Saturday, February 15, 2014

Linton and Gutierrez try, try again...and win, at the Flash 12K

Stanley Linton and Vince MoloskyIn 2012 Stanley Linton finished the Flash 12K second to Stephen Cox. In 2013 he finished the Flash 12K second to Kevin Sullivan. But in 2014 Stanley Linton finished the Flash 12K second to no one, winning the 26th annual race in 39:39. In the women's competition, Seeley Gutierrez had first run the Flash in 1999, but at the 2014 race she picked up her first title in four tries, finishing sixth overall in 45:20. Gutierrez' time was the fastest run by a woman in the race since 1998, when Sarah Williams posted a winning 45:12.


Stanley LintonMore than 300 athletes gathered in St. Mark outside Fort San Marcos de Apalachee on Saturday morning, 15 February 2014, to run either the Flash 12K or the concurrent 6K race. Stanley Linton and 2006 Flash 12K champion Vince Molosky quickly left the rest of the field behind, running side by side. After two kilometers, as the runners headed north on the St Marks Trail, Linton edged ahead, opening a gap. By four kilometers Linton had widened that gap to 100 meters. That lead grew to more than 600 meters by the time Linton returned to Fort San Marcos and the finish line, winning the 12K in 39:39. Molosky was runner-up in 41:48. Zach DeVeau took third in 43:16. Carl Nordhielm was the top master runner in the race, finishing fourth overall in 44:38.


Seeley GutierrezFour kilometers into race Seeley Gutierrez and Emily Ness were just a few steps apart, leading the women's field. Ness fell back, though, leaving the race to Gutierrez, who went on to win the women's race in 45:20. Katie Sherron, the top woman at the 2012 Flash 12K, was second in the women's standings, 18th overall in 48:45. Mary Anne Grayson of Thomasville, Georgia, was the third woman finisher and the first woman master, 33rd overall in 52:13. After challenging for the lead in the first half of the race, Ness was the fourth woman in the 12K, 34th overall in 52:45.


Top Ten Men, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2014 Flash 12K
  1. 39:39 ~ Stanley Linton (M, 20)Zach DeVeau
  2. 41:48 ~ Vince Molosky (M, 34)
  3. 43:16 ~ Zach DeVeau (M, 26)
  4. 44:38 ~ Carl Nordhielm (M, 51)
  5. 45:09 ~ Peter Kaus (M, 29)
  6. 45:26 ~ Michael Martinez (M, 48)
  7. 45:43 ~ Geb Kiros (M, 47)
  8. 45:56 ~ Ryan Truchelut (M, 28)
  9. 46:28 ~ Reikan Lin (M, 23)
  10. 46:55 ~ Brian Molen (M, 37)

Top Ten Women, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2014 Flash 12K
  1. 45:20 ~ Seeley Gutierrez (F, 37)Katie Sherron
  2. 48:45 ~ Katie Sherron (F, 32)
  3. 52:13 ~ Mary Anne Grayson (F, 48)
  4. 52:45 ~ Emily Ness (F, 23)
  5. 53:22 ~ Angela Wable (F, 40)
  6. 54:00 ~ Cora Atkinson (F, 19)
  7. 54:42 ~ Amanda Hudson (F, 37)
  8. 54:52 ~ Laura Cilek (F, 24)
  9. 54:53 ~ Tiffany Roddenberry (F, 29)
  10. 55:09 ~ Paula O' Neill (F, 52)

