Monday, February 8, 2016

Leading roles for Guyas and Rosen at the Break-A-Leg 5K

2016 Break-A-Leg 5K winners6 February 2016 was the second Saturday in a row that Paul Guyas had laced on his racing shoes, taken to the streets of Tallahassee, Florida, and come back a winner. After a victory at the Trailblazer 5K on 30 January 2016, Guyas notched another win the following week at Young Actors Theatre's fourth annual Break-A-Leg 5K, setting a new course record of 18:50. Sheryl Rosen took the women's title with a 21:12, placing second overall. 129 athletes finished the 3.1-mile race.


Franz Roeder was third in the race and secong in the men's standings, running 22:13. Gary Johnston was the fastest master runner in the Break-A-Leg 5K, fourth overall in 22:35. Deerlake Middle School cross country runner William Wilkerson, a sixth-grader, took fifth in 22:48.


Mercedes Puig was second in the women's standings, seventh overall in 23:05. Paula O'Neill captured the woman master's title, the third female finisher and ninth overall in 24:08. Eleven-year-old Layla Thompson edged Martha Bademan for the fourth spot in the women's standings, 24:28 to 24:29. Thompson and Bademan were tenth and eleventh overall.


The Break-A-Leg 5K was a fundraiser for Tallahassee's Young Actors Theatre.


Top Ten Men, 2016 Break-A-Leg 5K
  1. 18:50 ~ Paul Guyas (M, 38)
  2. 22:13 ~ Franz Roeder (M, 16)
  3. 22:35 ~ Gary Johnston (M, 41)
  4. 22:48 ~ William Wilkerson (M, 12)
  5. 22:54 ~ HB Jackson (M, 54)
  6. 23:21 ~ Clay Shelfer (M, 41)
  7. 24:41 ~ Parker Thompson (M, 12)
  8. 24:51 ~ Ronald Harrison (M, 47)
  9. 24:56 ~ Juan Carlos Medina (M, 39)
  10. 25:03 ~ Austin Fletcher (M, 33)

Top Ten Women, 2016 Break-A-Leg 5K
  1. 21:12 ~ Sheryl Rosen (F, 31)
  2. 23:05 ~ Mercedes Puig (F, 31)
  3. 24:08 ~ Paula O'Neill (F, 54)
  4. 24:28 ~ Layla Thompson (F, 11)
  5. 24:29 ~ Martha Bademan (F, 31)
  6. 24:35 ~ Brigit Maier-Katkin (F, 53)
  7. 24:46 ~ Nancy Proctor (F, 54)
  8. 25:34 ~ Karen Duncan (F, 40)
  9. 25:36 ~ Quinn Horner (F, 35)
  10. 28:33 ~ Madison Sims (F, 8)

Break-A-Leg 5K winners, 2013 - 2016
DateMenWomenFinishers
16 February 201319:33, Karl Hempel21:22, Vicky Droze202
15 February 201420:26, Carter Hay19:59, Amy Hines201
21 February 201519:32, Carter Hay23:50, Stephanie Davis146
6 February 201618:50, Paul Guyas21:12, Sheryl Rosen129


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