Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tallahassee's top 5K road times in 2018 (through September 29)

It has been a little too long since I last visited Tallahassee's 5K road rankings. During the interim there have been four 5K races in town on USATF certified courses--the Firecracker 5K on 4 July 2018, the Sickle Cell 5K on 8 September 2018, the Tallahassee Women's Distance Festival on 22 September 2018, and the Victory Run 5K on 29 September 2018. When I was doing the previous update of the rankings, I hadn't even heard of the Victory Run. I certainly didn't know that it was going to be held on a USATF certified course. Things move quickly when it comes to Tallahassee road racing.

Ricardo Estremera, Chris Haynes
Ricardo Estremera and Chris Haynes

Some of the runners move quickly, too. From those four races, thirteen performances made it into the men's top 25 and sixteen made it onto the women's list. Let's start with the men's side. At the Sickle Cell 5K, Christopher Haynes ran 15:16, improving on his Palace Saloon 5K time and moving to second in the rankings. Ricardo Estremera went 15:34 at the Firecracker 5K, then finished alongside Haynes at the Sickle Cell 5K to get a share of second on the men's list. Stan Linton's 15:52 runner-up showing at the Firecracker 5K puts him fifth in the rankings, and Austin Whitelaw's 16:30 in the same race puts him seventh on the list. Chris O'Kelley and Charlie Kline round finish the top ten at ninth and tenth, both with performances at the Sickle Cell 5K--O'Kelley a 16:40 and Kline a 16:42.


Amy Hines made her first 5K run of the year count, running 18:07 for the women's title at the Sickle Cell 5K, putting her third on the women's list. In the same race, Sheryl Rosen improved half a minute on her previous 2018 best at the Palace Saloon 5K, running 18:11 and moving up to fourth in the rankings. Ann Centner ran 18:18 at Sickle Cell to secure the sixth spot on the list, and Jennifer McGranahan is eighth on the list with the 19:22 she ran at Sickle Cell.

Amy Hines
Amy Hines

Some things haven't changed, though. Justin Garrard still has the fastest time of the year, the 15:15 he ran at the Palace Saloon 5K. Adriana Piekarewicz still leads the women with her 17:59 from the Run For The Cookies 5K. Tony Guillen remains the year's best master at 18:03, his time at the Palace Saloon 5K. And Corinne Porcher still has the best mark of the year by a woman master, 21:29 at the Palace Saloon 5K.


With less than three months left in 2018, there isn't much time left to topple those marks. It could happen, though, at the Deer Run 5K on 3 November 2018, the VetFest 5K on 12 November 2018, Gulf Winds Track Club's Tallahassee Turkey Trot 5K on 22 November 2018, or any other 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
Here are the current lists as of 29 September 2018, the top 25 men and the top 25 women:


Tallahassee's Top 5K Performances by Men on Certified Road Courses in 2018
(Through 29 September 2018)
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 15:15Justin Garrard312018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K1FL13028EBM
2. 15:16Christopher Haynes262018-09-08GWTC Sickle Cell 5K1FL18025TY
2. 15:16Ricardo Estremera322018-09-08GWTC Sickle Cell 5K2FL18025TY

15:21     C. Haynes252018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K2FL13028EBM

15:34     R. Estremera322018-07-04Firecracker 5K1FL17036TY
4. 15:52Andrew Smith232018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K3FL13028EBM
5. 15:52Stan Linton242018-07-04Firecracker 5K2FL17036TY
6. 16:15Charlie Johnson382018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K1FL12001EBM
7. 16:30Austin Whitelaw252018-07-04Firecracker 5K3FL17036TY
8. 16:33Caleb Carmichael332018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K4FL13028EBM
9. 16:40Chris O'Kelley252018-09-08GWTC Sickle Cell 5K3FL18025TY
10. 16:42Charlie Kline262018-09-08GWTC Sickle Cell 5K4FL18025TY

16:45     C. Johnson382018-02-24Trailblazer 5K1FL14085EBM

16:51     C. Johnson382018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K5FL13028EBM

16:56     C. O'Kelley252018-07-04Firecracker 5K4FL17036TY
11. 16:59Tristan Cravello182018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K2FL12001EBM
17:00     C. O'Kelley242018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K3FL12001EBM
12. 17:00Vince Molosky382018-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K1FL14006EBM

17:02     V. Molosky382018-04-28Nene Fest 5K1FL17042TY

17:04     V. Molosky382018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K4FL12001EBM
13. 17:04Michael Niezgoda292018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K6FL13028EBM
17:07     C. O'Kelley252018-04-28Nene Fest 5K2FL17042TY
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
17:24     C. O'Kelley252018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K8FL13028EBM
14. 17:29Hawthorne Hay162018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K9FL13028EBM
15. 17:34Ryan Truchelut322018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K10FL13028EBM
16. 17:36Brad Busboom302018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K11FL13028EBM

17:38     B. Busboom302018-09-08GWTC Sickle Cell 5K5FL18025TY
17:39     T. Cravello182018-02-24Trailblazer 5K3FL14085EBM
17. 17:41Nick Yaeger242018-09-08GWTC Sickle Cell 5K6FL18025TY
17:45     R. Truchelut322018-04-28Nene Fest 5K3FL17042TY
17:45     N. Yaeger232018-07-04Firecracker 5K5FL17036TY

17:48     B. Busboom302018-04-28Nene Fest 5K4FL17042TY
18. 17:53Jim Halley382018-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K3FL14006EBM

