Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Scheppke and Oberkreser log wins at the “Book It!” 5K

Tallahassee, Florida is crazy about running. There were at least two track meets and two road races on Saturday, 16 April 2016, including the behemoth Palace Saloon 5K with over a thousand finishers. Even after all that racing, athletes showed up on the Florida State University campus the next day, Sunday morning, 17 April 2016, for the third annual "Book It!" 5K road race. Many of them had even raced the day before. Not Eric Scheppke, though. An alumnus of the Jupiter High cross country team, Scheppke may not have raced Saturday, but he raced well enough Sunday to win the "Book It!" 5K in 21:25. Lyssa Oberkreser took the women's title, coming in third overall in 24:38.


Eric Scheppke
Eric Scheppke


Dr. Michael La Bossiere, a Florida A & M University philosophy professor, was the fastest master runner in the race, placing second overall in 22:43.


I've run all three of these," said Lyssa Oberkreser.


It's not altogether surprising that Oberkreser, a librarian, would show up each year to an annual race that raises money for books for the children of Nicaragua. She has run well, too. In addition to picking up the women's title in the 2016 race, Oberkreser was third in the women's standings in 2015.


Lyssa Oberkreser
Lyssa Oberkreser


Following Oberkreser in the 2016 "Book It!" 5K, Katherine Kincaid was runner-up on the women's side and sixth overall in 27:18. Kristina Lamb was the third female finisher, ninth overall in 29:24.


43 athletes finished the 2016 “Book It!” 5K. The race is sponsored by the Honors Medical Scholars Society of Florida State University.


Michael LaBossiereTop Ten Men, 2016 “Book It!” 5K
  1. 21:25 ~ Eric Scheppke
  2. 22:43 ~ Mike La Bossiere
  3. 26:40 ~ Benjamin Stratton
  4. 26:41 ~ Joe Towey
  5. 27:18 ~ Noah Nethery
  6. 27:48 ~ Ryan Quigly
  7. 30:30 ~ Taylor Cascio
  8. 31:08 ~ John Rakestraw
  9. 31:26 ~ Nathan Dunfee
  10. 32:26 ~ Julian Gonzalez

Katherine KincaidTop Ten Women, 2016 “Book It!” 5K
  1. 24:38 ~ Lyssa Oberkreser
  2. 27:18 ~ Katherine Kincaid
  3. 29:24 ~ Kristina Lamb
  4. 29:38 ~ Sarah Pedersen
  5. 29:38 ~ Erica Baranski
  6. 30:38 ~ Shannon Hodgson
  7. 30:52 ~ Amy Brown
  8. 31:17 ~ Madison Scanlan
  9. 31:23 ~ Jessica Brady
  10. 32:25 ~ Emily Mingote

“Book It!” 5K winners, 2014 - 2016
DateMenWomenFinishers
27 April 201419:00, Adam Greenstein21:05, Paula O'Neill39
19 April 201520:11, Chandler Yap26:15, Danielle Zemola49
17 April 201621:25, Eric Scheppke24:38, Lyssa Oberkreser43


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