Sunday, June 26, 2022

Chris O'Kelley and Katie Sherron ran great on the gravel at the Freedom 5K

South of Tallahassee, Florida at Wakulla Springs State Park, there was a break in the summer heat on Saturday morning, 25 June 2022. Blame it on overnight rain. Whatever the reasons, Chris O'Kelley took advantage of the slightly less toasty weather to throw down a 17:17, winning the Wakulla High Cross-Country Boosters' ninth annual Paul Hoover Freedom 5K. Dr. Katie Sherron was the first woman in the race, placing fourth overall in 18:35.


Leonardo Canete had run the race in 2021; he took the lead shortly after the start in 2022. Chris O'Kelley had never run the race before; he passed Canete about half a mile into the run. O'Kelley, seeing the course for the first time, wasn't aware that most of the race was out-and-back on a two-rut gravel road leading to Cherokee Sink.


"I thought it was going to go out onto the Ultra course [State Road 61] when we first started, which would’ve been a little better footing," recalled O'Kelley. "But I enjoyed the trail more than I would’ve enjoyed the road."


O'Kelley also enjoyed leading for four kilometers, crossing the finish line in a winning 17:17--the third fastest time ever recorded on the rugged course. Canete was the first master runner in the race, taking second overall in 17:59. Henry Lewis, an incoming frosh on the Wakulla High cross-country team, ran 18:34 for third.


At 18:35, master runner Katie Sherron was just a couple of steps behind Lewis at the finish line.


"Henry pushed me the whole way," commented Sherron. "Sadly, I was outkicked."


Outkicked she may have been, but her 18:35 was still the fastest time ever run by a woman on the course. The previous best was a 19:10 run by Amy Hines in the 2018 race; Sherron bettered that by over half a minute. In 2015, Sherron had become the first woman to break 20:00 in the Freedom 5K. Her 2022 performance made her the first woman to crack 19:00 in the race.


Isabella Laughton was second in the women's standings, coming in seventeenth overall in 21:22. Laughton is a rising sophomore on the Wakulla High cross-country team. Master runner Laura Reina edged Analecia Ferrell and Lana Hawkins for third in the women's division--Reina 31st overall in 23:52, Ferrell second in 23:52, and Hawkins 33rd in 23:54. Ferrell and Hawkins both run cross-country for Wakulla High, where Ferrell is about to start her junior year and Hawkins her sophomore year.


159 athletes finished the Wakulla High Cross-Country Boosters' ninth annual Paul Hoover Freedom 5K. Gulf Winds Track Club of Tallahassee chip-timed the race.


Top Ten Men, 2022 Freedom 5K
  1. 17:17, Chris O'Kelley (M, 29)
  2. 17:59, Leonardo Canete (M, 43)
  3. 18:34, Henry Lewis (M, 15) Wakulla HS
  4. 18:41, Mickey Moore (M, 52)
  5. 19:13, Ryan Truchelut (M, 36)
  6. 19:50, Joseph Wiedeman (M, 17) Wakulla HS
  7. 20:01, Trace Giles (M, 17) Wakulla HS
  8. 20:04, Isaac Peck (M, 17) Wakulla HS
  9. 20:10, Danny Neustadter (M, 18)
  10. 20:15, Andrew Nix (M, 17) Wakulla HS

Top Ten Women, 2022 Freedom 5K
  1. 18:35, Katie Sherron (F, 40)
  2. 21:22, Isabella Laughton (F, 14) Wakulla HS
  3. 23:52, Laura Reina (F, 57)
  4. 23:52, Analecia Ferrell (F, 17) Wakulla HS
  5. 23:54, Lana Hawkins (F, 15) Wakulla HS
  6. 24:18, Savannah Stanley (F, 13) Montford MS
  7. 24:35, Clara Alford (F, 18)
  8. 24:39, Elizabeth Blitch (F, 18)
  9. 25:00, Emily Smith (F, 37)
  10. 25:00, Angela Dempsey (F, 53)

