COMMODORE HULL NOVEMBER 24, 2016
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Milenkevich Takes Back Title;
Anna Pluta Wins Women's Division
Ansonia resident Tim Milenkevich regained his Commodore Hull Thanksgiving Race 5K title by blitzing the field on a perfect Thanksgiving morning. He jumped to a very short lead over Mike Padilla, who won the very first race back in 2002. They matched each other virtually stride for stride through downtown Shelton and across the Derby/Shelton Bridge into Derby. As they turned onto Elizabeth Street from Main Street and headed up the incline to the Derby Green, Tim started to open space between the two that would increase as the race went on. At the finish line Tim's lead was 13 seconds, with a winning time of 16:24 (5:17 per mile pace). In his two previous championships (2012 and 2013) he ran times of 15:56 and 16:00, respectively. Mike now a resident of Phoenixville, PA, ran a time of 16:08 back in 2002 on a course that was different than the one currently used. James Mas of Shelton finished third with a time of 16:48. The trio were the only runners to finish under 18 minutes.
Anna Pluta of Weston took the Women's title with a time of 19:53 (6:24 pace). Emily McNeil, 2013 winner, was second with a time of 20:13, while two-time defending champion Lauren Flament finished third at 20:22.
There were no new course records set this year. Richard Stoliker established the men's record in 2015 at 15:39, while the women's record of 18:50 was set by Kristin Wenstrom way back in 2003.
Tim Milenkevich takes back the title!
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Anna Pluta wins women's division!
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