Wednesday, December 30, 2009

30 December 2009 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar16 December 2009 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 30 December 2009. 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 area 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.

Map

1 JANUARY 2010
  • Valdosta New Year's Day 5K. 8:00am ET. Patterson Street in front of Get Active, 3200-C North Ashley St, Valdosta, GA 31602. Contact Get Active, 229-219-0010.
2 JANUARY 2010
  • Sixth annual Bainbridge Kiwanis River Run 10K / 5K / 1-mile fun run. 9:00am ET. Earle May Boat Basin, 100 Boat Basin Circle, Bainbridge, Georgia. USATF certified 10K course #GA05001WC. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. oakcityus@gmail.com or Lance Wilson at lance.wilson096@cottonstates.com or (229) 400-5854.
9 JANUARY 2010
  • Bowlegs 5K Run for Scholarship. 9:00am ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. USATF certified course #FL95008DL. Larry Giunipero, lgiunip@cob.fsu.edu or 850-878-5569, or Bill Hillison, bhillis@garnet.acns.fsu.edu or 850-893-4557.
16 JANUARY 2010
  • Gulf Winds Track Club 30K / 15K. 7:30 am ET. The Retreat at Bradley's Pond, 9002 Bradley Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309. USATF certified courses FL06013DL (30K) and FL06014DL (15 K). Jerry/Jackie McDaniel (mcdanieljackie@hotmail.com or 850-297-0009)
  • Relay Resolution 5K. 9:00am ET. Integration Statue, Florida State University, Woodward Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. fsurelayforlife.specialevents@gmail.com
23 JANUARY 2010
  • 5th Annual Special Olympics Leon County 5K. 9:00 am ET. Florida State University's Mike Long Track, Chieftain Way and Spirit Way, Tallahassee, Florida. USATF certified course #FL06015DL. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
  • Moving in Memory of Marline 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Run. Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401. Online registration at active.com.
30 JANUARY 2010
  • FSU First Responders 5K. 9:00am ET. Integration Statue, Florida State University, Woodward Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. DBulecza@admin.fsu.edu
  • Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany Half-Marathon and 5K. 8:00am ET Half-Marathon / 8:20am ET 5K. Covella Pond/Boyett Park Marine Corps Logistics Base, 814 Radford Blvd. Albany, Georgia. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. danielsd@usmc-mccs.org or 229-639-5246.
  • 28th annual Hog Wild 15K and 5K. 2:00pm CT. The Depot Off Main, 120 Museum Avenue, Dothan, Alabama. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
6 FEBRUARY 2010
  • Buzzard Day "Road Kill Run" 10K / 5K. 8:45am ET. Reed Bingham State Park, 542 Reed Bingham Road, Adel, GA 31620. 229-896-3551.
  • Saint Teresa's School Nun Run 5K & One-Mile Fun Run. 8:30am ET. Saint Teresa's School, 417 Edgewood Lane, Albany, GA 31707. Saint Teresa's School web site. Online registration at active.com.
7 FEBRUARY 2010
  • 36th annual Tallahassee Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:30 am ET. Mike Long Track, Florida State University, Chieftan Way at Spirit Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306. Event web site. USATF certified course FL06020DL (Marathon), FL06021DL (half-Marathon). Online registration at active.com. Tallahasseemarathon@gmail.com
13 FEBRUARY 2010
  • Run For The Cookies 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. 8:30am one mile / 9:00am 5K. Tallahassee Community College Lifetime Sports Center. USATF certified 5K course FL08011EBM. Entry form and flyer. okonj@tcc.fl.edu or 850-894-2019.
  • 2nd annual Trade Love Run 5K & 10K. 8:00am ET. Willis Park, Bainbridge, Georgia. Larissa Carpenter, BainbridgeTradeLoveRun@gmail.com
  • St. Andrew's Mardi Gras 5K. 8:00am CT. Oaks Along The Bay Park, 10th Street and Beck Avenue, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • Step Fitness Blue Grey 5K. 7:30am ET. Lake DeSoto, Lake City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
20 FEBRUARY 2010
  • Flash 12 km / 6 km. 8:13am ET. J Lewis Hall, Sr. Park, 7575 Old Woodville Road, Woodville, FL 32310. USATF certified 12K course #FL05007DL. Entry form and flyer. Mark Priddy, MarkPriddy@msn.com or 850-668-4907.
6 MARCH 2010
  • 4th annual Snickers® Marathon® Energy Bar Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:00 am ET. Veteran's Park, Front Street, Albany, GA 31701. USATF certified course GA07003WC (Marathon), GA07002WC (half-Marathon). Event web site. Online registration at active.com. info@SNICKERSmarathonenergybarmarathon.com
13 MARCH 2010
  • Shamrock Scurry 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am one mile / 8:30am 5K. Killearn United Methodist Church, 2800 Shamrock South, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. Connie Clark, rclarke54@comcast.net or 850-933-2429.
20 MARCH 2010
  • Caring Hands, Caring Heart 5K. 8:00 am CT. Middlebrook Park, Banfill Avenue, Bonifay, FL 32425. Event web page.
27 MARCH 2010
  • 35th annual Springtime 10K, Publix 5K & Fun Station 1-Miler. 8:00am ET. Leon County Courthouse, 301 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Event web site. USATF certified course FL96048DL (10 km). Judy Alexander, jalexander98@comcast.net or 850-383-1361.
3 APRIL 2010
  • Red Hills Triathlon (1/3-mile swim, 16-mile bike, 3.1-mile run). 7:30am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
10 APRIL 2010
  • 36th annual Palace Saloon 5 km. 8:00am ET. James Messer Fields Park, Jackson Bluff Road and Dupree Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304. USATF certified course FL99027DL. Online registration at active.com.
24 APRIL 2010
  • 33rd Annual Rose City Run 10K and one mile kids' run. 8:00 am ET 10K / 9:30 am ET one mile. North Broad Street and Monroe Street, Thomsaville, GA. USATF certified course GA92011WN (10K). Event web site.
  • Education For Life 5K. 8:00am ET. Florida State University's Mike Long Track, Chieftain Way and Spirit Way, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Centerville Trail, Tallahassee, Florida

The Centerville Trail is a paved, ten-foot wide, 1.72-mile long multi-use trail in the northeast of Leon County. Also called the Centerville Conservation Trail, the Pisgah Church Pedway, and the Centerville Pedway, the trail runs along the north side of Pisgah Church Road and the west side of Centerville Road, hugging the border of the Centerville Conservation Community. The trail's pavement is a coarse, permeable blacktop, covered in many places with leaves or pine needles as it meanders underneath huge live oaks.

