Saturday, December 7, 2013

Linton and Adriani make it two at the Ten

Stanley Linton55:30 wasn't the fastest time for ten miles ever run in Tallahassee. 55:30 wasn't even the fastest time ever run at Gulf Winds Track Club's Ten-Mile Challenge. But 55:30 was the fastest ten miles run on the Oxbottom Manor course laid out by the Reid Vannoy in 2010. And 55:30 was fast enough for Stanley Linton to win his second straight Ten-Mile Challenge title at the 26th annual edition of the race on Saturday morning, 7 December 2013. It was apparently a good morning for repeat wins, because 2012 women's champion Micah Adriani also successfully defended her title, finishing 26th overall in 1:13:42.


Dan NixThe morning of the race was foggy, humid, and warm--weather that might have been pleasant in July, but this was December. Like the previous year's race, Vince Molosky, the race champ in 2009 and 2010, started out near the front with Stanley Linton. This time around, though, Linton dropped Molosky during the first mile. After two miles Linton was running alone, 200 yards out in front. Dan Nix had passed Molosky to take over second place. At the halfway point Linton was out in front by a quarter mile and still adding to his lead. Nix held second, but Nate Kaiser had overtaken Molosky to move into third. In fifth, Gary Droze was losing ground to Kaiser, but gaining on Molosky.

Nate Kaiser
The course was twice around a five-mile loop, and the second lap was a lonely one for Linton. The Florida State University sophomore's lead grew to nearly half a mile before he finished with a win in 55:30. Dan Nix held on to second place, running 58:16. Nate Kaiser took third in 58:50. Four-time Ten-Mile Challenge champ Gary Droze was the first master runner, passing Vince Molosky during the second half to take fourth with a 59:15. Molosky finished fifth in 60:51.


Micah AdrianiIn the women's competition, Micah Adriani, Jillian Heddaeus, and Mary Anne Grayson reached the mile mark within a few seconds of each other. During the next mile, though, Adriani opened a gap on Heddaeus, and Grayson had fallen way back. It was Adriani's race after that, but Grayson would come back to overtake Heddaeus. So would Urska Dobersek and 2011 women's champion Katie Sherron. Adriani finished the race with the women's title and a 300-meter lead in 73:42. Thomasville's Mary Anne Grayson was the women's runner-up, coming in 31st overall in 1:15:17. Urska Dobersek closed to finish third in the women's standings, 32nd overall in 1:15:31. Katie Sherron was fourth in the women's standings, 33rd overall in 76:35. Jillian Heddaeus, after challenging for the lead early, was fifth for the women, 34th overall in 1:16:45.


Top Ten Men, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2013 Ten-Mile Challenge
  1. 55:30 ~ Stanley Linton (M, 19)Gary Droze
  2. 58:16 ~ Dan Nix (M, 23)
  3. 58:50 ~ Nate Kaiser (M, 34)
  4. 59:15 ~ Gary Droze (M, 52)
  5. 60:51 ~ Vince Molosky (M, 34)
  6. 63:18 ~ Hunter Scott (M, 17)
  7. 63:38 ~ Eric Godin (M, 29)
  8. 65:14 ~ Peter Kaus (M, 29)
  9. 66:08 ~ Mike Peymann (M, 51)
  10. 66:55 ~ Reikan Lin (M, 23)

Top Ten Women, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2013 Ten-Mile Challenge
  1. 73:42 ~ Micah Adriani (F, 36)
    Mary Anne Grayson
  2. 75:17 ~ Mary Anne Grayson (F, 47)
  3. 75:31 ~ Urska Dobersek (F, 31)
  4. 76:35 ~ Katie Sherron (F, 32)
  5. 76:45 ~ Jillian Heddaeus (F, 30)
  6. 77:43 ~ Brook Pace (F, 34)
  7. 79:07 ~ Kate Nix (F, 0)
  8. 79:40 ~ Kaitlyn Kacick (F, 25)
  9. 81:35 ~ Jill Haglund (F, 28)
  10. 81:42 ~ Amanda Hudson (F, 36)

