Monday, July 1, 2013

Seymour and Dixon heat the streets at 35th Hot Trot 5K

Hot Trot 5KDavid Seymour is the captain of Fort Rucker's team for the All-Army 10-Miler Race. That doesn't mean that the Staff Sergeant doesn't occasionally run something shorter. For instance, on Saturday morning, 29 June 2013, Staff Sgt. Seymour raced 3.1 miles in 16:36, winning the 35th annual Hot Trot 5K in Chipley, Florida. Kevin Potts, an alumnus of the cross-country squad at nearby Graceville High School, finished runner-up in 17:07. Jay, Florida master runner Matt Dobson, took third in 17:23. A many-time winner of the Hot Trot 5K, Dobson won the race for the 14th time in 2011.


In May Alex Dixon was winning medals at the South Carolina high school track and field championships. But in June the Wren High School distance runner was in Chipley, Florida racing the Hot Trot 5K--racing well enough to win the women's division with a 21:01, placing 11th overall. Right behind Dixon was Lauren Rattan, an alumna of the track team at the United States Merchant Marine Academy. Rattan took the second women's spot, finishing 12th overall in 21:09. Stephanie Rose (13th, 21:23) was the third female finisher. Debbie Wittmer (17th, 21:39) of Blakely, Georgia was the fourth female finisher and the first master woman.


The Hot Trot 5K is part of Chipley's annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival. First run in 1979, the race is one of oldest in the Florida Panhandle. Perhaps the oldest, depending on how you want to define the Panhandle.


Top Ten Males, 2013 Hot Trot 5K
  1. 16:36 ~ David Seymour (M, 25) Fort Rucker, AL
  2. 17:07 ~ Kevin Potts (M, 21) Graceville, FL
  3. 17:23 ~ Matt Dobson (M, 43) Jay, FL
  4. 17:59 ~ Jeff Dixon (M, 40) Powdersville, SC
  5. 19:44 ~ Mark Clements (M, 36)
  6. 20:15 ~ Michael Houston, Jr. (M, 14) Dothan, AL
  7. 20:27 ~ Matthew Keusey (M, 17)
  8. 20:52 ~ Cameron Golden (M, 26) Graceville, FL
  9. 20:59 ~ Brian Burns (M, 16) Bonifay, FL
  10. 21:00 ~ Nicholas Lewis (M, 28)

Top Ten Females, 2013 Hot Trot 5K
  1. 21:01 ~ Alex Dixon (F, 17) Powdersville, SC
  2. 21:09 ~ Lauren Rattan (F, 23)
  3. 21:23 ~ Stephanie Rose (F, 36)
  4. 21:39 ~ Debbie Wittmer (F, 50) Blakely, GA
  5. 22:09 ~ Heather Hingson (F, 36)
  6. 22:43 ~ Brooke Houppert (F, 35)
  7. 23:54 ~ Carolyn Houston (F, 41) Dothan, AL
  8. 24:06 ~ Val Lichner (F, 54) Bonifay, FL
  9. 24:45 ~ Nina Korges (F, 54)
  10. 26:05 ~ Marty Kirkland (F, 60) Southport, FL

Winners of the Chipley, Florida Hot Trot, 1979 - 2013
DateMenWomen
June 1979
21 June 198032:34 ~ Lee Fidler39:10 ~ Dolly Jill Harrison
20 June 198131:24 ~ Carlton Law38:55 ~ Laura Ledbetter
19 June 198215:46 ~ Keith Lee17:51 ~ Judy Stokely
18 June 198315:23 ~ David Parker 19:49 ~ Donna Duty
30 June 198415:31 ~ David Parker 19:32 ~ Donna Duty
29 June 198515:10 ~ Paul Buchanan 21:11 ~ Lisa Weldon
28 June 198615:50 ~ David Parker 20:00 ~ Donna Duty
27 June 198715:20 ~ James Frazier 20:02 ~ Lisa Kutschera
25 June 198815:36 ~ Paul Buchanan 21:19 ~ Marty Kirkland
24 June 198914:52 ~ Matt Parker 20:25 ~ Marty Kirkland
23 June 199015:53 ~ Matt Dobson19:52 ~ Donna Duty
29 June 199115:36 ~ Matt Dobson18:45 ~ Angela Crook
27 June 199215:23 ~ Matt Dobson20:33 ~ Lou Ellen Eaddy
26 June 199316:34 ~ Sam Graves 19:51 ~ Lou Ellen Eaddy
25 June 199416:25 ~ Sam Graves 21:03 ~ Donna Duty
24 June 199516:11 ~ Matt Parker 21:46 ~ Lou Ellen Eaddy Jayroe
29 June 199616:03 ~ Paul Hough 21:00 ~ Lou Ellen Jayroe
28 June 199715:54 ~ Myles Gibson 17:52 ~ Sarah Kramer
27 June 199816:25 ~ Tracy Burch 22:23 ~ Marty Kirkland
26 June 199915:48 ~ Matt Dobson20:52 ~ Virginia Hayden
24 June 200016:22 ~ Matt Dobson21:48 ~ Terri Gray
23 June 200115:28 ~ Matt Dobson22:20 ~ Lou Ellen Jayroe
29 June 200215:38 ~ Matt Dobson20:22 ~ Tricia Snyder
28 June 200315:25 ~ Matt Dobson21:52 ~ Teresa Lafleur
26 June 200415:49 ~ Matt Dobson22:22 ~ Piper Stockman
25 June 200517:57 ~ Sam Fernandez 21:37 ~ Debbie Wittmer
24 June 200615:56 ~ Matt Dobson22:03 ~ Lauren Eschbach
23 June 200716:25 ~ Matt Dobson22:32 ~ Sara Jackson
28 June 200816:22 ~ Matt Dobson21:48 ~ Terri Gray
27 June 200916:38 ~ Matt Dobson22:08 ~ Katrina Bokenfohr
26 June 201018:41 ~ Chris Neal 19:42 ~ Masie Stromenger
25 June 201116:37 ~ Matt Dobson22:52 ~ Kristina Bennett
24 June 201217:21 ~ Jordan Green21:02 ~ Brittny Johnson
29 June 201316:36 ~ David Seymour21:01 ~ Alex Dixon

From 1979 to 1981 the Hot Trot was a 10K race. From 1982 onward
it was a 5K.

A
huge thank you to Larry Dykes for delving into the archives of the
Dothan Runners to find the names and times of the Hot Trot champions 
from 1980 to 2010.



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