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                                                    August 2006
                                          The monthly newsletter of the
                                       Key West Southernmost Runners
                         The primary purpose of our club is to promote and encourage
                        long distance running through the education of the community
                                  on the benefits of physical fitness and sport.

                           SYKUT COPS CRIMESTOPPERS CROWN
                                 KWSR Members Score Ten Division Wins

      Martin Sykut (left, shown in the Trot 4 Treasure) won his first local road race, while Pat Kersey (center,
      shown in the Schooner Wharf 8K) and Bill Welzien (right, at the Earth Day 5K) won their age groups .

          A course change and a Tuesday morning                       Due to ongoing construction on South
start did nothing to discourage to near-record field         Roosevelt Boulevard, the traditional east-then-west
at the 14th Annual Crime Stoppers 5K on the 4 th of          course that ventured out beyond Windward Pointe,
July. 241 runners and walkers completed the re-              an unusual west-then-east-then-west design was put
directed route.                                              into effect on a one-year basis.
          Marathon’s Martin Sykut, who has been in                    The race went 2K to the west end of Higgs
the hunt in every race since returning to the racing         Beach, then came back to and past Sheraton Suites
wars last winter, broke through for the win, turning         (the 4K mark) to a second turnaround point, which
back the challenge of local Chris Betz (2nd), and his        left a 500 meter dash back to the finish.
recent nemesis Jeremy Smith (4th ), with a winning                    For those of you who like demographic
time of 18:18.                                               stuff, the race had an interesting balance across the
          New KWSR President Lilla Whiteside was             age brackets: there were 31 runners under 20 years
the first local woman, and third overall, in 22:25.          old, 29 in their 20’s, 36 in their 30’s, 61 (!) in their
          Even with many out-of-towners in Key               40’s, 27 in their 50’s, 8 in their 60’s and 3 over 70.
West to celebrate our country’s 231 birthday, KWSR                    But the real surprising figure was the gender
runners prevailed in numerous age groups.                    breakdown: 120 women completed the race, and
          For the Women, Olivia Kent (14-19),                121 men did likewise. Sounds like gender equity to
Brooke Millard (25-29), Whiteside (40-44), Jean              me!
Nistico (55-59), and Pat Kersey (60-64) grabbed age                   Congratulations to the Crime Stoppers crew
group gold. On the Men’s side, Smith (25-29), Hugo           on staging a fine event, and a pat on the back to
Cortes (50-54), Rev. Bill Welzein (55-59), and               Tom Lavender and Debbi Rothstein for a fine job as
Chester Kalb (Walkers) claimed to top spots.                 rookie Race Directors!
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       Grand Prix Update, through 7/4/06                               Conchs Prep For CC ‘06
                  Women’s Masters                                  Some icons have moved on, a new coach is in
  Vincent 14, Whiteside 14, Bertolini 13, Kochan 10,
                                                         place, a new course has been laid out, and it’ll be time
            Kersey 9, Carroll 9, Chaney 6
                                                         for some new heroes to make their marks as the Key
                    Women’s Open                         West HS Cross Country teams look ahead to the 2006
     Millard 20, Kent 9, Baillargeon 9, Johnson 8,       season.
               Bombace 5, Rodriguez 4                              Last year’s captains Bailey Parke and Zack
                                                         Black are off to college life, leaving new team captains
                   Men’s Masters                         Dillon McLean and Mike Eder to carry the torch.
      Sykut 22, Cortes 14, Healy 10, Boesch 7,
                                                                   Girls Coach Stacie Bouchard enters her third
            Welzein 6, Guhl 5, Brooks 5
                                                         season at the helm, and has a core of solid veterans to
                     Men’s Open                          work with.
        J.Smith 22, White 9, Tipler 9, Ulrich 8,                   Junior Tyler Buckheim (left), sophomore
                   Valdez 2, Eder 2                      Olivia Kent, and senior Dillon McLean were the #2,
                                                         #3, and #4 runners on the 2005 team that placed 3rd
     Key West HS                                         in Districts and 9th at Regionals. Buckheim is coming
Cross Country & Track                                    off a very strong Track season as well, moving to #3
                                                         all-time for KWHS in the 3200 meters, and #6 in the
                                                         1600. Kent continued to blossom in track as well,
                                                         moving to #6 all-time in the 3200.
                                                                   On the boys side, tri-athlete Dale Filipowicz
                                                         takes the reins for his first season of coaching. He
                                                         will have seniors Mike Eder (far left), Mason Marshall,
                                                         and Garret Ullom returning from last year’s State
                                                         Finalist team, but will need to find a supporting cast.
                                                                   The Conchs have five home races on their
                                                         ’06 calendar, but construction on KWGC has
                                                         rendered the usual loop unusable. A new course, with
                                                         similar character (i.e. 2 loops, with numerous mounds)
                                                         has been laid out on the inactive front nine.
                                                                   Follow the Conchs throughout the season on
                                                         the team’s website:                                       2006 Cross Country Schedule
                                                         Tu 8/29 – Time Trials @ KWGC (4 pm)
                                                         Sa 9/2 – Conchs CC Classic @ KWGC (8 am)
                                                         Mo 9/11 – KW @ Marathon (4 pm)
                                                         Sa 9/16 – Homestead Invit @ Homestead (10:30 am)
                                                         We 9/20 – Gulliver Invit. @ Miami (3:30 pm)
                                                         Sa 9/29 – FLrunners Invit. @ Dade City (4 pm)
                                                         Sa 10/7 – Baker HS @ KWGC (8 am)
                                                         Tu 10/10 – Marathon HS @ KWGC (4 pm)
                                                         Sa 10/14 – Wellington HS @ KWGC (8 am)
                                                         Tu 10/19 – County Meet @ Key Largo (4 pm)
                                                         Th 10/28 – Districts, site TBA
                                                         Sa 11/4 – Regionals, site TBA
                                                         Sa 11/11 – State Championships @ Dade City

