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Florida Milers Club All Comers
Nov 22, 2003 at Oak Hall High School, Gainesville FL - 3200 meters


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Ryan Deak 8:51.65, Jenny Barringer 10:18.84

Jenny Barringer
Ryan Deak

photos by Mike Leary

Hot 3200 meters on track stamp Deak and Barringer as Footlocker Favorites;
Deak out kicks Darin Shearer with 59.7 last lap

by Ricky Quintana
Splits by Bryan Sharkey

Ryan Deak’s return to Florida was more than he could have ever expected.
Saturday night on the newly resurfaced six lane Oak Hall track, Deak
produced the “monster lap” his father had hoped for as be blew past 2000
Olympic Trials steeplechase qualifier, Darin Shearer, in the final 200m to
run the second fastest high school time in Florida history, 8:51.65.

Shearer, bouncing back from a 4:05, 1500m, 8:26, 3000k double Thursday night
at the UF Intramural meet and a 30 mile run on Sunday, shot into the lead
from the gun clipping off an even paced 67. He continued to maintain the 67
pace with Deak shadowing him closely. Deak’s splits were 68.4,68.0,67.1, and
66.9(4:30.4). Just past the 1600m, Shearer began to open some daylight on
Deak as the tempo began to pick up. Deak’s next laps were 66.9,67.9.
Shearer gained on Deak with every step and looked to be well on his way to
victory, but Deak, as he has shown so many times before began to look to his
deep reserves. With the end in sight, he clipped off a 66.4 penultimate lap.
Shearer aka “quadzilla” powered into the curve, but for the first time, did
not gain on Deak. As they went down the backstretch, Deak was beginning to
unwind his potent kick as Shearer gamely looked to his 3:58 miler legs for
more. With 200m left, Deak got past Shearer and began to accelerate even
more. He sprinted into the curve and blazed home to break the tape in
8:51.65 (59.7 last 400m). Shearer fought hard to catch Deak in the curve, but
could not summon the speed to close in the final 100m. His time was a solid
8:53.59.

Behind them, a stream of Floridians took advantage of the cool conditions
and great competition to run several PR’s. Steven Meyers, a 28 year old, who
came to the race to pace fellow Pensacolan, Eric Mayes, was the best as he
sprinted past sophomore sensation, Justin Harbor (Bunnell, Flagler Palm
Coast. Yes, Sam Vasquez’s school), to post a 9:17.09. Harbor followed in a
new PR of 9:18.22. Harbor’s mark was remarkable considering he ran a
personal best of 4:34 in the frosh mile at AOC just this past June.
In all, 10 of the fifteen runners cracked their PR’s in the first heat.

The night was not yet done.

Following another PR laden heat won by Jesus Rojas in 9:27.27, Jenny
Barringer staked her claim as a Footlocker South and National favorite with
a splendid 10:18.51 effort. Barringer, who only decided Friday morning to run , made the two hour trek
north to Gainesville after learning that she would be racing boys in
the mixed race competition.

The pace was stiff from the beginning as 8th grader, Ryan Harris led with
sub 75 laps. Harris continued to lead through the 1600m, but the
quick starting Barringer was not far behind. Running in fourth, she ran 5:08
through the first 1600m. From there, David Paulk and Phillipe Araujo took the lead.

Barringer seemed to lose ground over the next two laps,
but with 800m to go, she caught her second wind. She gained on Harris and
Paul Jorgensen. With 600m to go, she had pulled up on the two as she looked
to be getting stronger with every stride.
Araujo continued on to his eventual victory, 10:12.22.

Harris and Jorgensen tried to keep Barringer at bay as she challenged them
on the final lap. With 150m to go, Barringer used her stiff kick to draw up
on their shoulders, but was unable to pass going into the homestretch.

Harris sprinted home best posting a PR of 10:18.51. Jorgensen was next in
10:18.80. Barringer was next in an unbelievable 10:18.84! The junior’s time
was nearly 30 seconds faster than her 10:46c best at AOC in June.

