Wilkinson, LaFleur win annual Shamrock Run 5K on Hilton Head Island

sports@islandpacket.comMarch 16, 2013 

Hilton Head Islander Elaine Dowden gets stretched on the sideline before the start of the Shamrock Run on Saturday. The 17th annual 5K run and health walk started on Pope Avenue, ended at Coligny Plaza and was followed by a block party hosted by New York City Pizza.

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Fifteen-year-old Eladio Wilkinson was the overall winner of Saturday's annual Shamrock Run on Hilton Head Island, finishing the 5-kilometer race in 17 minutes, 11 seconds.

The Hilton Head Island boy crossed the finish line 10 seconds ahead of runner-up Douglas Turnbull of Ithaca, N.Y.

The top female finisher was Savannah's Michelle LaFleur, who came in fourth place overall with a time of 17:35.

Shamrock Run 5K Results

Saturday, at Hilton Head Island

(Complete results can be found at

Top 20 finishers


1. Eladio Wilkinson, Hilton Head, 17:11

2. Douglas Turnbull, Ithaca NY, 17:27

3. Jon Comeau, Winchester MA, 17:30

5. Nahuel Coronel, Bluffton, 17:37

6. Joey Pinto, Jacksonville FL, 17:47

8. Patrick Price, Nashville TN, 18:07

9. Mark White, Hilton Head, 18:13

10. Chris Gruwell, Jacksonville FL, 18:24

11. Kristopher Geiger, Hilton Head, 18:33

12. Doug Roth, Hilton Head, 18:52

13. Darren Hulst, Renton WA, 19:07

14. Ryan Livingston, Bluffton, 19:15

15. Chase Sanders, Hilton Head, 19:20

17. Jason Strickland, Hilton Head, 19:35

20. Ken Clyburn, Beaufort, 20:04

21. CJ Steedley, Bluffton, 20:27

22. Jackson Henz, Hilton Head, 20:37

23. Brian Hayes, Bluffton, 20:42

24. Weston Chase, Hilton Head, 20:58

25. Andy Kennedy, Hilton Head, 21:05


4. Michelle Lafleur, Savannah, 17:35

16. Jennifer Pinto, Jacksonville FL, 19:27

18. Joni Gruwell, Jacksonville FL, 19:41

19. Suzy Macero, Wakefield MA, 19:59

30. Sarah Cooke, Hilton Head, 21:35

32. Julianne Murphy, Beaufort, 21:53

33. Megan Turnbull, Ithaca NY, 21:58

36. Melanie William, Bluffton, 22:13

40. Cassie Marshall, Bluffton, 22:32

41. Delaynie Grove, Vincennes IN, 22:48

43. Kelly McClure, Hilton Head, 23:06

44. Faith Seiders, Hilton Head, 23:12

46. Valori Schubiger, Cayce, 23:29

47. Laura Lacey, Chapel Hill NC, 23:40

49. Marnie Carter, Waxhaw NC, 23:47

51. Stephanie Sullivan, Hilton Head, 23:52

56. Angie Loyst, Inverary ONT, 24:08

61. Melissa Katon, Hilton Head, 25:00

63. Mimi Pearson, Hilton Head, 25:08

64. Renee Clark, Hagerstown MD, 25:09

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