Friday, April 14, 2017

Swanson and Minga keep the Coach Post 10K titles in Panama City Beach

Coach Post 10K & 5KOn Saturday morning, 8 April 2016, for the fourth year in a row athletes gathered at Saint Andrews State Park in Panama City Beach, Florida for the annual Coach Post 10K. Ezra Swanson won the race by 200 meters, covering the two-loop course around the park in 41:52. Swanson, a Panama City Beach athlete, had finished runner-up in the race the previous year. Master runner Allie Minga, another Panama City Beach runner, won the women's title in the 2017 10K, placing fourth overall in 45:48. 37 athletes finished the 6.2-mile race.


Ivan De La Cruz, a frosh cross-country runner at Mosley High, took second behind Swanson in 42:44. Eleven-year-old Nicolas Waddell placed third in 44:18.


Katie Nicksic of Katy, Texas was second in the women's standings and eleventh overall in 54:40. Lynn Haven, Florida master runner Debbie Chitwood was the third female finisher and twelfth overall in 54:47.


Top Ten Men, 2017 Coach Post 10K
  1. 41:52, Ezra Swanson (M, 29) Panama City Beach, FL
  2. 42:44, Ivan De La Cruz (M, 15) Lynn Haven, FL
  3. 44:18, Nicolas Waddell (M, 11)
  4. 47:22, Cameron Bledsoe (M, 25) Panama City, FL
  5. 47:24, Warren Clifton (M, 44) Lynn Haven, FL
  6. 50:42, Bill Buffkin (M, 53) Panama City, FL
  7. 51:29, Brian Polis (M, 30) Panama City Beach, FL
  8. 52:13, Declan Houchins (M, 13) Panama City, FL
  9. 52:43, James Godwin (M, 40) Panama City, FL
  10. 60:39, Bao Le (M, 18)

Top Ten Women, 2017 Coach Post 10K
  1. 45:48, Allie Minga (F, 43) Panama City Beach, FL
  2. 54:40, Katie Nicksic (F, 38) Katy, TX
  3. 54:47, Debbie Chitwood (F, 50) Lynn Haven, FL
  4. 57:33, Natalie Ryan (F, 31)
  5. 58:23, Rebecca Eckles (F, 30) Panama City Beach, FL
  6. 60:10, Holly Wilson (F, 52) Montgomery, AL
  7. 60:13, Brittiany Asher (F, 25) Panama City, FL
  8. 60:23, Christy Clifton (F, 44) Lynn Haven, FL
  9. 61:14, Kathy Duncan (F, 44)
  10. 62:40, Annette Owens (F, 57) Ponce De Leon, FL

For anyone who thought one lap around the Saint Andrews State Park was enough running for one morning, there was the Coach Post 5K. Fifteen-year--old Brayson Barber won the shorter race in 19:49. Andrew Bahati of Lynn Haven took second in 20:17, and Caiden Curtis was third in 20:28.


Heather Webb--a master runner from Sterling, Virginia--was the top woman, placing sixteenth overall in 26:37. Megan Colravy was the women's runner-up and 25th overall in 28:47. Melissa Alverson was the third woman in the 5K, running 28:55 and placing 27th overall.


113 athletes finished the 5K. Both races were timed by Gulfsport Timing of Pensacola, Florida.


Top Ten Men, 2017 Coach Post 5K
  1. 19:49, Brayson Barber (M, 15)
  2. 20:17, Andrew Bahati (M, 28) Lynn Haven, FL
  3. 20:28, Caiden Curtis (M, 14)
  4. 21:00, Adam Alverson (M, 39)
  5. 22:24, Jonathan Hermes (M, 17)
  6. 23:30, Caleb Whitlock (M, 26)
  7. 23:45, David Griffin (M, 54)
  8. 24:14, Thomas Garred (M, 19) Lynn Haven, FL
  9. 24:34, Richard Simpson (M, 14) Lynn Haven, FL
  10. 25:06, Matt Hollo (M, 14)

Top Ten Women, 2017 Coach Post 5K
  1. 26:37, Heather Webb (F, 45) Sterling, VA
  2. 28:47, Megan Colravy (F, 20)
  3. 28:55, Melissa Alverson (F, 35)
  4. 32:16, Rachel Wagner (F, 14)
  5. 33:09, Janet Hillier (F, 60) Wauconda, IL
  6. 33:34, Marina Dowdy (F, 8) Chipley, FL
  7. 33:35, Erin Brookins (F, 33) Panama City, FL
  8. 33:35, Emily Garred (F, 11)
  9. 33:35, Melissa Garred (F, 20) Lynn Haven, FL
  10. 34:33, Andrea Newhouse (F, 33) Longwood, FL

Coach Post 10K / 5K winners, 2014 - 2017
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
9 April 201610K36:31, David Shearon45:00, Amanda Thompson69
5K18:36, Brian Kloiber23:28, Norma McPherson134
8 April 201710K41:52, Ezra Swanson45:48, Allie Minga37
5K19:49, Brayson Barber26:37, Heather Webb113


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