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St. Petersburg runner leaves field in rearview at Prostate Cancer Awareness 5K

More than 600 racers showed up for the second annual Morton Plant Mease Foundation Prostate Cancer Awareness Race in Clearwater on Saturday and were greeted with rain clouds and threatening storms.

The weather didn't deter St. Petersburg's Jon Mott.

Mott, 24, blazed through the 5K course in 15 minutes, 18 seconds to claim the championship by nearly two minutes.

Lee Stephens, 31 of St. Petersburg, clocked in at 17:13 to grab second place.

Hunter McCann, 14 of Treasure Island, cracked the top five after running 17:38 and coming in fourth.

In the women's race, Christa Stephens was just as dominant as Mott. Stephens tore over the course in 18:50 to win the women's championship. She was fifth overall.

Keara McGraw, 26 of Largo, crossed the finish line in 20:48 for second place.

Christine Kiernan-Ortiz, 29 of St. Petersburg, ran 21:00 for third.

Rounding out the all-Pinellas top five were Ann Lea, 43 of Belleair, and Yvonne Bryant, 45 of Clearwater. Lea was fourth in 21:55 and was the women's masters champion. Bryant took fifth after running 22:26.

Local runners who claimed age group victories were: (M11-14) McCann; (F11-14) Gabriela Szostak, Oldsmar, 33:02; (M15-19) Thomas Nash, Belleair, 28:54; (M20-24) Travis Cahill, Clearwater, 25:02; (M25-29) Michael O'Rourke, Largo, 21:12; (F25-29) McGraw; (M30-34) Lee Stephens; (F30-34) Olesiya Pratt, Largo, 23:33; (M35-39) Scott Brinner, St. Petersburg, 19:50; (M40-44) Bill Cuttrell, Belleair, 19:33; (F40-44) Lisa Kaschak, St. Petersburg, 23:35; (M45-49) Gilbert Dolores, St. Petersburg, 20:02; (F45-49) Bryant; (M50-54) Victor Yeager, Dunedin, 20:10; (F50-54) Kathleen Robinson, Pinellas Park, 23:03; (M55-59) Chuck McCann, Treasure Island, 27:35; (F55-59) Jan Humphreys, Clearwater, 30:36; (M60-64) Bill Allard, Seminole, 29:26; (F60-64) Carole Torreano, Largo, 31:52; (M65-69) Gar Flisek, Tarpon Springs, 23:28; (F65-69) Lenore Rupert, St. Petersburg, 34:19; (M70 and over) Chuck Keating, Clearwater, 23:02.

A number of area runners narrowly missed winning their age group. Coming in second in their division were: (F11-14) Alexia Moreau, Clearwater, 33:20; (F15-19) Marizee Demske, Clearwater, 29:57; (F20-24) Bridget Klavans, Largo, 32:50; (M25-29) Zachary Joerin, Clearwater, 22:22; (F25-29) Christine Kiernan-Ortiz, St. Petersburg, 21:00; (M35-39) Rich Dowdy, Tarpon Springs, 22:33; (F35-39) Lara Kondor, Seminole, 24:39; (M40-44) Douglas Wilson, Clearwater, 22:06; (F40-44) Kim Miles, Clearwater, 23:44; (F45-49) Andrea Fortunato, Largo, 24:16; (F50-54) Cathy Collins, St. Petersburg, 24:07; (F55-59) Davenra Navaroli, Seminole, 35:03; (M60-64) Allyn Ramker, Clearwater, 29:47; (F60-64) Pamela Hair, Dunedin, 34:35; (M65-69) Silky Sullivan, Seminole, 24:49; (F65-69) Elizabeth Dechen, Clearwater, 53:08; (F70 and over) Rene Verel, Clearwater, 45:06.

GREATER PALM HARBOR KIDS TRIATHLON: The Suncoast YMCA in Palm Harbor hosted the Greater Palm Harbor Kids Triathlon on Sunday, and a number of local youngsters were award winners.

Triathletes topping their age group were: (M5) Aidan O'Sullivan, Safety Harbor, 18:53; (F6) Anna Cubito, St. Petersburg, 10:28; (F7) Abigail Lester, Oldsmar, 27:32; (F8) Sadie Kunsman, Palm Harbor, 19:49; (M8) Bryce Johnson, Clearwater, 22:25; (F9) Quinn Ragan, Palm Harbor, 18:20; (F10) Macy Maiocco, Crystal Beach, 18:06; (M10) Cory Wilhelm, Clearwater, 15:42; (F11) Allyson Nepomuceno, Palm Harbor, 34:17; (M14) Scott Kremser, Largo, 22:54.

