Saturday, November 7, 2015

Kaus and Thompson triumph at the Deer Run

Peter Kaus, Layla ThompsonRacing through the streets of the Tallahassee, Florida community of Killearn Lake, Peter Kaus won the Deer Run 5K on Saturday morning, 7 November 2015. Kaus covered the USATF-certified 3.1-mile course in 18:48, finishing more than 400 meters ahead of the next runner. Ten-year-old Layla Thompson won the women's division of the annual race for the second year in a row, placing tenth overall in 22:59.


Lincoln High sophomore Franz Roeder finished runner-up in the Deer Run, running 20:31. Deerlake Middle School cross country runner Spencer Amsellem was third in 20:58. Florida State University engineering professor Juan Ordonez was the fastest master runner in the race, placing fourth overall in 21:27.


For Layla Thompson, it was her third women's division win on three consecutive Saturdays. She had also tallied victories at the Race For Readiness 5K on 31 October 2015 and the TMH For Life Challenge 5K on 24 October 2015. Not far behind Thompson, Deerlake Middle School cross country runner Lauren Cook was the second female finisher, eleventh overall in 23:10. Ten-year-old Sophie Harris was third in the women's standings, 14th overall in 24:28. Birgit Maier-Katkin was the top woman master in the race, the fourth female finisher and 20th overall in 25:10.


The 2015 Deer Run was hosted by the Deerlake Middle School Parent-Teacher Organization. 134 athletes finished the 5K.


Top Ten Men, 2015 Deer Run 5K
  1. 18:48 ~ Peter Kaus (M, 31)
  2. 20:31 ~ Franz Roeder (M, 16)
  3. 20:58 ~ Spencer Amsellem (M, 14)
  4. 21:27 ~ Juan Ordonez (M, 41)
  5. 21:54 ~ Michael Quiggins (M, 43)
  6. 21:59 ~ Jackson Sytsma (M, 12)
  7. 22:11 ~ Michael La Bossiere (M, 49)
  8. 22:21 ~ Davis Johnstone (M, 15)
  9. 22:49 ~ Art Johnstone (M, 49)
  10. 24:13 ~ Jason Graham (M, 36)

Top Ten Women, 2015 Deer Run 5K
  1. 22:59 ~ Layla Thompson (F, 10)
  2. 23:10 ~ Lauren Cook (F, 12)
  3. 24:28 ~ Sophia Harris (F, 10)
  4. 25:10 ~ Birgit Maier-Katkin (F, 53)
  5. 25:25 ~ Paula O'Neill (F, 54)
  6. 25:44 ~ Jayd Derickson (F, 12)
  7. 26:10 ~ Heather Duey (F, 47)
  8. 26:29 ~ Patricia Knauf (F, 47)
  9. 26:50 ~ Laura Brooks (F, 57)
  10. 27:32 ~ Amanda Claire Curcio (F, 31)

Deer Run 5K winners, 2010 - 2015
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
7 November 201518:48, Peter Kaus22:59, Layla Thompson134


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