Saturday, March 10, 2018

Dietrich wins and Rosen runs a record 18:47 at the Big Bend Habitat For Humanity 5K

Like much of Leon County, during the 1800s the country around Centerville, Florida was given over to cotton production. Before the cotton came, though, the land had been covered in wiregrass and longleaf pines. And as the cotton fields disappeared during the twentieth century, the Centerville area returned to wiregrass and longleaf pine. More recently, the Centerville Conservation Community was established, guaranteeing that a portion of the Centerville district will remain wiregrass-and-pine, punctuated with the occasional house. Oh, and some paved streets, too, because to get to their home in an exclusive conservation community, no one wants to drive on a dirt road.

Kurt Dietrich, Sheryl Rosen

On those Centerville streets, Kurt Dietrich held off Sheryl Rosen, 18:44 to 18:47, to win the fourth annual Big Bend Habitat For Humanity 5K on Saturday morning, 10 March 2018. Rosen's time was a new women's record for the event, eclipsing the old mark of 21:16 set by Kate Harrison in 2014 at the inaugural Big Bend Habitat For Humanity 5K.


Gary Droze was the first master runner in the race and the second male finisher, placing third overall in 19:48. Master runner Geb Kiros was third in the men's standings and fourth overall in 19:48. Kiros had won the race in 2016, setting the Big Bend Habitat For Humanity 5K record of 17:58.


Nancy Moody was the second woman in the 5K and ninth overall in 22:46. Monica Judd, the 2016 women's champ, was the top woman master in the 2018 race and the third female finisher, tenth overall in 22:55.


77 athletes finished the 2018 Big Bend Habitat For Humanity 5K. Gulf Winds Track Club timed the race.


Top Ten Men, 2018 Big Bend Habitat For Humanity 5K
  1. 18:44, Kurt Dietrich (M, 26)
  2. 19:03, Gary Droze (M, 56)
  3. 19:48, Geb Kiros (M, 51)
  4. 20:26, Zach DeVeau (M, 30)
  5. 22:07, Dan Manausa (M, 48)
  6. 22:44, Micah Grossman (M, 11)
  7. 22:45, Zachary Grossman (M, 40)
  8. 22:58, Jon Roddenberry (M, 44)
  9. 24:13, Michael Labossiere (M, 51)
  10. 24:18, Stephen Genstis (M, 62)

    Top Ten Women, 2018 Big Bend Habitat For Humanity 5K
    1. 18:47, Sheryl Rosen (F, 33)
    2. 22:46, Nancy Moody (F, 33)
    3. 22:55, Monica Judd (F, 43)
    4. 23:48, Maya Tang (F, 12)
    5. 25:47, Nancy Stedman (F, 56)
    6. 25:58, Elise Ferguson (F, 47)
    7. 26:37, Stephanie Hurt (F, 66)
    8. 26:46, Francee Laywell (F, 56)
    9. 27:31, Debbie Peters (F, 57)
    10. 27:47, Cheryl Moore (F, 50)

    Big Bend Habitat For Humanity 5K winners, 2014 - 2018
    DateMenWomenFinishers
    15 November 201418:58, Michael Martinez21:16, Kate Harrison100
    14 November 201517:59, Grady Smith23:12, Nancy Moody93
    12 November 201617:58, Geb Kiros23:07, Monica Judd80
    10 March 201818:44, Kurt Dietrich18:47, Sheryl Rosen77


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