Free the Science 5K Results

Top male and female finishers,

Top male and female finishers, Matthew Lawder and Elizabeth Jones.

We’ve got the results of the Free the Science 5K held during the 227th ECS Meeting. The reigning champ, Matthew Lawder, was first overall with a time of 16:45. In the women’s category, Elizabeth Jones was the first with a time of 22:06.

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(PS: Were you in the race? Get your official time online here!)

This race is Lawder’s third straight overall Free the Science 5K win. His first victory was during our Orlando meeting, followed by our meeting in Cancun.

“I’m hoping to go the the Phoenix meeting so I can defend my title,” said Lawder.

Lawder is currently pursing his PhD at Washington University in St. Louis. Recently, he competed in the Boston Marathon where he placed 46th with a personal best.

The women’s category winner is also a seasoned runner, competing in marathons and ultramarathons. Jones is finishing her PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Top 2 Male Finishers:

  • Matthew Lawder (16:45)
  • Michael Ignatowich (17:45)

Top 2 Female Finishers:

  • Elizabeth Jones (22:06)
  • Katherine Ayers (23:59)

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