Monday, May 11, 2015

Greenstein and Reinert are May's top TMH Challengers

Adam GreensteinOn a sunny Saturday morning, 9 May 2015, some 87 athletes set out from the Bethel Family Life Center in Tallahassee, Florida. 18 minutes, three seconds, and 3.1 miles later, the first one returned, and Adam Greenstein had won the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare For Life May 5K Challenge. Myles Gibson of Donalsonville, Georgia, was the runner-up and fastest master, posting an 18:42. Finishing 11th overall in 25:01, Jensen Reinert was the women's champ. Kelley Coe El-Urfali was the top woman master and third woman finisher, coming in 16th overall in 26:38.


The race started at 8:30 AM with the runners heading west on Virginia Street. Adam Greenstein soon had the lead. By the halfway point, racing back east on Georgia Street, Greenstein was about 200 meters ahead of the second runner, Myles Gibson. Gibson narrowed that margin slightly during the second half of the race, but Greenstein kept most of the lead--certainly enough for the win.

Jensen Reinert
The women's race was somewhat closer at the halfway point, with Mercedes Puig about 100 meters ahead of Jensen Reinert. Kelley Coe El-Urfali was another 300 meters back, with Lindsay Potvin a few steps behind El-Urfali. During the second half of the race, though, Puig faded out of the lead and out of contention. Reinert went on to win the women's title in 25:01, while Potvin overtook El-Urfali to take the runner-up position in the women's standings, 26:30 to 26:38.


The TMH For Life May 5K race was followed by a one-mile fun walk and a morning of free health screenings. The course was USATF certified (FL15044EBM) and chip timing was provided by Gulf Winds Track Club of Tallahassee, Florida.



Top Ten Men, May 2015 TMH For Life 5K
  1. 18:03 ~ Adam Greenstein (M, 23)Myles Gibson
  2. 18:42 ~ Myles Gibson (M, 48)
  3. 20:37 ~ Michael Kreis (M, 50)
  4. 20:41 ~ Aaron Taylor (M, 21)
  5. 21:31 ~ Mike Burns (M, 50)
  6. 21:55 ~ Michael Cipriano (M, 57)
  7. 22:31 ~ Jeremy Fowler (M, 27)
  8. 23:44 ~ Randy Naylor (M, 44)
  9. 24:53 ~ Tyler Denohan (M, 20)
  10. 24:53 ~ Douglas Gorton (M, 56)

Top Ten Women, May 2015 TMH For Life 5K
  1. 25:01 ~ Jensen Reinert (F, 26)Lindsay Potvin
  2. 26:30 ~ Lindsay Potvin (F, 30)
  3. 26:38 ~ Kelley Coe El-Urfali (F, 51)
  4. 28:37 ~ Stacy Forsthoefel (F, 30)
  5. 28:40 ~ Tonya Smith (F, 27)
  6. 32:04 ~ Lauren Faison (F, 42)
  7. 32:36 ~ Mercedes Puig (F, 30)
  8. 33:42 ~ Denise Miller (F, 51)
  9. 33:48 ~ Cynthia Felix (F, 26)
  10. 36:10 ~ Teresa Ahler (F, 21)

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