Thursday, July 27, 2017

Kent and Keene capture the Tasty Tiger

Hungry TigerRacing up and down the ridges along Rock Creek, Sean Kent ran 19:06 to win the fifth annual Tasty Tiger Trot 5K in Dothan, Alabama on Saturday morning, 22 July 2017. Eden Keene was the first woman in the race, placing eighth overall in 23:05. 71 athletes finished the 5K.


Kent, a recent alumnus of the Troy University track and cross-country teams, had won the Tasty Tiger 5K in 2014, when the race was still a cross-country run. But in 2016, the first year that the Tasty Tiger moved to roads, Kent had finished fourth in a race won by Donalsonville, Georgia master runner Myles Gibson. Both Kent and Gibson were on the starting line in 2017. This time, Kent came out on top, finishing 140 meters ahead of Gibson. Gibson was second in 19:39. Master runner Bob Walker was third in 20:10, and Will Scott, a sophomore on the Headland High cross-country team, was fourth in 20:40.


Kate Smith, a frosh year cross-country runner at Dothan High, was second in the women's standings and seventeenth overall in 25:25. Roxanne Cook was the third woman and 23rd overall in 26:40. Kristi Holland was the top woman master and sixth female finisher, 27th overall in 27:23.


The Tasty Tiger 5K is an annual fundraiser for the Dothan High cross-country team.


Top Ten Men, 2017 Tasty Tiger Trot 5K, Dothan, Alabama
  1. 19:06, Sean Kent (M, 22)
  2. 19:39, Myles Gibson (M, 51)
  3. 20:10, Bob Walker (M, 46)
  4. 20:40, Will Scott (M, 15)
  5. 21:06, Dale Thomas (M, 54)
  6. 22:24, Michael Houston, Jr (M, 18)
  7. 22:44, Ben Stansell (M, 19)
  8. 23:05, Jimmy Russell (M, 53)
  9. 23:07, Jay Wrenn (M, 53)
  10. 23:29, Jordan Beck (M, 17)

Top Ten Women, 2017 Tasty Tiger Trot 5K, Dothan, Alabama
  1. 23:05, Eden Keene (F, 35)
  2. 25:25, Kate Smith (F, 14)
  3. 26:40, Roxanne Cook (F, 32)
  4. 26:42, Katie Sheppard (F, 14)
  5. 27:03, Emily Benefield (F, 17)
  6. 27:23, Kristi Holland (F, 40)
  7. 27:47, Dana Whitehurst (F, 48)
  8. 28:02, Amy Chambers (F, 35)
  9. 28:09, Loretta Shapiro (F, 44)
  10. 28:59, Rosie Oates (F, 65)

Tasty Tiger Trot 5K Trail Run winners, 2013 - 2016
DateMenWomenFinishers
27 July 201316:41, Brian Morenus20:20, Jennifer MacGibbon119
26 July 201417:27, Sean Kent22:32, Missy Sexton93
25 July 201518:37, Maxwell Collins23:16, Cheyenne Andrew77
30 July 201619:09, Myles Gibson20:23, Ann Centner114
22 July 201719:06, Sean Kent23:05, Eden Keene71


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