March 31, 2018

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GRAND PRIX STANDINGS

Through 3/17




























































Wow.  Two-thirds of the way through the season and both genders have 1-2 separated by only one point.  


Deb Holtom keeps chalking up 13s and the Female Masters winners – she was actually KWSR’s top finisher among all runners at Run With Deer – but Gail Newton has a 5-4 edge in races run and that’s the difference.  Deb might be heading back north before the climactic season-ending week, so that could put paid to her chances.  Haley Herriott, but far back in third, is still in the hunt, but her CIA duties on 4/26 are going to keep her out of action for the Duval Street Mile.  Stephanie Difolco ties Gail for most races with 5 out of 6.  The 15-point package that goes to the one(s) with the most races could be BIG.


A similar scenario holds for the men, with defending champion Dave Whetzel holding the slimmest of margins over rival Tony Farretta, thanks largely to a one-race edge in participation.  Dave and third-placer Tony Difolco both have run 6 of 6, with Tony at 5.  That final 3-races-in-8-days gauntlet might be downright chaotic.


Race attendance in general has been down since last summer.  Irma and the workloads she piled on people have had much to do it, either directly or indirectly.  The free time that people have used for training, and the free Saturday mornings for race, haven’t seemed to be as free since that storm.  Though the volume may be down, the competition has still be spirited.  With a couple more weeks to train to a peak, we should see some raucous racing in late April.




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

53

Gail Newton

65

11


11

11

11

9




52

Deb Holtom

67



13

13

13

13




44

Haley Herriot

71

11

11

11


11





31

Stephanie Difolco

43

5

9

5

5


7




31

Katie Leigh

46

11


11


9





26

Patria McGee

68


13


13






24

Kelly Jones

44


13



11





22

Helga Rrinneard

71




11


11




20

Caylaa Mikimaa

11



9


11





11

Kelci Grooms

15


11








11

Nancy Holland

56


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

4/28/2018

TOTAL

FEMALE OVERALL

AGE

APS

SSCR

FIN

SBR

MM

RWD

ED

DSM

MM

62

Dave Whetzel

61

11

11

11

11

9

9




61

Tony Farretta

62


13

13

13

11

11




47

Tony Difolco

53

5

11

9

5

9

8




29

Richard Breese

72

9



13


7




22

Owen Fisher

9

11




11





22

Roger Fisher

80




11


11




20

Brad Makimaa

47



9


11





19

Robert Maffeo

41

8




11





15

Aydan Child

16




15






13

Wayne Landrum

75





8

5




12

William Dunnett

58




7


5




11

Gary Stanyer

44


11








11

Ron Cooke

65





11





9

Bascom Grooms

46


9





 



8

Terry McGee

73


8








8

Eric Mealus

56





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

TEAM SCHEDULES




























The high school track season approaches State Series time and the Keys’ prep runners are gearing up for big finishes to their season.


Key West sophomore Robert Pedroza continues to scorch the record books, adding the 800 Meter mark to the 1600 and 3200 that he has already posted this spring.  Robert’s latest conquest came via a solo 1:59.3 effort at the final KWHS home meet.  It eclipsed the standard set in 2005 by State 400 Meter Champion R.J. Anderson (1:59.5).  [And, yes, it is hard to believe that RJ has been gone for 13 years.]  Robert came back six days later and cut the mark down to 1:58.83 amid strong winds and light competition at the Dade Christian Last Chance meet.  Pedroza has yet to be pushed this year – except by himself – winning his record races by :23 (3200), by :27 (1600) and by :07 (800).


Conch junior Nicole Matysik is coming into her time of year.  Coach Terence White seems to have found the formula for her, keeping the regular season low-key and then charging into Regionals and States with a full tank of high performance fuel for his sleek racecar.  Nicole’s 2018 marks are not shabby by any means:  11:02.7 for 3200, 5:12.36 for 1600, and 2:21.96 for 800, ranking her among the top girl runners in Florida in all three events.  Only her School Records are better in school annals (10:35.58, 4:55.93, 2:15.55).


