Friday, April 1, 2016

Tallahassee's top 5K road times in 2016 (through March 26)

Since my last update of the the year's 5K performance lists, The Tallahassee roads saw the Shamrock Scurry 5K on 12 March 2016 and the Florida High FAN 5K on 26 March 2016--both on USATF certified courses. I'd say that means it's time for another edition of the lists, right?

However, there just weren't that many changes in the rankings. On the men's side there were no changes in 2016's top 25 performers. Duane Evans' 19:51 winning time at the Shamrock Scurry puts him 44th on the latest list of performers. Jeremy Fowler, first in the Florida High FAN 5K, ranks 54th with the 20:36 he ran in that race. The top 25 remains intact, and the 16:41 Nate Kaiser ran in the first race of the year, the 9 January 2016 Bowlegs 5K, still hasn't been bettered. Kaiser goes into April on the top of the list.

The women's list did require revision, though. Stacie Elliott crashed the top ten with a 21:31 winning time at the Florida High FAN 5K. Jillian Heddaeus ran 21:39 at the same race, but Heddaeus was already ranked ninth on the strength of the 21:31 she posted in the Run 2-1-1 5K on 13 February 2016. Emma Spencer's 22:47 at the Shamrock Scurry was a top 25 time, but Spencer already had a 22:43 from the Trent Trot 5K earlier in the year, good for the nineteenth spot on the women's list. Florida State University athlete Alexandra Midgett still leads the city's women in 2016 with her 18:52 from the Run For The Cookies 5K.

Alexandra Midgett

Even though the changes to the lists were far from dramatic, I thought it was a good idea to have them completely current for April. That month starts out with the Springtime 5K on 2 April 2016, the FSU Autism 5K on 9 April 2016, and the Palace Saloon 5K on 16 April 2016--all on USATF-certified courses. The month ends with another two more Tallahassee races on USATF-certified 5K courses--the Nene Fest 5K and the TMH For Life Challenge Spring 5K on 30 April 2015--and then there's a wait till 4 July 2016 and the next records-eligible race, the 34th annual Firecracker 5K. That's what's coming up, and with the latest lists now you know what your goals are.

Tallahassee's Top 5K Performances by Men on Certified Road Courses in 2016
(Through 26 March 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), 2-1-1 5K (13 Feb 2016), Shamrock Scurry 5K (12 Mar 2016), and the
Florida High FAN 5K (26 Mar 2016).

Tallahassee's Top 5K Performances by Women on Certified Road Courses in 2016
(Through 26 March 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. 21:31Stacie Elliott332016-03-26Florida High FAN 5K1FL15107EBM
11. 21:35Kathleen Whitworth182016-02-13Run For The Cookies 5K6FL14006EBM

21:39     J. Heddaeus322016-03-26Florida High FAN 5K2FL15107EBM

21:43     J. Heddaeus322016-01-23Trent Trot 5K4FL11132EBM
12. 21:55Kayla Wilson182016-01-09TMH For Life Challenge Winter 5K1FL14147EBM
13. 21:57Laura McDermott362016-01-23Trent Trot 5K5FL11132EBM
14. 22:05Melissa Zyla182016-02-13Run For The Cookies 5K7FL14006EBM
15. 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
16. 22:15Kate Chunka322016-01-30Trailblazer 5K1FL14085EBM

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

22:47     E. Spencer352016-03-12Shamrock Scurry 5K1FL10021EBM
20. 22:49Ruffian Tyner402016-01-23Trent Trot 5K9FL11132EBM

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

22:54     L. Reina512016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K7FL12001EBM
21. 22:57Paula O'Neill542016-02-13Run For The Cookies 5K9FL14006EBM
22. 23:00Grace Kennedy272016-02-13Run For The Cookies 5K10FL14006EBM
23. 23:03Tsige Tadesse432016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K8FL12001EBM
24. 23:05Mercedes Puig312016-02-06Break-A-Leg 5K2FL14019EBM

23:14     P. O'Neill542016-01-30Tulip Trot 5K1FL14149EBM
25. 23:15Kory Skrob452016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K9FL12001EBM
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), 2-1-1 5K (13 Feb 2016), Shamrock Scurry 5K (12 Mar 2016), and the
Florida High FAN 5K (26 Mar 2016).