Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Pool and Thompson bag Deer Run titles

Deerlake Middle SchoolNorth of Tallahassee, Florida, Killearn Lakes doesn't actually feature much in the way of lakes. There are a few ponds, and some of the houses are situated on a body of water large enough to be called a lake, Lake Iamonia. There isn't much open water in Lake Iamonia, though; it's so filled with weeds that if you flew overhead you'd think you were looking at a large prairie. During dry periods, the lake is a prairie. Real estate marketing being what it is, though, the community is still called "Killearn Lakes" and the major road is called "Deer Lake Road." There isn't a Deer Lake in the area, but there are plenty of white-tailed deer, enough deer that Deer Lake Road and Deerlake Middle School have names that are halfway appropriate. And enough deer that Deerlake Middle School's annual Deer Run 5K has an entirely appropriate name.


Rik Pool, a recent alumnus of the Bishop Moore High cross-country team, won the 2014 Deer Run 5K on Saturday morning, November 1, covering the 3.1-mile course in 19:05. At 20:04 Duane Evans of Crawfordville, Florida, was the runner-up and first master runner. 14-year-old Tallahassee runner Logan Venclauskas was third in 20:40.


Nine-year-old Layla Thompson was the top runner in the women's standings, placing eighth overall in 22:01. Tallahassee master runner Paula O'Neill was the second female finisher, coming in ninth overall in 22:14. Deerlake Middle School cross-country runner Emily Molen was third on the women's side, finishing 10th overall in 23:20.


91 athletes finished Deerlake Middle School's 2014 Deer Run 5K, while another 69 ran a one-mile fun run.


Top Ten Men, 2014 Deer Run 5K
  1. 19:05 ~ Rik Pool (M, 19) Winter Park, FL
  2. 20:04 ~ Duane Evans (M, 47)
  3. 20:40 ~ Logan Venclauskas (M, 14)
  4. 20:50 ~ Mike Burns (M, 49)
  5. 20:54 ~ Michael Quiggins (M, 42)
  6. 21:41 ~ Sam Mountin (M, 14)
  7. 21:57 ~ Eric Mountin (M, 51)
  8. 24:02 ~ Caleb Thompson (M, 16)
  9. 24:03 ~ Davis Johnstone (M, 14)
  10. 24:04 ~ Clark Tyrrell (M, 15)

Top Ten Women, 2014 Deer Run 5K
  1. 22:01 ~ Layla Thompson (F, 9)
  2. 22:14 ~ Paula O' Neill (F, 53)
  3. 23:20 ~ Emily Molen (F, 12)
  4. 23:43 ~ Allison Carter (F, 37)
  5. 25:30 ~ Jane Jhanji (F, 45)
  6. 25:51 ~ Alva Striplin (F, 44)
  7. 26:06 ~ Cindi Goodson (F, 50)
  8. 26:26 ~ Ami Wheeler (F, 41)
  9. 26:54 ~ Lauren Cook (F, 11)
  10. 26:55 ~ Emma Rebman (F, 12)

Deer Run 5K winners, 2010 - 2014
DateMenWomenFinishers
6 November 201017:08, Jay Wallace19:36, Allison Eagen135
5 November 201118:21, Stephen Robbins20:59 ~ Claire Fruchtnicht168
3 November 201219:00, Luke Parsley23:36, Ana Wallace161
9 November 201315:52, Stanley Linton20:12, Micah Adriani202
1 November 201419:05, Rik Pool22:01, Layla Thompson91


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