Saturday, November 30, 2013

No hogwash--Beauchamp and Genovar win at Swine Time

Evan Beauchamp leads Chip NixA stone monument at the Swine Time fairgrounds in Climax, Georgia proclaims that the Swine Time festival dates back to 1975. The annual Swine Time Run doesn't go back that far, either as the 5K that it is now or the 10K that it was before. But both the festival and the run were going strong on 30 November 2013. That morning Evan Beauchamp of Smyrna, Georgia, was the fastest of 133 finishers of the 2013 Swine Time 5K, edging Bainbridge's Chip Nix 19:54 to 19:59. Al Whately of Cairo, Georgia, was the first master runner in the 3.1-mile race, finishing fourth in 20:47. Bainbridge's Julie Genovar was the first woman across the finish line, placing 14th overall in 23:36. Nancy Palmer of Oviedo, Florida, was the top woman master, running 25:36.


Chip Nix and Evan BeauchampAustin Kelly of Havana, Florida, set the early pace. By the time the runners reached the unpaved section of Handville Road, though, 800 meters into the race, Chip Nix had taken the lead. Nix continued to hold the front spot as the race headed north on Salem Church Road toward the turnaround at the halfway point. When the runners started the trip back, Evan Beauchamp had moved into second. At three kilometers Beauchamp was just three seconds behind Nix. Over the next kilometer, Beauchamp closed that margin. With less than a kilometer to go, just after turning back onto Handville Road, Beauchamp passed Nix. Nix chased Beauchamp all the way back to the fairgrounds, but at the finish line it was Beauchamp over Nix, 19:54 to 19:59. Gareth Pyle of Thomasville, Georgia, was third in 20:41. The first master runner, Al Whately, was fourth in 20:47. Tallahassee journalist Arek Sarkissian took fifth in 21:35.

Julie Genovar and Rosalie White
Former Thomasville High (c/o 2013) cross-country runner Rosalie White led the women at the turn from Handville Road onto Salem Church Road, one kilometer into the race. At that point, Julie Genovar trailed White by seven seconds. Half a kilometer later White's seven second lead was gone and Genovar was in front. Meanwhile, master runner Nancy Palmer had moved up into third. Genovar held the top woman's spot for the rest of the race, winning in 23:36. Palmer closed on White, but White hung on to take second in the women's standings, 24:17 to 24:22.


Top Ten Men, 2013 Swine Time 5K
  1. 19:54 ~ Evan Beauchamp (M, 25) Smyrna, GAGarreth Pyle
  2. 19:59 ~ Chip Nix (M, 37) Bainbridge, GA
  3. 20:41 ~ Garreth Pyle (M, 34) Thomasville, GA
  4. 20:47 ~ Al Whately (M, 43) Cairo, GA
  5. 21:35 ~ Arek Sarkissian (M, 33) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 21:58 ~ David Brock (M, 15) Bainbridge, GA
  7. 22:04 ~ Austin Kelly (M, 29) Havana, FL
  8. 22:15 ~ Jay Herring (M, 55) Jacksonville, FL
  9. 22:35 ~ Joe White (M, 33) Canton, GA
  10. 22:51 ~ Andrew Willette (M, 23) Bainbridge, GA

Top Ten Women, 2013 Swine Time 5K
  1. 23:36 ~ Julie Genovar (F, 28) Bainbridge, GANancy Palmer
  2. 24:17 ~ Rosalie White (F, 18) Thomasville, GA
  3. 24:22 ~ Nancy Palmer (F, 58) Oviedo, FL
  4. 25:36 ~ Sandra Canada (F, 51) Woodville, FL
  5. 26:16 ~ Darla Castoro (F, ) Bainbridge, GA
  6. 26:21 ~ Birgit Maier-Katkin (F, 51) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 26:51 ~ Aubrie Provence (F, 21) Bainbridge, GA
  8. 27:00 ~ Anda Ariail (F, 39) Orlando, FL
  9. 27:12 ~ Rebecca-Jane White (F, ) Thomasville, GA
  10. 27:31 ~ Linda Wann (F, 58) Bainbridge, GA

Recent winners of the Climax, Georgia, Swine Time 5K
DateMenWomen
28 November 1981(10K)
29 November 1986(10K, rainy)
28 November 1987(10K, cloudy)
28 November 1992(5K)
25 November 200017:43, Greg Waddell22:55, Judy Alexander
26 November 2005
25 November 2006
24 November 2007
29 November 200817:27, Caleb Alte22:46, Mandi O'Mara
28 November 200918:11, Isaiah DouglasMcRae Mayfield
27 November 201019:15, Caleb Alte28:26, Annie Beauchamp Gargasz
26 November 201117:55, Michael Martinez24:30, Dana Martin
24 November 201217:04, Chase Harris20:21, Dionis Gauvin
30 November 201319:54, Evan Beauchamp23:36, Julie Genovar


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Friday, November 29, 2013

Hough and Miller fly to Thanksgiving Day wins in Valdosta

Wild TurkeysValdosta, Georgia doesn't fool around with cute names like "Turkey Trot," "Pilgrim Prance," or "Dressing Dash" for their annual Thanksgiving Day road race. Quite straightforwardly, it's called the Thanksgiving Day 5K. Winning the 28 November 2013 edition of the race in 16:55, the fastest time at the event since 2009, was Brandon Hough--marathoner, Air Force Academy alumnus, and native of Panama City, Florida. Hough finished over 200 meters ahead of the runner-up, Ryan Kelly. Lake Park's Kelly ran the 3.1 miles in 17:54. Dylan Rogers of Valdosta finished third in 19:01.


Finishing right on Dylan Rogers's heels in fourth place overall, Erin Miller of Columbia, South Carolina took the women's title. Miller's time of 19:03 set a new women's record for Valdosta's Thanksgiving Day 5K, breaking Ashley McGee's 2009 mark of 19:20. Local schoolgirl Makenzee Page was second in the women's standings, placing tenth overall in 22:20.


In master runner competition, Valdosta's Tom Phillips was the first male master, outrunning Rick Mazurkiewicz 21:09 to 21:35. Phillips and Mazurkiewicz finished sixth and seventh overall. The top female master in the race was Valdosta's Debbie Green; Green was the third woman finisher, placing 13th overall in 22:36.


101 athletes finished the race. Timing and finish line services were provided by A Course/Line, LLC, of Valdosta, Georgia.


