Monday, March 25, 2019

Speed made the difference for Mike Martinez and Paula O'Neill at the MAD Dash 5K

It could have been a match race on the streets of Tallahassee, Florida between Michael Martinez and Myles Gibson. By the end of Harvest of Life Ministry’s Make-A-Difference Dash 5K, the two master runners were more than 600 meters ahead of the rest of the field, practically in a race by themselves. And when Martinez crossed the finish line at Thomasville Baptist Church that Saturday morning, 23 March 2019, he was a hundred meters ahead of Gibson. Martinez had won the inaugural MAD Dash 5K, running 18:36 to Gibson’s 19:00. Master runner Paula O’Neill was the first woman in the race, placing sixth overall in 23:15.

Michael Martinez
Michael Martinez

The 5K started from Thomasville Road Baptist Church at 8:30 AM, following a one-mile fun run. Martinez and Gibson put a gap on the field right away. Sometimes Gibson would lead, sometimes Martinez.

“He’s a good downhill runner,” Martinez said about Gibson. “He didn’t seem to be feeling well on the uphill, so I would get away from him. But he would come back on the downhill.”

Myles Gibson
Myles Gibson

On a long, uphill stretch near the end of the third kilometer, Martinez got away from Gibson for the final time. Martinez pulled steadily away after that on the way back to the church and his 18:36 win.

“Myles was getting over a cold, so he wasn’t racing like usual today,” said Martinez. “I’ll take it, though!”

Behind Martinez and Gibson, fourteen-year-old Jaze Buchheister took third in 21:43.

Jaze Buchheister
Jaze Buchheister

The MAD Dash wasn’t the first race to be run from the church. The Thomasville Road Baptist Church Road Race had been run in the area annually on the first Saturday in March from 2006 to 2016, and ten of those eleven years the event had included a 5K race. In fact, the course for the MAD Dash was the same as that for the Thomasville Road Baptist Church 5K, but run in reverse. Martinez, though, had never run the previous race.

“I had never seen it before,” he said. “I like the course.”

Paula O'Neill
Paula O'Neill

Unlike Martinez, after the MAD Dash Paula O’Neill had run the course in both directions.

“This was a tougher course that the old 5K,” insisted O’Neill. “It was a lot harder.”

O'Neill started the race with another master runner, Shelby Augustyniak. She was soon ahead of Augustyniak, but never forgot about her.

Shelby Augustyniak
Shelby Augustyniak

“Oh, I knew she was behind me,” said O’Neill. “That was my incentive to keep going.”

O’Neill kept going, returning to the church in 23:15. She was pleased with the performance.

“I don’t know where I pulled that from,” said O’Neill. “I haven’t been doing any speedwork, and I’ve only been able to run every other day.”

Carrie Smith
Carrie Smith

Augustyniak was runner-up in the women’s standings, placing eighth overall in 24:01. Carrie Smith was the third female finisher and thirteenth overall in 26:05.

70 athletes finished the 2019 MAD Dash 5K. Gulf Winds Track Club chip-timed the race.

Top Ten Men, Harvest of Life's 2019 Make-A-Difference Dash 5K
  1. 18:36, Michael Martinez (M, 53)
  2. 19:00, Myles Gibson (M, 52)
  3. 21:43, Jaze Buchheister (M, 14)
  4. 22:36, Jerry McDaniel (M, 65)
  5. 23:15, Philipp Schwarz (M, 16)
  6. 23:37, Adam Hammond (M, 36)
  7. 25:26, Jerry Thornton (M, 55)
  8. 25:30, Zac Wynn (M, 16)
  9. 25:38, David Cox (M, 61)
  10. 25:46, John McConnell (M, 50)

Top Ten Women, Harvest of Life's 2019 Make-A-Difference Dash 5K
  1. 23:15, Paula O'Neill (F, 57)
  2. 24:01, Shelby Augustyniak (F, 42)
  3. 26:05, Carrie Smith (F, 43)
  4. 26:23, Jennifer Hill (F, 59)
  5. 27:10, Debbie Peters (F, 58)
  6. 29:10, Elizabeth Eversole (F, 23)
  7. 30:28, Kim Kumar (F, 36)
  8. 30:36, Deborah Eppinger (F, 24)
  9. 30:33, Julie Gamache (F, 13)
  10. 30:36, Dawn Gamache (F, 44)


Sunday, March 24, 2019

Run More? Rick Mazurkiewicz and Tracey Cole run fast in Valdosta

Over a hundred athletes met at Convenant Bapist Church in Valdosta, Georgia on Saturday morning, 23 March 2019, for the church's "Run More, One Less" 5K. First in that field was Valdosta master runner Rick Mazurkiewicz, who covered the 3.1-mile course in a winning 20:19. Tracey Cole of Pinetta, Florida was the first woman in the race, finishing fifth overall in 23:13.

Runner-up in the 5K was Ethan Grenat, an eighth-grader at Valdosta's Open Bible Christian School. William Garcia, a sophomore on the Lowndes High cross-country team, took third in 22:43.

Hahira, Georgia's Dawn Durkin was the first woman master and the second female finisher in the 5K, placing fourteenth overall in 26:12. Sara Taylor of Valdosta was third in the women's standings and seventeenth overall in 26:45.

