Friday, February 9, 2018

Kevin Kidd and Corrie Sober fly in Freeport

2018 Apple ClassicIn Freeport, Florida, Kevin Kidd won the seventh annual Apple Classic 10K, finishing nearly 700 meters ahead of the next runner. The Rosemary Beach, Florida master runner covered the 6.2-mile course in 44:44. Corrie Sober of Valparaiso, Florida was the top woman in the race, placing second overall in 47:59.


Miramar Beach, Florida master runner Robert Hinojosa was the runner-up male finisher in the 10K, placing third overall in 48:32. Chris Brown was third in the men's standings and fourth overall in 50:52.


Monica Cosenzi was the second woman and ninth overall in 58:39, while Bethany Mason was the third woman and twelfth overall in 62:53. Sara Reese was the first woman master and fourth female finisher, thirteenth overall in 63:27.


Top Ten Men, 2018 Apple Classic 10K
  1. 44:44, Kevin Kidd (M, 63) Rosemary Beach, FL
  2. 48:32, Robert Hinojosa (M, 40)
  3. 50:52, Chris Brown (M, 34)
  4. 52:22, Greg Liberta (M, 51)
  5. 54:43, Thomas Reinking (M, 49)
  6. 56:45, Jamie Key (M, 41)
  7. 58:20, Ken Braidwood (M, 62)
  8. 59:04, Chris Harp (M, 43)
  9. 61:33, Jeremy Keich (M, 41)
  10. 66:26, Adam Brinson (M, 42)

Top Nine Women, 2018 Apple Classic 10K
  1. 47:59, Corrie Sober (F, 25) Valparaiso, FL
  2. 58:39, Monica Cosenzi (F, 38)
  3. 62:53, Bethany Mason (F, 24)
  4. 63:27, Sara Reese (F, 40)
  5. 64:18, Cassie Key (F, 36)
  6. 66:26, Amy Razz (F, 40)
  7. 67:04, Diane Murphy (F, 49)
  8. 70:46, Alison Shoaf (F, 38)
  9. 73:00, Kellie Ray (F, 30)

Since 2012, the Walton Education Foundation has quietly been hosting the Apple Classic in Hammock Bay, a small development tucked away in the Florida Panhandle town of Freeport. The event features a 10K and a 5K, both races on USATF-certified courses and professionally timed. At the 2018 Classic, the 5K started ten minutes after the 10K got under way.


A close finish distinguished the shorter race. Two Freeport High cross-country runners, frosh Cherokee Braun and senior Dakota Braun, crossed the finish line just a couple of steps apart. Cherokee Braun got the win 20:08 to 20:10. Nipping at their heels was Aiden Brandman, a seventh-grader on the Emerald Coast Middle School cross-country squad, third in 20:13.


Right behind them was another Emerald Coast Middle cross-country runner, seventh-grader Ava Flaherty. Flaherty took the women's title in the 5K, placing fourth overall in 20:21. Eleven-year-old Alison Churchill was second in the women's standings and twelfth overall in 24:10. Lauren Bakun was the third female runner and thirteenth overall in 24:16.


David Rich was the first master runner in the 5K and the tenth male finisher, eleventh overall in 23:18. Alisa Black was the top woman master and fifth female finisher, 21st overall in 26:26.


20 athletes finished the 10K and 178 finished the 5K at the 2018 Apple Classic. Results Event Timing, LLC, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida timed both races.


Top Ten Men, 2018 Apple Classic 5K
  1. 20:08, Cherokee Braun (M, 15)
  2. 20:10, Dakota Braun (M, 17)
  3. 20:13, Aiden Brandman (M, 12)
  4. 20:42, Anthony Wirsing (M, 13)
  5. 21:04, Jonathan Roeckle (M, 26)
  6. 22:16, Taylor Noon (M, 28)
  7. 22:51, David Reed (M, 30)
  8. 22:52, Jonathan Sanders (M, 15)
  9. 23:11, George McCann (M, 18)
  10. 23:18, David Rich (M, 48)

Top Ten Women, 2018 Apple Classic 5K
  1. 20:21, Ava Flaherty (F, 13)
  2. 24:10, Alison Churchill (F, 11)
  3. 24:16, Lauren Bakun (F, 15)
  4. 26:05, Tiffany Howell-Phillip (F, 33)
  5. 26:26, Alisa Black (F, 50)
  6. 26:27, Rebecca McConnell (F, 42)
  7. 27:33, Jeni Smith (F, 32)
  8. 27:47, Elizabeth Scalia (F, 52)
  9. 28:38, Michelle Smith (F, 49)
  10. 28:56, Beth Schwarting (F, 54)


Apple Classic winner, 2012 - 2018
DateDistanceMenWomenFinishers
10K
5K
2 February 201310K
5K
8 February 201410K
5K
21 February 201510K
5K
20 February 201610K42:05, Reid Tucker44:26, Amy Stoyles30
5K201:16, Lane Marshall22:14, Lauren Bakun169
25 February 201710K46:22, John Corbett46:00, Amy Stoyles19
5K23:48, Cherokee Braun27:33, Emily Salzlein103
3 February 201810K44:44, Kevin Kidd47:59, Corrie Sober20
5K20:08, Cherokee Braun20:21, Ava Flaherty178


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