Monday, November 3, 2014

Guyas rolls and Heddaeus sets record at Run For Lawson

Paul Guyas and Jillian HeddaeusThe plans are published. Welaunee Plantation is going to be developed. Welaunee Boulevard is going to be extended all the way to Interstate 10 and beyond and the land will fill up with houses, apartments, businesses, streets, and trails. That's in the future, though. In the meantime you can still make an annual tour of the "toe" of Welaunee Plantation in the Run For Lawson.


At the fourth annual Run For Lawson on Saturday morning, 1 November 2014, Paul Guyas didn't pause to appreciate the scenery. Winning by almost 600 meters, Guyas ran the 10K cross-country race in 38:58. Behind him, Mike Peymann edged Joel Piotrowski for second place and the top master spot, 41:23 to 41:29.


Jillian Heddaeus wasn't stopping to smell the goldenrod, either. Placing ninth overall, Heddaeus not only won the women's title by more than a kilometer, but also set a new women's course record of 45:32, breaking Renee Cox's 2013 record of 45:53. Jill Sweeny was second in the women's standings, coming in 21st overall in 51:46. Beth Culley was the third woman finisher and first woman master, 22nd overall in 52:10.


Top Ten Men, 2014 Run For Lawson 10K
  1. 38:58 ~ Paul Guyas (M, 37) Tallahassee, FLLawson's Course
  2. 41:23 ~ Mike Peymann (M, 52) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 41:29 ~ Joel Piotroski (M, 45) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 42:20 ~ Charlie Lang (M, 16) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 43:15 ~ Camilo Ordonez (M, 35) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 43:47 ~ Michael La Bossiere (M, 48) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 45:22 ~ Mark Tombrink (M, 27) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 45:30 ~ Michael Kennett (M, 41) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 45:57 ~ David Anderson (M, 64) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 46:15 ~ Daniel Wagnon (M, 37) Tallahassee, FL

Top Ten Women, 2014 Run For Lawson 10K
  1. 45:32 ~ Jillian Heddaeus (F, 31) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 51:46 ~ Jill Sweeny (F, 34) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 52:10 ~ Beth Culley (F, 49) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 52:38 ~ Ashley Young (F, 28) Ormond Beach, FL
  5. 52:48 ~ Cassie Mills (F, 28) Thomasville, GA
  6. 54:12 ~ Kelsey Hendershott (F, 23) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 54:46 ~ Mary Vancore (F, 50) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 54:52 ~ Nancy Proctor (F, 53) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 55:42 ~ Martha Bademan (F, 30) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 57:12 ~ Debbie Peters (F, 53) Tallahassee, FL

Evan Wilson and Molly McCannThe Run For Lawson 10K course takes runners twice around a loop through the Welaunee Plantation "toe," possibly the toughest 6.2-mile run in the Tallahassee area. For athletes who prefer a smaller dose of cross-country running, there's the Run For Lawson 5K. Rickards High senior Evan Wilson was the fastest runner in the junior race, posting 19:16 for a single trip around the loop. Aaron Taylor was second in 19:51, and Nick Trombetta third in 20:44. The fastest master runner in the 5K was Dewey Hudson, ninth overall in 23:00.


Placing fourth overall, Maclay sophomore Molly McCann won the women's division for a fourth straight year, and for the fourth straight year she set a new women's course record. This time around the new standard was 20:47, well under the 21:23 McCann ran in 2013. Brittney Barnes was second in the women's standings, finishing sixth overall in 22:18. Montford Middle School cross-country runner Emily Culley was third in the women's competition, coming in 13th overall in 23:28. Sky Feller was the first female master runner, 41st overall in 28:26.


The Run For Lawson is hosted each year by the Lawson Mayfield Memorial Foundation in memory of Lawson Mayfield, who lost her life to bacterial meningitis when she was 18. Proceeds from the event benefit the National Meningitis Association. Finish line and timing services for both races were provided by RaceSmith.com.


Top Ten Men, 2014 Run For Lawson 5K
  1. 19:16 ~ Evan Wilson (M, 18) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 19:51 ~ Aaron Taylor (M, 21) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 20:44 ~ Nick Trombetta (M, 23) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 22:12 ~ Colin McDuffie (M, 17) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 22:35 ~ Kyle Shaw (M, 33) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 22:48 ~ Matthew Vickers (M, 33) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 23:00 ~ Dewey Hudson (M, 42) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 23:03 ~ Dave McCargo (M, 40) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 23:05 ~ Patrtick Koon (M, 9) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 23:06 ~ Bryan Koon (M, 42) Tallahassee, FL

Top Ten Women, 2014 Run For Lawson 5K
  1. 20:47 ~ Molly McCann (F, 15) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 22:18 ~ Brittney Barnes (F, 26) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 23:28 ~ Emily Culley (F, 13) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 24:41 ~ Andrea Duffy (F, 38) Monticello, FL
  5. 25:04 ~ Meghan Kennedy (F, 34) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 25:38 ~ Maia Mast (F, 12) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 25:39 ~ Brittany Dean (F, 29) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 26:45 ~ Madeline Lillie (F, 11) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 26:45 ~ Shawn Stott (F, 26) Gainesville, FL
  10. 26:53 ~ Emma Spencer (F, 33) Tallahassee, FL

Run For Lawson champions, 2011 - 2014
DateDistanceMenWomenFinishers
8 October 20115K17:29, Gary Droze22:22, Molly McCann393
6 October 201210K39:32, Tony Guillen52:00, Allison Thumm123
5K18:29, Gary Droze22:00, Molly McCann335
28 September 201310K35:50, Chris Lake45:53, Renee Cox174
5K18:20, Gary Droze21:23, Molly McCann317
1 November 201410K38:58, Paul Guyas45:32, Jillian Heddaeus94
5K19:16, Evan Wilson20:47, Molly McCann221


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