Sunday, April 12, 2015

Tallahassee's top 5K road times in 2015 (through April 11)

Early in the year, you expect big changes on the annual lists of Tallahassee's top 5K road times. It takes a few races before all the faster runners have had their chance to get in a 5K on the roads. The early events aren't necessarily held on fast courses. The fast athletes don't necessarily run in the early events. It takes a few months for the lists to be mature.

Tyler Udland
By April, though, you'd expect that maturity to have arrived. At the end of March 2015 there had already been ten 5K road races on USATF certified courses in Tallahassee. For sure, there would still be changes. After a race, someone might move up the list a few spots. A new athlete might break into the top 25. A runner might get bumped out of the top 25. You might even get a new top performer. But a single event wouldn't practically rewrite the lists, right? Not in April.

Remy Tamer
Except Gulf Winds Track Club's 41st annual Palace Saloon 5K was on 11 April 2015, and you'd barely recognize the lists after that race. The men's list and the women's list each have a new top performer. There are 18 new top 25 performances on the men's list, and nine on the women's list. If you've followed local running history, though, it's what you'd expect from Tallahassee's first and fastest 5,000-meter road race.

Stephen Robbins
Palace Saloon 5K champion Tyler Udland is the new name at the top of the men's list with a 15:29. Udland got his early distance running experience in New Jersey, competing for Milburn High and a liberal arts school called Princeton. After Princeton, Udland headed south to Tallahassee for graduate studies in finance at Florida State University. He had a year of NCAA cross-country eligibility left, so he ran for the Seminoles during the fall of 2014. By spring of 2015 he was ready to try the Palace. More than ready--Udland's 15:29 is the second-fastest winning time on the course in the last 20 years.

Bryan Koon
Stephen Robbins, the runner-up at the Palace, debuts on the 2015 list at number five with a 16:191. Currently racing for Westlake High in Saratoga Springs, Utah, until a few years ago Robbins lived in nearby Cairo, Georgia. This was his fourth Palace and his fastest yet. Nate Kaiser held on to the number six spot on the men's list by running 16:24 for fourth at the Palace. Maclay School's Clay Milford was already a top-ten performer and remained one by placing fifth in 16:51 at the Palace, earning him the number eight spot on the men's list. Roger Schmidt of Capital City Runners broke into the top ten at number nine with his sixth-place 16:52 performance at the Palace. Bryan Koon was the top master performer in 2014 on the strength of the 16:46 he ran at the Palace that year. Koon appears on the men's list for the first time in 2015; the 16:59 he ran at Palace puts him number eleven, the fastest master for the year so far.

Shery Rosen and Lauren Poulos
Heading the highlights of the changes on the women's list, Lauren Poulos is the new number one at 17:54, the first woman under 18:00 this year. Poulos went head-to-head at Palace with the previous leader, Sheryl Rosen. Rosen had been on the top of the women's list since 3 January 2015 and the TMH For Life 5K; she is still holds the second spot with the 18:04 she posted at the Run For The Cookies 5K. Former James Madison University distance runner Katie Gorman appears on the women's list for the first time, her 18:35 at the Palace putting her at number three. Katie Sherron moves up to number four on the women's list with her Palace time of 18:40. Although Stephanie Liles-Weyant raced at Palace, she didn't improve on her Trent Trot 5K time of 19:32. That time is still fast enough to put Liles-Weyant at number twelve as Tallahassee's fastest woman master so far in 2015. Also breaking into the top 25 of the women's rankings with their Palace performances were Marisa Abegg (20th, 20:14) and Alese Autore (23rd, 20:24).

Katie Gorman
One way of looking at the 2015 lists after Palace is that it's only April and the top times--15:29 by Tyler Udland and 17:54 by Lauren Poulos--have already nearly matched Tallahassee's top 5K road times of 2014--15:24 by Stanley Linton and 17:45 by Amy Hines. Another way of looking at it, though, is that by this time in 2014 the fastest times had already been run. If you're glass-half-full kind of person, though, you'll be happy to know that there are many 5K races on certified courses in Tallahassee left this year, starting with the FSU Autism 5K on 18 April 2015 and the Refuge House SAAM 5K on 19 April 2015. Other list-eligible races before the end of the year include the Nene Fest 5K on 9 May 2015, the inaugural T-PAL 5K on 30 May 2015, the Run Around The Lakes 5K on 13 June 2015, the Firecracker 5K on 4 July 2015, the Sickle Cell 5K on 12 September 2015, the Tallahassee Women's Distance Festival 5K on 19 September 2015, the Race For Readiness on 17 October 2015, and the Tallahassee Turkey Trot 5K on 26 November 2015. If no one cracks 15:00 on the Tallahassee roads in 2015, it won't be for lack of opportunity.