Here's an end-to-end description of the Centerville Trail, starting from the west.

The west end of the trail is along Pisgah Church Road, less than a tenth of a mile from the intersection with Bradfordville Road. Residents of the Baker Place subdivision can access the trail using a footpath leading about 100 yards from a greenspace along Grenville Road. The rest of us are out of luck; Baker Place has their path marked by a friendly sign reading "PRIVATE PROPERTY--Baker Place Homeowners Association."

Heading east, Pisgah Church Road is close at hand on the right, while a longleaf pine and wiregrass environment is on the left. This is designated on maps of the Centerville Conservation Community as a gopher tortoise preserve. At 0.30 miles the trail crosses Wiregrass Way and the longleaf pines give way to live oaks and rail fences. This is horse land; occasional signs ask that you "Please avoid contact with the horses." East of Wiregrass Way the trail crosses two small wooden bridges across seasonal streams (drainage ditches to anyone who doesn't write poetry or real estate ad copy). At 0.70 miles there is a small parking area to the right of the trail, only large enough for two or three cars. This is the closest to a trailhead that the Centerville Trail has.

The trail reaches the intersection of Pisgah Church Road and Centerville Road at 0.86 miles, and makes a sharp left turn to follow Centerville Road. On the left there is a view of a holding pond inside the horse fence. The trail starts a respectable climb here; this is not a pancake-flat rail trail. Centerville Road is busier than Pisgah Church Road, so you can usually hear traffic noise. On the other hand, the trail is often far enough away from Centerville Road that the traffic doesn't intrude on your eyes even if it trespasses on your ears.

At 1.12 miles the trail crosses Conservation Drive. A plaque here reads:

Centerville Conservation
TRAIL
____________________

This trail is dedicated to the citizens of Leon County
by Conservation Community Group as scenic byway
for the everlasting enjoyment of our canopy roads.
____________________

July 2007

The Centervillle Conservation Community is a lot more hospitable than Baker Place.

On the other hand, Centerville Conservation Community maintains about seven miles of trails for the sole use of its residents. You can see one of these blue-blazed trails intersecting the Centerville Trail on the left at 1.38 miles and another at 1.42 miles. These flank a swamp that has been set aside for snakes and birds. At 1.63 miles the trail crosses Lick Skillet Drive, a short dead-end road that is home to four vacant lots. Shortly after crossing Lick Skillet is the east end of the Centerville Trail, 1.72 miles from the west end. Beyond the trail's end is City of Tallahassee / Leon County Fire Station Number 11. If you have a moment, stop and admire their memorial garden.

The Centerville Trail passes some rich wildlife habitats. You'd have to be totally oblivious not to spot a dozen species of birds along the way. Quail and red-headed woodpeckers seem especially abundant. Fox squirrels roam the live oak woods. There are only three road crossings, all Centerville Conservation Community roads, which will never see much traffic even when the development fills up.


Other than the few parking spots along Pisgah Church Road a couple of tenths of a mile from Centerville Road, there isn't any place for visitors to access the Centerville Trail. But at only 1.72 miles long, the trail may be too short to attract many visitors. It's a good trail for local users, though, and you can spot more than a few people walking it. I've never seen horses on the trail, but frequent patches of manure testify to their passage. And the Centerville Road Trail is not far away. Each of the two trails is less than two miles long, but if they could be connected then northeast Tallahassee would have a respectable multi-use trail--albeit a respectable multi-use trail in need of a trailhead.

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Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Ben Johnson Detective Agency

If you're an old enough track fan, you'll remember Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson. Back in the 1980s, Johnson had established himself as the fastest ever in the 100m dash. He won Olympic gold in the event at the 1988 (Seoul) Olympic Games, beating Carl Lewis. But when the report on Johnson's post-race urine sample came back from the lab, it showed that Johnson had tested positive for the banned anabolic steroid stanozolol. Johnson was stripped of his medal. The disqualified sprinter howled that the positive test must have been the result of a spiked drink he was handed after the race, but his protests went unheeded.

Now, over twenty years later, Johnson claims to have proof that he was indeed the victim of a stanozolol-laced drink. You'll have to wait to see this "proof," though. It's set to appear in Johnson's upcoming autobiography, coming to A Bookseller Near You in February. Hopefully his book will sell many, many copies, so that Johnson can turn his Sherlockian talents to other longstanding mysteries. I expect that in the next few years Ben Johnson will discover:
  • The identity of the true killer of Nicole Brown Simpson.
  • How NASA faked the moon landings.
  • The origin and location of the alien corpses found near Roswell, New Mexico in 1947.
  • Adolph Hitler's hideout in Argentina.
  • Proof that Dr. Frederick Cook was the first to reach the North Pole.
Not to mention the embarrassment that Johnson could have saved the Bush administration if only he had been turned loose in Iraq to search for the Weapons of Mass Destruction. The greatest mystery to me is why this super-sleuth was ever wasting his time in athletics.

Seriously, Johnson's story about a spiked drink leading to his disqualification seemed pathetic at the time, and it's just sad that he's still clinging to it over twenty years later. Mike Hurst has reported the story in the Sydney (Australia) Daily Telegraph, and it's clear from what Hurst has written that Johnson's version of events is no more believable in the 21st century than it was in the 20th. No matter how many "confessions" Johnson produces from "conspirators," it is still metabolically impossible that for a spiked drink to have produced the specific positive test that led to disqualification. Johnson himself no longer claims to be clean, or to have never used stanozolol, he just says that he wasn't using it that day.

