Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Tallahassee's top 15K road times in 2018

Several Florida cities host 15-kilometer road races on USATF-certified courses. Pensacola, Tampa, and even Jacksonville has one. Rather uniquely, though, Tallahassee has two--the Gulf Winds Track Club 15K in January, and the Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K in November.

The two races couldn't be more different. The GWTC 15K is a junior race to the GWTC 30K, and it's run on a hilly, mostly unpaved course. The Turkey Trot 15K is the flagship race of the Tallahassee Turkey Trot, and the course is run on well-maintained suburban streets with a few slopes. You'd think that the fastest time in town each year would always come from the Turkey Trot. That isn't always the case, though. In 2015, Sukhi Khosla went 50:11 on a wet, sloppy course at the GWTC 15K, faster than anyone managed ten months later at the Turkey Trot.

Stan Linton
Stan Linton

Performances went as expected in 2018, though. Stan Linton posted a winning 48:28 at the Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K on Thursday morning, 22 November 2018, the fastest time for that distance run in the city during the year. Sheryl Rosen had Tallahassee's fastest 15K on the women's side for 2018, the 56:45 she ran at the Turkey Trot.

Tallahassee's best 15K performance for the year by a master runner was 56:49, turned in by David Graf at the Turkey Trot. The top woman master at 15K on the Tallahassee roads during 2018 was Dana Black, who ran 69:10 at the Tallahassee Turkey Trot.

Sheryl Rosen
Sheryl Rosen

The 15K performance lists for 2018 are dominated by Turkey Trot times, but it's worth noting that the women's champ at the GWTC 15K, Megan Churchill, was third in the women's rankings at 66:08. Could Churchill have run faster than that at Turkey Trot? Fast enough to move up in the rankings? The point is moot; during the weekend of Turkey Trot, Churchill and the rest of the Chiles High girls' cross-country squad raced at the Nike Cross-Country Southeast Regional in Cary, North Carolina where they won the team title and qualified for Nike Cross Nationals. It was the first time a girls' team from Florida had ever earned a trip to NXN.

Here are Tallahassee's top overall road 15K times for each year from 2015 to 2018:

201550:11Sukhi Khosla17 JanGWTC 15K57:41Katie Sherron26 NovTurkey Trot
201647:44Stan Linton24 NovTurkey Trot59:42Sheryl Rosen24 NovTurkey Trot
201751:49Anthony Malatesta23 NovTurkey Trot56:36Katie Sherron23 NovTurkey Trot
201848:28Stan Linton22 NovTurkey Trot56:45Sheryl Rosen22 NovTurkey Trot

Record keeping for 2019 will start at the Gulf Winds Track Club 15K on Saturday morning, 20 January 2019. After that, I'll be looking at the results of the Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K on Thursday morning, 28 November 2019. I'll also consider performances from any 15K 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 Tallahassee's 2018 lists for the road 15K, each going 25 deep.

Top Tallahassee 15K Performances by Men on Certified Road Courses in 2018
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 48:28Stan Linton242018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K1FL11001TY
2. 52:26Caleb Carmichael342018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K2FL11001TY
3. 54:54Vince Molosky392018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K3FL11001TY
4. 55:19Trevor Touchton232018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K4FL11001TY
5. 55:37Trevor Sununu232018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K5FL11001TY
6. 55:50Chris O'Kelley252018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K6FL11001TY
7. 56:49David Graf422018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K7FL11001TY
8. 57:15Gary Droze572018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K8FL11001TY
9. 57:39Tate Wallenfelsz162018-01-20GWTC 15K1FL16080TY
10. 57:39Matt Glass372018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K9FL11001TY
11. 57:53Joseph Ashebo162018-01-20GWTC 15K2FL16080TY
12. 57:55Bryson Gonzalez162018-01-20GWTC 15K3FL16080TY
13. 58:23Drew Farrington312018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K10FL11001TY
14. 58:28Justin Brock172018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K11FL11001TY
15. 58:36Hong-Guo Yu502018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K12FL11001TY
16. 59:17Ashton Smith182018-01-20GWTC 15K4FL16080TY
17. 59:34Myles Gibson522018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K13FL11001TY
18. 59:44Carter Hay462018-01-20GWTC 15K5FL16080TY
19. 59:50Matthew Rowan492018-01-20GWTC 15K6FL16080TY
20. 59:51Elvis Maradzike322018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K14FL11001TY
21. 1:00:01Tony Guillen492018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K15FL11001TY
22. 1:00:06Jack McDermott492018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K16FL11001TY
23. 1:00:31Eric Houge372018-01-20GWTC 15K7FL16080TY
24. 1:00:34Eric Shrestha322018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K17FL11001TY
25. 1:02:43Geb Kiros512018-01-20GWTC 15K8FL16080TY
Includes performances from the Gulf Winds Track Club 15K (20 Jan 2018) and Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K (22 Nov

Top Tallahassee 15K Performances by Women on Certified Road Courses in 2018
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 56:45Sheryl Rosen342018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K1FL11001TY
2. 1:04:57Kate Harrison262018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K2FL11001TY
3. 1:06:08Megan Churchill152018-01-20GWTC 15K1FL16080TY
4. 1:06:16Deanna McVay352018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K3FL11001TY
5. 1:06:53Brittney Barnes302018-01-20GWTC 15K2FL16080TY
6. 1:07:26Jillian Heddaeus352018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K4FL11001TY
7. 1:08:36Dana Stilley282018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K5FL11001TY
8. 1:08:42Alyssa Terry242018-01-20GWTC 15K3FL16080TY
9. 1:09:10Dana Black532018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K6FL11001TY
10. 1:09:11Amanda Sava232018-01-20GWTC 15K4FL16080TY
11. 1:09:28Katherine Resavage172018-01-20GWTC 15K5FL16080TY
12. 1:10:00Jamie Harris412018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K7FL11001TY
13. 1:10:48Nikky Manausa372018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K8FL11001TY
14. 1:10:50Laura Reina542018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K9FL11001TY
15. 1:11:28Lourena Maxwell432018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K10FL11001TY
16. 1:11:39Alison Thumm402018-01-20GWTC 15K6FL16080TY
17. 1:12:29Nazarae Holcombe272018-01-20GWTC 15K7FL16080TY
18. 1:12:32Tasha Koenig402018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K11FL11001TY
1:12:40     D. Black522018-01-20GWTC 15K8FL16080TY
19. 1:12:57Rasheda Brumfield402018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K12FL11001TY
20. 1:13:31Nancy Proctor572018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K13FL11001TY
21. 1:13:37Bridget Wolfel382018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K14FL11001TY
22. 1:13:58Becky Cahill342018-01-20GWTC 15K9FL16080TY
23. 1:14:36Lilli Unger152018-01-20GWTC 15K10FL16080TY
1:14:53     N. Proctor562018-01-20GWTC 15K11FL16080TY
24. 1:15:15Nancy Stedman562018-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K15FL11001TY
25. 1:16:02Monica Judd432018-01-20GWTC 15K12FL16080TY
Includes performances from the Gulf Winds Track Club 15K (20 Jan 2018) and Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K (22 Nov


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