Saturday, December 3, 2011

Cox and Showman take on all Ten-Mile Challengers

Stephen Cox and Vince MoloskyStephen Cox rolled away from a field of 169 athletes to win the 3 December 2011 edition of Gulf Winds Track Club's annual Ten Mile Challenge. Cox's time was 56:13 for the ten-mile tour of the streets of Tallahassee's Ox Bottom Manor neighborhood. Runner-up Charlie Johnson crossed the line nearly a minute later in 57:03, followed by defending champion Vince Molosky in 57:11. At 60:58, Carl Nordhielm was the fourth runner overall and the fastest master of the morning. Katie Showman was the top woman finisher, placing 20th overall in 68:15. The first woman master was Jane Johnson, 32nd in 71:25.


Charlie JohnsonIt was a cool, clear morning, perfect for distance running, when the runners left Hawk's Rise Elementary School just after 8:00am. Molosky took the lead early in the first mile, with Cox running right off his shoulder. Behind them Johnson settled into third place. At three miles Molosky and Cox were running side by side, with Cox challenging for the lead on the turns. Johnson was over half a minute behind the two leaders. Then Cox opened a gap on Molosky and took control of the race. While Cox ran home for the victory, Johnson reeled in Molosky to grab second.

Katie Showman
Katie Showman led the rest of the women by the mile mark, with 1994 Ten Mile Challenge champ Jane Johnson eight seconds back. Kelly Stevens and four-time Ten Mile Challenge winner Sheryl Rosen were another four seconds behind, trailed by Micah Adriani. Two miles later, while Showman continued to run away from her competition, Stevens and Rosen had caught Jane Johnson. No closer than before, Adriani remained in fifth. Showman went on to win by over 400 meters in 68:15, but the runner-up spot went to Adriani, who moved up through the field to post a 70:08, passing Stevens (29th, 70:51), Rosen (30th, 70:58), and Johnson (32nd, 71:25).


Top Ten Men, 2011 Ten Mile Challenge
  1. 56:13 ~ Stephen Cox (M, 28) Tallahassee, FL
  2. Carl Nordhielm and Andrew Smyth57:03 ~ Charlie Johnson (M, 32) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 57:11 ~ Vince Molosky (M, 32) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 60:58 ~ Carl Nordhielm (M, 49) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 61:36 ~ Andrew Smyth (M, 25) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 61:57 ~ Douglas Bell (M, 42) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 62:03 ~ Tony Guillen (M, 42) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 62:44 ~ Eric Godin (M, 27) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 63:23 ~ Michael Martinez (M, 45) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 63:31 ~ Roger Schmidt (M, 20) Tallahassee, FL

Micah AdrianiTop Ten Women, 2011 Ten Mile Challenge
  1. 68:15 ~ Katie Showman (F, 30) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 70:08 ~ Micah Adriani (F, 34) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 70:51 ~ Kelly Stevens (F, 29) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 70:58 ~ Sheryl Rosen (F, 27) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 71:25 ~ Jane Johnson (F, 52) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 76:18 ~ Mary Anne Grayson (F, 45) Thomasville, GA
  7. 76:55 ~ Mary Vancore (F, 48) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 78:35 ~ Sandy Holt (F, 26) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 80:27 ~ Nancy Stedman (F, 49) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 80:30 ~ Melissa Bakas (F, 35) Tallahassee, FL

Jonathan ManryThere have been 24 runnings of the Ten Mile Challenge, which replaced the Gulf Winds Track Club 20K in 1988. A bridesmaid race of five miles was added to the event in 2004. Brian Manry won the 2011 five-miler in 30:26, finishing nearly 400 meters ahead of runner-up Aaron Taylor (2nd, 31:59). Andy Roberts (3rd, 33:13) was the top master in the short race. Kate Chunka was the first female, finishing seventh overall in 36:11. The women's runner-up as well as the first woman master was Paula O'Neill (9th, 37:08).


Andy RobertsTop Ten Men, Five Mile Run
  1. 30:26 ~ Brian Manry (M, 33) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 31:59 ~ Aaron Taylor (M, 18) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 33:13 ~ Andy Roberts (M, 44) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 33:29 ~ Steven Griffin (M, 29) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 34:47 ~ Jay Silvanima (M, 51) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 35:05 ~ Geb Kiros (M, 45) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 36:17 ~ Will Thompson (M, 33) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 37:15 ~ Jeff Bowman (M, 50) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 37:47 ~ Tom Krick (M, 49) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 37:59 ~ Nathan Adams (M, 28) Tallahassee, FL

Top Ten Women, Five Mile Run
  1. Kate Chunka36:11 ~ Kate Chunka (F, 28) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 37:08 ~ Paula O' Neill (F, 50) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 39:12 ~ Charlee Taylor (F, 33) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 39:12 ~ Melanie Leitman (F, 27) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 39:56 ~ Alison Thumm (F, 34) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 40:10 ~ Abby Griffin (F, 28) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 40:20 ~ Jamie Harris (F, 35) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 42:59 ~ Sarrah Carroll (F, 29) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 43:04 ~ Mary Jane Hayden (F, 32) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 43:05 ~ Lisa Frey (F, 31) Tallahassee, FL

GWTC Ten-Mile Challenge Champions, 1988-2011
DateMenWomen
3 DEC 1988
51:05, David Keen
65:19, Janice Hochstein
2 DEC 1989
52:05, Jessie Close
64:09, Paula Johnson
1 DEC 1990
51:39, David Keen
62:53, Paula Johnson
7 DEC 1991
54:20, Jessie Close
63:40, Paula Johnson
5 DEC 1992
54:32, Jessie Close
63:09, Paula Johnson
4 DEC 1993
55:30, Steve Wilcox
61:53, Paula Johnson
3 DEC 1994
54:16, Herb Wills
61:43, Jane Johnson
2 DEC 1995
55:30, Gary Droze
65:55, Carrie Weyant
7 DEC 1996
56:27, Brian Erb66:21, Carrie Weyant
6 DEC 1997
55:06, Lee Willis
62:38, Sarah Docter-Williams
5 DEC 1998
58:45, Robert Pautienus
62:27, Breeda Willis
4 DEC 1999
56:24, Gary Droze
69:44, Carrie Weyant
2 DEC 2000
56:29, Zachery Heissner
66:07, Laurel Slyck
1 DEC 2001
60:11, Tim Unger
64:40, Sarah Docter-Williams
7 DEC 2002
54:30, Lee Willis
63:54, Sarah Docter-Williams
6 DEC 2003
61:33, Bill McCord
63:20, Sarah Docter-Williams
4 DEC 2004
55:29, Gary Droze
61:41, Sarah Docter-Williams
3 DEC 2005
56:46, Gary Droze
66:43, Kara Newell
2 DEC 2006
59:13, Jay Wallace
62:27, Sheryl Rosen
1 DEC 2007
58:47, Tripp Southerland
64:04, Sheryl Rosen
6 DEC 2008
55:56, Chris Lake
65:30, Sheryl Rosen
5 DEC 2009
57:59, Vince Molosky
65:47, Sheryl Rosen
4 DEC 2010
57:19, Vince Molosky
64:25, Allison Eagen
3 DEC 2011
56:13, Stephen Cox
68:15, Katie Showman


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