Below are the award winners for the 15th Annual Smithfield Hog Jog 5K
held in Smithfield, VA on Saturday morning, October 8, 2016. The race
event was sponsored by Smithfield Foods, Inc. The race itself was
conducted and results were generated by the Peninsula Track Club.
Conditions at race time consisted of a steady rain that lasted the
duration of the run. The temerature was 72 at race time.
The 5K course started near the Veterans Memorial in Historic Downtown
Smithfield. The 5K course was accurately measured and run as measured,
but is not certified at this time.
For the seventh year the Wild Hog Run was run simultaneously with the 5K.
Runners in the Wild Hog started and finished with the 5K runners, but
ran a different course during the run. This year the Wold Hog course
totaled about 4.5 miles.
2016 was the sixth year for a scored team competition where the times for
the fastest 4 runners on each team was totaled with the fastest time
winning. Over half the entire field were members of the 21 teams that
competed this year.
844 runners entered the 5K or Wild Hog with 663 completing the 5K or Wild
Hog race, the weather perhaps being a factor. In addition to the 844 5K and
Wild Hog runners, were 49 piglet runners who competed.
For the men the winner was Victor Flemming, 37 of Smithfield, VA in a
time of 17:05 (5:30 pace). Victor has won the Smithfield Hog Jog a
number of times previously, most recently in 2014. 2nd Male overall was
Todd Kessler, 33 of Newport News, VA in a time of 18:34, just beating out
3rd Male Overall, Jonathan Hamilton, 14 of Smithfield, VA (18:38).
For the women, Lydia Wilson, 19 of Smithfield repeated as 1st Women
overall with a time of 20:30, having also won the Smithfield Hog Jog 5K
in 2015. 2nd Woman Overall was Emily Honeycutt, 25 of Newport News, VA
with a time of 21:52 followed by 3rd Woman Overall, Courtney Collins, 15
of Carrollton, VA in 22:20.
In the team competition, Smithfield Foods edged out the Smithfield High
School Cross Country team to score as the fastest team by a margin of 30
seconds for the combined times of the top 4 team members. This year the
largest team was Trinity with 95 members.
Awards for both male and female were given to the top 3 runners overall,
top 3 masters runners (40 and older) and top 3 runners in each age group.
The top Male and Female Wild Hog winners were also given awards.
Results, links to pictures and listing of future races are posted on the
Peninsula Track Club website, www.peninsulatrackclub.com.