Top Ten Men, 2013 Valdosta Thanksgiving Day 5K
  1. 16:54.8 ~ Brandon Hough (M, 23) Fairborn, OH
  2. 17:53.5 ~ Ryan Kelly (M, 34) Lake Park, GA
  3. 19:00.7 ~ Dylan Rogers (M, 15) Valdosta, GA
  4. 20:59.5 ~ Tom Grant (M, 36) Valdosta, GA
  5. 21:09.0 ~ Tom Phillips (M, 50) Valdosta, GA
  6. 21:35.0 ~ Rick Mazurkiewicz (M, 46) Valdosta, GA
  7. 21:38.6 ~ Kyle Baxter (M, 29) Hahira, GA
  8. 21:52.1 ~ Keegan Boyd (M, 26) Valdosta, GA
  9. 22:24.8 ~ Rob Sheridan (M, 53) Valdosta, GA
  10. 22:31.4 ~ Tony Jacquez (M, 37) Valdosta, GA

Top Ten Women, 2013 Valdosta Thanksgiving Day 5K
  1. 19:02.6 ~ Erin Miller (F, 37) Columbia, SC
  2. 22:19.9 ~ Makenzee Page (F, 14) Ray City, GA
  3. 22:35.2 ~ Debbie Green (F, 47) Valdosta, GA
  4. 22:40.0 ~ Ali Thornhill (F, 33) Valdosta, GA
  5. 23:17.0 ~ Karen Sunarc (F, 39) Suwanee, GA
  6. 24:25.8 ~ Melanie Hall (F, 40) Tifton, GA
  7. 24:43.0 ~ Martha Mazurkiewicz (F, 45) Valdosta, GA
  8. 24:46.4 ~ Candice Arnold (F, 34) Lake Park, GA
  9. 24:52.2 ~ Mackenzie Rogers (F, 9) Valdosta, GA
  10. 25:26.9 ~ Angel Godwin (F, 40) Valdosta, GA

Valdosta, Georgia, Thanksgiving Day 5K winners, 2009-2013
DateMenWomenFinishers
26 November 200916:39, John Seppala19:20, Ashley McGee118
25 November 201017:48, Masked Avenger21:31, Gretchen Bielmyer191
24 November 201117:42, Nathan Norton22:01, Gretchen Bielmyer146
22 November 201217:45, Masked Avenger21:10, Angela Bruhl115
28 November 201316:55, Brandon Hough19:03, Erin Miller101


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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Seitz and Rosen speed through Southwood to Turkey Trot 15K titles

Joshua SeitzLong before anyone else arrived in Southwood for the Tallahassee Turkey Trot, there were people out there getting ready for the races. Setting up timing equipment. Stocking water tables. Delivering 56 portable toilets. Oh, and marking the course.

"I'm still sore from bending over to draw arrows on the road," said Bill McGuire after the last runner had left Southwood.


McGuire's diamond dust course markers will be gone with the next rain. But for a few hours on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 29, those arrows were appreciated by almost 5,000 athletes trying to find their way around Southwood in one of the four races of the 38th annual Turkey Trot.


Gulf Winds Track Club's 2013 Tallahassee Turkey TrotAfter the one-mile fun run at 8:00 AM, the three longer races--15K, 10K, and 5K--all started at 8:30 from the same starting line on Esplanade Way. In the feature event, the 15K, Josh Seitz set the early pace, leading Caleb Carmichael and five-time Turkey Trot champ Chris Lake. By halfway through the race Seitz, a volunteer assistant track coach at Florida State, was almost a minute ahead and going away, leaving Carmichael and Lake in a race for second. Seitz cruised through the second half of the Turkey Trot, winning the 9.3-mile run in 49:59, more than a quarter mile ahead of the next runner. Carmichael finished second in 51:30, with Lake third in 53:13. In fourth place at 55:05, Gary Droze was the first master runner in the race.
Sheryl Rosen and Seeley Gutierrez

On the women's side, Sheryl Rosen ran 57:11, her fastest Turkey Trot 15K yet, to win a second straight Turkey Trot women's title. It was the Tallahassee lawyer's fifth win at the 9.3-mile race in the last eight years. Behind Rosen, 2010 Turkey Trot champ Allison Eagen finished second in the women's standings with a 1:02:07, good for 17th overall. Adriana Piekarewicz was right behind Eagen, 18th overall in 1:02:22.


Top Ten Men, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2013 Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K
  1. 49:59 ~ Joshua Seitz (M, 24) Tallahassee, FLCaleb Carmichael
  2. 51:30 ~ Caleb Carmichael (M, 29) Pensacola, FL
  3. 53:13 ~ Chris Lake (M, 26) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 55:05 ~ Gary Droze (M, 52) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 55:55 ~ James Daughton (M, 18) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 56:30 ~ Tony Guillen (M, 44) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 56:55 ~ Jake Mazziotta (M, 15) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 57:05 ~ Bryce Van Dam (M, 26) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 58:56 ~ Drew Farrington (M, 26) Lansing, MI
  10. 59:18 ~ Jack McDermott (M, 44) Tallahassee, FL

Top Ten Women, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2013 Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K
  1. 57:11 ~ Sheryl Rosen (F, 29) Tallahassee, FLAllison Eagen
  2. 62:07 ~ Allison Eagen (F, 34) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 62:22 ~ Adriana Piekarewicz (F, 25) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 64:20 ~ Amy Hines (F, 33) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 66:35 ~ Jillian Heddaeus (F, 30) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 66:55 ~ Kathy Andrews (F, 51) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 68:20 ~ Jane Johnson (F, 54) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 68:22 ~ Gail Nestor (F, 46) Smyrna, GA
  9. 68:35 ~ Caroline Willis (F, 14) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 70:42 ~ Jillienne Haglund (F, 28) Tallahassee, FL

Stanley LintonAlso picking up a second straight Turkey Trot win, Stanley Linton led the 10K from wire to wire, running 32:38. Linton was over a quarter mile ahead of runner-up Stephen Cox, who ran 34:06 for the 6.2-miles. USC Upstate distance runner Riley Doherty, back home for Thanksgiving, was third in 34:52. Tallahassee triathlete Seeley Gutierrez ran with Sheryl Rosen till the 10K course and 15K course separated, then Gutierrez ran alone to the 10K finish line to win the women's title in that race, placing eighth overall in 38:00. Renee Cox was the second woman finisher in the 10K, coming in ahead of Kate Harrison, 41:40 to 41:59.


Top Ten Men, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2013 Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K
  1. 32:38 ~ Stanley Linton (M, 20) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 34:06 ~ Stephen Cox (M, 30) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 34:52 ~ Riley Doherty (M, 21) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 35:03 ~ Zach Deveau (M, 26) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 35:09 ~ Nate Kaiser (M, 34) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 36:35 ~ Eric Godin (M, 29) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 37:46 ~ Brian Molen (M, 37) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 38:01 ~ Don Autore (M, 38) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 38:20 ~ Reikan Lin (M, 23) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 38:25 ~ Carl Nordhielm (M, 51) Tallahassee, FL

Top Ten Women, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2013 Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10KRenee Cox
  1. 38:00 ~ Seeley Gutierrez (F, 37) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 41:40 ~ Renee Cox (F, 26) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 41:59 ~ Kate Harrison (F, 21) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 42:41 ~ Katie Sherron (F, 32) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 43:16 ~ Shannon Colavecchio (F, 36) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 43:24 ~ Elisha Boggs (F, 36) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 43:52 ~ Mary Anne Grayson (F, 47) Thomasville, GA
  8. 44:03 ~ Christine Bayliss (F, 16) Danville, CA
  9. 44:11 ~ Andrea Duffy (F, 37) Monticello, FL
  10. 44:43 ~ Eleonore Buschinger (F, 24) Tallahassee, FL

