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May 4, 2014

Womack, Parsons repeat as champions of Fox Trot 5K

CADDO MILLS —   Saturday was a day of repeats at the 20th Annual Fox Trot 5K race.

  Brandon Womack from Lone Oak repeated as the overall champion, bettering his course record while running in a new pair of shoes.

  Rebecca Parsons of Caddo Mills repeated as the female champion, crossing the first line first in downtown Caddo Mills for the fifth straight year.

  Womack, a former middle distance runner for Texas A&M University-Commerce and the Lone Oak Buffaloes, ran away with the 2014 race, winning by more than four minutes. He clocked a time of 16 minutes, 11 seconds for the 3.1 mile course, dipping under the 16:18 he recorded last year.

  The 26-year old ran in a pair of ultra lite Mizuno Wave Universe shoes.

  “It’s the universe because they’re the lightest in the universe,” said Womack. “Supposedly.”

  Parsons clocked a 20:49 for the fastest female time by nearly three minutes. It was off the 20:20.43 time she ran last year but the 18-year old’s been battling injuries that affected her performance on the track in the spring for the Caddo Mills Lady Foxes.

  “I got stress fractures again for the third time,” said Parsons. “It’s been an up and down season. I’m looking forward to college and stuff. We start training next week.”

  Parsons has signed to run for Dallas Baptist University.

  Trint Tran, the second-place finisher at 20:26, won the masters title at age 43.

  Tracey Crouch, 50, won the women’s masters title with a 23:40.

  Tommy Shelton, former Royse City and Austin College football player, won bragging rights in the Shelton family after winning the men’s 25-29 division with a 23:27. His father, former Royse City police chief Tom Shelton, was third in the 60-64 at 23:37. Tommy’s sister, Rachael Shelton, former volleyball standout at Royse City and Texas A&M University-Commerce, won the women’s 25-29 division at 25:46.

  Former Caddo Mills distance standouts Anna Aston and Chris Pittsinger won their respective divisions at 25:06 and 23:18.

  Race director Rowdy Payne, who was second in the men’s 45-49 with a 22:11, received a special award from the Caddo Mills Chamber of Commerce in recognition of Payne’s 20 years of work in putting on the event and also helping with the Caddo Mills Fox Fest.

  This year’s 5K race attracted more than 200 entries for the second straight year. There were 137 finishers in the 5K race, 55 males and 82 females.

      20th Annual Caddo Mills

         Fox Trot 5K Race

      Saturday’s results


  Overall — 1. Brandon Womack, 16:11.

  Masters — 1. Trint Tran, 20:26.

  14-and-under — 1. Landon Hoff, 20:41; 2. Luke Stucki, 21:44; 3. Stockton Stinebaugh, 21:47.

  15-19 — 1. John Herold, 40:36.

  20-24 — 1. Garret Gray, 25:00; 2. Genaro Canas, 30:29.

  25-29 — 1. Tommy Shelton, 23:27.

  30-34 — 1. Lee Peoples, 23:08; 2. Matt Middlebrook, 24:40; 3. Stephen Beirne, 29:36.

  35-39 — 1. Chris Pittsinger, 23:18; 2. Jace Williamson, 23:55; 3. Mike Hollow, 23:56.

  40-44 — 1. Joey Crouch, 20:45; 2. Eric Camp, 22:33; 3. Will Smith, 23:05.

  45-49 — 1. Bud Jones, 22:08; 2. Rowdy Payne, 22:11 3. Steve Torgerson, 23:11.

  50-54 — 1. James Barnes, 22:36; 2. Claude Tignor, 26:39; 3. Bill Forgus, 27:38.

  55-59 — 1. Allen Ackenback, 23:22; 2. Paul Turbyfill, 26:247; 3. Marc Milton, 28:47.

  60-64 — 1. Charlie Grayson, 22:48; 2. Larry Coker, 23:35; 3. Tom Shelton, 23:37.

  65-69 — 1. Jim Hardin, 30:30; 2. Henry Morris, 31:28; 3. Ron Morris, 34:04.

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