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Johnson, Bastin beat the heat in Fly Sam Fly 5K

STANFORD — A temperature reading of 99 degrees didn’t stop runners and walkers from taking to the streets of downtown Stanford to compete in the 2nd Annual Fly Sam Fly 5K Run/Walk.

More than 160 individuals participated in the Sunday afternoon event, which was established last summer in memory of 13-year-old Sam Singleton, who loved running, as well as drama, canoeing and hamsters.

One of the coolest parts of the race took place about 19-½ minutes into the run when Elijah “Hoot” Johnson of Stanford crossed the finish line to win the race with a red Fly Sam Fly cape flapping in the wind behind him. Johnson, a 13-year-old who is on the Lincoln County High School cross country team, covered the 3.1-mile race in a time of 19:27.77. Johnson posted the only sub-20 time.

Middle school athletes would claim both the overall male and female titles in the run, with Abigail Bastin, 11, of Stanford the top female finisher. Bastin, who placed fourth overall, posted a time of 21:25.74.

The race’s Top 25 was dominated by youth, with 24 of the top 25 between 11 and 19 years of age.

Brody Blanton, 12, of Waynesburg, clinched the runner-up spot in the race, timed at 20:05.24. Baylor Mattingly, 17, of Hustonville, ran third in a time of 20:21.98. Trevar Lay, 19, of Harrodsburg, was the fourth male across, and the fifth overall, crossing in 21:43.82. Brad Adams, 16, of Stanford, was fourth in the male division in 21:46.91 and Sam’s brother, Gabe Singleton, 17, of Waynesburg, was fifth in 21:53.57.

In the female division, Ava Morgan, 15, of Stanford finished second to Bastin and 14th overall in a time of 23:34.62, Alexis Slone, 14, of Waynesburg, was third in the division and 21st overall in 25:00.47, Lucy Singleton, 16, of Waynesburg, Sam’s sister, was fourth and 23rd overall in 25:34.19 and Bailey Story, 15, of Stanford, was fifth and 24th overall in 26:15.64.

Competitors in this year’s Fly Sam Fly ranged in age from 7 to 80 years of age, with some from as far away as Cocoa Beach, Florida. The youngest individuals on course, though, were 6-month-old twins Oliver and Silas Manion, who were pushed along in the race by their dad, McClee Manion.

Proceeds from the event go toward The Sam Singleton Scholarship Fund for Lincoln County students.

Complete race results follow:

1. Elijah Johnson, 13 19:27.77
2. Brody Blanton, 12 20:05.24
3. Baylor Mattingly, 17 20:21.98
4. Abigail Bastin, 11 21:25.74
5. Trevar Lay, 19 21:43.82
6. Brad Adams, 16 21:46.91
7. Gabe Singleton, 17 21:53.57
8. Andrew Pence, 13 22:14.91
9. Davis Wardrip, 16 22:30.35
10. Sebastian Cole, 16 23:11.49
11. Caden Bastin, 13 23:20.28
12. Braylan Whitehouse, 12 23:31.16
13. Toby Sallee, 12 23:32.35
14. Ava Morgan, 15 23:34.62
15. Dalton Patterson, 17 23:42.46
16. Cole Blakeman, 16 24:04.17
17. Ramsey King, 13 24:04.54
18. Daniel Pence, 18 24:15.33
19. Derik Hunt, 49 24:47.57
20. John Sparkman, 17 24:57.21
21. Alexis Slone, 14 25:00.47
22. Keagan Steele, 13 25:27.66
23. Lucy Singleton, 16 25:34.19
24. Bailey Story, 15 26:15.64
25. Joseph VanHook, 27 26:25.35
26. Kristen Wilson, 27 26:26.87
27. Jeremy Ellis, 42 26:28.40
28. Sarah Ruhe, 28 26:54.69
29. McClee Manion, 32 27:20.63
30. Shelby Smith, 10 27:26.34
31. Brady Dotson, 11 27:30.38
32. Joe Dotson, 41 27:31.49
33. Morgan Bottoms, 57 27:32.71
34. Bill Gooch, 45 27:34.46
35. Olivia Sousis, 12 27:41.79
36. Payton Byrd, 14 27:48.29
37. Reese Blakeman, 13 27:48.81
38. Max Hester, 63 27:57.84
39. Carson King, 15 28:28.05
40. Jackson Sims, 15 28:29.90
41. David Anderson, 55 28:42.01
42. Shane Coffee, 16 29:27.63
43. Bobbie Perkins, 43 29:38.97
44. Max Slone, 7 30:10.77
45. Mark Sorrells, 22 30:14.27
46. Gus Correll, 12 30:27.97
47. Alayna Bodner, 12 30:30.28
48. Jacob Walls, 11 30:38.89
49. Billy Harris, 51 31:09.05
50. Reese Pendygraft, 15 31:12.40
51. Rayna Wheeler, 14 31:12.62
52. Theresa Batliner, 53 31:33.88
53. Anthony Sousis, 13 31:35.15
54. Pam Adams, 44 31:45.72
55. Kade Bandura, 17 31:52.98
56. Woods Smith, 18 31:53.20
57. Eli Slone, 8 32:06.90
58. Lindsay Dunn, 38 32:12.12
59. Katie Beth Smith, 14 32:30.60
60. James Buller, 57 32:50.09
61. Maria Bernard, 14 33:03.23
62. Sharon Webb, 60 33:32.90
63. Lona Merriman, 56 33:58.30
64. Larry Vaught, 67 34:16.14
65. Angelique Coyne, 12 34:31.67
66. Autumn Sallee, 10 34:37.10
67. Mary Kay Godbey, 61 35:35.53
68. Susan Harris, 51 35:55.49
69. Rebecca Garcia, 35 36:20.36
70. Rachel Bernard, 11 36:30.37
71. Eddie Singleton, 52 36:31.51
72. Addy King, 11 37:09.59
73. Jonas Blakeman, 10 37:47.50
74. Gracie Reed, 16 37:59.21
75. Dayna Godbey, 50 38:26.50
76. Tim Godbey, 46 38:27.17
77. Heidi Pence, 45 38:29.85
78. Dagan Robbins, 16 38:30.54
79. Kyle Sorrells, 17 39:10.90
80. Julia Hunt, 16 39:42.43
81. Andrea Garcia, 15 39:53.38
82. Nikki Dotson, 42 39:57.22
83. Sara Pendygraft, 42 40:19.06
84. Laken Grider, 33 40:19.50
85. Randy Bernard, 54 40:36.95
86. Matt Adams, 47 40:57.66
87. Crystal Cox, 49 41:07.10
88. Avery Wesley, 11 43:22.33
89. Brittany Parsons, 28 43:31.08
90. Erin Gooch, 12 43:48.97
91. John David Friend, 37 43:55.40
92. Natalee Burke, 12 43:56.67
93. Jennifer Campbell, 50 44:14.76
94. David Campbell, 48 44:15.26
95. Pamela Gooch, 46 44:30.00
96. Logan Lawson, 13 44:46.93
97. Jim O’Brien, 70 45:29.63
98. Norma Atwood, 52 45:40.98
99. Bonnie Moore, 58 45:41.29
100. Courtney Snow, 19 45:42.50
101. Chloe Tillett, 16 45:42.79
102. Aggie Manion, 32 45:43.56
103. Carla Baker, 36 45:53.27
104. Trinity Price, 12 46:09.18
105. Tessa Johnson, 38 46:25.38
106. Jenny Schuler, 35 47:15.64
107. Ella Schuler, 33 47:16.38
108. David King, 40 47:17.79
109. Wendy King, 39 47:18.24
110. Lincoln Lawson, 10 47:22.51
111. Griffey Ralston, 7 47:27.98
112. Ethan Lane, 15 47:32.89
113. Pat Sharp, 67 47:38.06
114. Ashley Batliner, 22 47:55.10
115. Katie Batliner, 25 47:55.30
116. Jennifer Bandura, 49 47:58.82
117. Karen Floyd, 47 47:59.56
118. Layla Ralston, 7 48:51.64
119. Holden Stamper, 16 48:52.56
120. Melissa Pendleton, 15 48:53.01
121. Kaylee Griffen, 16 49:01.82
122. Susan Hakel, 48 49:08.54
123. Anna Sorrells, 58 49:09.09
124. Cassie Bottoms, 64 49:24.29
125. Rhonda Anderson, 57 49:24.55
126. Justin Berry, 13 49:29.02
127. Kristen Story, 45 49:39.38
128. Bridgett Blakeman, 41 49:39.60
129. Beth Dotson, 17 49:50.09
130. Megan Ralston, 37 49:51.92
131. Scott Johnson, 37 51:15.05
132. Lucas Lawson, 8 51:31.19
133. Eddie Lawson, 36 51:32.38
134. Aubrey Hakel, 17 51:53.00
135. Scott Hakel, 49 51:53.18
136. Anna Story, 15 52:14.47
137. Caroline Blakeman, 15 52:15.46
138. Joe Crabtree, 17 52:16.19
139. Joseph Liam Pendleton, 7 52:28.92
140. Noah Blackwell, 17 54:23.29
141. Heather Pendleton, 34 54:55.18
142. Sarah Berry, 15 55:04.20
143. Lori Bernard, 51 55:05.18
144. Jerry Cowles, 49 57:22.70
145. Tammy Austin, 50 57:23.88
146. William Austin, 49 57:44.38
147. Suzan Johnson, 16 57:44.85
148. Lizzy Brown, 15 57:45.21
149. Landen Bryant, 15 58:04.12
150. Kerrington Stamper, 11 58:04.41
151. Kaitlyn Yocum, 12 59:13.53
152. Tracy Singleton, 51 59:38.15
153. Jennifer Brizendine, 49 1:00.00.00
154. Wes Cornett, 51 1:00.05.18
155. Carlee Cornett, 44 1:00:07.18
156. Madison Cornett, 20 1:00:07.90
157. Braylynn Snyder, 11 1:00:14.47
158. Julie Lair, 45 1:00:27.21
159. Tracy Wright, 48 1:00:27.55
160. Beth Stone, 61 1:00:28.02
161. Melanie Manion, 55 1:00:38.01
162. Rhonda O’Brien, 62 1:00:49.97
163. Peggy Flanery, 80 1:00:51.06