Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Gary Droze and Maya Tang by much more than a nose at the Red Nose Run

Tallahassee, Florida runners swept the top places at the Thomasville, Georgia Junior Service League's eight annual Red Nose Run 5K on Saturday morning, 5 January 2019. Tallahassee Community College cross-country coach and master runner Gary Droze was the overall winner, crossing the finish line with a 130-meter lead in 18:27. Maya Tang, a cross-country runner at Deerlake Middle School in Tallahassee, led the women's field, placing fifth overall in 20:48.

The Red Nose Run had originally been scheduled for 1 December 2018. But after a forecast of severe weather, the Thomasville Junior Service League decided to postpone the event to Saturday morning, 5 January 2019. This time the weather cooperated. It was cool and cloudy with a slight breeze when the runners gathered at Thomas University for the race.

Another Tallahassee master runner, Michael Martinez, finished runner-up to Droze, running 18:57. Matthew Williams of Orlando, Florida took third in 19:32. Bainbridge High frosh cross-country runner Landon Watts placed fourth in 20:45.

Anna James, a sophomore on the Thomas County Central High cross-country team, was second in the women's standings and eighth overall in 22:14. Nancy Herring of Thomasville was the first woman master and third female finisher, twelth overall in 24:24.

95 athletes finished the eighth annual Red Nose Run 5K. Event Technical Services, Inc., of Sylvester, Georgia timed the race.

Top Ten Men, 2019 Red Nose Run 5K
  1. 18:27, Gary Droze (M, 57) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 18:57, Michael Martinez (M, 53) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 19:32, Matthew Williams (M, 18) Orlando, FL
  4. 20:45, Landon Watts (M, 14) Bainbridge, GA
  5. 21:22, Chris Holt (M, 37) Thomasville, GA
  6. 21:50, William Carter (M, 54) Perry, FL
  7. 22:36, David Delgado (M, 39) Hahira, GA
  8. 23:20, Douglas Godden (M, 55) Missouri City, TX
  9. 24:20, William Garcia (M, 15) Valdosta, GA
  10. 24:30, Nolan King (M, 33) Thomasville, GA

Top Ten Women, 2019 Red Nose Run 5K
  1. 20:48, Maya Tang (F, 13) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 22:14, Anna James (F, 15) Thomasville, GA
  3. 24:24, Nancy Herring (F, 64) Thomasville, GA
  4. 25:46, Cheryl Moore (F, 51) Perry, FL
  5. 25:52, Hannah Gilliland (F, 24) Thomasville, GA
  6. 26:07, Mary Sue Thompson (F, 36) Moultrie, GA
  7. 26:52, Catherine Jones (F, 59) Thomasville, GA
  8. 27:14, Victoria Garcia (F, 14) Valdosta, GA
  9. 27:50, Brittany Gibbs (F, 27) Moultrie, GA
  10. 28:51, Katina Stewart (F, 45) Whigham, GA

Thomasville, Georgia JSL Red Nose Run winners, 2011 - 2019
10 December 20115K17:08, Stephen Robbins19:56, Angelina Horne272
15 December 2012Half Marathon73:51, Charlie Johnson83:05, Sarah Batt96
5K21:04, Charlie Lang23:41, Lindsey Poole349
14 December 2013Half Marathon83:18, Ryan Kelly93:22, Sarah Batt74
5K20:38, Charlie Lang23:05, Angela Cipriani237
13 December 2014Half Marathon90:46, Camilo Ordonez94:15, Melissa Thompson47
5K19:33, Charlie Lang22:58, Lori Richardson160
12 December 20155K17:44, Hunter Phillips20:00, Melissa Thompson199
10 December 20165K18:46, Conley Wilhelm21:21, Anna James107
16 December 2017Half Marathon91:54, Ryan Kelly97:15, Kateřina Caltová61
5K23:21, Anthony Derroo24:17, Anna James151
5 January 20195K18:27, Gary Droze20:48, Maya Tang95
The 5K was the sole race contested in 2011, 2015, 2016, and 2019.
In 2012 the half marathon course was cut short.
In 2012 - 2016 the 5K was run on USATF certified course GA12116WC.
In 2013 and 2014 the half marathon was run on USATF certified course GA12117WC.
In 2017 both the half marathon and 5K were long by varying amounts.


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