Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Tallahassee's top 5K road times in 2018 (through April 21)

Tallahassee has a new top road 5K performance for the year after Saturday morning, 21 April 2018, and Gulf Winds Track Club's 44th annual Palace Saloon Road Race. Justin Garrard won that race in 15:15, exactly a minute faster than the previous best for 2018. On the women's side, there's a new number two performance; the 18:05 that Ani Veltcheva ran at the Palace Saloon.

Ani Veltcheva
Ani Veltcheva

The Palace Saloon 5K has always been a rankings-wrecker of a race, and this year's event was no exception. If you look at the men's top 25, all of the top three times were run at the Palace and four of the top five. Garrard's 15:15 is number one, Chris Haynes is second on the list with his 15:21 from the Palace, Andrew Smith's Palace time of 15:52 puts him third on the list, and Caleb Carmichael went 16:33 at the Palace to rank fifth in the men's top 25. In all, fifteen of the top 25 men are ranked because of their performance at the Palace Saloon 5K.

Justin Garrard, Chris Haynes
Justin Garrard

In the women's rankings, Adriana Piekarewicz still leads with the 17:59 she posted at the Run For The Cookies 5K. But Ani Veltcheva moves into second with her 18:05 at the Palace, her first race on the Tallahassee roads this year. Veltcheva has Tallahassee's top road 5K on the women's list in 2017, a 17:35 at the Run For The Cookies. Ann Centner also made her first appearance on Tallahassee's 2018 road 5K rankings, debuting at fourth with her Palace time of 18:28. Sheryl Rosen took two ticks off her best time of the year, running 18:45 at the Palace. Rosen is fifth on the women's list. Lauren Poulos (7th, 19:30), Jamila Allen (12th, 20:32), Amanda Sava (15th, 21:02), Corinne Porcher (20th, 21:29), and Elisha Boggs (23rd, 21:41) also hold spots in the women's rankings on the basis of their Palace Saloon 5K times.

Chris Haynes
Chris Haynes
In spite of master runner Tony Guillen's 18:03 at the Palace, Carter Hay continues to hold the top master runner spot on the men's list with the 18:00 he posted at the Run For The Cookies 5K on 10 February 2018. Going into the Palace Saloon 5K, Corinne Porcher was the top master runner on the women's list, ranked 24th on the basis of the 22:30 she ran at the Shamrock Scurry 5K on 3 March 2018. Master runner Elisha Boggs ran 21:41 at the Palace, challenging Porcher's position as top master. However, Porcher had already finished the Palace, running 21:29. 20th on the list, she's still Tallahassee's leading woman master in the road 5K for 2018.

Ann Centner

The Palace Saloon 5K traditionally showcases quality athletes running quality performances, and 2018 upheld that tradition. That's not to say, though, that someone couldn't put up a ranking-wrecker of a time at another Tallahassee 5K on a USATF-certified course. It could happen at any race meeting 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
The next such race is the fifth annual Nene Fest 5K in Indianhead Acres on Saturday morning, 28 April 2018. While we're waiting to see how that event impacts the rankings, here are the current lists:


Tallahassee's Top 5K Performances by Men on Certified Road Courses in 2018
(Through 21 April 2018)
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 15:15Justin Garrard312018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K1FL13028EBM
2. 15:21Christopher Haynes252018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K2FL13028EBM
3. 15:52Andrew Smith232018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K3FL13028EBM
4. 16:15Charlie Johnson382018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K1FL12001EBM
5. 16:33Caleb Carmichael332018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K4FL13028EBM

16:45     C. Johnson382018-02-24Trailblazer 5K1FL14085EBM
16:51     C. Johnson382018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K5FL13028EBM
6. 16:59Tristan Cravello182018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K2FL12001EBM
7. 17:00Chris O'Kelley242018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K3FL12001EBM
8. 17:00Vince Molosky382018-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K1FL14006EBM

17:04     V. Molosky382018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K4FL12001EBM
9. 17:04Michael Niezgoda292018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K6FL13028EBM

17:09     T. Cravello182018-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K2FL14006EBM

17:11     C. O'Kelley242018-02-24Trailblazer 5K2FL14085EBM
17:19     V. Molosky382018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K7FL13028EBM

17:22     V. Molosky382018-03-03Shamrock Scurry 5K1FL10021EBM
10. 17:24Christopher O'Kelley252018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K8FL13028EBM
11. 17:29Hawthorne Hay162018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K9FL13028EBM
12. 17:34Ryan Truchelut322018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K10FL13028EBM
13. 17:36Brad Busboom302018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K11FL13028EBM

17:39     T. Cravello182018-02-24Trailblazer 5K3FL14085EBM
14. 17:53Jim Halley382018-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K3FL14006EBM
17:55     M. Niezgoda292018-03-03Shamrock Scurry 5K2FL10021EBM
15. 17:57Kurt Dietrich262018-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K4FL14006EBM

17:58     B. Busboom302018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K5FL12001EBM
18:00     R. Truchelut322018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K6FL12001EBM
16. 18:00Carter Hay462018-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K5FL14006EBM
17. 18:00Mark Zamani192018-04-07GWTC Springtime 5K1FL11045EBM
18. 18:01Bryce Cole192018-01-06TMH For Life Challenge Winter 5K1FL17090TY
19. 18:03Tony Guillen492018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K12FL13028EBM

18:06     J. Halley382018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K7FL12001EBM

