Friday, April 17, 2015

Coach Post 10K is a day at the beach for Schlenker and McConnell

2015 Coach Post 10K / 5KIn a battle of master runners, Jeffrey Schlenker ran away from defending champion David Shearon to win the second annual Coach Post 10K on Saturday morning, 11 April 2015. Schlenker ran 38:11 for the 6.2 miles through St. Andrews State Park in Panama City Beach, Florida. Shearon covered the two-lap course in 38:53. The competition for the women's title was even closer, but master runner Rebecca McConnell prevailed over Roxanne Franin, 48:14 to 48:29. McConnell and Franin were eighth and ninth overall. 44 athletes finished the 10K


Top Ten Men, 2015 Coach Post 10K
  1. 38:10.92 ~ Jeffrey Schlenker (M, 40)
  2. 38:52.96 ~ David Shearon (M, 45)
  3. 41:19.75 ~ Richard Lombard (M, 40)
  4. 44:13.51 ~ Michael MacMullin (M, 54)
  5. 46:28.98 ~ Micah Mutti (M, 33)
  6. 47:12.01 ~ Marrion Conneley (M, 54)
  7. 47:25.29 ~ Mike Barr (M, 55)
  8. 48:53.05 ~ Charlie Warzecha (M, 64)
  9. 53:31.25 ~ David Camperman (M, 29)
  10. 53:31.32 ~ Dustin Woodside (M, 32)

Top Ten Women, 2015 Coach Post 10K
  1. 48:13.86 ~ Rebecca McConnell (F, 40)
  2. 48:28.47 ~ Roxanne Franin (F, 34)
  3. 52:06.65 ~ Francine Garrison (F, 46)
  4. 54:03.49 ~ Kelby Wegner (F, 24)
  5. 55:01.94 ~ Sarah Braune (F, 27)
  6. 56:01.12 ~ Lynne Carlson (F, 53)
  7. 57:06.91 ~ Jennifer Heilman (F, 34)
  8. 58:32.18 ~ Mj Motta (F, 30)
  9. 59:05.34 ~ Diana Rhodes (F, 53)
  10. 60:01.26 ~ Maria Gutierrez (F, 37)

In the 10K race, the athletes had to complete two laps around a 5K loop through St. Andrews State Park. The runners in the 5K race went around the same loop once. Justin Williams did that single circuit the fastest, winning the 5K in 18:14. Not far behind, master runner Tracey Burch took the runner-up spot in 18:21. Mason Bennett, 14, was third at 18:43. Leading the rest of the women's field by close to an entire kilometer, Jessica Berschwinger was the first female finisher, placing fifth overall in 21:07. Heather Webb was the women's runner-up and the top woman master, coming in 22nd overall in 26:18. 141 athletes finished the 5K.


For the second year in a row, timing for the Coach Post races was provided by Warrior Race Timing.


Top Ten Men, 2015 Coach Post 5K
  1. 18:13.51 ~ Justin Williams (M, 30)
  2. 18:20.28 ~ Tracey Burch (M, 46)
  3. 18:43.00 ~ Mason Bennett (M, 14)
  4. 19:28.02 ~ Jaden Lombard (M, 11)
  5. 22:05.11 ~ Damian Bell (M, 24)
  6. 23:03.69 ~ Andrew Bahati (M, 27)
  7. 23:13.00 ~ Delbert Osborn (M, 58)
  8. 23:21.46 ~ Tate Danford (M, 42)
  9. 23:26.17 ~ Jason Travis (M, 35)
  10. 23:34.85 ~ Matt Middleton (M, 16)

Top Ten Women, 2015 Coach Post 10K
  1. 21:06.94 ~ Jessica Berschwinger (F, 26)
  2. 26:17.36 ~ Heather Webb (F, 43)
  3. 26:48.34 ~ Carrie Seiler (F, 23)
  4. 27:27.71 ~ Tressa Luttrell (F, 38)
  5. 27:39.12 ~ Rhonda Sumpter (F, 46)
  6. 27:57.25 ~ Joy Cohen (F, 55)
  7. 28:15.67 ~ Stasi Schlenker (F, 39)
  8. 28:30.61 ~ Melanie Cotter (F, 47)
  9. 28:39.19 ~ Ellen Simpson (F, 49)
  10. 28:41.67 ~ Taylor Smith (F, 17)

Coach Post 10K / 5K winners, 2014 - 2015
DateDistanceMenWomenFinishers
12 April 201410K36:44, David Shearon43:18, Holly Jones120
5K21:54, Ted Wach22:07, Catherine Maclean232
11 April 201510K38:11, Jeffrey Schlenker48:14, Rebecca McConnell44
5K18:14, Justin Williams21:07, Jessica Berschwinger141


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