Tuesday, August 28, 2012

No sand, no waves, but wins for Kent and Lichner

Westgate Park Trail, Dothan, AlabamaWhen you have the best cross-country course in lower Alabama, it only makes sense to use it. That is exactly what Dothan has in Westgate Park's Larry and Rona Dykes Trail, and Dothan certainly uses it. It's a rare weekend when there is not a race or a high school cross-country meet on the trail. Most recently, on Saturday morning, 25 August 2012, the Dothan Runners Club staged the annual Life Is A Beach 5K on the trail.


Northview High senior Sean Kent repeated as the top male in the race, this time winning the 3.1-mile event outright with a 18:26. Kent finished nearly 200 meters ahead of the runner up, Drew Ackles, who crossed the line in 19:03. The third-place finisher was the top master runner in the race, Jeff Dasinger. Val Lichner of Bonifay, Florida was the first female and fastest female master, placing 30th overall in 24:23.


Top Ten Men, 2012 Life Is A Beach 5K
  1. 18:26 ~ Sean Kent (M, 17)
  2. 19:03 ~ Drew Ackles (M, 29)
  3. 20:06 ~ Jeff Dasinger (M, 40)
  4. 20:47 ~ Dale Thomas (M, 49)
  5. 20:54 ~ MJ Houston (M, 13)
  6. 21:01 ~ Al Goudzwaard (M, 56)
  7. 21:03 ~ Sam Tatum (M, 16)
  8. 21:07 ~ Mark McCarra (M, 47)
  9. 21:12 ~ Josh Burgans (M, 31)
  10. 21:25 ~ Berry Swords (M, 30)

Top Ten Women, 2012 Life Is A Beach 5K
  1. Val Lichner24:23 ~ Val Lichner (F, 53)
  2. 24:43 ~ Carolyn Houston (F, 40)
  3. 25:19 ~ Hannah Samuels (F, 15)
  4. 25:22 ~ Jill Wofsey (F, 49)
  5. 25:34 ~ Nancy Hein (F, 56)
  6. 25:37 ~ Melissa Keffe (F, 32)
  7. 26:48 ~ Janet Masseth (F, 34)
  8. 27:03 ~ Nina Korges (F, 53)
  9. 27:31 ~ April Stewart (F, 40)
  10. 27:46 ~ Kathleen Tenpenny (F, 30)

Dothan Runners' Life is a Beach 5K Trail Run Champions
DateMenWomenFinishers
11 August 200118:18, Matt Parker24:09, Piper Stockman68
18 August 200218:55, Shawn Latshaw22:05, Teresa Lafleur75
16 August 200318:04, Myles Gibson21:09, Sandy Ebanks71
14 August 200417:24, Nicholas Ireland23:18, Ali Keith74
13 August 200520:42, Dale Thomas24:40, Nancy Hein60
12 August 200618:15, Gabe Mitchell25:45, Cassie Logan72
11 August 200718:39, Myles Gibson24:18, Amelia Carter86
16 August 200817:54, Ryan Overstreet23:20, Lou Ellen Jayroe71
15 August 200920:37, Brian Hickey23:00, Kristina Bennett62
21 August 201017:52, Nicholas Ireland21:50, Katrina Bokenfohr113
27 August 201118:57, Sean Kent17:55, Casey McDermott82
25 August 201218:26, Sean Kent24:23, Val Lichner119


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