Saturday, April 10, 2010

Lake, Woytalewicz run into Palace Saloon 5K history

On a perfect Tallahassee morning for distance running, Chris Lake ran away from a field of 1200 runners to win the 36th annual Palace Saloon 5K on Saturday, 10 April 2010. Lake made the dash from James Messer Fields Park to the Palace Saloon in 15:45, 21 seconds ahead of runner-up Daniel Lee. Jay Wallace set the pace for the master men, winning the 40-and-over division in 16:45 and finishing seventh overall, while Tim Unger was top among grandmaster men, placing 16th overall in 17:56.

The women's division turned out to be a duel between Christina Woytalewicz and Amy Hines. Hines had lost a similarly close Palace Saloon 5K to Lisa Johnson the previous year, 18:11 to 18:15. Racing Woytalewicz, Hines improved on her 2009 performance, running 17:45. Woytalewicz, however, clocked 17:42 for the win. The previous evening, just over twelve hours earlier, Woytalewicz had run a 10:29.20 3,000m at the Seminole Invitational track meet. Among the women masters, Thomasville's Mary Anne Grayson successfully defended her title, running 19:49. Fran McLean was the top grandmaster woman, running 21:37.

In the eighth year of team competition, WYSIWYG won the men's division with a cumulative time of 85:53, beating the 2008 record of 86:02 set by "The Fighting Shamandas." Led by Amy Hines, the "Swift Chicks" won the women's division in 96:17, beating the 98:53 total of the runner-up "Death Eaters." The "Swift Chicks" total set a new record, breaking the previous best of 97:40 set by "The Girls Club" in 2007.


PALACE SALOON 5K CHAMPIONS, 1975-2010
DATETOP MAN TOP WOMAN
10 Apr 2010
Chris Lake (15:45)
Christina Woytalewicz (17:42)
11 Apr 2009 John Robida (16:21)
Lisa Johnson (18:11)
12 Apr 2008Nick Sunseri (15:25) Lisa Johnson (18:46)
14 Apr 2007J. P. Cook (16:12) Breeda Willis (17:14)
15 Apr 2006Justin Cross (16:04) Stephanie Liles (18:33)
16 Apr 2005Lee Willis (16:06) Breeda Willis (16:31)
10 Apr 2004Shawn Patterson (16:39) Breeda Willis (18:29)
12 Apr 2003Martin Littlefield (16:26)Tricia Snyder (19:21)
13 Apr 2002Chris Stanley (17:22) Allison Eagen (21:03)
14 Apr 2001Art Remillard (16:51) Kate Wallace (19:05)
15 Apr 2000Paul Spangler (15:39) Anna Pichrtova (17:19)
17 Apr 1999Robert Pautienus (15:45) Sarah Docter-Williams (17:22)
18 Apr 1998Jason Carter (16:18) Sarah Docter-Williams (17:29)
19 Apr 1997Gary Droze (15:53) Sarah Docter-Williams (17:37)
6 Apr 1996Gary Droze (15:55) Jane Johnson (17:59)
8 Apr 1995Tim Simpkins (16:01) Jane Johnson (17:48)
2 Apr 1994Robin Rogers (14:56) Lisa Herman (17:51)
3 Apr 1993Andy Palmer (15:30) Carrie Hunnicutt (19:37)
11 Apr 1992Gary Droze (15:48) Paula Johnson (17:45)
13 Apr 1991Gary Droze (15:10) Vikki Saga (18:20)
14 Apr 1990David Keen (14:57) Vikki Saga (18:38)
15 Apr 1989Rick Miller (15:23) Yvonne Gsteiger (19:05)
9 Apr 1988Rick Miller (15:30) Karen MacHarg (17:55)
11 Apr 1987Jacob Hoesly (15:03) Karen MacHarg (17:33)
12 Apr 1986Paul Waldron (14:36) Paige Dempsey (18:44)
9 Mar 1985Rick Miller (15:39) Margaret Coomber (17:52)
18 Feb 1984Greg Doss (15:32) Kristy McDermott (16:34)
16 Apr 1983Rick Miller (14:52) Darien Andreu (16:38)
20 Mar 1982

21 Mar 1981Dennis Lunne (15:02) Janice Gage (18:16)
8 Mar 1980George West (14:59) Marty Graham (19:37)
10 Mar 1979Tom Herron (14:55) Kathy Moore (17:37)
25 Feb 1978George West (14:30) Laura Ledbetter (17:45)
15 Jan 1977George West (
14 Aug 1976George West (14:37) Janice Gage (18:05)
15 Nov 1975David Price (18:17) Janice Gage (19:56)

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