Sunday, July 28, 2013

West Point alums Morenus and MacGibbon gobble up the Tasty Tiger titles

Hungry TigerBrian Morenus graduated the United States Military Academy at West Point and was posted at Fort Rucker just in time to be in the Wiregrass Region for the inaugural Tasty Tiger Trot 5K Trail Run in Dothan, Alabama on Saturday morning, 27 July 2013. Lt. Morenus won the 3.1-mile race around Westgate Park in 16:41, not an unexpected performance from a distance runner who spent the last four years as a standout on the West Point cross-country and track teams. Staff Sgt. David Seymour, the captain of Fort Rucker's team for the All-Army 10-Miler Race, finished runner-up behind Morenus in 17:19. Recent Northview High garduate Sean Kent, the 2013 Hog Wild 15K champion, was third in 17:37. Dale Thomas was the fastest master in the race, placing tenth overall in 21:02.


Another West Point alum, this time from the class of 2012, won the Tasty Tiger women's competition. Like Lt. Morenus, Lt. Jennifer MacGibbon (nee West) had distinguished herself on Army's cross-country and track teams. MacGibbon clocked 20:20 for the 5K in Westgate Park, coming in eighth overall and finishing more than half a kilometer ahead of her nearest challenger on the women's side. Dothan master runner Missy Sexton was the second woman in, placing 19th overall in 22:46.


Most races on Westgate Park's Larry and Rona Dykes Trail start near the tennis center, but the Tasty Tiger 5K started near the site of the new branch of the Dothan-Houston County Library. 119 athletes finished the race, a fundraiser for the Dothan High School cross-country team, the Tigers.


Top Ten Males, 2013 Tasty Tiger Trot 5K, Dothan, Alabama
  1. 16:41 ~ Brian Morenus (M, 22)
  2. 17:19 ~ David Seymour (M, 25)
  3. 17:37 ~ Sean Kent (M, 18)
  4. 17:42 ~ Ryan Beckingham (M, 31)
  5. 18:32 ~ Matt Udermann (M, 22)
  6. 19:05 ~ Ean Saberski (M, 27)
  7. 20:06 ~ Brian Gerardi (M, 23)
  8. 20:39 ~ Adam McPherson (M, 30)
  9. 21:02 ~ Dale Thomas (M, 50)
  10. 21:30 ~ Nicholas Lewis (M, 28)

Top Ten Females, 2013 Tasty Tiger Trot 5K, Dothan, Alabama
  1. 20:20 ~ Jennifer MacGibbon (F, 23)
  2. 22:46 ~ Missy Sexton (F, 42)
  3. 23:12 ~ Brooke Houppert (F, 35)
  4. 23:51 ~ Anna Bergmark (F, 32)
  5. 24:27 ~ Val Lichner (F, 54)
  6. 24:43 ~ Carmel Cammack (F, 29)
  7. 24:58 ~ Laura Tamburin (F, 40)
  8. 25:23 ~ Nina Korges (F, 54)
  9. 25:25 ~ Nancy Hein (F, 56)
  10. 25:38 ~ Victoria Taylor (F, 18)

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