Monday, December 26, 2016

Tallahassee's top 10K road times in 2016

There were four 10K road races on USATF-certified course in Tallahassee during 2016--the Run 2-1-1 10K on 13 February 2016, the Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K on 5 March 2016, Gulf Winds Track Club's Springtime 10K on 2 April 2016, and Gulf Winds Track Club's Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K on 24 November 2016. The fastest times in town usually come from Tallahassee flagship 10K road race, the Springtime 10K. In fact, since I started tracking Tallahassee road performances at the distance in 2013, there have been three straight years during which the fastest time came from Springtime.

Justin Garrard
Justin Garrard

Justin Garrard put an end to that streak in 2016. Garrard ran 32:01 at the Turkey Trot 10K, the fastest road time at that distance run in Tallahassee during 2016.

201331:42Kevin Sullivan6 AprSpringtime36:05Stefanie Slekis6 AprSpringtime
201432:03Kevin Sullivan29 MarSpringtime38:09Seeley Gutierrez29 MarSpringtime
201532:59Stephen Cox28 MarSpringtime37:30Sheryl Rosen28 MarSpringtime
201632:01Justin Garrard24 NovTurkey Trot39:09Adriana Piekarewicz2 AprSpringtime

Matthew Cashin, Christopher Haynes, Matt McCurdy
Matthew Cashin, Christopher Haynes, Matt McCurdy

The next three athletes in the 2016 rankings also owe their spot on the list to their runs at the Turkey Trot. #2 Christopher Haynes (33:29), #3 Matt McCurdy (33:50), and #4 Matthew Cashin (34:01) each recorded their times on the streets of Southwood during the Turkey Trot 10K. Springtime 10K performances don't show up till the fifth position on the list, held by Springtime champ Roger Schmidt with his 34:06 winning time from that race. Tallahassee's fastest time by a master runner didn't come from either of those races during 2016. Bryan Koon holds that mark for the year with the 35:30 that he ran at the Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K--good for the ninth spot on the men's list.

Adriana Piekarewicz kept the Springtime streak alive on the women's side. The 2016 Springtime 10K women's champ ran 39:09, which stands as the best women's road 10K in Tallahassee during the year. The number two spot on the list belongs to Alyson Churchill, who ran 40:16 at the Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K, as well as a 40:38 at Springtime. Springtime runner-up Sheryl Rosen is third in the 2016 women's standings at 40:30. Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K runner-up Anna Busby is number four on the list with a 41:26, and University of West Florida cross-country runner Renee Cox holds the number five spot with the 41:40 she ran to take the Turkey Trot 10K women's title. Fort Walton Beach athlete Paula Piazza notched 2016's fastest time in town by a woman master when she ran 46:16 at the Springtime 10K. Piazza is seventeenth on the women's list.

Adriana Piekarewicz
Adriana Piekarewicz

Tallahassee runners will miss the Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K in 2017; that race has disappeared from the calendar. Meanwhile, there are still three 10K races on USATF-certifed courses scheduled in town during the year. First up is Gulfwinds Track Club's 42nd annual Springtime 10K on 1 April 2017, followed by the Run 2-1-1 10K on 20 May 2017 and Gulf Winds Track Club's Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K on 23 November 2017. If anyone else stages a 10K during the year and gets their course certified, well, I'll look at those times, too.

Here are the 2016 10K rankings:

Top Tallahassee 10K Performances by Men on Certified Road Courses in 2016
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 32:01Justin Garrard292016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K1FL11113EBM
2. 33:29Christopher Haynes242016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K2FL11113EBM
3. 33:50Matthew McCurdy232016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K3FL11113EBM
4. 34:01Matthew Cashin172016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K4FL11113EBM
5. 34:06Roger Schmidt242016-04-02GWTC Springtime 10K1FL11044EBM
6. 34:16Nate Kaiser362016-04-02GWTC Springtime 10K2FL11044EBM

34:18     N. Kaiser362016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K1FL14018EBM
7. 35:09Matt Mizereck242016-04-02GWTC Springtime 10K3FL11044EBM
8. 35:13Robert Laessing322016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K5FL11113EBM
9. 35:30Bryan Koon442016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K2FL14018EBM
10. 35:30Charlie Johnson362016-04-02GWTC Springtime 10K4FL11044EBM
11. 35:46Vince Molosky362016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K3FL14018EBM
12. 35:55Zach Deveau282016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K4FL14018EBM
13. 35:59Chris Lake282016-04-02GWTC Springtime 10K5FL11044EBM

