Saturday, June 22, 2013

Garcia and Cox race the hills around the Lakes

Run Around The LakesKillearn Lakes is a Tallahassee bedroom community located in north Leon county near the historic village of Bradfordville. I've run a couple of Gulf Winds Track Club races there, the Tallahassee Women's Distance Festival and the Ten Mile challenge. I didn't see any lakes during either run, although I did see quite a few hills. A more honest name for the sub-division might have been "Killearn Hills," or "Killearn Crags," or even "Piedmont Killearn." I suppose that in real estate circles none of those have the cachet of "Killearn Lakes."

The 113 athletes who ran Deer Lake United Methodist Church's Run Around The Lakes 5K didn't see any lakes either. Admittedly, the event was the run around the lakes and not by the lakes or through the lakes or in view of the lakes. Wherever the water was, everyone got a 3.1-mile sample of the hills of Killearn Lakes on an out-and-back course from Deer Lake UMC along Deer Lake Road.

Tallahassee's Joseph Garcia handled the slopes the best. The recent Lincoln High graduate clocked a 17:32 win on the course, finishing comfortably ahead of runner-up Gary Droze. Droze, the track coach at Maclay School, was the first master runner in the race, running 17:56.

Renee Cox of Tallahassee won the women's title at the Run Around The Lakes, placing seventh overall in 20:31. Over a minute behind Cox, Vicky Droze was the women's runner-up, finishing eighth overall in 21:32. Debbie Peters was the first woman master across the finish line, at 26:42 the eight woman and 29th overall finisher.

Proceeds from the inaugural event were earmarked for the local and overseas missions of Deer Lake UMC.

Joseph GarciaTop Ten Men, 2013 Run Around The Lakes 5K
  1. 17:32 ~ Joseph Garcia (M, 17)
  2. 17:56 ~ Gary Droze (M, 52)
  3. 18:55 ~ Jack McDermott (M, 44)
  4. 19:34 ~ Greg Waddell (M, 47)
  5. 19:49 ~ Tad David (M, 44)
  6. 20:31 ~ Thomas Konrad (M, 45)
  7. 21:41 ~ Bob Asztalos (M, 54)
  8. 21:49 ~ Kermitt Washington (M, 33)
  9. 22:08 ~ Christian McMillan (M, 16)
  10. 22:19 ~ Steve Barraco (M, 58)

Top Ten Women, 2013 Run Around The Lakes 5K
    Renee Cox
  1. 20:31 ~ Renee Cox (F, 26)
  2. 21:32 ~ Vicky Droze (F, 38)
  3. 22:15 ~ Laura McDermott (F, 33)
  4. 25:21 ~ Jennifer Powell (F, 31)
  5. 26:04 ~ Jennifer Bendewish (F, 34)
  6. 26:06 ~ Stephanie Aavistoos (F, 23)
  7. 26:08 ~ Katie Allison (F, 35)
  8. 26:42 ~ Debbie Peters (F, 52)
  9. 29:19 ~ Pennie Douglas (F, 33)
  10. 29:43 ~ Jennifer Morrison (F, 44)


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