Friday, January 9, 2015

Tallahassee's top 5K road times in 2014

Strictly speaking, the final day to record the top 5K road performance on a USATF certified course in Tallahassee during 2014 was December 31. Practically speaking, the final day was 27 November 2014, the day of Gulf Winds Track Club's Tallahassee Turkey Trot 5K, the last race in town on a certified 5K course. In actuality, though, the day came a lot earlier. Stanley Linton ran Tallahassee fastest 5K of 2014 back on 8 February 2014, a 15:24 at the 21st annual Run For The Cookies. The top women's time also came early in the year, when Amy Hines ran 17:45 at the 40th annual Palace Saloon 5K on 12 April 2014.

Stanley Linton

The city's fastest male master at 5K in 2014 was Bryan Koon; his fifth-place 16:46 at the Palace Saloon 5K made him the 14th ranked performer for the year. On the women's side, the fastest master performer was Mary Anne Grayson. Grayson ran 20:37 at the Palace Saloon 5K, making her the 26th rated female performer for the year.

Amy Hines

This makes three years--2012, 2013, and 2014--for which I've compiled the city's top 5K road times. Here's a summary:

201216:02Ryan Barrow22 NovTurkey Trot16:26Violah Lagat22 NovTurkey Trot
201315:28Kevin Sullivan28 NovTurkey Trot16:51Kayleigh Tyerman14 SepWomen's Distance Festival
201415:24Stanley Linton8 FebRun For The Cookies17:45Amy Hines12 AprPalace Saloon

Of course, there are folks out there who will look at these times and say, "Hey, I know that Joe Fast ran 14:20 back in the 1980s." Or: "What about Alice Quick? I think she ran a 16:10 or something once." Well, go ahead and document those performances, and confirm that they took place on a certified course, and then we'll talk. I'll be waiting right here. In the meantime, the city's top athletes have rankings from 2012 onward to compare themselves against.

By the way, here are the inclusion criteria for the rankings.
  • The race has to be in Tallahassee (anywhere in Leon County is fine)
  • The race has to be run on a USATF certified course
  • The race has to have published results
  • I have to see the results
And now, the performance lists for 2014.

Top Tallahassee 5K Performances by Men on Certified Road Courses in 2014
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 15:24Stanley Linton202014-02-08Run For The Cookies 5K1FL14006EBM

15:44     S. Linton202014-03-08Shamrock Scurry 5K1FL10021EBM

15:46     S. Linton202014-01-18GWTC Bowlegs 5K1FL12001EBM
2. 15:52Chris Lake262014-04-12Palace Saloon 5K1FL13028EBM
3. 15:52Joshua Seitz252014-11-27GWTC Turkey Trot 5K1FL11112EBM
4. 15:57Remy Tamer252014-11-27GWTC Turkey Trot 5K2FL11112EBM
5. 16:01Bill Clift252014-11-27GWTC Turkey Trot 5K3FL11112EBM
6. 16:12Zach DeVeau262014-04-12Palace Saloon 5K2FL13028EBM
7. 16:16Jonathan Campbell192014-02-08Run For The Cookies 5K2FL14006EBM
8. 16:19Trevor Touchton192014-10-30FSECC 5K1FL11111EBM

16:19     T. Touchton192014-11-27GWTC Turkey Trot 5K4FL11112EBM
9. 16:23Chris Rego242014-02-08Run For The Cookies 5K3FL14006EBM
10. 16:26Stephen Cox302014-04-12Palace Saloon 5K3FL13028EBM
11. 16:38Nate Kaiser342014-04-12Palace Saloon 5K4FL13028EBM
12. 16:39Vince Molosky342014-01-18GWTC Bowlegs 5K2FL12001EBM

16:45     V. Molosky342014-03-08Shamrock Scurry 5K2FL10021EBM
13. 16:45Roger Schmidt232014-09-20GWTC Women's Distance Festival 5K1FL06045DL
14. 16:46Bryan Koon422014-04-12Palace Saloon 5K5FL13028EBM
15. 16:48Marc Akbar222014-04-12Palace Saloon 5K6FL13028EBM

16:48     R. Schmidt232014-09-13Sickle Cell 5K1FL12057EBM

16:50     Z. DeVeau262014-02-08Run For The Cookies 5K4FL14006EBM

16:51     V. Molosky342014-04-12Palace Saloon 5K7FL13028EBM
16:52     C. Lake262014-03-08Shamrock Scurry 5K3FL10021EBM
16. 16:53Charlie Johnson342014-02-08Run For The Cookies 5K5FL14006EBM
17. 16:55Justin Martin2014-02-012-1-1 Big Bend 5K1FL10091EBM

16:59     Z. DeVeau262014-03-08Shamrock Scurry 5K4FL10021EBM

17:02     N. Kaiser342014-03-08Shamrock Scurry 5K5FL10021EBM
18. 17:04Peter Kaus302014-04-12Palace Saloon 5K8FL13028EBM

