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Sebastien Smith, left, and Mitchell Caten sprint neck-and-neck to the finish line in downtown McMinnville on Saturday.

Ray Bishop may have won the race, but Misty Greene gets the courage award after Saturday’s 40th annual Stars and Stripes Fun Run and Walk.

Greene ran the 5K with her arm in a sling following torn labrum surgery just 12 days ago.

“I didn’t make up my mind if I was going to run or walk until I crossed the starting line,” said Greene. “Adrenaline took over and I decided I was going to run. It really wasn’t that bad. It didn’t bother me.”

As if running a 5K with her arm in a sling wasn’t enough of a challenge, Misty said she had a Fourth of July cross fit workout planned for 9 a.m. Saturday to continue her athletic endeavors for the day.

Bishop showed his endurance and physical conditioning by flashing across the finish line in a blur with a winning time of 17:58. He had a goal of finishing in under 18 minutes and used a burst down the home stretch to achieve that goal.

“My goal next year is to finish in under 17 minutes,” said Bishop. “If I do it in 16:59, I’ll be happy.”

Bishop is a metabolic conditioning coach who also teaches boxing lessons for McMinnville Parks and Recreation. His regular workouts don’t include any type of distance.

“I run three miles twice a week,” said Bishop. “To bring down my time I’m going to add more hills to my routine. I live in Forest Park so finding hills shouldn’t be a problem.”

The key to getting in better shape, Bishop said, it to add high-intensity exercise to your regular routine. He said the goal is to increase your heart rate and explosive bursts are a great way to accomplish that.

Saturday’s win marks the fourth time Bishop, 25, has won the Stars and Stripes Fun Run. After winning the race, he backtracked and found his wife, Ashley, on the course. She was pushing a stroller with their 14-month old baby, Raylee.

“I couldn’t find anyone to watch her so we decided to bring her,” said Ashley.

Ashley pushed the stroller for much of the race before Ray joined her and pushed the stroller up the final hill after Westwood Bridge. Raylee was sleeping away as the family crossed the finish line.

“She keeps us awake all night,” said Ray, noting the irony of Raylee falling fast asleep during the 5K.

The Bishops didn’t have the only stroller in the race. Kimberly Feno crossed the finish line in 24:33 in what’s widely believed to be a new stroller record for the Stars and Stripes 5K.

Eleree Randall showed her speed by winning the 1-mile race for children. She had good form and a strong stride as she raced across the finish line.

Dr. Wally Bigbee served as the official starter. He says he’s not 100% certain he’s attended all 40 Stars and Stripes races, but if not it’s close.

“One of the best ways to improve your health and the quality of your life is to have daily exercise,” said Dr. Bigbee, a longtime advocate for getting outdoors and staying active. “The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of exercise five times a week and one hour of weight training twice a week.”

Dr. Bigbee says running and walking is also an effective way to maintain a healthy weight, which can prevent other issues.

“One of the greatest health problems in Tennessee is obesity and much of that is due to an inactive lifestyle,” said Dr. Bigbee. “Obesity is a totally preventable problem. Tennessee has the highest rate of type II diabetes in the nation and we’re right there battling Alabama and Mississippi for the highest obesity.”


