Wednesday, October 31, 2018

No one was ready for Yaeger and Savery at the Race For Readiness 5K

DAB TO THE BONEOn Saturday morning, 27 October 2018, the Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend held its annual Race For Readiness 5K for the fifth time. It was the second time that the race was run in Tallahassee, Florida's Tom Brown Park. And it was the first time that Nick Yaeger won the race. A Florida State University graduate student and former standout on the Simpson College cross-country team, Yaeger covered the 3.1-mile course in 18:21, finishing nearly 400 meters ahead of the next runner. Joi Savery was the first woman in the race, placing eighth overall in 24:35.


Kurt Dietrich, who had come in sixth in the 2017 Race For Readiness 5K, took second in 2018, running 19:47. Daniel Petronio was third in 22:51. Ramsay Sims was the fastest master runner in the race, placing fourth overall in 23:21.


Brook Gerbrandt was the women's runner-up and eleventh overall in 25:32. Sol Pomeroy was the first woman master and third female finisher, sixteenth overall in 27:44.


119 athletes finished the 2018 Race For Readiness 5K. All proceeds of the race were devoted to disaster relief for the victims of Hurricane Michael in Florida's Big Bend region. Gulf Winds Track Club chip-timed the races.


Top Ten Men, 2018 Race For Readiness 5K
  1. 18:21, Nick Yaeger (M, 24)
  2. 19:47, Kurt Dietrich (M, 27)
  3. 22:51, Daniel Petronio (M, 31)
  4. 23:21, Ramsay Sims (M, 49)
  5. 23:34, Andrew Bascom (M, 30)
  6. 23:43, Ben Graybar (M, 50)
  7. 24:28, Lester Hutt (M, 44)
  8. 24:55, Jake Shanahan (M, 35)
  9. 25:27, Tommy Kristian (M, 39)
  10. 25:40, Ben Ralys (M)

Top Ten Women, 2018 Race For Readiness 5K
  1. 24:35, Joi Savery (F, 37)
  2. 25:32, Brook Gerbrandt (F, 39)
  3. 27:44, Sol Pomeroy (F, 42)
  4. 29:39, Irina Pyshnova (F, 54)
  5. 29:51, Berinice Mercer Lewis (F, 58)
  6. 29:57, Camille Larson (F, 35)
  7. 30:36, Ali Wagnon (F, 40)
  8. 30:38, Whitney Nunn (F, 29)
  9. 31:00, Emily Sikes (F, 37)
  10. 31:05, Chisara Amanze (F, 14)

Race For Readiness 5K winners, 2014 - 2018
DateMenWomenFinishers
18 October 201418:12, Paul Guyas20:25, Dionis Gauvin177
31 October 201516:30, Joseph Garcia22:17, Layla Thompson199
1 October 201618:14, Mickey Moore23:43, Layla Thompson206
1 October 201618:14, Mickey Moore23:43, Layla Thompson206
21 October 201718:57, Tristan Cravello21:52, Alyssa Terry171
27 October 201818:21, Nick Yaeger24:35, Joi Savery119
The Race For Readiness 5K was run near Northwood Mall in 2014 and 2015.

The race was run in Southwood in 2016.

The race was run in Tom Brown Park in 2017 and 2018.


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