Touchton has years of distance running experience, competing for Swift Creek Middle School, Lincoln High School, and United States Military Academy. He had been away from it for for a few weeks though.
"I had surgery back in August so I'm seeing how I'm coming back," explained Touchton.
The recovery is going well. Touchton ran a course record 16:19 in the race, winning by over a minute. The Lincoln alumnus took the lead early, had the race wrapped up by the end of the first mile, then kept pushing toward the finish.
Behind him, second place went to 2012 FSECC champion Bryan Koon. Koon was the fastest master runner in the race, covering the course in 17:28 in spite of being dressed as the notorious Mexican wrestler, El Jefe del Desastre. Koon did wear the Luchador costume better than Jack Black in Nacho Libre, although he did make some compromises for speed.
"I left the cape and belt off during the race," said Koon.
Meaghan Faletti wasn't fleeing any luchadores in the women's competition, but she did post a swift 20:58 win, placing seventh overall and finishing nearly 800 meters ahead of the next woman. Tinffany Hersey was the women's runner up, coming in 20th overall in 24:30. Becky Sponholtz was the third woman and first woman master, 22nd overall in 24:46.
255 athletes finished the 2014 FSECC 5K.
Top Ten Men, 2014 FSECC 5K
- 16:18.83 ~ Trevor Touchton (M, 19) Tallahassee, FL
- 17:27.07 ~ Bryan Koon
- 18:28.54 ~ Mike Martinez
- 19:21.00 ~ Bill McNulty
- 19:58.13 ~ Tim Unger
- 20:25.14 ~ Mike Burns
- 21:26.24 ~ Josh Kuch
- 21:31.04 ~ Ray Barney
- 21:59.44 ~ Darryl Griffin
- 22:30.04 ~ Michael Kennett
Top Ten Women, 2014 FSECC 5K
- 20:57.20 ~ Meaghan Faletti (F, 22)
- 24:29.20 ~ Tiffany Hersey (F, 24) Tallahassee, FL
- 24:45.25 ~ Becky Sponholtz (F, 41)
- 25:14.56 ~ Elizabeth Steven
- 25:26.31 ~ Diana Caldwell
- 25:53.24 ~ Lisa Bohl
- 25:58.15 ~ Sonya Dudley
- 26:11.87 ~ Jackie Adams
- 26:18.19 ~ Lilli Unger
- 26:59.80 ~ Katie Maxwell
|Recent champions of the FSECC 5K, 2008 - 2014|
|20 November 2008||18:15, Tim Unger||21:31, Brook Pace|
|5 November 2009||17:56, Kevin Sweeney||21:06, Kelly Stevens|
|4 November 2010||16:38, Matt Dobson||22:12, Brook Pace|
|10 November 2011||16:46, Gary Droze||19:50, Stephanie Liles|
|29 November 2012||17:06, Bryan Koon||20:47, Stephanie Liles|
|31 October 2013||16:56, Gary Droze||20:09, Renee Cox|
|30 October 2014||16:19, Trevor Touchton||20:58, Meaghan Faletti|
- Complete results of the 2014 FSECC 5K at gulfwinds.org
- More photos of the 2014 FSECC 5K
- 2013 story, "Thursday morning wins for Droze and Cox at FSECC 5K"
- 2012 story, "Koon and Liles precede work with a win"
- 2011 story, "Neither Droze nor Liles show charity in FSECC 5K wins"
- 2010 story, "Dobson and Pace finish first at a foggy FSECC 5K"
- 2009 story, "Kevin Sweeney wins FSECC 5K"
- USATF course certification map FL11111EBM for the 2014 FSECC 5K
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