114 athletes finished Covenant Baptist Church's 2019 "Run More, One Less" 5K. A Course/Line, LLC, of Valdosta timed the race and provided finish line services.

Top Ten Men, 2019 "Run More, One Less" 5K
  1. 20:18.5, Rick Mazurkiewicz (M, 52) Valdosta, GA
  2. 21:53.3, Ethan Grenat (M, 13) Valdosta, GA
  3. 22:42.3, William Garcia (M, 16) Valdosta, GA
  4. 23:06.8, Benjamin McLeod (M, 32) Hahira, GA
  5. 24:01.4, Billy Carson Taylor (M, 70) Valdosta, GA
  6. 24:02.3, Tito Ontiveros-Garcia (M, 17) Valdosta, GA
  7. 24:16.4, Robert Cummings (M, 34) Valdosta, GA
  8. 24:33.0, Dustin Gibbs (M, 13) Valdosta, GA
  9. 24:36.4, Jeremy Colson (M, 43) Hahira, GA
  10. 24:53.6, Karl Brown (M, 43) Alapaha, GA

Top Ten Women, 2019 "Run More, One Less" 5K
  1. 23:13.0, Tracey Cole (F, 39) Pinetta, FL
  2. 26:11.2, Dawn Durkin (F, 40) Hahira, GA
  3. 26:44.8, Sara Taylor (F, 24) Valdosta, GA
  4. 27:09.8, Karina Amundson (F, 49) Valdosta, GA
  5. 27:37.3, Meshea Hardeman (F, 29) Valdosta, GA
  6. 29:31.6, Sherri Welch (F, 53) Hahira, GA
  7. 29:32.4, Jeni McLeod (F, 29) Hahira, GA
  8. 29:41.3, Jennifer Caruana (F, 41) Valdosta, GA
  9. 30:29.9, Grace Woods (F, 28) Valdosta, GA
  10. 30:30.3, Erin Dodson (F, 38) Hahira, GA


Saturday, March 23, 2019

Hunter Appleton posts a 9:06.76 and Rebecca Clark goes 10:18.11 for 3200 at the FSU Relays

High school track and field is a spring sport in the United States. Spring weather being what it is, the 3200 is run in a variety of conditions. Sometimes the athletes race under a hot afternoon sun. Other times its a cold day, with a north wind smacking the runners in the face on the backstretch. But every now and then you get a cool, calm evening, with nothing to get in the way of fast performances. It was just such an evening in Tallahassee, Florida on Friday, 22 March 2019. And on the Mike Long Track, the athletes took advantage of it. Brother Martin senior Hunter Appleton ran a personal best 9:06.76 to win the high school boys' 3200 at the Florida State University Relays. Rebecca Clark, a senior at the Villages, went 10:18.11 to win the high school girls' 3200.

Gabriel Curtis set the early pace in the boys' race; the Mount Dora Christian senior took the field through the first 800 in 2:15. After that, Hunter Appleton, a senior from Brother Martin High in New Orleans, charged ahead of Curtis. Appleton and Curtis opened a gap on the rest of the field, seemingly transforming the 3200 into a two-man race. But almost right at the 2400-meter mark, Curtis started to struggle. For six laps he had been the smoothest runner on the track, now it looked like he was running in Jello. Appleton ran away from him, while the field began to catch up to Curtis. Appleton lost some ground as well during the final lap, but he was too far ahead to be caught. He won the race in 9:06.76, edging out his previous personal best of 9:07.79--a time that had earned him sixth place at the 2018 FSU Relays.

Gabriel Curtis & Hunter Appleton

Lake Wales junior Anderson Denton was runner-up in 9:11.93, and Robinson junior Ethan Geiger took third in 9:13.46. Caden Monk, a senior at Buchholz, was fourth in 9:14.40. Wharton senior Nehemiah River placed fifth in 9:17.22. Benjamin Hartvigsen, the 2019 Florida high school cross-country champion in class 4A, was sixth in 9:19.48, just ahead of the 9:19.56 posted by seventh-place finisher Jake Turner, an Armwood junior. Gabriel Curtis, the 2019 Florida high school cross-country champion in class 1A and early leader in the 3200, ended the race tenth in 9:25.97.

The boys' field had included two of Florida's reigning state champs in cross-country, and so did the girls' field. Riverview junior and two-time Footlocker finalist Alyssa Hendrix had won the class 4A girls' title race at Apalachee Regional Park, and Pine Crest junior Tsion Yared held the class 1A girls' title. However, it was Parker Valby, an East Lake junior, who grabbed the early lead, hitting the first 400 in a torrid 71 seconds. Valby was still up front after three laps, heading a lead pack of Villages senior Rebecca Clark, Tsion Yared, and Plant frosh Mary Ellen Eudaly.

HS Girls' 3200
Mary Eudaly, Tsion Yared, Rebecca Clark, & Parker Valby

With just over 800 meters to go, Clark darted into the lead. Eudaly went with Clark, and 500 meters out the Plant frosh moved into first. The bell rang for the last lap. At the top of the final backstretch, Clark overtook Eudaly and charged for home. Clark crossed the finish line with a 30-meter lead, first in 10:18.11, the second-best girls' time in FSU Relays history. Valby grabbed second in 10:24.03, just ahead of Yared's third-place 10:25.73. Eudaly struggled home fourth at 10:28.36, just two seconds slower than the Plant High school record. Hendrix was fifth in 10:32.60.