I'm a big fan of athletics books, especially biography, but I'll probably give this one a pass.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Big Bend Runners make All-Florida Team

FLRunners.com named it's All-Florida high school cross-country teams Wednesday, and, not surprisingly, the Tallahassee area was well represented.

On the boys' squad, Leon High School's Matt Mizereck made first team and was named Runner of the Year. Maclay School's Patrick Swain made second team All-Florida. At the state championships in November, Mizereck won his third straight FHSAA-3A title, and Swain won the FHSAA-1A title for the second year in a row.

For the girls, Jana Stolting of Maclay was named to the All-Florida first team. Maclay freshman Stefanie Kurgatt, Chiles High School sophomore Carly Thomas, and Chiles sophomore Lily Williams earned second team All-Florida honors. Thomas was the 2009 FHSAA-3A champion, finishing half a second ahead of her teammate Williams.

The rosters of the FLRunners.com 2009 All-Florida high school cross-country teams are posted at:


Tuesday the Florida Dairy Farmers named Thomas and Williams's coach, Scott Gowan, as the 2009 girls' high school cross-country coach of the year. Gowan led the Chiles girls to their second straight FHSAA-3A team championship this year.

So when you're running the Lake Overstreet Trail, and some young kids flash by you so fast you feel like you're standing still, don't feel bad. You're being dusted by some of the best prep runners in the state of Florida.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

23 December 2009 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar16 December 2009 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 23 December 2009. 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 area 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.

Map

26 DECEMBER 2009
  • Last Gasp 5K Trail Run. 9:00 am CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Event web page. Larry Dykes 334-792-6021
1 JANUARY 2010
  • Valdosta New Year's Day 5K. 8:00am ET. Patterson Street in front of Get Active, 3200-C North Ashley St, Valdosta, GA 31602. Contact Get Active, 229-219-0010.
2 JANUARY 2010
  • Sixth annual Bainbridge Kiwanis River Run 10K / 5K / 1-mile fun run. 9:00am ET. Earle May Boat Basin, 100 Boat Basin Circle, Bainbridge, Georgia. USATF certified 10K course #GA05001WC. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. oakcityus@gmail.com or Lance Wilson at lance.wilson096@cottonstates.com or (229) 400-5854.
9 JANUARY 2010
  • Bowlegs 5K Run for Scholarship. 9:00am ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. USATF certified course #FL95008DL. Larry Giunipero, lgiunip@cob.fsu.edu or 850-878-5569, or Bill Hillison, bhillis@garnet.acns.fsu.edu or 850-893-4557.
16 JANUARY 2010
  • Gulf Winds Track Club 30K / 15K. 7:30 am ET. The Retreat at Bradley's Pond, 9002 Bradley Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309. USATF certified courses FL06013DL (30K) and FL06014DL (15 K). Jerry/Jackie McDaniel (mcdanieljackie@hotmail.com or 850-297-0009)
  • Relay Resolution 5K. 9:00am ET. Integration Statue, Florida State University, Woodward Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. fsurelayforlife.specialevents@gmail.com
23 JANUARY 2010
  • 5th Annual Special Olympics Leon County 5K. 9:00 am ET. Florida State University's Mike Long Track, Chieftain Way and Spirit Way, Tallahassee, Florida. USATF certified course #FL06015DL. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
  • Moving in Memory of Marline 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Run. Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401. Online registration at active.com.
30 JANUARY 2010
  • FSU First Responders 5K. 9:00am ET. Integration Statue, Florida State University, Woodward Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. DBulecza@admin.fsu.edu
  • Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany Half-Marathon and 5K. 8:00am ET Half-Marathon / 8:20am ET 5K. Covella Pond/Boyett Park Marine Corps Logistics Base, 814 Radford Blvd. Albany, Georgia. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. danielsd@usmc-mccs.org or 229-639-5246.
  • 28th annual Hog Wild 15K and 5K. 2:00pm CT. The Depot Off Main, 120 Museum Avenue, Dothan, Alabama. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
6 FEBRUARY 2010
  • Buzzard Day "Road Kill Run" 10K / 5K. 8:45am ET. Reed Bingham State Park, 542 Reed Bingham Road, Adel, GA 31620. 229-896-3551.
  • Saint Teresa's School Nun Run 5K & One-Mile Fun Run. 8:30am ET. Saint Teresa's School, 417 Edgewood Lane, Albany, GA 31707. Saint Teresa's School web site. Online registration at active.com.
7 FEBRUARY 2010
  • 36th annual Tallahassee Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:30 am ET. Mike Long Track, Florida State University, Chieftan Way at Spirit Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306. Event web site. USATF certified course FL06020DL (Marathon), FL06021DL (half-Marathon). Online registration at active.com. Tallahasseemarathon@gmail.com
13 FEBRUARY 2010
  • Run For The Cookies 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. 8:30am one mile / 9:00am 5K. Tallahassee Community College Lifetime Sports Center. USATF certified 5K course FL08011EBM. Entry form and flyer. okonj@tcc.fl.edu or 850-894-2019.
  • 2nd annual Trade Love Run 5K & 10K. 8:00am ET. Willis Park, Bainbridge, Georgia. Larissa Carpenter, BainbridgeTradeLoveRun@gmail.com
  • St. Andrew's Mardi Gras 5K. 8:00am CT. Oaks Along The Bay Park, 10th Street and Beck Avenue, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • Step Fitness Blue Grey 5K. 7:30am ET. Lake DeSoto, Lake City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
20 FEBRUARY 2010
  • Flash 12 km / 6 km. 8:13am ET. J Lewis Hall, Sr. Park, 7575 Old Woodville Road, Woodville, FL 32310. USATF certified 12K course #FL05007DL. Entry form and flyer. Mark Priddy, MarkPriddy@msn.com or 850-668-4907.
6 MARCH 2010
  • 4th annual Snickers® Marathon® Energy Bar Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:00 am ET. Veteran's Park, Front Street, Albany, GA 31701. USATF certified course GA07003WC (Marathon), GA07002WC (half-Marathon). Event web site. Online registration at active.com. info@SNICKERSmarathonenergybarmarathon.com
13 MARCH 2010
  • Shamrock Scurry 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am one mile / 8:30am 5K. Killearn United Methodist Church, 2800 Shamrock South, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. Connie Clark, rclarke54@comcast.net or 850-933-2429.
20 MARCH 2010
  • Caring Hands, Caring Heart 5K. 8:00 am CT. Middlebrook Park, Banfill Avenue, Bonifay, FL 32425. Event web page.
27 MARCH 2010
  • 35th annual Springtime 10K, Publix 5K & Fun Station 1-Miler. 8:00am ET. Leon County Courthouse, 301 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Event web site. USATF certified course FL96048DL (10 km). Judy Alexander, jalexander98@comcast.net or 850-383-1361.
3 APRIL 2010
  • Red Hills Triathlon (1/3-mile swim, 16-mile bike, 3.1-mile run). 7:30am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
10 APRIL 2010
  • 36th annual Palace Saloon 5 km. 8:00am ET. James Messer Fields Park, Jackson Bluff Road and Dupree Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304. USATF certified course FL99027DL. Online registration at active.com.
24 APRIL 2010
  • 33rd Annual Rose City Run 10K and one mile kids' run. 8:00 am ET 10K / 9:30 am ET one mile. North Broad Street and Monroe Street, Thomsaville, GA. USATF certified course GA92011WN (10K). Event web site.
  • Education For Life 5K. 8:00am ET. Florida State University's Mike Long Track, Chieftain Way and Spirit Way, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Mizereck masters the mob at Jingle Bell Run

