Thursday, November 24, 2016

Stan Linton trots 47:44 for 15K at the Tallahassee Turkey Trot

“I knew it was tough,” said Stan Linton. “But not how tough.”


United States Navy Ensign Linton was talking about the course of Gulf Winds Track Club’s annual Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K, run through Southwood on Thanksgiving morning, 24 November 2016. He may have found the course challenging, but Linton was equal to the challenge. Finishing more than a mile ahead of the next runner, Linton won the 9.3-mile race in 47:44, the fastest winning time at the Turkey Trot since 1989. Sheryl Rosen won the women’s title for the seventh time in the last eleven years, placing fifteenth overall in 59:42.

Stan Linton
Stan Linton

It was Tallahassee’s biggest Turkey Trot yet, with more than 6,000 athletes finishing one of the four races--a mile, a 5K, a 10K, and the headline 15K race. The three longer races were scheduled for a common start at 8:30 AM, but the logistics of getting that many competitors into Southwood proved overwhelming, and the start had to be delayed. After a fifteen minute wait, the races were under way.


Although Linton led the 15K the whole way, he initially trailed the leaders of the 10K and the 5K. That didn’t last. By two miles he had left even the fastest 5K runner behind, and a mile later he was also ahead of everyone in the 10K. After that Linton had the road to himself on his way to a 47:44 win. Chris O’Kelley was second in 54:46. Gary Droze was the fastest master runner in the race and third overall in 55:51.

Sheryl Rosen
Sheryl Rosen

Things were more competitive on the women’s side. From the start and for most of the race, Sheryl Rosen trailed Allison Eagen. The two knew each other, and not just because they were both former women’s champs of the Turkey Trot.


“Allison and I have been training together,” explained Rosen.


Eagen was more than a hundred meters ahead of Rosen at one point, but Rosen closed the gap late in the race.


“I caught her on the trail by the lake,” said Rosen. “Just short of the eight-mile mark.

Allison Eagen
Allison Eagen

Rosen went on to finish as the first woman, running 59:42. Eagen was second in the women’s standings, seventeenth overall in 1:00:49. Kristin Sweeney was the third female finisher and twentieth overall in 1:01:44.


Top Ten Men, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2016 Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K
  1. 47:44, Stan Linton (M, 22) Crawfordville, FL
  2. 54:46, Chris O'Kelley (M, 23) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 55:51, Gary Droze (M, 55) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 56:26, Geb Kiros (M, 50) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 56:39, Bryan Koon (M, 44) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 56:47, Jim Halley (M, 37) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 56:54, Trevor Sununu (M, 21) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 56:57, Mickey Moore (M, 46) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 57:03, Ryan Obernier (M, 30) Jacksonville, FL
  10. 57:10, Grady Smith (M, 39) Tallahassee, FL

Top Ten Women, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2016 Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K
  1. 59:42, Sheryl Rosen (F, 32) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 60:49, Allison Eagen (F, 37) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 61:44, Kristin Sweeney (F, 22) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 62:20, Brittney Barnes (F, 28) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 62:31, Caroline Willis (F, 17) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 65:47, Leslie Ganson (F, 31) Sudbury, MA
  7. 66:11, Cora Atkinson (F, 22) Crawfordville, FL
  8. 66:36, Jillian Heddaeus (F, 33) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 68:32, Nikky Manausa (F, 35) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 68:46, Elisabeth Heal (F, 34) Philadelphia, PA

Justin Garrard won the 10K in 32:01, the fastest winning time in the 6.2-mile race since Gary Droze went 31:37 at the 1996 Turkey Trot. Garrard was never challenged, but there was a fight for second, with Christopher Haynes, Matt McCurdy, and Matthew Cashin racing together through eight kilometers. Haynes broke away from the group late in the race to finish runner-up in 33:29, while McCurdy took third in 33:50 and Cashin fourth in 34:01. Michael Rhodes of Perry, Florida was the fastest master runner in the race, placing eighth overall in 38:11.

Justin Garrard
Justin Garrard

University of West Florida distance runner Renee Cox was the top woman in the 10K, placing fifteenth overall in 41:40. Rachel Givens was second in the women's standings, and seventeenth overall in 41:57. Amy Hines was the third woman in the 10K, 22nd overall in 42:26. Paula O'Neill was the first woman master and eighth female finisher, 61st overall in 47:22.


