Christa Stephens outlasted Paige Williams to win her sixth consecutive Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 10K in St. Petersburg on Saturday.
Stephens, a St. Petersburg resident, broke the tape in 37:27 to beat Williams, who finished in 37:49.
Also placing in the top 10 were Carol Glasscock, 43 of St. Petersburg, who was fourth in 42:38; Lisa Williams, 32 of Largo, who placed fifth in 43:03; Leslie Beauchamp, 32 of St. Petersburg, who ran 44:19 to come in ninth.
Tampa resident Oscar Orozco was the overall winner in 34:03.
Top 10 local finishers in the men's 10K were Matthew Thomas, 39 of Tierra Verde, 36:55 (third); Trey Howell, 30 of St. Petersburg, 37:31 (fourth); Steve Schwab, 43 of Oldsmar, 38:50 (sixth); Bryan Prushinski, 41 of St. Petersburg, 39:42 (eighth); Hunter McCann, 13 of Treasure Island, 39:56 (ninth).
St. Petersburg resident Lee Stephens won Saturday's 5K by nearly a minute. Stephens crossed the finish line in 16:24 to beat out Joshua Phillippi, who was second in 17:17.
David Grove, 52 of St. Petersburg, was third in the 5K with a time of 17:58. Clearwater's Moses Hensley ran 20:39 to place ninth.
Safety Harbor's Jennifer Sullivan was the women's 5K champion with a time of 20:32. St. Petersburg's Amy McClenathan was second after crossing the line six seconds behind Sullivan. Pila Cadena of St. Petersburg was third in a time of 21:34.
Also cracking the top 10 were Joanie Cupler, 40 of Safety Harbor, 22:08 (fifth); Allison Fogle, 23 of Seminole, 22:10 (sixth); Betty Rioux, 37 of Treasure Island, 22:51 (eighth); Lisa Wimmers, 30 of St. Petersburg, 22:53.
In the 10K, 838 runners completed the race; 956 finished the 5K.
Siesta Key Triathlon
A quartet of local triathletes were age group winners Sunday at the 27th annual Siesta Key Triathlon, which consisted of a half-mile swim, 13-mile bike and 5K run.
Paul Spence, 46 of St. Petersburg, was the first 45- to 49-year-old man across the line after completing the race in 1:13:27.
Nola Johnson, 43 of Tarpon Springs, won the women's 40-44 division in 1:20:04.
Louise Donato, 46 of Clearwater, took first place in the women's 45-49 division in 1:18:29.
Patricia Hoffman, 60 of Palm Harbor, won the women's 60-64 group in a time of 1:33:31.
The race champions were Kerry Sullivan of Port Charlotte (1:02:59) for the men and Rachel Chambers of Sarasota (1:10:57) for the women.
In the Siesta Key Duathlon, also on Sunday, Belleair resident Patti Spence was the top runner in the women's 45-49 division. She completed the 2-mile run, 13-mile bike followed by a 5K run in 1:20:27.
About 2,600 triathletes braved rainy conditions to compete in the ESi Ironman 70.3 in Augusta, Ga.
St Petersburg resident Nat Glackin had the fastest time among local competitors, clocking in at 4:15:30 to place 23rd overall.
County participants who completed the 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run in less than five hours were: Vince Tenaglia, Clearwater, 4:25:25; Chad Siple, Cl , Clearwater, 4:29:37; Matthew Thomas, Tierra Verde, 4:36:12; Robert Repp, Clearwater, 4:42:51; Dallas Rose, Oldsmar, 4:46:18; Brian Scott, Largo, 4:47:37; J. Carey Bonham, Largo, 4:49:11; Jessica Koelsch, St. Petersburg, 4:55:15; Ron Wordon, Palm Harbor, 4:56:40.
Maksym Kriat of Fair Lawn, N.J., was the overall race winner in a time of 3:46:54.
The Youth Triathlon Series concluded Sept. 26 with the final race at the Gills Family YMCA in Trinity.
The following triathletes placed first for their age: (F5) Kaylie Deschenes, Largo, 8:57; (F7) Hannah Sullivan, Clearwater, 15:12; (F8) Sofia Angelini, Palm Harbor, no time listed; (F10) Stephanie Hernandez, Clearwater, 12:17; (M10) Matthew Wohlwend, St. Petersburg, 12:14; (F11) Annaklara Doel, Palm Harbor, 24:34; (F12) Summer Kanstoroom, St. Petersburg, 20:42; (M12) Mitch Irwin, Oldsmar, 20:34; (F13) Angelica Ambrose, Seminole, 24:46; (M13) Scott Kremser, Largo, 23:19; (F14) Caroline Condon, St. Petersburg, 37:21; (F15) Emmy Deeker, Palm Harbor, 30:53.
Jim Sheets, 50 of Seminole, won the adult super sprint in 21:29.
The Youth Triathlon Series are calibrated for young competitors: Ages 5-6 do a 25-yard swim, 1-mile bike ride and a quarter-mile run. Ages 7-10 do a 100-yard swim, 2-mile bike ride and a half-mile run. Ages 11 and up, along with the adult super sprinters, do a 200-yard swim, 4-mile bike ride and 1-mile run.