Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Francis goes 4-0 while Raa boys win when it counts

Fronted by Evan Francis' race-winning 11:42 two-mile cross-country run, the Raa boys picked up their first win of the 2011 season by winning the Leon County Schools middle school title for the eighth year in a row. The Raa team scored 58 points in the meet at Apalachee Regional Park Trail, just four points ahead of runner-up Montford and only eleven points up on third-place Swift Creek. As for Francis, it was his fourth win of the four-meet LCS season, having preceded the championship meet with victories at Battle at Tom Brown (7 September 2011), the Fort Braden Meet (14 September 2011), and the Owl Run (22 September 2011).


The meet opened with the girls' race at 6:00PM; the boys got their turn at the starting line at 6:30. By the end of the first kilometer the dust had settled from the initial stampede, and Raa's Evan Francis was out in front, a couple of seconds ahead of Adam Wallenfelsz of Montford. After a trip through the piney woods Francis had five seconds on Adam Wallenfelsz, while the Montford runner was shadowed by a group of four athletes--Shawn Nerney (Deerlake), Alex Holm (Cobb), Aiden Sailor (Montford), and Dylan Price (Deerlake). During the second half of the race, Francis opened an ever wider gap on the field and Adam Wallenfelsz dropped out of contention. Nerney and Price shrugged off Sailor and Holm, then, running side by side, fought for second place. Francis went on to win by nearly 50 meters in 11:42, and Nerney outkicked his teammate Price for the runner-up spot, 11:52 to 11:53. Behind them, Raa's James Dodson had worked his way up from twelfth place at the end of the first kilometer to finish fourth.


The Montford boys had earned wins at Fort Braden and the Owl Run, but those victories had been led by top ten performances by Adam Wallenfelsz. Even so, Montford's depth kept the team in the contest. Raa, Montford and Swift Creek each had two runners in the top ten and four in the top twenty (five in the case of Montford), but it was Raa with low score of 58 and the 2011 league championship. Montford took the runner-up trophy home with 62 points. Swift Creek, winners of the 2011 season opener at Tom Brown Park, settled for third with 69.


Boys Team Standings
  1. Raa Middle School, 58 points
  2. Montford Middle School, 62
  3. Swift Creek Middle School, 69
  4. Deerlake Middle School, 97
  5. Fairview Middle School, 108
  6. Cobb Middle School, 147
  7. Griffin Middle School, 160
  8. Fort Braden Middle School, 243

Top Ten Boys
  1. 11:41.25 ~ Evan Francis (Raa) 8
  2. 11:52.00 ~ Shawn Nerney (Deer Lake)
  3. 11:52.92 ~ Austin Dodson (Deer Lake)
  4. 11:56.61 ~ James Dodson (Raa) 8
  5. 11:59.88 ~ Alex Holm (Cobb) 8
  6. 12:03.81 ~ Aiden Sailor (Montford) 8
  7. 12:13.62 ~ Irfan Kovankaya (Swift Creek) 8
  8. 12:23.55 ~ Jackson McKnight (Montford) 8
  9. 12:31.98 ~ Troy Monroe (Swift Creek) 8
  10. 12:34.41 ~ Kyle Kincey (Fairview)

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Sheldon leads Swift Creek to victory in the 2011 LCS Meet

Zoe SheldonLed by the one-two finish of Zoe Sheldon and Cheyenne Hildinger, the Swift Creek Middle School girls' cross-country team finished a perfect 4-0 season with a victory at the 2011 Leon County Schools' middle school championship meet, held Wednesday evening, September 28, on the Apalachee Regional Park Trail. Swift Creek's five scoring runners tallied 31 points, well ahead of Montford's runner-up score of 77. Seventh-grade runner Sheldon ran the two-mile course in 13:24 for the individual title, while her sixth grade teammate Hildinger posted a 13:34. Sheldon had finished third in the race in 2010, her first year in middle school.


Cheyenne HildingerAbout 150 girls lined up for the 6:00PM start of the race. At the sound of the starting siren they charged east across the first field. By the end of the first kilometer, Swift Creek's Cheyenne Hildinger was leading the runners on the crushed-shell trail along the moat, with Ana Wallace of Deerlake and Zoe Sheldon of Swift Creek about four seconds back. Half a kilometer later, after the race had wound through the Piney Woods and turned back west, Hildinger maintained her lead, but Sheldon moved up into sole possession of second, while Deerlake's Alex Wallace was now running in fourth place. Early in second mile Sheldon grabbed the lead, and proceeded to run away from Hildinger and rest of the field. In the end, Sheldon beat Hildinger going away, 13:24 to 13:34. Alex Wallace passed Ana Wallace late in the race to take third, 13:47 to 13:49. Swift Creek put two more runners, Katie Jones (6th, 14:07) and Sydney Aparicio (9th, 14:15), in the top ten, then sealed their 31-point victory with a 13th-place finish by Asta Hemenway. Led by Jewels Krueger (8th, 14:13), Montford placed runner-up with 77 points, while Alex and Ana Wallace's performances set up Deerlake's third-place score of 91 points. Defending champion Raa Middle School placed fourth with 98.


This was the second straight year that the Leon County Schools' middle school championship meet was held on the Apalachee Regional Park Trail, which was first opened in 2009. The girls' championship race was followed at 6:30PM by the boys' championship race.


Girls Team Standings
  1. Swift Creek Middle School girls' cross-country team.Swift Creek Middle School, 31
  2. Montford Middle School, 77
  3. Deer Lake Middle School, 91
  4. Raa Middle School, 98
  5. Fairview Middle School, 102
  6. Cobb Middle School, 153
  7. Fort Braden Middle School, 185
  8. Griffin Middle School, 240

Top Ten Girls
  1. Top Eight Girls13:23.09 ~ Zoe Sheldon (Swift Creek) 7
  2. 13:33.58 ~ Cheyenne Hildinger (Swift Creek) 6
  3. 13:46.34 ~ Alexandra Wallace (Deer Lake) 8
  4. 13:48.33 ~ Ana Wallace (Deer Lake) 6
  5. 13:59.83 ~ Audrey Dogan (Raa) 7
  6. 14:06.36 ~ Katie Jones (Swift Creek) 7
  7. 14:11.11 ~ Olivia Cone (Raa) 7
  8. 14:12.69 ~ Jewels Krueger (Montford)
  9. 14:14.48 ~ Sydney Aparicio (Swift Creek) 7
  10. 14:23.34 ~ Grace Lockhart (Cobb) 8