Tallahassee's Top 5K Performances by Men on Certified Road Courses in 2015
(Through 11 April 2015)
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 15:29Tyler Udland232015-04-11GWTC Palace Saloon 5K1FL13028EBM
2. 15:40Remy Tamer252015-02-14Run For The Cookies 5K1FL14006EBM
3. 15:46Stephen Cox312015-02-14Run For The Cookies 5K2FL14006EBM

16:08     S. Cox312015-01-10GWTC Bowlegs 5K1FL12001EBM
4. 16:19Chris Lake272015-01-24Trent Trot 5K1FL11132EBM
5. 16:19Stephen Robbins182015-04-11GWTC Palace Saloon 5K2FL13028EBM

16:22     C. Lake272015-04-11GWTC Palace Saloon 5K3FL13028EBM
6. 16:24Nate Kaiser352015-04-11GWTC Palace Saloon 5K4FL13028EBM

16:30     C. Lake272015-03-14Shamrock Scurry 5K1FL10021EBM
7. 16:47Nick Merrett232015-03-14Shamrock Scurry 5K2FL10021EBM
8. 16:51Clay Milford152015-04-11GWTC Palace Saloon 5K5FL13028EBM
9. 16:52Roger Schmidt232015-04-11GWTC Palace Saloon 5K6FL13028EBM
10. 16:54Jack Redwing282015-01-31Trailblazer 5K1FL14085EBM

16:54     N. Kaiser352015-01-31Trailblazer 5K2FL14085EBM

16:54     N. Kaiser352015-03-14Shamrock Scurry 5K3FL10021EBM
11. 16:59Bryan Koon432015-04-11GWTC Palace Saloon 5K7FL13028EBM

17:06     C. Milford152015-02-14Run For The Cookies 5K3FL14006EBM
12. 17:06Jake Mazziotta162015-04-11GWTC Palace Saloon 5K8FL13028EBM
13. 17:09James McClure152015-04-11GWTC Palace Saloon 5K9FL13028EBM
14. 17:10Dan Baur292015-04-11GWTC Palace Saloon 5K10FL13028EBM
15. 17:11Zach Deveau272015-01-31Trailblazer 5K3FL14085EBM

17:11     J. McClure152015-02-14Run For The Cookies 5K4FL14006EBM
16. 17:11George Gwynn172015-04-11GWTC Palace Saloon 5K11FL13028EBM
17. 17:13Adam Greenstein232015-04-11GWTC Palace Saloon 5K12FL13028EBM
18. 17:17Trevor Sununu192015-02-14Run For The Cookies 5K5FL14006EBM
19. 17:17Geb Kiros482015-04-11GWTC Palace Saloon 5K13FL13028EBM
20. 17:21Gary Droze532015-04-11GWTC Palace Saloon 5K14FL13028EBM
21. 17:24Vince Molosky352015-01-10GWTC Bowlegs 5K2FL12001EBM

17:28     G. Droze532015-02-14Run For The Cookies 5K6FL14006EBM

17:30     J. Mazziotta162015-01-24Trent Trot 5K2FL11132EBM

17:31     A. Greenstein232015-03-28GWTC Springtime 5K1FL11045EBM

17:39     V. Molosky352015-03-14Shamrock Scurry 5K4FL10021EBM

17:40     G. Droze532015-01-31Trailblazer 5K4FL14085EBM

17:41     Z. Deveau272015-04-11GWTC Palace Saloon 5K15FL13028EBM

17:43     A. Greenstein232015-02-14Run For The Cookies 5K7FL14006EBM
22. 17:43Sean Hudson442015-04-11GWTC Palace Saloon 5K16FL13028EBM

17:44     G. Droze532015-03-14Shamrock Scurry 5K5FL10021EBM
23. 17:48Peter Wood262015-04-11GWTC Palace Saloon 5K17FL13028EBM
24. 17:52Rik Pool202015-02-14Run For The Cookies 5K8FL14006EBM

17:52     S. Hudson442015-02-14Run For The Cookies 5K9FL14006EBM

17:53     G. Kiros482015-01-31Trailblazer 5K5FL14085EBM

17:53     T. Sununu192015-01-31Tulip Trot 5K1FL14149EBM
25. 17:53Jacob Robbins152015-04-11GWTC Palace Saloon 5K18FL13028EBM
Includes performances from the TMH For Life Challenge 5K (3 Jan 2015), Bowlegs 5K (10 Jan 2015),
Trent Trot 5K (24 Jan 2015), Trailblazer 5K (31 Jan 2015), Tulip Trot 5K (31 Jan 2015), Run For The
Cookies 5K (14 Feb 2015), Break-a-Leg 5K (21 Feb 2015), Thomasville Road Baptist Church 5K
(7 Mar 2015), Shamrock Scurry 5K (14 Mar 2015), Springtime 5K (28 Mar 2015), and Palace
Saloon 5K (11 April 2015).

