Monday, February 1, 2016

Tallahassee's top 5K road times in 2016 (through January 30)

On the final weekend of January there were two more 5K races in Tallahassee, Florida on USATF-certified courses--DeSoto Trail Elementary School's Trailblazer 5K and the Tulip Trot 5K, both run on Saturday morning, 30 January 2016. Each race had some impact on the 2016 performance lists. Let's check out the changes.

Joseph Garcia

Joseph Garcia opened the year fifth on the men's list with a 17:01 at the Bowlegs 5K. Garcia won the Tulip Trot 5K, running 16:47. That time moved him up to third on the list. Grady Smith also improved his fortunes at the Tulip Trot; his 17:48 at that race moved him from fourteenth to thirteenth in the rankings. Paul Guyas helped himself out at the Trailblazer 5K when he won that race in 18:35; Guyas improved from twentieth to eighteenth on the list.

No one, however, was able to displace Nate Kaiser from the top spot on the performance list. Kaiser closes January still at number one with the 16:41 he ran at Bowlegs.

Nate Kaiser, Poncherella Leonard

Kate Chunka won the women's title at the Trailblazer 5K with a 22:15, good for number nine on the women's list. Paula O'Neill was able to stay at number fifteen by improving her best time of 2016 to 23:14, winning the women's division at the Tulip Trot 5K. The Tulip Trot also produced several newcomers to this year's women's list--Shelby Augustyniak ran 23:22 to enter the rankings at #17, Sheryl Rosen clocked 23:22 to make #18 on the list, Sophia Sultan ran 23:39 and is ranked #22, and Nancy Proctor ran 23:41 earning a #23 ranking. Vaishali Desai improved her best time on the year to 23:46 at Tulip Trot but slipped from 23rd to 25th in the rankings. As the Red Queen explained to Alice in Lewis Carroll's Through The Looking Glass, "Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!"

Ani Veltcheva

Meanwhile, Ani Veltcheva still has the top-ranked women's time in town this year as we go into February--the 19:00 she ran at the Bowlegs 5K.

During January there were five races in Tallahassee on USATF-certified 5K course. At that pace there would be 60 such races before the end of the year. That won't happen, though. Fortunately, even though the schedule will be less crowded, there will still be plenty of opportunities to log a performance on a certified course. In the coming months look for the 4th annual Break-A-Leg 5K on 6 February 2016, the 23rd annual Run For The Cookies 5K on 13 February 2016, the Run 2-1-1 5K also on 13 February 2016, the Thomasville Road Baptist Church 5K on 5 March 2016, the 28th annual Shamrock Scurry 5K on 12 March 2016, the inaugural Florida High FAN 5K on 26 March 2016, the 41st annual Springtime 5K on 2 April 2016, the 9 annual FSU Autism 5K on 9 April 2016, and the highly competitive 42nd annual Palace Saloon 5K on 16 April 2016. By then the lists should look quite different.

Here, by the way, is how the lists look right now:

Tallahassee's Top 5K Performances by Men on Certified Road Courses in 2016
(Through 30 January 2016)
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 16:41Nate Kaiser362016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K1FL12001EBM
2. 16:47Poncherella Leonard172016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K2FL12001EBM
3. 16:47Joseph Garcia202016-01-30Tulip Trot 5K1FL14149EBM
4. 16:53Matthew Nazareth192016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K3FL12001EBM
5. 16:57Vince Molosky362016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K4FL12001EBM

17:01     J. Garcia202016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K5FL12001EBM
6. 17:10Bryan Koon442016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K6FL12001EBM

17:14     V. Molosky362016-01-30Tulip Trot 5K2FL14149EBM
7. 17:15Charlie Johnson362016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K7FL12001EBM
8. 17:22Zach Deveau282016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K8FL12001EBM
9. 17:25Peter Van Brussel222016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K9FL12001EBM

17:26     M. Nazareth192016-01-23Trent Trot 5K1FL11132EBM
10. 17:27Roger Schmidt242016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K10FL12001EBM
11. 17:30Jake Mazziotta172016-01-23Trent Trot 5K2FL11132EBM
12. 17:41Gary Droze542016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K11FL12001EBM

17:41     Z. Deveau282016-01-23Trent Trot 5K3FL11132EBM
13. 17:48Grady Smith392016-01-30Tulip Trot 5K3FL14149EBM

17:58     G. Droze542016-01-23Trent Trot 5K4FL11132EBM
14. 18:06Michael Martinez502016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K12FL12001EBM

18:11     G. Smith392016-01-23Trent Trot 5K5FL11132EBM

18:12     G. Droze542016-01-30Tulip Trot 5K4FL14149EBM
15. 18:13Tony Guillen472016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K13FL12001EBM
16. 18:16Ryan Truchelut302016-01-23Trent Trot 5K6FL11132EBM
17. 18:17David Altmaier342016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K14FL12001EBM

