Sunday, November 20, 2016

Vince Molosky slays a seventh Draggin'

2016 Draggin' Tail Run logoClarence DeMar won the Boston Marathon seven times.


It did take him twenty years. He won his first Boston title in 1911 and his seventh in 1930. In another century, Vince Molosky won the Draggin' Tail 18-Mile Challenge seven times. It only took Molosky eight years, with the first win in 2009 and his seventh in 2016. That seventh win came at the 22nd annual Draggin' Tail on Saturday morning, 19 November 2016, when Molosky ran the 18 miles through the streets of Sunny Hills, Florida in 1:58:50.


Tracey Burch was the top master in the race and second overall in 2:09:01. The 2015 champion, Burch was the only other runner to win the race during the "Molosky Era" of 2009 to 2016. Master runner Steven Beaupre was third overall in 2:09.21. Jack McDermott, a three-time Draggin' Tale champion, was fourth in 2:11:26.


Stephanie Williamson won the women's title in 2:35.55, coming in thirteenth overall. The top woman master and second female finisher was Karen Wilson, twentieth overall in 2:48:02. Tallahassee master runner Birgit Maier Katkin edged Laura McDermott for the third spot in the women's standings, 2:49:58 to 2:49:59. Maier-Katkin and McDermott were 21st and 22nd overall.


40 athletes and seven relay teams completed the 18-mile course at the 2016 Draggin' Tail Challenge. Another sixteen people finished an associated 5K. The 22nd annual Draggin' Tail Challenge was dedicated to the memory of the late Elsa Law, who had been at each of the events through 2015.


Top Ten Men, 2016 Draggin' Tail 18-Mile Challenge
  1. 1:58:50, Vince Molosky (M, Open)
  2. 2:09:01, Tracey Burch (M, Master)
  3. 2:09:21, Stephen Beaupre (M, Grand Master)
  4. 2:11:26, Jack McDermott (M, 45-49)
  5. 2:12:04, Paul Guyas (M, 35-39)
  6. 2:19:46, Mark Tombrink (M, 25-29)
  7. 2:20:47, Adolph Herrera (M, 40-44)
  8. 2:24:34, Felix Chen (M, 30-34)
  9. 2:25:14, Bill Vandiver (M, 45-49)
  10. 2:25:25, Ken Thrasher (M, 50-54)

Top Ten Women, 2016 Draggin' Tail 18-Mile Challenge
  1. 2:35:55, Stephanie Williamson (F, Open)
  2. 2:48:02, Karen Wilson (F, Master)
  3. 2:49:58, Birgit Maier-Katkin (F, Grand Master)
  4. 2:49:59, Laura McDermott (F, 35-39)
  5. 2:54:54, Sue Cottrill (F, 50-54)
  6. 3:14:23, Kristin Atwell (F, 40-44)
  7. 3:19:55, Juli DeGrummond (F, 45-49)
  8. 3:30:26, Allison Gordon (F, 20-24)
  9. 3:51:10, Lori Hast (F, 45-49)
  10. 3:51:10, Denise Carter (F, 45-49)

2016 Draggin' Tail 3 x 6-Mile Relay
  1. 2:52:28, We got the Runs (Mixed)
  2. 2:52:59, TNT (Mixed)
  3. 2:54:57, Czech it Out (Mixed)
  4. 3:06:46, You've Been Chicked (Female)
  5. 3:18:08, Two Girls on a Run (Female (2))
  6. 3:27:31, Lisa Jane (Female (2))
  7. 3:35:32, Awesome RWB (Mixed)

Recent Draggin' Tail Challenge winners, 2000 - 2016
DateMenWomen
19 November 20161:58:50, Vince Molosky2:35:55, Stephanie Williamson
21 November 20152:09:11, Tracey Burch2:36:01, Eden Keene
22 November 20141:55:23, Vince Molosky2:35:39, Nancy Stedman
23 November 20131:56:52, Vince Molosky2:20:45, Jacquelyne Blackburn
17 November 20121:47:47, Vince Molosky2:27:38, Amy Mann
19 November 20111:48:35, Vince Molosky2:25:55, Michelle Patterson
18 November 20101:52:43, Vince Molosky2:06:10, Hadley Nyquist
21 November 20091:51:31, Vince Molosky2:07:43, Hadley Nyquist
22 November 20081:55:32, Jack McDermott2:20:45, Dana Black
17 November 20072:00:32, Michael Martinez2:21:27, Dana Black
18 November 20061:55:39, Jack McDermott2:23:50, Melinda Fountain
19 November 20051:55:19, Jack McDermott2:18:19, Lisa Purul
20 November 20041:59:57, Nathan Tarver2:31:57, Gloria Ramirez
22 November 20031:50:25, Mike Lilly2:20:08, Julie Clark
23 November 20021:46:42, Jessie Blanton1:57:44, Valerie Connaghton
17 November 20011:56:34, Rick Melendez2:30:11, Cheryl Lanke
18 November 20001:57:43, Alan Swigler2:14:38, Laurel Slyck
20 November 19992:00:06, Corey Cherr2:24:41, Kelly Hodges
21 November 19981:49:22, Terry Williams2:23:48, Janet Register
1997Brian Corbin



25 November 1995

A big thank you to David Farney for sharing a copy of the 1999 results.

If anyone has the missing winners from 1995 to 1997, I would 

really,really like to include those names and times here! ~ HW


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