People from around the country compete in the annual Savannah Bridge Run and past winners include a runner from Africa.
This year, however, the podium had a local flavor as the top six runners in the 10K race came from Savannah and the surrounding area.
Cullen Barringer, 17, of Springfield, led the field of 1,194 over the bridge and back in 38:32. Stephen Karimi, 35, of Statesboro, was second in 40:17, and Manuel Sanchez, 32, of Richmond Hill, took third in 40:35. Christopher Novack, 47, of Savannah led the masters field in 41:24.
On the women's side, Cameron Colby, 25, of Greenville, S.C., placed first and 12th overall with a time of 42:02. Taryn Thomas, 26, of Fort Stewart, was second in 42:46, and Laura Stepp, 47, of Columbia, S.C., rounded out the top three in 44:22. Continuing the South Carolina theme, Krista Dunton, 45, of Hilton Head Island, S.C., was the masters winner in 47:41.
In the 5K race, Georgia was once again well-represented in the top finishers' circle.
Christian Davis, 20, of Richmond Hill, led the field of 3,850 in 16:41. Levi Sybert, 33, also of Richmond Hill, took second in 17:08, and Jacob Burgamy, 15, of Tennille, placed third in 17:25. Robert McCoy, 47, of Hinesville, was the top masters runner in 18:47.
Francine Nzilampa, 30, of Savannah, placed first among the women and sixth overall in a time of 18:20. Aubrey Morris, 25, of Savannah, was second in 19:03, and Megan Feasel, 28, of Savannah, placed third in 20:54. Beth Bock, 41, of Savannah, captured the masters title in 22:40.
In the double pump race, 645 entrants ran the 5K and 10K and crossed the bridge three times.
Brian Menaker, 30, of Statesboro, took top honors in 50:55. Jonathan Kinsey, 27, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., was second in 51:46, and Jeffrey Ford, 24, of Hilton Head Island, placed third in 55:00. Jerry Rothschild, 44, of Savannah, won the masters title in 1:00:49.
Misty White, 37, of Myrtle Beach, captured the women's title with a time of 1:02:35. Ragan Wood, 34, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., was second in 1:03:08, and Sarah Batt, 47, of Savannah, came in third in 1:05:39. Pam Seyden, 42, of Tybee Island, Ga., won the masters title in 1:09:04.