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Bradenton teen has edge in Armadillo 10K

Leslie Stallings, kneeling, and members of her morning “Boot Camp” at the North Pinellas YMCA took part in the Armadillo 5K and 10K in Oldsmar. Stalling placed first in her age group.

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Leslie Stallings, kneeling, and members of her morning “Boot Camp” at the North Pinellas YMCA took part in the Armadillo 5K and 10K in Oldsmar. Stalling placed first in her age group.

A 19-year-old Bradenton man took top honors at Sunday's Armadillo 10K in Oldsmar. Michael Lamb won the foot race in 35:17. Hot on his heels was 31-year-old Lee Rietsma of Tampa with a 35:26. Another Tampa resident, 37-year-old Merrill Hansenfluck, was third (36:47).

In the women's ranks, Madeleine Zolfo, 44 of Treasure Island, was the fastest overall in 40:44. She was followed by Rebecca Burnworth, 24 of Brandon, in 42:56 and Whitney Lasseter, 29 of Palm Harbor, 45:42.

Carol Bancroft, 49 of Safety Harbor was the master's champion (46:33). The grandmaster champions were John Voorhis, 54 of St. Petersburg, (40:54) and Flo Riggie, 55 of Safety Harbor, (50:47).

Local male age group winners included: (14-under) Hunter McCann, 12 of Treasure Island, 44:20; (15-19), Nick Gobes, 16 of Palm Harbor, 47:10; (25-29), Michael Goymerac, 25 of Oldsmar, 51:35; (55-59) Kevin Cronin, 59 of Palm Harbor, 46:16; (65-69) Duncan Cameron, 66 of Palm Harbor, 41:45; (70-74) Mark Parish, 71 of Clearwater, 59:52.

Local female age group winners included: (35-39) Heather Ellison, 37 of Clearwater, 47:39; (40-44) Beth Wonicker-Cook, 42 of Palm Harbor, 46:48; (45-49) Leslie Stallings, 46 of Oldsmar, 48:13; (55-59) Lindsay Bell, 59 of St. Petersburg, 53:20; (60-64) Evelyn Arenella, 60 of Tarpon Springs, 53:09.

5K Results: Eric Chaykosky, 42 of New Port Richey, won the 3-miler in 18:19. He was followed by Steve Schwab, 42 of Oldsmar, in 18:39 and Spyder Cruz, 43 of Seminole, in 18:54.

Jennifer Watts, 19 of New Port Richey, was the fastest woman in 20:24, followed by Mandy Slomkowski, 45 of Oldsmar, in 21:34 and Katie Auger, 28 of New Port Richey, in 21:35.

In the master ranks, Dan Bergeson, 44 of Oldsmar, took the men's title in 19:12 and Molly Rohrer, 40 of Palm Harbor, won the women's division in 22:12. Grandmaster winners included Albert Wieringa, 62 of St. Petersburg, 19:52 and Jessica Mundie, 54 of St. Petersburg, 24:47.

Local male age group winners included: (10-14) 20:05 Stephen Sawayda, 13 of Clearwater, 20:05; (15-19) Justin Poisson, 16 of Clearwater, 19:03; (25-29) Chad Welch, 29 of Clearwater, 22:07; (60-64) Gar Flisek, 63 of Dunedin, 22:17; (65-69) Pete Gligor, 68 of Tarpon Springs, 21:44; (80-over) Carl Hammen, 85 of St. Petersburg, 46:37.

Local female age group winners included: (10-14) Mary Margaret Mason, 13 of Clearwater, 22:24; (20-24) Leslie Keilig, 24 of Palm Harbor, 23:53; (35-39) Joette Bergeson, 37 of Oldsmar, 25:23; (55-59) Karen Alexeev, 56 of Gulfport, 25:21.

Swimming: David Morgan, 15, who swims for the Clearwater Aquatic Team with coach Randy Reese and for the Class 3A state high school champion Palm Harbor University with coach Lisa Bitting, was the only male swimmer from Pinellas County to be invited to the Southern Zone Training Clinic, at the University of Louisville May 22-24.

Hats Off: Judith Klykken, 68 of St. Petersburg, won the 63-70 age group in 1:07:51 at Saturday's Fit2Run 5K at Robinson Preserve in Bradenton.

Across the Bay: Pinellas runners showed their stuff at the eighth annual Race for Sight 5K in Tampa on Sunday. Winners included (20-24) Chris Meyer, 23 of St. Petersburg, 19:53; (50-54) Mike Patterson, 53 of Dunedin, 24:34; (25-29) Courtney Nicholson, 29 of St. Petersburg, 26:08.

More Bay to Bay: Madeleine Zolfo, the top woman in Sunday's Armadillo 10K, was also the fastest female in last week's 5K in 19:14. Craig Hutchison, 51, won his age group for the third year in a row.

Boston Bound: Several members of the St. Pete Road Runners have qualified for the Boston Marathon on April 20: Eric Sager, 37 of South Pasadena, Andrew Horne, 27 of South Pasadena, Jennifer LaPlante, 35 of St. Petersburg, Christin Moorby, 38 of South Pasadena, Jonathan Dunford, 49 of St. Petersburg, Suzanne Holland, 38 of St. Petersburg and Melody Janson, 45 of St. Petersburg.

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