Saturday, October 12, 2013

Linton and Rosen are the twin terrors of Tall Timbers in Tallahassee's Pine Run 20K

BeautyberryI know you've seen them--small, purple berries in clusters along the stalk of the plant that they grow on. You might have spotted them in a corner of your yard that nature is trying to take back from the lawn, or in a sunny spot along a trail that you run on. The plant is called beautyberry, and you can spot its fruits at this time of year. For 36 of the last 37 years, that has been the time of year of the Pine Run 20K. The 12.4-mile annual race has been run in two different locations in two different states, and even skipped a year in 2007. Other than that missed year, though, when the beautyberry plants started showing purple, you knew it was time for the Pine Run.


The beautyberry plants were out once again on Saturday morning, 12 October 2013, when Stanley Linton won the 36th Pine Run 20K, turning in a time of 74:27. It was Linton's first Pine Run, and the victory came less than a day after he had posted a 25:45 8K in the men's race at the FSU Cross-Country Invitational on Friday evening. Vince Molosky, a three-time champion of the Pine Run (2008, 2010, and 2012), finished runner-up in 77:16, over 700 meters behind Linton. Another five minutes back, Sammy Palmer was third in 81:23.


Stanley Linton and Sheryl RosenPine Run veterans could point to more success in the performance of Sheryl Rosen. Rosen won the women's competition at the race for the fourth time, placing fourth overall in  85:36 and finishing more than a mile and a half ahead of the next woman in the race. Allison Palmer was the runner-up on the women's side, coming in 29th overall at 97:38. Urska Dobersek (36th, 99:55) was the third female finisher.


In the 2012 Pine Run, Tony Guillen had finished as first master runner, leaving Mike Peymann runner-up in the master standings. In the 2013 race, Peymann returned the favor, taking top master honors by finishing seventh overall in 86:33, while Guillen trailed home with an eighth place 87:19. After the two Tallahassee runners settled their battle for the male master title, Mary Anne Grayson won the female master title for her hometown of Thomasville, Georgia, coming in 41st overall in 1:41:49.


171 athletes finished the 2013 Pine Run, the sixth run at Tall Timbers since 2008, when the Gulf Winds Track Club moved the race there from International Paper's Southlands Experimental Forest near Bainbridge, Georgia. This was the first year that Chuck and Jana Davis directed the race. Many things change, but the beautyberry plants endure. So does the Pine Run.


Top Ten Men, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2013 Pine Run 20K
  1. 1:14:27 ~ Stanley Linton (M, 19)Vince Molosky
  2. 1:17:16 ~ Vince Molosky (M, 34)
  3. 1:21:23 ~ Sammy Palmer (M, 25)
  4. 1:26:05 ~ Charn McAllister (M, 30)
  5. 1:26:22 ~ Robert Duggleby (M, 23)
  6. 1:26:33 ~ Mike Peymann (M, 51)
  7. 1:27:19 ~ Tony Guillen (M, 44)
  8. 1:27:24 ~ Geb Kiros (M, 47)
  9. 1:27:43 ~ Patrick Dawson (M, 22)
  10. 1:28:29 ~ Brian Molen (M, 37)

Top Ten Women, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2013 Pine Run 20K
  1. 1:25:36 ~ Sheryl Rosen (F, 29)Sheryl Rosen
  2. 1:37:38 ~ Allison Palmer (F, 27)
  3. 1:39:55 ~ Urska Dobersek (F, 30)
  4. 1:40:49 ~ Lindsey Pfau (F, 24)
  5. 1:41:49 ~ Mary Anne Grayson (F, 47)
  6. 1:44:05 ~ Melissa Hooke (F, 35)
  7. 1:44:56 ~ Jane Skalski (F, 28)
  8. 1:48:46 ~ Sarrah Carroll (F, 31)
  9. 1:50:49 ~ Nancy Stedman (F, 51)
  10. 1:51:45 ~ Christienne Coutts (F, 42)