        KWSR Networking                                               Your Board of Directors
 Advertise in the KWSR Newsletter                           Lilla Whiteside, President; Jim Robinson, Vice
    For info about rates and limits consult:              President, Jim Smith, Treasurer; Terence White,                       Recording Secretary; Deb Rothstein, Member-at-Large;
                                                       Rick MacKenzie, Corresponding Secretary; Don Nelson,
   If you are interesting in posting an ad, send
                                                                  South Florida RRCA Representative
an email to, or mail a                The next B.O.D. meeting will be at the SoMoHo Conference
business card to: KWSR Ads, 1904 Venetia                               room, July 26th @ 6:00 pm
Street #1, Key West, FL 33040-5343
                                   Races to Remember

        *Saturday 8/5, 8:00 am: Coast Guard Days 5K Run/Walk. 745-3027
        *Saturday 8/19, 7:30 am: Conch Pride 5K Run/Walk. 304-1019 **

     *Saturday 9/2, 8:00 am: Conchs Cross Country Classic 5K, 304-1019 **

      Thursday 10/26, 6:30 pm: Schooner Wharf Fantasy Mile Run, 296-7182

          *Saturday 11/4, 8:00 am: Zonta ABC 5K Run/Walk, 294-6840
  *Saturday 11/11, 8:00 am: Lower Keys DAS No Name 5K Run/Walk, 745-3027
    *Saturday 11/25, 8:00 am: Hog's Breath 5K Hog Trot Run/Walk, 296-0268

        Saturday 12/30, 8:00 am: YMCA Family Fun 5K Run/Walk, 295-9622

            Sunday 1/28/07, 7:00 am: Half Shell 1/2 Marathon, 296-7182
                                * = Grand Prix Summer Season race
                        ** = entry info can be found on

             KWSR Track Workouts at Key West High School 6:00 PM Wednesdays
         Long Runs (10 miles) on Sundays 7:30 AM on Big Pine Key, longer runs start earlier .
 Call or e-mail Don (745-3027 / anytime for information, to volunteer, if you
have a question on your membership status, or if you want to be informed of club events by e-mail.