Bill Clift, Remy Tamer, Kevin Sullivan, Peter Wood, and Stanley LintonWith the 15K, the 10K, and the 5K starting together, you'd expect the athletes in the shortest race up front. True to those expectations University of North Florida freshman Joseph Garcia, the early leader in the 5K, had everyone in the three races chasing him--more than 4,000 runners--as he raced up Shumard Oak Boulevard. Unfortunately for the Lincoln High alumnus, he was setting a pace he couldn't handle. Shortly after the mile mark, Kevin Sullivan of Capital City Runners passed Garcia, and that was the race. Sullivan went on to win the 3.1-mile race in 15:28, the fastest road 5K in Tallahassee this year. Remy Tamer and Peter Wood also overtook Garcia, finishing second and third in 15:56 and 16:24. Garcia was fourth in 16:28. Halfway through the 5K, Emily Ness of Capital City Runners led the women's competition in the race, with Lisa Johnson only four seconds back. Ness couldn't be caught, though, and beat Johnson for the title 18:36 to 18:45.


Top Ten Men, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2013 Tallahassee Turkey Trot 5K
  1. 15:28 ~ Kevin Sullivan (M, 39) Tallahassee, FLJoseph Garcia
  2. 15:56 ~ Remy Tamer (M, 24) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 16:24 ~ Peter Wood (M, 25) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 16:28 ~ Joseph Garcia (M, 18) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 16:30 ~ Bill Clift (M, 24) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 17:47 ~ Michael Martinez (M, 47) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 17:57 ~ Ryan Truchelut (M, 28) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 18:19 ~ Kevin Chin Shue (M, 21) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 18:25 ~ Josh Wallenfelsz (M, 14) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 18:30 ~ Evan Reynolds (M, 23) Chapel Hill, NC

Top Ten Women, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2013 Tallahassee Turkey Trot 5K
  1. 18:36 ~ Emily Ness (F, 23) Tallahassee, FLEmily Ness
  2. 18:45 ~ Lisa Johnson (F, 32) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 19:15 ~ Marci Gray (F, 39) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 19:58 ~ Michaela Ashley (F, 15) Panama City, FL
  5. 20:24 ~ Anna Busby (F, 23) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 21:17 ~ Vicky Droze (F, 38) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 21:31 ~ Jennifer Bayliss (F, 43) Danville, CA
  8. 22:39 ~ Sarah Williams (F, 46) Atlanta, GA
  9. 22:19 ~ Emily Molen (F, 12) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 22:44 ~ Emily Jensenius (F, 29) Tallahassee, FL

Wakulla High School cross-country teamAmong the volunteers on the course, the Wakulla High cross-country team staffed a water table out near the seven-mile mark of the 15K course. It wasn't part of the 10K course, so the Wakulla crew never got to see their alumnus, Stanley Linton, race by. Nevertheless, Linton trekked out there after the race to help his alma mater hand out water to 15K runners. Some run, some volunteer. A few do both.


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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