2019 Florida State University Relays high school boys' 3200, top ten
  1. 9:06.76, Hunter Appleton (Brother Martin) 12
  2. 9:11.93, Anderson Denton (Lake Wales) 11
  3. 9:13.46, Ethan Geiger (Robinson) 11
  4. 9:14.40, Caden Monk (Buchholz) 12
  5. 9:17.22, Nehemiah River (Wharton) 12
  6. 9:19.48, Benjamin Hartvigsen (Sarasota) 12
  7. 9:19.56, Jake Turner (Armwood) 11
  8. 9:21.45, Zachary Cloud (Saint Cloud) 11
  9. 9:24.45, Jonathan Reid (Lakewood Ranch) 12
  10. 9:25.97, Gabriel Curtis (Mount Dora Christian) 12

2019 Florida State University Relays high school girls' 3200, top ten
  1. 10:18.11, Rebecca Clark (The Villages) 12
  2. 10:24.03, Parker Valby (East Lake) 11
  3. 10:25.73, Tsion Yared (Pine Crest) 11
  4. 10:28.36, Mary Ellen Eudaly (Plant) 9
  5. 10:32.60, Alyssa Hendrix (Riverview) 11
  6. 10:40.86, Erica Fisher (Pace) 12
  7. 10:42.33, Presley Miles (Saint James) 10
  8. 10:43.94, Emily Faulhaber (Pine Crest) 11
  9. 10:44.12, Emily Culley (Chiles) 12
  10. 10:44.75, Alyson Churchill (Chiles) 11

High School 3200-meter winners, Florida State University Relays, 2006 - 2019
24 March 20069:38.76, Daniel Roberts (Crested Butte) 1211:20.32, Alison Babb (Oak Hall) 12
30 March 20079:29.73, Joseph Franklin (Godby) 1111:34.31, Katy Swain (Maclay) 11
28 March 20089:15.18, Joseph Franklin (Godby) 1210:42.71, Kayla Hale (Holy Trinity) 11
27 March 20099:06.78, Derek Wehunt (Sickles) 1111:02.90, Jana Stolting (Maclay) 11
26 March 20109:02.87, Matt Mizereck (Leon) 1210:41.54, Jana Stolting (Maclay) 12
25 March 20119:12.16, Kikanae Punyua (Glenelg) 1210:34.90, Kacy Smith (Estero) 10
23 March 20129:10.37, Andres Arroyo (Colonial) 1110:30.53, Lily Williams (Chiles) 12
22 March 20139:07.38, Mac Macoy (Vestavia Hills) 1110:15.70, Carmen Carlos (McGill-Toole) 12
21 March 20148:59.50, Sukhi Khosla (Leon) 1110:50.94, Emily Edwards (Fort Myers) 12
27 March 20159:03.57, Sukhi Khosla (Leon) 1210:42.20, Rafaella Gibbons (Winter Park) 9
25 March 20169:08.54, Noah Perkins (Seffner Christian) 1210:35.64, Rafaella Gibbons (Winter Park) 10
24 March 20179:03.44, Caleb Pottorff (Lincoln Park) 1210:23.81, Alyson Churchill (Lincoln) 9
23 March 20188:52.70, Jacob McLeod (Trinity Christian) 1210:26.33, Elizabeth Funderburk (Colquitt County) 12
22 March 20199:06.76, Hunter Appleton (Brother Martin) 1210:18.11, Rebecca Clark (The Villages) 12


Troy Dunkley goes 36:06 for his third Swamp Run 10K title

Sometimes the Okefenokee Swamp is wet. Sometimes it's dry. Sometimes parts of the Swamp are on fire. And sometimes parts of the Swamp are full of runners--specifically, the part of the Swamp near Waycross in the Georgia Lion's Camp for the BlindLion's Camp for the Blind during the annual Swamp Run. Chick-fil-A presented the 42nd annual event on Saturday morning, 23 March 2019, and Troy Dunkley won the race, covering ten kilometers of unpaved trails in 36:06. Master runner Dana Smith was the first woman in the race, placing fourteenth overall in 51:06.

It was Dunkley's third win at the trail race in the last four years. He crossed the finish line just 60 meters ahead of runner-up Justin Tracy, the winner of the 2018 Swamp Run. Tracy's time in the 2019 race was 36:20. Valdosta High cross-country coach Ryan Kelly was the first master runner in the 10K, coming in third overall in 38:44.

In a battle of two master runners, Christy Trowbridge took runner-up in the women's standings over Tanya Altman, 51:44 to 51:56. Trowbridge and Altman were sixteenth and eighteenth overall.

116 athletes finished the 2019 Swamp Run 10K, with another seven completing a 10K walk. Milestone Race Authority of Jacksonville, Florida chip-timed the race, a first in Swamp Run history. Okefenokee Track and Cycling Club hosted the event.

