Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Chris Boyle saddles up at the Trot With S.W.A.T. 10K

2018 Trot With S.W.A.T.Finishing 800 meters ahead of his nearest challenger, Chris Boyle won Dothan, Alabama's twelfth annual Trot With S.W.A.T. 10K on Saturday morning, 22 September 2018, running 36:25. Kayla Carpenter was the first woman in the race, placing seventh overall in 49:27.


Boyle's winning 36:25 was the third fastest time in Trot With S.W.A.T. history, just 22 seconds off the course record of 36:03 posted in 2013 by David Seymour. Jason Teitloff finished runner-up to Boyle in 39:48. Myles Gibson, the defending champion and three-time winner of the Trot With S.W.A.T. 10K, was the top master runner in the race and third overall in 41:22.


Libby Mills placed second to Carpenter in the women's standings, running 54:16. At 56:25, Kristi Holland was the first woman master and third female finisher.


47 athletes finished the 2018 Trot With S.W.A.T. 10K.


Top Ten Men, 2018 Trot With S.W.A.T. 10K
  1. 36:25, Chris Boyle (M, 23)
  2. 39:48, Jason Teitloff (M, 37)
  3. 41:22, Myles Gibson (M, 52)
  4. 41:40, Daniel Hamilton (M, 30)
  5. 48:24, Scott Childers (M, 44)
  6. 49:35, Blake Mills (M, 33)
  7. 49:51, Randy Jordan (M, 58)
  8. 58:08, Brooks Newell (M, 32)
  9. 54:07, Josh Hall (M, 28)

Top Ten Women, 2018 Trot With S.W.A.T. 10K
  1. 49:27, Kayla Carpenter (F, 23)
  2. 54:16, Libby Mills (F, 34)
  3. 56:25, Kristi Holland (F, 42)
  4. 57:45, Jana Sledge (F, 37)
  5. 59:52, Christine Boyle (F, 22)
  6. 61:08, Abby Albritton (F, 28)
  7. 61:15, Christine Allums (F, 46)
  8. 62:27, Jennifer Pace (F, 34)
  9. 65:49, Heather Bovyer (F, 35)
  10. 65:49, Jessica McLean (F, 36)

Myles Gibson didn't get a repeat win in the 2018 Trot With S.W.A.T. 10K, but master runner Dale Thomas certainly did in the 5K. Thomas won the shorter race for the third year in a row, running 20:08--his fastest winning time yet at the event. Thomas is also the only athlete with wins in both the 5K and the 10K at Trot With S.W.A.T.; he took the 10K title in 2014. Tristin Decroo, a senior on the Dothan High cross-country team, took second behind Thomas in 20:40. Blake Granberry was third in 21:57.


Natalie Warner, a frosh-year athlete on the Enterprise High cross-country team, won the women's title in the 5K, placing fourth overall in 22:16. Carolyn Houston, the 2017 Trot With S.W.A.T. 5K women's champ, was the first woman master and second female finisher at 23:53. Macy Benton, a Dothan High junior, was third in the women's standings with a 27:08.


89 athletes finished the 2018 Trot With S.W.A.T. 5K.


Top Ten Men, 2018 Trot With S.W.A.T. 5K
  1. 20:08, Dale Thomas (M, 55)
  2. 20:40, Tristen Decroo (M, 18)
  3. 21:57, Blake Granberry (M, 37)
  4. 22:35, Paul Turner (M, 55)
  5. 22:52, Gabriel Simmons (M, 15)
  6. 23:15, Zander McClure (M, 15)
  7. 23:24, Jay Wrenn (M, 54)
  8. 23:27, Xavier Clayton (M, 27)
  9. 24:19, Tom Warner (M, 44)
  10. 24:20, Christopher Tew (M, 36)

Top Ten Women, 2018 Trot With S.W.A.T. 5K
  1. 22:16, Natalie Warner (F, 14)
  2. 23:53, Carolyn Houston (F, 46)
  3. 27:08, Macy Benton (F, 16)
  4. 27:09, Toby Murray (F, 43)
  5. 27:33, Wilma Watt (F, 56)
  6. 28:04, Rebecca Jewell (F, 39)
  7. 29:23, Sarah Houston (F, 16)
  8. 29:32, Mallory Richardson (F, 30)
  9. 30:14, Kimberly Nichols (F, 62)
  10. 30:33, Candice Traylor (F, 34)

Trot With S.W.A.T. winners, 2007 - 2018
DateDistanceMenWomenFinishers
29 September 200710K37:05, Myles Gibson46:39, Dawn Hersman107
27 September 200810K37:10, Ryan Overstreet46:43, Lou Ellen Jayroe101
19 September 200910K40:44, Jay Shipman47:46, Kristina Bennett68
5K23:00, Michael Brennon23:54, Debbie Wittmer75
11 September 201010K44:23, Joe Ferguson52:20, Reyna Johnson86
5K19:51, Theron Carter21:36, Jo-Ann VanAswegen159
17 September 201110K43:01, Cedric Gillette43:30, Dana Cody86
5K19:54, Cody Causey24:05, Ami Heath99
22 September 201210K36:23, Nicholas Dason42:41, Megan Howell79
5K19:54, Michael Brennan23:09, Debbie Wittmer141
21 September 201310K36:03, David Seymour41:34, Ali Christoph59
5K20:29, John Halton21:18, Dana Cody93
20 September 201410K42:41, Dale Thomas52:30, Kristina Bennett48
5K19:32, John Helton20:49, Dana Cody77
19 September 201510K38:26, David Seymour50:33, Kimberly Floyd86
5K19:43, Michael Bond19:44, Ann Centner120
17 September 201610K39:53, Myles Gibson54:14, Courtney Helms58
5K21:42, Dale Thomas24:45, Heather Perry94
23 September 201710K39:39, Myles Gibson49:10, Kate Smith58
5K20:13, Dale Thomas23:37, Carolyn Houston103
22 September 201810K36:25, Chris Boyle49:27, Kayla Carpenter47
5K20:08, Dale Thomas22:16, Natalie Warner89
The Trot with S.W.A.T. did not include a 5K prior to 2009.

A thank you to Larry Dykes of the Dothan Runners Club for his help in researching the past 
winners
of The Trot With S.W.A.T.


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