Monday, May 7, 2012

Linton and Adriani kick tails on the trails

Stanley LintonWakulla High graduating senior Stanley Linton set a new event record in the 11th annual Tails & Trails 10K on Saturday morning, 5 May 2011, unseating the race's defending champion, Vince Molosky. Linton won the 10K over the trails of Tom Brown Park in 34:52, while Molosky finished runner-up in 36:02. Micah Adriani added another women's title to her 2010 Tails & Trails win, finishing 10th overall in 41:38. 246 athletes finished the 6.2-mile run.


Stanley LintonSince 2006, as long as there had been a 10K race at the Tails & Trails, Vince Molosky had been the the champion. The event was still called the Furry Scurry when Molosky won the inaugural 10K. Through 2011 he took the title each year, six straight wins. Molosky brought that record to the starting line in front of the Animal Shelter on May 5. But a kilometer into the race, Molosky was five seconds behind Stanley Linton. Seven days earlier, Linton had run the last race of his high school track career, placing seventh in the state championship 3200 meters. Now he was leading his first post- high school competition. After four kilometers Linton was still ahead, this time by 20 seconds. Linton continued to run strong through the second half of the race, continuing to pull ahead of Molosky and the rest of the field. The last kilometer was mostly uphill, but Linton had an appointment with the finish line. He made it there in 34:52, breaking Molosky's course record of 35:07. Molosky was over 300 meters back in second place, finishing in 36:02. Hunter Scott ran in third most of the race, but Roger Schmidt was never far behind. After stalking Scott for most of the race, Schmidt caught him during the last kilometer. In the final kick for third place, Schmidt edged Scott 38:15 to 38:17. Eric Godin was fifth in 40:31, and Mike Peymann was the fastest master runner, placing sixth in 41:14.


Micah AdrianiAfter winning the women’s title in the 2010 Tails & Trails 10K, Micah Adriani had stepped down to the 5K in the 2011 event, but this year she was back in the longer race. Almost immediately after the start, Adriani went to the front of the women’s field, then stayed there. 41:38 didn’t break the course record, but it was fast enough for a win, and Adriani won big, crossing the finish line more than a kilometer ahead of runner-up Angela Wable. Wable, running her first Tails & Trails, was 31st overall in 46:26. The first woman master and ninth female finisher was Nancy Stedman, 53rd overall in 49:35.


Top Ten Men, 2012 Tails & Trails 10K
  1. Vince Molosky34:51.4 ~ Stanley Linton (M, 18) Crawfordville FL
  2. 36:01.3 ~ Vince Molosky (M, 32) Tallahassee FL
  3. 38:14.5 ~ Roger Schmidt (M, 20) Tallahassee FL
  4. 38:16.9 ~ Hunter Scott (M, 15) Tallahassee FL
  5. 40:30.8 ~ Eric Godin (M, 28) Tallahassee FL
  6. 41:13.5 ~ Mike Peymann (M, 49) Tallahassee FL
  7. 41:14.1 ~ Brian Molen (M, 36) Tallahassee FL
  8. 41:32.8 ~ Brian Corbin (M, 44) Tallahassee FL
  9. 41:36.3 ~ Bing Xu (M, 44) Tallahassee FL
  10. 42:35.8 ~ Paul Guyas (M, 34) Tallahassee FL

Top Ten Women, 2012 Tails & Trails 10K
  1. Angela Wable41:37.8 ~ Micah Adriani (F, 34) Tallahassee FL
  2. 46:25.7 ~ Angela Wable (F, 38) Tallahassee FL
  3. 48:11.1 ~ Kirsti Satterstrom (F, 27) Tallahassee FL
  4. 48:54.3 ~ Shelley Yaun (F, 34) Monticello FL
  5. 49:09.6 ~ Melissa Hooke (F, 33) Crawfordville FL
  6. 49:09.7 ~ Lilly Rockwell (F, 28) Tallahassee FL
  7. 49:20.4 ~ Jessica Parker (F, 29) Tallahassee FL
  8. 49:20.7 ~ Michelle Tigue (F, 23) Tallahassee FL
  9. 49:34.8 ~ Nancy Stedman (F, 50) Tallahassee FL
  10. 50:01.5 ~ Megan Mays (F, 28) Tallahassee FL