           Wednesday, October 4, 2006 -- Details TBA -- Have a great summer!
                            IN S TRID E
                               August 2006 – Special Late Supplement
                           (Stuff that came out after we printed the regular edition)

      Sykut and Baillargeon Top KWSR Fields in Hemingway Days 5K Run
                             Miami Youth Runners Surprise Winners

       Martin Sykut (L) was top male for KWSR, Rachel Baillargeon (C) took top female honors, and
        Jim Brooks (R) moved into 4th place in the Masters Grand Prix with an 8-point performance

         The afternoon winds and late-day showers                     But, overall, the race belonged to a couple
disappeared just in time to make the 11th Annual              of high school stars.
Hemingway Days 5K Sunset Run the hot and                              Miami Killian senior Jesus Bastista, who
steamy event that we have all come to know and                placed second last year, moved up a notch to #1,
love.                                                         crossing the line in 16:55, 23 seconds ahead of
         While a pair of Miami high school                    runner-up Don Wennerstrom from Delray Beach,
sensations romped to impressive overall wins, our             who had been 4th in 2005.
own KWSR’s were out on force.                                         The two were even through the first mile,
         Marathon’s Martin Sykut picked up his                which they reached in 5:20, but Batista maintained
second straight 12-pointer with a 4th place overall           that pace through the Mole Pier section of the
finish in 18:23, while Cudjoe’s Rachel Baillargeon’s          course, and opened a gap that Wennerstrom would
6th place among women (22:57) earned her her first            not be able to close.
GP 12-spot.                                                           On the women’s side, it was all Nicole
         With two-thirds of the field coming from             Carpio. The diminutive 12-year-old – yes, that
distant lands (only 78 of the 233 entrants were               says “12” – fresh out of Westminster Christian
from the Lower Keys), it is not surprising that the           Academy’s 6th grade – yes that says “6th grade” –
visitors won the lion’s share of the coveted award            came through the mile in full command and never
tiles. But KWSR runners did score 5 age group                 relented, besting Stephanie Stevens of Delray
wins:                                                         Beach by 28 seconds. Another 12-year-old, Kelly
         Sykut was 1st Men’s Master, Hugo Cortes              Barbosa of Miami, was 3rd in 21:31.
won the 50-54 group, and Terry Doughtry was the                       Full results and photos can be found aon
1st 70+ finisher. For the Women, Susan Kochan                 the KWSR website, and on
was tops in the 40-44 club, and Gerda Kalb ruled                      Congratulations to Barbara Wright and her
the roost under the 60-64 banner.                             BW Promotions team, and to Lilla Whiteside, the
         Ted Healy (40-44), Baillargeon (30-34), and          de facto Race Director, for a great event!
Katie Leigh (35-39) took 2 nd in their division.
                   GRAND PRIX SUMMER STANDINGS – UPDATED -- Through 7/22/06

                                            Women’s Masters
 Cindy Vincent 22, Susan Kochan 21, Claire Carroll 16, Lilla Whiteside 15, Debra Bertolini 13, Pat Kersey 9,
                                              Gerda Kalb 8

                                              Women’s Open
 Rachel Baillargeon 21, Brooke Millard 20, Olivia Kent 9, Katie Leigh 9, Leslie Johnson 8, Jodi Bombace 5,
                                Sara Rodriguez 4, Coleen Fitzsimmons 4

                                            Men’s Masters
  Martin Sykut 34, Hugo Cortes 24, Edward Healy 19, Jim Brooks 16, Roger McVeigh 9, Jimmy Boesch 7,
                                   Terry Doughtry 7, Don Pingston 7

                                              Men’s Open
       Jeremy Smith 22, Terence White 9, Cody Tipler 9, Adam Ulrich 8, Carlos Valdez 3, Mike Eder 3,
                                            Garrett Ullom 2

                                              Women’s Overall
             Vincent 22, Baillargeon & Kochan 21, Millard 20, Carroll 16, Whiteside 15, Bertolini 13

                                                 Men’s Overall
                Sykut 34, Cortes 24, Smith 22, Healy 19, Brooks 16, White 9, McVeigh 9, Tipler 9

                                        2006-07 Race Calendar Late Additions
                             Saturday, 9/16/06, 7:30 am: FKCC Sprint Tri/Biathlon. 809-3562
                          Saturday 12/9/06, 8:00 am: Mariners Hospital 5K, Islamorada. 745-3027
             Monday, 1/1/07, 8:00 am: Village of Islamorada New Year’s 5K. 853-1685

New Course at KWGC
   For those of you planning on participating in the Conchs Cross Country Classic on 9/2 (entry
enclosed), there will be a new course this year. It is on the front nine, so it is out along the chain
link fence that borders US-1. Parking will still be at the Clubhouse, but you’ll have to walk/jog about
1/3 of a mile along hole #1 or hole #15 to get to the Start/Finish line:

                          Start/Finish Line

    Map and description on race web page on Click on the “Running Clubs” link and you will see the link to the page.

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