Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Naylor and Plazarin champs at Blountstown's first Catfish 5K

Catfish Crawl 5K96 athletes showed up to finish the Blountstown Fire Department's inaugural Catfish Crawl 5K on 19 May 2012. But the fastest runner in Blountstown, Florida that Saturday morning was Wewahitchka's Billy Naylor, who posted a winning 17:45 in the 3.1-mile race. Naylor finished close to 400 meters ahead of the runner-up, Jakob Bidwell, a distance runner on the cross-country and track teams at Wewahitchka High School. A rising junior, Bidwell ran 19:04. Another high school runner, Thomas Howell of Blountstown High, placed third in 19:18. Jerry Manning was the fastest master runner in the race, finishing fourth in 20:13.


Hannah Plazarin of Blountstown High was the Catfish Crawl's first female finisher, running 21:41 for ninth overall. Not far behind, the Gulf Winds Track Club's Tiffany Roddenberry was the women's runner-up, putting up a 21:52. The third woman finisher and first woman master was another Gulf Winds Track Club athlete, Judy Alexander, 14th overall in 22:32.


The race started and finished near the Depot on Main Street. The course was out and back on a paved rail trail, the Blountstown Greenway Trail, heading south almost to Blountstown's historic landing on the Apalachicola River before reversing direction to return to the Depot.


Top Ten Men, 2012 Catfish Crawl 5K
  1. Billy Naylor17:45 ~ Billy Naylor (M, 20)
  2. 19:04 ~ Jakob Bidwell (M, 16)
  3. 19:18 ~ Thomas Howell (M, 15)
  4. 20:13 ~ Jerry Manning (M, 58)
  5. 20:16 ~ Elijah Sarmiento (M, 13)
  6. 20:35 ~ Mark McCarra (M, 47)
  7. 21:10 ~ Shaquille Scott (M, 18)
  8. 21:19 ~ Beaver Yoder (M, 37)
  9. 21:42 ~ Paul Plazarin (M, 42)
  10. 22:05 ~ Marc Tomlinson (M, 34)

Top Ten Women, 2012 Catfish Crawl 5KHannah Plazarin
  1. 21:41 ~ Hannah Plazarin (F, 15)
  2. 21:52 ~ Tiffany Roddenberry (F, 27)
  3. 22:32 ~ Judy Alexander (F, 50)
  4. 26:18 ~ Engrid Whisenant (F, 34)
  5. 27:25 ~ Melissa Kincaid (F, 28)
  6. 27:38 ~ Rashelle McDonald (F, 31)
  7. 27:42 ~ Amanda Dehn (F, 33)
  8. 27:43 ~ Bonnie Richards (F, 38)
  9. 27:45 ~ Susie White (F, 38)
  10. 28:20 ~ Traci Hall (F, 39)

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