Thursday, May 25, 2017

Walker and Schjott lead LakeFest

In DeFuniak Springs, Florida returning master runners ruled the fourth annual LakeFest 5K. Baker, Florida master runner Bob Walker successfully defended his 2016 title at the Saturday morning, 20 May 2017, race, winning the event in 18:57. Freeport, Florida master runner Tia Schjott had been fourth in the women's standings of the 2016 LakeFest 5K, but she came back to DeFuniak Springs in 2017 and won the women's title, placing fifth overall in 24:20.


For Bob Walker, it was an improvement of nearly half a minute on his performance in the previous year's LakeFest, where he had posted a winning time of 19:24. Behind Walker, master runner David Griffin of Panama City Beach, Florida was the runner-up in 21:24. Pensacola, Florida master runner Jay Cornelius took third in 22:38.


Like Walker, women's champ Tia Schjott also improved on her 2016 LakeFest 5K time. Schjott had run 24:46 in the third annual race. Kimberly Floyd of Enterprise, Alabama was the second woman and seventh overall in 26:07. Fort Walton Beach, Florida athlete Jacquelyn Evans was third in the women's standings and fourteenth overall in 30:32.


38 runner finished the 2017 LakeFest 5K. All proceeds of the race went to the Walton County Prevention Coalition. Race Crewe timed the event.


Top Ten Men, 2017 LakeFest 5K
  1. 18:57, Bob Walker (M, 40-49) Baker, FL
  2. 21:24, David Griffin (M, 50-59) Panama City Beach, FL
  3. 22:38, Jay Cornelius (M, 50-59) Pensacola, FL
  4. 22:55, James Cantrell (M, 40-49) DeFuniak Springs, FL
  5. 25:43, Derek Milton (M, 50-59) Geneva, AL
  6. 26:47, John Kolodziej (M, 40-49) Milton, FL
  7. 27:39, David Poole (M, 30-39) DeFuniak Springs, FL
  8. 28:55, John Leeper (M, 60-99) DeFuniak Springs, FL
  9. 29:06, Roy Spann (M, 50-59) DeFuniak Springs, FL
  10. 29:45, Anthony Johnson (M, 60-99) Ponce De Leon, FL

Top Ten Women, 2017 LakeFest 5K
  1. 24:20, Tia Schjott (F, 40-49) Freeport, FL
  2. 26:07, Kimberly Floyd (F, 30-39) Enterprise, AL
  3. 30:32, Jacquelyn Evans (F, 20-29) Fort Walton Beach, FL
  4. 31:52, Kelly Schultz (F, 40-49) DeFuniak Springs, FL
  5. 32:19, Ashley LeCroix (F, 40-49) DeFuniak Springs, FL
  6. 32:31, Janessa Dymond (F, 30-39) Panama City, FL
  7. 32:59, Aimara Fermin (F, 40-49) Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  8. 35:03, Andrea Douglas (F, 30-39) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 35:27, Melissa Harbin (F, 30-39) DeFuniak Springs, FL
  10. 35:28, Angel Harris (F, 40-49) Suffolk, VA

DeFuniak Springs, Florida LakeFest 5K winners, 2014 - 2017
DateMenWomenFinishers
21 May 201420:25, Christian Bjorklund20:38, Amy Stoyles
30 May 201518:30, Landon Jones20:56, Jillian Stevenson65
21 May 201619:24, Bob Walker23:46, Kimberly Floyd39
20 May 201718:57, Bob Walker24:20, Tia Schjott38


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