Afterwards, at the post race awards interview, both Barringer and Deak were thrilled to run
their best times leading into the Footlocker South and Mid West regionals.
With such quality times, these two will certainly warrant more consideration
as Footlocker National favorites.

Results

Licensed to Half-Mile Timing & Data   Hy-Tek's Meet Manager 11/22/2003 08:08 PM
                     Florida Miler Challenge - 11/22/2003                      
                                Oak Hall School                                
                                    Results                                    
 
Mixed 1-99 1600 Meter Run
================================================================
    Name                    Year Team                    Finals 
================================================================
  1   451 Bell, Steven           Unattached             4:24.52  
  2   481 Bolton, Tim            Unattached             4:25.87  
  3   450 Jackson, Justin        Unattached             4:35.87  
  4   454 Lanahan, Brian         Unattached             4:38.99  
  5   453 Stephens, Lee          Unattached             4:39.94  
  6   455 Schatzman, Robert      Unattached             4:41.72  
  7   452 Bowers, Ben            Unattached             4:42.53  
  8   480 Hensley, Bobby         Unattached             4:50.76  
  9   426 Harris, Miles          Unattached             5:00.95  
 10   461 Burke, Luke            Unattached             5:01.58  
 11   465 Johnston, John         Unattached             5:06.87  
 12   999 Smith, Christopher     Unattached             5:10.92  
 13   460 Wachholtz, Stephen     Unattached             5:15.41  
 14   471 Scarborough, Andre     Unattached             5:31.58  
 15   462 Dunse, Augusta         Unattached             5:43.53  
 16   447 Lowery, Caitlin        Unattached             5:54.34  
 17   476 Gutierrez, Alexand     Unattached             6:02.58  
 18   484 Montgomery, Caitli     Unattached             6:15.66  
 19   466 Tolson, Paul           Unattached             6:32.33  
 20   475 Gutierrez, Veronic     Unattached             7:03.93  
 
Mixed 1-99 2000 Meter Run
================================================================
    Name                    Year Team                    Finals 
================================================================
  1   469 Martin, Andrew         Unattached             5:31.67  
  2   470 Sharkey, Bryan         Unattached             5:37.74  
  3   447 Lowery, Caitlin        Unattached             7:31.71  
  4   472 Scarborough, Olivi     Unattached             7:45.36  
 