35:59     C. Johnson372016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K6FL11113EBM

36:04     C. Johnson362016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K5FL14018EBM

36:18     Z. Deveau282016-04-02GWTC Springtime 10K6FL11044EBM
14. 36:44Ryan Courtoy282016-04-02GWTC Springtime 10K7FL11044EBM
15. 36:57Trevor Sununu202016-04-02GWTC Springtime 10K8FL11044EBM
16. 37:06Gary Droze542016-04-02GWTC Springtime 10K9FL11044EBM
17. 37:20Geb Kiros492016-04-02GWTC Springtime 10K10FL11044EBM
18. 37:22Paul Guyas382016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K6FL14018EBM

37:30     P. Guyas382016-04-02GWTC Springtime 10K11FL11044EBM
19. 37:32Josh Jones272016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K7FL11113EBM
20. 37:41Mickey Moore462016-04-02GWTC Springtime 10K12FL11044EBM
21. 37:44Ryan Truchelut302016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K7FL14018EBM
22. 37:54Brad Argentine312016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K8FL14018EBM
23. 38:01Myles Gibson492016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K9FL14018EBM
24. 38:11Michael Rhodes472016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K8FL11113EBM

38:14     M. Gibson492016-02-13Run 2-1-1 10K1FL16013EBM

38:17     G. Kiros492016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K10FL14018EBM
25. 38:22Tony Guillen472016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K11FL14018EBM
Includes performances from the Run 2-1-1 10K (13 Feb 2016), Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K (5 Mar 2016),
Springtime 10K (2 Apr 2016), and Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K (26 Nov 2015).

Top Tallahassee 10K Performances by Women on Certified Road Courses in 2016
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 39:09Adriana Piekarewicz272016-04-02GWTC Springtime 10K1FL11044EBM
2. 40:16Alyson Churchill132016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K1FL14018EBM
3. 40:30Sheryl Rosen312016-04-02GWTC Springtime 10K2FL11044EBM

40:38     A. Churchill132016-04-02GWTC Springtime 10K3FL11044EBM
4. 41:26Anna Busby252016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K2FL14018EBM
5. 41:40Renee Cox292016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K1FL11113EBM

41:51     A. Busby252016-04-02GWTC Springtime 10K4FL11044EBM
6. 41:57Rachel Givens212016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K2FL11113EBM
7. 42:26Amy Hines362016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K3FL11113EBM
8. 42:53Jillian Heddaeus322016-04-02GWTC Springtime 10K5FL11044EBM
9. 43:29Brittney Barnes282016-04-02GWTC Springtime 10K6FL11044EBM

43:50     J. Heddaeus322016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K3FL14018EBM
10. 44:00Juanita Chalmers342016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K4FL11113EBM
11. 44:10Katie Sack242016-04-02GWTC Springtime 10K7FL11044EBM

44:26     B. Barnes282016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K4FL14018EBM
12. 45:22Katie Sherron342016-04-02GWTC Springtime 10K8FL11044EBM
13. 45:41Meredith Argentine302016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K5FL14018EBM
14. 46:07Darby Scott342016-04-02GWTC Springtime 10K9FL11044EBM
15. 46:12Alison Thumm382016-04-02GWTC Springtime 10K10FL11044EBM
16. 46:13Jocelyn Chan272016-04-02GWTC Springtime 10K11FL11044EBM
17. 46:16Paula Piazza512016-04-02GWTC Springtime 10K12FL11044EBM

46:19     K. Sack242016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K6FL14018EBM
18. 46:22Chelsee Cook172016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K5FL11113EBM
19. 46:23Emma Spencer352016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K7FL14018EBM
20. 46:31Melanie Leitman322016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K6FL11113EBM
21. 46:50Lindsay Hinson352016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K7FL11113EBM
22. 46:51Katie Clark412016-04-02GWTC Springtime 10K13FL11044EBM
23. 47:16Angela Dempsey472016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K8FL14018EBM
24. 47:17Tsige Tadesse432016-04-02GWTC Springtime 10K14FL11044EBM
47:21     E. Spencer342016-02-13Run 2-1-1 10K1FL16013EBM
25. 47:22Paula O'Neill552016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K8FL11113EBM
Includes performances from the Run 2-1-1 10K (13 Feb 2016), Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K (5 Mar 2016),
Springtime 10K (2 Apr 2016), and Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K (26 Nov 2015).


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