At 6:15pm on Saturday, 19 December 2009 the city of Tallahassee turned on its holiday lights and then turned its downtown streets over to the annual Jingle Bell 3K run. About nine minutes and 45 seconds later, Leon High's Matt Mizereck--a three-time state cross-country champion--was the first runner to return and cross the finish line. The first woman in was Florida State University cross-country alumna Kirsten Hagen, covering the course in around 12:44. A native of Blacksburg, Virginia, Hagen last ran cross country for the Seminoles during the 2007 season. Mizereck and Hagen were followed by a horde of nearly three thousand runners, walkers, parents pushing strollers, people leading dogs, and reckless fools on roller blades--most of whom were wearing Santa hats equipped with blinking lights.

The Jingle Bell Run--part of Tallahassee's annual Winter Festival--has been around for decades, but no one has ever attempted to score it as a race. The course has changed frequently over the years, and, altho' the run has always been billed as three kilometers, it has seldom actually been that distance. This year's course was closer to two miles. In spite of these shortcomings, the community continues to enjoy the event.

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Mark Hohmeister gives the Palace Saloon 5K a shout out

The Tallahassee Democrat ran a column about running today by Mark Hohmeister, "Put on that silly Santa hat and start running." Being an old track-and-field guy I would have preferred that the story ran under sports instead of in the local news, but it did run on the front page of the local section so I have to limit my grousing. The column is mainly about the Jingle Bell Run, which is far from my favorite event. But the story came to my attention because it mentions the Palace Saloon 5K, which is near the top of my list. It is no secret that I'm a co-director of the Palace Saloon Run along with Reid Vannoy. Hohmeister had some kind words about the Palace 5K in particular and Tallahassee running in general, specifically in this passage:
The good news is that Tallahassee is the perfect place to run. The city is full of lightly traveled neighborhood roads and miles of trails. The cold days in winter are never too cold, and even in the heat of summer, an early run isn't too bad. We have hills, but no mountains. We have great running columnists in the Democrat's sports section, a discovery I made only this past year. We have an incredibly active track club (Gulf Winds, at www.gulfwinds.org). And we have popular races that put lie to the phrase "the loneliness of the long-distance runner." (I recommend you start as I did, with April's Palace Saloon 5K run. A pack of more than 1,000 people take on an easy course, and there's free beer at the finish line. I had no doubt I would finish that race!)
For those words alone the Chamber of Commerce should commend Hohmeister, or at least quote him. Especially if they have a program to promote Tallahassee tourism through running. (Which they don't, but why not?)

If you'd like to check out the entire column, follow the link below. You'll have to do it soon, before the Democrat drops the story from their site and the link goes stale. Remember to click the "Recommend" button while you're there.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

16 December 2009 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 16 December 2009. 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 area 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.

