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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

2nd Annual Gobble Wobble 5K

Cape Girardeau, MO -- November 22, 2012 (Results @ Cape Road Runners: (
Over 200 runners and walkers gather at the starting line for the
2012 Gobble Wobble (photo by Tim Vollink).
Thanksgiving morning and the Second Annual Gobble Wobble 5K is set for its first running as part of the Cape Road Runners Grand Prix.  The next to last race in the series originates from The Osage Center and features a flat out-and-back course on the LaCroix Trail.  Over 200 runners and walkers, including several full families and first timers, are out in force on this crisp morning for some pre-feasting exercise.  A dense and chilly fog hangs over the area and will provide a backdrop for Tim Vollink to capture some of the most artful running photos ever snapped at a local running event.
Matt Pfau (17:14) will start strong, survive a tumble at the turnaround, and cruise in unchallenged for the overall win.  Less than one second will separate Notre Dame running teammates Jacob Meadors (17:26.40) and Michael Nelson (17:26.81) for second and third overall.  Two more Bulldogs, Clayton Meyers (17:41) and Brock Kasten (18:11) will cross the line next, with 1984 SEMO National Championship Team and Missouri Sports Hall of Fame member Jay Townsend sixth (18:34).
Former Jackson High standout, and current SEMO runner Lindsey Seabaugh finishes ahead of all female competitors with her 19:53.  Breanna Conklin (20:26) and Ashley Schmittzehe (20:30) are two and three.  Nichole Clippard is also in under twenty-one minutes with a 20:45 for fourth.  Season Kaminski finishes out the top five at 22:01.

Overall Winner Matt Pfau pulls away early with Brock Kasten, Adam Raines, and
Clayton Meyers in tow (photo by Zach Young).

Female Overall Winner: Lindsey Seabaugh (photo by Tim Vollink).
All participants received finisher medals.  Awards were presented for male and female overall and the top five in each age division.  Overall and age group winners are listed below.  Proceeds from the race go to support the non-for-profit SEMO Tri Team Club.  Nearly three hundred of Zach Young's race photographs can be viewed by following this link:

MALE OVERALL: Matt Pfau (17:14)
FEMALE OVERALL: Lindsey Seabaugh (19:53)
Nathan Phelps (22:59)
Hannah Dodson (26:16)
Jacob Meadors (17:26)
Breanna Conklin (20:26)
Michael Adams (18:59)
Jennifer Huo (23:58)
Hunter Lane (19:31)
Nichole Clippard (20:45)
Jay Townsend (18:34)
Diane Diebold (22:25)
David Borum (23:16)
Joyce McIntosh (24:13)
Mitch Gerber (22:49)
Renee Brown (26:14)

Jacob Meadors and Michael Nelson make the lean for second overall (photo by Zach Young).

Female Second Overall: Breanna Conklin (photo by Zach Young).

Female Third Overall: Ashley Schmittzehe (photo by Zach Young).
The face of a real runner.  Tim Vollink captures 10-year old Blake Matheney
as he emerges from Cape Woods (photo by Tim Vollink).
(photo by Tim Vollink)

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