Paul Hoover Freedom 5K winners, 2013 - 2022
DateMenWomenFinishers
29 June 201317:33, Stanley Linton21:12, Madison Harris107
28 June 201419:23, Reikan Lin20:12, Madison Harris82
27 June 201517:36, Zack DeVeau19:51, Katie Sherron173
25 June 201617:48, Wright Calhoun20:00, Madison Harris138
24 June 201716:32, Justin Keefe21:52, Haleigh Martin183
30 June 201818:21, Ryan Truchelut19:10, Amy Hines213
29 June 201918:31, Daniel Wiedeman21:18, Meg Ogle183
26 June 202117:07, Brock Granberg21:12, Liliana Lewis111
25 June 202217:17, Chris O'Kelley18:35, Katie Sherron159


Top ten men's times, Paul Hoover Freedom 5K
TimeAthleteYear
16:32Justin Keefe2017
17:07Brock Granberg2021
17:17Chris O'Kelley2022
17:33Stanley Linton2013
17:36Zach Deveau2015
17:48Wright Calhoun2016
17:59Leonardo Canete2022
18:04Leonardo Canete2021
18:12Dan Baur2016
18:19Brian Griffith2013
       
Top ten women's times, Paul Hoover Freedom 5K
TimeAthleteYear
18:35Katie Sherron2022
19:10Amy Hines2018
19:51Katie Sherron2015
20:00Madison Harris2016
20:12Madison Harris2014
20:56Brittney Skiles2016
21:07Renee Cox2014
21:11Alli Hay2016
21:12Madison Harris2013
21:12Liliana Lewis2021

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

22 June 2022 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 22 June 2022. If that's more than a week ago, the latest schedule is always available via this link:

This is a listing of upcoming races within 100 miles of Tallahassee, Florida, roughly the region in the map below. If a race isn't listed, I probably haven't heard of it, so post a comment and let me know about it.
Races are being abruptly canceled or rescheduled due to COVID-19, so if a race is farther
away than across the street, it is more important than ever to confirm that the event is
actually taking place. Also, please make sure that you are comfortable with whatever
hygienic protocols an event has in place. Be safe, and smooth trails!