Devan Arora of Palm Harbor was the fastest local triathlete in the 5- to 6-year-old age division, finishing third in 10:02.

In the 7-10 group, Cory Wilhelm of Clearwater had the best finish among locals, placing third in 15:42.

Scott Kremser of Largo placed second overall and was the top Pinellas triathlete in the 11-15 group in a time of 22:54.

9/11 MEMORIAL 5K: Tarpon Springs resident James Hummel had a championship-worthy performance at the 9/11 Memorial Run/Walk 5K in New Port Richey on Sunday.

Hummel, 50, crossed the finish line in 20 minutes, 34 seconds to earn the race victory. Hummel was the winner by 27 seconds.

Age group winners from Pinellas were: (F20-24) Maria Anastasion, Tarpon Springs, 28:58. (F45-49) Andrea Miller, Tarpon Springs, 26:36; (F60-64) Ted Kudryk, Clearwater, 30:11; (F70 and over) Terri Sullivan, Tarpon Springs, 36:23; (Uniform 50 and over) Silky Sullivan, Seminole, 24:51.

.UPCOMING EVENTS

Today

• 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, coachdror@aol.com

Friday

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

Saturday

• Crime Prevention Run and Family Festival 5K (free), 10 a.m., St. Petersburg, active.com

• HCSO 5K Ranch Run, Temple Terrace Elementary School, active.com or (813) 247-8115

Sunday

• Sand Key Lazy Daze Triathlon (⅛m/5m/2m), 7:30 a.m., Sand Key Park. Board shorts and bikinis, no aero gear allowed. Race divisions include challenged, college, Clydesdale (men over 200 lbs.) and Athena (women over 150 lbs.), active.com

Monday

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

• Temple Terrace YMCA adult swim program, Monday-Thursday, various times. $45/month, (813) 506-6623

Tuesday

• Triathlon Open Water Swim Clinic, coached workout, all skill levels, 6 p.m., until daylight savings time change, Sand Key Park, Clearwater, (727) 723-2453, outspokin.net

• Clearwater High track workout, 5 a.m., Skip Rogers, (727) 442-5838

Sept. 24

• Miles for Hope cycle/run/walk 5K, 7:15 a.m., Coachman Park, Clearwater. Dual Challenge option adds a 25K ride after the run/walk, (727) 781-4673

Oct. 1

• Komen Florida Suncoast Race for the Cure, 1m/5K/10K, Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg, komensuncoast.org

Oct. 15

• Spartan Challenge 5K, 8 a.m., University of Tampa, active.com. Obstacles include tires, hay bales and net crawl

• Rattlesnake Run, 5K and 1-mile adventure runs, 8 a.m., San Antonio Restaurant, active.com

Oct. 15

• Brooksville Cycling Classic, 8 a.m., multi-lap short-circuit course for various age groups and abilities, Liberty Street, floridacycling.com

Oct. 16

• Brooksville Cycling Classic, 8 a.m., multi-lap race held on longer road course, floridacycling.com

• Ace of Hearts 5K and 15K, 7:30 a.m., Del Oro Park, Clearwater, active.com

• Longleaf Triathlon 1.5K/37K/10K (International) or , 400m/15K/5K (sprint), 8 a.m., New Port Richey, longleaftriathlon.com

Oct. 22

• Suncoast triathlon (.33/10/3.1), 7 a.m., Fort De Soto Park, St. Petersburg, trievent.com/suncoast

Oct. 29

• Frankenfooter half-marathon and 5K, 7:30 a.m., Starkey Wilderness Park, New Port Richey, active.com

Oct. 30

• Halloween Halfathon & 5K, Fort De Soto Park, Del Oro Park, Clearwater, active.com, FloridaHalloweenHalfathon.com

Nov. 6

• Blue Moon half-marathon and 5K, 7:30 a.m., Pop Stansell Park, Palm Harbor, active.com

Nov. 12

• Holiday Rotary 5K & 10K, 7:30 a.m., J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex, holidayrotary.org

Dec. 11

• Holiday Halfathon, Madeira Beach, FloridaHolidayHalfathon.com

St. Petersburg runner leaves field in rearview at Prostate Cancer Awareness 5K 09/13/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 3:51pm]

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