday’s race was a fundraiser for Baylee Dockery, a 6-year-old girl who suffered brain damage from a seizure after a prolonged fever at age 2. All proceeds go to benefit Baylee.

Chris Sapp, 16, came in third overall with a time of 19:27, leading the male 19-under age group. Jeremy Keller was third at 19:27, the fastest runner among males age 30-34. Garrett Watts, 19, was fifth overall (19:55), followed by 39-year-old Willis Hamilton (20:23).

Jake Daugherty, 31, was seventh overall (20:59) followed by 49-year-old Chuck Trese, who won his age group ribbon with a 21:18.

Other finishers at the head of the pack included Shawn Becker (21:27), Rodney Jessee (22:35), Gregory Oliphant (22:44), Josh France (23:30), Brandon Berg (24:15), Taylor Noal (24:32) and Curtis Akard (24:34).

Chasing Kilgore in the women’s race was 30-year-old Allison Colobro (25:43), who was the fastest female in the 30-34 age bracket. Rebecca Hamilton, who led the 35-39 group, finished third with 26:19.

Baylee Dockery 5K Results Male Overall — Matt Clabaugh, 18:21 Female Overall — Hannah Kilgore, 24:52

Age Group Winners Male — 19-Under: Chris Sapp, 19:27; 20-24: Josh France, 23:30; 25-29: Isaac Newsome, 43:14; 30-34: Jeremy Keller, 19:38; 35-39: Hank Clabaugh, 18:21; 40-44: Steve Strickler, 26:52; 45-49: Chuck Trese, 21:18; 50-54: Dwayne Hall, 28:55; 55-59: Rodney Jessee, 22:35; 60-Over: Curtis Akard, 24:34.Female — 19-Under: Erica Lane, 29:27; 25-29: Melissa Lawson, 30:22; 30-34: Alison Colobro, 25:43; 35-39: Rebecca Hamilton, 26:19; 40-44: Tammy Huffman, 28:53; 45-49: Kim Trese, 31:06; 50-54: Pam Elliott, 31:19; 55-59: Robin Hall, 31:24; 60-Over: Sue Carwile, 32:39.

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