27 November 2013 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 27 November 2013. 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 region 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.
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28 NOVEMBER 2013
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 38th annual Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K / 10K / 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. State Office Satellite Complex at SouthWood, Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671 or 850-668-2236.
  • Valdosta Thanksgiving Day 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Valdosta Early College Academy, Azalea Drive and College Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
  • 2nd annual 30A Thanksgiving 10K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM CT. 34 North Barrett Square, Rosemary Beach, Florida. USATF certified 10K course #FL12097EBM. Event page on Facebook. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
30 NOVEMBER 2013
  • Swine Time 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Swine Time Fairgrounds, New Street, Climax Georgia. 2011 story. Paul Fryer, pfryer1@gmail.com or 229-246-8560 or Chip Ariail, dariail@dcboe.com or 229-243-9120.
  • Pilgrim Chase Trail Run 5K. 9:00 AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
7 DECEMBER 2013
  • 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). 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com. Lisa or Eric Johnson, 10MileChallenge@gmail.com
  • Fifth annual 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. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site.
  • 26th annual Jingle Bell Jog 10K / 5K / One-Mile. 8:00am ET (10 km) / 9:00am et (5 km). Phoebe Health Works, 311 West 3rd Avenue, Albany, GA 31701. 2012 story. 2010 story. USATF certified courses GA09042WC (10 km) and GA09041WC (5 km). Event web site. 229-312-2200.
  • Reindeer 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Wakulla Senior Center, 33 Michael Drive, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. Entry form and flyer. Susan Jones, bluewatersusan@gmail.com or 850-566-7584.
  • Santa Sleighs Cancer 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Integration Statue at Florida State University, Woodward Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. FSURelayForLife.Santa5K@gmail.com
  • 2nd annual Santa Run 5K. 9:00 AM CT. Graceville High School, 5539 Brown Street, Graceville, Florida 32440. Entry form and flyer. JaJuan Clark, JaJuan.Clark@jcsb.org
  • Jingle Bell Run 3K Fun Run. 6:15 PM ET. Downtown Tallahassee, Park Avenue at Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com. Jan Bubsey, jan.bubsey@talgov.com talgov.com or 850-891-3860.
8 DECEMBER 2013
  • Brewtallaty Run-Bike-Run Duathlon (3-mile run, 8-mile ride, 3-mile run). 10:00 AM ET. Tom Brown Park, 501 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. Event page on Facebook. BrewTallaty@gmail.com
14 DECEMBER 2013
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 32nd 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. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site. Gary Griffin, runlong@nettally.com
  • 3rd annual Thomasville JSL Red Nose Run Half Marathon and 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Thomas University, Pinetree Boulevard and Millpond Road, Thomasville, Georgia 31792. 2012 story. 2011 story. USATF course number GA12116WC (5K). USATF course number GA12117WC (half marathon).
  • Run, Rudolph, Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM ET. Earle May Boat Basin, Bainbridge, Georgia. Entry form. Joanie Williams, joaniew@bainbridgecity.com
  • Mistletoe 5K. 9:00 AM CT. Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Facility, 5900 Skychief Street, Fort Rucker, Alabama 36362. 334-255-2296.
19 DECEMBER 2013
  • Follow The Star 5K Night Race and one-mile fun run. 5:45 PM ET. Downtown on the square, Bainbridge, Georgia. Tammy Hornsby, cwe@morningsidebainbridge.org or 229-246-5615.
21 DECEMBER 2013
  • Gulf Wind Track Club's third annual Tannenbaum Trail 6K Cross Country Run. 9:00AM ET. Apalachee Regional Park Trail, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida. 2012 story. 2011 story.
    Online registration at active.com. Herb Wills, hwills@gmail.com
28 DECEMBER 2013
  • Last Gasp 5K Trail Run. 9:00AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
29 DECEMBER 2013
  • 2nd annual Biggest Loser Half Marathon, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:00 AM CT 5K / 7:10 AM CT half marathon / 11:30 AM CT one mile. Panama City Beach, Florida. Race series web page. Online registration at active.com.
31 DECEMBER 2013
  • 2nd annual Valdosta New Year's Eve 5K. 9:00 PM ET. Lowndes High School, 1606 Norman Drive, Valdosta Georgia, 31601. 2012 story. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
4 JANUARY 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's inaugural Swamp Forest Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, and Quarter Marathon. 8:00 AM ET. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park, Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com. Bobby York, byorkjr@msn.com or 850-443-6795.
  • 10th annual Kiwanis River Run 10K / 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Earle May Boat Basin, 100 Boat Basin Circle, Bainbridge, Georgia 39817. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 10K is on USATF certified course GA05001WC. Paul Fryer, pfryer1@gmail.com or 229-246-8560.
11 JANUARY 2014
  • 37th annual 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 (15K). 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. 2008 story. Jerry/Jackie McDaniel, jackiemcdaniel1@gmail.com or 850-591-0081.
  • 2nd annual Trailblazer 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET 5K / 9:30 AM ET one mile. DeSoto Trail Elementary School, 5200 Tredington Park Drive Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2013 story. Mona McGregor, mona678@hotmail.com or 850-524-1561.
18 JANUARY 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 30th annual Bowlegs 5K Run for Scholarship. 9:00 AM ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. USATF certified course #FL95008DL<. 2013 story. 2012 story. 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.
  • 2nd annual Dragon Dash 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:30 AM ET one mile / 10:00 AM ET 5K. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. Kate Taluga, talugak@leonschools.net or 850-386-6566.
  • 17th annual Museum of Aviation Foundation Marathon / Half-Marathon / 5K. 8:00 AM ET Marathon / 8:15 AM ET Half-Marathon / 8:30 AM 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. 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.
25 JANUARY 2014
  • 5th annual Red Fox Trot 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Roberts Elementary School, 5777 Pimlico Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Kim Vinson, ksvinson@embarqmail.com or 850-488-0923 or 850-668-7430.
  • PigThe 32nd annual Hog Wild Run 15K and 5K. 2:00pm CT. The Depot Off Main, 120 Museum Avenue, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 15K course map. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
1 FEBRUARY 2014
  • 2-1-1 Big Bend 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Southwood Town Center, Merchants Row Boulevard at Four Oaks Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida. Organizer web site.
2 FEBRUARY 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 40th annual Tallahassee Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:30 am ET. Mike Long Track, Florida State University, Chieftain Way at Spirit Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site. Tallahasseemarathon@gmail.com
8 FEBRUARY 2014
  • Samoa21st 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. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified 5K course FL08011EBM. Entry form and flyer. Dr. Jeanne O'Kon, okonj@tcc.fl.edu or 850-894-2019.
  • Jackson County Habitat For Humanity 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Madison Street Park, Marianna, Florida. Tammy Dean, 850-209-0397.
15 FEBRUARY 2014
22 FEBRUARY 2014
1 MARCH 2014
  • 9th annual Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K, 5K, and 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. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course FL09035EBM (10K). USATF certified course FL09036EBM (5K). Michael Kennett, mtkyuma@yahoo.com
  • 8th annual Albany Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:00 am ET. Veteran's Park, 112 North Front Street, Albany, GA 31701. USATF certified course GA07003WC (Marathon), GA07002WC (half-Marathon). 2013 story. 2011 story. Event web site. info@albanymarathon.com or 229-317-4760.
  • Red Pepper Run 5K. 8:00 AM ET. The Blue Parrot, 68 West Gorrie Drive, St. George Island, Florida 32328. 2013 story. 2011 story. Event web site. Susan Bassett, 850-323-0092.
  • tiny tortoise6th annual Race The Tortoise 5K. 8:00 AM ET. O'Leno State Park, 410 S.E. O'Leno Park Road, High Springs, Florida 32643. USATF certified course FL09011EBM. Event web page. Cindy Preston, Cynthia.F.Preston@dep.state.fl.us or 386-454-0723.
8 MARCH 2014
  • Shamrock26th annual Shamrock Scurry 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00AM ET one mile / 8:30AM ET 5K.Killearn United Methodist Church, 2800 Shamrock South, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. USATF certified course #FL10021EBM. Course map. Connie Clark, rclarke54@comcast.net or 850-933-2429.
  • 36th annual Winston Howell 10,000 Meter Road Race. 9:00am CT. National Guard Armory, Highway 52 and 167, Hartford, AL 36344. 2013 story. 2011 story. USATF certified course #AL96005JD. Event web site. Cary Hatcher at cary.hatcher@gmail.com or 334-588-2343; Mike Kinman at mikek@fnbhartford.com or 334-684-9818.
9 MARCH 2014
  • 5th annual Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches, Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K. 7:40 AM ET. Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch, 1813 Cecil Webb Place, Live Oak, Florida 32060. USATF certified course FL10028EBM (Marathon and half-Marathon), 2013 story. Event web page. Online registration at active.com. Chris Carusone, 941-799-7184.
15 MARCH 2014
  • 5th annual Run For Haven 10K and 5K. 4:30 PM ET. 105 SW 128 Street, Tioga, Florida. Online registration at active.com. devmail@havenhospice.org or 800-727-1889.
16 MARCH 2014
  • 3rd annual Saint Marks Duathlon (2K run, 27K bicycle, 5K run). 8:00 AM ET. Riverside Drive, Saint Marks, Florida. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com.
22 MARCH 2014
  • Fire Ant Festival 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Turner County Special Services School, College Avenue and Gilmore Street, Ashburn, Georgia 31714. 2013 story. 2011 story. Festival website. Jonathan Perry, 5krun@cisturnerconnection.org or 229-567-9320.
29 MARCH 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 39th annual Springtime 10K, Publix 5K and Target 1-Miler. 7:45am ET one-mile / 8:10am ET 10K and 5K. Leon County Courthouse, 301 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32301. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site.
12 APRIL 2014
  • Running MugGulf Winds Track Club's 40th annual Palace Saloon 5K. 8:00 AM ET. James Messer Fields Park, Jackson Bluff Road and Dupree Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304. USATF certified course FL13028EBM. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Mike Burns, michaelaburns@yahoo.com
  • Coach Post 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM CT. St. Andrews State Park, 4607 State Park Lane, Panama City, Florida 32408. Online registration at active.com.
19 APRIL 2014
26 APRIL 2014
  • Rose37th 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). 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site. rcr@ymcathomasville.org or 229-226-9878.
  • 2nd annual Run 4 Mercy Tallahassee 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Southwood Town Center, Merchants Row Boulevard at Four Oaks Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida. 2013 story. Event web site. Ali Howard, ahoward@mercyministries.com
  • Meridian Run 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 10K and 5K. North Florida Baptist Church, 3000 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Cara Wynn, carawynn@nflchurch.com or 850-386-6327.
2 MAY 2014
  • 27th annual Gnat Days 5K. 7:00 PM ET. Courthouse Square, Camilla, Georgia. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Jennifer Burnum, jennifer@camillageorgia.com or 229-336-5255.
3 MAY 2014
  • 12th annual Tallahassee Tails and Trails 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET. Tallahassee-Leon County Animal Service Center, 1125 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site.
10 MAY 2014
  • Marzuq Shrine's 11th annual Mothers Day 5K. 8:00 am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Keiff Lindsey, romanroch@hotmail.com or 850-212-2926.
17 MAY 2014
  • Catfish3rd annual BFD Catfish Crawl 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. M and B Train Park, North Main Street and Railroad Avenue, Blountstown, Florida 32424. 2013 story. 2012 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Ben Hall, firechief@blountstownfire.org or 850-674-4988.
26 MAY 2014
  • USA Flag6th annual Valdosta Memorial Day 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Valdosta Early College Academy, 1605 Azalea Drive, Valdosta, Georgia. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
  • USA Flag29th annual Memorial Day Gate-to-Gate 4.4-Mile Run. 7:30 AM CT. Unity Park, Chinquain Drive and Eglin Boulevard, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Eglin Fitness Center, 850-883-1682 or 850-882-6223.
  • USA Flag8th annual Bainbridge Memorial Day 5K Night Race. 7:00 PM ET. Bainbridge Middle School tennis courts, Miluli Avenue at South Boulevard Drive, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Lisa Enfinger lenfinger@dcboe.com or Greg Waddell gregw4@bellsouth.net
7 JUNE 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 17th annual Potluck Bash 4-Mile Run. 6:00 pm ET. Forestmeadows Athletic Center, 4750 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671.
14 JUNE 2014
  • USA Flag2nd annual Valdosta Flag Day 5K. 7:30 AM ET. American Legion Post 13, 1301 Williams Street, Valdosta, Georgia. 2013 story. A Course/Line, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
21 JUNE 2014
  • Monticello Kiwanis' 36th annual Melon Run 5K. 8:15am ET. Old Jefferson County High School gym, Monticello, Florida. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL06044DL. Jessica Corley, jessicacorley@gmail.com or 850-519-2158.
28 JUNE 2014
  • 2nd annual Wakulla County Cross Country Boosters Freedom 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, Florida 32327. 2013 story. Michael Atkinson, nexnbax1@comcast.net or 850‐656‐2200.
  • 36th annual Hot Trot 5K. 7:30 am CT. Washington-Holmes Technical Center, 757 Hoyt Street, Chipley, Florida 32428. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Course map. Stan Owens 850-547-2244.
4 JULY 2014
  • 32nd annual Firecracker 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET 5K. Tallahassee, Florida. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Cole Tessier, cdt1983@gmail.com
  • USA Flag6th annual Valdosta Independence Day 5K. 7:15 AM ET. 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. A Course/Line, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
  • 29th annual Freedom Springs Triathlon. 7:00 AM CT. Blue Springs Recreation Park, 5461 Blue Springs Road, Marianna, Florida. freedomspringstri1@gmail.com
12 JULY 2014
  • 6th annual Barnes 5K. 7:30 am ET. Barnes Drug Store Downtown, 200 South Patterson Street Valdosta, Georgia 31601. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 5k@barneshc.com or acourseline@earthlink.net
19 JULY 2014
  • Dr. James H. Crowdis 5K. 8:15 AM ET. First United Methodist Church, 397 College Street, Blakely, Georgia. 2013 story. 2012 story. Event web site. Tony Gilbert, crowdisrun@windstream.net or 229-724-7660.
  • 5th annual Break Bread Bun Run 5K. 7:30am ET. Valdosta YMCA, 2424 Gornto Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. First Presbyterian Church, fpcassistant@hotmail.com or 229-242-8376.
26 JULY 2014
  • 3rd annual Cumulative 5K (3200m + 200m + 1600m). 7:30 AM ET. Valwood School, 4380 Old US Hwy 41 North, Hahira, Georgia 31632. 2013 story. A Course/Line, LLC, 229-630-1455.
2 AUGUST 2014
  • Possum Trot 5K. 7:30 AM CT. Wausau, Florida. 2013 story. 2011 story. Frank or Carol Kreis, 850-773-2030.
  • 4th annual Walter Phelps Memorial 5K Trail Run. 8:00 AM ET. Lee County YMCA, 316 Robert B Lee Road, Leesburg, Georgia 31763. 2013 story. 2011 story. Event page on Facebook.
9 AUGUST 2014
  • 2nd annual Smoke Under The Oaks 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Bainbridge Country Club, Country Club Road, Bainbridge, Georgia. 2013 story. Event web site. Andy Payne, createeight@yahoo.com or 229-726-2794.
  • 17th annual Summer Sizzler 5K and one-mile fun run. 5:30 PM ET one mile / 6:00 PM ET 5K. Lighthouse Park, 2 East Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island, Florida. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certifed course #FL13045EBM. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Hobson Fulmer, hobson@fairpoint.net or 850-927-2510.
16 AUGUST 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 17th annual Breakfast On The Track One Mile Run. 7:45 am ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Bonnie Wright, bonniedwright@gmail.com or 850-386-3500.
23 AUGUST 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's Miller Landing Madness 8K/5K/3K. 8:00 AM ET. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park, Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019 or Bill Lott, 850-656-1273.
30 AUGUST 2014
  • Flatlanders Dawg Gone Good Race 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET one mile / 8:00 AM ET 5K. Church Street, behind First Baptist Church, Lakeland, Georgia. 2013 story. 2011 story.
1 SEPTEMBER 2014
  • 6th annual Valdosta Labor Day 5K and 1500m fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Azalea Drive and College Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
6 SEPTEMBER 2014

