Sunday, January 19, 2014

Linton and Johnson have fast legs at Bowlegs 5K

Stanley LintonNo one had ever won Tallahassee's annual Bowlegs 5K three times in a row. No one, that is, until 18 January 2014, when Stanley Linton won the 30th edition of the race after Bowlegs wins in 2012 and 2013. Linton's 15:46 was the fastest winning time at the 3.1-mile race since 1997 when Gary Droze ran 15:45. Droze is also the Bowlegs record holder with a 15:33 performance in 1993. Michael Martinez was the fastest master runner in this year's race, finishing fifth overall in 17:51. Lisa Johnson won the women's title with a 19:18, good for 17th overall. Paula O'Neill was the top woman master, coming in 47th overall in 22:06.


Vince MoloskyWatching the front of the race you might be excused for thinking you were seeing the 2013 Bowlegs again. It was the same cool air, and the same course through Innovation Park. After half a mile it was the same two runners out in front of field, Stanley Linton and Vince Molosky. Just like in 2013, Linton left Molosky behind. It was a faster race this time, though, for both Linton and Molosky. Linton shaved 26 seconds off his 2013 time, breaking 16 minutes with a winning 15:46, while Molosky ran eight seconds faster than 2013 for a runner-up 16:39.


Zach Deveau
About the same time that Linton was breaking contact with Molosky, Zach DeVeau was passing Ryan Truchelut to take over third place. DeVeau was never able to challenge the leaders, but he remained in command of third, even after Truchelut was passed by Peter Kaus. Deveau finished third, posting a 17:26, while Kaus was fourth in 17:47. Tallahassee master runner Michael Martinez outkicked Truchelut to take fifth place, 17:51 to 17:53.


Lisa JohnsonLike Linton, 2012 and 2013 Bowlegs women's champion Katie Sherron was on the starting line with a chance for a third straight title. Half a mile into the race, though, Tallahassee school teacher Lisa Johnson was leading the women's field, with Renee Cox and Katie Sherron well behind. Johnson continued to pull away throughout the race on her way to a 19:18 win. Cox was the second woman across the finish line, 28th overall in 20:04. Sherron was third in the women's standings, 33rd overall in 20:35. Nikky Manausa was fourth on the women's side, 38th overall in 21:18. Paula O'Neill was the fifth woman finisher and first woman master, 47th overall in 22:06.


168 athletes finished the race, which benefits the scholarship fund of the Faculty and Friends Club of Florida State University.


Top Ten Men, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2014 Bowlegs 5K Run For Scholarship
  1. 15:46 ~ Stanley Linton (M, 20) Crawfordville, FLPeter Kaus
  2. 16:39 ~ Vince Molosky (M, 34)
  3. 17:26 ~ Zach De Veau (M, 26)
  4. 17:47 ~ Peter Kaus (M, 29)
  5. 17:51 ~ Michael Martinez (M, 48)
  6. 17:53 ~ Ryan Truchelut (M, 28)
  7. 17:59 ~ Reikan Lin (M, 23)
  8. 18:08 ~ Tony Guillen (M, 45)
  9. 18:15 ~ Brian Molen (M, 37)
  10. 18:16 ~ Carl Nordhielm (M, 51)

Top Ten Women, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2014 Bowlegs 5K Run For Scholarship
  1. 19:18 ~ Lisa Johnson (F, 32) Tallahassee, FLRenee Cox
  2. 20:04 ~ Renee Cox (F, 26)
  3. 20:35 ~ Katie Sherron (F, 32)
  4. 21:18 ~ Nikky Manausa (F, 32)
  5. 22:06 ~ Paula O'Neill (F, 52)
  6. 22:15 ~ Martha Bademan (F, 29)
  7. 22:22 ~ Amanda Hudson (F, 37)
  8. 23:09 ~ Jennifer Shafer (F, 45)
  9. 23:20 ~ Mary Vancore (F, 50)
  10. 23:42 ~ Julie Clark (F, 52)

30 years of Bowlegs 5K Run For Scholarship winners, 1985-2014
DateMenWomenField
16 FEB 198516:44, Scott Hinkle18:48, Darien Andreu153
15 FEB 198616:12, Rick Miller20:00, Janice Hochstein150
7 FEB 198715:54, Randy Jordan20:00, Sarah Patterson186
13 FEB 198816:05, Rick Miller20:02, Janice Hochstein220
4 FEB 198915:44, Rick Miller20:02, Barbara Balzer165
10 FEB 199017:28, Felton Wright19:30, Paula Johnson112
16 FEB 199116:15, Bill Crooks20:37, Tina Davies67
15 FEB 199215:51, Mike Macinko18:37, Paula Johnson81
20 FEB 199315:33, Gary Droze19:33, Carrie Hunnicutt143
19 FEB 199416:02, Phillip Healy22:18, Chateau Mangaroo83
18 FEB 199515:41, Reid Montini18:09, Jane Johnson158
17 FEB 199616:12, Tim Simpkins19:33, Janice Hochstein77
15 FEB 199715:45, Gary Droze18:20, Jane Johnson163
14 FEB 199816:23, Damian Wilson17:47, Sarah Docter-Williams104
13 FEB 199915:57, Robert Pautenius16:54, Breeda Dennehy-Willis77
12 FEB 200015:49, Aaron Scheer20:42, Laurel Slyck83
10 FEB 200116:48, Gary Droze18:18, Sarah Docter-Williams
9 FEB 200216:20, Thomas Kunish20:20, Allison Eagen77
8 FEB 200316:56, Paul Orfield21:15, Fran McLean76
21 FEB 200417:06, Adam David Churchill18:21, Breeda Dennehy-Willis82
15 JAN 200517:42, Art Remillard18:10, Sarah Docter-Williams72
14 JAN 200616:43, Shawn Patterson19:22, Stephanie Liles152
20 JAN 200717:37, Matt Mizereck19:02, Sheryl Rosen109
19 JAN 200816:32, Tripp Southerland21:39, Carly Thomas121
10 JAN 200917:59, Tim Unger20:09, Micah Adriani117
9 JAN 201017:21, Stephen Cox21:01, Lauren Switzer84
8 JAN 201116:38, Vince Molosky19:26, Sheryl Rosen204
7 JAN 201217:10, Stanley Linton19:27, Katie Showman166
5 JAN 201316:12, Stanley Linton20:19, Katie Showman110
18 JAN 201415:46, Stanley Linton19:18, Lisa Johnson168
From 1985 to 1994 the Bowlegs 5K was run on the main campus of Florida State University,
starting and finishing near Tully Gym, on USATF certified course FL88014BH.

From 1995 to 2014 the Bowlegs 5K was run in Innovation Park, starting and finishing near
the College of Engineering on USATF certified course FL95008DL. The course was later
recertified with number FL12001EBM.


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