Sunday, December 25, 2016

Tallahassee's top 15K road times in 2016

Not every city in Florida has a 15K road race on a USATF-certified course, but Tallahassee is even more exceptional. Courtesy of the Gulf Winds Track Club, the Capital City has two such events, the GWTC 15K in January and the GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot in November. Starting in 2015, I used that multiplicity of 15K races as an excuse to look at Tallahassee's fastest 15K road times of the year. Here's the report for 2016.

Stan Linton
Stan Linton

You'd expect the best times to come from the Turkey Trot. The 15K race there is older, larger, and entirely on pavement. Much of the GWTC 15K course, on the other hand, is on natural surfaces. Contrary to those expectations, though, Tallahassee's fastest 15K time in 2015 came from the GWTC 15K--a 50:11 posted by Leon High senior Sukhi Khosla.

That didn't happen again in 2016. United States Navy Ensign Stan Linton recorded Tallahassee's fastest 15K of 2016 at the Turkey Trot, a 47:44. However, the next two times on the 2016 list do come from the GWTC 15K, Matt Mizereck's 52:17 and Matthew Cashin's 54:14. The men's top ten is evenly divided between the two races, with five athletes from each event.

Matt Mizereck

Turkey Trot performances dominate the women's list, though, starting with Sheryl Rosen's top-ranked 59:42 from that race. Allison Eagen is number two on the list at 1:00:49; her time also came from the Turkey Trot. Adriana Piekarewicz ran 1:00:54 at the GWTC 15K and is number three on the list, but she's the only athlete in the women's top ten whose best performance came at that race. Other than Piekarewicz, the top ten is all Turkey Trot.

Sheryl Rosen
Sheryl Rosen

Unless there's a startling change to the Tallahassee racing calendar, the 2017 rankings will be based on times from the Gulf Winds Track Club 15K on 14 January 2017 and the Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K on 23 November 2017. In the meantime, here are the lists for 2016:

Top Tallahassee 15K Performances by Men on Certified Road Courses in 2016
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 47:44Stan Linton222016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K1FL11001TY
2. 52:17Matt Mizereck242016-01-16GWTC 15K1FL06014DL
3. 54:14Matthew Cashin162016-01-16GWTC 15K2FL06014DL
4. 54:46Chris O'Kelley232016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K2FL11001TY
5. 55:24Poncherella Leonard172016-01-16GWTC 15K3FL06014DL
6. 55:31Colter Foster172016-01-16GWTC 15K4FL06014DL
7. 55:47Zach Deveau282016-01-16GWTC 15K5FL06014DL
8. 55:51Gary Droze552016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K3FL11001TY

56:00     G. Droze542016-01-16GWTC 15K6FL06014DL
9. 56:26Geb Kiros502016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K4FL11001TY
10. 56:39Bryan Koon442016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K5FL11001TY
11. 56:47Jim Halley372016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K6FL11001TY
12. 56:48Adam Wallenfelsz182016-01-16GWTC 15K7FL06014DL
13. 56:54Trevor Sununu212016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K7FL11001TY
14. 56:57Mickey Moore462016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K8FL11001TY
15. 57:03Ryan Obernier302016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K9FL11001TY
16. 57:10Grady Smith392016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K10FL11001TY
17. 57:20Clay Milford162016-01-16GWTC 15K8FL06014DL
18. 57:34Barclay Richey292016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K11FL11001TY
19. 57:43Peter Van Brussel222016-01-16GWTC 15K9FL06014DL
20. 58:07Jake Mazziotta182016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K12FL11001TY
21. 58:12Drew Farrington292016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K13FL11001TY
22. 58:55Ryan Truchelut312016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K14FL11001TY
23. 59:57Paul Guyas392016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K15FL11001TY
24. 1:00:25Daniel Volya172016-01-16GWTC 15K10FL06014DL
25. 1:00:27Michael Niezgoda272016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K16FL11001TY
Includes performances from the Gulf Winds Track Club 15K (16 Jan 2016) and Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K (24 Nov

Top Tallahassee 15K Performances by Women on Certified Road Courses in 2016
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 59:42Sheryl Rosen322016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K1FL11001TY
2. 1:00:49Allison Eagen372016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K2FL11001TY
3. 1:00:54Adriana Piekarewicz272016-01-16GWTC 15K1FL06014DL
4. 1:01:44Kristin Sweeney222016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K3FL11001TY
5. 1:02:20Brittney Barnes282016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K4FL11001TY
6. 1:02:31Caroline Willis172016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K5FL11001TY
7. 1:05:47Leslie Ganson312016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K6FL11001TY
8. 1:06:11Cora Atkinson222016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K7FL11001TY
9. 1:06:36Jillian Heddaeus332016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K8FL11001TY

1:07:50     J. Heddaeus322016-01-16GWTC 15K2FL06014DL
10. 1:08:32Nikky Manausa352016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K9FL11001TY
11. 1:08:46Elisabeth Heal342016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K10FL11001TY
12. 1:08:57Katie McCarver322016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K11FL11001TY
13. 1:09:15Zoe Sheldon162016-01-16GWTC 15K3FL06014DL
14. 1:09:38Cristina Kulakowski292016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K12FL11001TY
15. 1:10:03Dana Black512016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K13FL11001TY
16. 1:10:24Samantha Reilly252016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K14FL11001TY
17. 1:10:27Laura McDermott372016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K15FL11001TY
18. 1:10:28Savannah Lips212016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K16FL11001TY
19. 1:10:37Kate Harrison242016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K17FL11001TY
20. 1:10:51Michelle Richards432016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K18FL11001TY
21. 1:11:15Jamila Allen272016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K19FL11001TY
22. 1:11:31Julie Schumacher232016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K20FL11001TY
23. 1:11:33Cessily Skinner242016-11-24GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K21FL11001TY
24. 1:11:38Anna Busby252016-01-16GWTC 15K4FL06014DL
25. 1:11:59Grace Lockhart172016-01-16GWTC 15K5FL06014DL
25. 1:11:59Molly McCann162016-01-16GWTC 15K7FL06014DL
1:11:59     C. Willis162016-01-16GWTC 15K6FL06014DL
Includes performances from the Gulf Winds Track Club 15K (16 Jan 2016) and Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K (24 Nov


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