Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Ethan Dych comes all the way from Kentucky to win the Hot Trot 5K

Washington-Holmes Technical CenterChipley, Florida isn't necessarily on the way to the beach. It's close enough, though, if the beach you happen to be talking about is on Florida's Emerald Coast. A lot of people head to the beach when school is out for the summer. The scholastic calendar varies from community to community, but it's a good bet that the last Saturday in June falls during summer vacation for most students.


Chipley's Hot Trot 5K is usually held on the last Saturday of June. Occasionally the race falls on the next-to-last Saturday in June, but you can generally count on the final Saturday.


If you put those facts together, you can understand why people on their way to the beach often show up at the Hot Trot 5K. It's not necessarily the reason why you see a particular person from two or three states away in the race. If you had to guess, though, then that's the guess you would make. If I had to guess, I'd guess that Ethan Dych of Owensboro, Kentucky was on a beach trip on Saturday, 25 June 2016, when he won the 38th annual Hot Trot 5K. Dych, the ace of the Owensboro College View Middle School boys' cross country team, ran the 3.1-mile race in 18:29, finishing more than 600 meters ahead of the next runner.


"He had a commanding lead by the first turn and never looked like he was trying hard," said master runner Mark McCarra.


As if to make up for the youth of the thirteen-year-old winner, fifteen of the next seventeen places went to master runners. The fastest master runner in the race was Dale Thomas of Taylor, Alabama, second overall in 21:13. Blountstown, Florida's Greg Skinner was third in 22:14, just ahead of the 22:19 logged by fourth-place finisher Mark McCarra of Grand Ridge, Florida.


Kimberly Floyd of Enterprise, Alabama was the first woman in the Hot Trot, finishing seventh overall in 23:58. Chipley's Toby Murray was the top woman master and second female finisher, twelfth overall in 24:24. Alford, Florida master runner Jill Wofsey was third in the women's standings and seventeenth overall in 24:57.


89 athletes finished the 38th annual Hot Trot 5K. The race is part of Saturday's program of events at Chipley's annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival.


Top Ten Men, 2016 Hot Trot 5K
  1. 18:29 ~ Ethan Dych (M, 13) Owensboro, KY
  2. 21:13 ~ Dale Thomas (M, 52) Taylor, AL
  3. 22:14 ~ Greg Skinner (M, 45) Blountstown, FL
  4. 22:18 ~ Mark McCarra (M, 51) Grand Ridge, FL
  5. 23:33 ~ Sean McGrath (M, 46) Dothan, AL
  6. 23:43 ~ Sonny Chesnut (M, 14) Bonifay, FL
  7. 24:05 ~ Mike Marchman (M, 55) Dothan, AL
  8. 24:11 ~ Lou Daniels (M, 32) Blountstown, FL
  9. 24:20 ~ Jim Dean (M, 56) Marianna, FL
  10. 24:22 ~ Craig Dellwo (M, 41) Chipley, FL

Top Ten Women, 2016 Hot Trot 5K
  1. 23:58 ~ Kimberly Floyd (F, 37) Enterprise, AL
  2. 24:24 ~ Toby Murray (F, 40) Chipley, FL
  3. 24:57 ~ Jill Wofsey (F, 53) Alford, FL
  4. 25:17 ~ Jasmin Castaneda (F, 16) Fort Rucker, AL
  5. 25:38 ~ Connie West (F, 56) Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  6. 26:55 ~ Marissa Bonham (F, 45) ,
  7. 28:12 ~ Marty Kirkland (F, 63) Southport, FL
  8. 28:33 ~ Michelle Smith-Huskey (F, 47) Panama City Beach, FL
  9. 28:35 ~ Katie Barrentine (F, 31) Midland City, AL
  10. 28:51 ~ Michele Chesnut (F, 36) Bonifay, FL

Winners of the Chipley, Florida, Hot Trot, 1979 - 2016
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
27 June 201517:16 ~ Ethan Mines22:39 ~ Kristi Johnson
25 June 201618:29 ~ Ethan Dych23:58 ~ Kimberly Floyd

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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