Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Flyers Seymour and MacGibbon fly fastest at Gate-to-Gate

2013 Hispanic Heritage Gate to Gate 4.2-Mile RunOn Saturday morning, 28 September 2013, just three weeks before their big test at the Army Ten Miler, the Ft. Rucker Flyers were racing the roads at home in the Ft. Rucker's Hispanic Heritage Gate-to-Gate 4.2-mile run. The results were encouraging for the Fliers, with team captain David Seymour winning the race in 23:01. It was Seymour's second straight win in the annual race, and a considerable improvement on his 2012 winning time of 23:49. Another Flyer athlete Jennifer MacGibbon took the women's title, finishing seventh overall in 27:02. Bill Staniewicz, the Flyers assistant captain, was the fastest master runner in the race, coming in ninth overall at 27:19.


Unlike that other Gate-to-Gate race, held every Memorial Day on Eglin Air Force Base, the Ft. Rucker event actually goes from one gate to another--starting at the base's Ozark gate and finishing at the Daleville gate. For over a decade, now, the Eglin event has started and finished near a single gate to the base.


213 athletes finished the 2013 Hispanic Heritage Gate-to-Gate 4.2-mile run. The race was conducted by Ft. Rucker MWR through the Ft. Rucker Physical Fitness Center.


Top Ten Men, 2013 Hispanic Heritage Gate-to-Gate 4.2M
  1. 23:00.9 ~ David Seymour (M, 25)
  2. 23:45.9 ~ Fischer (M, 22)
  3. 24:07.9 ~ Mark Freeman (M, 24)
  4. 24:09.3 ~ Matt Udermann (M, 22)
  5. 25:37.0 ~ Brown (M, 29)
  6. 25:59.3 ~ Adam McPherson (M, 30)
  7. 27:18.6 ~ Bill Staniewicz (M, 47)
  8. 27:54.6 ~ Randolph (M, 28)
  9. 27:57.4 ~ Bowers (M, 19)
  10. 28:00.1 ~ Gonzalez (M, 25)

Top Ten Women, 2013 Hispanic Heritage Gate-to-Gate 4.2M
  1. 27:01.1 ~ Jennifer MacGibbon (F, 23)
  2. 27:09.6 ~ Glitz (F, 24)
  3. 28:45.0 ~ Jeanne Davis (F, 35)
  4. 28:48.4 ~ Stephanie Rose (F, 36)
  5. 29:20.0 ~ Brooke Houppert (F, 35)
  6. 29:29.6 ~ Morrissey (F, 21)
  7. 31:11.8 ~ Thompson (F, 18)
  8. 32:05.7 ~ Anna Bergmark (F, 32)
  9. 32:35.8 ~ Pejic (F, 34)
  10. 32:26.1 ~ Naigle (F, 29)

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