Monday, June 30, 2014

Blazing! Potts and Taylor winners at Hot Trot

Once again the Hot Trot 5K in Chipley, Florida, lived up to its name. On the morning of the 36th annual race, 28 June 2014, it was about 80 °F with 80% relative humidity and hardly a cloud in sight. But Chipola College student Hunter Potts shrugged off the steamy conditions and won the race in 16:20. Victoria Taylor of Dothan, Alabama, a runner on the Chipola College cross-country team, won the women's title in 23:31.


Hunter Potts bolted away from the field as soon as the race started in front of Washington-Holmes Technical Center. A kilometer into the race Potts already had a 75-meter lead and was still moving away. Three runners led the pursuit of Potts at that point, including Myles Gibson of Donalsonville, Georgia. During the second kilometer Gibson dropped the other two athletes. He went on to place second overall, finishing as the first master runner in the race.


The Hot Trot 5K was the opening event of the 58th annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival.


Top Ten Men, 2014 Hot Trot 5K
  1. 16:49 ~ Hunter Potts (M, 19) Graceville, FL
  2. 18:11 ~ Myles Gibson (M, 48) Donalsonville, GA
  3. 18:51 ~ Thor Audiss (M, 16) Enterprise, AL
  4. 19:29 ~ Trent McDaniel (M, 20) Sneads, FL
  5. 20:04 ~ Dale Thomas (M, 50) Taylor, AL
  6. 20:05 ~ Cameron Golden (M, 27) Graceville, FL
  7. 20:30 ~ Richie Fernandez (M, 36) Dothan, AL
  8. 21:03 ~ Mark McCarra (M, 49) Grand Ridge, FL
  9. 21:25 ~ Corbin Gabriel (M, 14) Grain Valley, MO
  10. 22:02 ~ Eric Hudson (M, 41) Bonifay, FL

Top Ten Women, 2014 Hot Trot 5K
  1. 23:30 ~ Victoria Taylor (F, 19) Dothan, AL
  2. 24:10 ~ Jill Wofsey (F, 51) Alford, FL
  3. 24:16 ~ Val Lichner (F, 55) Bonifay, FL
  4. 24:40 ~ Heather Lee (F, 29) Melrose, FL
  5. 24:47 ~ Toby Murray (F, 38) Chipley, FL
  6. 25:25 ~ Veronica Taylor (F, 19) Dothan, AL
  7. 25:35 ~ Holly Burnett (F, 26) Cottondale, FL
  8. 25:39 ~ Andrea Weckherlin (F, 42) Panama City, FL
  9. 27:27 ~ Tara Whaley (F, 39) Dothan, AL
  10. 27:58 ~ Marty Kirkland (F, 61) Southport, FL

Winners of the Chipley, Florida, Hot Trot, 1979 - 2014
DateMenWomen
23 June 1979Freddy Carly
21 June 198032:34 ~ Lee Fidler39:10 ~ Dolly Jill Harrison
20 June 198131:24 ~ Carlton Law38:55 ~ Laura Ledbetter
19 June 198215:46 ~ Keith Lee17:51 ~ Judy Stokely
18 June 198315:23 ~ David Parker 19:49 ~ Donna Duty
30 June 198415:31 ~ David Parker 19:32 ~ Donna Duty
29 June 198515:10 ~ Paul Buchanan 21:11 ~ Lisa Weldon
28 June 198615:50 ~ David Parker 20:00 ~ Donna Duty
27 June 198715:20 ~ James Frazier 20:02 ~ Lisa Kutschera
25 June 198815:36 ~ Paul Buchanan 21:19 ~ Marty Kirkland
24 June 198914:52 ~ Matt Parker 20:25 ~ Marty Kirkland
23 June 199015:53 ~ Matt Dobson19:52 ~ Donna Duty
29 June 199115:36 ~ Matt Dobson18:45 ~ Angela Crook
27 June 199215:23 ~ Matt Dobson20:33 ~ Lou Ellen Eaddy
26 June 199316:34 ~ Sam Graves 19:51 ~ Lou Ellen Eaddy
25 June 199416:25 ~ Sam Graves 21:03 ~ Donna Duty
24 June 199516:11 ~ Matt Parker 21:46 ~ Lou Ellen Eaddy Jayroe
29 June 199616:03 ~ Paul Hough 21:00 ~ Lou Ellen Jayroe
28 June 199715:54 ~ Myles Gibson 17:52 ~ Sarah Kramer
27 June 199816:25 ~ Tracy Burch 22:23 ~ Marty Kirkland
26 June 199915:48 ~ Matt Dobson20:52 ~ Virginia Hayden
24 June 200016:22 ~ Matt Dobson21:48 ~ Terri Gray
23 June 200115:28 ~ Matt Dobson22:20 ~ Lou Ellen Jayroe
29 June 200215:38 ~ Matt Dobson20:22 ~ Tricia Snyder
28 June 200315:25 ~ Matt Dobson21:52 ~ Teresa Lafleur
26 June 200415:49 ~ Matt Dobson22:22 ~ Piper Stockman
25 June 200517:57 ~ Sam Fernandez 21:37 ~ Debbie Wittmer
24 June 200615:56 ~ Matt Dobson22:03 ~ Lauren Eschbach
23 June 200716:25 ~ Matt Dobson22:32 ~ Sara Jackson
28 June 200816:22 ~ Matt Dobson21:48 ~ Terri Gray
27 June 200916:38 ~ Matt Dobson22:08 ~ Katrina Bokenfohr
26 June 201018:41 ~ Chris Neal 19:42 ~ Masie Stromenger
25 June 201116:37 ~ Matt Dobson22:52 ~ Kristina Bennett
24 June 201217:21 ~ Jordan Green21:02 ~ Brittny Johnson
29 June 201316:36 ~ David Seymour21:01 ~ Alex Dixon
28 June 201416:20 ~ Hunter Potts23:31 ~ Victoria Taylor

From 1979 to 1981 the Hot Trot was a 10K race. From 1982 onward
it was a 5K.

A
huge thank you to Larry Dykes for delving into the archives of the
Dothan Runners to find the names and times of the Hot Trot champions
from 1980 to 2010.




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