23 June 2022 (Thursday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #4 (40m, 100m, 200m, 800m, two mile). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins 850-264-4595 or Dr. Jeanne O'Kon 850-894-2019.
25 June 2022 (Saturday)
  • Wakulla County Cross Country Boosters' 9th annual Paul Hoover Freedom 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 8:45 AM ET one mile. Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, Florida 32327. 2021 story. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. NexnBax1@Comcast.net
  • 43rd annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival Hot Trot 5K. 7:30 AM CT. Florida Panhandle Technical College, 757 Hoyt Street, Chipley, Florida 32428. 2019 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Course map. Event web page. Entry form and flyer.
  • USA Flag23rd annual Celebrate Freedom 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT 5K / 9:15 AM CT one mile. Jay City Park, 5259 Booker Lane, Jay, Florida 32565. 2019 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. Event profile on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Matt Dobson, rmdobson@liberty.edu
30 June 2022 (Thursday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #5 (40m, 100m, 400m, one mile, 5000m). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins 850-264-4595 or Dr. Jeanne O'Kon 850-894-2019.
2 July 2022 (Saturday)
  • 36th annual Freedom Springs Triathlon (440 yard swim, 10-mile bicycle, 3-mile run adults). 7:00 AM CT. Blue Spring Recreation Park, 5461 Blue Springs Road, Marianna, Florida 32446. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
4 July 2022 (Monday)
  • Capital City Kiwanis' 39th annual Firecracker 5K and one-mile Sparkler Run. 7:30 AM ET one mile / 8:00 AM ET 5K. Cascades Park, 1001 South Gadsden Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 2021 story. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified 5K course FL17036TY. Event profile on Facebook. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RaceRoster.com.
  • USA FlagValdosta State University Cross Country's 13th annual Independence Day 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Valdosta State University Athletic Complex, 401 Baytree Road, Valdota Georgia 31601. 2021 story. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • Florida Track Club's 44th annual Jack Gamble Melon Run Three Mile. 8:00 AM ET. Albert "Ray" Massey Westside Park, 1001 NW 34th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32605. 2019 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. USATF certified three-mile course FL17088TY. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
7 July 2022 (Thursday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #6 (40m, 100m, 200m, 800m, two mile). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins 850-264-4595 or Dr. Jeanne O'Kon 850-894-2019.
9 July 2022 (Saturday)
11 July 2022 (Monday)
  • Valdosta State University Cross-Country All-Comer Cross-Country Meet #2, 5000m and 2500m. 6:30 PM ET. Freedom Park, 3795 Guest Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31605.
14 July 2022 (Thursday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #7 (40m, 100m, 400m, one mile, 5000m). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins 850-264-4595 or Dr. Jeanne O'Kon 850-894-2019.
16 July 2022 (Saturday)
21 July 2022 (Thursday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #8 (Events TBD). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins 850-264-4595 or Dr. Jeanne O'Kon 850-894-2019.
23 July 2022 (Saturday)
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6 August 2022 (Saturday)
  • Plate24th annual Gulf Winds Track Club Mile at the Breakfast On The Track. 7:45 AM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2021 story. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Bonnie Wright, bonniedwright@gmail.com or 850-386-3500.
  • Possum Trot 5K. 7:00 AM CT. Possum Palace, Wausau, Florida 32428. 2013 story. 2011 story. Dixie McClendon, 850-867-8060.
8 August 2022 (Monday)
  • Valdosta State University Cross-Country All-Comer Cross-Country Meet #3, 5000m and 2500m. 6:30 PM ET. Freedom Park, 3795 Guest Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31605.
13 August 2022 (Saturday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's Miller Landing Madness 8K/5K/3K. 8:00 AM ET. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park (Gate B), 1775 Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2021 story. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. 8K course map. 5K course map. 3K course map. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019 or Bill Lott, 850-656-1273.
20 August 2022 (Saturday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club Summer Trail Series #4, Cadillac Trail (5-1/2 miles). 8:00 AM ET. Tom Brown Park, 501 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2021 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. Series web page. Series page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Bobby York, byorkjr@msn.com.
  • Going For The Gold 5K Trail Race. 6:00 PM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Shan Ash, snash@dothan.org or 334-615-4555.
27 August 2022 (Saturday)
  • Dueling Summits Community 5K Cross-Country Race. 7:15 AM ET community 5K / 8:00 AM ET high school girls' 5K / 8:40 AM ET high school boys' 5K / 9:30 AM ET middle school girls' 3K / 10:00 AM ET middle school boys' 3K. Phipps Park (Gate B), 1775 Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Chris Sumner, lfcsumner3@aol.com
3 September 2022 (Saturday)
  • GrapesGeorgia Muscadine Festival 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET mile / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Paulk Vineyards, 1788 Satilla Road, Wray, Georgia, 31798. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com.
5 September 2022 (Monday)
  • 6th annual Bluebird Run For Brookie B 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 5K. J.R. Alford Greenway, 2500 Pedrick Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2021 story. 2019 story. 2017 story. 2015 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. contact@bluebirdrun.com
10 September 2022 (Saturday)
  • 40th annual Sickle Cell Foundation of the Big Bend 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Jake Gaither Park, 801 Tanner Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32305. 2021 story. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL18025TY. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
