Monday, December 18, 2017

Asouzu and Brazell score wins at the opening year of the Highland Oaks Half Marathon

Saturday, 16 December 2017, was a day for half marathons along US 84, with 13.1-mile races scheduled in both Dothan, Alabama and Thomasville, Georgia. The Dothan race was a newcomer, the inaugural Running Highland Oaks Half Marathon at the Highland Oaks Golf Course. Charles Asouzu, a cross-country runner at Columbus State University, won the race by close to two miles, posting a winning time of 1:17:48. United States Military Academy alumna Taler Brazell was the women's champ, placing fifth overall in 1:44:01.


Kyle Litteral, an alumnus of the Dracut (Massachusetts) High cross-country team, took second in the half marathon, running 1:31:39. Evan Pugh was third in 1:32:18, and Northview High frosh cross-country runner Alan Flores was fourth in 1:38:12. Romy Requijo was the first master runner in the race and the sixth male finisher, placing seventh overall in 1:46:38.


Karen Wilson was the first woman master and runner-up in the women's standings, finishing tenth overall in 1:52:02. Libby Mills was the third female finisher and eleventh overall in 1:53:56.


46 athletes finished the 2017 Running Highland Oaks Half Marathon. Solid Rock Race Timing of Rogersville, Alabama timed the first-year race. Wiregrass Habitat for Humanity was the charity focus of the event.


Top Ten Men, 2017 Running Highland Oaks Half Marathon
  1. 1:17:48, Charles Asouzu (M, 19)
  2. 1:31:39, Kyle Litteral (M, 23)
  3. 1:32:18, Evan Pugh (M, 28)
  4. 1:38:12, Alan Flores (M, 14)
  5. 1:44:59, Eric Bernard (M, 38)
  6. 1:46:38, Romy Requijo (M, 53)
  7. 1:47:09, Jay Wrenn (M, 53)
  8. 1:47:23, Thomas Newell (M, 31)
  9. 1:54:01, Michael Houston, Sr (M, 45)
  10. 1:57:06, Levi Thomas (M, 14)

Top Ten Women, 2017 Running Highland Oaks Half Marathon
  1. 1:44:01, Taler Brazell (F, 23)
  2. 1:52:02, Karen Wilson (F, 50)
  3. 1:53:56, Libby Mills (F, 33)
  4. 2:07:43, Annie Sickles (F, 32)
  5. 2:09:43, Nina Korges (F, 58)
  6. 2:13:15, Emily Dean (F, 30)
  7. 2:17:48, Adrianne Simmons (F, 37)
  8. 2:20:50, Lane Hoover (F, 35)
  9. 2:21:42, Sarah Johnson (F, 23)
  10. 2:23:10, Brittany Lapointe (F, 24)

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