Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Tallahassee's top 5K road times in 2017 (through April 15)

After Gulf Winds Track Club's 43rd annual Palace Saloon 5K on Saturday morning, 15 April 2017, Tallahassee had a new top road 5K performance for the year, Stan Linton's 15:16. Before the Palace Saloon Road Race, Ani Veltcheva had the fastest 5K performance on the women's list for 2017. After the race, she had the two fastest times on the list. Those weren't the only changes in the rankings.

Stan Linton
Stan Linton

A big shake-up in the lists was expected. The Palace Saloon 5K is traditionally a fast race, and Stan Linton and Chris Haynes were on the starting line. The leading performance for the year going into the Palace was Matt McCurdy's 16:27. Haynes was coming off a win at the Springtime 10K on 1 April 2017, a race where he had gone 32:51--that is, two back-to-back 5K runs each faster than 16:27. Haynes had also run 15:56 in the 2016 Palace. Linton wasn't at the Palace in 2016, but he had won the race in 2013, running 15:46. Linton was also Tallahassee's 5K leader for the year in 2014 (15:24) and 2016 (15:29).

Chris Haynes, Matt McCurdy
Chris Haynes, Matt McCurdy

Based on that history, expectations were high for Linton and Haynes. Nevertheless, the two athletes exceeded those expectations. Linton's 15:16 was his fastest 5K ever on the Tallahassee roads. Haynes also ran faster than he ever had before in the Capital City, going 15:43. Those marks put Linton and Hayes first and second on the updated men's performance list.


Aside from Linton and Haynes, ten other men in the top twenty-five have their spot in the rankings on the merit of their Palace times. One of those is Bryan Koon, who has the best time by a master runner so far in 2017, the 17:19 he ran at the Palace. Koon takes over the ninth spot on the men's list.

Ani Veltcheva
Ani Veltcheva

Just as Stan Linton and Chris Haynes improved on their past performances at the Palace, so did Ani Veltcheva. The seventh-grader from Gainesville, Florida's Abraham Lincoln Middle School had run 18:13 at the race in 2016; she lowered that to 17:58. The only female athlete to run a faster road 5K in Tallahassee so far this year is Veltcheva herself. Her 17:35 at the Run For The Cookies 5K continues to lead the women's list, and no other woman has broken 18:00 this year. The athlete closest to being another sub-18:00 performer is Florida State alumna Adriana Piekarewicz, who vaulted into the second spot on the list after going 18:15 at Palace. Behind Piekarewicz at the Palace, Katie Sherron ran 18:31, equaling the mark of the #3 performer on the women's list, Sheryl Rosen.

Adriana Piekarewicz
Adriana Piekarewicz

Thirteen of the top 25 athletes in the women's rankings ran their best performance of 2017 at the Palace Saloon 5K. Actually, I should say there best performance of 2017 as of today. Well over eight months remain in the year, months filled with racing opportunities. We'll see how the rankings change along the way. So before they change again, check out the lists:


Tallahassee's Top 5K Performances by Men on Certified Road Courses in 2017
(Through 15 April 2017)
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 15:16Stan Linton232017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K1FL13028EBM
2. 15:43Christopher Haynes242017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K2FL13028EBM
3. 16:27Matthew McCurdy232017-02-11Run For The Cookies 5K1FL14006EBM

16:36     M. McCurdy242017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K3FL13028EBM

16:38     M. McCurdy242017-03-04Shamrock Scurry 5K1FL10021EBM
4. 16:42Mark Zamani182017-01-28Trent Trot 5K1FL11132EBM
5. 16:53Brandon Shemonia232017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K4FL13028EBM
6. 16:57Vince Molosky372017-01-14GWTC Bowlegs 5K1FL12001EBM
16:58     V. Molosky372017-02-11Run For The Cookies 5K2FL14006EBM
7. 17:04Christopher O'Kelley242017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K5FL13028EBM

17:07     C. O'Kelley232017-02-11Run For The Cookies 5K3FL14006EBM

17:08     V. Molosky372017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K6FL13028EBM
8. 17:11Scott Lloyd162017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K7FL13028EBM