17 September 2022 (Saturday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 40th annual Tallahassee Women's Distance Festival 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K women / 8:05 AM ET 5K men / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Optimist Park, East Indianhead Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2021 story. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certified course #FL17042TY. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Lisa Unger, unger4122@comcast.net or 850-544-4893.
24 September 2022 (Saturday)
1 October 2022 (Saturday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's Pine Run at Tall Timbers 20K. 7:30 AM ET. Tall Timbers Research Station, 13093 Henry Beadel Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2021 story. 2019 story. 2017 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Jennifer or Carter Hay, GWTCpinerun@gmail.com
  • beeHahira Honeybee Festival 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Hahira Community Center, 216 Randall Street, Hahira, Georgia 31632. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Entry form and flyer.
8 October 2022 (Saturday)
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29 October 2022 (Saturday)
  • Pumpkin41st annual Boston Mini-Marathon. 8:00 AM ET. Commercial Bank, 124 West Jefferson Street, Boston, Georgia 31626. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certified half-marathon course GA18076WC. Event web page. Event profile on Facebook. 2021 event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at ItsYourRace.com. Brad Johnson, bradjohnson@bankcb.com or 229-498-8500 (day) / 229-226-4679 (evening).
5 November 2022 (Saturday)
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6 November 2022 (Sunday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 6th annual Rex Cleveland Road Mile. 4:30 PM ET. Myers Park, 616 Myers Park Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
12 November 2022 (Saturday)
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19 November 2022 (Saturday)
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24 November 2022 (Thursday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 46th annual Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K / 10K / 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. State Office Satellite Complex at SouthWood, Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida. 2019 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF-certified course FL11001TY (15K). USATF-certified course FL11113EBM (10K). USATF certified course FL11112EBM (5K). Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671 or 850-668-2236.
26 November 2022 (Saturday)
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3 December 2022 (Saturday)
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10 December 2022 (Saturday)
  • Wolfpack Jingle Bell 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET 5K / 9:30 AM ET mile. Florida Gateway College, 19 SE College Place, Lake City, Florida 32025. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
17 December 2022 (Saturday)
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24 December 2022 (Saturday)
  • 6th annual VLPRA Jingle Jog 5K. 8:00 AM ET 5K. Freedom Park, 3795 Guest Road, Valdosta, Georgia. 2021 story. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. Event page on Facebook.
31 December 2022 (Saturday)
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1 January 2023 (Sunday)
  • Val D'Osta New Year 5K. 9:00 PM ET. Valdosta State University Complex, 401 Baytree Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2022 story. 2020 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
  • Florida Track Club's 7th annual Frank Shorter Road Mile. 12:00 Noon ET. H Spurgeon Cherry "Westside" Pool, 1001 NW 31st Drive, Gainesville, Florida 32605. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. USATF course certification map #FL17087TY. Event profile on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
7 January 2023 (Saturday)
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21 January 2023 (Saturday)
28 January 2023 (Saturday)
4 February 2023 (Saturday)
5 February 2023 (Sunday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 48th annual Tallahassee Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:30 AM ET. Leon County Courthouse, 301 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 2022 story. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified marathon course FL17089TY. USATF certified half-marathon course FL17066TY. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook. 2022 event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Tallahasseemarathon@gmail.com
11 February 2023 (Saturday)
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4 March 2023 (Saturday)
11 March 2023 (Saturday)
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1 April 2023 (Saturday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 46th annual Springtime 10K, 5K and one-mile kids' run. 7:45 AM ET one-mile / 8:00 AM ET 10K and 5K. Leon County Courthouse, 301 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF-certifed course FL22011JK (10K). USATF-certifed course FL22012JK (5K). Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. springtime10k@gmail.com.
8 April 2023 (Saturday)
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3 June 2023 (Saturday)
  • 3rd annual Jam On The Coast 5K. 9:30 AM CT. Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida 32407. 2022 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • 11th annual Home Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:45 AM ET one mile / 8:00 AM ET 5K. Americus First United Methodist Church, 200 South Lee Street, Americus, Georgia 31709. 2022 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. Event web page. Event profile on Facebook. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RacerPal.com.
  • 49th annual Billy Bowlegs 5K Night Race. 7:30 AM CT. Fort Walton Beach High School, 400 Hollywood Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547. 2022 story. 2019 story. 2017 story. 2015 story. USATF certified course FL13020EBM. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
10 June 2023 (Saturday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 25th annual Potluck Bash Four-Mile Cross-Country Race. 6:00 PM ET. Forestmeadows Athletic Center, 4750 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2022 story. 2021 story. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671.
17 June 2023 (Saturday)
  • Monticello Kiwanis' 44th annual Melon Run 5K. 8:15 AM ET. First United Methodist Church Family Ministry Center, 325 West Walnut Street, Monticello, Florida 32344. 2022 story. 2021 story. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL17008TY. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. watermelonrun@gmail.com
#2842