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28 September 2011 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 28 September 2011. 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 OCTOBER 2011
  • Hustle For Haiti 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00AM ET one mile / 8:30AM ET 5K. Doak Campbell Stadium, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. tallyhaititeam@yahoo.com
  • Ignite The Fight 5K. 9:00AM ET. Hudson Park, 21 Ochlocknee Street, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. Event web page. Course map. Shari Roberts 850-926-2010; or Kurt Hindle, khindle@mywakulla.com or 850-445-4322; or Cyndy Murphy, cyndy.murphy@mail.rainbowintl.com or850-241-6654.
  • Third annual John Johnson Bulldog Trot 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run. 8:00 am ET. John Johnson Elementary School, 1947 West Street, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. Entry form and flyer. April Aldridge, aaldridge@dcboe.com, or Tammi Enfinger, tenfinger@dcboe.com
  • Pelham Wildlife Festival 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 am ET. Family Bank, 134 Hand Ave W, Pelham, Georgia 31779. 2010 story. Event web site. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Entry form and flyer. Pelham Chamber of Commerce at 229-294-4924 or Carol Harrison at 229-328-6147.
  • Third annual Jog For Jake 5K. 6:30pm ET. Tift County High School, One Blue Devil Way, Tifton, Georgia 31794. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
  • Run For The Renaissance. 8:00am CT. Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • Get-A-Mammy 5K. 8:00AM ET. McKey Park, Burton Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Entry form and flyer.
  • Headland Fall Farmers' Market 5K & One-Mile Fun Run. 7:30am CT 5K / 8:30am CT one mile. Gazebo on the square on Park Street, Headland, Alabama. Event web page. Mandi Sowell 334-693-3303.
  • Suwannee River Breast Cancer Awareness 5K. 8:00AM ET. Wilson Park, 778 NE Lake DeSoto Circle, Lake City, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Shannon Thomas 386-288-4692 or Donnie Feagle 386-365-1191.
  • Chipley TrailBlazers 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00AM CT. Washington-Holmes Technical Center, 757 Hoyt Street, Chipley, Florida 32428. Entry form and flyer. Jay Padgett, jaypadgett1@hotmail.com
  • Hispanic Heritage Gate-to-Gate Run 4.2 mile. 9:00am CT. Daleville Gate, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Kristi Fink, kristi.fink@us.army.mil or 334-255-0308.
2 OCTOBER 2011
  • Big Bend Cares 2011 AIDS 5K Run. 2:00PM ET. Tom Brown Park, Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Perry Thomas, pthomas@bigbendcares.org or 850-656-2431 ext 225.
8 OCTOBER 2011
  • Pine Run at Tall Timbers 20K. 7:30 am ET. Tall Timbers Research Station, 13093 Henry Beadel Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. 2009 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com. Gordon Cherr, 850-556-5957 or scam22@aol.com
  • 3rd annual Salmonole Run 5K. 8:00am ET. Integration Statue on Woodward Plaza, Florida State University, 117 North Woodward Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32306. 2010 story. Online registration at active.com.
  • Race For Lawson 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00AM ET one mile / 8:30AM ET 5K. Holy Comforter Episcopal School, 2001 Fleischmann Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32308. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at frontrunningsports.com. info@runforlawson.org or Andrea Duffy, amb4040@embarqmail.com or 850-322-9616.
  • Hahira Honeybee Festival 5K. 8:00 am ET. Hahira Community Center, 216 Randall Street, Hahira, Georgia 31632. 2010 story. Event web page. honeybeefestival@yahoo.com or 229-794-3274 or 229-794-9777.
  • 5th annual Stepping Out For Your Heart 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. Tift County High School northeast campus, 3021 Fulwood Road, Tifton, Georgia 31794. Entry form and flyer. Darian Peavy, darian.peavy@tiftregional.com or 229-353-7796.
  • Super Heroes 5K Trail Run. 8:00 am CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Event web page. Larry Dykes 334-792-6021
  • Franklin County Oyster Festival 5K. 9:00AM ET. St. George Island State Park, 1900 E. Gulf Beach Drive St. George Island, Florida 32328. Entry form and flyer. Cecilia Harris, cbh@stevesisland.com or 850-890-2237.
  • Girls Incorporated Half Marathon & 5K. 8:00 am CT. Pier Park, Panama City Beach, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • 3rd annual Tri The Rez Sprint Triathlon (⅓-mile swim, 13-mile bike, 5K run). 8:30am ET. Florida State University Reservation, 3226 Flastacowo Road, Tallahassee, FL 32310. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at imathlete.com. Jennifer Kilinski, trithereztriathlon@gmail.com
15 OCTOBER 2011
  • Conley Elementary Yellow Jacket Swarm 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:30am ET 10K & 5K / 10:00am ET one mile. Conley Elementary School, 2400 East Orange Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida. Rebecca Posner, posnerr@leonschools.net or 850-414-5610 ext. 305.
  • Zeta Tau Alpha's Race To Live 5K. 10:00AM ET. ZTA House, 514 West College Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Lesley Duckworth, race2live2011@gmail.com or 904-343-5379.
  • 5th annual Joyce's Jog 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30am ET one mile / 8:00am ET 5K. Ponder Enterprises, 208 East Third Street (corner of Hwy 84 and Hwy 91), Donalsonville, Georgia. 2010 story. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Steffy Vines, info@joycesjog.com or 229-524-1234.
  • 4th annual Champions of Hope 5K. 8:00am CT. Southeast Alabama Medical Center, 1108 Ross Clark Circle Dothan, Alabama 36303. Event web page.
  • Chomp Cancer 5K. 8:00am ET. Fort White Community Center, 17579 SW State Road 47, Fort White, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • Red Run 5K. 8:00am CT. Aaron Bessant Park (Pier Park), 8795 S. Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • Peanut Run 5K. 7:30am ET. Jeffords Park (US 82 at the Train), Sylvester, Georgia. Sylvester – Worth County Chamber of Commerce, 229-776-6657.
  • Barktoberfest 5K and one-mile fun run. 5:00PM ET. Jefferson County Humane Society,‎ 1250 Mamie Scott Drive, Monticello, Florida 32344-2724. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com. barktoberfest2011@yahoo.com or Jeri Bennett nolefreak0110@sprint.blackberry.net or Chuck Davis cdaviscycle@gmail.com
  • Barktoberfest Duathlon (5K run, 10K bike, 3K run), Duathlon Relay, and Kids Duathlon (one-mile run, three-mile bike, ½-mile run). 5:00PM ET Duathlon & Relay / 6:30PM ET Kids Duathlon. Jefferson County Humane Society,‎ 1250 Mamie Scott Drive, Monticello, Florida 32344-2724. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com. barktoberfest2011@yahoo.com or Jeri Bennett nolefreak0110@sprint.blackberry.net or Chuck Davis cdaviscycle@gmail.com
  • White Sand Triathlon II (600m swim, 16 mile bike, 5K run). 7:30am CT. Spinnaker Beach Club, 8795 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida 32408. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Freedom Sports, info@myfreedomsports.com or 850-249-2120.