13 SEPTEMBER 2014
  • 33rd annual Sickle Cell Foundation of the Big Bend 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:10 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Jake Gaither Park, 801 Tanner Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32305. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL12057EBM. Event web site. jill@sicklecellfoundation.org or 850-222-2355.
20 SEPTEMBER 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 33rd annual Tallahassee Women's Distance Festival 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K women / 8:05 AM ET 5K men / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Optimist Park, East Indianhead Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certified course #FL06045DL. Lisa Unger, unger4122@comcast.net or 850-544-4893.
  • 12th annual Race of the South 10K / 5K / one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET 10K and 5K, 9:00 AM ET one mile. Moultrie YMCA, 601 26th Avenue Southeast, Moultrie, Georgia 31768. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Leslie Peretti, leslieymca@hotmail.com or 229-985-1154.
27 SEPTEMBER 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's Salute to Prefontaine 5K Cross-Country Run. 8:30 AM ET. Silver Lake Recreation Area of the Apalachicola National Forest, Silver Lake Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Jeff Nielsen, dobieman@comcast.net or 850-459-8859.
  • 4th annual Run for Lawson Cross Country 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile. Holy Comforter Episcopal School, 2001 Fleischmann Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32308. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Cathy Mayfield, emc4223@aol.com
4 OCTOBER 2014
  • Hahira Honeybee Festival 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Hahira Community Center, 216 Randall Street, Hahira, Georgia 31632. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. honeybeefestival@yahoo.com or 229-794-3274 or 229-794-9777.
25 OCTOBER 2014
  • 35th annual Boston Mini-Marathon. 8:00 am ET. Commercial Bank, 124 West Jefferson Street, Boston, GA 31626. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event page on Facebook. Brad Johnson, bradjohnson@bankcb.com or 229-498-8500 (day) / 229-226-4679 (evening).
11 NOVEMBER 2014
  • USA Flag4th annual VetFest Veterans Day 5K. 8:30 AM ET. South Gadsden Street and East Park Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Tracy Taylor, tracytulip@gmail.com or 850-567-9779.
20 NOVEMBER 2014
  • 20th annual Draggin' Tail 18-Mile Run, Relay, and 5K. 8:00 AM CT. St Theresa's Catholic Church, 2056 Sunny Hills Boulevard, Sunny Hills, Florida. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Marty Kirkland 850-265-8439 or Joe Edgecombe joeruns@yahoo.com or 850-763-5005.
27 NOVEMBER 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 39th annual Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K / 10K / 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. State Office Satellite Complex at SouthWood, Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671 or 850-668-2236.
  • Valdosta Thanksgiving Day 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Valdosta Early College Academy, Azalea Drive and College Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2011 story. 2010 story. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
#1032

