Saturday, March 29, 2014

Sullivan and Gutierrez win at a soaked Springtime

Kevin SullivanOn March 20, Kevin Sullivan turned 40, joining the ranks of master runners. Just nine days later he owned the Springtime 10K record for masters, winning the 39th annual race in 32:03. It was Sullivan's second straight Springtime victory. Just over a minute and a half behind Sullivan, three-time Springtime champion Chris Lake took second in 33:37. Seeley Gutierrez captured the women's title, placing 13th overall in 38:09. The top woman master was Carrie Seiberlich, third woman and 36th overall in 41:16.


More than 700 athletes finished the 6.2-mile race, but more than a few stayed away when they woke up to rain and rumbling thunder the Saturday of the race. The last lightning flashed before dawn, though, and as racetime approached the rain slowed to an intermittent drizzle. The Springtime 10K started as scheduled from in front of the Leon County Courthouse at 8:10 AM.


Gulf Winds Track Club's 2014 Springtime Road RaceVince Molosky led the field early, reaching the mile mark out front in 5:04. That was a faster pace than he was going to run that morning, though. Just after the mile Molosky was overtaken by a group of four runners; Kevin Sullivan, Eric Larson, Stephen Cox, and Chris Lake. As the leaders turned onto Lafayette Street and started their climb into the Myers Park hills, Sullivan made a break.


"I was dead even with Kevin for a mile and a quarter," recalled Cox. "Then the rest of the race happened."


Chris LakeBy the two-mile mark Kevin Sullivan had opened a twelve-second gap. Chris Lake moved ahead of Chris Larson and Stephen Cox, but he was still losing ground to Sullivan. A little more than halfway through the race Lake had a solid grip on second, and Larson had passed Cox to stake a claim on third. Sullivan was so far ahead, though, that even Lake was only occasionally catching a glimpse of him on the road ahead.


In the end, that was the order they crossed the finish line. Kevin Sullivan of Capital City Runners first in 32:03, followed by Chris Lake in 33:37, Eric Larson third in 34:16, and Stephen Cox fourth in 34:20.
Seeley Gutierrez

Seeley Gutierrez led the Springtime 10K women's field from start to finish. Katie Sherron, however, had to run down master runner Carrie Seiberlich for the runner-up spot in the women's standings. Seiberlich was the second woman through two miles, and it was only on the third mile that Sherron was able to catch her. Gutierrez never had to look back, taking the women's title in 38:09. Sherron was the second woman finisher, 26th overall in 40:09. At 41:16, Seiberlich took third on the women's side.


Top Ten Men, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2014 Springtime 10K
    Eric Larson
  1. 32:03 ~ Kevin Sullivan (M, 40) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 33:37 ~ Chris Lake (M, 26) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 34:16 ~ Eric Larson (M, 24) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 34:20 ~ Stephen Cox (M, 30) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 34:26 ~ Charlie Johnson (M, 34) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 34:36 ~ Vince Molosky (M, 34) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 34:52 ~ Zach Deveau (M, 26) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 36:49 ~ Douglas Bell (M, 45) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 36:53 ~ Michael Martinez (M, 48) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 37:13 ~ Carl Nordhielm (M, 51) Tallahassee, FL

Top Ten Women, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2014 Springtime 10K
    Katie Sherron
  1. 38:09 ~ Seeley Gutierrez (F, 37) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 40:09 ~ Katie Sherron (F, 32) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 41:16 ~ Carrie Seiberlich (F, 42) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 41:54 ~ Melissa Thompson (F, 29) Thomasville, GA
  5. 42:15 ~ Micah Adriani (F, 36) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 42:22 ~ Jillian Heddaeus (F, 30) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 43:29 ~ Renee Cox (F, 26) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 43:35 ~ Kelly Resha (F, 25) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 44:00 ~ Vicky Droze (F, 38) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 44:22 ~ Mary Anne Grayson (F, 48) Thomasville, GA

For the eighth year Springtime included a 5K option, with the runners in the 3.1-mile race starting at the same time as the 10K. Adam Greenstein won the shorter race in 17:50. Amy Hines was the top woman, coming in second overall in 18:17. 443 athletes finished the 5K.


