Valle wins Independence Day 8K; MB’s Krier 2nd

In a battle of teenage speed, Hartsville’s 16 year old phenom Luke Valle set a blistering 5:48 pace today to finish first in the annual Independence Day 8K held at Market Commons.

With a final time of 29:03 in the 5 mile portion of the race, Valle just edged out recent St James graduate, 18 year old Billy Krier. Krier set a 5:54 per mile pace to finish just eight seconds after Valle. Maryland resident Bridgett Holt was the top female runner with a time of 31:44.

Over 775 runners sped through mostly back streets of the Market Commons area with the 8k race taking a loop down Farrow Parkway.

In the 5k portion of the race, Benjamin Perrone finished first with a time of 15:45. Myrtle Beach’s John Hines placed seventh with a time of 17:50.

Myrtle Beach’s Amy Meredith led all women with a pace of 6:01 finishing with a final time of 18:41.

Complete 5k results can be found here: http://www.independenceday8k.com/files/70906183.pdf

Complete 8k results are here: http://www.independenceday8k.com/files/70906212.pdf

Photo courtesy of Black Dog Running Company

 

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