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.