Tallahassee's Top 5K Performances by Women on Certified Road Courses in 2015
(Through 11 April 2015)
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 17:54Lauren Poulos292015-04-11GWTC Palace Saloon 5K1FL13028EBM
2. 18:04Sheryl Rosen302015-02-14Run For The Cookies 5K1FL14006EBM

18:24     S. Rosen302015-04-11GWTC Palace Saloon 5K2FL13028EBM

18:35     S. Rosen302015-01-10GWTC Bowlegs 5K1FL12001EBM
3. 18:35Katie Gorman232015-04-11GWTC Palace Saloon 5K3FL13028EBM
4. 18:40Katie Sherron332015-04-11GWTC Palace Saloon 5K4FL13028EBM
5. 18:49Seeley Gutierrez382015-01-24Trent Trot 5K1FL11132EBM
6. 18:59Jensen Swopes222015-01-24Trent Trot 5K2FL11132EBM
7. 19:03Araceli Leon182015-01-24Trent Trot 5K3FL11132EBM
8. 19:17Adriana Piekarewicz262015-04-11GWTC Palace Saloon 5K5FL13028EBM
9. 19:18Bella Poole192015-01-24Trent Trot 5K4FL11132EBM
10. 19:23Chantelle Brodie202015-01-24Trent Trot 5K5FL11132EBM
11. 19:28Teresa Ristow212015-01-24Trent Trot 5K6FL11132EBM
12. 19:32Stephanie Liles-Weyant422015-01-24Trent Trot 5K7FL11132EBM

19:39     K. Sherron332015-01-31Trailblazer 5K1FL14085EBM

19:42     S. Rosen302015-01-03TMH For Life Challenge 5K1FL14147EBM
13. 19:44Alyson Churchill122015-03-28GWTC Springtime 5K1FL11045EBM
14. 19:46Madison Scanlan182015-01-24Trent Trot 5K8FL11132EBM

19:55     S. Liles-Weyant422015-01-03TMH For Life Challenge 5K2FL14147EBM
15. 19:56Julia Corley202015-01-24Trent Trot 5K9FL11132EBM

19:57     S. Liles-Weyant422015-04-11GWTC Palace Saloon 5K6FL13028EBM
16. 20:03Renee Cox272015-02-14Run For The Cookies 5K2FL14006EBM

20:05     R. Cox272015-04-11GWTC Palace Saloon 5K7FL13028EBM
17. 20:12Brittney Barnes272015-01-24Trent Trot 5K10FL11132EBM
18. 20:14Claire Igoe182015-01-24Trent Trot 5K11FL11132EBM
19. 20:14Bridget Reid182015-01-24Trent Trot 5K12FL11132EBM
20. 20:14Marisa Abegg282015-04-11GWTC Palace Saloon 5K8FL13028EBM
21. 20:16Molly McCann152015-01-24Trent Trot 5K13FL11132EBM

20:18     R. Cox272015-01-24Trent Trot 5K14FL11132EBM
22. 20:21Caitlin Wilkey132015-02-14Run For The Cookies 5K3FL14006EBM

20:24     A. Churchill122015-02-14Run For The Cookies 5K4FL14006EBM
23. 20:24Alese Autore372015-04-11GWTC Palace Saloon 5K9FL13028EBM
23. 20:42Caitlin Wilkey122015-01-24Trent Trot 5K15FL11132EBM
24. 20:44Marianne Aguilar182015-01-24Trent Trot 5K16FL11132EBM
25. 20:45Emily Molen132015-03-14Shamrock Scurry 5K1FL10021EBM
Includes performances from the TMH For Life Challenge 5K (3 Jan 2015), Bowlegs 5K (10 Jan 2015),
Trent Trot 5K (24 Jan 2015), Trailblazer 5K (31 Jan 2015), Tulip Trot 5K (31 Jan 2015), Run For The
Cookies 5K (14 Feb 2015), Break-a-Leg 5K (21 Feb 2015), Thomasville Road Baptist Church 5K
(7 Mar 2015), Shamrock Scurry 5K (14 Mar 2015), Springtime 5K (28 Mar 2015), and Palace
Saloon 5K (11 April 2015).


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