Top Ten Men, 2019 Okefenokee Swamp Run 10K
  1. 36:06, Troy Dunkley (M, 32)
  2. 36:20, Justin Tracy (M, 24)
  3. 38:44, Ryan Kelly (M, 40)
  4. 43:13, Scotty Hayes (M, 33)
  5. 43:57, Wesley Shoup (M, 45)
  6. 46:15, Timothy Musgrove (M, 14)
  7. 46:29, Eli Smith (M, 16)
  8. 47:17, Tim Burman (M, 28)
  9. 47:41, Garrett Jordan (M, 31)
  10. 49:07, Derek Lee (M, 46)

Top Ten Women, 2019 Okefenokee Swamp Run 10K
  1. 51:06, Dana Smith (F, 42)
  2. 51:44, Christy Trowbridge (F, 45)
  3. 51:56, Tanya Altman (F, 41)
  4. 52:48, Tiffany O'Brien (F, 37)
  5. 54:07, Jamie Cannon (F, 33)
  6. 54:50, Evie Brown (F, 14)
  7. 56:45, Wendy Morgan (F, 37)
  8. 56:51, Kristina Gantt (F, 42)
  9. 57:09, Leah McDonald (F, 40)
  10. 57:11, Melissa Register (F, 47)

Okefenokee Swamp Run winners, 1978 - 2019
197815 Miles1:24:52, Gary Slayton2:08:21, Carol Newby
12 May 197915 Miles1:27:16, Craig Barnes1:54:06, Carol Newby
10 May 198025K1:18:22, Benji Durden1:49:07, Christy Evans
9 May 198125K1:19:11, Mike Wachholz1:49:56, Ann Marie Hanrahan
8 May 198225K1:21:05, Jerry Odlin1:49:28, Becky Motley117
26 March 198325K1:23:44, Craig Barnes1:48:07, Becky Motley
31 March 198425K1:21:27, Craig Holm1:36:26, Kare Cossaboon-Holm
23 March 198525K1:25:56, Craig Barnes1:47:09, Becky Motley70
22 March 198625K1:26:15, Craig Barnes1:51:00, Becky Motley50
28 March 198725K1:31:58, Craig Barnes2:01:14, Mary Woodruff47
26 March 198810K33:14, Frank Reynolds40:56, Diane Skow110
198910K33:40, Lyn Rowland38:01, Jackie Chen
199010K33:40, Craig Barnes, Alvin Nelson36:55, Jackie Chen
199110K33:04, Alvin Nelson39:43, Jackie Chen
199210K33:14, Craig Barnes40:28, Barbara Ebers
199310K32:46, Alvin Nelson41:00, Vickie Black
199410K33:32, Alvin Nelson48:27, Linda Chattaway
199510K32:37, Paul Hough41:48, Barbara Ebers
199610K34:09, Alvin Nelson48:21, Connie Cole
199710K36:08, Alvin Nelson45:34, Bonnie Evans
199810K35:27, Alvin Nelson48:32, Cathy Campbell
199910K34:56, Lee Yaracs38:06, Michelle LeFleur
200010K34:50, Craig Alderman35:12, Michelle LeFleur
200110K32:46, Keith Horton46:40, Cheryl Monroe
200210K34:13, Matt O’Connell39:00, Jessica Collins 
200310K36:39, Claude A. Grenier46:15, Christi Blount
200410K33:57, Roberto Bonilla45:53, Christi Blount
200510K34:49, Mike Raymond46:30, Cindy Tanner
200610K34:30, Mike Raymond42:52, Kristen Ray
200710K41:18, Clinton Phillips42:50, Kristen Ray
22 March 200810K39:06, Matthew Garmon44:27, Tiffany Cochran154
28 March 200910K37:51, Matthew Garmon45:04, Tiffany Cochran127
27 March 201010K37:36, Matthew Garmon46:46, Hosanna Hodges134
26 March 201110K35:44, Daniel Broadhead46:42, Allison Herrin72
24 March 201210K38:48, Nick Hamlin51:04, Jennifer Smith
23 March 201310K37:37, Casey Claborn46:34, Allison Herrin120
22 March 201410K35:26, Casey Claborn43:46, Tiffany Warren90
21 March 201510K39:53, Nathan Skipper46:41, Katelyn Chancey
26 March 201610K40:09, Troy Dunkley44:29, Tiffany Warren123
25 March 201710K38:36, Troy Dunkley49:56, Gina Howell145
24 March 201810KJustin TracyGina Howell
23 March 201910K36:06, Troy Dunkley51:06, Dana Smith116


Friday, March 22, 2019

Tallahassee's top 5K road times in 2019 (through March 9)

March is almost over. There have already been six 5K races in Tallahassee on USATF-certified courses this year--the Bowlegs 5K, the TMH For Life Challenge 5K, the Trent 5K, the Run For The Cookies 5K, the Shamrock Scurry 5K, and the Big Bend Habitat For Humanity 5K. Yeah, it's probably time I did a list of Tallahassee top 5K road times for the first part of 2019.

Stan Linton

The rankings are especially overdue when you consider that not much has changed up top since the first 5K of the year. The leading men's time is the 15:29 that Stan Linton posted at Gulf Winds Track Club's Bowlegs 5K Run For Scholarship back on 12 January 2019. Likewise, the leading women's time is the 17:59 that Ann Centner ran at that same event.

Myles Gibson leads the master runners with the 18:24 that he ran at--you guessed it--the Bowlegs 5K. The leading woman master, though, is Stephanie Liles-Weyant, who ran 20:51 at the Run For The Cookies 5K on 9 February 2019.

