Treasure Island 14-year-old Hunter McCann was the overall champion for the second straight race in the St. Pete Beach Summer 5K series.
McCann, running against a strong headwind for part of the race, broke the tape in a time of 17 minutes, 47 seconds Friday, a personal record on a beach course for the youngster. He won by 18 seconds.
Placing second was Steve Schilling of St. Pete Beach. Schilling, 29, crossed the finish line in 18:05. Trey Howell, 31 of St. Petersburg, was three seconds behind Schilling to capture third. He finished in 18:08.
Christa Stephens ran virtually unchallenged to the finish line to win the women's title. Stephens, 27 of St. Petersburg, ran 18:58.
Savannah Dearden, 17 of St. Petersburg, was about a minute behind Stephens in 20:04 to grab second. Amy Keener, 34 of Clearwater, came in third after running 22:45.
The race had 158 finishers.
Age group winners from Pinellas County included: (M10-14) Adam Scott, St. Petersburg, 22:29; (F10-14) Fatima Abu-Rumman, Belleair Bluffs, 23:32; (M15-19) Sam Chandler, St. Petersburg, 18:16; (F15-19) Dearden; (M20-24) Zach Mathews, St. Petersburg, 20:55; (F20-24) Shaunda Melia, St. Petersburg, 26:08; (M25-29) Schilling; (M30-34) Howell; (F30-34) Keener; (M35-39) Joe Palmer, Palm Harbor, 20:05; (M40-44) Doug Peterson, St. Petersburg, 24:22; (F40-44) Christine Moorby, South Pasadena, 24:34; (M45-49) John Matter, Palm Harbor, 20:57; (F45-49) Yumi Toomey, Pinellas Park, 26:47; (M50-54) Chris Pedersen, St. Petersburg, 21:33; (M55-59) Dan McClenathan, St. Pete Beach, 23:37; (F55-59) Karen Alexeev, Gulfport, 26:09; (M60-64) Warren Wheeler, St. Petersburg, 28:35; (F65-69) Millie Hamilton, Redington Beach, 29:28.
ZOO RUN RUN: A handful of local runners were age group winners at the ninth annual Zoo Run Run at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo. There were 511 finishers.
Carson Walton was the men's 10 and younger champion by more than two minutes. Walton, 10 of St. Petersburg, crossed the finish line in 27:39.
Noah Walton, 12 of St. Petersburg, had a time of 27:28 to win the men's 11- to 14-year-old division.
Francis Harlan was the top runner in the men's 35-39 group. Harlan, 38 of St. Petersburg, finished in 19:49 and was third overall.
Colleen Evans, 59 of Treasure Island, captured the women's 55-59 division in 34:09, nearly two minutes ahead of her nearest competitor.
Dunedin's Les Carroll, 60, won the men's 60-64 group in 26:18.
Paul Brown, 73 of Clearwater, was the champion of the men's 70-74 division after running 43:10.
Betty Rioux earned a top 10 finish after clocking in at 23:58. Rioux, 39 of Treasure Island, was seventh in the women's race.
HAMMERHEAD TRIATHLON: Casey Rabon of Clearwater made the top 10 at Sunday's Hammerhead Olympic Triathlon at Camp Blanding in Starke.
Rabon, 26, completed the 1.5K swim, 40K bike and 10K run in two hours, 20 minutes and 14 seconds. Rabon was 10th overall and placed second in the men's 25-29 group.
FALL TRIATHLON FESTIVAL: Bob Brown of St. Petersburg was the overall champion of the Olympic duathlon at the Fall Triathlon Festival in Orlando on Aug. 20.
Brown completed the race in a time of two hours, 10 minutes and 16 seconds to outrace 17 other competitors.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Race organizers for next month's Morton Plant Mease Foundation Prostate Cancer Awareness race are looking for volunteers.
The family-friendly 5K run/walk is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10 and starts at 7:30 a.m. at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater.
Volunteers are needed to assist with athlete check-in, water station, course marshal and finish line. Volunteers will receive a race T-shirt and access to food and beverage.
More than 500 people participated in last year's inaugural race. For more information or to volunteer, call (727) 821-1521.