22 OCTOBER 2011
  • Second annual Epic 5K Challenge. 8:00AM ET. Springhill Christmas Tree Farm, 795 Woodhull Road, Bainbridge, Georgia. Event web site. jfis4670@bellsouth.net
  • Riverfront Run 5K. 8:30am ET. Broad Avenue next to Hilton Garden Inn, 101 S Front Street, Albany, Georgia 31701. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. info@riverfrontrun.com or (229) 436-8191.
23 OCTOBER 2011
  • Second annual “Running for the bay!” Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and 50K ultramarathon. 7:15am ET. Apalachicola, Florida. Race web site. Online registration at active.com.
28 OCTOBER 2011
  • YMCA Trick or Trot 5K and one-mile fun run. 5:30pm ET one mile / 6:00pm ET 5K. YMCA at Southwood, 3196 Merchants Row Blvd., Tallahassee, Florida 32311. Entry form and flyer. Tasha Everette, teverette@capitalregionymca.org or 850-701-0461.
29 OCTOBER 2011
  • 32nd annual Boston Mini-Marathon. 8:00 am ET. Commercial Bank, 124 West Jefferson Street, Boston, GA 31626. 2010 story. 2009 story. Brad Johnson, bradjohnson@bankcb.com or 229-498-8500 (day) / 229-226-4679 (evening).
  • Florida State University Parents' Weekend 5K. 8:00am ET. Integration Statue on Woodward Plaza, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306. 2010 story. Event web page. parentsweekend@admin.fsu.edu
  • 33rd annual Tricker Trek 10K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am CT 10K / 9:30am CT one mile. Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401-2724. USATF certified course FL90031DL (10K). Online registration at active.com. Gumby Weckherlin, 850-271-5896, or Joe Edgecombe, joeruns@yahoo.com or 850-774-0018.
  • Spooky 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. 9:00AM CT. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center, Building 4605 Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, Alabama. 334-255-0308.
  • Race to Rescue Bainbridge-Decatur County Humane Society 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00AM ET. Nature trail, Earl Maye Boat Basin Park, Bainbridge, Georgia 39817. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Nicole Touchton, info@racetorescuebdchs.com or 229-254-3371.
5 NOVEMBER 2011
  • Deer Run 5K and one mile. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. Deerlake Middle School, 9902 Deerlake West, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. Gill Jones, gjonesfl@hotmail.com
  • FSU Habitat for Humanity "Home is Where the Hope Is" 5K. 9:00AM ET. Tully Gym, Florida State University, Chieftain Way, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. Joe Donoghue, jfdonoghue@fsu.edu
  • 20th annual Army Aviation Association of America Chili 5K. 9:00am CT. Festival Field, 5th Avenue and 4th Street, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Course map. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Justin Howell, justin.w.howell@conus.army.mil
  • Ironman Florida (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run...duh!). 6:50am CT first wave. Boardwalk Beach Resort, 9400 South Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida. Event web site.
11 NOVEMBER 2011
  • USA FlagVeteran's Day 5K. 8:00AM ET. Vietnam War Memorial, Monroe Street at Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Joe West, comedyjoe@netzero.com or 850-212-2587.
12 NOVEMBER 2011
  • Sgt. Daniel Dale Green Scholarship 5K. 8:30AM ET. Tom Brown Park, Tallahassee, Florida. Keith Campbell, keith.campbell@talgov.com
  • USA FlagBainbridge-Decatur County YMCA Veteran's Day Classic 10K. 9:00am ET. Bainbridge College, 2500 E Shotwell St, Bainbridge, GA 39819. 2010 story. USATF certifed course #GA98012WC. Liv Warren, LivWarren@hotmail.com or 229-243-0508.
  • Second annual Soldier Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:00am ET. National Infantry Museum, 1775 Legacy Way, Columbus, Georgia 31903. USATF certified courses GA10070WC (marathon) and GA10081WC (half-marathon). Event web site. Online entry at active.com. Event page on Facebook. info@soldiermarathon.com
13 NOVEMBER 2011
  • 10th annual FSUCares Homecoming 5K. 9:00AM ET. Florida State University College of Medicine, 1115 West Call Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32304. 2010 story. 2009 story. Amanda Morden, aam10f@med.fsu.edu
19 NOVEMBER 2011
  • 17th annual Draggin' Tail 18-Mile Run, Relay, & 5K. 8:00 am CT. St Theresa's Catholic Church, 2056 Sunny Hills Boulevard, Sunny Hills, FL. 2010 story. Online registration at active.com. Marty Kirkland 850-265-8439 or Joe Edgecombe joeruns@yahoo.com or 850-763-5005.
  • 3rd annual Marzuq Shrine / Bradley's Country Fun Day 5K. 8:00am ET. Bradley's Country Store, 10655 Centerville Road, Moccasin Gap, Florida 32309. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Keiff Lindsey, romanroch@hotmail.com
  • Turkey Trot 10K, 5K & one-mile Fun Run. 9:00AM CT. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center, Building 4605 Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Caroline Driscoll, caroline.driscoll@us.army.mil or 334-255-0308
24 NOVEMBER 2011
  • 36th annual Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K / 10K / 5K. 8:00 am ET. State Office Satellite Complex at SouthWood, Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, FL. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671 or 850-668-2236
  • Valdosta Thanksgiving Day 5K. 8:00am ET. Get Active Running & More, 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2010 story. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
26 NOVEMBER 2011
  • Pilgrim Chase Trail Run 5K. 9:00 am CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. 2010 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes 334-792-6021
  • Swine Time Festival 5K. 8:30am ET. Swine Time Festival Fair Grounds, New Street, Climax, Georgia. Event web page. Paul Fryer, pfryer1@gmail.com
3 DECEMBER 2011
  • Gulf Winds Track Club Ten-Mile Challenge / Five-Mile Run. 8:00 am ET. Hawks Rise Elementary School, 205 Meadow Ridge Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32312-1565. USATF certified courses FL10078EBM (ten mile) and FL10077EBM (five mile). 2010 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Reid Vannoy, reidv@comcast.net or 850-591-7891
  • Winterfest 5K. 4:30om ET. Get Active Running & More, 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2010 story. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
  • Run for the Redfish Half-Marathon / 5K / one-mile fun run. 8:00am CT. Pier Park, Margaritaville, 16230 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach 32413. 2010 story. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
  • Jingle Bell Jog 10K / 5K / One-Mile. 8:00am ET (10 km) / 9:00am et (5 km). Tift Park, Corner of 5th and Monroe, Albany, GA 31701. 2010 story. USATF certified courses GA05018WC (10 km) and GA05017WC (5 km). Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
10 DECEMBER 2011
  • 31st annual Tallahassee Ultra Distance Classic 50K/50M. 7:00 am ET. Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, Florida. USATF certified course FL08072EBM. 2010 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Gary Griffin, runlong@nettally.com
