Century CI, Fountain Place In Southeastern States Manhunt Field Trials

September 23, 2017

The winners of 2017 Southeastern States Manhunt Field Trials were named at the event’s closing ceremony Firdayday. Twenty-one K-9 Teams from Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and Arkansas competed in the three-day event hosted by the Escambia County Road Prison.

Single Leash Division

  • First place – Apalachee Correctional Institution, average time 16:33
  • Second place – Jefferson Correctional Institution, average time 18:51.5
  • Third place – Rayburn Correctional Center, average time 19:45
  • Fourth place – Century Correctional Institution, average time 23:28

Multi-Leash Division

  • First place – Jackson Correctional Institution, average time 11:16.6
  • Second place – Fountain Correctional Facility, average time 11:50.5
  • Third place- Wakulla Correctional Institution, average time 12:45
  • Fourth place – Holmes Correctional Institution, average time 14:36

The annual event was held in the Blackwater State Forest. Teams competed in one day and one night event, on tracks that are 1.5 miles long and two hours old. A combined average time was used to determine the winner. Single leash and multi-leash dog teams competed. Multiple tracks were laid for each day’s sessions, and the teams draw numbers for which track they would compete. Teams had an hour and a half to complete the course, collecting up to four flags along the way. Each flag collected removed one minute from the final time, and each flag missed added one minute.

Pictured top: The K-9 team from Century Correctional Institution. Pictured below: The K-9 team from Fountain Correctional Facility in Atmore. Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.


3 Responses to “Century CI, Fountain Place In Southeastern States Manhunt Field Trials”

  1. Jules on September 23rd, 2017 11:16 am

    If any of my family was lost, I would love for any of these teams to find them. It’s just a matter of time. Time is of the essence but guaranteed they will be found as long as somebody else hasn’t tainted the track. My hats off to all these guys and their K9s. The training they put it pays off for the public. I as a.mother of a handicapped child that doesn’t speak, it has always been a fear that he would get lost. After working with these guys and K9’s and watching them in action, we are blessed to have them.

  2. William on September 23rd, 2017 8:39 am

    Thanks Chad…I checked with Escambia County (which provided the info) and you are right. The article has been corrected.

  3. Chad on September 23rd, 2017 7:10 am

    William The third place team was not Raymond Laborde they did not make it to the event the third place team was Rayburn correctional center from Washington Parrish Louisiana

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