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Outstanding Efforts in Pacers Races

 

Over the 30 years of conducting races, the Pacers had witnessed some incredible performances by some gifted athletes. Below is a list of individuals who have ran at a Pacer race and scored over 100 points on the Pacer scale. A score of 100 and up is a national level effort. In comparison, the average of all available Pacer scores is 67. This list will be updated with new outstanding efforts in the future.

Name Age Gender Age Group Loc Distance Time Notes Date Score
Ashli Burgos 10 F 10-12 BW 8K 31:04 04/14 111.03
Ashli Burgos 10 F 10-12 BW 5K 18:50 03/14 111.00
Colby Mehmen 22 M 20-24 BW 15K 46:16 DR 11/16 105.80
Mary Knisely 27 F 25-29 BW 5K 16:05 DR 01/87 105.76
Ashli Burgos 10 F 10-12 BW 5K 19:48 11/13 105.60
Payton Brown 9 F 7-9 HP 5K 20:40 01/08 105.34
Emily Field 25 F 25-29 HP 10K 34:06 DR 01/07 104.75
Ashli Burgos 9 F 7-9 BW 3K 12:11 08/13 103.40
Jeff Roth 27 M 25-29 SP 10K 30:29 DR 12/84 103.37
Juanita Wilson ~19 F 16-19 SP 5K 16:53 02/82 103.23
Mark Bishop ~34 M 30-34 BW 10K 31:01 08/87 103.17
Colby Mehmen 22 M 20-24 BW 5K 14:41 DR 10/16 102.90
Robert Wallace 35 M 35-39 BW 10K 31:14 01/07 102.83
Juan Sanchez 16 M 16-19 HP 1mi 4:31 06/08 102.60
Glenys Quick 24 F 20-24 SP 5K 16:39 02/82 102.32
Juan Sanchez 18 M 16-19 BW 1mi 4:26 06/10 102.29
Ashli Burgos 10 F 10-12 BW 3K 11:52 12/13 102.0
Juan Sanchez 17 M 16-19 HP 1mi 4:30 06/09 102.00
Ben Moturi 47 M 45-49 SP 10K 33:33 03/95 101.84
Robert Wallace 35 M 35-39 BW 5K 15:03 05/87 101.64
Emily Field 24 F 20-24 HP 5K 16:48 06/06 101.41
Dawn Grunnagle 36 F 35-39 BW 1mi 05:02 DR 06/14 101.30
Scott Steffen 35 M 35-39 BW 1mi 4:25 06/97 101.24
Grant Copeland 19 M 15-19 BW 1mi 04:27 06/14 101.20
Craig Lutz 14 M 13-15 HP 10K 34:14 01/07 101.03
William Moore 47 M 45-49 HP 1mi 4:43 06/09 100.90
Stann Vernon 27 M 25-29 SP 5K 14:54 DR 01/83 100.73
Michelle Hurn 15 F 13-15 BW 1mi 5:19 06/99 100.71
Craig Staley ~15 M 13-15 SP 5K 16:04 10/83 100.60
Maddie Hatfield 13 F 13-15 BW 1mi 5:33 06/15 100.60
John Holliman III 6 M 4-6 BW 3K 12:54 04/00 100.54
William Moore 50 M 50-54 BW 1mi 4:50.6 06/12 100.40
Andrew Cook 27 M 25-29 HP 15K 48:27 DR 11/08 100.37
Bob Abott 47 M 45-49 BW 5K 16:13 02/88 100.35
Tim Garguilo ~24 M 20-24 BW 5K 15:00 01/93 100.21
Rachel Johnson 17 F 16-19 BW 5K 17:45 05/10 100.17
Clint Bell 28 M 25-29 HP 1mi 4:23 DR 06/07 100.17
Ashli Burgos 9 F 7-9 BW 5K 21:44 07/13 100.10
Colby Mehmen 19 M 16-19 BW 15K 49:51 11/13 100.00
Elijah-Alexander Macia 12 M 10-12 BW 8K 28:36 12/13 100.00
William Moore 53 M 50-54 BW 1mi 4:58 06/15 100.00

DR – Distance Record for Gender

SP (Schell Park) was the race location during most of the '80s until about 1990. SP is a couple miles east of BW park and the course used the streets and trails.

