Monday, April 24, 2017

Carter and Gamalero lead Madison's Colin Kelly 5K

Captain Colin Purdie Kelly II (1915 - 1941).Proverbially, March winds bring April showers. But in Madison, Florida the month of April brings the Down Home Days Festival, and with the Festival comes the Colin P. Kelly 5K. On Saturday, 22 April 2017, master runner William Carter of Perry, Florida won the annual race, covering the hilly 3.1-mile course through Madison in 20:48. Madison's Melissa Gamelero took the women's title, placing seventh overall in 24:54.


Behind Carter, 2014 Colin Kelly 5K champ Tommy Langford posted a 21:17 to finish runner-up for the second year in a row. Dylan Guilmette was third in 21:27; Guilmette had finished fifth in the 2016 race.


Jennifer Harper was second to Gamalero in the women's standings, placing tenth overall in 26:51. Mary Carter was the top woman master and third female finisher in the 5K, eleventh overall in 27:20.


30 athletes finished the 2017 Colin P. Kelly 5K.


Top Ten Men, 2017 Colin Kelly 5K
  1. 20:47.5, William Carter (M, 52) Perry, FL
  2. 21:16.9, Tommy Langford (M, 22)
  3. 21:26.1, Dylan Guilmette (M, 20)
  4. 23:32.6, Willy Gamalero (M, 39)
  5. 23:50.1, Timothy Jolicoeur (M, 15)
  6. 24:01.0, Cesar Araiza (M, 29)
  7. 26:04.2, Mike Guilmette (M, 54)
  8. 26:44.7, Jacob Moore (M, 20)
  9. 34:51.8, Keith Gentry (M, 43)
  10. 35:57.6, Jim Brookhouser (M, 75)

Top Ten Women, 2017 Colin Kelly 5K
  1. 24:53.1, Melissa Gamalero (F, 37) Madison, FL
  2. 26:50.1, Jennifer Harper (F, 39)
  3. 27:19.9, Mary Carter (F, 44)
  4. 28:58.2, Julie Maultsby (F, 44)
  5. 32:49.6, Claire Jolicoeur (F, 17)
  6. 33:27.9, Jessica Dasher (F, 33)
  7. 33:40.1, Nanci Scheetz (F, 68)
  8. 33:41.1, Megghan Brooks (F, 37)
  9. 34:14.0, Dawn Renner (F, 57)
  10. 34:29.7, Aimee Staten (F, 20)

Some winners of the Colin P. Kelly 5K, 2009 - 2017
DateMenWomenFinishers
22 April 2006
28 April 2007
26 April 2008
18 April 2009Jordan HarmonConnie Clarke30
17 April 2010Stephen Clark, Jr.Brooke Hackle34
16 April 2011James HolbenCathy Rogers
21 April 201220:58, Wade Harris23:50, Alesha Waller
20 April 2013Kyle CrewsAlesha Waller
19 April 2014Tommy LangfordAli Carter
18 April 201521:34, William Carter27:34, Tania Williams53
16 April 201619:54, Joe Bueno25:53, Jackie Escalera53
22 April 201720:48, William Carter24:54, Melissa Gamalero30


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