Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Zeiler molto allegro in Tomato Trot 5K

Lindsay ZeilerThe second half of the Tomato Trot 5K belonged to Lindsay Zeiler on Sunday, 19 February 2012, as did victory in that race through Tallahassee's Southwood community. The former Southeast Missouri State University Redhawk track star won the second annual race in 19:22, finishing over 400 meters ahead of the runner-up, Lincoln High junior Jonathan Grisiaffi. Grisiaffi covered the course in 21:19.

Lindsay Zeiler and Jonathan Grisiaffi turn onto Four Oaks Boulevard about midway through the second annual Tomato Trot 5K.The race started near John Paul II Catholic High School just after 11:00am. Grisiaffi bolted away from the rest of the field as the runners fought a stiff breeze on Shumard Oak Boulevard. He was well out ahead by the end of the first kilometer, but Zeiler was in second, stalking him. By the end of the second kilometer, where the course climbed Merchants Row Boulevard toward the Southwood town center, Zeiler had closed the gap on Grisiaffi. Zeiler took command during the third kilometer, and spent the second half of the race running away from Grisiaffi.

The Tomato Trot 5K was the first event in the second day of the 2012 Italian Family Festival, held on the grounds of John Paul II High School.



  1. Sir,

    Will the Tomato people be posting the names and times of the mere mortal runners?

    Mike B.

  2. Only the race admins can say for sure. But although I would love to be wrong, I don't expect to see any. There weren't any posted last year, either.


  3. Aye.

    Also, I'd like to amend my post to say pasting instead of posting. It would blend better with the theme.