Map

19 DECEMBER 2009
  • Tallahassee Winter Festival Jingle Bell Run 3K. 6:15pm ET. Bloxham Park, East Park Avenue at Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Course map.
26 DECEMBER 2009
  • Last Gasp 5K Trail Run. 9:00 am CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Event web page. Larry Dykes 334-792-6021
1 JANUARY 2010
  • Valdosta New Year's Day 5K. 8:00am ET. Patterson Street in front of Get Active, 3200-C North Ashley St, Valdosta, GA 31602. Contact Get Active, 229-219-0010.
2 JANUARY 2010
  • Sixth annual Bainbridge Kiwanis River Run 10K / 5K / 1-mile fun run. 9:00am ET. Earle May Boat Basin, 100 Boat Basin Circle, Bainbridge, Georgia. USATF certified 10K course #GA05001WC. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. oakcityus@gmail.com or Lance Wilson at lance.wilson096@cottonstates.com or (229) 400-5854.
9 JANUARY 2010
  • Bowlegs 5K Run for Scholarship. 9:00am ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. USATF certified course #FL95008DL. Larry Giunipero, lgiunip@cob.fsu.edu or 850-878-5569, or Bill Hillison, bhillis@garnet.acns.fsu.edu or 850-893-4557.
16 JANUARY 2010
  • Gulf Winds Track Club 30K / 15K. 7:30 am ET. The Retreat at Bradley's Pond, 9002 Bradley Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309. USATF certified courses FL06013DL (30K) and FL06014DL (15 K). Jerry/Jackie McDaniel (mcdanieljackie@hotmail.com or 850-297-0009)
  • Relay Resolution 5K. 9:00am ET. Integration Statue, Florida State University, Woodward Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. fsurelayforlife.specialevents@gmail.com
23 JANUARY 2010
  • 5th Annual Special Olympics Leon County 5K. 9:00 am ET. Florida State University's Mike Long Track, Chieftain Way and Spirit Way, Tallahassee, Florida. USATF certified course #FL06015DL. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
  • Moving in Memory of Marline 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Run. Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401. Online registration at active.com.
30 JANUARY 2010
  • FSU First Responders 5K. 9:00am ET. Integration Statue, Florida State University, Woodward Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. DBulecza@admin.fsu.edu
  • Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany Half-Marathon and 5K. 8:00am ET Half-Marathon / 8:20am ET 5K. Covella Pond/Boyett Park Marine Corps Logistics Base, 814 Radford Blvd. Albany, Georgia. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. danielsd@usmc-mccs.org or 229-639-5246.
  • 28th annual Hog Wild 15K and 5K. 2:00pm CT. The Depot Off Main, 120 Museum Avenue, Dothan, Alabama. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
6 FEBRUARY 2010
  • Buzzard Day "Road Kill Run" 10K / 5K. 8:45am ET. Reed Bingham State Park, 542 Reed Bingham Road, Adel, GA 31620. 229-896-3551.
  • Saint Teresa's School Nun Run 5K & One-Mile Fun Run. 8:30am ET. Saint Teresa's School, 417 Edgewood Lane, Albany, GA 31707. Saint Teresa's School web site. Online registration at active.com.
7 FEBRUARY 2010
  • 36th annual Tallahassee Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:30 am ET. Mike Long Track, Florida State University, Chieftan Way at Spirit Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306. Event web site. USATF certified course FL06020DL (Marathon), FL06021DL (half-Marathon). Online registration at active.com. Tallahasseemarathon@gmail.com
13 FEBRUARY 2010
  • Run For The Cookies 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. 8:30am one mile / 9:00am 5K. Tallahassee Community College Lifetime Sports Center. USATF certified 5K course FL08011EBM. Entry form and flyer. okonj@tcc.fl.edu or 850-894-2019.
  • 2nd annual Trade Love Run 5K & 10K. 8:00am ET. Willis Park, Bainbridge, Georgia. Larissa Carpenter, BainbridgeTradeLoveRun@gmail.com
  • St. Andrew's Mardi Gras 5K. 8:00am CT. Oaks Along The Bay Park, 10th Street and Beck Avenue, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • Step Fitness Blue Grey 5K. 7:30am ET. Lake DeSoto, Lake City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
20 FEBRUARY 2010
  • Flash 12 km / 6 km. 8:13am ET. J Lewis Hall, Sr. Park, 7575 Old Woodville Road, Woodville, FL 32310. USATF certified 12K course #FL05007DL. Entry form and flyer. Mark Priddy, MarkPriddy@msn.com or 850-668-4907.
6 MARCH 2010
  • 4th annual Snickers® Marathon® Energy Bar Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:00 am ET. Veteran's Park, Front Street, Albany, GA 31701. USATF certified course GA07003WC (Marathon), GA07002WC (half-Marathon). Event web site. Online registration at active.com. info@SNICKERSmarathonenergybarmarathon.com
13 MARCH 2010
  • Shamrock Scurry 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am one mile / 8:30am 5K. Killearn United Methodist Church, 2800 Shamrock South, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. Connie Clark, rclarke54@comcast.net or 850-933-2429.
20 MARCH 2010
  • Caring Hands, Caring Heart 5K. 8:00 am CT. Middlebrook Park, Banfill Avenue, Bonifay, FL 32425. Event web page.
27 MARCH 2010
  • 35th annual Springtime 10K, Publix 5K & Fun Station 1-Miler. 8:00am ET. Leon County Courthouse, 301 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Event web site. USATF certified course FL96048DL (10 km). Judy Alexander, jalexander98@comcast.net or 850-383-1361.
3 APRIL 2010
  • Red Hills Triathlon (1/3-mile swim, 16-mile bike, 3.1-mile run). 7:30am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
10 APRIL 2010
  • 36th annual Palace Saloon 5 km. 8:00am ET. James Messer Fields Park, Jackson Bluff Road and Dupree Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304. USATF certified course FL99027DL. Online registration at active.com.
24 APRIL 2010
  • 33rd Annual Rose City Run 10K and one mile kids' run. 8:00 am ET 10K / 9:30 am ET one mile. North Broad Street and Monroe Street, Thomsaville, GA. USATF certified course GA92011WN (10K). Event web site.
  • Education For Life 5K. 8:00am ET. Florida State University's Mike Long Track, Chieftain Way and Spirit Way, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Mystery Photo #1

I used to root around the Florida Photographic Collection when it was a bunch of prints in metal file cabinets. It's a less romantic search now that the collection is on the internet, but you don't have to worry about finding parking around the R. A. Gray building any more.

Some day Real Soon I am going to hunt down all the running photos in the Florida Photographic Collection and produce a document with links, thumbnails, and descriptions. Some of the photos may be difficult to describe, though. For instance:


The Collection titles this "Marathon Runners at Tom Brown Park : Tallahassee, Florida." The date is given as 4 July 1984. I'll accept "runners," the Dolfin shorts seem to confirm 1984, and it looks like Tom Brown Park, but I'm rejecting "Marathon." The Tallahassee Marathon has led a gypsy existence, wandering from course to course over its lifetime, but has never been run in Tom Brown Park--especially in July. While knowing that the race pictured isn't the Tallahassee Marathon, I can't say what it is. Tallahassee had several Fourth of July races in the past before surrendering the date to the big events in Atlanta, Georgia and Greensboro, Florida. I also have to confess that I don't recognize any of the people in the photograph.

A priceless "No Prize" awaits anyone who can reveal the story behind this image!

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Tallahassee's Mizereck Tenth at Foot Locker Nationals

As rain fell on Tallahassee on December 12, it also poured on San Diego where the best prep runners in the United States were running in the unofficial national championship of high school cross-country running, the Foot Locker nationals. After two loops and five kilometers of hills, mud, and water, Leon High senior Matt Mizereck was tenth in 15:37. Mizereck was the top finisher from Florida and the fourth-best finisher from the South.