  • Reindeer Trot 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00am ET 5K / one mile immediately afterward. Bainbridge Country Club, 312 Country Club Road, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. Entry form and flyer. Stephanie Poitevint, reindeertrot@gmail.com or April Aldridge, aaldridge@dcboe.com or 229-220-4775
  • Junior Service League 5K Reindeer Race and one-mile Santa Shuffle. 8:00am CT. Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
17 DECEMBER 2011
31 DECEMBER 2011
  • Last Gasp 5K Trail Run. 9:00AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2010 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
7 JANUARY 2012
  • 28th annual Bowlegs 5K Run for Scholarship. 9:00am ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. USATF certified course #FL95008DL. 2011 story. 2010 story. Larry Giunipero, lgiunip@cob.fsu.edu or 850-878-5569, or Bill Hillison, bhillis@garnet.acns.fsu.edu or 850-893-4557.
14 JANUARY 2012
  • 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). 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. 2008 story. Jerry/Jackie McDaniel (mcdanieljackie@hotmail.com or 850-591-0081)
  • 16th annual Museum of Aviation Foundation Marathon / Half-Marathon / 5K. 8:00am ET Marathon and Half-Marathon / 8:15am ET 5K. Museum of Aviation, Hwy 247 and Russell Parkway, Warner Robins, Georgia. USATF certified courses #GA10005WC (Marathon), #GA09003WC (Half Marathon), #GA09005WC (5K). Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online entry at active.com. Museum of Aviation Foundation at museumevents@museumofaviation.org or 478-923-6600, or John Hunter, Race Director, at hunterjh@cox.net or 478-335-3426.
  • Gulf Coast Community College Commodore Sun Run Half-Marathon / 10K / 5K / one-mile fun run. 6:30 am CT. Aaron Bessant Park (at Pier Park), 500 West Park Drive, Panama City, Florida. gcccfoundation@gmail.com
21 JANUARY 2012
28 JANUARY 2012
  • The 30th annual Hog Wild Run 15K and 5K. 2:00pm CT. The Depot Off Main, 120 Museum Avenue, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2011 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
5 FEBRUARY 2012
  • 38th annual Tallahassee Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:30 am ET. Mike Long Track, Florida State University, Chieftan Way at Spirit Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web site. Tallahasseemarathon@gmail.com
11 FEBRUARY 2012
  • 20th annual Run For The Cookies 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30AM ET one mile / 9:00AM ET 5K. Tallahassee Community College Lifetime Sports Center, 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32304. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified 5K course FL08011EBM. Dr. Jeanne O'Kon, okonj@tcc.fl.edu or 850-894-2019.
  • Third annual FSU Krispy Kreme Challenge. 9:00am ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. 2011 story. 2010 story. Suzanne Berkey, smb07h@fsu.edu or 727-459-8597.
18 FEBRUARY 2012
  • 24th annual Flash 12K and 6K. 8:30AM ET. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2008 story. Mark Priddy, MarkPriddy@msn.com
  • Second annual Hospice Half Marathon & Dewey Dash 5K. 8:00am ET half marathon / 8:15am ET 5K. Georgia Christian School, 4359 Dasher Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31601-2101. 2010 story. Leanna Greene, 229-563-7676
3 MARCH 2012
  • Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K, 5K, & one-mile fun run. 8:00AM ET one mile / 8:30am ET 10K and 5K. Thomasville Road Baptist Church, 3131 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course FL09035EBM (10K). USATF certified course FL09036EBM (5K). Grea Bevis, greabevis@yahoo.com
  • 6th 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). 2011 story. Event web site. info@SNICKERSmarathonenergybarmarathon.com
  • Red Pepper Run 5K. 8:00am ET. The Blue Parrot, 68 West Gorrie Drive, St. George Island, Florida 32328. 2011 story. Event web page. Susan Bassett, 850-323-0092.
  • Race The Tortoise 5K. 8:00am ET. O'Leno State Park, 410 S.E. O'Leno Park Road, High Springs, Florida 32643. USATF certified course #FL09012EBM. Online registration at active.com. V. Morgan Tyrone, Victor.Tyrone@dep.state.fl.us or 386-454-0723.
10 MARCH 2012
11 MARCH 2012
  • 3rd annual Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches, Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K. 7:30am ET. Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch, 1813 Cecil Webb Place, Live Oak, FL 32060. USATF certified course FL10028EBM (Marathon & half-Marathon), Event web page. Entry form. Online registration at active.com. Chris Carusone, 941-799-7184.
17 MARCH 2012
  • Second annual Doggie Dash 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00am 5K / 9:30am one mile. John Paul II Catholic High School, Grove Park Drive at Terrebonne Drive, Southwood, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. Chris Akins or Sheri Logue, info@correctionsfoundation.org or 850-410-4475.
31 MARCH 2012
  • 37th annual Springtime 10K, Publix 5K & Target 1-Miler. 7:45am ET one-mile / 8:10am ET 10K and 5K. Leon County Courthouse, 301 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32301. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Judy Alexander, jalexander98@comcast.net or 850-383-1361.
7 APRIL 2012
14 APRIL 2012
  • 38th annual Palace Saloon 5K. 8:00am ET. James Messer Fields Park, Jackson Bluff Road and Dupree Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304. USATF certified course FL99027DL. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story.
28 APRIL 2012
  • Rose35th 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, Thomasville, GA. USATF certified course GA92011WN (10K). 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site. rcr@ymcathomasville.org or 229-226-9878.
5 MAY 2012
  • 11th annual Tallahassee Tails & Trails 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:30am ET. Tallahassee-Leon County Animal Service Center, 1125 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site.
12 MAY 2012
  • 6th annual Missionette 5K / 10K Extraordinary Run. 8:00 am ET. Family Worship Center of Cairo, 1400 South Broad Street, Cairo, GA 39828. USATF certified course GA09001WC (10K) and GA09002WC (5K). 2010 story. Katina Stewart 229-378-0970.
28 MAY 2012
  • USA Flag6th annual Memorial Day 5K Night Race. 7:00 pm ET. Boulevard Park, East Evans Street and South Boulevard Drive, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Rhonda Walker, rgwalker2210@att.net
2 JUNE 2012
  • 15th annual Potluck Bash 4-Mile Run. 6:00 pm ET. Forestmeadows Athletic Center, 4750 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671.
23 JUNE 2012
  • 14th annual Summer Sizzler 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:00 pm ET (1 mile), 7:30 pm ET (5K). St. George Island, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certifed course #FL99035DL. Event web site. Hobson Fulmer, hobson@fairpoint.net or 850-927-2510.
  • 34th annual Hot Trot 5K. 7:30 am CT. Washington-Holmes Technical Center, 757 Hoyt Street, Chipley, Florida 32428. 2011 story. Stan Owens 850-547-2244.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Davison, Merritt battle to Rebel Run 5K victories in Marianna

