Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Droze and Wilkey take the March of Dimes 5K

Chiles High School's 21 November 2015 March of Dimes 5KChiles High School, north of Tallahassee, has hosted an annual 5K to benefit the March of Dimes each spring since 2013. Apparently, once a year just wasn't enough. So on Saturday morning, 21 November 2015, only eight months after the previous March of Dimes 5K, the Chiles High campus was the site of the fourth March of Dimes 5K.


Maclay School cross country coach Gary Droze got the win in 17:26, finishing about 90 meters ahead of runner-up Austin Dodson. Dodson, a senior on the Chiles High cross country team, ran 17:45. 2014 March of Dimes 5K champ Josh Cartwright was third in 19:27 and Thomas Stephens fourth in 19:40.


Montford Middle School cross-country runner Caitlin Wilkey was first in the women's standings. An eighth grader, Wilkey placed fifth overall in 22:01. Ten-year-old Layla Thompson was the second female finisher, coming in 14th overall in 24:20. Jane Jhanji took the third woman's spot, 21st overall in 26:46.


54 athletes finished the 3.1-mile race, with another 18 completing a one-mile fun run. All proceed of the event went to the March of Dimes campaign.


Top Ten Men, Chiles High's 2015 March Of Dimes 5K
  1. 17:26 ~ Gary Droze
  2. 17:45 ~ Austin Dodson
  3. 19:27 ~ Josh Cartwright
  4. 19:40 ~ Thomas Stephens
  5. 22:09 ~ Mike LaBossiere
  6. 22:14 ~ Tyler Carver
  7. 22:18 ~ Rodney Carver
  8. 22:19 ~ Joseph Dougherty
  9. 23:23 ~ Parker Thompson
  10. 23:27 ~ Greg Lane

Top Ten Women, Chiles High's 2015 March Of Dimes 5K
  1. 22:01 ~ Caitlin Wilkey
  2. 24:20 ~ Layla Thompson
  3. 26:46 ~ Jane Jhanji
  4. 27:00 ~ Katharine Hsu
  5. 27:11 ~ Meghan Wilkey
  6. 29:41 ~ Mandy Sanders
  7. 30:21 ~ Haley Klees
  8. 30:48 ~ Erika Montague
  9. 30:55 ~ Amanda Tease
  10. 31:18 ~ Michelle Dougherty

Chiles High School's March of Dimes 5K winners, 2013 - 2015
DateMenWomenFinishers
9 March 201323:36, Patrick Rutkowski21:43, Jessica Gillard66
15 February 201419:02, Josh Cartwright24:59, Jenna Kolby85
14 March 201520:25, Joey Castagnaro25:18, Mary Brosnan42
21 November 201517:26, Gary Droze22:01, Caitlin Wilkey54


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