BW (Bob Woodruff Park) was the race location from the ‘90s until March 2006. The races were run mostly on the streets and some on the trails. Races returned to BW in 2011 and it is the current race location. Currently the races are run entirely on the trails.

HP (Harrington Park) was the race location from 2006 until 2011. The races were run almost entirely on the park trails.

The Millet Mile was always run as a point-to-point course.

 

Ashli Burgos

  • (More info to come)

Colby Mehmem

  • 2007 Junior Olympics 3K Qualifier
  • 2 Time Texas 3A Cross Country Qualifier for Princeton High School
  • Runs college track and cross country for Stephen F Austin
  • 2015 10K PR 30:21 at Mt Sac Relays
  • 2015 5K PR 14:56 at Texas Relays
  • All Conference 10K and Cross Country

Mary Knisely

  • Was the 1986 and 1987 National Champion in the 3000 meter and won the gold medal at that distance in the 1987 Pan American games.
  • Qualified for the Women’s Olympic Trials in 2000.
  • In 2000 Mary returned to the National Stage in the Masters Division and proceeded to win several races with times in of 16:20’s and 16:30’s for the 5000m.

Payton Brown

  • As member of the Lake Cities XC team competed in the USATF Junior Olympic Cross Country National Championships in Dec 2007 and finished 16th nationally, earning Junior Olympic All-American honors.

Emily Field

  • came in 3rd (9:11) in the 3000m USATF 2007 Indoor Championships a month after running the 10K Pacer race.
  • was a four time Texas state champion while competing for Ursuline Academy and Highland Park High School.

Jeff Roth

  • was the 1975 Missouri High School Mile State Champion running the Mile in 4:26.
  • After High School Jeff was a Division 2 All American in the 3 mile at Missouri University.
  • Some of Jeff’s PR’s are as follows: Mile: 4:02, 5k: 14:11, 10K 29:37, Marathon: 2:19

Juanita Wilson

  • was 15th-ranked US 3k 9:15 in the 90’s.

Robert (Bob) Wallace

  • Won the White Rock Marathon in 1980
  • Is the owner of RunOn – a Plano Pacer sponsor.
  • Bob has run the following PR’s: 5K: 14:24; 10K: 29:13; 15K: 45:20 and marathon: 2:13:14

Juan Sanchez

  • A graduate of Plano Senior HS(2010).
  • Was born in Mexico City and spent his first 8 years there.
  • As a freshman he ran on both the varsity cross-country and track teams at Plano and qualified to go to Regional competition in the 800 m.
  • In 2007, during his sophomore year he was one of Plano's top cross country runners, running personal bests of 1:56:1 in the 800 and 4:23:32 in the 1600. He finished 2nd in both the 800 and 1600 at District 9-5A championships, and he finished 5th in the 1600 meter Region 2 Championships at Baylor.
  • In the fall of 2008, before sustaining an injury during cross country he ran a personal best 5K of 15:59 at the Ken Garland Invitational Meet.
  • On the track, during the spring of 2009, he ran PR’s of 1:53.71 in the 800 and 4:22 for the mile.
  • Ran cross country and track for Mississippi State University with college PR's of 152.36 800m and 3:52.41 1500m.

Glenys Quick

  • Was born and raised in New Zealand where she was trained by the legendary Arthur Lydiard.
  • Won the Nagoya, Japan Marathon in 1984 with a time of 2:34:25.
  • Ran 2:37 in 1983 at the World Games in Helsinki.
  • Ran 34:02 10K at the Common Wealth Games in 1982 for second place.
  • Ran a PR 2:31:44 Marathon in 1985 at the Chicago Marathon.
  • Married to Dr. Robert Vaughn and lives in Dallas with their two daughters.

