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May 5, 2013

Lone Oak runner backs up vow to win Fox Trot 5K

CADDO MILLS —   After finishing second in last year’s race, Brandon Womack vowed to return in 2013 and win the Caddo Mills Fox Trot 5K race.

  Womack kept his promise on Saturday, winning the 19th edition of the 3.1-mile race in record time: 16 minutes 18 seconds. Womack broke the course record of 16:30.72 set by last year’s winner Barry Hill. Hill, a hometown guy who’d won the last four Fox Trots, did not run in this year’s race, much to the disappointment of Womack.

  “You can put that in there for sure,” said Womack. “Very disappointed.”

  Womack ran track in high school at Lone Oak, which is Caddo Mills’ top rival in athletics. Womack also ran for Texas A&M University-Commerce and once competed in a college cross country race against Hill, who was running for Drake University in Iowa.

  Womack is in the process of moving to McKinney, where he is the junior tennis coordinator at The Courts. He said he’s been running 20 to 30 miles per week in training.

  “I haven’t done any speed work,” said Womack. “I realized that today.”

  Womack plans to run again in next year’s race.

  “I can’t guarantee I’ll be back next year but I’ll do my very best,” he said.

  Rebecca Parsons, a junior at Caddo Mills, was the first female finisher for the fourth straight year.   Parsons clocked a time of 20:20.43, six seconds slower than last year’s winning time. This race means a lot to her.

  “I want to do good at it,” she said. “Especially since it’s my hometown.”

  J.J. Jenkins repeated as the men’s masters winner in 20:54.12, a minute slower than last year’s time.

  Sue Locke was the women’s masters winner at 27:25.52.

  Former Royse City police chief Tom Shelton earned bragging rights for his family. He clocked a time of 23:40.90 to finish third in the men’s 60-64 division, beating his son Tommy and daughter Rachael.   Rachael Shelton, a former Texas A&M University-Commerce volleyball player, won the women’s 20-24 division at 26:42.28.

  Rowdy Payne, the race organizer from Caddo Mills, continued a long string of running 22s in this race as he was second in the men’s 45-49 at 22:55.62.

  This year’s event attracted a record number with 200 entries, including two 80-plus runners, Melvin Joslin and Katherine Waldrop.


   19th Annual Caddo Mills

     Fox Trot 5K Race

     Saturday’s results


  Overall — 1. Brandon Womack, 16:18.00.

  Masters — 1. J.J. Jenkins, 20:54.12.

  14-and-under — 1. Greer Judson, 20:15.66; 2. Jackson Scribner, 20:19.31; 3. Payton Hammons, 22:49.52.

  15-19 — 1. Kelly Coffman, 17:23.94; 2. Luke Scribner, 18:00.75; 3. Nathan Mabry, 18:41.03.

  20-24 — 1. Zach Brooks, 23:25.15; 2. Garrett Gray, 23:58.69; 3. Ricky Bargmann, 24:41.88.

  25-29 — 1. Jesse Seay, 21:04.06; 2. Tyler McKamy, 21:43.44; 3. Jared Vernoy, 23:23.18.

  30-34 — 1. Matt McKamy, 23:14.03; 2. Matthew Middlebrook, 24:31.66; 3. R. Kirpatrick, 31:08.25.

  35-39 — 1. Lawrence Gibson, 21:16.19; 2. Matt Wiebesch, 22:05.41; 3. Chris Pittsinger, 22:20.53.

  40-44 — 1. Joey Cough, 21:18.12; 2. Eric Camp, 22:36.56; 3. Jason Brooks, 23:31.72.

  45-49 — 1. Bud Jones, 22:48.97; 2. Rowdy Payne, 22:55.62; 3. Claude Tignor, 25:57.56.

  50-54 — 1. Clay Hodges, 27:48.68.

  60-64 — 1. Larry Coker, 22:56.50; 2. Charles Grayson, 23:09.09; 3. Tom Shelton, 23:40.90.

  65-69 — 1. Jim Hardin, 29:39.34; 2. Henry Morris, 31:48.97; 3. Ron Morris, 34:21.00.

  70-79 — 1. Gary Milburn, 27:32.81.

  80-and-above — 1. Melvin Joslin, 39:55.00.

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