Ann Centner

There are more than nine months left in 2019, and more than a few 5K races on USATF-certified courses in Tallahassee in 2019. Among those events are the Springtime 5K on 30 March 2019, the Chiles Wolf Dash 5K on 6 April 2019, the Palace Saloon 5K on 13 April 2019, the Florida High 5K on 20 April 2019, and the Nene Fest 5K on 27 April 2019.

For the rest of 2019, I'll be looking at those races and others that meet 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 2019's current top 25 lists for men and for women:

Tallahassee's Top 5K Performances by Men on Certified Road Courses in 2019
(Through 9 March 2019)
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 15:29Stan Linton252019-01-12GWTC Bowlegs 5K1FL12001EBM
2. 17:13Tristan Cravello192019-02-09Run For The Cookies 5K1FL14006EBM

17:16     T. Cravello192019-01-12GWTC Bowlegs 5K2FL12001EBM
3. 17:23Hawthorne Hay162019-01-12GWTC Bowlegs 5K3FL12001EBM
4. 17:36Brad Busboom312019-02-09Run For The Cookies 5K2FL14006EBM
5. 18:13Charlie Johnson392019-03-02Shamrock Scurry 5K1FL10021EBM
6. 18:17Wyatt Townsend142019-03-09Big Bend Habitat For Humanity 5K1FL11064EBM
7. 18:24Myles Gibson522019-01-12GWTC Bowlegs 5K4FL12001EBM
8. 18:25Zach Deveau312019-01-26Trent 5K1FL18056TY
9. 18:25Carter Hay472019-02-09Run For The Cookies 5K3FL14006EBM
10. 18:26Tony Guillen502019-01-12GWTC Bowlegs 5K5FL12001EBM
11. 18:31Kurt Dietrich272019-01-12GWTC Bowlegs 5K6FL12001EBM
12. 18:32Gary Droze572019-02-09Run For The Cookies 5K4FL14006EBM
13. 18:37Jason McClung332019-03-09Big Bend Habitat For Humanity 5K2FL11064EBM
14. 18:40Nicholas Samuel152019-01-26TMH For Life Challenge 5K1FL16081TY

18:41     Z. Deveau312019-03-02Shamrock Scurry 5K2FL10021EBM
15. 18:45Jim Halley392019-01-12GWTC Bowlegs 5K7FL12001EBM

18:45     G. Droze572019-01-26TMH For Life Challenge 5K2FL16081TY

18:54     K. Dietrich272019-02-09Run For The Cookies 5K5FL14006EBM
16. 19:01Michael Martinez532019-01-26Trent 5K2FL18056TY
17. 19:11Jonathan Callejas222019-02-09Run For The Cookies 5K6FL14006EBM

19:13     M. Martinez532019-01-12GWTC Bowlegs 5K8FL12001EBM

19:13     Z. Deveau312019-03-09Big Bend Habitat For Humanity 5K3FL11064EBM

19:14     Z. Deveau312019-02-09Run For The Cookies 5K7FL14006EBM

19:14     M. Gibson522019-03-02Shamrock Scurry 5K3FL10021EBM

19:29     M. Martinez532019-02-09Run For The Cookies 5K8FL14006EBM
18. 19:35Filippo Aldrovandi-Reina142019-02-09Run For The Cookies 5K9FL14006EBM

19:36     K. Dietrich272019-01-26TMH For Life Challenge 5K3FL16081TY
19. 19:43Dalton Gray182019-02-09Run For The Cookies 5K10FL14006EBM
20. 19:50Jackson Rowe122019-01-26Trent 5K3FL18056TY
21. 19:50Duane Evans512019-02-09Run For The Cookies 5K11FL14006EBM
22. 19:59Randy Porcher532019-03-02Shamrock Scurry 5K4FL10021EBM

20:02     Z. Deveau312019-01-12GWTC Bowlegs 5K9FL12001EBM

20:08     J. Rowe132019-02-09Run For The Cookies 5K12FL14006EBM

20:08     J. Rowe132019-03-02Shamrock Scurry 5K5FL10021EBM
23. 20:11David Knauf542019-01-12GWTC Bowlegs 5K10FL12001EBM

20:16     J. Rowe122019-01-12GWTC Bowlegs 5K11FL12001EBM
24. 20:20Tristan Lanasa262019-02-09Run For The Cookies 5K13FL14006EBM

20:21     D. Evans512019-01-26TMH For Life Challenge 5K4FL16081TY
25. 20:25Jason Graham392019-03-09Big Bend Habitat For Humanity 5K4FL11064EBM
Includes performances from the Bowlegs 5K (12 Jan 2019), TMH For Life Challenge 5K (26 Jan 2019), Trent 5K (26 Jan 2019),
Run For The Cookies 5K (9 Feb 2019), Shamrock Scurry 5K (2 Mar 2019), and Big Bend Habitat For Humanity 5K (9 Mar 2019).