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Jonathan Stern and Andi Vilardo roll up more Trail Series wins at Red Bug

On Saturday evening, 18 June 2022, over a hundred athletes lined up north of Tallahassee, Florida at Forestmeadows Athletic Center for the second race in Gulf Winds Track Club's 2022 Summer Trail Series, the Red Bug Trail Race. There were several past winners of Trail Series races in the field. Master runner Leonardo Canete had two Trail Series wins. Daniel Wurgler had one. Zach DeVeau had six, more than any other athlete on the circuit. But when the seven-kilometer race was over, Jonathan Stern had picked up his Trail Series victory, and Andi Vilardo was first in the women's standings for the second time.

Phipps Park trails, including the Red Bug Trail

Stern's winning time was 32:19, putting him nearly 300 meters ahead of the field--more than double his margin of victory in the first race of the 2022 series, the Swamp Forest Trail Race on 28 May 2022. Leonardo Canete was runner-up in that earlier race and took second again at Red Bug, running 33:35. Kyle Kraeft was third in 34:50.


Andi Vilardo, the top woman in the race, finished sixteenth overall in 44:01. A rising eighth-grader at Montford Middle School, Vilardo is a cross-country runner on her school's team. The second woman in the race was Kendall Meikenhous, 25th overall in 47:02. In a showdown for the top woman master spot, Katie Clark finished just six seconds ahead of Katasha Cornwell, 47:57 to 8:03. Clark was the third woman and 27th overall, Cornwell the fourth woman and 29th overall.


111 athletes finished the 2022 Red Bug Trail Race. Gulf Winds Track Club chip-timed the event.


Top Ten Men, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2022 Red Bug Trail 7K Trail Race
  1. 32:19, Jonathan Stern (M, 26)
  2. 33:35, Leonardo Canete (M, 43)
  3. 34:50, Kyle Kraeft (M, 33)
  4. 36:05, Daniel Wurgler (M, 22)
  5. 36:49, Zach Deveau (M, 34)
  6. 36:57, Ryan Kunz (M, 39)
  7. 37:44, Levon Hoomes (M, 33)
  8. 38:17, Enijah Thomas (M, 15)
  9. 39:00, Jon Nash (M, 42)
  10. 39:38, Trevor Marshall (M, 40)

Top Ten Women, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2022 Red Bug Trail 7K Trail Race
  1. 44:01, Andi Vilardo (F, 13)
  2. 47:02, Kendall Meikenhous (F, 34)
  3. 47:57, Katie Clark (F, 47)
  4. 48:03, Katasha Cornwell (F, 45)
  5. 48:41, Megan Orcutt (F, 37)
  6. 49:59, Signe Ulsamer (F, 44)
  7. 50:40, Laura Sellati (F, 43)
  8. 51:26, Ressa Tomkiewicz (F, 38)
  9. 52:46, Mary Jane Hayden (F, 42)
  10. 53:15, Tanya Renn (F, 37)

