Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Tallahassee's top 5K road times in 2017 (through January 28)

After less than a month of 2017 there have already been four 5K road races in Tallahassee, Florida on USATF-certified courses. So how do everyone's times stack up so far?

Mark Zamani leads the city with a 16:42. A first-year Florida State University undergraduate from Connecticut, Zamani posted his time on 28 January 2017 at the Trent Trot, his first five-kilometer road race in Tallahassee. Ultrarunner Vince Molosky is second on the list with the only other sub-17:00 in town so far this year, the 16:57 winning time he posted at the Bowlegs 5K on 14 January 2017. Geb Kiros was second to Molosky at Bowlegs; Kiros' 17:39 is third on the list and the top time by a master runner going into February. Scott Lloyd almost made the top ten with a performance from the Bowlegs 5K, the Wakulla harrier's 17:43 puts him at number four. The Tulip Trot 5K is also represented in the rankings. Tulip Trot champ Jim Halley is number five on the list with his 17:56 winning time.

Vince Molosky, Geb Kiros
Vince Molosky & Geb Kiros

Sheryl Rosen not only leads the women's rankings, she also has three of the four fastest times run by a woman in Tallahassee during the first month of 2017--her list-leading 18:55 from the Bowlegs, a 19:08 from the Tulip Trot, and a 19:35 from the TMH For Life Challenge Winter 5K. Katie Sherron is the only other woman to post a sub-20:00 in Tallahassee during the first month of 2017; her 19:32 from the Bowlegs 5K puts Sherron second on the women's list. Third-ranked Brittney Barnes (20:06) and fourth-ranked Katie Sack (20:17) also posted their times at Bowlegs. The first non-Bowlegs time on the women's list is the a 20:23 Tulip Trot performance by Eliana Karr, the runner-up in that race. Trent Trot women's champ Caitlin Wilkey is sixth on the list; the Chiles High cross-country runner ran 20:31. Paula O'Neill currently is the top master runner on the women's list, holding down the eleventh spot with the 22:30 she ran at Tulip Trot.

Sheryl Rosen
Sheryl Rosen

All the times on the lists come from one of four races. Of all the 5K events out there, how did I decide on these? Well, the performances on the lists have to meet these criteria:
  • 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
Seems reasonable, no?

Katie Sherron
Katie Sherron

Don't expect the rankings to remain unchanged for very long. The next Tallahassee 5K on a certified course is coming up on 11 February 2017, the 24th annual Run For The Cookies at Tallahassee Community College. Athletes have posted some fast times in that race over the years. The Break-A-Leg 5K on 18 February 2017, the fifth annual Trailblazer 5K on 25 February 2017, the 29th annual Shamrock Scurry 5K on 4 March 2017, the second annual Florida High 5K on 25 March 2017, and the Springtime 5K on 1 April 2017 are all on certified courses as well. And of course there's Gulf Winds Track Club's 43rd annual Palace Saloon 5K on 15 April 2017. If you can't break into the list at the Palace, then you probably aren't going to make the list.

Hope to see you in the next update! Till then, here are the lists:

Tallahassee's Top 5K Performances by Men on Certified Road Courses in 2017
(Through 28 January 2017)
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 16:42Mark Zamani182017-01-28Trent Trot 5K1FL11132EBM
2. 16:57Vince Molosky372017-01-14GWTC Bowlegs 5K1FL12001EBM
3. 17:39Geb Kiros502017-01-14GWTC Bowlegs 5K2FL12001EBM
4. 17:43Scott Lloyd162017-01-14GWTC Bowlegs 5K3FL12001EBM
5. 17:56Jim Halley372017-01-28Tulip Trot 5K1FL14149EBM

18:07     G. Kiros502017-01-07TMH For Life Challenge Winter 5K1FL16081TY
6. 18:07Eric Godin322017-01-14GWTC Bowlegs 5K4FL12001EBM
7. 18:11Gary Droze552017-01-28Tulip Trot 5K2FL14149EBM
8. 18:19Ryan Truchelut312017-01-07TMH For Life Challenge Winter 5K2FL16081TY

