By the end of the first kilometer Stanley Linton, the defending champion, and Vince Molosky, the 2011 Bowlegs 5K champion, were setting the pace for the rest of the field. A few strides back, Peter Wood and Javier Zamparelli stalked the leaders. Behind Wood and Zamparelli, Maclay School coach Gary Droze and Bainbridge High distance runner Chase Harris ran side by side. During the second kilometer, Linton broke away from Molosky, opening up a five-second gap. Peter Wood continued to run in third, but Chase Harris dropped Gary Droze to move into fourth. Zamparelli faded, falling into sixth behind Droze.
Linton continued to steadily pull away, ultimately winning the race by nearly 200 meters with a 16:12. It was the fastest Bowlegs 5K since 2000, when Aaron Scheer ran 15:49. Molosky finished runner-up in 16:47. Chase Harris closed with Peter Wood to force a kickers duel for third place; Wood prevailed narrowly, 17:03 to 17:04. Gary Droze was the fastest master runner, finishing fifth overall in 17:28.
The Bowlegs 5K defending women's champion, Katie Showman, lost no time getting out front, leading the women's field through the first kilometer. Kristine Cox trailed, followed by Nancy Stedman, Kate Chunka, and Christina Greene. Over the next kilometer Showman continued to pull away, while Cox held on to second. Meanwhile, Chunka and Greene overtook Stedman. Never challenged, Showman cruised home in 20:19, successfully defending her title and finishing 14th overall. Cox was the women's runner-up, placing 18th overall in 21:36. Chunka and Greene spent much of the race fighting for third, but in final few hundred meters Chunka pulled away to beat Greene to the finish line, 21:58 to 22:03. 24th overall in 22:32, Nancy Stedman was the fifth woman finisher, and for the third year in a row the top woman master.
110 athletes finished the race, which raises money for the scholarship program of the Faculty and Friends Club of Florida State University.
Top Ten Males, GWTC's 2013 Bowlegs 5K
- 16:12 ~ Stanley Linton (M, 19) Crawfordville, FL
- 16:47 ~ Vince Molosky (M, 33) Tallahassee, FL
- 17:03 ~ Peter Wood (M, 24) Tallahassee, FL
- 17:04 ~ Chase Harris (M, 15) Bainbridge, GA
- 17:28 ~ Gary Droze (M, 51) Tallahassee, FL
- 18:07 ~ Javier Zamparelli (M, 23) Tallahassee, FL
- 18:19 ~ Adam Wallenfelsz (M, 15) Tallahassee, FL
- 18:23 ~ Michael Martinez (M, 47) Tallahassee, FL
- 19:47 ~ Duane Evans (M, 45) Crawfordville, FL
- 19:50 ~ Caleb Harris (M, 11) Bainbridge, GA
Top Ten Females, GWTC's 2013 Bowlegs 5K
- 20:19 ~ Katie Showman (F, 31) Tallahassee, FL
- 21:36 ~ Kristine Cox (F, 35) Tallahassee, FL
- 21:58 ~ Kate Chunka (F, 29) Tallahassee, FL
- 22:03 ~ Christina Greene (F, 30) Tallahassee, FL
- 22:32 ~ Nancy Stedman (F, 51) Tallahassee, FL
- 22:58 ~ Sandy Holt (F, 27) Tallahassee, FL
- 23:00 ~ Paula O' Neill (F, 51) Tallahassee, FL
- 23:22 ~ Alison Thumm (F, 35) Tallahassee, FL
- 23:31 ~ Julie Clark (F, 51) Tallahassee, FL
- 24:22 ~ Fran Mclean (F, 55) Tallahassee, FL
|Billy Bowlegs 5K, 1985-2013|
|16 FEB 1985||16:44, Scott Hinkle||18:48, Darien Andreu||153|
|15 FEB 1986||16:12, Rick Miller||20:00, Janice Hochstein||150|
|7 FEB 1987||15:54, Randy Jordan||20:00, Sarah Patterson||186|
|13 FEB 1988||16:05, Rick Miller||20:02, Janice Hochstein||220|
|4 FEB 1989||15:44, Rick Miller||20:02, Barbara Balzer||165|
|10 FEB 1990||17:28, Felton Wright||19:30, Paula Johnson||112|
|16 FEB 1991||16:15, Bill Crooks||20:37, Tina Davies||67|
|15 FEB 1992||15:51, Mike Macinko||18:37, Paula Johnson||81|
|20 FEB 1993||15:33, Gary Droze||19:33, Carrie Hunnicutt||143|
|19 FEB 1994||16:02, Phillip Healy||22:18, Chateau Mangaroo||83|
|18 FEB 1995||15:41, Reid Montini||18:09, Jane Johnson||158|
|17 FEB 1996||16:12, Tim Simpkins||19:33, Janice Hochstein||77|
|15 FEB 1997||15:45, Gary Droze||18:20, Jane Johnson||163|
|14 FEB 1998||16:23, Damian Wilson||17:47, Sarah Docter-Williams||104|
|13 FEB 1999||15:57, Robert Pautenius||16:54, Breeda Dennehy-Willis||77|
|12 FEB 2000||15:49, Aaron Scheer||20:42, Laurel Slyck||83|
|10 FEB 2001||16:48, Gary Droze||18:18, Sarah Docter-Williams|
|9 FEB 2002||16:20, Thomas Kunish||20:20, Allison Eagen||77|
|8 FEB 2003||16:56, Paul Orfield||21:15, Fran McLean||76|
|21 FEB 2004||17:06 Adam David Churchill||18:21, Breeda Dennehy-Willis||82|
|15 JAN 2005||17:42, Art Remillard||18:10, Sarah Docter-Williams||72|
|14 JAN 2006||16:43, Shawn Patterson||19:22, Stephanie Liles||152|
|20 JAN 2007||17:37, Matt Mizereck||19:02, Sheryl Rosen||109|
|19 JAN 2008||16:32, Tripp Southerland||21:39, Carly Thomas||121|
|10 JAN 2009||17:59, Tim Unger||20:09, Micah Adriani||117|
|9 JAN 2010||17:21, Stephen Cox||21:01, Lauren Switzer||84|
|8 JAN 2011||16:38, Vince Molosky||19:26, Sheryl Rosen||204|
|7 JAN 2012||17:10, Stanley Linton||19:27, Katie Showman||166|
|5 JAN 2013||16:12, Stanley Linton||20:19, Katie Showman||110|
- Complete results of Gulf Winds Track Club's 2013 Bowlegs 5K at gulfwinds.org
- More photos of Gulf Winds Track Club's 2013 Bowlegs 5K
- Fred Deckert's photos of Gulf Winds Track Club's 2013 Bowlegs 5K
- Paul Guyas' photos of Gulf Winds Track Club's 2013 Bowlegs 5K
- 2012 story, "Linton and Showman open 2012 with wins at Bowlegs"
- 2011 Bowlegs, "Molosky and Rosen start 2011 racing right at Bowlegs 5K"
- 2010 story, "Cox and Switzer winners at a chilly Bowlegs 5K"
- USATF course certification map, Bowlegs 5K Run For Scholarship
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