Tallahassee's Top 5K Performances by Women on Certified Road Courses in 2019
(Through 9 March 2019)
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 17:59Ann Centner272019-01-12GWTC Bowlegs 5K1FL12001EBM
2. 18:04Sheryl Rosen342019-01-12GWTC Bowlegs 5K2FL12001EBM
3. 18:49Ani Veltcheva142019-02-09Run For The Cookies 5K1FL14006EBM
4. 18:52Katja Blunden392019-01-12GWTC Bowlegs 5K3FL12001EBM
5. 19:52Genevieve Printiss182019-02-09Run For The Cookies 5K2FL14006EBM
6. 20:19Alyssa Terry252019-01-12GWTC Bowlegs 5K4FL12001EBM
7. 20:39Meg Ogle282019-02-09Run For The Cookies 5K3FL14006EBM
8. 20:41Katie Sherron372019-02-09Run For The Cookies 5K4FL14006EBM
9. 20:47Brittney Barnes312019-01-12GWTC Bowlegs 5K5FL12001EBM
10. 20:51Stephanie Liles-Weyant462019-02-09Run For The Cookies 5K5FL14006EBM
11. 21:18Mia Wiederkehr212019-02-09Run For The Cookies 5K6FL14006EBM
12. 21:21Kate Sherron372019-03-09Big Bend Habitat For Humanity 5K1FL11064EBM

21:26     A. Terry252019-03-02Shamrock Scurry 5K1FL10021EBM
13. 21:43Jennifer Kilinski402019-03-09Big Bend Habitat For Humanity 5K2FL11064EBM
14. 21:48Lauren Davidson272019-02-09Run For The Cookies 5K7FL14006EBM
15. 21:48Maya Tang132019-02-09Run For The Cookies 5K8FL14006EBM
16. 21:55Monica Judd442019-03-09Big Bend Habitat For Humanity 5K3FL11064EBM
17. 21:59Corinne Porcher502019-03-02Shamrock Scurry 5K2FL10021EBM
18. 22:06Clifton Lewis102019-02-09Run For The Cookies 5K9FL14006EBM
19. 22:11Cora Atkinson242019-01-12GWTC Bowlegs 5K6FL12001EBM
20. 22:11Kaley Ford242019-01-26TMH For Life Challenge 5K1FL16081TY
21. 22:16Jenny Early352019-02-09Run For The Cookies 5K10FL14006EBM
22. 22:20Jillian Heddaeus352019-01-12GWTC Bowlegs 5K7FL12001EBM
23. 22:24Stella Lewis142019-02-09Run For The Cookies 5K11FL14006EBM
24. 22:34Angie Milford472019-02-09Run For The Cookies 5K12FL14006EBM
25. 22:38Nikky Manausa372019-01-12GWTC Bowlegs 5K8FL12001EBM
26. 22:44Samantha Reilly272019-02-09Run For The Cookies 5K13FL14006EBM
27. 22:48Mary Jane Hayden392019-02-09Run For The Cookies 5K14FL14006EBM
Includes performances from the Bowlegs 5K (12 Jan 2019), TMH For Life Challenge 5K (26 Jan 2019), Trent 5K (26 Jan 2019),
Run For The Cookies 5K (9 Feb 2019), Shamrock Scurry 5K (2 Mar 2019), and Big Bend Habitat For Humanity 5K (9 Mar 2019).


Thursday, March 21, 2019

Tim Qualls and Nancy Proctor take the 10K at the Bainbridge Kiwanis River Run

KiwanisThe Bainbridge, Georgia Kiwanis Club staged their fifteenth annual River Run 10K and 5K on Saturday morning, 16 March 2019. The races were at Earle May Boat Basin Park, as they have been since 2005, and Tim Qualls of Tallahassee, Florida won the ten-kilometer event, running the 6.2 miles in 40:59. Tallahassee master runner Nancy Proctor was the first woman in the 10K, placing sixth overall in 48:15.

At 41:28, Tristan LaNasa was second in the 10K . Less than two weeks earlier, LaNasa had run 1:35:05 for 13.1 miles at the Seaside Half Marathon. Dr. Philip Sura, a meteorology professor at Florida State University, was the first master runner in the race, placing third overall in 43:54.

Monica Toth of Tallahassee was second in the women's standings, coming in ninth overall in 49:32. Donica Williams was the third woman in the race and eleventh overall in 50:18.

43 athletes finished the 2019 Bainbridge Kiwanis River Run 10K.

Top Ten Men, 2019 Bainbridge Kiwanis River Run 10K
  1. 40:58:34, Tim Qualls (M, 39)
  2. 41:27:24, Tristan LaNasa (M, 26)
  3. 43:53:66, Philip Sura (M, 48)
  4. 47:09:71, Michael Kennett (M, 45)
  5. 47:19:96, Justin Williams (M, 41)
  6. 48:35:18, Julian Strickland (M, 53)
  7. 49:22:22, David Braswell (M, 47)
  8. 49:48:48, Marco Teeter (M, 26)
  9. 51:03:10, Jim Tully (M, 72)
  10. 51:09:35, Stephen Gensits (M, 63)

Top Ten Women, 2019 Bainbridge Kiwanis River Run 10K
  1. 48:14:92, Nancy Proctor (F, 58)
  2. 49:31:95, Monica Toth (F, 30)
  3. 50:17:47, Donica Williams (F, 39)
  4. 51:20:30, Sharon Crews (F, 51)
  5. 51:39:17, Birgit Maier-Katkin (F, 56)
  6. 55:35:48, Jennie Merchant (F, 27)
  7. 56:45:21, Adrian Parker (F, 30)
  8. 59:15:67, Suzanne Angell (F, 53)
  9. 60:46:47, Susan Shelton (F, 45)
  10. 62:01:06, Jennifer Johnson (F, 40)

The 5K race was run concurrently with the 10K. Duane Evans won the shorter race, running 19:46. Qualls won the 10K by about half a minute, but Evans was across the finish line more than five minutes ahead of the next runner in the 5K, running five kilometers before any other runner in the race had gone four. Master runner Clint Cook was second in 25:24, just ahead of the 25:33 posted by third-place runner John Strickland.

