Sunday, March 29, 2015

Cox and Rosen conquer Springtime

Stephen CoxForty years. In five different decades and two different centuries, Gulf Winds Track Club's annual Springtime Road Race has been run forty times, changing courses, names, and even distances across the years. The very first of those forty runs was a four mile race. Ever since then, though, the featured distance was ten kilometers, as it was at the most recent Springtime on Saturday morning, 28 March 2015. Maclay School assistant cross-country coach Stephen Cox won that latest Springtime 10K, covering the 6.2 miles in 32:59. Sheryl Rosen, a Tallahassee lawyer, won the women's title, placing seventh overall in 37:30.


The 986 athletes who finished the Springtime 10K plus another 709 who completed the Springtime 5K started their run from in front of the Leon County Courthouse, heading north on Monroe Street. After a steep dash downhill on East Call Street, Chris Lake was leading the field as the runners chugged toward the mile mark on Franklin Boulevard. Lake was a three-time Springtime 10K champion, having won the race in 2010, 2011, and 2012. Stephen Cox only trailed Lake by a few seconds though, while Nate Kaiser and Jack Redwing dueled for third place a little farther back.

Chris Lake
Kaiser and Redwing faded from the picture as the runners climbed up into the hills of the Myers Park neighborhood, but Cox was starting to close on Lake. Before the race was halfway over Cox had pulled even with Lake; both runners reached 5K in 16:33. During the fourth mile Cox moved into the lead, opening a gap on Lake. It was never a huge margin, but Cox was out front to stay. He reached the finish line on Suwannee Street in 32:59, winning the race. A few seconds later, Lake crossed the line second in 33:10. After falling well behind Nate Kaiser in the middle of the race, Jack Redwing caught Kaiser just before the finish to take third, 34:07 to 34:20. Triathlete Charlie Johnson placed fifth in 34:20. Maclay School cross-country coach Gary Droze was the fastest master runner in the race, coming in sixth overall in 35:53.


"So how many of these have you won?" I asked Sheryl Rosen, the women's champion.


Sheryl Rosen"This sounds terrible, but I really don't know," apologized Rosen.


As it turns out, Rosen had won the Springtime 10K once before in 2010. Her confusion is understandable, though, because Rosen wins a lot of races. Rosen has won the women's division in every race she's entered in 2015 with the sole exception of the Gate River Run 15K in Jacksonville, Florida--the USATF national championship at that distance. In the Springtime 10K, Rosen led the women's field nearly from wire to wire, winning by over 200 meters in 37:30. Lauren Poulos was the women's runner-up, finishing 12th overall in 38:19. Katie Sherron was third in the women's standings, coming in 18th overall in 39:40. Stephanie Liles-Weyant was the fourth female finisher and first woman master, 26th overall in 40:32.


Top Ten Men, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2015 Springtime 10K
  1. 32:59 ~ Stephen Cox (M, 31) Tallahassee, FLJack Redwing
  2. 33:10 ~ Chris Lake (M, 27) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 34:07 ~ Jack Redwing (M, 28) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 34:10 ~ Nate Kaiser (M, 35) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 34:20 ~ Charlie Johnson (M, 35) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 35:53 ~ Gary Droze (M, 53) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 37:37 ~ Rik Pool (M, 20) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 37:48 ~ Geb Kiros (M, 48) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 38:02 ~ Ryan Truchelut (M, 29) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 38:18 ~ Mickey Moore (M, 45) Tallahassee, FL

Top Ten Women, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2015 Springtime 10K
  1. 37:30 ~ Sheryl Rosen (F, 30) Tallahassee, FLLauren Poulos
  2. 38:19 ~ Lauren Poulos (F, 29) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 39:40 ~ Katie Sherron (F, 33) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 40:32 ~ Stephanie Liles-Weyant (F, 42) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 41:54 ~ Brittney Barnes (F, 27) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 42:33 ~ Melissa Thompson (F, 30) Thomasville, GA
  7. 42:35 ~ Renee Cox (F, 27) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 43:03 ~ Jillian Heddaeus (F, 31) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 43:13 ~ Chelsea Hankins (F, 22) Spartanburg, SC
  10. 43:25 ~ Kristy Kalich (F, 21) Tallahassee, FL

Adam Greenstein won the Springtime 5K by over 200 meters, running the 3.1 miles in 17:31. Swift Creek Middle School track and cross-country runner Alyson Churchill was the first female finisher, coming in fourth overall in 19:44. Carl Moore was the top master in the short race, placing fifth overall in 19:57. Laura Reina was the first woman master, finishing fifth in the women's standings and 27th overall in 23:16.


Top Ten Men, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2015 Springtime 5K
  1. 17:31 ~ Adam Greenstein (M, 23) Tallahassee, FLAdam Greenstein
  2. 18:20 ~ Nick Loffer (M, 31) Juno Beach, FL
  3. 18:58 ~ Donald Kunish (M, 39) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 19:57 ~ Carl Moore (M, 46) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 20:08 ~ Max Eastman (M, 15) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 20:30 ~ Jake Nugent (M, 35) Pelham, GA
  7. 20:33 ~ Hawthorne Hay (M, 13) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 20:43 ~ Michael Larson (M, 31) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 20:51 ~ Mike Weyant (M, 49) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 21:19 ~ Wade Eastman (M, 13) Tallahassee, FL

Top Ten Women, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2015 Springtime 5K
  1. 19:44 ~ Alyson Churchill (F, 12) Tallahassee, FLAlyson Churchill
  2. 20:48 ~ Megan Churchill (F, 12) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 22:21 ~ Megan Noonan (F, 31) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 23:04 ~ Lisa Kendrick (F, 32) Islamorada, FL
  5. 23:16 ~ Laura Reina (F, 50) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 24:21 ~ Vanessa Reinhardt (F, 28) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 24:53 ~ Crystal Anderson (F, 29) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 25:05 ~ Nicki Walker (F, 21) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 25:13 ~ Karen Duncan (F, 39) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 25:16 ~ Julie Clark (F, 53) Tallahassee, FL

Springtime 10K Champions, 1976 - 2015
DateMenWomen
28 March 201532:59, Stephen Cox37:30, Sheryl Rosen
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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