Former Chattanooga Christian School and Covenant College standout Patrick Hall won the 2011 Sports Barn Turkey Trot road race Thursday morning with a time of 26 minutes, 22.52 seconds for the eight kilometers, and recent former Bryan College runners Daniel Goetz, Josh Bradley and Jacob Bradley were second, third and fifth in 26:31.83, 26:45.22 and 27:22.78 with 36-year-old Brendan Minehan fourth in 26:54.37. Emily Waite from Birmingham was the women's winner and 52nd overall in 33:19.73 in the crowd of 1,120 finishers -- 16 seconds ahead of female runner-up Laurie McGuire. John Sillery, 7 Bridges Marathon winner Alan Outlaw and former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga runner Andy Highlander were sixth through eighth, just ahead of masters winner Tim Ensign, another ex-Moc, with Goetz's brother Joseph completing the top 10. The third- through fifth-place women all were part of families with multiple age-group wins -- Karla Vrandenburgh, 17, with Kathryn, 11; Emily Lasater, 28, with her dad, Rick, 58; and Cathy Cheeseman, 44, with Carter, 10, and Claire, 13.
• Former Baylor School and Samford University runner Cameron Bean ran Thanksgiving morning in the 12th oldest road race in the United States, the 75th Manchester (Conn.) Road Race, and finished 10th overall. The 15,000 participants include a deep field of elite runners. Bean, who now runs for Zap Fitness in Blowing Rock, N.C., completed the 4.748-mile course in 22 minutes, 24 seconds.
• Covenant College senior goalkeeper John Eger was named co-region player of the year for the National Christian College Athletic Association Mid-East Region, and junior teammates Tyler Morrison and Chris Pifer joined him on the men's all-region team. Covenant's Dana Streufert, Kathryn Allison, Eliza Drew and Hannah Bales were women's all-region players. Streufert was a senior central midfielder from Chattanooga Christian School, while Allison and Drew were junior defenders and Bales a freshman goalkeeper. Eger, from Trinity, N.C., had five shutouts, a 1.04 goals-against average and 105 saves in 20 matches this season. He had 13 saves in the win over Asbury in the region semifinal last week.