Under perfect, blue skies, the 2014 Burien Brat Trot sprinted to a record year on Sunday, Oct. 5, with 893 of 1,654 registered runners finishing the race. The 5K race was won by 17-year old Mason Gionet, who beat out 54-year old second place finisher Brian Sepal by just six seconds in a sprint over the last 100 yards – here’s a clip of the close finish, as shot by Scott Schaefer: [youtube]http://youtu.be/Oz_W7Yzt6u8[/youtube] Gionet’s time was 10 seconds faster than last year’s winner, Mike Fosberg (who finished 4th this year). Mason is a senior at West Seattle High School who is quite active in cross country sports. Here are the Top 10 overall Finishers (see the full results here):

  1. Mason Gionet, 17: 18:27
  2. Brian Sepal, 54: 18:33
  3. Steven Colmus, 41: 18:46
  4. Mike Fosberg, 50: 18:59
  5. Greg Hoglund, 41: 19:44
  6. Ambrose Matovu, 27: 19:49
  7. Erika Whinihan, 34: 19:54
  8. Brent Norton, 43: 20:07
  9. Tim Flood, 44: 20:09
  10. Sam Swan, 22: 20:13
Top 10 Male Finishers:
  1. Mason Gionet, 17: 18:27
  2. Brian Sepal, 54: 18:33
  3. Steven Colmus, 41: 18:46
  4. Mike Fosberg, 50: 18:59
  5. Greg Hoglund, 41: 19:44
  6. Ambrose Matovu, 27: 19:49
  7. Brent Norton, 43: 20:07
  8. Tim Flood, 44: 20:09
  9. Sam Swan, 22: 20:13
  10. Jason Cail, 36: 20:21
Top 10 Female Finishers:
  1. Erika Whinihan, 34: 19:54
  2. Carmen Storer, 29: 21:38
  3. Maryann Orwiler, 28: 22:16
  4. Taylor Johnsen, 13: 22:48
  5. Denise Sagmoen, 43: 22:49
  6. Mariah Ordonez,29: 22:52
  7. Emma Flood, 14: 23:02
  8. Mary Ann Peterson, 48: 23:08
  9. Kirsten Anawalt, 46: 23:39
  10. Megan Detuerk, 12: 23:52
OLDEST!:
  • Warren Norman, 83, M: 51:15
  • Helen Hove, 83 F: 1:04:53
Race proceeds will benefit the Highline Schools Foundation, providing resources to help all local public school students succeed in school and in life. If you were in the race, check out this slow-mo video taken at the starting line – can you find yourself? [youtube]http://youtu.be/HN-Rx2dvFMA[/youtube] Here are some photos by Schaefer of this great, local event (click images to see larger version/slideshow): P1030062 P1030074 P1030118 P1030163 P1030141 P1030144 P1030193 For more information, visit www.burienbrattrot.com.]]>