1 Ray Bishop 17:58

2 Matt Bratcher 18:29

3 Alec Smith 18:58

4 Clay Chilcutt 20:08

5 Brandon Eckel 20:32

6 Caleb Smith 20:36

7 Anne Hunter Myers 20:48

8 Kamrin McLaughlin 21:42

9 Fernando Greene 21:51

10 Spencer Thompson 21:55

11 Mike Mullins 22:02

12 Blaine Wilcher 22:06

13 Andrew Key 22:10

14 Mitchell Caten 23:04

15 Sabastien Smith 23:05

16 Isaac Stefanick 23:21

17 Emma Randall 23:24

18 Isaiah Robledo 23:27

19 Tommy Kell 23:38

20 Amanda Chambers 23:40

21 James Zahn 23:45

22 Luke Winkler 23:47

23 Petr Kaksa 23:57

24 Campbell Sutton 23:58

25 Cameron Chilcutt 24:00

26 Chris Panter 24:16

27 Kristen Scoffield 24:16

28 Kimberly Feno 24:33

29 Emily Stefanick 24:37

30 Ayden Rogers 24:44

31 Scott Reagan 24:49

32 Kristopher Robledo 25:07

33 Grant Hitchcock 25:07

34 Dustin Curtis 25:45

35 Will Parker 25:57

36 Jacob Bratcher 26:19

37 Bill Martin 26:20

38 Tucker Higgins 26:29

39 Matthew Jones 26:29

40 Jorge Vazquez 26:44

41 Arthur Gontarek 27:15

42 Whitney Judkins 27:17

43 Misty Green 27:36

44 Matt Benusches 27:41

45 Rusty Parker 28:00

46 Ross Garrison 28:03

47 Connor Andrews 28:03

48 Reed Garrison 28:08

49 Bryce Caten 28:19

50 Hagen Stewart 28:19

51 Jamie Wynne 28:40

52 Jason Austin 28:40

53 Stephen Clark 28:43

54 London Caten 29:19

55 Estella Nelson 29:19

56 Miranda Furbee 29:23

57 August Palombo 29:25

58 Marek Sadlon 29:28

59 Burgess Galligan 29:34

60 Claire Randall 29:36

61 Richard Evans 29:43

62 Trent Key 29:53

63 Lucas Patterson 30:26

64 Jessica Hernandez 30:31

65 Mary Myers 30:39

66 Tammy Panter 30:50

67 Aleesha Hillis 30:58

68 Dale Williams 31:02

69 Sarah Randall 31:12

70 Rosa Larrazolo 31:17

71 Lola Wells 31:20

72 Herschel Speedy Wells 31:23

73 Sam Scoffield 31:24

74 Joshua Eckel 31:32

75 Chelsi George 31:49

76 Jim Carden 32:27

77 Uma Stefanick 33:00

78 Natalie Crain 33:23

79 Kristy Morgan 33:28

80 Edward Rogers 33:32

81 Becky Clark 33:36

82 Miranda Strong 33:38

83 Jenna Mullins 33:40

84 Adam Crain 34:09

85 Amanda Curtis 34:17

86 Neal Smith 34:51

87 Jason Dearmond 35:07

88 Scott Holmes 35:11

89 Ashley Bishop 35:53

90 Natalie Payne 35:54

91 Ryan Moore 35:57

92 Owen Payne 35:57

93 Ojani Hernandez 36:06

94 Dawn Molloy 36:15

95 Lucretia Brown 36:25

96 Thomas Miner 36:45

97 Kevin Shrum 37:27

98 Ella Wells 38:12

99 Heather Wells 38:18

100 Jerrie Barber 38:20

 101 Amelia Gennings 38:22

102 Betty Troop 38:24

103 Amy Smith 39:33

104 Carlene Brown 40:09

105 Anita Nunley 40:58

106 Corey Janicek 41:00

107 Jacqueline Hitchcock 42:49

108 Ripp Wheeler 43:02

109 Estie Harris 44:02

110 Lucie Raffanti 44:04

111 Rhonda Galligan 44:06

112 Dustin Brock 45:34

113 Jacqueline Reed 45:42

114 Anna Shrum 45:43

115 Ryan Lee 45:43

116 Eric Walker 46:12

117 Rick Hayes 46:13

118 Mary Reed 46:44

119 Donna Dunlap 46:46

120 Bruce Nunley 47:08

121 Buddy Reed 47:11

122 Wanda Nunley 47:14

123 Rachel Zackrison 47:15

124 Holly Caten 47:20

125 Marlee Whitlock 47:27

126 Reagan Whitlock 47:28

127 Ella Gore 47:30

128 Memphis Sadlon 47:37

129 Kim Bouldin 47:39

130 Misty Griffith 48:28

131 Cassell Davis 48:32

132 Casey Travers 48:35

133 Aven King 48:37

134 Easton King 48:37

135 Justin King 48:38

136 Sarah Netherton 48:49

137 Jeff Walker 48:53

138 David Netherton 48:54

139 Emily Haston 48:56

140 Amanda Key 49:27

141 Jackie Mathews Jr 49:29

142 Scott Bain 49:30

143 Jennifer Janicek 49:59

144 Cassandra Eckel 49:59

145 Mary Walker 50:10

146 Carla Savage 50:13

147 Ava Gore 50:15

148 Kristopher Gore 50:16

149 Dale Graves 50:17

150 Jimmie Bush 50:24

151 Peggy Carrier 51:03

152 Kelsey Roane 51:06

153 Melissa Ming 51:36

154 Mark Argo 51:50

155 Leslie Hayes 52:35

156 Lacy Garrison 52:35

157 Angela Brock 52:39

158 Ashli Gore 53:11

159 Rebekah Brock 53:15

160 Steve Raffanti 55:31

161 Mike Galligan 55:37

162 Trevor Galligan 55:42

163 Gina Hertwig 1:06:47

164 Scott Hertwig 1:06:48