Top Ten Men, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2016 Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K
  1. 32:01, Justin Garrard (M, 29) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 33:29, Christopher Haynes (M, 24) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 33:50, Matthew McCurdy (M, 23) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 34:01, Matthew Cashin (M, 17) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 35:13, Robert Laessing (M, 32) San Francisco, CA
  6. 35:59, Charlie Johnson (M, 37) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 37:32, Josh Jones (M, 27) Live Oak, FL
  8. 38:11, Michael Rhodes (M, 47) Perry, FL
  9. 38:58, Zack Scharlepp (M, 34) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 39:46, Bobby Duggleby (M, 26) Tallahassee, FL

Top Ten Women, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2016 Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K
  1. 41:40, Renee Cox (F, 29) Pensacola, FL
  2. 41:57, Rachel Givens (F, 21) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 42:26, Amy Hines (F, 36) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 44:00, Juanita Chalmers (F, 34) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 46:22, Chelsee Cook (F, 17) Blountstown, FL
  6. 46:31, Melanie Leitman (F, 32) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 46:50, Lindsay Hinson (F, 35) Tampa, FL
  8. 47:22, Paula O'Neill (F, 55) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 47:56, Avery Smith (F, 14) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 48:14, Cynthia Lyons (F, 49) Brooklyn, NY

Trevor Touchton was first in the 5K with a 16:02. In a battle of two former Turkey Trot 5K champions, Matt Mizereck ran away from Joshua Seitz late in the race to take second, 16:28 to 16:33. Mizereck had won the race in 2010, while Seitz was the 2014 champ. Sean Hudson was the first master runner across the finish line, placing fifteenth overall in 18:47.

Katie Sack
Katie Sack

Katie Sack took the women’s title in the 3.1-mile race, placing 25th overall in a personal best time of 19:48. Emma Tucker moved up during the second half of the 5K to overtake Laura Worley for second in the women's standings, 20:14 to 20:19. Tucker was 29th overall and Worley 32nd overall. Marty Wiedeman was the fourth woman and 51st overall in 21:03. A few steps behind Wiedeman, Seeley Gutierrez was the first woman master and fifth female finisher, 53rd overall in 21:06.


Top Ten Men, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2016 Tallahassee Turkey Trot 5K
  1. 16:02, Trevor Touchton
  2. 16:28, Matt Mizereck
  3. 16:33, Joshua Seitz
  4. 17:23, Adam Wallenfelsz
  5. 17:44, Robyel Kidane
  6. 17:46, Armando Abaunza
  7. 17:48, Thomas Howell
  8. 17:52, Jesse Boyd
  9. 18:22, Oskari Hiltunen
  10. 18:23, Weston Schrock

Top Ten Women, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2016 Tallahassee Turkey Trot 5K
  1. 19:48, Katie Sack
  2. 20:14, Emma Tucker
  3. 20:19, Laura Worley
  4. 20:34, Mary Rychlik
  5. 21:03, Marty Wiedeman
  6. 21:06, Seeley Gutierrez
  7. 21:26, Paige Churchill
  8. 21:31, Ella Porcher
  9. 21:35, Elizabeth Calabro
  10. 22:17, Rylee French

