Dunedin hosted the 32nd annual Kiwanis Morton Plant Mease Midnight Run over the July 4 holiday weekend.
Christa Stephens was the women's 10K champion. The 27-year-old St. Petersburg resident crossed the finish line in 39 minutes, 58 seconds for the victory.
Clearwater's Sean Gallagher had the fastest time locally on the men's side. Gallagher, 29, ran 35:37 to place third overall and was the top runner in the 25- to 29-year-old age group.
Tampa's Mark Parrish was the men's champion in 33:18.
Pinellas racers who won their age group were: (M13 and under) Joseph Sook, Dunedin, 56:17; (F14-16) Jessica Atkinson, Indian Rocks Beach, 53:55; (M16-17) Tyler Lewis, Largo, 37:16; (F17-19) Rachel Zeron, Oldsmar, 47:44; (F30-34) Whit Lasseter, Palm Harbor, 47:08; (M45-49) Keith Batten, Clearwater, 37:26; (F50-54) Terri Doheny, Clearwater, 46:45; (F55-59) Terry Repp, Palm Harbor, 53:41; (M65-69) Duncan Cameron, Palm Harbor, 46:35; (M70 and over) Jim Patton, Seminole, 1:15:50.
The 10K had 495 finishers.
In the 5K, which had 989 finishers, Katherine McMeekin of Palm Harbor claimed the women's championship. McMeekin, 20, won with a time of 19:36.
Lisa Williams, 32 of Largo, earned a place in the top three and an age group win (30-34) after running 20:09.
Seminole's Jacob Hudak, who came across the finish line in 17:31, was the top local runner on the men's side and the winner of the 16-17 group.
Hudak trailed only Riverview's P.J. Orgass, who was the overall champion in 16:55.
Local age group winners were: (M9 and under) Coleman Inglima, Clearwater, 22:09; (M12-13) Parker Lewis, Largo, 23:15; (M14-15) Hunter McCann, Treasure Island, 17:59; (F14-15) Brianna Paczinski, Clearwater, 21:03; (F16-17) Rachel Hayduke, Seminole, 21:10; (M18-19) Timm Bischoff, Clearwater, 19:34; (F18-19) Alicia Aldridge, Palm Harbor, 23:11; (F20-24) Paige Schmidt, Clearwater, 21:00; (M35-39) Joe Palmer, Palm Harbor, 18:51; (M40-44) Bret Jardine, Palm Harbor, 19:21; (M45-49) Dan Bergeson, Oldsmar, 18:50; (F50-54) Kathleen Robinson, Pinellas Park, 22:43; (F55-59) Jane Siebels, Palm Harbor, 29:48; (M60-64) Dick Christensen, Clearwater, 20:22; (M65-69) James Ladig, Clearwater, 24:51; (F65-69) Jeannette Hill, Palm Harbor, 43:05; (M70 and over) Tod Berken, Safety Harbor, 28:46; (F70 and over) Renee Verel, Clearwater, 45:43.
LUTZ INDEPENDENCE DAY RUN: St. Petersburg's Ali Crabb was the women's champion at the Lutz Independence Day Run 5K.
Crabb, whose time was 17:38, clocked in more than two minutes faster than the rest of the field.
The race had 464 finishers.
On the men's side, Andrew Chandler of St. Petersburg earned a second-place finish after crossing in 16:39. He trailed Tampa's Oscar Orozco by just six seconds. Orozco (16:33) was the overall champion.
The following local runners were tops in their age group: (M15-19) Sam Chandler, St. Petersburg, 16:45; (F25-29) Sarah Huebner, Clearwater, 24:55; (M35-39) Andrew Chandler; (F45-49) Yvonne Bryant, Clearwater, 22:06; (M50-54) Jim Hummel, Tarpon Springs, 20:00; (M60-64) Albert Wieringa, St. Petersburg, 20:04; (F60-64) Linda Schumacher, Palm Harbor, 35:31; (M65-69) Gar Flisek, Tarpon Springs, 23:02; (F65-69) Millie Hamilton, Redington Beach, 27:34.
ST. PETE ROAD RUNNERS: Dr. Matt Fontain, director and head clinician of Tri-Core Performance Therapy, will be the guest speaker at the St. Pete Road Runners' monthly meeting Thursday.
Fontain focuses on conservative sports medicine and rehabilitation and has treated many professional, collegiate and high school athletes. In addition, he has worked with some major-league baseball teams who make their spring training homes in the Tampa Bay area.
The St. Pete Road Runners meet in the Hospice Administration Building on First Avenue S and 31st Street in St. Petersburg. Meetings are open to the general public.