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May Classic 5K is fight to finish

Andrew Letherby of Clearwater nearly pulled off the victory but found himself one second off the winning pace after crossing the finish line at the Tampa May Classic 5K on Saturday. The race had 488 finishers.

Letherby, 37, was second in a blistering 14 minutes, 34 seconds.

Jeremy Criscione of Bartow outdueled an elite field of local runners to win the overall title in 14:33.

Kristen Proach, also of Clearwater, was second in the women's race. Proach, 26, crossed the finish line in 17:20.

Apollo Beach's Sara Petrick was the women's champion in 17:03.

Christa Stephens, 27 of St. Petersburg, was the third woman to cross after running 17:59.

Age group winners locally were: (M masters) Keith Batten, Clearwater, 16:19; (M9 and under) Takuma Walter, St. Petersburg, 20:14; (F40-49) Yvonne Bryant, Clearwater, 21:27.

TRITON TROT 5K: Carol Glasscock won the women's championship at the Triton Trot 5K by one minute and 15 seconds Saturday.

Glasscock, 44 of St. Pete Beach, broke the tape in 20:25 to win. She was seventh overall.

Yova Borovska, 25 of St. Petersburg, cracked the top three with a third-place finish in 23:01.

Zach Hoge of St. Pete Beach claimed second place in the men's competition. Hoge, 18, came across the line in 18:30.

Trailing Hoge by two seconds was St. Petersburg's Ben Carlson, 26.

Gainesville's Daniel Swale was the overall champion in 17:01.

INNISBROOK EARTH DAY RUN: Mike Lismon of Palm Harbor won the Innisbrook Earth Day Run in his hometown Saturday.

The 43-year-old Lismon needed only 18 minutes and 32 seconds to finish well ahead of the pack after 3.4 miles.

Jim Hummel, 50 of Tarpon Springs, was second in 22:27.

Dave Jansen, 40 of Safety Harbor, took third in 22:35.

Largo's Staycie Hawk-Cross, 36, earned bronze in the women's race after crossing the finish line in 25:03 and placing third.

Age group winners from Pinellas County included: (M12 and under) Zach Johnson, Tarpon Springs, 26:58; (F13-19) Nicole Fischert, Tarpon Springs, 28:08; (M30-39) Jerry Glass, Tarpon Springs, 23:50; (M40-49) Jansen; (F40-49) Teresa Bodolay, Clearwater, 29:24; (M50-59) Hummel; (F50-59) Claire Laseter, Palm Harbor, 32:15; (M60-69) Duncan Cameron, Palm Harbor, 23:36; (F70 and over) Chieko Murch, Palm Harbor, 58:38.

The Innisbrook Earth Day Run had 110 runners finish the race.

MEEK AND MIGHTY CORRECTION: Coleman Inglima was the 7- to 10-year-old champion at the Meek and Mighty Triathlon in St. Petersburg on May 1.

Inglima completed the 100-yard swim, 3.6-mile bike and half-mile run in 20 minutes and six seconds to cross the finish line 12 seconds ahead of the field.

Inglima was mistakenly listed in second place in last week's results.

ST. PETE MASTERS: Three local swimmers were medalists at the United States Masters Short Course Yards Nationals in Mesa, Ariz., on April 28 through May 1.

Bill Sprecht, racing in the men's 50- to 54-year-old age group, won gold in the 100-yard backstroke and the 200-yard butterfly. He also had a second-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly and a third-place showing in the 50-yard butterfly.

In the women's 45-49 group, Charlotte Petersen won the 500 yard freestyle and had second-place finishes in the 1,000-yard freestyle and the 200-yard backstroke.

Bob Beach was the champion in the men's 80-84 group in the 1,650-yard freestyle. He also grabbed silver in the 500-yard freestyle and bronze in the 100-yard freestyle.

MILES FOR MELANOMA 5K: Karsen Callahan of St. Petersburg claimed the overall title Saturday at the Miles for Melanoma 5K in Largo's Walsingham Park.

Callahan, 33, was across the finish line in 17:09 and won with a sizable lead.

