Thursday, December 27, 2018

Tallahassee's top 10K road times in 2018

During 2018, Tallahassee, Florida had three 10K road races on USATF-certified courses--the Springtime 10K on 7 April 2018, the Saint Peter's Anglican Church 10K on 16 June 2018, and the Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K on 22 November 2018. The winners of each of those races had times that ranked in the city's top ten 10K performances for the year. Poncherella Leonard's winning 35:52 at the Saint Peter's Anglican Church 10K puts him seventh on the men's list. Amy Hines won the women's division at the same race with a 40:11, earning her the sixth spot in the women's rankings. Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K men's champ Micah Kemp threw down a 33:13, the second-best 10K in town for the year. The women's champ, Renee Cox, went 38:59, good for third on the women's list.

Chris Haynes
Chris Haynes

The very best road 10K times in Tallahassee, though, came from Gulf Winds Track Club's Springtime 10K. Chris Haynes won that race in 32:31, and no one else ran faster in Tallahassee all year. Fighting for the Springtime women's title, Katie Sherron and Ann Centner finished a few feet apart in 38:57 and 38:59. Sherron's time stands as the best on the women's list this year, and Centner's ranks second. If you look at the top 25 men during 2018, 16 of them ran their best 10K time of the year at Springtime. Likewise, 16 of the top 25 women owe their spot in the 10K rankings to their performance at Springtime.

The top performing master runners, however, didn't emerge at Springtime. Michael Rhodes was the fastest male master in the 10K on the Tallahassee roads in 2018; he ran 37:25 at the Tallahassee Turkey Trot, putting him tenth on the men's list. Elisha Boggs led the women masters with a 43:42 from the Saint Peter's Anglican Church 10K. Boggs ended the year eleventh on the women's 10K list.

Katie Sherron
Katie Sherron

Look for two of the races to be back in 2019. Gulf Winds Track Club will host the 44th annual Springtime 10K on 30 March 2019 and the 44th annual Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K on 28 November 2019. There won't be a Saint Peter's Anglican Church race in 2019, but there will still be at least three 10K road races in Tallahassee during the year, because of the addition of the Trent Trot 10K. After nine years of hosting a 5K race, the tenth annual Trent Trot will also include a 10K on a USATF-certified course. Scheduled for Saturday morning, 26 January 2019, the new race will Tallahassee's first 10K of the year.

Here are the city's top road 10K times, year by year, from 2013 to 2018.

201331:42Kevin Sullivan6 AprSpringtime36:05Stefanie Slekis6 AprSpringtime
201432:03Kevin Sullivan29 MarSpringtime38:09Seeley Gutierrez29 MarSpringtime
201532:59Stephen Cox28 MarSpringtime37:30Sheryl Rosen28 MarSpringtime
201632:01Justin Garrard24 NovTurkey Trot39:09Adriana Piekarewicz2 AprSpringtime
201732:42Justin Garrard23 NovTurkey Trot37:21Ani Veltcheva1 AprSpringtime
201832:31Christopher Haynes7 AprSpringtime38:57Katie Sherron7 AprSpringtime

For each of those years, performances meeting these criteria were considered:
  • 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
Also meeting those criteria, here are Tallahassee's top road 10K marks during 2018, 25 deep for men and 25 deep for women.