Tallahassee master runner Julia Sura was the first woman in the 5K, placing fourth overall in 27:25. Catherine Jones, another master runner, was second in the women's standings and fifth overall in 27:58. Jamye Bowen was the third woman in the 5K, finishing sixth overall in 28:33.

22 athletes finished the 2019 Bainbridge Kiwanis River Run 5K.

Top Five Men, 2019 Bainbridge Kiwanis River Run 5K
  1. 19:46, Duane Evans (M, 51)
  2. 25:23:23, Clint Cook (M, 46)
  3. 25:32:93, John Strickland (M, 65)
  4. 29:08:28, Donald Bowling (M, 65)
  5. 29:45:41, Adam Miller (M, 29)

Top Five Women, 2019 Bainbridge Kiwanis River Run 5K
  1. 27:24:63, Julia Sura (F, 47)
  2. 27:58:00, Catherine Jones (F, 59)
  3. 28:32:11, Jamye Bowen (F, 28)
  4. 30:28:73, Tia Glenn (F, 52)
  5. 32:27:35, Barbara Williams (F, 53)

Bainbridge Kiwanis River Run winners, 2005 - 2019
8 January 200510KJ P ChesserShana Martin33
5KNathan NortonDebbie Wittmer30
7 January 200610K35:59, Michael Douma43:11, Allison Eagen35
5K19:38, Gabe Mitchell23:42, Shana Martin39
6 January 200710K35:49, Jay Wallace45:39, Fran McLean89
5K19:59, Steve Baxter23:39, Shana Martin30
5 January 200810K35:13, David Marky47:50, Lou Ellen Jayroe36
5K18:15, Nathan Norton19:28, Jana Stolting32
3 January 200910K35:50, Jessie Close47:44, Kirsten Baggett34
5K18:40, Nathan Norton23:45, Erika Pemberton63
2 January 201010K37:45, Joel Piotrowski51:20, Jessica Monk42
5K19:27, Devin Ferrell23:35, Helen Jean Thompson54
8 January 201110K33:55, Rick Jennings49:15, Jessica Monk32
5K19:21, Davey Reynolds26:28, Carolyn Houston30
21 January 201210K35:11, Cody Mallchok45:33, Angelina Horne57
5K17:20, Luis Navarro23:30, Amber Braswell43
19 January 201310K37:18, Myles Gibson46:07, Juanita Chalmers62
5K17:14, Chase Harris19:00, Sheryl Rosen47
4 January 201410K35:43, Kyle Harris41:51, Elena Oslund50
5K17:26, Chase Harris20:11, Paige Braswell35
3 January 201510K39:28, Kyle Harris52:00, Kaitlin Jackson29
5K19:29, Arnoldo DeJesus24:22, Kristi Johnson34
27 February 201610K37:27, Myles Gibson48:31, Nancy Stedman39
5K19:00, Rik Pool23:51, Paula O'Neill34
25 February 201710K39:04, Myles Gibson48:10, Paula O'Neill41
5K18:42, Tanner Norman22:50, Ramsay Miller35
3 March 201810KDaniel Hamilton‎Suzanne Inman Angell‎ 
5KJoey HarveyCarolyn Turak Houston
16 March 201910K40:59, Tim Qualls48:15, Nancy Proctor43
5K19:46, Duane Evans27:25, Julia Sura22


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Tallahassee's top 10K road times in 2019 (through January 26)

It's not hard to argue that Gulf Winds track Club's Springtime Road Race is the foremost 10K event on the roads of Tallahassee. More often than not, Tallahassee's fastest road 10K time of the year is run at Springtime.

But Springtime wasn't Tallahassee's first 10K of the year in 2019. That was the Trent 10K, a new event held on Saturday morning, 26 January 2019 as a sister race to the tenth annual Trent 5K. The Trent course was USATF certified, so the times from the Trent are something for the athletes to aim at during the 44th annual Springtime 10K on Saturday morning, 30 March 2019.

Brad Busboom
Brad Busboom

The fastest of those times is Brad Busboom's winning mark of 37:37. In 2018, Busboom was fourteenth on Tallahassee's road 10K performance list with a 38:32 that he ran at the Springtime 10K. In 2019, he's number one for now. Leading the master runners with a 38:04 is Myles Gibson of Donalsonville, Georgia--third overall on the men's list.

Lisa Johnson leads the women at the opening of 2019 with a 40:07. Johnson doesn't have a history on Tallahassee's 10K list, but she was fifth on the 5K list with an 18:09 in 2012, eleventh on the 5K list with an 18:45 in 2013, and seventh on the 5K list with an 18:44 in 2014.

