IN S TRID E August 2006 The monthly newsletter of the Key West Southernmost Runners www.southernmostrunners.com 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! KWSR Shirts Wear your conch shell in style at races or out and about. These popular items make great gifts for the envious runners in the Great White North as well! 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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: www.trackpages.com/kwhs.htm. www.trackpages.com 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, www.trackpages.com/kwsr/ads.htm. 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 ConchsCC@aol.com, 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 www.trackpages.com 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 / Don.N@Juno.com) 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. KWSR GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING 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 www.trackpages.com. 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 Trackpages.com. Click on the “Running Clubs” link and you will see the link to the page.