May 1, 2018

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GRAND PRIX STANDINGS

Season Final Standings








































































12/16

1/27

2/24

3/3

3/10

3/17

4/21

4/26

4/28


TOTAL

FEMALE OVERALL

AGE

APS

SSCR

FIN

SBR

MM

RWD

ED

DSM

MM

Bonus

94

Gail Newton

65

11


11

11

11

9

9

9

8

15

62

Katie Leigh

46

11


11


9


9

11

11


62

Stephanie Difolco

43

5

9

5

5


7

5

5

6

15

55

Haley Herriot

71

11

11

11


11




11


52

Deb Holtom

67



13

13

13

13





39

Patria McGee

68


13


13



13




37

Kelly Jones

44


13



11



13



31

Caylaa Mikimaa

11



9


11


11




22

Helga Rrinneard

71




11


11





15

Jane Welzien

19







15




11

Kelci Grooms

15


11









11

Nancy Holland

56


11









11

Mayaa Mikimma

9








11



11

Renee Makimma

44








11



9

Susan Cooke

65

9










9

Angela Tierney

70

9










8

Pamela Smith

48

8










8

Patricia Lenny

76

8










8

Racquel Crummitt

40



8








7

Susan Clavin

57




7







7

Kathline Fisher

49





7






















12/16

1/27

2/24

3/3

3/10

3/17

4/21

4/26

4/28


TOTAL

MALE OVERALL

AGE

APS

SSCR

FIN

SBR

MM

RWD

ED

DSM

MM

Bonus

82

Tony Difolco

53

5

11

9

5

9

8

5

8

7

15

79

Tony Farretta

62


13


13

11

11

11

9

11


71

Dave Whetzel

61

11

11

11

11

9

9



9


53

Brad Makimaa

47



9


11


13

11

9


40

Richard Breese

72

9



13


7



11


40

Owen Fisher

9

11




11


11

7



26

Ed Clarke

50








13

13


22

Roger Fisher

80




11


11





19

Robert Maffeo

41

8




11






19

Wayne Landrum

75





8

5

6




17

Bascom Grooms

46


9





 


8


17

Eric Mealus

56





8


9




15

Aydan Child

16




15







12

William Dunnett

58




7


5





11

Gary Stanyer

44


11









11

Ron Cooke

65





11






11

Brad Mason

60








11



9

Billy Weizen

21








9



8

Terry McGee

73


8









7

Richard Hatch

58



7








7

Ted Deery

67



7








KWSR BOARD 2018


            President:                    Amanda Rodriguez    arodkeywest@gmail.com

            Vice President:               Dr. Dedra Ling      dr.dedraling@gmail.com

            Treasurer:                    Gerda Kalb          gerdakalb@hotmail.com

            Recording Secretary:          Chelsea Slater      stamy34@gmail.com

            Corresponding Secretary:      Rick MacKenzie      KWSRclub@aol.com

            Members at Large:             Stanley Sack        stnsck@aol.com

                                          Mike Higgins        higrun5050@gmail.com

            RRCA Liaison & FL State Rep:  Don Nelson          runonn@gmail.com

            Grand Prix Grand Poobah:      Dave Whetzel        keyzdave@yahoo.com




KEYS PREP TRACK UPDATE


MARATHON’S AYDAN CHILD WINS THE 7 MILE BRIDGE RUN

KEYS ATHLETES HEAD TO STATES


     Key West sophomore Robert Pedroza has been the headliner throughout the high school Track & Field season, but by far the biggest splash of the Spring came from MHS junior Aydan Child, who became the first teenager and the first Keys runner to win the coveted 7-Mile Bridge title, crossing the line in 40:01.  

     The race came just 5 days after the high school District meet where Aydan ran 5 races, and just 4 days before Regionals, where he qualified to run 4 more.  He did advance to the State Meet 3200 Meter Championship by virtue of a fast 5th place finish (10:08 PR) at the Region 4-1A meet, and in the 4x800 Relay.  

     Dolphin teammate Jonathan Pitchford, a freshman who had finished 4th at 7MB, qualified as well in the 3200, running a huge PR in 4th place.  His 10:01 clocking is by far the fastest ever run by a Monroe County ninth grader.  He, twin brother Owen (10th at 7MB), and senior Matthew Pinkley will join Aydan in the 4x800.


