Saturday, January 14, 2017

Molosky posts a 16:57 win at the Bowlegs 5K

In 2011, Vince Molosky won Gulf Winds Track Club's Bowlegs 5K Run For Scholarship. Over the next five years Molosky ran the Tallahassee, Florida race four more times, finishing runner-up three times and in fourth place once. But at the 33rd annual Bowlegs on Saturday morning, 14 January 2017, Molosky was a winner once again, running the 3.1-mile course through Innovation Park in 16:57. Sheryl Rosen was a repeat winner on the women's side, winning her fourth Bowlegs title since 2007 while placing fifth overall in 18:55.

Vince Molosky, Geb Kiros
Vince Molosky

January in Tallahassee is typically a few truly frosty days separated by periods that belong more to summer or fall. Winter is an on-again-off-again season in North Florida, and it was definitely off on the morning of the Bowlegs 5K. The race started under clear skies and mild temperatures just after 9:00 AM. By the end of the first half mile the lead belonged to Vince Molosky and master runner Geb Kiros, with Wakulla High junior Scott Lloyd trailing. After the first mile, though, it was all Molosky.

"At the mile mark Geb and I were pretty close," said Molosky. "He put in a little surge going up the hill near there but I pulled away on the downhill."

"The first mile was very fast, under 5:10," said Kiros, a Florida A & M University biostatistics professor. "I had to back off after that."

Geb Kiros
Geb Kiros

During the second mile, the runners headed south on Dirac Drive then made a U-turn and returned north.

"At the turnaround I looked," said Molosky. "I thought I had enough ground on Geb, but the guy in third was moving up."

The "guy in third" was Scott Lloyd. After falling more than 100 meters behind the leaders during the first mile Lloyd was starting to narrow the gap on Kiros. Molosky, though, didn't need to look back again. He crossed the finish line in a winning 16:57 with a lead of nearly 200 meters. Kiros held off Lloyd to take second, 17:39 to 17:43. Eric Godin placed fourth in 18:05.

Sheryl Rosen
Sheryl Rosen

Tallahassee lawyer Sheryl Rosen grabbed the lead over the rest of the women's field early in the race, finishing the first mile eight seconds before Brittney Barnes. Katie Sack trailed Barnes, with Katie Sherron farther behind. Rosen remained unchallenged for the rest of the race, finishing as women's champ in 18:55. Rosen never had to look back, but if Barnes and Sack had spared a glance over their shoulder they might have seen Sherron coming. The Florida State University economics professor moved up during the latter two miles of the race, overtaking Sack and then Barnes and even taking a few seconds off of Rosen's overwhelming lead. Sherron ended up second in the women's standings and sixth overall in 19:32. Barnes was the third woman and eleventh overall in 20:06, while Sack was the fourth woman and twelfth overall in 20:17. Paula O'Neill was the top woman master for the third time in the last four years, the sixth female finisher and twentieth overall in 22:33. It was the seventh year in a row that O'Neill had raced the Bowlegs 5K.

Katie Sherron
Katie Sherron

105 athletes finished the 2017 Bowlegs 5K Run For Scholarship. Gulf Winds Track Club chip timed the event. Proceeds of the race benefit the scholarship fund of the Florida State University Faculty and Friends Club.

Top Ten Men, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2017 Bowlegs 5K Run For Scholarship
  1. 16:57, Vince Molosky (M, 37)
  2. 17:39, Geb Kiros (M, 50)
  3. 17:43, Scott Lloyd (M, 16)
  4. 18:07, Eric Godin (M, 32)
  5. 19:36, Brian Molen (M, 40)
  6. 19:43, Michael Peymann (M, 54)
  7. 19:58, Zach Deveau (M, 29)
  8. 20:03, Travis Parks (M, 20)
  9. 20:21, Tim Unger (M, 57)
  10. 21:23, David Welling (M, 32)

Top Ten Women, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2017 Bowlegs 5K Run For Scholarship
  1. 18:55, Sheryl Rosen (F, 32)
  2. 19:32, Katie Sherron (F, 35)
  3. 20:06, Brittney Barnes (F, 29)
  4. 20:17, Katie Sack (F, 25)
  5. 21:42, Nikky Manausa (F, 35)
  6. 22:33, Paula O'Neill (F, 55)
  7. 22:58, Michelle Hadden (F, 27)
  8. 23:36, Kory Skrob (F, 46)
  9. 23:38, Nancy Stedman (F, 55)
  10. 24:07, Birgit Maier-Katkin (F, 54)

Bowlegs 5K Run For Scholarship winners, 1985 - 2017
16 February 198516:44, Scott Hinkle18:48, Darien Andreu153
15 February 198616:12, Rick Miller20:00, Janice Hochstein150
7 February 198715:54, Randy Jordan20:00, Sarah Patterson186
13 February 198816:05, Rick Miller20:02, Janice Hochstein220
4 February 198915:44, Rick Miller20:02, Barbara Balzer165
10 February 199017:28, Felton Wright19:30, Paula Johnson112
16 February 199116:15, Bill Crooks20:37, Tina Davies67
15 February 199215:51, Mike Macinko18:37, Paula Johnson81
20 February 199315:33, Gary Droze19:33, Carrie Hunnicutt143
19 February 199416:02, Phillip Healy22:18, Chateau Mangaroo83
18 February 199515:41, Reid Montini18:09, Jane Johnson158
17 February 199616:12, Tim Simpkins19:33, Janice Hochstein77
15 February 199715:45, Gary Droze18:20, Jane Johnson163
14 February 199816:23, Damian Wilson17:47, Sarah Docter-Williams104
13 February 199915:57, Robert Pautenius16:54, Breeda Dennehy-Willis77
12 February 200015:49, Aaron Scheer20:42, Laurel Slyck83
10 February 200116:48, Gary Droze18:18, Sarah Docter-Williams
9 February 200216:20, Thomas Kunish20:20, Allison Eagen77
8 February 200316:56, Paul Orfield21:15, Fran McLean76
21 February 200417:06, Adam David Churchill18:21, Breeda Dennehy-Willis82
15 January 200517:42, Art Remillard18:10, Sarah Docter-Williams72
14 January 200616:43, Shawn Patterson19:22, Stephanie Liles152
20 January 200717:37, Matt Mizereck19:02, Sheryl Rosen109
19 January 200816:32, Tripp Southerland21:39, Carly Thomas121
10 January 200917:59, Tim Unger20:09, Micah Adriani117
9 January 201017:21, Stephen Cox21:01, Lauren Switzer84
8 January 201116:38, Vince Molosky19:26, Sheryl Rosen204
7 January 201217:10, Stanley Linton19:27, Katie Showman166
5 January 201316:12, Stanley Linton20:19, Katie Showman110
18 January 201415:46, Stanley Linton19:18, Lisa Johnson168
10 January 201516:08, Stephen Cox18:35, Sheryl Rosen132
9 January 201616:41, Nate Kaiser19:00, Ani Veltcheva201
14 January 201716:57, Vince Molosky18:55, Sheryl Rosen105
From 1985 to 1994 the Bowlegs 5K was run on the main campus of Florida State University,
starting and finishing near Tully Gym, on USATF certified course FL88014BH.

From 1995 to 2017 the Bowlegs 5K was run in Innovation Park, starting and finishing near
the College of Engineering on USATF certified course FL95008DL. The course was later
recertified with number FL12001EBM.


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