Thursday, March 10, 2016

Tallahassee's top 5K road times in 2016 (through February 13)

There was a flurry of 5K road races on USATF certified courses in Tallahassee in early February--the Break-A-Leg 5K on 6 February 2016, the Run For The Cookies 5K on 13 February 2016, and the Run 2-1-1 5K on 13 February 2016. The lists of the year's top 5K performances in town wasn't unaffected. Most notably there was a new leading time for the women--the 18:53 posted by Alexandra Midgett at the Run For The Cookies.

Alexandra Midgett

The Run For The Cookies heavily revised the top ten in the women's standings. Not only did Midgett replace Ani Veltcheva at the top of the list, but Anne Kennedy moved into the number four spot with the 19:25 she posted at the Run For The Cookies, Sheryl Rosen's 20:42 at the Run For The Cookies is seventh on the list, Hollis Bartlett's 20:53 at Run For The Cookies puts her at eighth, and Kathleen Whitworth's 21:35 earns her the number ten spot.

The Run For The Cookies wasn't the only race with a top ten performance. Jillian Heddaeus is ninth on the list because of the 21:31 winning time she posted at the Run 2-1-1 5K.

The men's list didn't change nearly as much. Nate Kaiser's 16:41 at the Bowlegs 5K is still the top time in the city. In fact, the first seven performers in the rankings haven't changed since January. There were two new entries in the top ten, though, and both came from the Run For The Cookies. Clay Milford's 17:15 from that race puts the Maclay sophomore eighth on the list. FAMU distance runner Thomas Howell owns the number nine spot based on the 17:21 he ran at Run For The Cookies.

Clay Milford

I don't expect either list to make it through spring racing unscathed. There are some fast races coming up in Tallahassee on USATF-certified 5K courses. Looking on the calendar, there's 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 ninth annual FSU Autism 5K on 9 April 2016, the 42nd annual Palace Saloon 5K on 16 April 2016. the third annual Nene Fest 5K on 30 April 2016, and the second annual TMH For Life Challenge Spring 5K on 30 April 2016. If you can't run a fast time at one of those races then perhaps you're doing something wrong.

And now, the lists:

Tallahassee's Top 5K Performances by Men on Certified Road Courses in 2016
(Through 13 February 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. 17:15Clayburn Milford162016-02-13Run For The Cookies 5K1FL14006EBM
9. 17:21Thomas Howell192016-02-13Run For The Cookies 5K2FL14006EBM
10. 17:22Zach Deveau282016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K8FL12001EBM
11. 17:24Trevor Sununu202016-02-13Run For The Cookies 5K3FL14006EBM
12. 17:25Peter Van Brussel222016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K9FL12001EBM

17:26     M. Nazareth192016-01-23Trent Trot 5K1FL11132EBM
13. 17:27Roger Schmidt242016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K10FL12001EBM
14. 17:30Jake Mazziotta172016-01-23Trent Trot 5K2FL11132EBM
15. 17:37Gary Droze542016-02-13Run For The Cookies 5K4FL14006EBM

17:41     G. Droze542016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K11FL12001EBM

17:41     Z. Deveau282016-01-23Trent Trot 5K3FL11132EBM
16. 17:41Jeremy Fritz182016-02-13Run For The Cookies 5K5FL14006EBM
17. 17:48Grady Smith392016-01-30Tulip Trot 5K3FL14149EBM
18. 17:55Paul Guyas382016-02-13Run For The Cookies 5K6FL14006EBM

17:58     G. Droze542016-01-23Trent Trot 5K4FL11132EBM
19. 18:06Michael Martinez502016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K12FL12001EBM

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

18:12     G. Droze542016-01-30Tulip Trot 5K4FL14149EBM
20. 18:13Tony Guillen472016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K13FL12001EBM
21. 18:16Ryan Truchelut302016-01-23Trent Trot 5K6FL11132EBM
22. 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

18:35     P. Guyas382016-01-30Trailblazer 5K1FL14085EBM

18:40     M. Martinez502016-02-13Run For The Cookies 5K7FL14006EBM
23. 18:41Hunter Phillips212016-01-23Trent Trot 5K9FL11132EBM
24. 18:44Mickey Moore452016-01-09TMH For Life Challenge Winter 5K1FL14147EBM

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

18:50     P. Guyas382016-02-06Break-A-Leg 5K1FL14019EBM
25. 18:53Andrew Smith212016-02-13Run For The Cookies 5K8FL14006EBM

18:54     P. Guyas382016-01-23Trent Trot 5K10FL11132EBM
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), Tulip Trot 5K (30 Jan 2016), Break-A-Leg 5K (6 Feb 2016),
Run For The Cookies 5K (13 Feb 2016), and the Run 2-1-1 5K (13 Feb 2016).