     The best numbers on the oval, though, unquestionably belong to Pedroza.  Robert stamped his name on the three longest School Records:  800 (1:58.83), 1600 (4:23.0), and 3200 (9:36.35).  A late-season bug took him into Regionals at less than full-strength, but he still punched his tickets to Jacksonville (UNF), in all three events with runner-up finishes in 16 and 32 and a 3rd place in the 8.


     Last year’s triple State Meet Medalist, Nicole Matysik, will only contest the 3200 Meters in this her junior year.  A bout of food poisoning followed by a stint with the flu nearly derailed her Jax train completely, but an at-large qualifier in the 32 earned her a trip north.


     States are at University of North Florida on Friday 5/4 and Saturday 5/5.  We wish the best of success to all of the Keys runners!


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Dec 16, 8:00 am:  A Positive Step 5K, at Southernmost Beach Cafe, Key West


Jan 27, 8:00 am:  Sailfish Shuffle 5K, at Sigsbee Charter School, Key West


Feb 24, 8:00 am:  FINtastic 5K, at Higgs Beach, Key West


Mar  3, 8:00 am:  Sombrero Beach Run 5K, at Sombrero Beach, Marathon


Mar 10, 8:00 am:  Menendez Miler 5K, at Higgs Beach, Key West


Mar 17, 8:00 am:  FAVOR Run With Deer 5K, at Refuges Nature Center, Big Pine Key


Apr 21, 8:00 am:  Earth Day 5K, at McCoy Indigenous Park, Key West


Apr 26, 7:00 pm:  Duval Street Mile, at 1316 Duval Street, Key West


Apr 28, 8:00 am:  Mariners March 5K, at Basilica School, Truman Avenue, Key West


May  9: 6:30 pm:  Awards Presentation Ceremony, at Thai Island, Palm Avenue, Key West

   



2018 GP Scoring System:  


All races count in season scoring 9 (not best 6, like before).

 

15 for overall race winner, 13 for a masters division win


11 for 1st in age group, 9 for 2nd in age group, 8 for 3rd in age group, 7 for 4th in age group,

5 for non-placing finishers


15 points each for runners who complete the most races, to be awarded at the end of the GP

 

3 for volunteering


Morning Run Group

   The intrepid AM Squad continues their greet-the-day runs on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, meeting at White Street Pier and starting promptly at 6:00 AM.

   They have added Wednesday mornings to the schedule now as well, meeting at Thai Island parking lot and doing some up-and-overs at Garrison Bight.  A splendid time is in store for all.


Keys 100 Volunteers

  KWSR plays a big role at the finish line of this big race, so we need a big number of people to come out and volunteer.  If you’re not running, please offer a few hours of your time to support this event, which donates generously to our club and, hence, our cause.  Any hours from early afternoon on Saturday to early afternoon on Sunday will help, but the biggest crush is in the late afternoon and evening on Saturday.

  Volunteers hand out medals, distribute beverages, work the grill and dish out the food, and make sure everything stays stocked, functions properly, and maintains a good order for the throng of runners that descends on the big tent.

  Give Don Nelson a call or an email if you can help out.  Knowing in advance helps enormously with planning who does what.  Thanks.





NEWTON AND DIFALCO CAPTURE GRAND PRIX CROWNS Bonus Points Spell Bonanza For Both Gender Titleists

    When GP Poobah Dave Whetzel contrived the current point system, he expressed the desire to

reward participation.  The old “Half of life is showin’ up” philosophy.  Thus, 15 points would be awarded to those who did the most races.

    On the female side, Gail Newton did not need the help, having run up 79 points on the strength of 8 solid races. The bonus merely widened her margin to a whopping 32 points.  But the extra points made a big difference behind her, as the +15 pulled Stephanie Difolco into a tie with Katie Leigh, both finishing with 62 points.

    For the males, the bonus was big, as Tony Difolco hit all 9 races and used the +15 to leapfrog from third to first over Tony Farretta and Dave Whetzel, who battled in the top 2 spots all season.

    We’ll recognize and applaud our victors at the May Social on May 9th.  Age group winners who competed in 3 or more races will win gift cards as well.

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