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

FSU vs UF track meet, 2 May 1981

Larry Green, John Rogers, Keith Brantly, Herb WillsOn Monday, 25 November 2013, Brett Hoffman shared a photograph from over thirty years ago showing a group of Florida State and University of Florida athletes racing on FSU's Mike Long Track. After some grumbling back and forth, a few of the Old Men of Florida Distance Running determined that the picture showed Larry Greene, John Rogers, Keith Brantly, and Herb Wills (yes, me) running in the 5,000 meters at the Florida State vs. Florida dual meet on 2 May 1981.


Very appropriate for this picture to surface five days before the annual Florida - FSU football matchup.


The track meet between the Seminoles and the Gators used to be an annual affair as well. I knew that it had been going on long before I had arrived at Florida State in 1978, probably for decades. FSU track and field had only been around for 30 years or so, but that much history seems like all eternity when you're college age. It was also true that FSU had a winning streak in the series when I started running with the Seminoles. By the time the 1981 meet rolled around, we had managed to extend that streak with wins in 1979 and 1980. The pressure was on to add another year. Never mind that we had finally managed to defeat UF in cross country earlier in the academic year. Head coach Dick Roberts called a team meeting to make sure we knew how important this was. This was a big deal in itself, because we didn't have many team meetings--maybe one more each season before the conference meet. Coach Roberts, though, was never the man to settle for finishing behind the Gators. In anything. We would beat them in every sport, then make sure we got better parking spots than they did at the grocery store.


I'm not sure how things turned out at Publix in 1981, but FSU outscored UF at the annual dual meet that spring, 85 to 69. Five of those points were mine, as you can see in the results below. You might also find a few other familiar names, depending on how familiar you are with the history of track and field in the Sunshine State. Walter McCoy, already an Olympian, is listed in a couple of events. I've already mentioned Keith Brantly. On that Saturday afternoon in 1981, Brantly hadn't yet run a marathon, but eleven years later he would make the U.S. Olympic Marathon team.


While going through the results I found a couple of obvious errors that I couldn't correct, and I may have introduced one or two more mistakes when I transcribed the document. I hope that won't prevent you from enjoying these results from the attic.

Florida State vs. Florida
Mike Long Track
May 2, 1981


Shot Put
  1. Ken Lanier (Florida State) 17.06 (55' 11-3/4")
  2. Neil Serafinas (Florida) 16.95 (55' 6-1/2")
  3. Harry Glenn (Florida State) 15.51 (50' 10-3/4")
  4. Bill Roncallo (Florida) 14.63 (48' 0")
Score: Florida State 6, Florida 3


Javelin
  1. Hank Langee (Florida State) 63.87 (209' 9")
  2. Joe Pascal (Florida State) 59.19
  3. Mark Nugen (Florida State) 58.63
  4. Rich Grobman (Florida) 54.73
  5. Harry Lekien (Florida) 46.35
Score: Florida State 15, Florida 3


Long Jump
  1. Stan Holmes (Florida) 7.66 (25' 1-3/4")...wind-aided +2.86
  2. Leon Hutchins (Florida State) 6.82 (22' 4-1/2")...wind aided +2.16
  3. Pfil Hunt (Florida State) 6.69 (21' 11-/2")
  4. Jerry Smith (Florida) 6.50 (21' 4")
Score: Florida State 19, Florida 8


4 x 100 Meter Relay
  1. Florida State (Chip Wells, Don Frost, Ronnie Taylor, Walter McCoy) 39.97
  2. Florida (Greg Robinson, Creighton Blahak, Hugo Miller, Floyd Brown) 40.21
Score: Florida State 24, Florida 8


3,000 Meter Steeplechase
  1. Doug Overfelt (Florida State) 9:01.88
  2. Todd Sinclair (Florida) 9:02.04
  3. Mark Sheehan (Florida) 9:11.96
  4. Marc Trigg (Florida State) 9:14.50
Score: Florida State 29, Florida 12


1,500 Meter Run
  1. Cullen Mattox (Florida) 3:51.51
  2. Robb Gomez (Florida State) 3:51.73
  3. Dave Strahl (Florida) 3:55.50
  4. Bobby Shackleford (Florida State) 3:57.39
  5. Chuck Broughton (Florida) 3:59.80
  6. Pete Nachtigal (Florida State) 4:11.90
Score: Florida State 32, Florida 18


110 Meter Hurdles (wind was under allowable standard)
  1. Greg Robinson (Florida) 14.1
  2. Chris Jackson (Florida) 14.3
  3. Walker (Florida) 14.8
  4. Leo Hodges (Florida State) 15.1
Score: Florida State 32, Florida 27


400 Meters
  1. Walter McCoy (Florida State) 47.94 [sic]
  2. Ron Nelson (Florida State) 47.30
  3. Creighton Blahak (Florida) 47.51
Score: Florida State 40, Florida 28


100 Meter Dash (wind was under allowable standard)
  1. Chip Wells (Florida State) 10.49
  2. Floyd Brown (Florida) 10.58
  3. Donnie Frost (Florida State) 10.61
  4. Hugo Miller (Florida) 10.71
Score: Florida State 46, Florida 31


Triple Jump
  1. Leon Hutchins (Florida State) 15.38 (50' 5-1/2")
  2. Lester Scruggs (Florida) 14.69 (48' 3-1/2")
  3. Sam Gates (Florida State) 13.85 (45' 5-1/2")
  4. Tanner Cronic (Florida) 13.76 (45' 0")
Score: Florida State 52, Florida 34


