Sunday, November 6, 2011

Robbins outraces Ross at 2011 Deer Run

Back on October 29, Brookwood School's Stephen Robbins ended his 2011 Georgia high school cross-country season with a fourth place finish at the GISA-2A state championships. Also on October 29, Bainbridge High's Tae Ross ended his 2011 Georgia high school cross-country season with a 15th place finish at the GHSA Region 1-4A championship. This meant that on Saturday, 5 November 2011 they were both free to compete in Tallahassee's Deer Run 5K road race, a 3.1-mile tour of the Killearn Lakes neighborhood, starting and finishing at Deerlake Middle School. Neither prep athlete was a stranger to Tallahassee road racing, with Robbins having won the Marzuq Mother's Day 5K on May 7 and Ross having won the Dash Down Stadium 5K on October 16.


Robbins picked up the win in the Deer Run, outracing Ross 18:21 to 18:31. Another 200 meters behind Ross, Jonathan LaBarre placed third in 19:21. Top master honors went to Thomas Krick, who finished eighth overall in 22:45. Claire Fruchtnicht ran 20:59 to finish as the first woman, while Deerlake cross-country runners Alexandra Wallace and Ana Wallace were the next two female finishers in 22:25 and 22:27. The fourth woman finisher and top woman master was Krista Killius, who clocked 22:39 for the 5K.


There were 168 recorded finishers in the race, plus another 113 in the one-mile fun run.


Top Ten Men, 2011 Deer Run 5K
  1. 18:21 ~ Stephen Robbins (M, 15)
  2. 18:31 ~ Tae Ross (M, 17)
  3. 19:21 ~ Jonathon LaBarre (M, 39)
  4. 19:40 ~ Dustin Rhodes (M, 27)
  5. 20:30 ~ Shawn Nerney (M, 14)
  6. 22:24 ~ Grayson Graham (M, 13)
  7. 22:44 ~ Daniel Graham (M, 39)
  8. 22:45 ~ Thomas Krick (M, 48)
  9. 22:55 ~ Brian Topchik (M, 36)
  10. 23:00 ~ Logan Thompson (M, 10)

Top Ten Women, 2011 Deer Run 5K
  1. 20:59 ~ Claire Fruchtnicht (F, 29)
  2. 22:25 ~ Alexandra Wallace (F, 14)
  3. 22:27 ~ Ana Wallace (F, 11)
  4. 22:39 ~ Krista Killius (F, 48)
  5. 23:43 ~ Lindsey White (F, 16)
  6. 23:46 ~ Alva Striplin (F, 41)
  7. 24:14 ~ Emily Molen (F, 9)
  8. 25:25 ~ Mandee Baumer (F, 40)
  9. 25:26 ~ Courtney Krick (F, 24)
  10. 25:30 ~ Birgit Maier-Katkin (F, 49)

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