Marathon junior Aydan Child may have read the synopsis is last month’s SMS and decided to have a go of his own at that rare 400/3200 double.  He showed very solid range with a :53.94/10:43 performance.  That combination or races puts an odd demand on your body, as I’m sure Aydan would attest.  It’s always much easier to do the long event first, then charge through the short one. The other way around confuses the heck out of the CV system.


Dolphin freshman Jonathan Pitchford is a story unto himself.  Overshadowed by Pedroza, KW’s Owen Allen, former teammate Joel Zaila, and current teammate Child, Jon has quietly put up some eye-opening numbers.  All-time in Monroe County T&F history, only those four runners and KW’s Jason Block have run faster than Jonathan’s 10:24 in last Thursday’s Dade Christian wind tunnel – and only Pedroza’s 10:21.4 from last year ranks better among freshman!  Likewise, Jon’s 4:44 1600 at the KW home meet trails only Robert all-time among Keys 9th graders.

 

The District 16-1A meet for Marathon is on Tuesday 4/10.  The Conchs and Canes compete the next day.  Best of luck to all!!

KEY WEST CONCHS

MARATHON DOLPHINS

CORAL SHORES HURRICANES

2/17 Westminster Relays

      @ Westminster Acad., FtLaud

2/17 Multi-School Meet

      @ Palmer Trinity


2/20 Monroe County T&F Classic

      @ Key West HS

2/20 Monroe County T&F Classic

      @ Key West HS

2/20 Monroe County T&F Classic

      @ Key West HS

2/24 Blue Blue Invitational

      @ Abp. McCarthy, FtLaud



3/03 Pine Crest Relays

      @ PCS, Miami

3/06 Multi-School Meet

      @ Coral Shores HS

3/06 Multi-School Meet

      @ Coral Shores HS

3/09 CCA Eagles Invitational

      @ CCA, Fort Lauderdale

3/20 Multi-School Meet

      @ Coral Shores HS

3/20 Multi-School Meet

      @ Coral Shores HS

3/20 Multi-School Meet

      @ Belen Jesuit, Miami

3/23 KW Conchs Invitational

      @ Key West HS


3/23 KW Conchs Invitational

      @ Key West HS

3/29 Last Chance Invitational

      @ Dade Christian, Miami


3/29 Last Chance Invitational

      @ Dade Christian, Miami

4/03 Multi-School Meet

      @ Coral Shores HS

4/03 Multi-School Meet

      @ Coral Shores HS

4/11 District 16-2A Meet

      @ T.Powell Stad, Miami

4/10 District 1A-16 Meet

      @ Palmer Trinity, Miami

4/11 District 16-2A Meet

      @ T.Powell Stad, Miami

4/25 Region 4-2A Meet

      @ Calvary Chr., FtLaud

4/25 Region 4-1A Meet

      @ Calvary Chr., FtLaud

4/25 Region 4-2A Meet

      @ Calvary Chr., FtLaud

5/04 State Class 2A Meet

 5/05 @ UNF, Jacksonville

5/04 State Class 2A Meet

 5/05 @ UNF, Jacksonville

5/04 State Class 2A Meet

 5/05 @ UNF, Jacksonville


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  2: 6:30 pm:  Awards Presentation Ceremony, at KWSR Social, site TBD

   



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


STUFF YOU OUGHTA KNOW ABOUT

***Special KWSR Team Entry Rate for Duval Street Mile***

    Most of you know that there is a 3-person-team competition in the DSM, covering 10 different categories.  Well, if any 3 KWSRs want to form a team to represent KWSR in the Health & Fitness category, the race will offer you a 50% discount.  That’s right:  just $35 for the full team! That’s not even $12/person!  

    Teams can be 3 males, 3 females, or mixed.  Each category gives awards in all three.

    To qualify, you all have to be a paid-up KWSR members, you have to run in KWSR uniform (or apparel), and you need to have KWSR in your team name (i.e., The KWSR Kwizzers).

    Note:  This special rate is not available online!!  Entries must be submitted “old school” style, on paper, and accompanied by a check or cash.  Actually, you could submit the info by email to DuvalStreetMile@aol.com, with the swear-on-my-running-shoes promise that a check will quickly follow. [Click here for the PDF Team Entry Form.]


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 dole 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.