18:22     M. Martinez502016-01-23Trent Trot 5K7FL11132EBM

18:26     R. Truchelut302016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K15FL12001EBM

18:34     T. Guillen472016-01-23Trent Trot 5K8FL11132EBM
18. 18:35Paul Guyas382016-01-30Trailblazer 5K1FL14085EBM
19. 18:41Hunter Phillips212016-01-23Trent Trot 5K9FL11132EBM
20. 18:44Mickey Moore452016-01-09TMH For Life Challenge Winter 5K1FL14147EBM

18:48     P. Guyas382016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K16FL12001EBM

18:54     P. Guyas382016-01-23Trent Trot 5K10FL11132EBM
21. 18:55Brian Molen392016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K17FL12001EBM
22. 18:58Carter Hay442016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K18FL12001EBM
23. 18:59Jim Halley362016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K19FL12001EBM
24. 19:03Eric Godin312016-01-23Trent Trot 5K11FL11132EBM

19:04     E. Godin312016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K20FL12001EBM

19:05     B. Molen392016-01-23Trent Trot 5K12FL11132EBM

19:12     J. Halley362016-01-23Trent Trot 5K13FL11132EBM
25. 19:18Logan Venclauskas152016-01-23Trent Trot 5K14FL11132EBM
Includes performances from the Bowlegs 5K (9 Jan 2016), TMH For Life Challenge Winter 5K (9 Jan 2016), Trent
Trot 5K (23 Jan 2016), Trailblazer 5K (30 Jan 2016), and the Tulip Trot 5K (30 Jan 2016).

Tallahassee's Top 5K Performances by Women on Certified Road Courses in 2016
(Through 30 January 2016)
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 19:00Ani Veltcheva112016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K1FL12001EBM
2. 19:08Katie Sherron342016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K2FL12001EBM

19:36     K. Sherron342016-01-23Trent Trot 5K1FL11132EBM
3. 20:10Caitlin Wilkey132016-01-23Trent Trot 5K2FL11132EBM
4. 20:17Brittney Barnes282016-01-23Trent Trot 5K3FL11132EBM
5. 21:43Jillian Heddaeus322016-01-23Trent Trot 5K4FL11132EBM
6. 21:55Kayla Wilson182016-01-09TMH For Life Challenge Winter 5K1FL14147EBM
7. 21:57Laura McDermott362016-01-23Trent Trot 5K5FL11132EBM
8. 22:09Katie Sack242016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K3FL12001EBM

22:11     J. Heddaeus322016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K4FL12001EBM
9. 22:15Kate Chunka322016-01-30Trailblazer 5K1FL14085EBM

22:20     K. Sack242016-01-23Trent Trot 5K6FL11132EBM
10. 22:29Laura Reina512016-01-23Trent Trot 5K7FL11132EBM
11. 22:42Angela Dempsey472016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K5FL12001EBM
12. 22:43Emma Spencer342016-01-23Trent Trot 5K8FL11132EBM
13. 22:49Ruffian Tyner402016-01-23Trent Trot 5K9FL11132EBM

22:50     E. Spencer342016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K6FL12001EBM

22:54     L. Reina512016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K7FL12001EBM
14. 23:03Tsige Tadesse432016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K8FL12001EBM
15. 23:14Paula O'Neill542016-01-30Tulip Trot 5K1FL14149EBM
16. 23:15Kory Skrob452016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K9FL12001EBM

23:16     P. O'Neill542016-01-23Trent Trot 5K10FL11132EBM
17. 23:22Shelby Augustyniak392016-01-30Tulip Trot 5K2FL14149EBM
18. 23:22Sheryl Rosen312016-01-30Tulip Trot 5K3FL14149EBM
19. 23:31Katasha Cornwell382016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K10FL12001EBM
20. 23:33Danielle Zemola372016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K11FL12001EBM
21. 23:35Emma Travis172016-01-23Trent Trot 5K11FL11132EBM

23:36     P. O'Neill542016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K12FL12001EBM
22. 23:38Sophia Sultan182016-01-30Tulip Trot 5K4FL14149EBM
23. 23:41Nancy Proctor542016-01-30Tulip Trot 5K5FL14149EBM
24. 23:44Deborah Congdon452016-01-23Trent Trot 5K12FL11132EBM
25. 23:46Vaishali Desai292016-01-30Tulip Trot 5K6FL14149EBM
Includes performances from the Bowlegs 5K (9 Jan 2016), TMH For Life Challenge Winter 5K (9 Jan 2016), Trent
Trot 5K (23 Jan 2016), Trailblazer 5K (30 Jan 2016), and the Tulip Trot 5K (30 Jan 2016).