Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Nothing to beach about for either Gibson or Lichner

Westgate ParkAnother Saturday, another win in Westgate Park for Myles Gibson.


On 16 August 2014, Donalsonville, Georgia, master runner Myles Gibson ran away from a field of of 190 athletes on Dothan's Westgate Park Trail, winning Love 2 Run's 5K Trail Race. Seven days later on 23 August 2014, Gibson was back in Alabama, winning the Dothan Runners 14th annual Life Is A Beach 5K. This time, Gibson ran the 3.1 miles on the Westgate Park Trail in 18:46, winning the race by nearly 700 meters. It was Gibson's third time as a Life Is A Beach 5K champion; he also won the race in  2003 and 2007. Dothan High sophomore cross-country runner Michael Houston took the runner-up spot with a 21:47. Master runner Eric Hudson was third in 22:17, just ahead of Florida master Mark McCarra (4th, 22:23).


Just as Georgia's Myles Gibson was the overall winner, the women's winner was also an out-of-state runner. Bonifay, Florida, master runner Val Lichner topped the women's standings, finishing ninth overall in 24:38. Lakin Turner, a junior-year cross-country runner at Troy's Charles Henderson High, was the women's runner-up, placing 22nd overall in 29:01.


46 athletes finished Dothan Runners' 14th annual Life Is A Beach 5K.


Top Ten Men, 2014 Life Is A Beach 5K
  1. 18:46 ~ Myles Gibson (M, 48) Donalsonville, GAMyles Gibson
  2. 21:47 ~ Michael Houston (M, 15)
  3. 22:17 ~ Eric Hudson (M, 41)
  4. 22:23 ~ Mark McCarra (M, 49)
  5. 23:07 ~ Randy Jordan (M, 54)
  6. 23:29 ~ Nicholas Lewis (M, 29)
  7. 24:02 ~ Neil Guess (M, 41)
  8. 24:25 ~ David Nesson (M, 38)
  9. 24:52 ~ David Butler (M, 49)
  10. 25:29 ~ John McClung (M, 46)

Top Ten Women, 2014 Life Is A Beach 5K
  1. 24:38 ~ Val Lichner (F, 55) Bonifay, FLVal Lichner
  2. 29:01 ~ Lakin Turner (F, 16)
  3. 29:46 ~ Christie Weathers (F, 34)
  4. 29:57 ~ Malissa Jordan (F, 42)
  5. 32:21 ~ Sarah Houston (F, 12)
  6. 34:50 ~ Sandra Binford (F, 56)
  7. 35:03 ~ Nichole Hand (F, 43)
  8. 37:19 ~ Winnie Ward (F, 34)
  9. 38:31 ~ J.J. Senn (F, 47)
  10. 39:06 ~ Dusty Guess (F, 43)

Dothan Runners' Life is a Beach 5K Trail Run Champions
DateMenWomenFinishers
11 August 200118:18, Matt Parker24:09, Piper Stockman68
18 August 200218:55, Shawn Latshaw22:05, Teresa Lafleur75
16 August 200318:04, Myles Gibson21:09, Sandy Ebanks71
14 August 200417:24, Nicholas Ireland23:18, Ali Keith74
13 August 200520:42, Dale Thomas24:40, Nancy Hein60
12 August 200618:15, Gabe Mitchell25:45, Cassie Logan72
11 August 200718:39, Myles Gibson24:18, Amelia Carter86
16 August 200817:54, Ryan Overstreet23:20, Lou Ellen Jayroe71
15 August 200920:37, Brian Hickey23:00, Kristina Bennett62
21 August 201017:52, Nicholas Ireland21:50, Katrina Bokenfohr113
27 August 201118:57, Sean Kent17:55, Casey McDermott82
25 August 201218:26, Sean Kent24:23, Val Lichner119
24 August 201320:26, Cliff Rogers22:29, Brooke Hoopert81
23 August 201418:46, Myles Gibson24:38, Val Lichner46


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