At the front of the race Lukas Verzbicas of Sandburg High was making Foot Locker Nationals history by becoming the first sophomore to ever win the boys' race. Verzbicas' 15:08 put him almost 90 meters ahead of runner-up Matthew McElroy (15:23), who just edged out Wade Meddles (15:24) of Sierra Lutheran High. Texan Craig Lutz was fourth, ending speculation that Lutz might become the first runner to ever win both the Nike Cross-Country Nationals and the Foot Locker Nationals.

Foot Locker Nationals was the last race of Mizereck's high school cross-country running career. Over the last four season, Mizereck won three straight FHSAA-3A state titles and led Leon High to three straight FHSAA-3A team championships. His collegiate academic and athletic career will commence next fall at the University of Florida; he signed with the Gators earlier this month.

The top ten finishers at Foot Locker Nationals:
1 Lukas Verzbicas           10 MW,Orland Hills,IL     15:07.8
2 Matthew McElroy 12 WE,HuntingtonBch,CA 15:22.6
3 Wade Meddles 12 WE,Gardnerville, NV 15:24.0
4 Craig Lutz 11 SO,HighlandVllg,TX 15:29.6
5 Brian Shrader 12 WE,Flagstaff, AZ 15:30.9
6 Jake Hurysz 12 SO,Mebane, NC 15:31.9
7 Tyler Byrne 12 MW,Georgetown, IN 15:33.1
8 Kirubel Erassa 12 SO,Grayson, GA 15:34.2
9 Shane Moskowitz 12 WE,Bremerton, WA 15:34.5
10 Matthew Mizereck 12 SO,Tallahassee, FL 15:36.8
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

9 December 2009 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 9 December 2009. 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 area 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.

Map

12 DECEMBER 2009
  • 29th annual Tallahassee Ultra Distance Classic 50K/50M. 7:00 am ET. Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, FL. USATF certified course FL08072EBM. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Gary Griffin, runlong@nettally.com
  • Salvation Run For Kindness 5K Trail Run. 9:00am CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303.John Dove 334-793-7117
  • Reindeer Run 5K. 8:00am CT. Bonifay Piggly Wiggly, 911 N Waukesha Street, Bonifay, FL 32425. Traci Corbin at 547-8500 x249.
  • Mistletoe 5K & 1-mile fun run. 9:00am CT. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility Bldg 4605, Andrews Ave, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Entry form and flyer.
  • NSA Panama City Holiday 10K and 1-mile kids' run. 9:00am CT. Naval Support Activity Marina, Panama City Beach, Florida 32407. 850-234-4370
19 DECEMBER 2009
  • Tallahassee Winter Festival Jingle Bell Run 3K. 6:15pm ET. Bloxham Park, East Park Avenue at Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Course map.
26 DECEMBER 2009
  • Last Gasp 5K Trail Run. 9:00 am CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Event web page. Larry Dykes 334-792-6021
1 JANUARY 2010
  • Valdosta New Year's Day 5K. 8:00am ET. Patterson Street in front of Get Active, 3200-C North Ashley St, Valdosta, GA 31602. Contact Get Active, 229-219-0010.
2 JANUARY 2010
  • Sixth annual Bainbridge Kiwanis River Run 10K / 5K / 1-mile fun run. 9:00am ET. Earle May Boat Basin, 100 Boat Basin Circle, Bainbridge, Georgia. USATF certified 10K course #GA05001WC. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. oakcityus@gmail.com or Lance Wilson at lance.wilson096@cottonstates.com or (229) 400-5854.
9 JANUARY 2010
  • Bowlegs 5K Run for Scholarship. 9:00am ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. USATF certified course #FL95008DL. Larry Giunipero, lgiunip@cob.fsu.edu or 850-878-5569, or Bill Hillison, bhillis@garnet.acns.fsu.edu or 850-893-4557.
16 JANUARY 2010
  • Gulf Winds Track Club 30K / 15K. 7:30 am ET. The Retreat at Bradley's Pond, 9002 Bradley Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309. USATF certified courses FL06013DL (30K) and FL06014DL (15 K). Jerry/Jackie McDaniel (mcdanieljackie@hotmail.com or 850-297-0009)
  • Relay Resolution 5K. 9:00am ET. Integration Statue, Florida State University, Woodward Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. fsurelayforlife.specialevents@gmail.com
23 JANUARY 2010
  • 5th Annual Special Olympics Leon County 5K. 9:00 am ET. Florida State University's Mike Long Track, Chieftain Way and Spirit Way, Tallahassee, Florida. USATF certified course #FL06015DL. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
  • Moving in Memory of Marline 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Run. Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401. Online registration at active.com.
30 JANUARY 2010
  • Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany Half-Marathon and 5K. 8:00am ET Half-Marathon / 8:20am ET 5K. Covella Pond/Boyett Park Marine Corps Logistics Base, 814 Radford Blvd. Albany, Georgia. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. danielsd@usmc-mccs.org or 229-639-5246.
  • 28th annual Hog Wild 15K and 5K. 2:00pm CT. The Depot Off Main, 120 Museum Avenue, Dothan, Alabama. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
6 FEBRUARY 2010
  • Buzzard Day "Road Kill Run" 10K / 5K. 8:45am ET. Reed Bingham State Park, 542 Reed Bingham Road, Adel, GA 31620. 229-896-3551.
  • Saint Teresa's School Nun Run 5K & One-Mile Fun Run. 8:30am ET. Saint Teresa's School, 417 Edgewood Lane, Albany, GA 31707. Saint Teresa's School web site. Online registration at active.com.
7 FEBRUARY 2010
  • 36th annual Tallahassee Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:30 am ET. Mike Long Track, Florida State University, Chieftan Way at Spirit Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306. Event web site. USATF certified course FL06020DL (Marathon), FL06021DL (half-Marathon). Online registration at active.com. Tallahasseemarathon@gmail.com
13 FEBRUARY 2010
  • 2nd annual Trade Love Run 5K & 10K. 8:00am ET. Willis Park, Bainbridge, Georgia. Larissa Carpenter, BainbridgeTradeLoveRun@gmail.com
  • St. Andrew's Mardi Gras 5K. 8:00am CT. Oaks Along The Bay Park, 10th Street and Beck Avenue, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • Step Fitness Blue Grey 5K. 7:30am ET. Lake DeSoto, Lake City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
20 FEBRUARY 2010
  • Flash 12 km / 6 km. 8:13am ET. J Lewis Hall, Sr. Park, 7575 Old Woodville Road, Woodville, FL 32310. USATF certified 12K course #FL05007DL. Entry form and flyer. Mark Priddy, MarkPriddy@msn.com or 850-668-4907.
6 MARCH 2010
  • 4th annual Snickers® Marathon® Energy Bar Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:00 am ET. Veteran's Park, Front Street, Albany, GA 31701. USATF certified course GA07003WC (Marathon), GA07002WC (half-Marathon). Event web site. Online registration at active.com. info@SNICKERSmarathonenergybarmarathon.com
27 MARCH 2010
  • 35th annual Springtime 10K, Publix 5K & Fun Station 1-Miler. 8:00am ET. Leon County Courthouse, 301 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Event web site. USATF certified course FL96048DL (10 km). Judy Alexander, jalexander98@comcast.net or 850-383-1361.
3 APRIL 2010
  • Red Hills Triathlon (1/3-mile swim, 16-mile bike, 3.1-mile run). 7:30am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
10 APRIL 2010
  • 36th annual Palace Saloon 5 km. 8:00am ET. James Messer Fields Park, Jackson Bluff Road and Dupree Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304. USATF certified course FL99027DL. Online registration at active.com.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

