Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Kieszek and Craine take one in Tioga

7th annual Run For HavenSaturday afternoon, 12 March 2016, wasn't Drew Kieszek's first time at the Run For Haven. In 2014 he had won the Run For Haven 5K and returned in 2015 to finish fifth in the same race. 2016, though, was Kieszek's first try in the 10K race at the Gainesville, Florida event. It worked out well for him; the Gainesville master runner won the seventh annual Run For Haven 10K in 35:30. And even if the course was 800 meters short as several athletes reported, a win is still a win.


Gainesville master runner Patrick Gallagher took second in 37:03, improving on his fourth-place finish in the 2015 race. Rich Smith, the previous year's sixth place finisher, was third in 38:26.


Andrea Craine won the women's title, placing eighth overall in 43:06. Craine had finished second in the women's standings of the 2014 Run For Haven 10K. Not far behind Craine, Melissa Land was the 2016 Run For Haven 10K women's runner-up, coming in ninth overall in 43:14. Ashley Frankel was the third-place woman, sixteenth overall in 46:01. Sharon Beckwith of Gainesville was the top woman master and fourth female finisher, seventeenth overall in 46:27.


144 athletes finished the race.


Top Ten Men, 2016 Run For Haven 10K
  1. 35:30 ~ Drew Kieszek (M, 40)
  2. 37:03 ~ Patrick Gallagher (M, 40)
  3. 38:26 ~ Rich Smith (M, 37)
  4. 41:04 ~ Clay Clement (M, 53)
  5. 41:42 ~ David Spear (M, 31)
  6. 42:52 ~ Jason Seitz (M, 43)
  7. 42:54 ~ Jesse Smith (M, 35)
  8. 43:15 ~ Cortes Lopez (M, 99)
  9. 43:52 ~ Tom Kelleher (M, 44)
  10. 44:55 ~ Andrew Gallagher (M, 30)

Top Ten Women, 2016 Run For Haven 10K
  1. 43:06 ~ Andrea Craine (F, 33)
  2. 43:14 ~ Melissa Land (F, 34)
  3. 46:01 ~ Ashley Frankel (F, 31)
  4. 46:27 ~ Sharon Beckwith (F, 47)
  5. 46:32 ~ Katie Hambrook (F, 27)
  6. 46:36 ~ Haley Strauss (F, 24)
  7. 47:34 ~ Monika Baldwin (F, 25)
  8. 47:47 ~ Karen Harbaugh (F, 47)
  9. 50:30 ~ Jackie Knox (F, 47)
  10. 50:35 ~ Caroline Worrall (F, 47)

Master runner Scott Lafferty was first in the Run for Haven 5K, posting an 18:22. Callie Grace Tucker took the women's title in the 5K, placing second overall in 18:56. Tucker is from Knoxville, Tennessee, where she runs cross country and track as an eighth grader at Sacred Heart Cathedral Middle School.


Adam Helling (3rd, 19:42) and Derek Sain (4th, 20:23) were second and third in the men's standings of the 5K. Melody Diehl (13th, 22:32) was the women's runner-up and Ashley Poser (16th, 23:31) was the third female finisher.


398 athletes finished the seventh annual Run For Haven 5K. Start 2 Finish Race Management of Alachua, Florida provided chip timing for both the 10K and the 5k at the 2016 Run For Haven.


Top Ten Men, 2016 Run For Haven 5K
  1. 18:22 ~ Scott Lafferty (M, 44)
  2. 19:42 ~ Adam Helling (M, 38)
  3. 20:23 ~ Derek Sain (M, 34)
  4. 20:27 ~ Rick Tucker (M, 51)
  5. 20:28 ~ Jake Van Hise (M, 26)
  6. 20:56 ~ Michael Morse (M, 50)
  7. 21:07 ~ Jake Ciocca (M, 11)
  8. 21:16 ~ Curtis McMillen (M, 35)
  9. 21:20 ~ Eric Torres (M, 47)
  10. 21:42 ~ Zachary Radke (M, 30)

Top Ten Women, 2016 Run For Haven 5K
  1. 18:56 ~ Callie Tucker (F, 13)
  2. 22:32 ~ Melody Diehl (F, 25)
  3. 23:31 ~ Ashley Poser (F, 33)
  4. 23:42 ~ Caroline Davidson (F, 25)
  5. 23:56 ~ Jenny Parsons (F, 26)
  6. 24:33 ~ Rebeca Kovar (F, 36)
  7. 24:45 ~ Christina Eckstein (F, 37)
  8. 24:46 ~ Mary Greco (F, 29)
  9. 25:25 ~ Andrea Slapion (F, 61)
  10. 25:50 ~ Mary McCue (F, 38)

Run For Haven winners, 2010 - 2016
DateDistanceMenWomenFinishers
20 March 201010K36:50, Manuel Velasquez43:11, Tammi Jonns122
5K15:43, Andrew Robinson23:04, Victoria Rudd205
5 March 201110K39:36, Craig Hill47:45, Kathryn Schubert85
5K17:49, Dan Monteau19:13, Cary Blakely191
17 March 201210K37:10, Shane Stroop49:26, Suzanne Farina158
5K16:15, Danny Monteau22:26, Brittany Taltos422
16 March 201310K36:30, Shane Stroup45:21, Heather Howard514
5K16:49, Michael Rosato21:14, Michele Richards151
15 March 201410K38:10, Shane Stroup44:08, Melissa Forgione126
5K18:11, Drew Kieszek21:26, Jessica Stauffer413
14 March 201510K38:15, Dan Clark52:05, Karen Harbaugh114
5K16:30, Cesar Lizano19:57, Callie Tucker386
12 March 201610K35:30, Drew Kieszek43:06, Andrea Craine144
5K18:22, Scott Lafferty18:56, Callie Tucker398


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