Ben Moturi

  • Won the Dallas Turkey Trot 4 years straight from 1981-1984.
  • Is distance coach for Denton High School

Dawn Grunnagle

  • Grew up in Green Bay, WI with 5 brothers.
  • Is a huge PACKERS fan!
  • Started running the sprints (50m, 100m, 200m) in the 8th grade to socialize with friends and because she loved to run!
  • Attended Green Bay East High School and went on to become an 8-time City and Conference Champion and placed 4th at the Wisconsin State meet in the mile.
  • Received a full college scholarship to Texas Tech University to run track & cross country. Finished her career at the University of Houston.
  • In college, was a NCAA qualifier in the 1500 meters and the Conference Indoor Mile Champion.
  • Graduated Cum Laude in Interdisciplinary Studies and went to graduate school to study business at UALR.
  • Taught 3rd/4th grade for ten years
  • Started competing professionally in 2011.
  • Recent accomplishments: 2014 Fresh 15K Champion, 2013 Maui Half Marathon Champion, 2013 All-State 13.1 Champion, 2013 Dallas Turkey Trot Champion, 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier, 2012 Olympic Trials Qualifier-1500 meters, 2012 U.S. Indoor Nationals Qualitifier-800 meters, 2015 Dallas Half Marathon Champion
  • PRs: 600m 1:34, 800m 2:06, 1500m 4:15, 3000m 9:33, 5K (track) 16:30, 5K (road) 16:33, 10K 35:01, Half 1:14:56
  • Married to Harry; has a 123 lb Rhodesian Ridgeback named Roscoe.
  • Is coach of SpeedKidz and SpeedKidz ELITE

Scott Steffen

  • Represented the City of in the 2001 Sendai Half Marathon in Japan.
  • Won the Millet Mile 6 years in a row (1995 to 2000) and set a course record (4:25) that stood for ten years.
  • Won the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge when it returned to Dallas in 2000.

Grant Copeland

  • (More info to come)

Craig Lutz

  • As a freshman at Flower Mound Marcus High School, recorded the fastest 5K cross country time for a freshman in the nation, running 15:26. The time was 22 seconds faster than the runner-up time.
  • Ran 14:57 in Lubbock, TX at the Region 1 regional course (3.06 miles).
  • Earned Junior Olympic All-American honors with both USATF and AAU while in the 12 and under and 14 and under age groups, in cross country and track.
  • He also set the 12-and-under record (36:59) at the Capitol 10000 in Austin, TX, where he also ran a 34:11 in 2007 at age 14. In 2008, he was 6th overall with a 32:30.
  • In 2015, Craig placed 4th in 10,000 meters at NCAA Championships running for the University of Texas with a time of 29:11.

William Moore

  • Inspired by the 1976 Olympics and his brother, David, he began running in 1976.
  • Was State Champ in cross-country (1979) and the mile (4:24 in 1979) while at Jesuit (TCIL).
  • Was school record-holder in the steeplechase (8:53) while at Rice (1985). Was a 2-time individual qualifier for Cross-Country Nationals ('82 and '84).
  • Set track 5K PR during Medical School of 14:20 in 1987.
  • 4-time winner of White Rock Half Marathon.
  • Won Dallas White Rock Marathon in 1998 in 2:20:37, qualifying for Olympic Trials.
  • Set marathon PR in Austin in 1999, placing 3rd in 2:19:15.
  • Won Masters division of Austin Marathon in 2:24:45 in 2004.
  • Other PRs: Mile - 4:10; 10K - 30:10; half marathon - 1:05:39.

Stann Vernon

  • Held the course record at Cowtown 10K in 29:17 until it was broken by Alan Culpepper in 2003.

Michelle Hurn

  • Won the Millet Mile 6 times including 5 consecutively from 2001 to 2005.
  • Texas High School State Champion Girls 5A 3,200 meters (Plano East Senior High School)
  • University of Arkansas: Lady Razorback 2001-2003
  • NCAA Div 1 All SEC, All Region, NCAA Div 1 National Qualifier in Cross Country
  • Mile PR: 4.57.02 (track, Jan 2014)
  • 5k PR: 17.43 (road; Freedom 5k June 2013)
  • Half Marathon PR 1.21.31 (Sauvie’s Island ½ Marathon July 2013)
  • Marathon PR: 2.58.58 (Newport Oregon Marathon 2014)
  • 4 time Boston Qualifier
  • Michelle is currently working at Boulder Community Hospital as a clinical dietitian in Boulder Colorado.