Gulf Winds Track Club Flash 12K Champions ~ 1989-2014
DateMenWomenFinishers
28 Jan 198939:44 ~ John Devine48:50 ~ Barbara Balzer 155
17 Feb 199044:10 ~ David Rigby54:40 ~ Kathy Weiss 102
26 Jan 199139:36 ~ Jessie Close50:24 ~ Tina Davies163
18 Jan 199239:33 ~ Jessie Close45:24 ~ Paula Johnson132
23 Jan 199342:40 ~ Jonathan Bigg45:43 ~ Linda Nilges134
15 Jan 199438:02 ~ Robin Rogers45:34 ~ Jane Johnson91
21 Jan 199540:49 ~ Gary Droze45:34 ~ Jane Johnson145
27 Jan 199641:10 ~ Gary Droze44:27 ~ Jane Johnson132
11 Jan 199739:25 ~ Brian Erb47:57 ~ Sarah Williams75
7 Feb 199842:57 ~ Clarence Calloway45:12 ~ Sarah Williams164
20 Feb 199944:40 ~ Tim Simpkins46:27 ~ Sarah Williams82
19 Feb 200039:44 ~ Michael Strickland46:06 ~ Sara Docter-Williams107
17 Feb 200143:56 ~ Tim Unger45:38 ~ Sarah Docter-Williams 98
16 Feb 200240:35 ~ Gary Droze47:17 ~ Jane Johnson 148
1 Feb 200342:52 ~ Shawn Patterson52:18 ~ Lisa Whitworth 80
7 Feb 200442:46 ~ Tim Unger52:49 ~ Lisa Whitworth 89
5 Feb 200542:05 ~ Lee Willis45:30 ~ Sarah Docter-Williams 118
4 Feb 200642:49 ~ Vince Molosky50:21 ~ Lisa Johnson89
17 Feb 200744:58 ~ Todd Smoot52:22 ~ Kim Likens74
16 Feb 200843:10 ~ Tripp Southerland50:57 ~ Stephanie Liles131
21 Feb 200942:34 ~ Jay Wallace50:48 ~ Jane Johnson105
20 Feb 201041:57 ~ Daniel Lee47:12 ~ Sheryl Rosen176
19 Feb 201140:57 ~ Thomas Kunish49:23 ~ Kelly Stevens214
18 Feb 201241:23 ~ Stephen Cox49:52 ~ Katie Showman214
16 Feb 201338:41 ~ Kevin Sullivan46:17 ~ Sheryl Rosen268
15 Feb 201439:39 ~ Stanley Linton45:20 ~ Seeley Gutierrez262
In 1989-2004 the race started and finished in Chaires. (FL88036BH and
FL94001DL)
In 2005-2010 the race started and finished at J. Lewis Hall Park in

Woodville. (FL05007DL)
In 2011-2014 the race started and finished at Fort San Marcos de Apalachee

in St. Marks. (FL11133EBM)
Jon Mason


Wakulla High junior cross-country runner Lane Williams set the early pace in the Flash 6K, but master runner Jon Mason was the first to the finish line, winning the 3.73-mile race in 21:56. Williams was runner-up in 22:17. Sarah Taff was the first female finisher, placing tenth overall in 28:15. The women's runner-up was the first woman master, Sharon Sollohub, 13th overall in 29:12.


Mark Priddy directed the Flash 12K and 6K for Gulf Winds Track Club. 262 athletes finished the 12K, and another 85 completed the 6K.


Top Ten Men, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2014 Flash 6K
  1. 21:56 ~ Jon Mason (M, 40)Lane Williams
  2. 22:17 ~ Lane Williams (M, 17)
  3. 23:46 ~ Chase Pennell (M, 24)
  4. 24:32 ~ Nick Emerson (M, 16)
  5. 24:36 ~ Michael Molen (M, 14)
  6. 26:07 ~ Michael Cipriano (M, 55)
  7. 26:52 ~ Jason Bowman (M, 44)
  8. 27:25 ~ Connor Pennell (M, 15)
  9. 27:57 ~ Dylan Peebles (M, 14)
  10. 28:57 ~ Jonathan D Clark (M, 41)

Top Ten Women, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2014 Flash 6K
  1. 28:15 ~ Sarah Taff (F, 19)2014 Flash 12K
  2. 29:12 ~ Sharon Sollohub (F, 48)
  3. 30:20 ~ Melissa Alford (F, 32)
  4. 30:58 ~ Stephanie Aanstoos (F, 24)
  5. 31:00 ~ Tina Cardoza (F, 39)
  6. 32:18 ~ Shelly Duffey (F, 42)
  7. 32:26 ~ Anna Woods (F, 30)
  8. 32:39 ~ Sara Davis (F, 36)
  9. 32:42 ~ Carrie Jones (F, 50)
  10. 33:04 ~ Michele Baggett (F, 38)

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