Tallahassee's Top 5K Performances by Women on Certified Road Courses in 2016
(Through 13 February 2016)
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 18:53Alexandra Midgett212016-02-13Run For The Cookies 5K1FL14006EBM
2. 19:00Ani Veltcheva112016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K1FL12001EBM
3. 19:08Katie Sherron342016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K2FL12001EBM
4. 19:25Anne Kennedy192016-02-13Run For The Cookies 5K2FL14006EBM

19:36     K. Sherron342016-01-23Trent Trot 5K1FL11132EBM
5. 20:10Caitlin Wilkey132016-01-23Trent Trot 5K2FL11132EBM
6. 20:17Brittney Barnes282016-01-23Trent Trot 5K3FL11132EBM

20:22     C. Wilkey142016-02-13Run For The Cookies 5K3FL14006EBM
7. 20:42Sheryl Rosen312016-02-13Run For The Cookies 5K4FL14006EBM
8. 20:53Hollis Bartlett212016-02-13Run For The Cookies 5K5FL14006EBM

21:12     S. Rosen312016-02-06Break-A-Leg 5K1FL14019EBM
9. 21:31Jillian Heddaeus322016-02-13Run 2-1-1 5K1FL16012EBM
10. 21:35Kathleen Whitworth182016-02-13Run For The Cookies 5K6FL14006EBM

21:43     J. Heddaeus322016-01-23Trent Trot 5K4FL11132EBM
11. 21:55Kayla Wilson182016-01-09TMH For Life Challenge Winter 5K1FL14147EBM
12. 21:57Laura McDermott362016-01-23Trent Trot 5K5FL11132EBM
13. 22:05Melissa Zyla182016-02-13Run For The Cookies 5K7FL14006EBM
14. 22:09Katie Sack242016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K3FL12001EBM

22:11     J. Heddaeus322016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K4FL12001EBM

22:13     K. Sack242016-02-13Run For The Cookies 5K8FL14006EBM
15. 22:15Kate Chunka322016-01-30Trailblazer 5K1FL14085EBM

22:20     K. Sack242016-01-23Trent Trot 5K6FL11132EBM
16. 22:29Laura Reina512016-01-23Trent Trot 5K7FL11132EBM
17. 22:42Angela Dempsey472016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K5FL12001EBM
18. 22:43Emma Spencer342016-01-23Trent Trot 5K8FL11132EBM
19. 22:49Ruffian Tyner402016-01-23Trent Trot 5K9FL11132EBM

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

22:54     L. Reina512016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K7FL12001EBM
20. 22:57Paula O'Neill542016-02-13Run For The Cookies 5K9FL14006EBM
21. 23:00Grace Kennedy272016-02-13Run For The Cookies 5K10FL14006EBM
22. 23:03Tsige Tadesse432016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K8FL12001EBM
23. 23:05Mercedes Puig312016-02-06Break-A-Leg 5K2FL14019EBM

23:14     P. O'Neill542016-01-30Tulip Trot 5K1FL14149EBM
24. 23:15Kory Skrob452016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K9FL12001EBM

23:16     P. O'Neill542016-01-23Trent Trot 5K10FL11132EBM
25. 23:22Shelby Augustyniak392016-01-30Tulip Trot 5K2FL14149EBM

23:22     S. Rosen312016-01-30Tulip Trot 5K3FL14149EBM
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), Tulip Trot 5K (30 Jan 2016), Break-A-Leg 5K (6 Feb 2016),
Run For The Cookies 5K (13 Feb 2016), and the Run 2-1-1 5K (13 Feb 2016).