Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Bailey and Houston "Go Wild" in downtown Dothan

Poplar Head ParkAfter five years in downtown Dothan, Alabama, the Hog Wild 15K disappeared from the racing calendar. That doesn't mean, though, that downtown racing has disappeared from Dothan. Most recently, on Saturday morning, 5 March 2016, runners in the Go Wild 5K Run For The Murals were on the downtown streets of the Peanut Capital of the World. Master runners swept the titles, with Michael Bailey winning the men's competition in 20:14 and Carolyn Houston taking the top woman's spot in 22:36, finishing ninth overall.


Northview distance runner Alan Flores finished runner-up in 20:35, just a few steps ahead of Chad Edwards. Edwards was third overall in 20:40. Dothan High junior Michael Houston grabbed fourth in 21:09.


Master runner Kathy Gannon finished fourteenth overall in 23:46 to take second in the women's standings behind Carolyn Houston. Sylvia Grandstuff was the third female finisher, nineteenth overall in 25:00, and Kimberly Floyd was fourth for the women, twentieth overall in 25:32.


74 athletes finished the first-year race.


Top Ten Men, 2016 Run For The Murals "Go Wild" 5K
  1. 20:14 ~ Michael Bailey (M, 46)
  2. 20:35 ~ Alan Flores (M, 12)
  3. 20:40 ~ Chad Edwards (M, 32)
  4. 21:09 ~ Michael Houston, Jr. (M, 16)
  5. 22:16 ~ Richie Fernandez (M, 38)
  6. 22:23 ~ Mark Nichols (M, 42)
  7. 22:28 ~ David Bruley (M, 32)
  8. 22:35 ~ Brooks Newell (M, 29)
  9. 22:58 ~ Jimmy Russell (M, 52)
  10. 22:19 ~ Mike Houston (M, 43)

Top Ten Women, 2016 Run For The Murals "Go Wild" 5K
  1. 22:36 ~ Carolyn Houston (F, 43)
  2. 23:46 ~ Kathy Gannon (F, 51)
  3. 25:00 ~ Sylvia Grandstuff (F, 31)
  4. 25:32 ~ Kimberly Floyd (F, 37)
  5. 26:43 ~ Sarah Houston (F, 13)
  6. 28:30 ~ Cassie Logan (F, 52)
  7. 29:15 ~ Erin Merrill (F, 32)
  8. 29:40 ~ Jo Johnson (F, 27)
  9. 29:54 ~ Delores Longoria (F, 67)
  10. 31:14 ~ Katelyn Purvis (F, 23)

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