800 Meter Run
  1. Philip Rolle (Florida State) 1:49.4
  2. Chuck Broughton (Florida) 1:51.1
  3. Lynn Brown (Florida State) 1:53.0
  4. Rick Green (Florida) 1:53.9
  5. Mike Nardone (Florida State) 2:04.2
Score: Florida State 58, Florida 37


400 Meter Hurdles
  1. Kenneth Gray (Florida) 57.25 [sic]
  2. Leo Hodges (Florida State) 54.16
  3. Steve Davis (Florida) 55.47
  4. George McCallum (Florida State) 56.82
  5. Greg Robinson (Florida) 57.25
  6. Maury Burstein (Florida State) 57.4
Score: Florida State 61, Florida 43


Pole Vault
  1. Mark Bradley (Florida) 5.03 (16' 6")
  2. Rohn Stark (Florida State) 5.03 (16' 6")
  3. Dennis Nobles (Florida State) 15' 6"
  4. Al Stanley (Florida State) 15' 0"
  5. Todd Postylmayr (Florida) 15' 0"
  6. Kip Dingler (Florida) 14' 6"
Score: Florida State 65, Florida 48


200 Meters (Wind +0.70)
  1. Ronnie Taylor (Florida State) 20.81
  2. Floyd Brown (Florida) 20.98
  3. Walter McCoy (Florida State) 21.33
  4. Hugo Miller (Florida) 21.60
Score: Florida State 71, Florida 51


Discus
  1. Neil Serafinas (Florida) 55.52 (182' 4")
  2. Eric Joseph (Florida) 53.19 (174' 8")
  3. Harry Glenn (Florida State) 51.05 (167' 8")
  4. Scott McLean (Florida State) 48.0 (160' 11")
  5. Bill Roncallo (Florida) 46.99 (154' 4")
Score: Florida State 72, Florida 59


5,000 Meters
  1. Herb Wills (Florida State) 14:08.7
  2. Keith Brantly (Florida) 14:15.4
  3. John Rodgers (Florida) 14:35.5
  4. Scott Taylor (Florida State) 15:10.7
Score: Florida State 77, Florida 63


High Jump
  1. Sam Doherty (Florida) 6' 8"
  2. Sam Gates (Florida State) 6' 6"
  3. Tony Laszenski (Florida) 6' 6"
  4. Tadd Todd (Florida) 6' 6"
  5. Rohn Stark (Florida State) 6' 4"
Score: Florida State 80, Florida 69


4 x 400 Meter Relay
  1. Florida State (Ron Nelson, Philip Rolle, Ronnie Taylor, Walter McCoy) 3:12.3
  2. Florida 3:15.89
Score: Florida State 85, Florida 69


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#1031

Saturday, November 23, 2013

A stunning senior year encore for Velasquez and Santiago at the All-Star Classic

Manuel Velasquez and Katrina SantiagoIn high school running, after the state cross country championships there's always a "Wait Till Next Year!" attitude. The winners are looking forward to notching another title. Everyone else is resolving to train hard and take the title from them. That doesn't apply to the seniors, though. For the members of the senior class, there is no next year. In Florida, however, there is the FACA Senior All-Star Cross-Country Classic, a meet hosted by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association each year since 1997.


Katherine MacNealThe 17th annual All-Star Classic opened at 9:00 AM Saturday morning, 23 November 2013, on the Apalachee Regional Park championship cross-country course in Tallahassee, Florida. Each of the 29 girls in the first race were familiar with the course, having run there two week earlier at the FHSAA State Cross-Country Championships. Of the All-Stars, the fastest performance at the State Meet belonged to Cypress Bay's Katherine MacNeal; MacNeal had run 18:28.18 to place second in the class 2A race. At the All-Star Classic MacNeal set the early pace in the girls' race, leading for most of the first of the course's two loops. Among the runners a few steps behind MacNeal was Ferguson's Katrina Santiago. Santiago hadn't run as fast as MacNeal at the State Meet, but Santiago had run 18:21.48 at the FSU Invitational in October--the fastest Apalachee Regional Park performance of the entire All-Star field. Santiago moved up through the lead group, working her way up into second. Then, early in the second loop, Santiago passed MacNeal to take over the lead. MacNeal fought to stay with Santiago, but with a mile to go Santiago held a growing four-second lead. Behind MacNeal, Wakulla Madison Harris had just passed Claire Castillo of Titusville to move into third. While MacNeal was chasing Santiago, Harris was stalking MacNeal.


Katrina SantiagoNo one was going to catch Katrina Santiago that morning, though. Santiago continued to run away from the field though the last mile, ultimately winning the All-Star Classic 5K in 18:39. Madison Harris had overtaken Katherine MacNeal, but MacNeal wasn't done yet. MacNeal charged down the final slope to the finish line, making up ground on Harris with every step. MacNeal slipped byright before the finish line to take second, while the defeated Harris stumbled and fell just past the finish line. Both runners were clocked in 18:49. Claire Castillo held off Palm Beach Central's Morgan Hull 19:09 to 19:11 to take fourth.


Whatever the athlete's school, at the All-Star Classic they were competing for their region, and Santiago and Castillo had given the South the first two places in the race. Hull and Luly Brea (9th, 19:24) gave the South another two runners in the top ten. When Emily Hernandez (11th, 19:32) finished the South had 28 points and the team title. Led by Castillo, the East, last year's top girls team, was second with 47 points.


Team Standings, Girls
  1. So​uth, 28 points2013 FACA Senior All-Star Cross-Country Classic
  2. E​ast, 47
  3. W​est, 59
  4. No​rth, 86

Girls Results
    2013 FACA Senior All-Star Cross-Country Classic
  1. 18:38.35 ~ K​atrina​ Sa​ntiago (So​uth)
  2. 18:48.23 ~ K​atherine MacNeal (So​uth)
  3. 18:48.38 ~ M​adison Harr​is (No​rth)
  4. 19:08.49 ~ Claire C​astillo (E​ast)
  5. 19:10.10 ~ Morgan Hull (So​uth)
  6. 19:14.01 ~ Charl​otte​ Stephe​ns (E​ast)
  7. 19:16.59 ~ Emily Ha​rding (W​est)
  8. 19:17.74 ~ De​stiny Joh​nson (W​est)
  9. 19:23.29 ~ Lou​rdes Brea (So​uth)
  10. 19:25.15 ~ Brenna Joh​nson (E​ast)
  11. 19:31.61 ~ Emily Herna​ndez (So​uth)
  12. 19:33.54 ~ Morgan Morr​is (E​ast)
  13. 19:40.19 ~ Sarah Raymo​nd (W​est)
  14. 19:42.95 ~ Cheyenne A​ndrew (W​est)
  15. 19:43.67 ~ Sarah​ Deibner (E​ast)
  16. 19:52.87 ~ Nina Li (E​ast)
  17. 20:01.51 ~ An​ita Munoz​ Trejo (W​est)
  18. 20:23.27 ~ Maria ​Isabella Poole (No​rth)
  19. 20:24.95 ~ Devin B​os (E​ast)
  20. 20:25.19 ~ ​Ashley Carpe​nter (No​rth)
  21. 20:37.27 ~ April Pol​ite (No​rth)
  22. 21:02.00 ~ Kaley​ Doyle (So​uth)
  23. 21:06.96 ~ Co​nstance​ Thurmo​nd (So​uth)
  24. 21:10.11 ~ Sara​ Steele (No​rth)
  25. 21:12.35 ~ Chinami W​ade (W​est)
  26. 21:14.17 ~ Stephanie​ de la Gua​rd (So​uth)
  27. 21:26.17 ~ Breanna Cole (E​ast)
  28. 21:40.75 ~ J​essica Van Cleave (No​rth)
  29. 24:17.49 ~ Rhianna Moller (No​rth)