[ From a report by Mark McCarra. Thanks, Mark! ]


Mississippi has Vicksburg, Atlanta has Sherman's March, and northern Virginia is carpeted with Civil War battlefields, but Florida was never a major theater of war in the Rebellion of 1861-1865. Loyal Floridians thus embrace what Civil War history we have. Lake City celebrates the Battle of Olustee, and Tallahassee the Battle of Natural Bridge. And the Panhandle treasures its memories of the Battle of Marianna. Marianna, Florida marked the 147th anniversary of the 27 September 1864 battle with the Marianna Day festival, which included re-enactments, a parade, and educational exhibits. And for the first time, this year's Marianna Days included a 5K "Rebel Run" road race on Saturday, 24 September 2011. The inaugural Rebel Run 5K title went to Marianna firefighter Davin Davison in 20:40, just ahead of runner-up and top master Mark McCarra in 20:47. The women's race was not nearly as close, with Ashley Merritt running 26:03 and finishing nearly 700 meters ahead of the next woman. Lori Kibler was the fastest female master in the race, posting 36:05 for the 3.1-mile distance.


Davison shared the lead with Buddy Baxter for the first kilometer, but the second kilometer was all Davison's, and he passed the mile mark alone in 5:53, 25 seconds up on the field. During the third kilometer Davison continued to lead, but Mark McCarra had moved into second and was starting to close the gap, moving to within 18 seconds of Davison at the halfway point. McCarra continued to gain on Davison, but never quite caught the firefighter, who held on to win 20:40 to 20:47.


The 2011 Rebel Run 5K started and finished at the Marianna Citizen's Lodge and included a tour through the hilly campus of Chipola College. The 25 runners were serenaded at the finish by Civil War period fife music performed by a reenactor.


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Avenger and Reichert bully Bethany Baptist Bridge Runners in Hahira

Behold, the Masked AvengerIn 2010 Hahira's Bethany Baptist Church held their first 5K Bridge Run. Dale Smith won that one, leaving Valdosta's Masked Avenger almost 200 meters behind. On Saturday, 24 September 2011 the Bridge Run was back. Smith wasn't there to defend to his title, but the Avenger was their seeking redemption. He found it, running to a course record 17:57 win in the second annual race. Runner-up Wes Hand of Nashville, Georgia ran 18:55, trailing the Avenger by close to 300 meters. Valdosta State freshman cross-country runner Cory Alden placed third in 21:30. Hahira's Frank Ryan (4th, 23:04) was the fastest master in the field, beating Valdosta master runners Shannon Shockley (5th, 23:36) and Tony Daugherty (6th, 24:05).


Christina Reichert was the fastest woman in the race, placing seventh overall in 24:15 to finish about 100 meters ahead of the second woman in, Hahira's Misty Moreno (10th, 24:45). Valdosta's Amanda Merck ran 25:00 to place third among the woman, while Valdosta's Nancy Elam was the first female master at 25:11.