Tony GuillenOn the Ten-Mile Challenge course there's a hill about a mile from the end of the five-mile loop that had more than a few runners questioning their desire to go around a second time. Fortunately for those athletes and for anyone else who didn't want to go ten miles that morning, there was a five-mile option. After finishing runner-up in the 2012 Five-Mile Road Race, Tallahassee master runner Tony Guillen won the 2013 race, clocking 30:51. Bainbridge High School sophomore Perry Waddell was second in 33:32. His father, Bainbridge master runner Greg Waddell, was third in 33:38. Vicky Droze was the first woman across the finish line, fifth overall in 35:38. Emily Ness of Capital City Runner's was the second woman in the five-mile race, seventh overall in 37:58. Third in the women's standings was the first woman master runner, Paul O'Neill, ninth overall in 38:18.


Top Ten Men, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2013 Five-Mile Road Race
  1. 30:51 ~ Tony Guillen (M, 44)Perry Waddell
  2. 33:32 ~ Perry Waddell (M, 16)
  3. 33:38 ~ Greg Waddell (M, 47)
  4. 33:48 ~ Hong Guo Yu (M, 45)
  5. 36:27 ~ John Parker (M, 24)
  6. 38:08 ~ Tom Pescatore (M, 46)
  7. 38:29 ~ Levi Streeval (M, 10)
  8. 39:14 ~ Charlie Lang (M, 15)
  9. 39:16 ~ Mike Jaynes (M, 46)
  10. 39:22 ~ Bill McGuire (M, 66)

Top Ten Women, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2013 Five-Mile Road Race
  1. 35:38 ~ Vicky Droze (F, 38)Vicky Droze
  2. 37:57 ~ Emily Ness (F, 23)
  3. 38:18 ~ Paula O'Neill (F, 52)
  4. 40:41 ~ Mallory Brooks (F, 30)
  5. 41:11 ~ Heather Streeval (F, 39)
  6. 41:20 ~ Valeria Martinez (F, 20)
  7. 42:40 ~ Teri Grant (F, 35)
  8. 43:24 ~ Debbie Peters (F, 52)
  9. 43:36 ~ Ruffian Tyner (F, 38)
  10. 43:42 ~ Megan Higgins (F, 29)

Champions of Gulf Winds Track Club's Ten-Mile Challenge, 1988-2013
DateMenWomen
3 December 198851:05, David Keen65:19, Janice Hochstein
2 December 198952:05, Jessie Close64:09, Paula Johnson
1 December 199051:39, David Keen62:53, Paula Johnson
7 December 199154:20, Jessie Close63:40, Paula Johnson
5 December 199254:32, Jessie Close63:09, Paula Johnson
4 December 199355:30, Steve Wilcox61:53, Paula Johnson
3 December 199454:16, Herb Wills61:43, Jane Johnson
2 December 199555:30, Gary Droze65:55, Carrie Weyant
7 December 199656:27, Brian Erb66:21, Carrie Weyant
6 December 199755:06, Lee Willis62:38, Sarah Docter-Williams
5 December 199858:45, Robert Pautienus62:27, Breeda Willis
4 December 199956:24, Gary Droze69:44, Carrie Weyant
2 December 200056:29, Zachery Heissner66:07, Laurel Slyck
1 December 200160:11, Tim Unger64:40, Sarah Docter-Williams
7 December 200254:30, Lee Willis63:54, Sarah Docter-Williams
6 December 200361:33, Bill McCord63:20, Sarah Docter-Williams
4 December 200455:29, Gary Droze61:41, Sarah Docter-Williams
3 December 200556:46, Gary Droze66:43, Kara Newell
2 December 200659:13, Jay Wallace62:27, Sheryl Rosen
1 December 200758:47, Tripp Southerland64:04, Sheryl Rosen
6 December 200855:56, Chris Lake65:30, Sheryl Rosen
5 December 200957:59, Vince Molosky65:47, Sheryl Rosen
4 December 201057:19, Vince Molosky64:25, Allison Eagen
3 December 201156:13, Stephen Cox68:15, Katie Showman
1 December 201256:18, Stanley Linton68:05, Micah Adriani
7 December 201355:30, Stanley Linton73:42, Micah Adriani


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