17:05     N. Kaiser342014-02-08Run For The Cookies 5K6FL14006EBM
19. 17:06Matt Bulecza322014-04-12Palace Saloon 5K9FL13028EBM
20. 17:06Joseph Garcia182014-07-04Kiwanis Firecracker 5K1FL14067EBM

17:06     N. Kaiser352014-09-20GWTC Women's Distance Festival 5K2FL06045DL
21. 17:11Paul Lagno242014-11-27GWTC Turkey Trot 5K5FL11112EBM

17:26     Z. DeVeau262014-01-18GWTC Bowlegs 5K3FL12001EBM
22. 17:28Michael Martinez482014-04-12Palace Saloon 5K10FL13028EBM
23. 17:28     B. Koon422014-10-30FSECC 5K2FL11111EBM
24. 17:29Taylor Buzzard202014-11-27GWTC Turkey Trot 5K6FL11112EBM
25. 17:32Bryce Cole162014-11-27GWTC Turkey Trot 5K7FL11112EBM

Top Tallahassee 5K Performances by Women on Certified Road Courses in 2014
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 17:45Amy Hines332014-04-12Palace Saloon 5K1FL13028EBM
2. 17:54Carly Thomas192014-02-08Run For The Cookies 5K1FL14006EBM

18:17     A. Hines332014-03-29Springtime 5K1FL11045EBM
3. 18:30Teresa Ristow202014-02-08Run For The Cookies 5K2FL14006EBM
4. 18:42Katie Sherron322014-04-12Palace Saloon 5K2FL13028EBM
5. 18:43Kaitlyn Kelly192014-02-08Run For The Cookies 5K3FL14006EBM
6. 18:44Emily Ness232014-02-012-1-1 Big Bend 5K1FL10091EBM
7. 18:44Lisa Johnson322014-03-29Springtime 5K2FL11045EBM

18:47     L. Johnson322014-04-12Palace Saloon 5K3FL13028EBM
8. 18:58Katie Slater182014-07-129Kiwanis Firecracker 5K1FL14067EBM
9. 19:04Adriana Piekarewicz252014-04-12Palace Saloon 5K4FL13028EBM
10. 19:05Christine Griggs192014-02-08Run For The Cookies 5K4FL14006EBM
11. 19:09Erika Charlassier232014-02-08Run For The Cookies 5K5FL14006EBM

19:16     L. Johnson322014-01-25Red Fox Trot 5K1FL11132EBM

19:18     L. Johnson322014-01-18GWTC Bowlegs 5K1FL12001EBM
12. 19:18Lauren Gelzinis222014-04-12Palace Saloon 5K5FL13028EBM
13. 19:35Micah Adriani362014-04-12Palace Saloon 5K6FL13028EBM
14. 19:36Chantelle Brodie192014-02-08Run For The Cookies 5K6FL14006EBM
15. 19:40Christina Phipps202014-02-08Run For The Cookies 5K7FL14006EBM
16. 19:42Jillian Heddaeus312014-04-12Palace Saloon 5K7FL13028EBM

19:44     C. Thomas202014-07-130Kiwanis Firecracker 5K2FL14067EBM

19:48     K. Sherron322014-03-08Shamrock Scurry 5K1FL10021EBM

19:49     M. Adriani362014-02-08Run For The Cookies 5K8FL14006EBM
17. 19:52Renee Cox262014-04-12Palace Saloon 5K8FL13028EBM

19:59     A. Hines332014-02-15Break-A-Leg 5K1FL14019EBM

20:04     R. Cox262014-01-18GWTC Bowlegs 5K2FL12001EBM
18. 20:04Leon Araceli182014-07-131Kiwanis Firecracker 5K3FL14067EBM
19. 20:07Mollie Hibbard222014-02-08Run For The Cookies 5K9FL14006EBM

20:09     M. Adriani362014-03-08Shamrock Scurry 5K2FL10021EBM
20. 20:11Evalie Paris352014-02-012-1-1 Big Bend 5K9FL10091EBM
21. 20:14Alexandra Midgett192014-02-08Run For The Cookies 5K10FL14006EBM
22. 20:15Jensen Swopes212014-02-08Run For The Cookies 5K11FL14006EBM

20:16     R. Cox262014-02-08Run For The Cookies 5K12FL14006EBM
23. 20:18Cora Atkinson192014-04-12Palace Saloon 5K9FL13028EBM
24. 20:19Alicia Aldridge212014-02-08Run For The Cookies 5K13FL14006EBM

20:24     R. Cox262014-01-25Red Fox Trot 5K2FL11132EBM

20:24     J. Heddaeus302014-03-08Shamrock Scurry 5K3FL10021EBM
25. 20:29Allyson Pagan212014-02-08Run For The Cookies 5K14FL14006EBM

Best of luck making the list in 2015!


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