Monday, December 2, 2013

Veteran harriers Fox and Matsunaga win the Pilgrim Chase 5K

Austin Fox, an alumnus of the Spring Hill College cross country team, won the Dothan Runners' 2013 Pilgrim Chase 5K Trail Run in Westgate Park on Saturday morning, 30 November 2013. The Dothan athlete completed the 3.1-mile course on the Larry and Ronna Dykes Trail in 17:14. Another son of Dothan, Troy University freshman cross-country runner Sean Kent, was second in the race, running 17:49. Adam McPherson of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, took third in 19:19.


Three weeks before the Pilgrim Chase, In-Mi Matsunaga had run at the NCAA-D2 Southeast Regional, her last cross-country race as a University of Montevallo Falcon. That didn't mean that Matsunaga couldn't continue to run cross-country outside of college, though. At Westgate Park she ran 19:27 in the Pilgrim Chase, placing fourth overall and first in the women's standings. Brooke Houppert of Daleville, Alabama, was the second female finisher, 12th overall in 21:52.


Theron Carter of Brundidge, Alabama, was the top master in the race, coming in fifth overall in 19:46. Bonifay, Florida, runner Val Lichner was the first woman master, the third woman finisher and 18th overall in 23:44.


96 athletes completed the 2013 Pilgrim Chase 5K Trail Run.

Sean Kent
Top Ten Men, Dothan Runners' 2013 Pilgrim Chase 5K
  1. 17:14 ~ Austin Fox (M, 25) Dothan, AL
  2. 17:49 ~ Sean Kent (M, 18) Dothan, AL
  3. 19:19 ~ Adam McPherson (M, 30) Ft. Walton Beach, FL
  4. 19:46 ~ Theron Carter (M, 53) Brundidge, AL
  5. 20:09 ~ Phillip Metcalf (M, 37) Dothan, AL
  6. 20:19 ~ Devon Dye (M, 16) Dothan, AL
  7. 20:31 ~ Mike Houston (M, 41) Dothan, AL
  8. 20:37 ~ Alan Flores (M, 10) Dothan, AL
  9. 20:56 ~ Keith Griffler (M, 46) Williamsville, NY
  10. 21:32 ~ Michael Houston (M, 14) Dothan, AL


Top Ten Women, Dothan Runners' 2013 Pilgrim Chase 5KIn-Mi Matsunaga
  1. 19:27 ~ In-Mi Matsunaga (F, 22) Enterprise, AL
  2. 21:52 ~ Brooke Houppert (F, 35) Daleville, AL
  3. 23:44 ~ Val Lichner (F, 54) Bonifay, FL
  4. 23:44 ~ Gina Graham (F, 40) Clearfield, PA
  5. 23:51 ~ Kayla Fox (F, 23) Dothan, AL
  6. 23:53 ~ Carolyn Houston (F, 41) Dothan, AL
  7. 24:15 ~ Tabatha Murdock (F, 28) Midland City
  8. 24:52 ~ Lori Westphal (F, 43) Sandy Springs, GA
  9. 25:23 ~ Loretta Shapiro (F, 40) Dothan, AL
  10. 25:40 ~ Chris Fox (F, 56) Dothan, AL


Recent winner, Dothan Runners' Pilgrim Chase 5K Trail Run
DateMenWomenFinishers
22 November 2003
20 November 2004
26 November 200519:44, Gabe Mitchell22:57, Lou Ellen Jayroe
25 November 200617:36, Aubrey Darnell22:43, Lou Ellen Jayroe
24 November 2007
29 November 200819:01, Myles Gibson24:11, Lou Ellen Jayroe54
28 November 2009
27 November 201016:24, Christopher Hough24:10, Emily Anne Latta73
26 November 201117:47, Sean Kent20:02, Ashlee Romani112
24 November 201217:10, David Seymour22:50, Kayla Fox127
30 November 201317:14, Austin Fox19:27, In-Mi Matsunaga96


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