Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Tallahassee's top 5K road times in 2018 (through February 24)

In February of 2018, there were four Saturdays, and Tallahassee had a 5K on a USATF-certified course on each of those Saturdays. I already updated the rankings after the first half of the month, including performances from the Wolf Dash 5K (3 February 2018) and the Run For The Cookies 5K (10 February 2018). How did the rankings change after the second half of the month, following the Break-A-Leg 5K (17 February 2018) and the Trailblazer 5K (24 February 2018)?

There wasn't much change at all. On the men's side, the Break-A-Leg 5K produced only one top 25 performance, Kurt Dietrich's winning time of 18:34. However, Dietrich was already #6 on the men's 5K list with the 17:57 that he posted at the Run For The Cookies 5K. Likewise, Charlie Johnson, Chris O'Kelley, and Tristan Cravello all ran well at the Trailblazer 5K, with Johnson going 16:45, O'Kelley 17:11, and Cravello 17:39. But all three runners had gone faster earlier in the year. The men's top 25 didn't change during the last two weeks of February.

Katie Sherron, Adriana Piekarewicz
Katie Sherron and Adriana Piekarewicz

For the women, Katie Sherron went 18:55 at the Trailblazer, where Jillian Heddaeus ran 20:50, Brittney Barnes 21:12, and Alyssa Terry 21:13. None of those performances, though, improved on what each athlete had previously run during 2018, so there was no change in the women's top ten. However, Laura McDermott's 21:41 at the Trailblazer was her best mark of the year so far, bettering her previous best of 21:57 from four weeks earlier at the Tulip Trot 5K. McDermott moves from #17 to #14 on the list. Monica Toth's lowered her 2018 best to 22:15 but remains at #20.

Here's the short version. After 24 February 2018, Charlie Johnson still has Tallahassee's fastest men's road 5K time for the year, the 16:15 he ran at the Bowlegs 5K, and Adriana Piekarewicz still leads the women with her 17:59 performance at the Run For The Cookies 5K.

Charlie Johnson
Charlie Johnson

There won't be quite as many opportunities to race 5K on a USATF-certified course in March, but there will be the 30th annual Shamrock Scurry 5K on 3 March 2018 and the fourth annual Habitat For Humanity 5K on 10 March 2018. April's 5K races on USATF-certified courses include the 43rd annual Springtime Road Race on 7 April 2018, the 44th annual Palace Saloon 5K on 21 April 2018, and the fifth annual Nene Fest 5K on 28 April 2018. After that, you may have to wait till the 36th annual Firecracker 5K on 4 July 2018, so you'd best get your racing flats laced up.

Here are the rankings:

Tallahassee's Top 5K Performances by Men on Certified Road Courses in 2018
(Through 24 February 2018)
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 16:15Charlie Johnson382018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K1FL12001EBM

16:45     C. Johnson382018-02-24Trailblazer 5K1FL14085EBM
2. 16:59Tristan Cravello182018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K2FL12001EBM
3. 17:00Chris O'Kelley242018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K3FL12001EBM
4. 17:00Vince Molosky382017-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K1FL14006EBM

17:04     V. Molosky382018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K4FL12001EBM

17:09     T. Cravello182017-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K2FL14006EBM
17:11     C. O'Kelley242018-02-24Trailblazer 5K2FL14085EBM

17:39     T. Cravello182018-02-24Trailblazer 5K3FL14085EBM
5. 17:53Jim Halley382017-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K3FL14006EBM
6. 17:57Kurt Dietrich262017-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K4FL14006EBM
7. 17:58Brad Busboom302018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K5FL12001EBM
8. 18:00Ryan Truchelut322018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K6FL12001EBM
9. 18:00Carter Hay462017-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K5FL14006EBM
10. 18:01Bryce Cole192018-01-06TMH For Life Challenge Winter 5K1FL17090TY

18:06     J. Halley382018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K7FL12001EBM

18:09     J. Halley382018-01-27Tulip Trot 5K1FL14149EBM
18:09     R. Truchelut322018-02-24Trailblazer 5K4FL14085EBM
11. 18:11Hawthorne Hay152018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K8FL12001EBM
12. 18:13Gary Droze562018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K9FL12001EBM

18:16     B. Busboom302017-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K6FL14006EBM

18:21     K. Dietrich262018-01-27Tulip Trot 5K2FL14149EBM

18:25     C. Hay462018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K10FL12001EBM

18:26     J. Halley382018-02-24Trailblazer 5K5FL14085EBM
13. 18:27Matthew Rowan492018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K11FL12001EBM
14. 18:30Michael Rhodes492018-02-03Wolf Dash 5K1FL17041TY

18:32     K. Dietrich262018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K12FL12001EBM