2011 Bethany Baptist Church 5K Bridge Run
Bethany Baptist Church, Hahira, Georgia
Saturday, 24 September 2011

PLACE ATHLETE                     S AGE CITY             ST TIME
===== =========================== = === ================ == =======
1. Masked Avenger M 32 Valdosta GA 17:57
2. Wes Hand M 39 Nashville GA 18:53
3. Cory Alden M 19 Valdosta GA 21:30
4. Frank Ryan M 43 Hahira GA 23:04
5. Shannon Shockley M 47 Valdosta GA 23:36
6. Tony Daugherty M 48 Valdosta GA 24:05
7. Christina Reichert F 35 Clayton IL 24:15
8. Michael Lively M 35 Valdosta GA 24:39
9. Chad Gallahan M 26 Valdosta GA 24:43
10. Misty Moreno F 33 Hahira GA 24:45
11. Amanda Merck F 29 Valdosta GA 25:00
12. Steven Truitt M 35 Valdosta GA 25:00
13. Bobby Weldon M 18 Hahira GA 25:09
14. Nancy Elam F 48 Valdosta GA 25:11
15. Richard Welch M 29 Valdosta GA 25:39
16. Jim Hall M 61 Valdosta GA 25:54
17. Kelly Turner F 49 Valdosta GA 26:11
18. Paul Everett M 41 Valdosta GA 26:23
19. Beth Howell F 41 Valdosta GA 27:15
20. Grayson Vinson M 12 Hahira GA 27:29
21. Terry Adams M 37 Valdosta GA 27:51
22. Jodi Scruggs F 37 Valdosta GA 27:58
23. Aubie Turner M 50 Valdosta GA 28:11
24. Kelly Call F 40 Valdosta GA 28:41
25. Jason Scarpate M 39 Valdosta GA 28:56
26. Thomas Cornelius M 13 Hahira GA 29:33
27. Andrew Elam M 13 Valdosta GA 30:02
28. Joe Christian M 73 Naylor GA 30:36
29. Debra Peterman F 42 Valdosta GA 30:47
30. Scott Peterman M 42 Valdosta GA 30:47
31. Jason Barnes M 36 Ray City GA 31:07
32. Laura Washnock F 40 Valdosta GA 31:29
33. Zachary Kite M 12 Sylvester GA 32:42
34. Bonnie Williams F 37 Valdosta GA 32:45
35. Ronnie Metts M 66 Hahira GA 33:24
36. Deborah McDonald F 54 Valdosta GA 33:26
37. Mark Porter M 24 Hahira GA 34:12
38. Kira Garner F 28 Hahira GA 34:33
39. Don Chaney M 49 Hahira GA 34:36
40. Luke Register M 4 Hahira GA 35:03
41. Ben Register M 32 Hahira GA 35:03
42. Sherry Parker F 37 Hahira GA 36:15
43. Brantley Ganas M 21 Valdosta GA 36:55
44. Lacie Yeager F 22 Valdosta GA 37:01
45. Noemi Galeano F 10 Tallahassee FL 37:11
46. Jessica Castor F 35 Valdosta GA 37:17
47. Jillian Wright F 20 Hahira GA 38:58
48. Lawson Allen M 45 Hahira GA 39:40
49. Karen Corby F 51 Valdosta GA 40:12
50. Lexi Metts F 8 Hahira GA 41:16
51. Eric Collins M 47 Valdosta GA 41:37
52. Kolby Bussey M 10 Hahira GA 41:49
53. Brie Collins F 15 Valdosta GA 43:56
54. Mary Reinhardt F 14 Hahira GA 43:57
55. Resa Vinson F 45 Hahira GA 45:09
56. Angie Reinhardt F 48 Hahira GA 45:11
57. Naomi Hendricks F 47 Ray City GA 45:15

Results courtesy of A Course/Line, LLC



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Quail Trail 2011

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Top Ten Men, 2011 Quail Trail 5K
  1. 17:29.37 ~ Giovanni Sanchez (M, 23)
  2. 19:12.58 ~ Peter Kaus (M, 27)
  3. 19:19.87 ~ Evan Francis (M, 14)
  4. 19:35.55 ~ Cole Farrington (M, 18)
  5. 21:51.65 ~ Shelton Ansley (M, 59)
  6. 22:11.81 ~ Richard Golden (M, 45)
  7. 22:13.34 ~ David Anderson (M, 61)
  8. 22:18.81 ~ Duane Evans (M, 44)
  9. 22:31.18 ~ Chad Johnson (M, 40)
  10. 23:09.37 ~ Chris Holt (M, 29)

Top Ten Women, 2011 Quail Trail 5K
  1. 23:53.71 ~ Kimberlee Lawson (F, 23)
  2. 24:14.93 ~ Melissa Hooke (F, 33)
  3. 24:48.68 ~ Nicole Handy (F, 25)
  4. 24:49.14 ~ Sandra Canada (F, 48)
  5. 25:24.27 ~ Carson Durrance (F, 40)
  6. 26:19.27 ~ Nancy Herring (F, 56)
  7. 26:23.21 ~ Amber Kinsey (F, 23)
  8. 26:51.96 ~ Sarah Baczewski (F, 25)
  9. 26:52.49 ~ Christine Lamia (F, 48)
  10. 27:08.43 ~ Jamie Brown (F, 27)

Quail Trail 5K Champions, 2009-2011
Date
Men
Women
26 September 2009
22:01* Steven Cox
24:38* Nancy Stedman
25 September 2010
15:41 Kevin Cook
18:40 Kara Taylor
24 September 2011
17:30 Giovanni Sanchez23:54 Kimberlee Lawson
* The race was long in 2009 because the runners were led off-course


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Martinez and Yinger prevail at Prefontaine 5K

Michael MartinezHalf a hundred runners gathered outside of Tallahassee at the Silver Lake Recreation Area of the Apalachicola National Forest on Saturday morning, 24 September 2011, for the 36th annual edition of the Salute To Prefontaine 5K. When the running was over, Tallahassee master runner Michael Martinez had crossed the line first in 19:08, about 70 meters ahead of runner-up Roger Schmidt. It was the second cross-country running match-up for Martinez and Schmidt in a month; four weeks earlier they had finished ninth and tenth at the Miller Landing Madness 8K, where they were only five seconds apart.


Olivia Swedberg YingerThe fastest woman in the field was Olivia Swedberg Yinger of Tallahassee, who raced the five kilometers through the sand and palmettos in 22:31, placing 10th overall. Yinger finished nearly 100 meters ahead of the second place woman, Tallahassee's Brook Pace (11th, 23:04). Just seven days after directing the 2011 Tallahassee Women's Distance Festival, Lisa Unger claimed the top woman master spot in the race, coming in 26th overall at 28:36 as the race's fourth woman finisher.


Each year since Steve Prefontaine's death in 1975, the Gulf Winds Track Club has staged the Salute To Prefontaine 5K as a tribute to the Oregon distance runner. A variety of race directors have changed the course frequently over the years, but it has always been in the Apalachicola National Forest. This may change in the future; the race's permit with the Forest Service runs out in 2011. Whatever happens, this race has already endured twelve years longer than Prefontaine himself.