Top Tallahassee 10K Performances by Men on Certified Road Courses in 2018
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 32:31Christopher Haynes252018-04-07GWTC Springtime 10K1FL11044EBM
2. 33:13Micah Kemp212018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K1FL11113EBM
3. 33:23Justin Garrard312018-04-07GWTC Springtime 10K2FL11044EBM
4. 35:20Charlie Johnson382018-04-07GWTC Springtime 10K3FL11044EBM
5. 35:25Nick Yaeger242018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K2FL11113EBM
6. 35:37Jonathan Burgess252018-04-07GWTC Springtime 10K4FL11044EBM
7. 35:52Poncherella Leonard212018-06-16Saint Peter's Anglican Church 10K1FL17030TY
8. 37:09Aneesh Rahangdale202018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K3FL11113EBM
9. 37:11Ryan Truchelut332018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K4FL11113EBM
10. 37:25Michael Rhodes492018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K5FL11113EBM
11. 37:33Ryan Bausback192018-04-07GWTC Springtime 10K5FL11044EBM
37:58     R. Truchelut322018-04-07GWTC Springtime 10K6FL11044EBM
12. 38:13Travis Parker222018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K6FL11113EBM
13. 38:17Chris O'Kelley242018-04-07GWTC Springtime 10K7FL11044EBM
14. 38:32Brad Busboom302018-04-07GWTC Springtime 10K8FL11044EBM
15. 38:35Carter Hay472018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K7FL11113EBM
16. 38:38Jim Halley382018-04-07GWTC Springtime 10K9FL11044EBM
17. 38:40Trevor Sununu222018-04-07GWTC Springtime 10K10FL11044EBM
18. 38:41Mickey Moore482018-04-07GWTC Springtime 10K11FL11044EBM
19. 38:48Tony Guillen492018-04-07GWTC Springtime 10K12FL11044EBM
20. 38:56Kurt Dietrich262018-04-07GWTC Springtime 10K13FL11044EBM
21. 39:02Hong-Guo Yu492018-04-07GWTC Springtime 10K14FL11044EBM
22. 39:16Bobby Duggleby272018-04-07GWTC Springtime 10K15FL11044EBM

39:16     J. Halley392018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K8FL11113EBM
23. 39:19Paul Guyas402018-04-07GWTC Springtime 10K16FL11044EBM
24. 39:32Don Smith382018-04-07GWTC Springtime 10K17FL11044EBM
25. 39:44Stokes Moore162018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K9FL11113EBM
Includes performances from the Springtime 10K (7 Apr 2018), Saint Peters Anglican Church 10K (16 Jun 2018), and
the Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K (22 Nov 2018).

Top Tallahassee 10K Performances by Women on Certified Road Courses in 2018
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 38:57Katie Sherron362018-04-07GWTC Springtime 10K1FL11044EBM
2. 38:59Ann Centner262018-04-07GWTC Springtime 10K2FL11044EBM
3. 38:59Renee Cox312018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K1FL11113EBM
4. 39:20Sheryl Rosen332018-04-07GWTC Springtime 10K3FL11044EBM
5. 39:55Viviana Schuyler162018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K2FL11113EBM
6. 40:11Amy Hines372018-06-16Saint Peter's Anglican Church 10K1FL17030TY
7. 41:56Mia Depillo212018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K3FL11113EBM
8. 42:02Lauren Poulos322018-04-07GWTC Springtime 10K4FL11044EBM
9. 42:58Meg Ogle272018-04-07GWTC Springtime 10K5FL11044EBM
10. 43:41Alyssa Terry242018-04-07GWTC Springtime 10K6FL11044EBM
11. 43:42Elisha Boggs412018-06-16Saint Peter's Anglican Church 10K2FL17030TY

43:45     A. Terry252018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K4FL11113EBM
12. 43:48Jamila Allen282018-04-07GWTC Springtime 10K7FL11044EBM
13. 44:09Alison Thumm412018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K5FL11113EBM
14. 44:26Erika Hango282018-04-07GWTC Springtime 10K8FL11044EBM
15. 44:29Laura McDermott392018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K6FL11113EBM
16. 45:20Claire Igoe222018-04-07GWTC Springtime 10K9FL11044EBM
17. 45:25Kristen Palmer402018-04-07GWTC Springtime 10K10FL11044EBM
18. 46:10Jillian Heddaeus352018-04-07GWTC Springtime 10K11FL11044EBM
19. 46:14Mia Wiederkehr202018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K7FL11113EBM
20. 46:15Mary Jane Hayden392018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K8FL11113EBM
21. 46:25Brittney Barnes302018-04-07GWTC Springtime 10K12FL11044EBM
22. 46:43Stacy Biggart402018-04-07GWTC Springtime 10K13FL11044EBM
23. 46:45Taylor Mogavero192018-04-07GWTC Springtime 10K14FL11044EBM
24. 46:58Monica Toth292018-04-07GWTC Springtime 10K15FL11044EBM
25. 47:14Kenya Rich452018-04-07GWTC Springtime 10K16FL11044EBM
Includes performances from the Springtime 10K (7 Apr 2018), Saint Peters Anglican Church 10K (16 Jun 2018), and
the Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K (22 Nov 2018).


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