Monday, March 13, 2017

Persistence pays for Gallagher and Land at the Run For Haven 10K

2017 Run For HavenPersistence.


Patrick Gallagher raced the Run For Haven 10K in 2015. The Gainesville, Florida athlete finished fourth in the race that year, running 42:12. Gallagher returned to the Run For Haven in 2016 and took the runner-up spot. On Saturday morning, 11 March 2017, Gallagher went yet again to the Run For Haven. This time the Gainesville master runner won the eighth annual ten-kilometer race by more than a kilometer, running 38:46. Similarly, in the women's competition the 2016 runner-up, Melissa Land, took the women's title in the 2017 10K, running 46:39. Sometimes you just have to keep trying.


Rich Jamito placed second in the 2017 Run For Haven 10K with a 43:41. Alejandro Rodriguez edged master runner Ken Vogel for third, 45:01 to 45:08.


Andrea Craine was second in the women's standings and seventh overall in 46:56. A few steps behind Craine at 47:01, Colleen Kearney was the first woman master and third female finisher, placing ninth overall.


115 athletes finished the 10K.


Top Ten Men, 2017 Run For Haven 10K
  1. 38:46, Patrick Gallagher (M, 41)
  2. 43:41, Richard Smith (M, 38)
  3. 45:01, Alejandro Rodriquez (M, 26)
  4. 45:08, Ken Vogel (M, 53)
  5. 45:24, Derek Sain (M, 35)
  6. 46:59, Wrigley Longstreet (M, 13)
  7. 48:37, Jason Seitz (M, 44)
  8. 48:50, Michael Palmer (M, 18)
  9. 50:05, Nathan Simon (M, 15)
  10. 51:03, Francisco Castro Cara (M, 30)

Top Ten Women, 2017 Run For Haven 10K
  1. 46:39, Melissa Land (F, 35)
  2. 46:56, Andrea Craine (F, 34)
  3. 47:01, Colleen Kearney (F, 48)
  4. 48:00, Jessica Kennedy (F, 35)
  5. 48:27, Alicia Black (F, 29)
  6. 51:45, Melody Diehl (F, 26)
  7. 51:58, Jocelyn Riley (F, 12)
  8. 52:01, Jamie Runyons-Hiers (F, 28)
  9. 52:50, Caroline Hamilton (F, 37)
  10. 53:03, Sarah Schubert-Guthrie (F, 34)

The 2017 Run For Haven also included a 5K race, and Gainesville master runner Clay Clement won that shorter event, running 19:15. Massimo Pascalli was runner-up in the 5K at 20:50, and Miles Kelleher was third in 21:08.


Master runner Christina Alba of Gainesville was the women's champ in the 5K, placing fourth overall in 21:52. Mary Greco was second in the women's standings and ninth overall in 22:49. Leslie Dugger was the third woman and twelfth finisher, running 23:09.


376 athletes finished the 5K. Both the 10K and the 5K were timed by Start 2 Finish Race Management of Alachua, Florida.


Top Ten Men, 2017 Run For Haven 5K
  1. 19:15, Clay Clement (M, 54)
  2. 20:50, Massimo Pascalli (M, 35)
  3. 21:08, Miles Kelleher (M, 14)
  4. 22:14, Eric Simonne (M, 53)
  5. 22:20, Dave Gaisser (M, 55)
  6. 22:33, Ethan Magoc (M, 27)
  7. 22:36, Rick Haines (M, 43)
  8. 22:57, Trey Usry (M, 31)
  9. 23:06, Ruben Borja (M, 19)
  10. 23:11, Josh Lewis (M, 17)

Top Ten Women, 2017 Run For Haven 5K
  1. 21:52, Christina Alba (F, 41)
  2. 22:49, Mary Greco (F, 30)
  3. 23:09, Leslie Dugger (F, 28)
  4. 24:00, Melanie Rodriguez (F, 32)
  5. 24:54, Christina Eckstein (F, 38)
  6. 25:02, Michelle Schwager (F, 28)
  7. 25:04, Claudia Smith (F, 60)
  8. 25:16, Denise Haines (F, 43)
  9. 26:07, Ann Slagle (F, 29)
  10. 26:13, Jennifer Homard (F, 39)

Run For Haven winners, 2010 - 2017
DateDistanceMenWomenFinishers
20 March 201010K36:50, Manuel Velasquez43:11, Tammi Jonns122
5K15:43, Andrew Robinson23:04, Victoria Rudd205
5 March 201110K39:36, Craig Hill47:45, Kathryn Schubert85
5K17:49, Dan Monteau19:13, Cary Blakely191
17 March 201210K37:10, Shane Stroop49:26, Suzanne Farina158
5K16:15, Danny Monteau22:26, Brittany Taltos422
16 March 201310K36:30, Shane Stroup45:21, Heather Howard514
5K16:49, Michael Rosato21:14, Michele Richards151
15 March 201410K38:10, Shane Stroup44:08, Melissa Forgione126
5K18:11, Drew Kieszek21:26, Jessica Stauffer413
14 March 201510K38:15, Dan Clark52:05, Karen Harbaugh114
5K16:30, Cesar Lizano19:57, Callie Tucker386
12 March 201610K35:30, Drew Kieszek43:06, Andrea Craine144
5K18:22, Scott Lafferty18:56, Callie Tucker398
11 March 201710K38:46, Patrick Gallagher46:39, Melissa Land115
5K19:15, Clay Clement21:52, Christina Alba376


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