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Faster than a gator

The 14th annual Alligator Trot 5K road race and walk took place last Saturday in Florala at the state park.

The run began at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and 3rd Street. Runners proceeded around Lake Jackson into Florida and back into Alabama, finishing at 916 Lakeshore Dr.

Competitors were split up into different age groups ranging in age from 9-and-under to 60-and-older.

The 2009 overall male and female winners were Matthew Dobson and Connie Robertson.

Dobson finished with a time of 16 minutes, 30 seconds, and Robertson finished with a time of 20:39.

Other race results, which include category, age range and times are:

Male masters 40+: James Frazier – 17:17, Greg Cory Bilby – 19:17 and Roger Dobson – 23:34. Female masters 40+: Cheryl Wolfe — 20:42 and Dana Wilson — 28:02.

Runners:

Male and female 0-9: Hal Hodges — 32:11, Sean Wild — 32:16 and Kole DeVenney — 32:48; and Maya Hope.

Male and female 10-12: Dylan Scott — 20:30, David Dobson — 29:39 and Ellis McDaniel — 30:03; Anna Scott — 30:07 and Devan Williford — 38:59.

Male and female 13-15: Derrick Foley — 22:44, Nathan Hope — 22:59 and Joshua Hope — 31:12; Megan Adams — 31:20 and Taryn Williford — 43:16.

Male and female 16-19: John Scott — 20:05, Ryan Simmons — 28:46 and Jordan Suggs — 38:21; Catherine Trottman — 26:50, Sierra Wanner — 27:21 and Erin Walker 31:12.

Male and female 20-24: Matthew Parker — 21:58, Edward Murray — 23:42 and Matthew Stokes — 25:37; Christie Woodrow — 25:38, Toni Watters — 25:39 and Jessi Reeves — 29:22.

Male and female 25-29: Robbie Watters — 24:58, Joel Boxberger — 25:59 and John Frost — 29:37; Stephanie Garrity — 25:14, Laurie Gaviola — 27:11 and Christina Faulkner — 28:57.

Male and female 30-34: Rick Thompson — 27:52, Steven Frost — 31:22 and Marvin Williford Jr. — 31:56; Jennifer Dannely — 23:31, Jennifer Saunders — 26:07 and April Cobb — 28:22.

Male and female 35-39: Robert Hall — 22:55, Richard Roundsaville — 23:00 and David Holt — 26:12; Melissa Bush — 26:13, Rhonda Carter — 26:31 and Connie Avery — 34:17.

Male and female 40-44: Dave Hope — 18:16, Rob Hickman — 19:40 and John Jenks — 21:36; Ceci Leigh — 21:02, Valerie Hein — 27:01 and Laura Abbott — 29:28.

Male and female 45-49: Theron Carter — 21:02, John Tenuta — 23:03 and Jeffrey Vinzant — 23:28; Susan Frazier — 25:22, Caroline Levesque — 26:29 and Kim Nusbaum — 28:38.

Male 50-54: James Parker — 21:23, Dale Eriksson — 21:53 and Stan Lane — 22:39.

Male and female 55-59: Jeffrey Glassbum — 25:33, Mark Vaughan — 27:00 and Richard Murray Sr. — 29:14; Susan Hand — 37:08 and Bobbie Barnes — 39:09.

Male 65-69: Winston Howell — 25:10, Billy Carmical — 31:26 and Jesse Hunt — 34:14.

Male 70+: Ferrell McDougald — 23:58, Joe Lebrasseur — 27:07 and John D. Jackson.

Walkers:

Overall male walker: David Foley — 30:41; and overall female walker, Kimberly Webb — 35:04.

Male 16-19: Buck Sechler — 42:31.

Female 20-29: Nicole Zlata — 49:13 and Erin Albright — 51:08.

Male and female 30-39: Tom Weibel — 56:52; Christie Knight — 42:44, Valerie Hatfield — 44:38 and Wendy Weaver — 45:16.

­­ Corrine Spence — 38:40, Mellody Hughes — 38:46 and Kathy Mason — 38:52.

Male and female 50-59: Jery Parrish — 33:44, Ken Wolfe — 35:30 and Clay Poppell — 42:44; Leslie Davis, Mary Lou Geoghagan — 43:04 and Victoria Wheeler — 43:25.

Male and female 60-69: Ed Kitchen — 46:09; Melba Crews — 43:01 and Dee Whitman — 57:18.