18:23     G. Droze552017-01-07TMH For Life Challenge Winter 5K3FL16081TY

18:33     E. Godin322017-01-28Tulip Trot 5K3FL14149EBM
9. 18:37Myles Gibson502017-01-28Tulip Trot 5K4FL14149EBM
10. 18:48Michael Nesius322017-01-28Tulip Trot 5K5FL14149EBM
11. 18:53Corey Osgood202017-01-28Trent Trot 5K2FL11132EBM
12. 18:58Tony Guillen482017-01-28Trent Trot 5K3FL11132EBM
13. 19:13Mickey Moore462017-01-07TMH For Life Challenge Winter 5K4FL16081TY
14. 19:13Hawthorne Hay142017-01-28Trent Trot 5K4FL11132EBM
15. 19:36Brian Molen402017-01-14GWTC Bowlegs 5K5FL12001EBM
16. 19:41Joel Piotrowski472017-01-28Trent Trot 5K5FL11132EBM
17. 19:43Michael Peymann542017-01-14GWTC Bowlegs 5K6FL12001EBM
18. 19:58Zach Deveau292017-01-14GWTC Bowlegs 5K7FL12001EBM
19. 20:03Travis Parks202017-01-14GWTC Bowlegs 5K8FL12001EBM
20. 20:12Duane Evans492017-01-07TMH For Life Challenge Winter 5K5FL16081TY
21. 20:21Tim Unger572017-01-14GWTC Bowlegs 5K9FL12001EBM
22. 20:30A.J. Hodges152017-01-28Trent Trot 5K6FL11132EBM
23. 20:31Gary Johnston422017-01-28Trent Trot 5K7FL11132EBM
24. 21:18Abe Hodges452017-01-28Trent Trot 5K8FL11132EBM
25. 21:21Scott Stewart472017-01-28Trent Trot 5K9FL11132EBM
Includes performances from the TMH For Life Challenge Winter 5K (7 Jan 2017), Bowlegs 5K (14 Jan 2017),
Tulip Trot 5K (28 Jan 2017), and the Trent Trot 5K (28 Jan 2017).

Tallahassee's Top 5K Performances by Women on Certified Road Courses in 2017
(Through 28 January 2017)
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 18:55Sheryl Rosen322017-01-14GWTC Bowlegs 5K1FL12001EBM

19:08     S. Rosen322017-01-28Tulip Trot 5K1FL14149EBM
2. 19:32Katie Sherron352017-01-14GWTC Bowlegs 5K2FL12001EBM
19:35     S. Rosen322017-01-07TMH For Life Challenge Winter 5K1FL16081TY
3. 20:06Brittney Barnes292017-01-14GWTC Bowlegs 5K3FL12001EBM
4. 20:17Katie Sack252017-01-14GWTC Bowlegs 5K4FL12001EBM
5. 20:23Eliana Karr202017-01-28Tulip Trot 5K2FL14149EBM
6. 20:31Caitlin Wilkey152017-01-28Trent Trot 5K1FL11132EBM
7. 21:13Stacie Elliott342017-01-28Trent Trot 5K2FL11132EBM
8. 21:28Natalie Toeliner232017-01-28Tulip Trot 5K3FL14149EBM
9. 21:42Nikky Manausa352017-01-14GWTC Bowlegs 5K5FL12001EBM
10. 22:07Hannah Jacobbe132017-01-28Tulip Trot 5K4FL14149EBM
11. 22:30Paula O'Neill552017-01-28Tulip Trot 5K5FL14149EBM

22:33     P. O'Neill552017-01-14GWTC Bowlegs 5K6FL12001EBM
12. 22:37Paige Churchill112017-01-28Trent Trot 5K3FL11132EBM
13. 22:53Jocelyn Chan272017-01-28Tulip Trot 5K6FL14149EBM
14. 22:58Michelle Hadden272017-01-14GWTC Bowlegs 5K7FL12001EBM
15. 23:15Erica Boccumini242017-01-28Trent Trot 5K4FL11132EBM
16. 23:36Kory Skrob462017-01-14GWTC Bowlegs 5K8FL12001EBM
17. 23:38Nancy Stedman552017-01-14GWTC Bowlegs 5K9FL12001EBM
18. 23:55Krista Killius532017-01-07TMH For Life Challenge Winter 5K2FL16081TY
19. 24:01Kathy Greene432017-01-28Trent Trot 5K5FL11132EBM
20. 24:07Birgit Maier-Katkin542017-01-14GWTC Bowlegs 5K10FL12001EBM
21. 24:08Danielle Shelton352017-01-28Trent Trot 5K6FL11132EBM
22. 24:15Ella Grace Hodges122017-01-28Trent Trot 5K7FL11132EBM
23. 24:17Tsige Tadesse442017-01-07TMH For Life Challenge Winter 5K3FL16081TY
24. 24:21Angela Perry452017-01-28Trent Trot 5K8FL11132EBM
25. 24:22Jensen Reinert282017-01-28Trent Trot 5K9FL11132EBM
Includes performances from the TMH For Life Challenge Winter 5K (7 Jan 2017), Bowlegs 5K (14 Jan 2017),
Tulip Trot 5K (28 Jan 2017), and the Trent Trot 5K (28 Jan 2017).