Lincoln High distance runner Jonathan Grisiaffi, a rising senior, took the title in the 5K race with an 18:22. Grisiaffi was nearly a minute ahead of the runner-up, Chiles High athlete Trevor Knauf, who completed the 3.1-mile course in 19:19. Just behind Knauf was the top master in the 5K, Michael Martinez, third overall in 19:25. Stephanie Stout outran Emily Molen for the 5K women’s title, 23:00 to 23:12. Debbie Peters was the first woman master in the 5K field, placing 60th overall in 26:29. 494 people finished the 5K.


Top Ten Men, 2012 Tails & Trails 5K
  1. Tails & Trails start18:21.7 ~ Jonathan Grisiaffi (M, 16) Tallahassee FL
  2. 19:18.1 ~ Trevor Knauf (M, 16) Tallahassee FL
  3. 19:24.5 ~ Michael Martinez (M, 46) Tallahassee FL
  4. 19:40.8 ~ James Greene (M, 28) Tallahassee FL
  5. 19:55.4 ~ Joe Porter (M, 41) Cairo GA
  6. 20:02.9 ~ Brad Diesburg (M, 31) Tallahassee FL
  7. 20:24.3 ~ Travis Parks (M, 16) Crawfordville FL
  8. 20:37.7 ~ Steve Barraco (M, 57) Tallahassee FL
  9. 20:43.9 ~ Duane Evans (M, 44) Crawfordville FL
  10. 20:53.1 ~ David Harrell (M, 26) Monticello FL
Stephanie Stout
Top Ten Women, 2012 Tails & Trails 5K
  1. 22:59.2 ~ Stephanie Stout (F, 28) Tallahassee FL
  2. 23:11.7 ~ Emily Molen (F, 10) Tallahassee FL
  3. 24:11.6 ~ Julia Rose Travis (F, 13) Tallahassee FL
  4. 25:02.8 ~ Leigh Matchett (F, 28) Tallahassee FL
  5. 25:20.1 ~ Raychel Gray (F, 17) Crawfordville FL
  6. 25:33.4 ~ Emma Travis (F, 13) Tallahassee FL
  7. 25:47.4 ~ Megan Long (F, 25) Cottondale FL
  8. 26:11.1 ~ Jaye Danforth (F, 31) Tallahassee FL
  9. 26:11.6 ~ Holly Danforth (F, 29) Tallahassee FL
  10. 26:28.8 ~ Debbie Peters (F, 51) Tallahassee FL


Tails and Trails 10K and 5K winners, 2002-2012
Date

Men
Women
30 March 2002
5K
19:49, Tim Bolton
23:06, Carrie Weyant
15 March 2003
5K
20:47, Justin Dickieson
24:20, Carrie Weyant
20 March 2004
5K
18:56, Gary Droze
23:02, Seeley Lovett
19 March 2005
5K
18:51, Mathew Dobson
23:12, Stephanie Liles
18 March 2006
10K
37:46, Vince Molosky
46:49, Kim Likens
5K
22:06, Roger Michaud
21:48, Stephanie Liles
5 May 2007
10K
36:43, Vince Molosky
43:54, Jana Stolting
5K
17:31, Tripp Southerland
24:22, Claire Fruchtnicht
3 May 2008
10K
37:23, Vince Molosky
41:55, Karen Geletko
5K
20:54, Jason Graham
21:57, Katrina Unglaub
2 May 2009
10K
35:07, Vince Molosky
41:34, Sheryl Rosen
5K
17:24, John Robida18:59, Kelsey Scheitlin
1 May 2010
10K
35:44, Vince Molosky
42:38, Micah Adriani
5K
16:37, Ken Youngers
22:13, Lisa Finn
30 April 2011
10K
36:41, Vince Molosky
41:06, Heather Griffis
5K
17:04, Kevin Sullivan
19:41, Kelly Stevens
5 May 2012
10K
34:52, Stanley Linton
41:38, Micah Adriani
5K
18:22, Jonathan Grisiaffi
23:00, Stephanie Stout
From to 2006 the event was called the "Furry Scurry."
No 10K was held before 2006.


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