Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Tallahassee's top 5K road times in 2016 (through April 2)

During April there are going to be several races on USATF-certified 5K courses in Tallahassee, nearly one every weekend. Therefore, there could potentially be quite a few updates to the city's 2016 performance lists. It all depends on how fast people run. Gulf Winds Track Club's Springtime 5K was the first Saturday in April, 2 April 2016, and that first race of the month produced the month's first changes in the rankings.


Nicholas Loffer
Nicholas Loffer


The men's list didn't get extensive revisions, but Springtime 5K winner Nicholas Loffer broke into the top 25, his 18:42 winning time placing him 24th in the rankings. In 2015 Loffer finished the year 54th on the men's 5K list with an 18:20 from the Springtime 5K.


The Springtime 5K women's competition featured a close race for first between Megan Churchill and Kristy Kalich. Churchill won that battle, during which the two runners pushed one another to times of 21:53 and 21:54--good for eleventh and twelfth on the latest women's list. Paige Churchill was third in the women's standings of the Springtime 5K and her 23:00 puts her 25th in the rankings, making two Churchill sisters in the top 25.


Megan Churchill
Megan Churchill


Up top, though, things are the same. Nate Kaiser is first on the men's list at 16:41, and he has been since January. Alexandra Midgett leads the women with her 18:53, a position she's held since February.


But there's still a lot of April left, and eight months of racing after that. Let's review the criteria for performances to get included in the rankings:
  • The race has to be in Tallahassee (anywhere in Leon County is fine)
  • The race has to be run on a USATF certified course
  • The race has to have published results
  • I have to see the results
That could include the FSU Autism 5K on 9 April 2016, Gulf Winds Track Club's Palace Saloon 5K on 17 April 2016, the Nene Fest 5K and the TMH For Life Challenge Spring 5K on 30 April 2015, the 34th annual Firecracker 5K on 4 July 2016, the TMH For Life Challenge Summer 5K on 23 July 2016, the Sickle Cell 5K on 10 September 2016, and Gulf Winds Track Club's Tallahassee Women's Distance Festival 5K on 17 September 2016. There's more, but that should get you started, right?


Tallahassee's Top 5K Performances by Men on Certified Road Courses in 2016
(Through 2 April 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. 18:42Nicholas Loffer322016-04-02Springtime 5K1FL11045EBM
25. 18:44Mickey Moore452016-01-09TMH For Life Challenge Winter 5K1FL14147EBM
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), Florida
High FAN 5K (26 Mar 2016), and the Springtime 5K (2 Apr 2016).


Tallahassee's Top 5K Performances by Women on Certified Road Courses in 2016
(Through 2 April 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. 21:53Megan Churchill132016-04-02Springtime 5K1FL11045EBM
13. 21:54Kristy Kalich222016-04-02Springtime 5K2FL11045EBM
14. 21:55Kayla Wilson182016-01-09TMH For Life Challenge Winter 5K1FL14147EBM
15. 21:57Laura McDermott362016-01-23Trent Trot 5K5FL11132EBM
16. 22:05Melissa Zyla182016-02-13Run For The Cookies 5K7FL14006EBM
17. 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
18. 22:15Kate Chunka322016-01-30Trailblazer 5K1FL14085EBM

22:20     K. Sack242016-01-23Trent Trot 5K6FL11132EBM
19. 22:29Laura Reina512016-01-23Trent Trot 5K7FL11132EBM
20. 22:42Angela Dempsey472016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K5FL12001EBM
21. 22:43Emma Spencer342016-01-23Trent Trot 5K8FL11132EBM

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

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

22:54     L. Reina512016-01-09GWTC Bowlegs 5K7FL12001EBM
23. 22:57Paula O'Neill542016-02-13Run For The Cookies 5K9FL14006EBM
24. 23:00Grace Kennedy272016-02-13Run For The Cookies 5K10FL14006EBM
25. 23:00Paige Churchill112016-04-02Springtime 5K3FL11045EBM
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), Florida
High FAN 5K (26 Mar 2016), and the Springtime 5K (2 Apr 2016).



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