2013 FACA Senior All-Star Cross-Country ClassicThe boys' 5K started just after 9:30 AM. Fort Walton Beach's Tyler Fabacher, running for the West, was setting the pace for the field at the one-kilometer mark. Manuel Velasquez of St. Thomas Aquinas, running for the South, was right behind him, and the rest of the field wasn't far back. At 1500 meters Leonel Delacruz of Immokalee, running for the West, had taken over pacesetting. Once again, Velasquez was right off his shoulder.


2013 FACA Senior All-Star Cross-Country ClassicAs the field spread out, Tyler Stahl of Land O Lakes, running for the West, took a turn at the lead. Early in the second half of the race, though, Manuel Velasquez went to the front. Stahl followed, with Fort Walton Beach's Charlie Shackelford, running for the North, holding down third. With one kilometer to go, Shackelford had moved into the lead, with Velasquez on his shoulder. Stahl and Deland's Keneth Pinero (East) were a few steps back. Over the final kilometer, Velasquez took charge. Pineiro fell back, leaving Shackelford and Stahl fighting for second place. Velasquez dashed home with the win in 15:39. Shackelford held on to second in 15:45, with Stahl third in 15:48. Pineiro took fourth in 15:55.
Manuel Velasquez

For the West team, Stahl was joined in the top ten by Land O Lakes's Travis Nichols (6th, 16:04), Mount Dora Bible's Troy Clark (7th, 16:06), and Immokalee's Leonel Delacruz (8th, 16:10). The North took the next four places, rounding out their team total of 44. But when Land O Lakes's Jack Poore (13th, 16:27) crossed the line for the West, the team had a winning total of 37 points.



Team Standings, Boys
  1. W​est, 37 points2013 FACA Senior All-Star Cross-Country Classic
  2. No​rth, 44
  3. E​ast, 63
  4. So​uth, 83

Boys Results
  1. 15:38.35 ~ Manuel Vel​asquez (So​uth)2013 FACA Senior All-Star Cross-Country Classic
  2. 15:44.56 ~ Charl​es Shacke​lfo​rd (No​rth)
  3. 15:47.80 ~ Tyler​ Stahl (W​est)
  4. 15:54.39 ~ Ken​eth Pineiro (E​ast)
  5. 15:59.35 ~ Xavier Wa​lton (E​ast)
  6. 16:03.42 ~ Trav​is Nicho​ls (W​est)
  7. 16:05.35 ~ Troy Clark (W​est)
  8. 16:09.71 ~ Leonel​ Delacruz (W​est)
  9. 16:10.31 ~ Thom​as Howell (No​rth)
  10. 16:17.12 ~ Sam Mack (No​rth)
  11. 16:21.20 ~ Eric​ Tallbacka (No​rth)
  12. 16:24.14 ~ W​esley No​rton (No​rth)
  13. 16:26.10 ~ Jake Poore (W​est)
  14. 16:27.91 ~ Canaan Me​ester-K​itter (W​est)
  15. 16:28.97 ~ Tyler O'Brien (E​ast)
  16. 16:29.71 ~ A​ustin​ Decker (No​rth)
  17. 16:33.25 ~ Ronny Greenup (So​uth)
  18. 16:34.93 ~ Jon​athan Hulzeb​os (E​ast)
  19. 16:36.88 ~ Noah Kemp (No​rth)
  20. 16:37.16 ~ Leonel Pozo (So​uth)
  21. 16:37.32 ~ Carl​os Jam​es (E​ast)
  22. 16:38.71 ~ A​ntony Cruz (So​uth)
  23. 16:43.53 ~ Michael​ So​nderegger (So​uth)
  24. 16:46.49 ~ Kenn​eth C​astro (So​uth)
  25. 16:49.31 ~ Joey Ma​us (So​uth)
  26. 16:49.49 ~ Sa​ntiago​ Saiki (So​uth)
  27. 16:50.33 ~ Bryce Vok​us (W​est)
  28. 16:58.55 ~ Carl​os Ram​os (E​ast)
  29. 17:09.16 ~ Sam Mi​lson (E​ast)
  30. 17:09.33 ~ Tyler​ Fabacher (W​est)
  31. 17:24.31 ~ Kyle​ Decker (E​ast)

FACA Senior All-Star Cross-Country Champions, 1997-2013
DATEBOYSGIRLS
6 DEC 1997 115:31, Courtney Chambers18:44, Erin Merten
5 DEC 1998 215:54, Cedric Gillette
4 DEC 1999 315:25, Dan Cook18:31, Beth Lukens
2 DEC 2000 415:31, Sean Jefferson18:28, Anna Brew
3 DEC 2001 515:02, Nick Wilson17:54, Cathlene Willy
7 DEC 2002 615:19, Ryder Leary19:34.40, Allie Hunter
22 NOV 200315:48, Alex Miletich18:41, Devin Gapstur
15 NOV 200415:34, Bryan Sharkey17:33, Jennifer Simpson
22 NOV 200515:37, Steven Bell17:42, Kelly Parrish
17 NOV 200615:24, Michael Anderson18:34, Kaitlin Shiver
1 DEC 200715:23, Joseph Franklin18:40, Devin Spoerle
6 DEC 2008 716:05, Bret Butler18:20, Juliana Stern
5 DEC 2009 816:08, Sean Rynning18:13, Jana Stolting
4 DEC 201015:44, Tyler Cardillo18:29, Teresa Ristow
3 DEC 201115:46, Chris Godwin18:23, Anne-Marie Blaney
1 DEC 201215:40, Aesop Brown18:44, Ellyn Snider
23 NOV 201315:39, Manuel Vel​asquez18:39, K​atrina​ Sa​ntiago
1 In 1997 the meet was at Spruce Creek HS in Port Orange
2 In 1998 the meet was at Osceola County Stadium and Sports Complex in Kissimmee
3 In 1999 the meet was at Sperling Sports Complex in DeLand, FL
4 In 2000 the meet was at Lake Mary HS
5 From 2001 to 2007 the meet was at the Miccosukee Greenway in Tallahassee
6 Starting in 2002 the race distance was increased from three miles to five km
7 In 2008 the meet was at Maclay School in Tallahassee
8 From 2009 to 2013 the meet was at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee


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