Thursday, April 16, 2015

Winning's a breeze for Comforter and Reid

Breeze By The BayOn Saturday morning, 11 April 2014, the Junior Service League of Port Saint Joe, Florida, brought the annual Breeze By The Bay 10K and 5K back to the streets and paved trails of WindMark Beach. Nicholas Comforter won the longer race by more than 400 meters, covering the 6.2 miles in 43:07. Master runner Allen Schemmel was second in the 10K with a 45:04.


Anna Reid took first place in the women's standings of the second annual Breeze By The Bay 10K, finishing eighth overall in 52:02. Kristi Rhine was the second woman across the finish line, coming in ninth overall in 54:26. The third woman finisher and first woman master was Shari Cobb. Cobb ran the Breeze By The Bay in 57:38, placing 11th overall.


29 athletes finished the 2015 Breeze By The Bay 10K


Top Ten Men, 2015 Breeze By The Bay 10K
  1. 43:06.2 ~ Nicholas Comforter (M, 30-39)
  2. 45:03.1 ~ Allen Schemmel (M, 50-59)
  3. 46:45.0 ~ Bryan Bradshaw (M, 30-39)
  4. 50:39.8 ~ Bill Bushue (M, 60 up)
  5. 51:02.1 ~ Glenn Johnson (M, 40-49)
  6. 51:05.1 ~ Dr Raul Meza (M, 50-59)
  7. 51:27.6 ~ Press Witt (M, 50-59)
  8. 54:58.4 ~ Robert Underwood (M, 50-59)
  9. 1:00:11 ~ Nicholas Wisdom (M, 40-49)
  10. 1:13:13 ~ Michael Puhart (M, 40-49)

Top Ten Women, 2015 Breeze By The Bay 10K
  1. 52:01.8 ~ Anna Reid (F, 30-39)
  2. 54:25.1 ~ Kristi Rhine (F, 30-39)
  3. 57:37.1 ~ Shari Cobb (F, 50-59)
  4. 1:00:15 ~ April Wisdom (F, 30-39)
  5. 1:04:12 ~ Roberta Beasley (F, 50-59)
  6. 1:04:53 ~ Jill Johnson (F, 40-49)
  7. 1:05:17 ~ Becky Lacour (F, 50-59)
  8. 1:05:42 ~ Geri Golding (F, 40-49)
  9. 1:07:07 ~ Beth Durling (F, 50-59)
  10. 1:11:55 ~ Drena Schemmel (F, 50-59)

McIntosh High distance runner, junior Alan Bowers, won the 2015 Breeze By The Bay 5K, posting 18:38 for the 3.1 miles. His McIntosh High teammate, frosh Joshua Bowers took second in 19:34. Jimmy Cobb was the fastest master in the race and the third male finisher, coming in fourth overall in 25:00.

Third place overall, though, went to the first female finisher, North Oconee High frosh Courtney Jones. Eight days after running her personal best in the 3200, a 13:39.71 in the Battle at the Branch Invitational Track Meet, Jones won the women's 5K title at WindMark Beach with a 23:38. Another Georgia High school distance runner, Anna Cobb, was the second female finisher, placing fifth overall in 25:17. The third female finisher and first female master was Cecily Abernathy, sixth overall in 25:30.


48 athletes finished the 5K. Proceeds of the Breeze By The bay benefit Junior Service League of Port Saint Joe service projects.


Top Ten Men, 2015 Breeze By The Bay 5K
  1. 18:37.9 ~ Alan Bowers (M, 13-19)
  2. 19:33.1 ~ Joshua Bowers (M, 13-19)
  3. 24:59.1 ~ Jimmy Cobb (M, 50-59)
  4. 25:50.9 ~ Jeremy Schlabach (M, 30-39)
  5. 26:40.0 ~ Buddy Reeves (M, 60 up)
  6. 27:34.1 ~ Ian Williams (M, 40-49)
  7. 28:03.1 ~ Armando Ponce (M, 30-39)
  8. 28:23.1 ~ Keith Westphal (M, 50-59)
  9. 29:28.4 ~ Jack Kerigan (M, 50-59)
  10. 29:45.9 ~ Lane Kollen (M, 50-59)

Top Ten Women, 2015 Breeze By The Bay 5K
  1. 23:37.3 ~ Courtney Jones (F, 13-19)
  2. 25:16.8 ~ Anna Cobb (F, 13-19)
  3. 25:29.8 ~ Cecily Abernathy (F, 40-49)
  4. 26:14.4 ~ Jaclyn Kerigan (F, 13-19)
  5. 26:41.2 ~ Kay Rigby (F, 40-49)
  6. 27:50.1 ~ Charlotte Kennedy (F, 40-49)
  7. 27:54.2 ~ Carly Richards (F, 40-49)
  8. 28:24.7 ~ Nancy Widener (F, 60 up)
  9. 29:39.4 ~ Julieanne Absher (F, 13-19)
  10. 29:50.5 ~ Andie Tiemeyer (F, 13-19)

Breeze by the Bay winners, 2014 - 2015
DateDistanceMenWomenFinishers
5 April 201410K42:20, Andy Janks-Wilkins52:43, Anna Duren Reid34
5K17:32, Wright Calhoun26:31, Sarah Twardy70
11 April 201510K43:07, Nicholas Comforter52:02, Anna Reid29
5K18:38, Alan Bowers23:38, Courtney Jones48


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