Treasure Island's Hunter McCann took second for the second week in a row. McCann, 14, had a time of 18:25 at the Miles for Melanoma 5K. A week earlier at the De Soto 5K Run in Bradenton, McCann was second in 17:26.

Steven Williams, 44 of Largo, took third after running 19:26.

Lisa Williams, 32 of Largo, won the women's race in 19:52.

Brianna Paczynski, 15 of Clearwater, was the third woman to cross after running 21:23.

Local age group winners were: (F masters) Kathleen Robinson, Pinellas Park, 22:50; (M14 and under) Christian Kondor, Seminole, 26:15; (F15-19) Sarah Folks, Pinellas Park, 21:42; (M15-19) Daniel Lashua, Largo, 20:15; (M20-24) Ben Feller, Seminole, 26:55; (F25-29) Adrienne Ierna, Largo, 24:34; (M25-29) Sean Branch, Clearwater, 22:38; (F30-34) Nicole Rusnell, St. Petersburg, 23:08; (M30-34) Tim Shaver, Palm Harbor, 21:44; (F35-39) Lara Kondor, Seminole, 24:42; (M35-39) Calvin Walker, Clearwater, 23:57; (F40-44) Stacey Greco, Palm Harbor, 28:10; (F45-49) Beth Ann Presnell, Seminole, 28:40; (M45-49) William Atkinson, Indian Rocks Beach, 25:09; (F50-54) Mary Taylor, Seminole, 29:33; (M50-54) Bruce Sobut, Indian Rocks Beach, 24:40; (F55-59) Lynn Johler, Indian Rocks Beach, 28:20; (F60-64) Katherine Firth, Seminole, 53:03.

ST. PETE ROAD RUNNERS: Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Philadelphia Phillies sports nutritionist Dr. Sheila Dean will speak at the St. Pete Road Runners monthly meeting Thursday.

Dean is an exercise physiologist and author of the book Nutrition and Endurance: Where Do I Begin?

The St. Pete Road Runners meet at the Hospice administrative building on First Avenue S and 31st Street in St. Petersburg at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.

. Upcoming events


• Oldsmar running club, various distances, 6 p.m., 300 E State St., Oldsmar, (727) 420-4666

• Tarpon Springs track workout, Tarpon Springs High, 5:30 a.m., (813) 690-8989

• Tarpon Springs swim, 5:30 p.m., Total Fitness Health Club, (727) 938-8552

• Progressive Training track workout, Wednesdays 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., University of Tampa track, (813) 846-5021,


• Picnic Island Adventure Run, 3.6 miles off-road, 6:45 p.m.,

• Tarpon Springs swim, 7 a.m., Total Fitness, (727) 938-8552


•Miles for Moffitt, 5m, 5K and 1-miler, 7 a.m., USF SunDome, Tampa, (813) 745-1346

• Dunedin Hog Hustle 5K run/walk, 8 a.m., Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, or (727) 736-8232

• Pediatric burn survivor 5K and 1-miler, 8 a.m., 720 E Zack St., Tampa, or

• WFYRC group runs: 13m at 6 a.m., Clearwater City Hall, (727) 421-7323; 5m at 7 a.m., Chesnut Park, Palm Harbor (727) 644-7702,

• Stanley Ride, 7:30 a.m., Seff­ner Elementary, novices and up, minimum 23m at 12 mph, breakfast in Plant City, (813) 684-3505,

• Gaither Workout, 7:15 a.m., behind Lifestyle Fitness at Mapledale/Dale Mabry, Tampa. Experienced cyclists only (shortest route 32m), (813) 238-2464,


• Bike MS, the Citrus Tour (50/75/100-mile rides on Saturday and 50/75 rides on Sunday), Bok Tower Gardens to Caribe Royale Resort, Orlando, or (813) 889-8363


• Inaugural Police Appreciation 10K, 5K, and 1-mile walk to Remember, 7 a.m., Straub Park, St. Petersburg,

•Tarpon Springs run, 7 a.m., flag pole at Fred Howard Park, (727) 937-6049

• 13-mile loop, 6 a.m., Clearwater City Hall. Call Mac at (727) 515-1374

May Classic 5K is fight to finish 05/10/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 4:30am]
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