Mixed 1-99 3200 Meter Run
================================================================
    Name                    Year Team                    Finals 
================================================================
  1   402 Deak, Ryan             Unattached             8:51.65  
  2   401 Shearer, Darin         Unattached             8:53.59  
  3   404 Myers, Steven          Unattached             9:17.09  
  4   410 Harbor, Justin         Unattached             9:18.22  
  5   406 Padilla, Michael       Unattached             9:20.31  
  6   403 Masterson, Jeff        Unattached             9:21.64  
  7   479 Phipps, Alex           Unattached             9:21.87  
  8   409 Criscione, Jeremy      Unattached             9:21.92  
  9   407 Torres, Fredy          Unattached             9:26.25  
 10   419 Rojas, Jesus           Unattached             9:27.27  
 11   408 Mayes, Eric            Unattached             9:31.23  
 12   482 Hodges, Andrew         Unattached             9:32.21  
 13   413 Magee, Ken             Unattached             9:32.40  
 14   485 Freeland, Klaus        Unattached             9:38.55  
 15   411 Mullaney, Chris        Unattached             9:39.62  
 16   412 Sunseri, Nick          Unattached             9:41.14  
 17   421 Davis, Justin          Unattached             9:43.36  
 18   423 Keller, DJ             Unattached             9:45.80  
 19   422 Able, Kurt             Unattached             9:49.30  
 20   414 Hensley, Mike          Unattached             9:51.29  
 21   425 Coleman, Marcus        Unattached             9:51.60  
 22   420 Forry, David           Unattached             9:55.48  
 23   483 Doyle, Brian           Unattached             9:55.87  
 24   416 Rohr, Jonathan         Unattached             9:57.99  
 25   415 Berry, Vance           Unattached            10:02.06  
 26   424 Moore, Marvin          Unattached            10:04.52  
 27   417 Terpening, Jimmy       Unattached            10:05.73  
 28   427 Roces, Javi            Unattached            10:06.29  
 29   426 Harris, Miles          Unattached            10:08.61  
 30   430 Araujo, Phillipe       Unattached            10:12.22  
 31   428 Harris, Ryan           Unattached            10:18.51  
 32   431 Jorgensen, Paul        Unattached            10:18.80  
 33   436 Barringer, Jenny       Unattached            10:18.84  
 34   418 Guerdan, David         Unattached            10:21.12  
 35   429 Paulk, David           Unattached            10:25.34  
 36   486 Hensley, Jeff          Unattached            10:26.93  
 37   433 Gayle, Tyrone          Unattached            10:33.14  
 38   434 Jenkins, Michael       Unattached            10:51.13  
 39   435 DeTorres, Darrin       Unattached            10:58.58  
 40   474 Gutierrez, Jose        Unattached            11:11.42  
 41   438 Blackshear, Sam        Unattached            11:15.80  
 42   439 Hall, Courtney         Unattached            11:30.84  
 43   441 Uribe, Stevie          Unattached            11:50.17  
 44   445 Hutchinson, John       Unattached            12:00.83  
 45   442 Cooke, Taylor          Unattached            12:24.46  
 46   448 Bishop, Talisa         Unattached            12:29.82  
 47   449 Tolson, Chris          Unattached            12:41.41  
 --   437 Anderson, Michael      Unattached                 DNF  
 --   405 McLeod, Tim            Unattached                 DNF  
 --   432 Anderson, Geoffrey     Unattached                 DNF  
 

Preview

by Ricky Quintana

Oak Hall High School’s new six lane track in Gainesville, FL will be the
host for Saturday night’s Florida Miler Club All-Comers Track Meet. Races
will begin at 6:30pm eastern time. The inaugural event will bring together
several Footlocker hopefuls from Florida, Colorado and North Carolina who
will looking to sharpen up for the Footlocker South Regional in Charlotte,
NC and the Mid West Regional in Kenosha, WI on Nov. 29, 2003.

Ryan Deak (Smoky Hill, Aurora, CO) will return to his home state one year
after his first state title (surprisingly, his only high school title) in
the Florida state 1A cross country championship. He will be challenged,
Darin Shearer, a former Footlocker Finalist(11th in 1991, 15:39), 2000
Olympic Trials steeplechase qualifier(8:28.98 in heat 1 of prelims. DNF in
finals) and sub 4 minute miler who is training in Gainesville, FL for the
2004 Olympic Trails while pursuing and engineering degree at UF.

Pace for tonight's 3200m set to go out in 4:30. Darin Shearer ran a
"comfortable" 8:26 for 3k Thursday night at the UF intramural meet(he's a UF
student) and has said he will take the pacing chores and "pull" Deak.
The night's have been very cool here, sub 60 degrees. It's not common for
Florida distance runners to experience such great conditions.
The six lane track was resurfaced withing the year and is a good surface.

