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May 26, 2013

Whited wins inaugural Bluefield Beaver 8K

BLUEFIELD — A familiar face crossed the finish line first at the region’s newest footrace.

Nick Whited won the inaugural Bluefield Beaver 8k run early on Saturday morning, running the 4.96 miles from Bluefield High School to Mitchell Stadium in 27:33.

PikeView High School standout Jason Weitzel was second in 28:50 and Richlands resident Steve Pruitt was third in 32:31.

The race proceeds will benefit Blessings in a Backpack and BHS Project Graduation, according to race organizers.

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Top finishers:

1)             Nick Whited                  27'33'63

2)             Jason Weitzel              28'50'35

3)             Steve Pruitt                 32'31'44

4)             Jason Carpenter         33'15'12

5)             Paul Pennington          33'37'25

6)             Dewayne Belcher        34'12'70

7)             Mike Collins                 35'53'76

8)             Tom Kaylor                  36'08'47

9)             Justin Freund              37'37'96

10)               Rick Shannon              38'03'29

11)               Jarrid Farrington         39'22'14

12)               Randy Lester               40'05'05

13)               Richard Mutterback   40'40'35

14)               Justin Matthews         40'58'01

15)               Christian Oster            41'58'68

16)               Kristy Bailey                43'50'72

17)               Paudyal Bandhu          44'02'48

18)               Tom Gordon                 45'07'30

19)               Jeanie Weitzel             45'08'21

20)               Gary Akers                   47'39'54

21)               Karrie Mutterback      47'54'87

22)               Mark Mills                     48'24'32

23)               Tamie Cooper              48'33'70

24)               Michael Cooper           49'18'33

25)               Dena Wiley                   49'44'87

26)               Heather Cook              50'37'43

27)               Hank Burnley               51'28'43

28)               Monty Matthews         51'44'64

29)               Stephanie Mills           51'46'02

30)               Cherie Mulkey             52'56'78

31)               Jimmy Miller                53'09'45

32)               Beth Matthews            1:05'52'65

33)               Leah Meyer                  1:10'07'09

34)               William Meyer              1:10'07'83

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