Gulf Winds Track Club's Summer Trail Series race winners, 2013 - 2022
YearDateRaceTop MaleTop FemaleFinishers
2013June 22Cadillac Trail 5½M37:38, Kevin Sullivan45:07, Stephanie Liles-Weyant121
July 13Swamp Forest Trail 4½M30:19, Kevin Sullivan34:12, Micah Adriani124
July 27Magnolia Trail 3½M21:44, Kevin Sullivan24:45, Stephanie Liles-Weyant114
August 3Red Bug Trail 4½M33:31, Bryce Van Dam43:46, Stephanie Liles-Weyant92
2014June 21Red Bug Trail 4½M38:30, Charn McAllister42:02, Brook Pace114
July 12Swamp Forest Trail 4½M29:06, Charn McAllister33:13, Brook Pace109
July 26Magnolia Trail 3½M26:03, Charn McAllister30:16, Emily Molen108
August 2Cadillac Trail 5½M41:38, Brian Molen48:25, Emily Molen88
2015May 30Cadillac Trail 5½M39:15, Zach Deveau42:51, Alyson Churchill158
June 13Oak Hammock Trail 5M32:59, Zach Deveau35:10, Alyson Churchill129
July 18Coon Bottom Trail 4M28:42, Zach Deveau29:14, Alyson Churchill112
August 1Red Bug Trail 4½M35:14, Greg Bargo35:24, Alyson Churchill112
2016May 21Magnolia Trail 3½M25:18, Dan Baur27:05, Katie Gorman133
June 4Oak Hammock Trail 5½M42:53, Eric Godin45:24, Katie Gorman123
July 9Red Bug Trail 4½M33:14, Dan Baur35:04, Katie Gorman130
July 30Cadillac Trail 5½M43:06, Paul Guyas42:29, Alyson Churchill95
2017June 10Munson Hills 6M36:45, Chris O'Kelley46:34, Emily Molen87
July 1Red Bug Trail 4½M37:34, Chris O'Kelley48:24, Emily Molen90
July 15Oak Hammock/Swamp Forest 5M33:35, Charles Biberg39:36, Kat Sack89
August 5Tom Brown Park 4½M32:40, Chris O'Kelley36:36, Jennifer Bayliss71
2018June 23Munson Hills 6M38:02, Vince Molosky45:10, Emily Molen124
July 7Phipps Park 4M30:49, Jim Schafer33:39, Kat Sack127
July 21Maclay Gardens 5M38:26, Brad Busboom44:39, Kat Sack110
August 4Tom Brown Park 4½M28:39, Brad Busboom32:29, Kat Sack109
2019June 22Red Bug Trail 4½M35:27, Zach DeVeau38:53, Rachel Durbin125
July 6Munson Hills 6M38:24, Zach DeVeau43:56, Rachel Durbin86
July 27Tom Brown Park 5M37:13, Bryan Gensits44:47, Rachel Durbin108
August 24Maclay Gardens 4½M39:00, Zach DeVeau43:00, Rachel Durbin91
2021June 12Cadillac Trail 5½M40:26, Daniel Wurgler46:21, Clifton Lewis107
July 10Swamp Forest Trail 5M29:07, Leonardo Canete34:24, Amelia Bryant104
July 24Maclay Gardens 5M37:48, Jonathan Stern44:06, Clifton Lewis111
August 28Red Bug Trail 4½M34:23, Leonardo Canete38:10, Clifton Lewis72
2022May 28Swamp Forest Trail 4½M28:08, Jonathan Stern38:29, Andi Vilardo141
June 19Red Bug Trail 4½M32:19, Jonathan Stern44:01, Andi Vilardo111
July 16Maclay Gardens 4½M
August 20Cadillac Trail 5½M
Multiple wins by men: Zach DeVeau (6), Kevin Sullivan (3), Charn McAllister (3), Chris O'Kelley (3), Jonathan Stern (3),
      Dan Baur (2), Brad Busboom (2), Leonardo Canete (2)
Multiple wins by women: Alyson Churchill (5), Emily Molen (5), Kat Sack (4), Rachel Durbin (4),
      Stephanie Liles-Weyant (3), Katie Gorman (3), Clifton Lewis (3), Brook Pace (2), Andi Vilardo (2)


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Wyatt Stafford and Brooke Hawkins pluck victory at Monticello's Melon Run

Wyatt Stafford is from Jefferson County, Florida, and the Melon Run 5K is held in the county seat, Monticello. So it's no surprise that Stafford has raced every Melon Run since 2017, even before he took up cross-country at Aucilla Christian Academy. His first sub-20:00 Melon Run was in 2021. Then on Saturday morning, 18 June 2022, nineteen-year-old Stafford won the 43rd annual Monticello Kiwanis 5K Melon Run, racing the 3.1 miles in 17:51. Another nineteen-year-old, Brooke Hawkins, was the first woman in the race, placing thirteenth overall in 22:44.

Start of the 2021 Monticello Melon Run
Start of the 2021 Melon Run

Stafford's 17:51 put him more than 200 meters ahead of the next runner in the field. Behind him, Daniel Cook edged Mickey Moore for the runner-up spot, 18:42 to 18:48. Moore was the first master runner in the race. Cadden Maxwell, a rising sophomore on the Leon High cross-country team, finished fourth in 19:22.


Stacie Taylor was runner-up to Hawkins in the women's standings, placing sixteenth overall in 23:57. Nancy Stedman was the first woman master in the race and the third female finisher, 22nd overall in 24:24.


151 athletes finished the Monticello Kiwanis' 2022 Melon Run 5K. Gulf Winds Track Club of Tallahassee chip-timed the race.


