Sunday, August 12, 2012

Heated competition from Molosky and Bondarenko at the Sizzler

St. George Island Sizzler 5KSaturday, 11 August 2012 saw the latest installment of a duel that had been going on for most of 2012. Back in February, Vince Molosky had finished ahead of Stanley Linton at the Run For The Cookies 5K in Tallahassee. Then on May 5 Linton won Tallahasee's Tails and Trails 10K, finishing ahead of Molosky. At the Marzuq Shriners Mothers Day 5K a week later, it was Molosky beating Linton. The week after that, Linton won the Friends of Wakulla Springs 5K, beating Molosky. And in June, Linton finished ahead of Molosky again at Monticello's Melon Run 5K.


The two athletes shared another starting line on Saturday evening, 11 August 2012 at the 14th annual St. George Island Sizzler 5K. It was a new date for the race; apparently the old June date hadn't been sizzling enough. Soon after the start of the race Linton and Molosky left the rest of the field far behind, eventually getting more than half a kilometer ahead of the next runner. In the end, though, it was Molosky who ran away from Linton, defeating the Wakulla High graduate 16:25 to 16:36. Third place went to the first master in the Sizzler, Garrett Orlowski of Kettering, Ohio. Orlowski's completed the 3.1-mile run on the island in 18:41.


Another athlete from the midwest--12-year-old Polina Bondarenko of River Forest, Illinois--was the first female finisher, coming in 21st overall in 21:58. For the second year in a row Tallahassee's Sam Fortunas was the second-place female. This time around she was 25th overall in 22:13. Nancy Stedman of Tallahassee, the women's champion at the 2010 Sizzler, was the third female finisher and the first female master in 2012, placing 29th overall in 22:29.


280 athletes finished the 14th annual race, a benefit for the Franklin County Humane Society.


Top Ten Males, 2012 Summer Sizzler 5K
  1. 16:25 ~ Vince Molosky (M, 33) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 16:36 ~ Stanley Linton (M, 18) Crawfordville, FL
  3. 18:41 ~ Garett Orlowski (M, 40) Kettering, OH
  4. 18:49 ~ Paul Guyas (M, 34) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 18:56 ~ Tad David (M, 43) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 19:17 ~ William James (M, 44)
  7. 19:20 ~ James Greene (M, 28) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 19:21 ~ Zach Weston (M, 24) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 19:30 ~ Joel Piotrowki (M, 42) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 19:32 ~ Aaron Smith (M, 16) Crawfordville, FL

Top Ten Females, 2012 Summer Sizzler 5K
  1. 21:58 ~ Polina Bondarenko (F, 12) River Forest, IL
  2. 22:13 ~ Sam Fortunas (F, 21) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 22:29 ~ Nancy Stedman (F, 50) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 22:34 ~ Cora Atkinson (F, 18) Crawfordville, FL
  5. 22:47 ~ Christina Greene (F, 30) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 22:50 ~ Urska Dobersek (F, 29) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 22:53 ~ Rachel Gray (F, 17) Crawfordville, FL
  8. 23:34 ~ Madison Harris (F, 16) Crawfordville, FL
  9. 23:42 ~ Martha Bademan (F, 28) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 23:45 ~ Margaret Wiedeman (F, 17) Crawfordville, FL

St. George Island Sizzler 5K Champions, 1998-2012
DateMenWomen
13 June 199816:09, Gary Droze22:53, Donna Finney
12 June 199917:05, Tim Unger19:24, Summer Calder
10 June 200016:07, Gary Droze21:18, Julie Clark
2001
none
none
15 June 200215:46, Lee Willis18:43, Luanne Coulter
21 June 200316:44, Caleb Carmichael20:45, Jane Johnson
12 June 200416:42, Caleb Carmichael19:48, Kara Newell
18 June 200516:02, Alex Miletich20:53, Angela Dempsey
24 June 200617:24, Robert Beazley18:39,Kara Newell
23 June 200717:02, Jasen Fulghum20:41, Jane Johnson
28 June 200816:44, Tripp Southerland19:11, Stephanie Liles
27 June 200916:53, John Robida19:47, Kelsey Scheitlin
26 June 201019:06, Carl Nordhielm22:06,Nancy Stedman
25 June 201117:06, Brandon Hough22:44, Nicole Reichenbach
11 August 201216:25, Vince Molosky21:58, Polina Bondarenko


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