Results, 2011 Salute to Prefontaine 5K
  1. 19:08 ~ Michael Martinez (M, 45) Tallahassee, FL
  2. Roger Schmidt19:23 ~ Roger Schmidt (M, 20) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 19:40 ~ Jack McDermott (M, 42) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 20:26 ~ Timothy Yinger (M, 28) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 21:22 ~ Mike La Bossiere (M, 45) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 21:35 ~ Michael Kennett (M, 37) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 21:58 ~ Jerry McDaniel (M, 57) Monticello, FL
  8. 22:12 ~ Cason Ragland (M, 17) Carrboro, NC
  9. 22:24 ~ Eric Henry (M, 39) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 22:31 ~ Olivia Swedberg Yinger (F, 28) Tallahassee, FL
  11. 23:04 ~ Brook Pace (F, 32) Tallahassee, FL
  12. 23:17 ~ Jason Wright (M, 39) Tallahassee, FL
  13. 24:14 ~ Mike Baker (M, 42) Tallahassee, FL
  14. 24:23 ~ Ashley Daily (F, 24) Tallahassee, FL
  15. 24:36 ~ David Landis (M, 52) Tallahassee, FL
  16. Brook Pace25:07 ~ Ryan Fitzgerald (M, 32) Tallahassee, FL
  17. 25:07 ~ Buddy Levins (M, 58) Tallahassee, FL
  18. 25:20 ~ Michael Culligan (M, 37) Tallahassee, FL
  19. 25:42 ~ Jim Moran (M, 53) Tallahassee, FL
  20. 25:54 ~ Kyle Rogers (M, 25) Tallahassee, FL
  21. 25:55 ~ Robert Champlin (M, 41) Tallahassee, FL
  22. 26:44 ~ Hal Davis (M, 55) Tallahassee, FL
  23. 27:23 ~ Jonathan Otano (M, 19) Tallahassee, FL
  24. 27:42 ~ David Darst (M, 68) Tallahassee, FL
  25. 28:07 ~ Ryan Cosson (M, 27) Crawfordville, FL
  26. 28:36 ~ Lisa Unger (F, 43) Tallahassee, FL
  27. 28:48 ~ Tim Brewton (M, 56) Tallahassee, FL
  28. 29:21 ~ Steve Haskell (M, 28) Tallahassee, FL
  29. 29:21 ~ Stephanie Senior (F, 38) Tallahassee, FL
  30. 29:29 ~ Carlos Zapata (M, 66) Tallahassee, FL
  31. 29:31 ~ Monya Newmyer (F, 50) Tallahassee, FL
  32. 29:51 ~ John Morrill (M, 59) Tallahassee, FL
  33. 29:53 ~ Maria Matheu (F, 32) Tallahassee, FL
  34. 29:55 ~ Clint Watkins (M, 68) Tallahassee, FL
  35. 30:21 ~ Mark Priddy (M, 56) Tallahassee, FL
  36. 30:33 ~ Birgit Maier-Katkin (F, 49) Tallahassee, FL
  37. 30:58 ~ David Doll (M, 48) Tallahassee, FL
  38. 32:45 ~ Brian Conklin (M, 26) Tallahassee, FL
  39. 33:37 ~ Randy Dumm (M, 55) Tallahassee, FL
  40. 33:42 ~ Fran McLean (F, 53) Tallahassee, FL
  41. 34:07 ~ Julie Coiro (F, 27) Tallahassee, FL
  42. 34:46 ~ Kate Mac Fall (F, 40) Tallahassee, FL
  43. 35:38 ~ Linda Levins (F, 58) Tallahassee, FL
  44. 36:47 ~ Sean Flanagan (M, 44) Tallahassee, FL
  45. 38:50 ~ Trina Baker (F, 30) Havana, FL
  46. 39:44 ~ Busarakam Fitzgerald (F, 35) Tallahassee, FL
  47. 39:52 ~ Jennifer Jacques (F, 26) Tallahassee, FL
  48. 42:25 ~ Susan Tobin (F, 54) Tallahassee, FL
  49. 42:31 ~ Andrea Reese (F, 31) Tallahassee, FL
  50. 45:13 ~ Brandi Nelms (F, 32) Tallahassee, FL

Recent winners of the Salute to Prefontaine 5K
1997-2011
Date
Men
Women
27 September 1997
Bill Crooks (18:50)
Julie Clark (23:07)
1998
Paul Hoover (19:26)
Peggy Simpson (24:44)
5 September 1999
Gary Droze (17:56)
Brandi Rook (24:13)
30 September 2000
Gary Droze (17:49)
Allie Hunter (22:17)
29 September 2001
Scott Poindexter (19:37)
Allie Hunter (22:17)
5 October 2002
David Yon (22:17)
Yvonne Gsteiger (25:47)
27 September 2003
Shawn Patterson (18:35)
Angela Dempsey (23:49)
25 September 2004
Gary Droze (17:43)
Seeley Lovett (22:46)
24 September 2005
Gary Droze (18:13)
Jane Johnson (24:06)
23 September 2006
Gary Droze (17:24)
Stephanie Liles (19:59)
29 September 2007
Chris Gregory (17:29)
Micah Adriani (20:26)
27 September 2008
Daniel Lee (18:16)
Kati Gosnell (21:10)
26 September 2009
Joel Piotrowski (20:28)
Micah Adriani (21:20)
25 September 2010
Jay Wallace (18:53)
Kelly Stevens (22:17)
24 September 2011
Michael Martinez (19:08)
Olivia Swedberg Yinger (22:31)


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Friday, September 23, 2011

Nothing damp about Sheldon and Francis's Owl Run victories

Zoe SheldonUnder cloudy skies and an intermittent drizzle, the Swift Creek Middle School cross-country team scored 35 points to take first in an eight-team field in the girls' race at the 25th annual Owl Run on Thursday morning, 22 September 2011. Zoe Sheldon led the team, taking the individual title in the two-mile event in 13:43. Raa Middle School's Evan Francis was the top finisher in the boys' two-mile race, posting an 11:56, but Montford's cross-country squad slipped by Raa 55 to 56 to take team honors.


Cheyenne Hildinger and Zoe SheldonBaseball may have rain delays, but cross-country runners are made of sterner stuff, and the meet went on as scheduled in spite of the weather. Swift Creek's Cheyenne Hildinger, who had won the Battle at Tom Brown on 7 September 2011 grabbed an early lead. But her Swift Creek teammate--Zoe Sheldon, winner of the previous week's Fort Braden meet--soon pulled even. At the mile mark the two Swift Creek athletes were running side by side. Early in the first mile Sheldon broke away, going on to record a 13:43 win. Meanwhile, Ana Wallace of Deerlake overtook Hildinger to snatch the runner-up spot, 14:01 to 14:04. In addition to Sheldon and Hildinger, Swift Creek also put two other runners in the top ten, Katie Jones (8th, 14:42) and Sydney Aparicia (9th, 14:50). Swift Creek's fifth runner, Lexie McElroy, ran 15:19 to place 14th, giving the team 35 points and the victory. Montford was runner-up with 77 points, just ahead of third place Deerlake with 80. Defending champions Raa were fourth with 86.