17:13     V. Molosky372017-03-04Shamrock Scurry 5K2FL10021EBM

17:19     C. O'Kelley232017-03-04Shamrock Scurry 5K3FL10021EBM
9. 17:19Bryan Koon452017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K8FL13028EBM
10. 17:27Zach DeVeau292017-02-11Run For The Cookies 5K4FL14006EBM
11. 17:32Ryan Truchelut312017-02-11Run For The Cookies 5K5FL14006EBM
12. 17:33Thomas Howell202017-02-11Run For The Cookies 5K6FL14006EBM
13. 17:34Jacob Williams232017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K9FL13028EBM
14. 17:38Jim Halley372017-02-11Run For The Cookies 5K7FL14006EBM
15. 17:39Geb Kiros502017-01-14GWTC Bowlegs 5K2FL12001EBM
16. 17:41Daniel Blackman262017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K10FL13028EBM

17:42     G. Kiros502017-02-11Run For The Cookies 5K8FL14006EBM

17:43     S. Lloyd162017-01-14GWTC Bowlegs 5K3FL12001EBM
17. 17:45Mickey Moore462017-02-11Run For The Cookies 5K9FL14006EBM
18. 17:46Gary Droze552017-02-11Run For The Cookies 5K10FL14006EBM

17:51     R. Truchelut312017-03-04Shamrock Scurry 5K4FL10021EBM

17:51     G. Kiros502017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K11FL13028EBM
19. 17:53Jay Wallace522017-02-11Run For The Cookies 5K11FL14006EBM
20. 17:55Eric Godin322017-02-11Run For The Cookies 5K12FL14006EBM

17:56     J. Halley372017-01-28Tulip Trot 5K1FL14149EBM

17:56     G. Kiros502017-03-04Shamrock Scurry 5K5FL10021EBM
21. 17:57Trevor Sununu212017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K12FL13028EBM

18:00     M. Moore472017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K13FL13028EBM

18:01     J. Halley372017-03-04Shamrock Scurry 5K6FL10021EBM

18:07     G. Kiros502017-01-07TMH For Life Challenge Winter 5K1FL16081TY

18:07     E. Godin322017-01-14GWTC Bowlegs 5K4FL12001EBM

18:09     J. Halley372017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K14FL13028EBM

18:11     G. Droze552017-01-28Tulip Trot 5K2FL14149EBM
22. 18:11Paul Guyas392017-02-11Run For The Cookies 5K13FL14006EBM
18:13     E. Godin322017-03-04Shamrock Scurry 5K7FL10021EBM

18:15     R. Truchelut312017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K15FL13028EBM

18:19     R. Truchelut312017-01-07TMH For Life Challenge Winter 5K2FL16081TY

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

18:25     E. Godin332017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K16FL13028EBM
23. 18:32Bobby Duggleby262017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K17FL13028EBM

18:33     E. Godin322017-01-28Tulip Trot 5K3FL14149EBM

18:33     G. Kiros502017-02-25Trailblazer 5K1FL14085EBM
24. 18:33Nick Loffer332017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K18FL13028EBM

18:34     P. Guyas392017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K19FL13028EBM
25. 18:34Daniel Wiedeman152017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K20FL13028EBM
Includes performances from the TMH For Life Challenge Winter 5K (7 Jan 2017), Bowlegs 5K (14 Jan 2017),
Tulip Trot 5K (28 Jan 2017), Trent Trot 5K (28 Jan 2017), Run For The Cookies 5K (11 Feb 2017), Trailblazer 5K
(25 Feb 2017), Shamrock Scurry 5K (4 Mar 2017), Springtime 5K (1 Apr 2017), and the Palace Saloon 5K (15 Apr
2017).


