Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Truchelut and Sherron go like a gale at the Hurricane 5K

The Capital Area Red Cross's annual Robin Lotane Memorial Hurricane Run 5K has been held in Tallahassee, Florida during ten different North Atlantic Basin hurricane seasons. For tropical drama, 2017 has to rank high on that list of ten. For the second year in a row, Tallahassee was in the path of a storm, Hurricane Irma. Texas, Puerto Rico, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi each saw hurricane landfalls. Even Ireland was under a hurricane warning. There have been more active seasons in the North Atlantic, but that was before there was a Hurricane Run.

So perhaps it was appropriate that a meteorologist, Dr. Ryan Truchelut, won the tenth annual Hurricane 5K on Saturday morning, 7 October 2017, running 18:27 on the streets of Tallahassee's Southwood section. Dr. Katie Sherron was second overall in 18:47, taking the women's title for the third time since 2011. Sherron holds the women's record in the Hurricane 5K, the 17:34 she posted in the 2015 race.

Kurt Dietrich was second in the men's standings and third overall in 18:55. Zach DeVeau was the third male finisher and fourth overall in 19:01. Fairview Middle School cross-country runner Patrick Koon was the fourth male finisher and fifth overall in 19:09. Bryan Koon was the fastest master runner in the Hurricane 5K, placing fifth in the men's standings and sixth overall in 19:11. As another hurricane connection, Bryan Koon was Florida's Director of Emergency Management through the peak of the 2017 hurricane season.

Alyssa Terry was the women's runner-up, placing ninth overall in 20:49. Stacie Elliott took third in the women's standings and twelfth overall in 22:19, while Mary Jane Hayden was the fourth woman and twentieth overall in 24:01. Paula O'Neill was the top woman master in the 5K, the fifth female finisher and 22nd overall in 24:52. O'Neill was the women's champ at the 2013 Hurricane Run.

121 athletes finished the Capital Area Red Cross's 2017 Robin Lotane Hurricane 5K. Miles and Minutes, LLC, of Tallahassee timed the race.

Top Ten Men, 2017 Hurricane 5K
  1. 18:26.2, Ryan Truchelut (M, 31)
  2. 18:54.7, Kurt Dietrich (M, 26)
  3. 19:00.7, Zach DeVeau (M, 30)
  4. 19:08.3, Patrick Koon (M, 12)
  5. 19:10.9, Bryan Koon (M, 45)
  6. 20:09.7, Michael Martinez (M, 51)
  7. 20:44.3, John Schwenkler (M, 36)
  8. 21:28.4, Juan Padron (M, 40)
  9. 21:55.4, Chris Snow (M, 0)
  10. 22:34.3, Jack Schwenkler (M, 10)

Top Ten Women, 2017 Hurricane 5K
  1. 18:46.7, Katie Sherron (F, 35)
  2. 20:48.3, Alyssa Terry (F, 24)
  3. 22:18.1, Stacie Elliott (F, 34)
  4. 24:00.9, Mary Jane Hayden (F, 37)
  5. 24:52.0, Paula O'Neill (F, 56)
  6. 25:52.2, Eva Horton (F, 36)
  7. 26:31.5, Isabella Grayson (F, 15)
  8. 26:53.0, Nami Imaizumi (F, 38)
  9. 27:13.1, Fran Mclean (F, 60)
  10. 28:26.8, Leslie Brett (F, 26)

Robin Lotane Memorial Hurricane 5K champions, 2008 - 2017
6 September 200815:53, Chris Lake20:02, Kelsey Scheitlin227
7 September 200915:54, Chris Lake19:02, Sarah Docter-Williams620
6 September 201014:54, Nate Brannen18:53, Lisa Johnson524
5 September 201117:06, Stanley Linton19:24, Katie Showman272
3 September 201216:33, Brian Griffith18:12, Sheryl Rosen295
5 October 201317:30, Bryan Koon22:50, Paula O'Neill165
26 October 201416:46, Joseph Garcia19:02, Chantelle Brodie180
3 October 201516:20, Joseph Garcia17:34, Katie Sherron196
8 October 201619:57, Layne Ayers23:31, Michelle Hadden147
7 October 201718:27, Ryan Truchelut18:47, Katie Sherron121
From 2008 to 2011, the race was held in Southwood. From 2012 to 2014 the Red
Cross moved the Hurricane 5K to the Tom Brown Park area. In 2015 the race
returned to Southwood.