North All-Stars Sweep the FACA Cross-Country Meet

If running cross-country in cold weather and on hills gives an advantage to runners from north Florida, then the Region 1 all-star teams took every advantage of that edge at the 2009 FACA Senior All-Star Cross-Country meet held Saturday, December 5, at the Apalachee Regional Park Trail in Tallahassee. The North (Region 1) All-Stars outscored the other regions in the girls' race and won the boys' race with a near-perfect score of 18 points. In the individual standings Jana Stolting ran away with the girls' 5K in 18:12 while Sean Rynning of Lyman High surged ahead in the final mile to win the boys' race in 16:07.

The girls' race started at 9:00am. Maclay's Jana Stolting went almost immediately to the front. Stolting knew the course better than any other runner in the field, having already run in the FSU Invitational and the District 1-2A Meet, the only other events held at the ARP. She also had run the course faster than any other runner in the field, being the course record holder. As Stolting lengthened her lead, she was pursued by Marjorie Ducos of Winter Park. Early in the third kilometer Chelsea Woodruff of Trinity Prep broke from the rest of the pack and began chasing down Ducos. By the start of the fourth kilometer Stolting was entirely out of reach, but Woodruff had nearly closed the gap on Ducos. During the final kilometer Woodruff had caught Ducos and moved into the second position. The Wall, the steepest hill on the course, peaks 500 meters before the finish. Stolting crested the Wall with the race well in hand, and turned toward the finish line with her eyes only on the clock. Woodruff reached the top of the Wall next, but Ducos was right behind. Stolting crossed the line in 18:13, but there was still a race for runner up. Sprinting down the final stretch, Ducos overtook Woodruff and thundered across the line in 19:02, a few seconds ahead of Woodruff's 19:05.

The East (Region 2) All Stars were initially in good shape with a second and a third place finish by Ducos and Woodruff in hand, but the North (Region 1) held Stolting's Ace. The North's next four draws were Holly Stanton (4th, 19:27), Chiles's Kendall Andrews (5th, 19:40), Iolani Scanlon (7th, 19:44), and Angie Epifano (10th, 20:15). The North ended up with 27 points--not only good enough for the win, but good enough to beat any other five runners in the race. Do the math yourself if you don't believe me. The East (Region 2) all-stars were runners-up with 55 points, the South (Region 4) seniors finished third with 64, and the West (Region 3) was fourth with 77.

No early leader emerged to dominate the boys' 5K race. At two kilometers a large pack led the field, with as many runners in front as would fit across the course. At three kilometers there will still ten runners in the lead group. By the four kilometer mark, Lyman's Sean Rynning had stolen a few yards on the field. Berkeley Prep's Tyler Greathouse and Lee's Chris Haynes led the chase. With half a kilometer remaining Rynning reached the top of the Wall with the lead and began to drive for the finish line. Greathouse had faded, and only Haynes looked like he had a chance at Rynning. But no one was going to catch Rynning that morning once the Lyman senior had the finish in sight. Rynning broke the tape in 16:08, well ahead of Haynes's runner-up performance of 16:15. Greathouse hung on for third in 16:22, two steps ahead of Brandon Scott's 16:23.

The boys' race for individual honors was closer than the girls', but the reverse was true of the team contests. The North (Region 1) completely dominated the other boys' teams, capturing five of the first six places and scoring a near-perfect 18 points. Only Tyler Greathouse's third-place finish for the West (Region 3) prevented the North (Region 1) from scoring a perfect 15. The West (Region 3) team was second with 58 points, while the South (Region 4) all-stars were third with 76, and the East (Region 2) squad took fourth with 79.

Leon Country worked hard to correct rain damage to the course that had occurred during storms on Wednesday. When they were done, the course was in the best shape that it was dedicated at the Florida State University Invitational back in October. However, additional rain on Friday combined with the equipment that was on the course during repairs plus the footsteps of several dozen all-star cross-country runners churned up some mud. However, we're not talking hog-wallow muddy; just slightly-sub-optimal-racing-conditions muddy. Temperatures were a bit cooler than the Florida tourist industry would like to admit to, but comfortable for running, if not for standing around watching the races.

