Monday, July 13, 2015

Piotrowski and Martin coast to wins at the St George Island Spritzer 5K

Joel PiotrowskiJoel Piotrowski hasn't run every race ever held on Florida's Saint George Island. But the Tallahassee master runner has run six of the last seven Summer Sizzler 5K races on the island from 2008 to 2014, and he also has been at SGI's Red Pepper 5K from time to time. So it wasn't surprising to see Piotrowski on yet another Saint George Island starting line on Saturday morning, 4 July 2015, when the Franklin County High School cross country team hosted the Spritzer 5K. In fact, Piotrowski was the fastest of the 45 athletes who finished the 3.1-miles, winning the first year race in 18:38 and finishing over a minute ahead of runner-up Steve Reider. Ben Kilgore was third in 21:20.


On the women's side, Wakulla High junior Haleigh Martin was also the winner by over minute. Martin ran 23:15 for the women's title, finishing ninth overall. Eden Keene was second in the women's standings, placing twelfth overall in 24:17. Wakulla High senior Connie Lewis was the third woman finisher, 13th overall in 24:34. The top woman master and fourth female finisher was Genee Heink, 14th overall in 24:46.


Top Ten Men, 2015 Spritzer 5K
  1. 18:38 ~ Joel Piotrowski (M, 45)
  2. 19:41 ~ Steve Reider (M, 50)
  3. 21:20 ~ Ben Kilgore (M, 26)
  4. 21:40 ~ Michael Rhodes (M, ?)
  5. 21:54 ~ Chip McGee (M, 33)
  6. 22:13 ~ Dan Fortunas (M, 54)
  7. 22:22 ~ Ryder Unknown (M, ?)
  8. 23:00 ~ Jacob Stuart (M, 16)
  9. 23:11 ~ Mark Collins (M, 48)
  10. 23:20 ~ Press Witt (M, 56)

Top Ten Women, 2015 Spritzer 5K
  1. 23:15 ~ Haleigh Martin (F, 15)
  2. 24:17 ~ Eden Keene (F, 33)
  3. 24:34 ~ Connie Lewis (F, 16)
  4. 24:46 ~ Genee Heink (F, 46)
  5. 25:44 ~ Savannah Siniard (F, 22)
  6. 27:53 ~ Emma Bryant (F, 15)
  7. 28:06 ~ Nancy Lewis (F, 49)
  8. 28:13 ~ Mary Goda (F, 31)
  9. 32:01 ~ Sha B (F, 45)
  10. 32:17 ~ Paula McD (F, 46)

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