Saturday in the park
Highlands TodaySEBRING - The fifth annual Highlands Hammock Half Marathon honors on Saturday went to Matthew Schult in 1:24.22 and Kim Price in 1:49.17 for overall male and female titles. Michael Quigley and Jane Wickman took male and female masters titles in 1:29.27 and 1:50.09 respectively. The challenging 13.1-mile half marathon distance saw runners covering over nine miles of trails in the beautiful state park.
Published: January 29, 2013
Published: January 29, 2013
In the 5K, which was conducted at the same time, Richard Flores and Claudia Cendjas won the overall male and female titles in 19:17 and 27:59. The respective age group winners for the half marathon and 5K are listed below.
On the male side in the half marathon, Lukas High was first in the 19-and-under age group with a time of 1:38.15, while Kenny Koehler won the 30 to 34 division in 1:47.25.
Jayson Bass was first in the 35 to 39 class with a solid time of 1:29:19, while Ray Raparelli captured top honors in the 40 to 44 class with a strong time of 1:30.16.
Keith Carlton won the 50 to 54 division in 1:58.39; Russell Andrews placed first in the 55 to 59 class in 1:59.18; and Wes Mercer placed first in the 60 to 64 division with a time of 2:08.05.
On the female side, Allie Mann was first in the 19-and-under class in 1:56.40; Whitney Lee placed first in the 20 to 24 class in 1:57.52; and Chrissy Elliott placed first in the 25 to 29 division in 1:58.49
Kimberly Gunn placed first in the 30 to 34 class in 1:58.36; Carolyn Cooper won the 35 to 39 age group in 1:56.07; and Vicki Musselman was first in the 40 to 44 class in 1:52.23.
Cathie Scharper won the 45 to 49 division in 2:44.31; Suzy Phillips captured the 50 to 54 class in 2:38.16; Martie Brooker placed first in the 55 to 59 group in 2:39.01; and Bonnie Theall was first in the 65 to 69 age group in 2:33.21.
On the male side of the 5K, Ean Clemons won the 9-and-under class in 29:57; Damion Mansfield won the 10 to 13 group in 22:36; and Damyan Byrd was first in the 20 to 24 class in 23:25.
30 to 34: Ryan Willis placed first in the 30 to 34 class in 21:25; Jeremy Freeze was tops in the 35 to 39 division in 21:17; and Eric Menges captured the 55 to 59 class in 29:11.
Terry Engle won the 65 to 69 class in 23:13; Richard Godfrey placed first in the 70 to 74 group in 29:50; and Harold Smith won the 75 to 79 division in 28:50.
On the female side, Savannah Oldfield won the 10 to 13 age group in 30:17; Viani Menges won the 20 to 24 class in 41:41; and Erin Gercken was first in the 25 to 29 class in 34:20.
Mary Willis won the 30 to 34 class in 37:02; Amy Freeze placed first in the 35 to 39 group in 33:13; and Renee Terrill won the 40 to 44 class in 35:39.
Mary Andrews placed first in the 45 to 49 class in 28:09; Helen Bingenheimer won the 50 to 54 class in 28:19; and Brenda Rickert won the 55 to 59 class in 28:32
Peggy Essex-Klammer placed first in the 60 to 64 class in 31:22; Bessie Mercer was first in the 65 to 69 class in 32:17; Lois Hotchkiss won the 70 to 74 division in 33:27; and Jan Coyle won the 75 to 79 group with a time of 46:11.
The Hammock Half Marathon and 5K benefitted the Friends of Highlands Hammock Citizen Support Organization that raises funds to support park projects
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