18:34     K. Dietrich262018-02-03Wolf Dash 5K2FL17041TY

18:34     K. Dietrich262018-02-24Trailblazer 5K6FL14085EBM
15. 18:37Jay McDuffie172017-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K7FL14006EBM
16. 18:39Thomas Howell212017-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K8FL14006EBM
17. 18:47Dennis Majano182017-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K9FL14006EBM
18. 18:49Travis Parks212018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K13FL12001EBM
19. 18:51Corey Osgood212018-01-27Trent Trot 5K1FL11132EBM
20. 18:57Eric Houge372018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K14FL12001EBM
21. 18:57Paul Guyas402017-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K10FL14006EBM
22. 18:58Alejandro Piekarewicz322017-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K11FL14006EBM
23. 19:00Elvis Maradzike312017-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K12FL14006EBM
19:07     K. Dietrich262018-02-17Break-A-Leg 5K1FL14019EBM
19:09     P. Guyas402018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K15FL12001EBM
24. 19:14Myles Gibson512017-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K13FL14006EBM
25. 19:17Elijah Blay142018-01-27Trent Trot 5K2FL11132EBM
Includes performances from the TMH For Life Challenge Winter 5K (6 Jan 2018), Bowlegs 5K (13 Jan 2018), Trent Trot 5K
(27 Jan 2018), Tulip Trot 5K (27 Jan 2018), Wolf Dash 5K (3 Feb 2018), Run For The Cookies 5K (10 Feb 2018), Break-
A-Leg 5K (17 Feb 2018), and the Trailblazer 5K (24 Feb 2018).

Tallahassee's Top 5K Performances by Women on Certified Road Courses in 2018
(Through 24 February 2018)
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 17:59Adriana Piekarewicz292017-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K1FL14006EBM
2. 18:17Katie Sherron362017-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K2FL14006EBM

18:55     K. Sherron382018-02-24Trailblazer 5K1FL14085EBM

18:59     K. Sherron362018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K1FL12001EBM
3. 19:03Sheryl Rosen332017-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K3FL14006EBM
4. 19:53Megan Churchill152017-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K4FL14006EBM
5. 20:14Meg Ogle272017-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K5FL14006EBM
6. 20:18Brittney Barnes302017-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K6FL14006EBM
20:25     B. Barnes302018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K2FL12001EBM
7. 20:30Jillian Heddaeus342018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K3FL12001EBM
8. 20:37Caitlin Wilkey152018-01-27Trent Trot 5K1FL11132EBM
9. 20:38Ella Porcher132017-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K7FL14006EBM

20:50     J. Heddaeus342018-02-24Trailblazer 5K2FL14085EBM

21:12     B. Barnes302018-02-24Trailblazer 5K3FL14085EBM
10. 21:13Alyssa Terry242018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K4FL12001EBM

21:13     A. Terry242018-02-24Trailblazer 5K4FL14085EBM
11. 21:14Sherez Mohamed272018-01-27Tulip Trot 5K1FL14149EBM
12. 21:23Rachael Stockel152017-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K8FL14006EBM
12. 21:29Alyssa Terry242018-01-27Tulip Trot 5K2FL14149EBM
13. 21:32Tylo Farrar232017-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K9FL14006EBM
14. 21:41Laura McDermott382018-02-24Trailblazer 5K5FL14085EBM
15. 21:45Jamila Allen282018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K5FL12001EBM
16. 21:45Becky Cahill342018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K6FL12001EBM
17. 21:48Alyssa Langston172018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K7FL12001EBM
21:49     A. Langston172018-01-27Tulip Trot 5K3FL14149EBM
21:57     L. McDermott382018-01-27Tulip Trot 5K4FL14149EBM
18. 22:10Kate Chunka342017-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K10FL14006EBM
19. 22:15Natalie Toellner242018-01-27Tulip Trot 5K5FL14149EBM
20. 22:15Monica Toth292018-02-24Trailblazer 5K6FL14085EBM
22:31     M. Toth292018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K8FL12001EBM
21. 22:34Emma Spencer372017-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K11FL14006EBM
22. 22:36Clifton Lewis92018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K9FL12001EBM

22:37     T. Farrar242018-01-27Trent Trot 5K2FL11132EBM
23. 22:38Angela Dempsey492017-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K12FL14006EBM
24. 22:40Christina Linton372017-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K13FL14006EBM

22:43     K. Chunka342018-01-27Trent Trot 5K3FL11132EBM
22:43     A. Dempsey492018-02-24Trailblazer 5K7FL14085EBM
25. 22:45Corinne Porcher492017-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K14FL14006EBM
Includes performances from the TMH For Life Challenge Winter 5K (6 Jan 2018), Bowlegs 5K (13 Jan 2018), Trent Trot 5K
(27 Jan 2018), Tulip Trot 5K (27 Jan 2018), Wolf Dash 5K (3 Feb 2018), Run For The Cookies 5K (10 Feb 2018), Break-
A-Leg 5K (17 Feb 2018), and the Trailblazer 5K (24 Feb 2018).