Tallahassee's Top 5K Performances by Women on Certified Road Courses in 2017
(Through 15 April 2017)
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 17:35Ani Veltcheva122017-02-11Run For The Cookies 5K1FL14006EBM

17:58     A. Veltcheva122017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K1FL13028EBM
2. 18:15Adriana Piekarewicz282017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K2FL13028EBM
3. 18:31Sheryl Rosen322017-02-11Run For The Cookies 5K2FL14006EBM
4. 18:31Katie Sherron352017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K3FL13028EBM

18:55     S. Rosen322017-01-14GWTC Bowlegs 5K1FL12001EBM

19:08     S. Rosen322017-01-28Tulip Trot 5K1FL14149EBM

19:09     K. Sherron352017-03-04Shamrock Scurry 5K1FL10021EBM

19:12     S. Rosen322017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K4FL13028EBM
5. 19:26Brittney Barnes292017-02-11Run For The Cookies 5K3FL14006EBM

19:32     K. Sherron352017-01-14GWTC Bowlegs 5K2FL12001EBM

19:35     S. Rosen322017-01-07TMH For Life Challenge Winter 5K1FL16081TY
6. 19:45Katie Sack252017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K5FL13028EBM
7. 20:05Lauren Poulos312017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K6FL13028EBM

20:06     B. Barnes292017-01-14GWTC Bowlegs 5K3FL12001EBM

20:16     B. Barnes292017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K7FL13028EBM

20:17     K. Sack252017-01-14GWTC Bowlegs 5K4FL12001EBM

20:22     B. Barnes292017-03-04Shamrock Scurry 5K2FL10021EBM
8. 20:23Eliana Karr202017-01-28Tulip Trot 5K2FL14149EBM
9. 20:23Jillian Heddaeus342017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K8FL13028EBM
10. 20:31Caitlin Wilkey152017-01-28Trent Trot 5K1FL11132EBM
11. 20:31Ann Centner252017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K9FL13028EBM

20:43     K. Sack252017-03-04Shamrock Scurry 5K3FL10021EBM
12. 20:53Shannon Turner182017-04-01GWTC Springtime 5K1FL11045EBM
13. 20:55Emma Spencer362017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K10FL13028EBM

20:57     J. Heddaeus332017-03-04Shamrock Scurry 5K4FL10021EBM
14. 21:04Stephanie Liles-Weyant442017-03-04Shamrock Scurry 5K5FL10021EBM

21:05     J. Heddaeus332017-02-11Run For The Cookies 5K4FL14006EBM
15. 21:05Jenna Flemons192017-04-01GWTC Springtime 5K2FL11045EBM
16. 21:06Channel Jordan322017-04-01GWTC Springtime 5K3FL11045EBM
17. 21:10Jamila Allen272017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K11FL13028EBM
18. 21:13Stacie Elliott342017-01-28Trent Trot 5K2FL11132EBM
19. 21:27Laura McDermott372017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K12FL13028EBM
20. 21:28Natalie Toeliner232017-01-28Tulip Trot 5K3FL14149EBM

21:37     L. McDermott372017-02-11Run For The Cookies 5K5FL14006EBM
21. 21:38Alyssa Terry232017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K13FL13028EBM
21:41     A. Terry232017-03-04Shamrock Scurry 5K6FL10021EBM
22. 21:41Nikky Manausa352017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K14FL13028EBM

21:42     N. Manausa352017-01-14GWTC Bowlegs 5K5FL12001EBM
23. 21:42Laura Reina522017-02-11Run For The Cookies 5K6FL14006EBM
24. 21:45Margaret Wiedeman212017-04-15GWTC Palace Saloon 5K15FL13028EBM

21:58     L. McDermott372017-03-04Shamrock Scurry 5K7FL10021EBM
25. 21:59Kate Harrison252017-04-01GWTC Springtime 5K4FL11045EBM
Includes performances from the TMH For Life Challenge Winter 5K (7 Jan 2017), Bowlegs 5K (14 Jan 2017),
Tulip Trot 5K (28 Jan 2017), Trent Trot 5K (28 Jan 2017), Run For The Cookies 5K (11 Feb 2017), Trailblazer 5K
(25 Feb 2017), Shamrock Scurry 5K (4 Mar 2017), Springtime 5K (1 Apr 2017), and the Palace Saloon 5K (15 Apr
2017).


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