Lisa Johnson
Lisa Johnson

Sarah Samford is the top woman master in the rankings with her Trent time of 51:18, good for ninth on the women's list.

I've included the 10K times from the Trent in the 2019 rankings because they meet 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 race that should meet those standards is Gulf Winds Track Club's Springtime 10K on 30 March 2019. Right after that on 6 April 2019, the Conley Swarm 10K is also slated to be run on a USATF-certified course. Gulf Winds Track Club's Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K on Thanksgiving morning should be the fourth and final chance to race 10K on a USATF-certified course in Tallahassee during 2019--unless another races pops up before the end of the year.

While we wait to see what pops up, here are the current 2019 lists:

Top Tallahassee 10K Performances by Men on Certified Road Courses in 2019
(Through 26 January 2019)
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 37:37Brad Busboom312019-01-26Trent 10K1FL18057TY
2. 38:04Corey Osgood222019-01-26Trent 10K2FL18057TY
3. 38:04Myles Gibson522019-01-26Trent 10K3FL18057TY
4. 38:19Tony Guillen502019-01-26Trent 10K4FL18057TY
5. 42:14Zack Scharlepp362019-01-26Trent 10K5FL18057TY
6. 43:07Tristan Lanasa252019-01-26Trent 10K6FL18057TY
7. 44:32Chase Campbell332019-01-26Trent 10K7FL18057TY
8. 44:50Jon Nash392019-01-26Trent 10K8FL18057TY
9. 44:54Owen Franklin142019-01-26Trent 10K9FL18057TY
10. 46:23Gary Johnston442019-01-26Trent 10K10FL18057TY
11. 48:18Erik Andersen362019-01-26Trent 10K11FL18057TY
12. 48:45David Anderson682019-01-26Trent 10K12FL18057TY
13. 48:53David Yon632019-01-26Trent 10K13FL18057TY
14. 49:45Cole Tessier352019-01-26Trent 10K14FL18057TY
15. 49:46Hawthorne Hay162019-01-26Trent 10K15FL18057TY
16. 50:39Stephen Gensits632019-01-26Trent 10K16FL18057TY
17. 50:43Mark Jeter532019-01-26Trent 10K17FL18057TY
18. 50:45Abe Hodges472019-01-26Trent 10K18FL18057TY
19. 51:01Brian Swords332019-01-26Trent 10K19FL18057TY
20. 52:03Matt Scaringe462019-01-26Trent 10K20FL18057TY
21. 52:07Jake Shanahan352019-01-26Trent 10K21FL18057TY
22. 52:14Jim Tully722019-01-26Trent 10K22FL18057TY
23. 52:33John Hunt512019-01-26Trent 10K23FL18057TY
24. 52:43Joe Miller392019-01-26Trent 10K24FL18057TY
25. 52:54Duane Stamm412019-01-26Trent 10K25FL18057TY
Includes performances from the Trent 10K (26 Jan 2019).

Top Tallahassee 10K Performances by Women on Certified Road Courses in 2019
(Through 26 January 2019)
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 40:07Lisa Johnson372019-01-26Trent 10K1FL18057TY
2. 45:01Cecilia Bouaichi232019-01-26Trent 10K2FL18057TY
3. 45:20Nikky Manausa372019-01-26Trent 10K3FL18057TY
4. 47:17Jordana Kimelman222019-01-26Trent 10K4FL18057TY
5. 49:37Monica Toth302019-01-26Trent 10K5FL18057TY
6. 49:46Emily Culley182019-01-26Trent 10K6FL18057TY
7. 49:46Caitlin Wilkey162019-01-26Trent 10K7FL18057TY
8. 50:37Sara Roxin222019-01-26Trent 10K8FL18057TY
9. 51:18Sarah Samford412019-01-26Trent 10K9FL18057TY
10. 52:25Beth Culley532019-01-26Trent 10K10FL18057TY
11. 53:10Sharon Crews512019-01-26Trent 10K11FL18057TY
12. 53:19Ella Grace Hodges142019-01-26Trent 10K12FL18057TY
13. 53:19Kelly Davis152019-01-26Trent 10K13FL18057TY
14. 53:26Melissa Ashton392019-01-26Trent 10K14FL18057TY
15. 53:55Martha Guyas342019-01-26Trent 10K15FL18057TY
16. 54:12Ashley Githens352019-01-26Trent 10K16FL18057TY
17. 54:35Sonya Dudley502019-01-26Trent 10K17FL18057TY
18. 55:15Ami Wheeler452019-01-26Trent 10K18FL18057TY
19. 55:16Melissa Cooper412019-01-26Trent 10K19FL18057TY
20. 55:24Debbie Peters572019-01-26Trent 10K20FL18057TY
21. 55:34Cindy Morea462019-01-26Trent 10K21FL18057TY
22. 55:37Cheryl Moore512019-01-26Trent 10K22FL18057TY
23. 57:33Amaliya McCaulley182019-01-26Trent 10K23FL18057TY
24. 57:36Catherine Jones592019-01-26Trent 10K24FL18057TY
25. 57:54Nicole Kelly442019-01-26Trent 10K25FL18057TY
Includes performances from the Trent 10K (26 Jan 2019).