Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Seymour and Christoph trot to new records at Trot With S.W.A.T.

Poplar Head ParkThree athletes on the Fort Rucker Flyers Army Ten-Miler team, David Seymour, Mark Freeman, and Matt Udermann, swept the first three places at the seventh annual Trot With S.W.A.T. 10K in Dothan, Alabama on Saturday morning, 21 September 2013. Seymour, the winner, covered the 6.2-miles in a course-record time of 36:03, while Freeman and Udermann ran 38:26 and 39:29. The first female finisher was Ali Christoph, who placed sixth overall in 41:34, setting a new course record for women and finishing close to a mile ahead of the runner-up, Lauren Connelly (15th, 48:54). At 47:26 Dale Nash was the fastest master runner in the race, coming in 11th overall. Nina Korges was the first master woman finisher, 25th in 52:44. 59 athletes completed the 10K race, which started and finished near Poplar Head Park, close to downtown Dothan.


Since 2009 the Trot With S.W.A.T. has also offered a 5K option for athlete who find 10K is just too much of a good thing. John Halton won the 3.1-mile race in 2013, running 20:29. Dana Cody was the first female, placing third overall in 21:18. 93 participants finished the 5K.


The Trot With S.W.A.T. was hosted by the Dothan, Alabama, police department, those folks who are out in the street during the Hog Wild 15K and other Dothan road races, making sure that no runner gets flattened by a truck. Proceed from the race go to support Dothan Police SWAT unit training, equipment and events.


Top Ten Males, 2013 Trot With S.W.A.T. 10K
  1. 36:03 ~ David Seymour (M, 25)
  2. 38:36 ~ Mark Freeman (M, 24)
  3. 39:29 ~ Matt Udermann (M, 22)
  4. 40:21 ~ Eric Bernard (M, 34)
  5. 40:44 ~ Michael Bond (M, 33)
  6. 44:57 ~ Cade Wells (M, 30)
  7. 45:17 ~ Caleb Bergon (M, 28)
  8. 45:50 ~ Nicholas Lewis (M, 28)
  9. 46:50 ~ Daniel Jimenez (M, 30)
  10. 47:26 ~ Dale Nash (M, 63)

Top Ten Females, 2013 Trot With S.W.A.T. 10K
  1. 41:34 ~ Ali Christoph (F, 28)
  2. 48:54 ~ Lauren Connelly (F, 27)
  3. 52:44 ~ Nina Korges (F, 54)
  4. 53:35 ~ Brigid Pickett (F, 24)
  5. 54:15 ~ Eden Keene (F, 31)
  6. 55:24 ~ Rachel David (F, 35)
  7. 55:58 ~ Rebecca Jewell (F, 34)
  8. 56:05 ~ Toby Murray (F, 38)
  9. 57:14 ~ Kristina Bennett (F, 40)
  10. 57:35 ~ Chris Fox (F, 55)

Top Ten Males, 2013 Trot With S.W.A.T. 5K
  1. 20:29 ~ John Halton (M, 15)
  2. 21:03 ~ Jeremy Sellor (M, 23)
  3. 22:28 ~ Devon Fields (M, 21)
  4. 23:16 ~ Mattthew Keusey (M, 18)
  5. 23:51 ~ Jon Mueller (M, 47)
  6. 24:04 ~ Jeremy Alley (M, 27)
  7. 24:09 ~ Tyson Carter (M, 38)
  8. 24:49 ~ Sammy Hancock (M, 27)
  9. 24:51 ~ Mike Renaud (M, 45)
  10. 24:53 ~ Jimmy Sims (M, 59)

Top Ten Females, 2013 Trot With S.W.A.T. 5K
  1. 21:18 ~ Dana Cody (F, 33)
  2. 26:17 ~ Jazmin Stewart (F, 28)
  3. 26:21 ~ Larissa Collier (F, 32)
  4. 27:02 ~ Alexa Machina (F, 31)
  5. 27:12 ~ Katie Price (F, 31)
  6. 27:36 ~ Cassie Logan (F, 50)
  7. 30:20 ~ Pam Martin (F, 44)
  8. 30:29 ~ Kathy White (F, 63)
  9. 31:02 ~ Sandy Turner (F, 50)
  10. 31:49 ~ Silki Marsh (F, 37)

Trot With S.W.A.T. winners, 2007 - 2014
DateDistanceMenWomenFinishers
29 September 200710K37:05, Myles Gibson46:39, Dawn Hersman107
27 September 200810K37:10, Ryan Overstreet46:43, Lou Ellen Jayroe101
19 September 200910K40:44, Jay Shipman47:46, Kristina Bennett68
5K23:00, Michael Brennon23:54, Debbie Wittmer75
11 September 201010K44:23, Joe Ferguson52:20, Reyna Johnson86
5K19:51, Theron Carter21:36, Jo-Ann VanAswegen159
17 September 201110K43:01, Cedric Gillette43:30, Dana Cody86
5K19:54, Cody Causey24:05, Ami Heath99
22 September 201210K36:23, Nicholas Dason42:41, Megan Howell79
5K19:54, Michael Brennan23:09, Debbie Wittmer141
21 September 201310K36:03, David Seymour41:34, Ali Christoph59
5K20:29, John Halton21:18, Dana Cody93
The Trot with S.W.A.T. did not include a 5K prior to 2009.

A thank you to Larry Dykes of the Dothan Runners Club for his help in researching the past 
winners of The Trot With S.W.A.T.


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