Top Ten Men, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2014 Springtime 5K
  1. 17:50 ~ Adam Greenstein (M, 22) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 18:53 ~ Elijah Ingram (M, 18) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 18:56 ~ Donald Kunish (M, 38) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 19:44 ~ Gary Galvez (M, 26) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 19:44 ~ Michael Savage (M, 56) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 19:45 ~ Ben Goldsberry (M, 41) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 19:55 ~ Tony Cortese (M, 31) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 19:59 ~ Maxwell Eastman (M, 14) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 21:32 ~ Doug Cole (M, 49) Crawfordville, FL
  10. 21:38 ~ Andy Roberts (M, 47) Tallahassee, FL

Top Ten Women, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2014 Springtime 5K
    Lisa Johnson
  1. 18:17 ~ Amy Hines (F, 33) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 18:44 ~ Lisa Johnson (F, 32) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 22:12 ~ Alison Thumm (F, 36) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 22:41 ~ Carly Souther (F, 25) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 23:26 ~ Linda Fitzgerald (F, 49) Sandy Springs, GA
  6. 23:27 ~ Jenna Kolby (F, 23) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 23:35 ~ Karen Duncan (F, 38) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 23:52 ~ Kathleen Crowley (F, 54) Holiday, FL
  9. 24:39 ~ Francee Laywell (F, 52) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 24:51 ~ Kelsy Young (F, 21) Tallahassee, FL

Springtime 10K Champions, 1976 - 2014
DateMenWomen
29 March 201432:03, Kevin Sullivan38:09, Seeley Gutierrez
6 April 201331:42, Kevin Sullivan36:05, Stefanie Slekis
31 March 201233:29, Chris Lake37:33, Lindsay Zeiler
2 April 201132:34, Chris Lake34:52, Pasca Cheruiyot
27 March 201033:09, Chris Lake38:23, Sheryl Rosen
28 March 200935:00, David Altmaier38:34, Lisa Johnson
29 March 200831:59, Joey Zins38:16, Sarah Docter-Williams
31 March 200733:27, Matthew Dobson37:23, Lara Shaw
1 April 200633:25, Joey Zins34:36, Vicky Gill
2 April 200532:43, Joey Zins36:51, Sarah Docter-Williams
3 April 200433:22, Caleb Carmichael37:03, Sarah Docter-Williams
5 April 200330:56, Joseph Zepherinus34:52, Larisa Timchina
6 April 200231:18, Conor Holt36:40, Larisa Timchina
31 March 200132:18, Muchapiwa Mazano34:46, Tatyana Maslova
1 April 200032:28, Muchapiwa Mazano36:05, Anna Pichrtova
27 March 199930:56, Muchapiwa Mazano37:01, Sarah Docter-Williams
4 April 199831:07, Randy Hollinger34:09, Breeda Dennehy
12 April 199731:12, Juri Punda35:30, Tamara Karloukova
13 April 199632:21, Jessie Close37:11, Jane Johnson
1 April 199531:43, Matthew Dobson37:27, Jane Johnson
199432:17, Matthew Dobson37:37, Lisa Herman
199333:11, Andy Palmer36:54, Paula Johnson
199232:09, Jessie Close37:38, Paula Johnson
199132:02, Jessie Close38:29, Paula Johnson
199031:48, Jessie Close38:16, Vikki Saga
198930:49, Paul Waldron37:54, Janice Hochstein
198831:22, Paul Waldron38:18, Karen MacHarg
198731:52, Jessie Close35:30, Carla Borovicka
198631:15, Dennis Rice37:16, Karen MacHarg
198530:30, Paul Waldron35:32, Carole Rouillard
198430:03, Larry Greene35:57, Carla Borovicka
9 April 198331:21, Noel Shumann38:15, Janice Hochstein
3 April 198232:11, George West39:56, Pam Ledbetter
4 April 198132:06, Mabry McCray37:14, Janice Gage
198032:35, Rick Swiderski40:02, Lisa Kinch
7 April 197933:10, David Ferrell37:14, Janice Gage
1 April 197831:43, George West38:03, Laura Ledbetter
197731:24, Morrison Reid40:57, Nancy McCormac
24 April 1976*20:30, George West,Donnie Cook25:27, Janice Gage
* The 1976 race was a four-mile run on the FSU campus.


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