Sunday, September 21, 2014

Martinez and Barnes make fast tracks at the Fallen Heroes 5K

Finishing over 100 meters ahead of runner-up Gary Galvez, Tallahassee master runner Michael Martinez won Operation One Voice's Fallen Heroes 5K on Saturday morning, 20 September 2014. Martinez's time was 18:21 for the 3.1-mile run through Maclay Gardens State Park, on the north side of Tallahassee, Florida. Capital City Runners' Galvez ran 18:45.


Brittney Barnes crossed the finish line next after Galvez. Barnes also ran the Fallen Heroes 5K in 2013, finishing sixth in the women's standing with a 23:45. In 2014 she trimmed more than three minutes from that mark, capturing the women's title with a 20:25, the fastest run ever by a woman in the Fallen Heroes 5K. Barnes needed that speed, though, because the second fastest woman in the history of the Fallen Heroes 5K wasn't far behind--Beth Miller ran 20:36 to finish fifth overall and runner-up to Barnes in the women's division. Mary Vancore was the third woman finisher and first woman master, coming in 12th overall in 22:23.


104 athletes finished the 2014 Fallen Heroes 5K.


Top Ten Men, 2014 Fallen Heroes 5K
  1. 18:21 ~ Michael Martinez (M, 48)Michael Martinez
  2. 18:45 ~ Gary Galvez (M, 27)
  3. 20:35 ~ Jeremy Fowler (M, 26)
  4. 20:46 ~ Bob Asztalos (M, 55)
  5. 20:56 ~ Kyle Shaw (M, 33)
  6. 21:07 ~ Joshua Lerma (M, 16)
  7. 21:50 ~ John McNeill (M, 36)
  8. 22:15 ~ Stefan Sabur (M, 22)
  9. 22:20 ~ Perry Ponder (M, 45)
  10. 22:42 ~ Dan Rackley (M, 39)

Top Ten Women, 2014 Fallen Heroes 5K
  1. 20:25 ~ Brittney Barnes (F, 26)Brittney Barnes
  2. 20:36 ~ Beth Miller (F, 23)
  3. 22:23 ~ Mary Vancore (F, 50)
  4. 22:30 ~ Ashley Miller (F, 26)
  5. 23:19 ~ Jennifer Powell (F, 32)
  6. 24:32 ~ Alexandra T McFarlane (F, 44)
  7. 26:01 ~ Lisa Jackson (F, 50)
  8. 26:07 ~ Lisa Starling (F, 49)
  9. 26:11 ~ Leigh Dalzell (F, 45)
  10. 27:57 ~ Jena Mickel (F, 29)

Winners of the Fallen Heroes 5K, 2009 - 2014
DateMenWomenFinishers
1 August 200917:02, Christian Minor22:07, Olivia Swedberg164
4 September 201018:27, Robert Abellera23:50, Karima Anderson140
13 August 201117:14, Gary Droze21:38, Tiffany Barz232
7 September 201315:45, Stanley Linton21:04, Jillian Heddaeus94
20 September 201418:21, Michael Martinez20:25, Brittney Barnes107
The 2009 Fallen Heroes 5K was run on a slightly long course in Tom Brown
Park.
The 2010-2014 races were run in Maclay Gardens State Park.

There was no Fallen Heroes 5K in 2012.


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