Champions of Gulf Winds Track Club's Pine Run 20K, 1977-2013
DateMenWomenFinishers
15 OCT 197767:19 ~ Herb Wills86:21 ~ Rosemary Desloge124
14 OCT 197869:30 ~ Jim Eastman81:21 ~ Janice Gage167
13 OCT 197971:28 ~ Louis Floyd86:29 ~ Laura Ledbetter144
11 OCT 198071:57 ~ Kirk Fechter98:20 ~ Michelle Jernigan134
10 OCT 198175:05 ~ Jeff Doherty99:40 ~ Marianne Crawford101
9 OCT 198267:00 ~ Herb Wills97:17 ~ Kathe Brookover106
22 OCT 198369:32 ~ Herb Wills85:43 ~ Patti Sudduth128
20 OCT 198472:37 ~ Kirk Fechter89:55 ~ Donna Miller107
19 OCT 198568:54 ~ Herb Wills88:22 ~ Patti Sudduth71
18 OCT 198671:20 ~ Bill Crooks87:31 ~ Janice Gage Hochstein146
17 OCT 198768:58 ~ Tom Swiersz85:56 ~ Kay Capozzi125
15 OCT 198865:36 ~ Herb Wills82:29 ~ Paula Johnson170
14 OCT 198969:46 ~ Herb Wills89:53 ~ Jodi Waldron139
13 OCT 199069:55 ~ Herb Wills85:10 ~ Donna Miller113
12 OCT 199165:43 ~ Jessie Close88:16 ~ Mary Jean Yon150
17 OCT 199266:34 ~ Gary Droze82:17 ~ Carrie Hunnicutt141
16 OCT 199375:26 ~ Paul Hoover80:53 ~ Paula Johnson134
15 OCT 199472:45 ~ Tim Simpkins80:18 ~ Jane Johnson147
14 OCT 199577:39 ~ Tim Simpkins82:46 ~ Jane Johnson146
12 OCT 199674:32 ~ Tim Simpkins80:30 ~ Jane Johnson172
11 OCT 199771:36 ~ Gary Droze80:12 ~ Sarah Docter-Williams156
10 OCT 199873:12 ~ Gary Droze81:35 ~ Jane Johnson125
9 OCT 199980:41 ~ Robert Pautienus82:23 Sarah Docter-Williams170
14 OCT 2000 79:28 ~ Art Remillard82:43 ~ Jane Johnson150
13 OCT 200180:57 ~ Tim Unger84:03 ~ Sarah Docter-Williams128
12 OCT 200283:37 ~ Tim Bolton86:46 ~ Jane Johnson137
11 OCT 200384:14 ~ David Yon97:27 ~ Lisa Whitworth79
9 OCT 200483:01 ~ David Guerra91:55 ~ Jane Johnson94
9 OCT 200579:41 ~ Myles Gibson89:55 ~ Jane Johnson136
14 OCT 200678:22 ~ Jay Wallace81:31 ~ Sheryl Rosen108
No race held in 2007
11 OCT 2008 77:45 ~ Vince Molosky 87:32 ~ Kati Gosnell142
2 OCT 2009 75:22 ~ Jay Wallace 86:21 ~ Sheryl Rosen155
9 OCT 2010 73:39 ~ Vince Molosky 90:21 ~ Jane Johnson243
8 OCT 2011 73:15 ~ Kevin Sullivan 84:02 ~ Sheryl Rosen180
13 OCT 201274:48 ~ Vince Molosky95:05 ~ Jane Johnson199
12 OCT 201374:27 ~ Stanley Linton85:36 ~ Sheryl Rosen171
From 1977 to 2006 the race was run at International Paper's Southlands
Experimental Forest south of Bainbridge, Georgia.
From 2008 to 2013 the race was run at Tall Timbers Research Station
at the north end of Leon County, Florida.


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