17:55     M. Niezgoda292018-03-03Shamrock Scurry 5K2FL10021EBM
19. 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
20. 18:00Carter Hay462018-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K5FL14006EBM
21. 18:00Mark Zamani192018-04-07GWTC Springtime 5K1FL11045EBM
22. 18:01Bryce Cole192018-01-06TMH For Life Challenge Winter 5K1FL17090TY
18:02     K. Dietrich262018-04-28Nene Fest 5K5FL17042TY
23. 18:02Bryce Parry192018-09-22GWTC Women's Distance Festival 5K1FL17042TY
24. 18:03Tony Guillen492018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K12FL13028EBM
18:06     J. Halley382018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K7FL12001EBM
25. 18:06Jimmy Schafer312018-09-08GWTC Sickle Cell 5K7FL18025TY
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), Palace Saloon 5K (21 Apr 2018), Nene Fest 5K (28 Apr 2018),
Firecracker 5K (4 Jul 2018), Sickle Cell 5K (8 Sep 2018), Tallahassee Women's Distance Festival 5K (22 Sep 2018), and
the Victory Run 5K (29 Sep 2018).


Tallahassee's Top 5K Performances by Women on Certified Road Courses in 2018
(Through 29 September 2018)
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 17:59Adriana Piekarewicz292018-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K1FL14006EBM
2. 18:05Ani Veltcheva132018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K1FL13028EBM
3. 18:07Amy Hines372018-09-08GWTC Sickle Cell 5K1FL18025TY
4. 18:11Sheryl Rosen342018-09-08GWTC Sickle Cell 5K2FL18025TY
5. 18:17Katie Sherron362018-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K2FL14006EBM

18:17     K. Sherron362018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K2FL13028EBM
6. 18:18Ann Centner262018-09-08GWTC Sickle Cell 5K3FL18025TY

18:28     A. Centner262018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K3FL13028EBM

18:30     S. Rosen342018-09-22GWTC Women's Distance Festival 5K1FL17042TY

18:40     K. Sherron362018-03-03Shamrock Scurry 5K1FL10021EBM

18:45     S. 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

19:12     K. Sherron362018-07-04Firecracker 5K1FL17036TY
19:16     K. Sherron362018-04-28Nene Fest 5K1FL17042TY
7. 19:19Lucy Baird182018-04-07GWTC Springtime 5K1FL11045EBM
8. 19:22Jennifer McGranahan392018-09-08GWTC Sickle Cell 5K4FL18025TY
19:30     S. Rosen332018-03-03Shamrock Scurry 5K2FL10021EBM
9. 19:30Lauren Poulos322018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K5FL13028EBM
10. 19:53Megan Churchill152018-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K4FL14006EBM
11. 19:53Eliana Karr222018-09-22GWTC Women's Distance Festival 5K2FL17042TY
12. 19:57Alyssa Terry252018-09-29Victory Run 5K1FL18038TY

20:01     A. Terry252018-09-08GWTC Sickle Cell 5K5FL18025TY
13. 20:14Meg Ogle272018-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K5FL14006EBM
14. 20:18Brittney Barnes302018-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K6FL14006EBM
20:18     A. Terry252018-09-22GWTC Women's Distance Festival 5K3FL17042TY

20:25     B. Barnes302018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K2FL12001EBM
15. 20:30Jillian Heddaeus342018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K3FL12001EBM
16. 20:32Jamila Allen282018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K6FL13028EBM
17. 20:34Katie Sack262018-09-22GWTC Women's Distance Festival 5K4FL17042TY
20:35     B. Barnes302018-09-08GWTC Sickle Cell 5K6FL18025TY
18. 20:37Caitlin Wilkey152018-01-27Trent Trot 5K1FL11132EBM
19. 20:38Ella Porcher132018-02-10Run For The Cookies 5K7FL14006EBM

20:44     J. Heddaeus352018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K7FL13028EBM

20:47     B. Barnes302018-09-22GWTC Women's Distance Festival 5K5FL17042TY

20:50     J. Heddaeus342018-02-24Trailblazer 5K2FL14085EBM
20. 20:51Mariah Zupan192018-09-22GWTC Women's Distance Festival 5K6FL17042TY

21:00     B. Barnes302018-03-03Shamrock Scurry 5K3FL10021EBM
21. 21:02Amanda Sava232018-04-21GWTC Palace Saloon 5K8FL13028EBM
22. 21:05Margaret Copello182018-09-22GWTC Women's Distance Festival 5K7FL17042TY

21:10     B. Barnes302018-04-28Nene Fest 5K2FL17042TY
21:12     B. Barnes302018-02-24Trailblazer 5K3FL14085EBM
23. 21:12Bonnie Klamm222018-03-03Shamrock Scurry 5K4FL10021EBM
21:13     A. Terry242018-01-13GWTC Bowlegs 5K4FL12001EBM
21:13     A. Terry242018-02-24Trailblazer 5K4FL14085EBM
24. 21:14Sherez Mohamed272018-01-27Tulip Trot 5K1FL14149EBM
25. 21:14Melissa Zyla212018-09-22GWTC Women's Distance Festival 5K8FL17042TY
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), Palace Saloon 5K (21 Apr 2018), Nene Fest 5K (28 Apr 2018),
Firecracker 5K (4 Jul 2018), Sickle Cell 5K (8 Sep 2018), Tallahassee Women's Distance Festival 5K (22 Sep 2018), and
the Victory Run 5K (29 Sep 2018).


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