Jenny Barringer (Oviedo, FL) has lost only one cross country race this year.
She will have a different challenge this time around. Barringer will be
racing against boys in the mixed race competition. After running an All-Time
Florida best of 16:55 to claim her second 4A state cross country title,
Barringer seems a sure bet to break her personal best of 10:51 for two miles
set last year at the adidas Outdoor track and field championships. She
posted splits of 5:17 and 10:51 en route to the 16:55 and with 10 boys with
PR’s between 10:10 and 10:40, she’ll have plenty of company.
The 2k will be a special race as 2A state runner-up, Bryan Sharkey(Miami,
Gulliver Prep) will race against fellow Miamian and NCAA All-American, Moise
Joseph(Miami Central).
Other notable performers:
Jeff Masterson 9:18 t0 finish third in 2003 3A state track champs
Tim McLeod 2003 1A State Cross Country champ.
Fredy Torres Great American Festival Small Schools Champ
Moise Joseph NCAA All-American 800m
Bryan Sharkey 4:21 2003 2A state cross country runner-up
Courtney Hall 4:58 Two time 3A 1600m State champ

Entries

3200m

Heat 1
Bib Name
401 Darin Shearer 2000 Olympic Trials steeplechase qualifier. Sub 4 minute miler.
402 Ryan Deak 2003 Footlocker All-American
403 Jeff Masterson 2003 3A Florida State track champs, 3rd place 9:18
404 Steven Myers
405 Tim McLeod 2003 1A state xc champion
406 Michael Padilla
407 Fredy Torres 2003 NCISAA 3A State champion, 15:32.Great American Festival Small Schools champ
408 Eric Mayes 2003 3A state xc chmaps, 7th place. 15:48
409 Jeremy Criscione 2003 2A state champs, 4th place, 9:38.09
410 Justin Harbor 2003 AOC Frosh mile heat winner. Fastest soph at 2003 Florida state xc champs,15:45
411 Chris Mullaney 2003 3A state champs, 5th place. 15:44
412 Nick Sunseri 2003 NCISAA 3A State Champs, 3rd place
413 Ken Magee 2003 3A state track champs, 7th place. 9:42.79
414 Mike Hensley

Heat 2
415 Vance Berry
416 Jonathan Rohr
417 Jimmy Terpening
418 David Guerdan
419 Jesus Rojas
420 David Forry
421 Justin Davis
422 Kurt Able
423 DJ Keller
424 Marvin Moore
425 Marcus Coleman
426 Miles Harris 9th grader. 16:40 at 2003 state championships. 2nd fastest
frosh.
427 Javi Roces

Heat 3
428 Ryan Harris 8th grader. 16:57 at 2003 state championships. Fastest
8thgrader
429 David Paulk
430 Philipe Araujo
431 Paul Jorgensen
432 Geoffrey Anderson
433 Tyrone Gayle
434 Michael Jenkins
435 Darrin DeTorres
436 Jenny Barringer 2002,2003 4A state xc champ.
5k xc All-Time state record holder,16:55
10:50.37 at AOC, 7th place overall
437 Michael Anderson
438 Sam Blackshear
439 Courtney Hall 2002, 2003 3A State 1600m champ. 4:58 best

Heat 4
440 Emily Ingham
441 Stevie Uribe 2001 1A state 3200m champ
442 Taylor Cooke
443 Laura Steel
444 Lacey Huddleston
445 John Hutchinson
446 Allison Babbs
447 Caitlin Lowery
448 Talisa Bishop
449 Chris Tolson 9 year old. River Run 15k age 8 record holder. 69:42

1600m
Heat 1
450 Justin Jackson
451 Steven Bell
452 Ben Bowers
453 Lee Stephens
454 Brian Lanahan
455 Robert Schatzman
456 Jimmy Fitzpatrick
457 Buddy Meyers
458 Taylor Stringer
459 Eric Tuozzo
460 Stephen Wachholtz

Heat 2
461 Luke Burke
462 Augusta Dunse
463 Laralee Garvin
464 Hillary Smith
465 John Johnston Sub 5 minute miler at age 50
466 Paul Tolson

2k
467 Moise Joseph NCAA All-American, 800m
468 Jose Garcia 2003 2A 1600m state champ,4:15.99
469 Andrew Martin 2002 2A state 1600m,800m champ
470 Bryan Sharkey 2003 2A state xc runner-up
471 Andrew Scarborough
472 Olivia Scarborough

 

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