Evan FrancisIn the boys' race, Evan Francis of Raa Middle School didn't go right to the front, but took the lead during the first mile. Francis passed the mile mark in 5:47, about four seconds ahead of the second runner, Griffin Middle School's Emanuel Godfrey. Francis widened the gap on the field in the second half of the race, running to victory in 11:56. With 200 meters to go, Deerlake's Austin Dodson had overtaken Godfrey to move into second, but James Dodson of Raa and Adam Wallenfelsz of Montford were right behind them and moving up. Raa's James Dodson charged down the final stretch, beating out Deerlake's Austin Dodson for the runner-up spot, 12:11 to 12:12. Behind them, Wallenfelsz overtook a fading Godfrey for fourth, 12:16 to 12:19. Those or any similar close finishes may very well have decided the team title; Montford took first by a single point over defending champ Raa, 55 to 56. Swift Creek put three runners in the top ten, more than any other team, but couldn't close the deal and ended up third with 67 points.


The Owl Run is the Leon County Schools' oldest cross-country meet, and the penultimate meet of 2011. The season closes on Wednesday, 28 September 2011, with the Leon County Schools' championship meet at Apalachee Regional Park Trail.


Team Standings, Girls
  1. Swift CreekSwift Creek, 35 points
  2. Montford, 77
  3. Deerlake, 80
  4. Raa, 86
  5. Fairview, 127
  6. Cobb, 168
  7. Fort Braden, 271
  8. Griffin, 393

Top Ten Girls
  1. Ana Wallace13:43 ~ Zoe Sheldon (Swift Creek) 7
  2. 14:01 ~ Ana Wallace (Deerlake) 6
  3. 14:04 ~ Cheyenne Hildinger (Swift Creek) 6
  4. 14:07 ~ Audrey Dogan (Raa) 7
  5. 14:26 ~ Olivia Cone (Raa) 7
  6. 14:28 ~ Jewels Kruegar (Montford) 8
  7. 14:32 ~ Alex Wallace (Deerlake) 8
  8. 14:42 ~ Katie Jones (Swift Creek) 7
  9. 14:50 ~ Sydney Aparicia (Swift Creek) 7
  10. 14:56 ~ Grace Lockhart (Cobb) 8

Team Standings,Boys
  1. Montford Middle School Cross-Country teamMontford, 55 points
  2. Raa, 56
  3. Swift Creek, 67
  4. Deerlake, 118
  5. Fairview, 159
  6. Griffin, 165
  7. Cobb, 198
  8. Fort Braden, 468

Top Ten Boys
  1. Alex Holm and Irfan Kovankaya11:56 ~ Evan Francis (Raa) 8
  2. 12:11 ~ James Dodson (Raa) 8
  3. 12:12 ~ Austin Dodson (Deerlake) 8
  4. 12:16 ~ Adam Wallenfelsz (Montford) 8
  5. 12:19 ~ Emanuel Godfrey (Griffin) 8
  6. 12:30 ~ Irfan Kovankaya (Swift Creek) 8
  7. 12:32 ~ Alex Holm (Cobb) 8
  8. 12:38 ~ Aiden Sailor (Montford) 8
  9. 12:45 ~ Troy Monroe (Swift Creek) 8
  10. 12:48 ~ Shane Suchoki (Swift Creek) 7

Owl Run Champions, 1988 - 2010
DateBoysGirls
22 SEP 2011
Evan Francis (Raa) 11:56
Zoe Sheldon (Swift Creek) 13:43
30 SEP 2010
Wil Luca (Raa) 11:41
Rebecca Clendinen (Raa) 13:57
1 OCT 2009
Cade Zimmerman (Deerlake) 11:33
Cece Williams (Deerlake) 13:26
25 SEP 2008
Will Henderson (Raa) 11:42
Cece Williams (Deerlake) 11:56
27 SEP 2007
Will Henderson (Raa) 12:11
Carly Thomas (Raa) 12:27
28 SEP 2006
Will Stanford (Raa) 10:59
Summer Shepherd (Raa) 12:59
29 SEP 2005
Kurt Dietrich (Swift Creek) 12:07
Jana Stolting (Deerlake) 13:26
30 SEP 2004
Graham Hawkes (Cobb) 11:51
Mallory Alonzo (Raa) 14:01
2 OCT 2003
Joe Franklin (Griffin) 11:38
Charlotte Murrell (Cobb) 14:17
2002
Bryan Miletich (Deerlake) 11:51
Julia Bryant (Deerlake) 14:06
2001
Kevin Bryant (Raa) 12:33
Karen Devick (Raa) 13:58
2000
Danny Sass (Deerlake) 13:04
LaShaunta Arnold (Fairview) 14:50
1 OCT 1999
Logan Wolcott (Raa) 12:52
LaShaunta Arnold (Fairview) 14:30
13 OCT 1998
Matt Varn (Swift Creek) 12:31
Allie Hunter (Swift Creek) 14:27
1997
Anthony Washington (Bellevue) 12:26
Allie Hunter (Swift Creek) 15:00
1996


6 OCT 1995
Bryan Hendricks (Cobb) 8:15*
Meredith Warren (Raa) 10:36*
6 OCT 1994
Kevin Anderson (Deerlake) 8:10*
Meredith Warren (Raa) 9:56*
20 OCT 1993


20 OCT 1992
Mark Roehl (Raa) 8:40*
Brianne Pla (Cobb) 9:33*
22 OCT 1991
Michael Rodriguez (Raa) 8:38*
Holly Skinner (Cobb) 10:15*
10 OCT 1990
Tim Bolton (Cobb) 8:44*
Christy Weinberger(Bellevue)10:17*
24 MAY 1990
Wayne McDaniel (Raa) 6:58†Cynthia Costin (Griffin) 8:06†
23 MAY 1989
Wayne McDaniel (Raa) 7:09†
Tonia Jackson (Nims) 8:13†
10 MAY 1988
Bobby Jessup (Griffin) †Tonia Jackson (Raa) †
* 1-1/2 mile race at Gretchen Everhart School
† 2 km race at Florida State University


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