Saturday, May 19, 2012

Molosky makes it two at the sixth annual Wakulla Springs 5K

Vince MoloskyTwo weeks before the sixth annual Wakulla Springs 5K, Wakulla High graduating senior Stanley Linton ended Vince Molosky's six-year winning streak at the Tails & Trails 10K. But even though the Wakulla Springs race was right in Linton's backyard, he couldn't stop Molosky from starting a new streak. On Saturday morning, 19 May 2012, Molosky won the Wakulla Springs 5K for the second straight year, breaking his own course record with a 16:49. Trailing by nearly 80 meters, Linton finished second in 17:04. Mike Peymann cracked the top ten to take the top master spot, placing 10th in 19:25. Tallahassee's Angela Wable ran 21:53 to finish as the top woman in the race, edging out another Wakulla High athlete, Cora Atkinson. Atkinson posted a 22:15, finishing as the female runner-up. Fran McLean was the fastest female master and fifth female finisher, running 23:31 for 50th overall. 256 athletes completed the 3.1-mile race.


Angela Wable and Mike PeymannAlthough it starts on the pavement, the Wakulla Springs 5K is almost a cross-country race, mostly run on the sandy trails of the Sanctuary of Wakulla Springs State Park. The Sanctuary is usually closed to visitors, but for the last six years runners have been welcomed onto the trails the morning of the Wakulla Springs 5K. After leaving the paved park roads, the course parallels the Wakulla River on its downstream journey. Somewhere around the halfway point, the route turns onto a trail even closer to the river and takes the runners back upstream to the finish line. The Sanctuary is home to many species of wildlife, although most runners report only encountering ticks and deer flies.


Top Ten Men, 2012 Wakulla Springs 5K
  1. Stanley Linton16:49 ~ Vince Molosky (M, 32) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 17:04 ~ Stanley Linton (M, 18) Crawfordville, FL
  3. 17:35 ~ Michael Nesius (M, 27) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 17:57 ~ Stephen Robbins (M, 15) Cairo, GA
  5. 18:55 ~ Eric Godin (M, 28) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 19:01 ~ Cole Tessier (M, 29) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 19:08 ~ Jonathan Grisiaffi (M, 16) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 19:12 ~ Michael Kennett (M, 38) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 19:22 ~ Todd Seabrook (M, 28) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 19:25 ~ Mike Peymann (M, 49) Tallahassee, FL

Top Ten Women, 2012 Wakulla Springs 5K
  1. Cora Atkinson21:53 ~ Angela Wable (F, 38) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 22:15 ~ Cora Atkinson (F, 17) Crawfordville, FL
  3. 22:43 ~ Kirsti Satterstrom (F, 27) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 22:44 ~ Jennifer Bacile (F, 33) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 23:31 ~ Fran McLean (F, 54) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 24:12 ~ April Bentley (F, 38) Crawfordville, FL
  7. 24:14 ~ Guler Arsal (F, 33) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 24:42 ~ Raychel Gray (F, 17) Crawfordville, FL
  9. 24:49 ~ Breanna Croschere (F, 21) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 24:59 ~ Sandra Canada (F, 49) Woodville, FL

Wakulla Springs 5K Champions, 2007-2012
Date
MenWomen
19 May 2007
19:09, Miles Gibson
22:16, Olivia Swedberg
17 May 2008
17:42, Jay Wallace
23:29, Sydney Nutting
16 May 2009
17:20, Tyler Price
21:49, Roxanne Hughes
15 May 2010
17:56, Justin Dickieson
20:03, Kati Gosnell
21 May 2011
16:59, Vince Molosky
19:29, Seeley Gutierrez
19 May 2012
16:49, Vince Molosky
21:53, Angela Wable


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