Maddie Hatfield

  • Maddie Hatfield is a member of the SpeedKIDZ Elite team coached by Dawn Grunnagle. She attends Dallas Christian School and is going into the 8th grade in the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Maddie started training with SpeedKIDZ Elite in May of 2014 and had a personal best in the mile of about 6:30. A former soccer player for Sting, Maddie gave up her other sports to dedicate herself to training 5 days a week. She gets up early before school to get her runs in and trains with Coach Dawn forher hard workout days. She raced to a new PR at the Prestonwood Christian track meet with a time of 5:19. In the Trinity Christian Tom Landry Relays she set a new meet record in the two mile with an 11:49.
  • 2014 Southwestern Association Regional Champion for the 13-14 age group in Cross Country.
  • 2014 USATF XC Junior Olympic Qualifier. In June of 2015, Maddie qualified to the next round in the 2015 USATF Regional track meet where she will compete at a spot for the Junior Olympics in 1500 meters.
  • 2015 Heart of Health 5K Champion- 18:17
  • 2015 Millet Mile Champion 5:33
  • Maddie is an A student and part of the National Junior Honor Society. She loves Pinterest, DIY, Organizing and Baking. Dallas Christian named her Distance Runner MVP of the Year inthe 2014-2015 school year.
  • Maddie’s future goals in running are: “To run in the Olympics, To get a full ride to college for running, To run a sub 5 minute mile, To run a sub 18 minute 5K.”
  • PR's: 800- 2:29; 1600- 5:19; MILE– 5:32; 2 mile- 11:49; 5K- 18:17

John Holliman III

  • Holds US single age record for the 15K for 6-year-olds when he ran the Nov 1999 Pacers race. It is the only Pacer effort that still stands on the record books today at www.runningusa.org/php/rec-form.php. Bob Wilmot did all of the necessary paperwork to validate the record. The weather was right, the course was certified, elevations verified, and he was able to get all of the necessary sign-offs (finish line personnel, etc.).

Andrew Cook

  • (More info to follow.)

Bob Abbott

  • Won the Dallas White Rock Marathon Masters Division four times (in 1983 and 1985 thru 1987).
  • First Master of only two Master runners to record a sub 2:30 at the White Rock Marathon.
  • Ran 2:28 in the 1988 Boston Marathon at the age of 47

Tim Garguilo

  • Ran a 8:53 3200 meter at the Texas Relays in 1987. It was faster than the existing Texas State High School record at the time, although it was not allowed as the Texas Relays is not considered a High School track Meet.
  • Attended SMU and won the SWC 5K Indoor and the 10K Outdoor in 1990.
  • Was rated in the top five 5K runners in the nation in 1994 by Track & Field News.
  • Multiple USA team member and 1996 Olympic Trials 5k finalist.
  • Graduated from SMU with a Law Degree and lives in Dallas with his wife and three children and practices law.

Rachel Johnson

  • 2010 Texas State 5A Champion: Cross Country, 1600m, 3200m (for Plano High School)
  • 2010 Nike Cross Country U.S. National Champion
  • Six-time NCAA All-American for Baylor University: Cross Country, 3000m, 3000m steeplechase
  • Personal Bests: 4:43 mile, 9:02 3000m, 9:41 3000m steeplechase, 10:31 3200m, 15:39 5000m

Clint Bell

  • Represented Dallas in the 2007 Sendai Half Marathon.
  • He also competed in the USA Cross Country Championships in February 2008 and the 2007 Aramco US Half Marathon Championships
  • While at SMU, he was a member of 3 conference championship teams.
  • In his younger days, he competed in the 1995 USATF Junior Olympics and was a 7-time TAPPS State champion in cross country and track.

Elijah-Alexander Macia

  • (More info to come)

 

Thanks to Bob Abbott for providing info on the runners from the other decades and Bob Wilmot for info on the course and some runners.

The data came from age-group records and the online results.  If a deserving effort (before 2000) does not show above, please email results (@) planopacers.org with details and it will be checked.



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