Top Ten Men, 2022 Melon Run 5K
  1. 17:51, Wyatt Stafford (M, 19)
  2. 18:42, Daniel Cook (M, 33)
  3. 18:48, Mickey Moore (M, 52)
  4. 19:22, Cadden Maxwell (M, 15)
  5. 19:39, Michael Rhodes (M, 53)
  6. 19:50, Camden Rodrigues (M, 14)
  7. 20:37, Joal Nash (M, 42)
  8. 21:10, Chad Northcutt (M, 38)
  9. 22:12, William Mrazek (M, 37)
  10. 22:17, Noah Parker (M, 15)

Top Ten Women, 2022 Melon Run 5K
  1. 22:44, Brooke Hawkins (F, 19)
  2. 23:57, Stacie Taylor (F, 39)
  3. 24:24, Nancy Stedman (F, 60)
  4. 24:36, Monica Toth (F, 33)
  5. 24:41, Kory Skrob (F, 51)
  6. 25:50, Ana Garcia (F, 29)
  7. 26:13, Kathy Bateman (F, 65)
  8. 26:14, Nancy Proctor (F, 61)
  9. 26:31, Meagan Nixon (F, 33)
  10. 26:55, Emily Ponson (F, 26)

Known winners of the Monticello Melon Run 5K, 1979 - 2022
DateMenWomenFinishers
23 June 197915:39, Gary Slayton20:36, Carolyn Crochet
28 June 198015:28, Gary Slayton19:49, Debbie Dickson
1981

19 June 198215:10, Andy Whitener17:38, Laura Ledbetter
18 June 1983
23 June 198415:37, Gary Slayton19:45, Cindy Walker
22 June 198516:09, Felton Wright19:12, Barbara Balzer
21 June 198615:55, Bill Crooks18:32, Karen MacHarg
20 June 198716:14, Bill Crooks19:33, Peggy Johnson257
25 June 198815:47, Bill Crooks18:18, Karen MacHarg324
24 June 198915:02, Jeff Pigg19:05, Vikki Saga
23 June 199015:20, Jessie Close18:06, Karen MacHarg
22 June 199115:23, Phillip Rowan19:34, Vikki Saga
20 June 199215:10, Jessie Close18:35, Lynda Nilges386
26 June 199316:07, Bill Crooks19:37, Sue Kany
29 June 199416:13, Gary Droze18:49, Sarah Heeb
24 June 199514:57, John Charlton19:54, Sissi Carroll
22 June 1996

28 June 1997

27 June 199816:33, Tommy Kunish17:51, Sarah Docter-Williams
26 June 199916:23, Tommy Kunish21:05, Peggy Simpson193
17 June 200017:08, Tim Simpkins18:32, Kim Winn141
16 June 200116:29, Ryan Deak17:54, Sarah Docter-Williams238
22 June 200217:54, Doug Gorton21:41, Laura Atlee139
21 June 2003

19 June 200417:18, Tim Unger20:30, Kate Remillard121
18 June 200518:31, Jack McDermott18:07, Sarah Docter-Williams123
17 June 200617:36, Nathan Haskins22:35, Loranne Ausley170
16 June 200716:28, Nathan Haskins18:50, Sarah Docter-Williams261
21 June 200816:08, Nathan Haskins20:16, Deb Jones194
20 June 200916:54, Charlie Johnson23:49, Sandy Holt267
19 June 201018:07, Gabriel Leitz19:59, Micah Adriani283
18 June 201116:38, Sammy Palmer19:28, Katie Showman258
16 June 201216:28, Stephen Cox18:59, Seeley Gutierrez379
15 June 201316:42, Stanley Linton18:49, Sheryl Rosen284
21 June 201416:17, Chris Lake19:08, Seeley Gutierrez244
20 June 201518:03, Roger Schmidt20:49, Teresa Ristow232
18 June 201615:50, Stanley Linton19:44, Brittney Skiles212
17 June 201716:55, Charlie Johnson19:13, Katie Sherron326
16 June 201819:15, Elvis Maradzike19:40, Sheryl Rosen202
15 June 201918:39, Scott Lloyd20:27, Alyssa Terry194
19 June 202118:06, Leonardo Canete20:53, Mia Wiederkehr232
18 June 202217:51, Wyatt Stafford22:44, Brooke Hawkins151
Thank you to Pat Dugan for providing information about the 1987 race.


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