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Friday, December 4, 2009

Stars to shine Saturday at the ARP

The state championships were almost two weeks ago, but Tallahassee has one more chance to see some of the finest high school cross-country runners in Florida when the Florida Athletic Coaches' Association hosts their annual Senior All-Star Cross-Country Meet at Leon County's Apalachee Regional Park Trail on Saturday morning 5 December 2009. Each year FACA invites the best high school senior cross-country runners from each of the four FHSAA regions in the state to compete at this event, one last opportunity to enjoy the sport before graduation. A boys' team and a girls' team comes out of each region, eight athletes on each team, and the races will be scored as an inter-regional competition. The all-star girls' 5K will start at 9:00am, with the all-star boys' 5K to follow at 9:30am. The awards ceremony is scheduled for 10:00am. Unlike the FHSAA state championships, runners will compete against each other without regard to their schools' sizes; athletes from small class 1A academies will match strides with their counterparts from huge class 4A institutions. The fields will be small--no more than 32 athletes in each race--but loaded with talent.

Although the Senior All-Star Cross-Country Meet has come to Tallahassee before, this is the first time that it will be run at Leon County's Apalachee Regional Park Trails, a new venue that was dedicated earlier this year at the FSU Invitational. The course didn't escape the torrential rains of 2 December 2009 unscathed, but county workers were out at the park on Thursday, 3 December 2009, repairing washouts and making sure that everything is race-ready for Saturday.

Listed below are the athletes entered in the meet. For each I've included their school and their time at the state meet (if they ran). State meet performances aren't necessarily an athlete's best, or even representative. However, if you're going to make comparisons, it's at least a situation where almost everyone was running on the same course on the same day.


GIRLS' ENTRIES

Region 1
Kendall Andrews (Chiles, Tallahassee) 18:56
Angie Epifano (Ridgeview, Orange Park) 20:30
Gretchen MacMillan (West Port, Ocala) n/a
Shelby Salimone (Maclay, Tallahassee) 19:40
Iolani Scanlan (Fort Walton Beach) 19:34
Sierra Solaun (Buchholz, Gainesville) 19:00
Holly Stanton (Fort Walton Beach) 18:56
Jana Stolting (Maclay Tallahassee) 17:52
Coach: Stephen Cox (Maclay)


Region 2
Victoria Cabrera (Timber Creek, Orlando) 19:57
Marjorie Ducos (Winter Park) 18:52
Katie Homme (Seminole) 19:53
Melissa Jones (Holy Trinity, Melbourne) 20:21
Maggie Klusman (Winter Park) 20:32
Jessie Prendergast (Lake Highland, Orlando) 19:23
Chelsi Woodruff (Trinity Prep, Winter Park) 18:52
Coach: Doug Butler (Holy Trinity, Melbourne)


Region 3
Juliette Gourdett (Cypress Lake, Fort Myers) 20:08
Darlene Hanlon (Ida Baker, Cape Coral) 19:33
Jessica McKinnis (Palmetto) 19:36
Kaitlyn Martin (Cypress Lake, Fort Myers) 19:42
Megan O'Boyle (Wellington) 20:08
Danielle Oster (Park Vista, Lake Worth) 20:38
Gigi Price (Berkeley Prep, Tampa) 20:47
Wally Rosario (North Fort Myers) 20:55
Coach: Ray Rodriguez (Academy of Holy Names, Tampa)


Region 4
Cristina Brea (Lourdes Academy, Miami) 19:48
Michelle Diez (Archbishop McCarthy, Fort Lauderdale) 20:08
Lauren Gelzinis (South Fork, Stuart) 20:50
Claire Long (Miami Country Day) 19:36
Stephanie Padron (Lourdes Academy, Miami) 21:03
Camila Ramon (Sunset, Miami) 20:37
Alexa Rangel (Killian, Miami) 20:26
Coach: Rebecca Rodriguez (Lourdes Academy, Miami)


BOYS' ENTRIES

Region 1
Chris Haynes (Lee, Jacksonville) 16:45
Sean Rynning (Lyman, Longwood) 16:02
Luc Lawrence (Fort Walton Beach) 16:24
Matt Bevil (Fort Walton Beach) 16:32
Brandon Scott (Columbia, Lake City) 16:22
Anthony Sullivan (Matanzas, Palm Coast) 16:16
Diego Blanton (Lake Mary) 16:23
Francisco Menna (Mosley, Lynn Haven) 16:39
Aternate: Chris Douglas (Fort Walton Beach) 16:45
Coach: Kristin McWilliams (Winter Park)


Region 2
Tyler Camacho (Ridgewood, New Port Richey) 16:57
Zach Christenson (Countryside, Clearwater) n/a
Bruce Federico (Nature Coast, Brooksville) n/a
Benjamin Hilton (Armwood, Seffner) 16:28
Brandon Kempton (Crystal River) 16:28
Seth Rosonina (Astronaut, Titusville) 15:54
Delonzo Sharp (Wiregrass Ranch, Wesley Chapel) 16:56
David Worthington (Hernando, Brooksville) n/a
Coach: Armen Mejerian (Hernando, Brooksville)


Region 3
Neil Coffman (Santa Fe Catholic, Lakeland) 17:00
Josh Epperson (Robinson, Tampa) 16:44
Bryan Garcia (Robinson, Tampa) 15:59
Tyler Greathouse (Berkeley Prep, Tampa) 15:54
Ryan O'Neill (Jupiter) 16:49
Kyle Taylor (Tampa Catholic) n/a
David Tomchinsky (Lemon Bay, Englewood) 16:26
Coach: Mark Altimari (Robinson, Tampa)


Region 4
Joshua Estrada (Ferguson, Miami) 16:33
Adrian Diaz-Granados (Ransom Everglades) 16:31
Heriberto Guerrero (Okeechobee) 16:23
Osdaniel Hernandez (Hialeah-Miami Lakes) 16:59
George Machado (Sunset, Miami) 17:50
David Ramirez (Coral Reef, Miami) 16:30
William Wiesler (Archbishop McCarthy, Fort Lauderdale) 16:43
Coach: Alex Shaw (Sunset, Miami)

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