Saturday, January 27, 2018

Yoder and Yesian yield to no one at Dothan's SACF Half-Marathon

A half-marathon is 13.1 miles. At the seventh annual Southeast Alabama Community Foundation Half Marathon, John Yoder had finished those 13.1 miles before all but one of the other runners had gone even twelve miles. Yoder won that race in Dothan, Alabama on Saturday morning, 27 January 2018, in 1:25:23. Master runner Bonnie Yesian of Austin, Texas--an eleven-time finisher of the Boston Marathon--won the women's title, placing sixth overall in 1:35:55. 86 athletes finished the half marathon.


David Perales was second in the race at 1:31:22. Tracey Burch was the fastest master runner in the half marathon, placing third overall in 1:32:40. Master runner Bobby Sattaahn took fourth in 1:34:16, and Sean Kent was fifth in 1:34:35. Kent was the overall winner of the SACF Half-Marathon in 2012 and 2014.


Master runner Olga Elliott was the second woman and nineteenth overall in 1:50:43. Alexandi McCambell was third in the women's standings and twentieth overall in 1:51:05.


Top Ten Men, 2018 Southeast Alabama Community Foundation Half Marathon
  1. 1:25:22.7, John Yoder (M, 34)
  2. 1:31:21.2, David Perales (M, 25)
  3. 1:32:39.8, Tracey Burch (M, 49)
  4. 1:34:15.4, Bobby Sattaahn (M, 45)
  5. 1:34:34.1, Sean Kent (M, 22)
  6. 1:37:51.4, Blake Johnson (M, 28)
  7. 1:38:10.1, Allan Flores (M, 14)
  8. 1:40:49.6, Mark Hickman (M, 45)
  9. 1:42:55.0, Bernard Eric (M, 28)
  10. 1:44:40.5, Doug Davidson (M, 26)

Top Ten Women, 2018 Southeast Alabama Community Foundation Half Marathon
  1. 1:36:54.4, Bonnie Yesian (F, 42)
  2. 1:50:42.7, Olga Elliott (F, 42)
  3. 1:51:04.8, Alexandi McCambell (F, 26)
  4. 1:52:42.3, Libby Mills (F, 33)
  5. 1:52:50.9, Christina Wingerter (F, 26)
  6. 1:55:03.7, Natalie Gowen (F, 38)
  7. 1:55:58.1, Karen Wilson (F, 50)
  8. 1:56:43.0, Tabatha Murdock (F, 32)
  9. 1:57:55.4, Meg Lyons (F, 20)
  10. 2:03:07.3, Gina Graham (F, 45)

Southeast Alabama Community Foundation Half Marathon winners, 2012 - 2018
DateMenWomenFinishers
18 February 20121:21:02, Sean Kent1:42:05, Ashley Maddox184
9 February 20131:21:51, Hunter Potts1:34:54, Amberly Glitz97
1 February 20141:20:28, Sean Kent1:37:53, Amberly Glitz96
7 February 20151:27:02, Dan Enos1:35:59, Aleasha Liddle108
30 January 20161:15:50, Avery Ainsworth1:40:56, Fran New120
28 January 20171:14:50, Avery Ainsworth1:39:20, Jae Reynolds104
27 January 20181:25:23, John Yoder1:36:55, Bonnie Yesian85

Fifteen minutes after the 8:00 AM start of the Half Marathon, the SACF 5K got under way. Donalsonville, Georgia master runner Myles Gibson won the shorter race by more than 300 meters, running 19:11. Trevor Shaw, a sophomore on the Dothan High cross-country team, was second in 20:29. Another cross-country runner, Wicksburg High eighth-grader William Speigner, placed third in 21:43.


Kayla Carpenter was the first woman in the 5K, eighth overall in 23:06. Carolyn Houston was the first woman master in the race and the second female finisher, tenth overall in 23:15. Master runner Mary Lise Patterson was third in the women's standings and thirteenth overall in 24:07.


104 athletes finished the 5K. About Time Events, LLC, of Prattville, Alabama provided chip timing and race management for the Southeast Alabama Community Foundation races.


Top Ten Men, 2018 Southeast Alabama Community Foundation 5K
  1. 19:10.3, Myles Gibson (M, 51)
  2. 20:28.8, Trevor Shaw (M, 16)
  3. 21:42.5, William Speigner (M, 14)
  4. 21:45.2, Mills Blake (M, 33)
  5. 22:02.8, Eli Butler (M, 10)
  6. 22:08.7, Jay Wrenn (M, 53)
  7. 22:46.8, Justin Trawick (M, 13)
  8. 23:07.2, Dave Durbin (M, 58)
  9. 23:16.7, Joey Harvey (M, 56)
  10. 23:29.3, Chad Harrison (M, 36)

Top Ten Women, 2018 Southeast Alabama Community Foundation 5K
  1. 23:05.8, Kayla Carpenter (F, 22)
  2. 23:14.7, Carolyn Houston (F, 45)
  3. 24:06.3, Patterson Mary Lise (F, 59)
  4. 25:01.3, Loretta Shapiro (F, 44)
  5. 25:11.7, Aubrey Toole (F, 25)
  6. 26:12.8, Micha McElderry (F, 39)
  7. 26:34.2, Kim Chosie (F, 54)
  8. 27:20.8, Hope Boyd (F, 39)
  9. 27:31.3, Bernard Kelsey (F, 31)
  10. 27:33.3, Ansley Flowers (F, 16)

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