Tallahassee Turkey Trot winners, 1976 - 2016
DateDistanceMenWomenFinishers
November 197610 Miles53:33, Tim Simpkins78:10, Betty Ely
November 197710 Miles52:49, Tim Simpkins65:30, Rosemary Desloge
November 197815K46:30, Ken Misner58:14, Janice Gage
November 197915K49:03, Chuck Jewell61:06, Janice Gage
November 198015K48:06, Gary Slayton58:16, Laura Ledbetter
November 198115K46:50, Ernie McKee58:54, Liz Tromboli
November 198215K47:47, George West55:51, Margaret Coomber
November 198315K47:02, Ronnie Treadway55:29, Carla Borovicka
November 198415K49:42, Rick Miller57:23, Margaret Coomber
November 198515K46:31, Larry Greene56:49, Karen MacHarg
November 198615K47:35, Herb Wills53:36, Carla Borovicka
5K16:29, Kent Vann20:44, Gail Reinertsen
November 198715K46:26, Paul Waldron53:49, Carla Borovicka
5K15:46, Rick Miller19:52, Anita Cicanese
November 198815K47:18, Herb Wills54:08, Carla Borovicka
5K15:36, Rick Miller20:21, Yvonne Gsteiger
November 198915K47:05, Jessie Close57:25, Janice Hochstein
5K16:02, Gary Droze21:45, Kathy Bishop
November 199015K48:37, Jeff Wentworth58:34, Paula Johnson
5K15:54, Patrick Calcutt22:06, Kathy Scarth
November 199115K48:54, Jessie Close60:51, Tina Davies
5KN/AN/AN/A
November 199215K55:35, Douglas Henry1:03:17, Sissi Carroll
10K33:52, Bill Crooks38:00, Lynda Nilges
5KNo 5K race
November 199315K55:32, Thomas Holshouser1:04:15, Paula Johnson/Linda Nilges
10K32:43, Gary Droze38:02, Carrie Weyant
5K17:23, Tony Wade17:45, Kirsty Wade
November 199415K55:06, Terry Presnell58:50, Carrie Weyant
10K34:56, Jason Gowans43:19, Rachel Kosiewski
5K17:48, Bill McGuire18:36, Kim Pawelek
November 199515K49:12, Jessie Close59:40, Carrie Weyant
10K34:17, Jeff Nielsen40:40, Chateau Mangaroo
5K18:14, John Rogers22:55, Nicole Hylan
November 199615K54:55, Clarence Calloway59:51, Carrie Weyant
10K31:37, Gary Droze40:34, Susan Bergh
5K18:37, Dana Carpenter17:23, Kim Pawelek
November 199715K52:57, Jeff Nielsen59:40, Carrie Weyant
10K32:37, Lee Willis37:35, Sarah Docter-Williams
5K17:01, Corey Cherr21:40, Jordann Baker
November 199815K52:47, Robert Pautienus58:20, Jane Johnson
10K32:38, Lee Willis37:37, Sarah Docter-Williams
5K16:33, Michael Joanos21:56, Anne Johanson
November 199915K53:52, Tim Unger58:38, Jane Johnson
10K33:35, Gary Droze38:02, Sarah Docter-Williams
5K15:45, Lee Willis20:15, Julie Carico
November 200015K54:30, Gary Droze/Art Remillard58:39, Jane Johnson
10K33:02, Lee Willis40:02, Allison Eagen
5K17:55, Jason Stegall16:56, Breeda Dennehy-Willis
November 200115K55:43, Slade Ward64:01, Cynthia Lyons
10K35:11, Matt Katz38:19, Kate Remillard
5K17:32, Hunter Cook21:21, Julia Bryant
November 200215K53:30, Jessie Close63:26, Carrie Weyant
10K34:55, Gary Droze41:08, Jane Johnson
5K16:47, Shawn Patterson19:42, Karol Withrow
November 200315K51:54, Jessie Close59:54, Luanne Coulter
10K34:15, Phillip Rowan37:42, Sarah Docter-Williams
5K17:18, Corey Preugschat20:47, Karla Savery
November 200415K50:42, Matthew Dobson59:54, Jane Johnson
10K36:38, Charlie Johnson37:08, Sarah Docter-Williams
5K16:34, Caleb Carmichael19:23, Karol Withrow
24 November 200515K52:34, Jessie Close57:59, Luanne Coulter211
10K34:56, Gary Droze37:35, Sarah Docter-Williams274
5K16:34, Alex Miletich20:03, Jennifer Emo992
23 November 200615K50:24, Matthew Dobson58:24, Sheryl Rosen207
10K32:52, Alex Brickler35:20, Breeda Dennehy-Willis295
5K16:40, Calvin Vannoy18:16, Sarah Docter-Williams1232
22 November 200715K54:37, Jay Wallace59:52, Sheryl Rosen208
10K32:56, Alex Brickler41:52, Michelle Sikes210
5K15:37, Stephan Smith18:39, Micah Adriani686
27 November 200815K50:10, Chris Lake59:56, Sheryl Rosen341
10K34:07, Tyler Price44:33, Kristin Sweeney389
5K16:11, Stan Reecy18:29, Lisa Johnson1714
26 November 200915K51:19, Chris Lake57:49, Amy Hines346
10K32:15, Tyler Price39:45, Kristin Findley502
5K14:52, Nick Stenuf17:38, Karen Harvey2075
25 November 201015K50:48, Chris Lake61:46, Allison Eagen464
10K35:23, Josh Brown36:47, Karen Harvey587
5K14:46, Matt Mizereck18:30, Lisa Johnson2858
24 November 201115K50:39, Chris Lake57:36, Pasca Cheruiyot428
10K33:15, Richard Smith45:41, L.A. Hanlon643
5K16:35, Sean Mendes19:02, Lisa Johnson3035
22 November 201215K49:53, Chris Lake57:27, Sheryl Rosen432
10K33:15, Stanley Linton36:05, Stephanie Slekis766
5K16:02, Ryan Barrow16:26, Violah Lagat3682
28 November 201315K49:59, Joshua Seitz57:11, Sheryl Rosen395
10K32:38, Stanley Linton38:00, Seeley Gutierrez774
5K15:28, Kevin Sullivan18:36, Emily Ness2980
27 November 201415K49:37, Chris Lake60:19, Sheryl Rosen465
10K34:49, David Thornton40:50, Marci Gray667
5K15:52, Joshua Seitz20:59, Alyson Churchill3864
26 November 201515K52:41, Nate Kaiser57:41, Katie Sherron306
10K35:01, Daniel Hamilton38:40, Katie Gorman679
5K14:53, Ricardo Estremera18:33, Emma Reed3890
24 November 201615K47:44, Stan Linton59:42, Sheryl Rosen
10K32:01, Justin Garrard41:40, Renee Cox
5K16:02, Trevor Touchton19:48, Katie Sack


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