Saturday, November 12, 2011

Drouin the class of the classic in Bainbridge

In the Bainbridge YMCA's Veteran's Day Classic 10K on 12 November 2011, three women from Florida State University took three of the four top spots in the race including first. Jackie Drouin put the hammer down to record a 35:46 for the win, Astrid Leutert was second in 36:10, and Jennifer Dunn grabbed fourth with a 37:18. Mark McLeod of South Georgia College was the only runner to crack the female monopoly on the top four spots, placing third in 37:07. Tallahassee's David Yon was the fastest master finisher, fifteenth overall in 41:32. 20th overall in 46:14, Paula O'Neill of Tallahassee was the first female master.


Atrid LeutertSunlight glistened on frosty roofs the morning of the race. The runners started by circling the Bainbridge College perimeter road. About one kilometer into the 10K, the leaders missed a turn, and Keith Gates and Michael Kennett found themselves briefly out front as the fastest runners who actually knew the course. The field sorted itself out again, and at the halfway point Florida State University runners Jackie Drouin and Astrid Leutert were leading, a replay of their duel two months earlier at the Tallahassee Women's Distance Festival 5K. Mark McLeod of South Georgia College followed them in third, with Chase Harris of Bainbridge's Grace Christian Academy in fourth.


Drouin broke away from Leutert on the sixth kilometer, then ran home for a 35:46 win. Leutert held on to the runner-up spot in 36:10. Mark McLeod was third in 37:07. Behind him but closing in was Florida State's Jennifer Dunn. Dunn passed Harris on the return trip to Bainbridge College, but never quite caught McLeod. She placed fourth in 37:18. Harris was fifth in 37:46.


Results, 2011 Bainbridge YMCA Veteran's Day Classic 10K
  1. 35:45.60 ~ Jackie Drouin (F, 23) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 36:09.76 ~ Astrid Leutert (F, 24) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 37:06.54 ~ Mark McLeod (M, 19) Fitzgerald, GA
  4. 37:17.99 ~ Jennifer Dunn (F, 21) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 37:45.28 ~ Chase Harris (M, 14) Bainbridge, GA
  6. 38:16.48 ~ Stephen Robbins (M, 15) Cairo, GA
  7. 38:40.43 ~ Andrew Smyth (M, 25)
  8. 38:45.71 ~ Sheryl Rosen (F, 27) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 39:01.89 ~ Roger Schmidt (M, )
  10. 39:28.70 ~ Davey Reynolds (M, 17)
  11. 39:57.90 ~ Michael Kennett (M, 38) Tallahassee, FL
  12. 40:13.02 ~Jovonte Ross (M, 17) Bainbridge, GA
  13. 40:52.57 ~ Cole Farrington (M, 19)
  14. 41:22.40 ~ Keith Gates (M, 30) Tallahassee, FL
  15. 41:31.25 ~ David Yon (M, 55) Tallahassee, FL
  16. 41:46.63 ~Andrew Peffer (M, 45)
  17. 43:29.62 ~Phillip Wilbourn (M, 32)
  18. 43:49.60 ~ Caleb Harris (M, ) Bainbridge, GA
  19. 45:45.84 ~John Hemanes (M, 17)
  20. 46:13.01 ~ Paula O'Neill (F, 50)

Recent Winners of the Bainbridge YMCA Veteran's Day Classic 10K, 1998 - 2010
DateMenWomen
14 NOV 1998
34:17, Tim Simpkins37:20, Sarah Docter-Williams
13 NOV 1999
34:31, Tim Simpkins36:44, Sarah Docter-Williams
11 NOV 2000
33:29, Michael Strickland37:07, Sarah Docter-Williams
10 NOV 2001
37:50, Rick Melendez45:58, Piper Stockman
9 NOV 2002
36:05, Tim Unger44:25, Lisa Whitworth
8 NOV 2003


13 NOV 2004
33:42, Gary Droze42:39, Seeley Lovett
12 NOV 2005


11 NOV 2006
35:19, Michael Martinez38:06, Stephanie Liles
10 NOV 2007
35:58, Vince Molosky47:27, Shana Martin
8 NOV 2008
36:59, Myles Gibson45:07, Shana Martin
14 NOV 2009
35:42, Vince Molosky49:03, Paula O'Neill
13 NOV 2010
37:09, Pauncho Hufstetler
46:44, Brook Pace
12 NOV 2011
37:07, Mark McLeod
35:46, Jackie Drouin


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