UA Little Rock community competes in Little Rock Marathon

Dr. Simon Hawkins and Dr. Jessica Scott proudly show off their Little Rock Marathon medals.

Nearly 70 UA Little Rock faculty, staff, and students spent a rainy weekend staying active and healthy while competing in the Little Rock Marathon March 2-3. 

The top UA Little Rock runners included Karl Lenser, campus wellness coordinator, who came in 40th out of 3,200 racers in the Half Marathon with an average of 6:56 per mile.

“Overall, I was pleased that I finished, which is always my No. 1 goal, and that my time was pretty good for an old guy,” Lenser said. “The race attracted runners from almost every state plus 17 countries. It was a competitive field of runners.”

Simon Hawkins, director of the Donaghey Scholars Program, finished 63rd in the Marathon with a time of 3:32:29 and an average of 8:07 per mile.

Rebecca Nugent, student activities coordinator at William H. Bowen School of Law, was also a top UA Little Rock competitor after finishing 110th in the Half Marathon with a time of 1:41:21 and an average time of 7:44 per mile.

UA Little Rock sponsored participants in the Little Rock Marathon with a discounted entry fee, training sessions, and T-shirts.

A UA Little Rock team of volunteers also braved the weather to host a hydration station between the sixth and seventh mile marker of the Little Rock Marathon course near the Dassault Falcon jet facility.

“The group braved cold temperatures for hours, a continuous drizzle, and some flurries with the trademark Trojan spirit and big smiles,” said Dr. Abhijit Bhattacharyya, dean of the Graduate School.

UA Little Rock volunteers host a hydration station between the sixth and seventh mile marker of the Little Rock Marathon.
UA Little Rock volunteers host a hydration station between the sixth and seventh mile marker of the Little Rock Marathon.

UA Little Rock participants and their times include:

5K

Adam Clements, 1:02:47

Jeremy Clements, 1:03:22

Sarah Clemonts, 1:02:52

Serhan Dagtas, 28:15

Natalie DeHart, 52:30

Tierra Isbell, 39:38

Elizabeth Jarrott, 40:08

Moyosooreoluwa Kemi-Rotimi, 38:21

Andrea Lambert, 39:29

Christopher McKenney, 28;14

Joshua Millner, 27:46

Zhu Qing Nim, 35:37

Ashley Pearson, 38:14

Russ Riegel, 35:21

Sabrenna Rodgers-Lee, 56:35

Carson Runnells, 39:45

Allison Smith, 1:02:59

Donna Smith, 1:03:21

Kalyca Spinler, 42:12

Brenda Thomas, 1:09:44

Connie Wordlaw, 1:04:01

10K

Abbas Al-Wahhamy, 1:20:43

Mark Baillie, 1:06:53

Ahmad Bajwa, 1:18:41

Kassandra Castrillo, 1:17:43

Chia-Chu Chiang, 1:27:47

Aaron David, 59:10

Jonas David, 1:24:29

Samantha Devilbiss, 1:17:42

Kishma Francis, 1:49:20

William Harbison, 49:31

Jennifer Ivory, 1:49:20

Lakeshia Jones, 1:06:53

Bronwyn MacFarlane, 1:43:55

Londie Martin, 1:10:42

Erin Mason, 1:21:16

Elvis Mull, 1:19:20

Shakarie Murphy, 1:57:11

Don O’Donnell, 1:27

Rachel Pelissier, 1:38:33

Kyle Pierson, 44:29

Elizabeth Rivera, 1:00:44

Half Marathon

Matthew Erwin, 2:07:09

Kristina Farmer, 2:41:56

Bailey Fohr, 2:35:02

Shannon Gwinn, 3:17:09

Ryan Miller, 1:50:05

Joshua Millner, 2:14:39

Josuanne Nduku, 3:12:26

Rebecca Nugent, 1:41:21

Don O’Donnell, 3:28:10

Kyle Pierson, 2:59:59

Wintersage Red Horse, 2:26:51

Sabrenna Rodgers-Lee, 3:57:12

Jessica Scott, 2:34:34

Gregory Sorenson, 2:02:30

Full Marathon

Simon Hawkins, 3:32:29

Billy Spann, 5:50:53

Christy Spann, 4:24:40

Nathan Street, 3:34:06

David Trower, 6:20:16

Austin Yockey, 4:22:02

In the upper right photo, Dr. Simon Hawkins and Dr. Jessica Scott of the Donaghey Scholars Program proudly show off their Little Rock Marathon medals. 

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