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Second Annual Pine Belt Pacer Awards Dinner

March 3rd, 2006

The second Pine Belt Pacers Awards Dinner was held Saturday, March 3, at the Powerhouse Restaurant on Southern Miss' campus. The club honored the 2006 Gran Prix winners, new Lifetime members, and several volunteers for their service. A Silent auction of USM and running memorabilia was also held, and over $1300 was raised. The proceeds from the event will go to help support the club's scholarship for a Southern Miss track and field / cross country athlete. Kily Garcia topped the evening off with a slide show of many Pacer events featuring the new Lifetime Members.

2006 Gran Prix Winners
Men’s Open Division:  Keith Barrett
Men’s Masters Division:  Nestor Raul Anzola 
Men’s Grandmasters Division:  Phillip Wedgeworth
Women’s Open Division:  Audrey Jackson
Women’s Masters Division: Vicki Copeland
Women’s Grandmasters Division: Becky Ryder
Young Runners of the Year: Cheryl and Rebecca Gaudet
Young Runner of the Year: Corey Rigdon

Special Service Award Winners
Elmer Beardshall
Joni Dunbar

Lifetime Pacer Awards
Vicki Copeland
Steve and Merry Ulery

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