18:07     K. Dietrich262018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K13FL13028EBM

18:09     J. Halley382018-01-27Tulip Trot 5K1FL14149EBM

18:09     R. Truchelut322018-02-24Trailblazer 5K4FL14085EBM
20. 18:10Scott Lloyd172018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K14FL13028EBM
18:11     H. Hay152018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K8FL12001EBM
21. 18:11Corey Osgood212018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K15FL13028EBM
22. 18:13Gary Droze562018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K9FL12001EBM
18:16     B. Busboom302018-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K6FL14006EBM
23. 18:16Mason McCord162018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K16FL13028EBM
24. 18:20Hong-Guo Yu492018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K17FL13028EBM
18:21     K. Dietrich262018-01-27Tulip Trot 5K2FL14149EBM
25. 18:22Ashton Smith162018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K18FL13028EBM
Includes performances from the TMH For Life Challenge Winter 5K (6 Jan 2018), Bowlegs 5K (13 Jan 2018), Trent Trot 5K
(27 Jan 2018), Tulip Trot 5K (27 Jan 2018), Wolf Dash 5K (3 Feb 2018), Run For The Cookies 5K (10 Feb 2018), Break-
A-Leg 5K (17 Feb 2018), Trailblazer 5K (24 Feb 2018), Shamrock Scurry 5K (3 Mar 2018), Big Bend Habitat For Humanity
5K (10 Mar 2018), Springtime 5K (7 Apr 2018), and the Palace Saloon 5K (21 Apr 2018).


Tallahassee's Top 5K Performances by Women on Certified Road Courses in 2018
(Through 21 April 2018)
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 17:59Adriana Piekarewicz292018-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K1FL14006EBM
2. 18:05Ani Veltcheva132018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K1FL13028EBM
3. 18:17Katie Sherron362018-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K2FL14006EBM

18:17     K. Sherron362018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K2FL13028EBM
4. 18:28Ann Centner262018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K3FL13028EBM

18:40     K. Sherron362018-03-03Shamrock Scurry 5K1FL10021EBM
5. 18:45Sheryl Rosen332018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K4FL13028EBM

18:47     S. Rosen332018-03-10Big Bend Habitat For Humanity 5K1FL11064EBM
18:55     K. Sherron382018-02-24Trailblazer 5K1FL14085EBM

18:59     K. Sherron362018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K1FL12001EBM

19:03     S. Rosen332018-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K3FL14006EBM
6. 19:19Lucy Baird182018-04-07GWTC Springtime 5K1FL11045EBM

19:30     S. Rosen332018-03-03Shamrock Scurry 5K2FL10021EBM
7. 19:30Lauren Poulos322018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K5FL13028EBM
8. 19:53Megan Churchill152018-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K4FL14006EBM
9. 20:14Meg Ogle272018-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K5FL14006EBM
10. 20:18Brittney Barnes302018-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K6FL14006EBM
20:25     B. Barnes302018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K2FL12001EBM
11. 20:30Jillian Heddaeus342018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K3FL12001EBM
12. 20:32Jamila Allen282018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K6FL13028EBM
13. 20:37Caitlin Wilkey152018-01-27Trent Trot 5K1FL11132EBM
14. 20:38Ella Porcher132018-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K7FL14006EBM
20:44     J. Heddaeus352018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K7FL13028EBM

20:50     J. Heddaeus342018-02-24Trailblazer 5K2FL14085EBM

21:00     B. Barnes302018-03-03Shamrock Scurry 5K3FL10021EBM
15. 21:02Amanda Sava232018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K8FL13028EBM
21:12     B. Barnes302018-02-24Trailblazer 5K3FL14085EBM
16. 21:12Bonnie Klamm222018-03-03Shamrock Scurry 5K4FL10021EBM
17. 21:13Alyssa Terry242018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K4FL12001EBM

21:13     A. Terry242018-02-24Trailblazer 5K4FL14085EBM
18. 21:14Sherez Mohamed272018-01-27Tulip Trot 5K1FL14149EBM
19. 21:23Rachael Stockel152018-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K8FL14006EBM

21:29     A. Terry242018-01-27Tulip Trot 5K2FL14149EBM

21:29     M. Ogle272018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K9FL13028EBM
20. 21:29Corinne Porcher492018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K10FL13028EBM
21. 21:32Tylo Farrar232018-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K9FL14006EBM
22. 21:41Laura McDermott382018-02-24Trailblazer 5K5FL14085EBM
23. 21:41Elisha Boggs412018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K11FL13028EBM

21:42     L. McDermott382018-04-07GWTC Springtime 5K2FL11045EBM

21:45     J. Allen282018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K5FL12001EBM
24. 21:45Becky Cahill342018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K6FL12001EBM
25. 21:48Alyssa Langston172018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K7FL12001EBM
Includes performances from the TMH For Life Challenge Winter 5K (6 Jan 2018), Bowlegs 5K (13 Jan 2018), Trent Trot 5K
(27 Jan 2018), Tulip Trot 5K (27 Jan 2018), Wolf Dash 5K (3 Feb 2018), Run For The Cookies 5K (10 Feb 2018), Break-
A-Leg 5K (17 Feb 2018), Trailblazer 5K (24 Feb 2018), Shamrock Scurry 5K (3 Mar 2018), Big Bend Habitat For Humanity
5K (10 Mar 2018), Springtime 5K (7 Apr 2018), and the Palace Saloon 5K (21 Apr 2018).


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