By Saturday the need for fresh air has become even more desperate. Fortunately for the folks of Dothan, Alabama, they don't have to go to the mall to get out of the house that day. They can head over to Westgate Park and do the Pilgrim Chase 5K Trail Run.
Adam McPherson came up from Fort Walton Beach, Florida, for the 29 November 2014 edition of the annual run. Just seven days after he had raced the Timberlake Half Marathon, McPherson won the Pilgrim Chase, covering the 3.1-mile course around Westgate Park in 18:41. Dothan's Julio Garcia was runner-up in 20:02. Dothan master runner Dale Thomas placed third in 20:34.
Master runner Val Lichner of Bonifay, Florida, was the women's champion, running 23:07 for seventh overall. Aurianna Peart, formerly a distance runner at Weber High in Pleasant View, Utah, was the women's runner-up, finishing tenth overall in 23:46. Sydney Jeffcoat picked up some experience racing Westgate Park earlier in the fall while competing as an eighth grader on the Houston Academy cross-country team; she used that experience to take third in the women's standings at the Pilgrim Chase, finishing 11th overall in 23:50.
97 athletes finished the Dothan Runners'2014 Pilgrim Chase 5K Trail Run.
Top Ten Men, Dothan Runners' 2014 Pilgrim Chase 5K
- 18:41 ~ Adam McPherson (M, 31) Fort Walton Beach, FL
- 20:02 ~ Julio Garcia (M, 36) Dothan, AL
- 20:34 ~ Dale Thomas (M, 51) Dothan, AL
- 20:43 ~ Lee Meroney (M, 24) Asheville, NC
- 20:58 ~ Mark McCarra (M, 49) Grand Ridge, FL
- 23:04 ~ Joe Pignataro (M, 34) Madison, AL
- 23:24 ~ Key Warren (M, 39) Martinez, GA
- 23:36 ~ Alberto Elorduy (M, 16) Dothan, AL
- 23:55 ~ Paul Kleintop (M, 55) Amelia, OH
- 24:09 ~ Kevin Chaney (M, 43) Madison, AL
Top Ten Women, Dothan Runners' 2014 Pilgrim Chase 5K
- 23:07 ~ Val Lichner (F, 55) Bonifay, FL
- 23:46 ~ Aurianna Peart (F, 19) Fort Benning, GA
- 23:50 ~ Sydney Jeffcoat (F, 13) Dothan, AL
- 24:00 ~ CJ Parrish (F, 34) Dothan, AL
- 25:30 ~ Tabatha Murdock (F, 29) Enterprise, AL
- 25:34 ~ Lisa Warren (F, 39) Martinez, GA
- 25:47 ~ Erin McCambridge (F, 34) DeRidder, LA
- 25:53 ~ Amanda Harrell (F, 24) Enterprise, AL
- 26:14 ~ Beverly Lovelady (F, 43) Auburn, AL
- 26:17 ~ Lori Westphal (F, 44) Sandy Springs, GA
|Recent winners, Dothan Runners' Pilgrim Chase 5K Trail Run|
|22 November 2003|
|20 November 2004|
|26 November 2005||19:44, Gabe Mitchell||22:57, Lou Ellen Jayroe|
|25 November 2006||17:36, Aubrey Darnell||22:43, Lou Ellen Jayroe|
|24 November 2007|
|29 November 2008||19:01, Myles Gibson||24:11, Lou Ellen Jayroe||54|
|28 November 2009|
|27 November 2010||16:24, Christopher Hough||24:10, Emily Anne Latta||73|
|26 November 2011||17:47, Sean Kent||20:02, Ashlee Romani||112|
|24 November 2012||17:10, David Seymour||22:50, Kayla Fox||127|
|30 November 2013||17:14, Austin Fox||19:27, In-Mi Matsunaga||96|
|29 November 2014||18:41, Adam McPherson||23:07, Val Lichner||97|
- Complete results of the 2014 Pilgrim Chase 5K
- 2013 story, "Veteran harriers Fox and Matsunaga win the Pilgrim Chase 5K"
- 2011 story, "Kent and Romani catch titles at Pilgrim Chase 5K"
- 2010 story, "73 athletes chase pilgrims; none catch Hough or Latta"
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