Thursday, March 22, 2018

Shad McGrew and Darien Andreu spring for wins at Spring-For-A-Cause

Spring-For-A-Cause 5K161 athlete took off running from the Saint Augustine Shores Riverview Club on Saturday morning, 17 March 2018. The first one back was Shad McGrew, becoming the winner of the ninth annual Spring-For-A-Cause 5K. McGrew, a freshman cross-country runner on the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University men's cross-country team, covered the 3.1-mile out-and-back course in 17:26. Saint Augustine master runner Dr. Darien Andreu was first in the women's division, placing eleventh overall in 21:21. Dr. Andreu, a professor at Flagler College, is a distinguished alumna of the Florida State University women's cross-country and track teams.

Andy Nicol of Saint Augustine was the top master runner in the race, placing second overall in 18:57. Winston Fletcher of Palatka, Florida was third in 19:31.

Talisa Fletcher of Palatka took second in the women's standings, placing thirteenth overall in 21:44. Saint Augustine master runner Michelle Fredette was the third woman and sixteenth overall in 22:08. Fredette is a three-time women's champ of the Spring-For-A-Cause 5K, with wins in 2013, 2015, and 2017.

The Pedro Menendez High School Athletic Booster Club hosted the 2018 Spring-For-A-Cause 5K. RaceSmith, Inc., timed the event and Jacob Smith of RaceSmith measured the course for USATF certification. The Spring-For-A-Cause 5K is the third of the twelve events of the 2018 Run Saint Augustine Race Series.

Top Ten Men, 2018 Spring-For-A-Cause 5K
  1. 17:26, Shad McGrew (M, 20) Saint Augustine, FL
  2. 18:57, Andy Nicol (M, 58) Saint Augustine, FL
  3. 19:31, Winston Fletcher (M, 32) Palatka, FL
  4. 19:39, Nate McKendrick (M, 41) Saint Johns, FL
  5. 19:49, Scott Lentz (M, 45) Saint Augustine, FL
  6. 19:51, Kevin Gamble (M, 50) Saint Augustine, FL
  7. 19:58, Guy Jackson (M, 53) Fleming Island, FL
  8. 20:21, Peyton Godwin (M, 52) Saint Augustine, FL
  9. 20:28, Mclean Clark (M, 15) Saint Augustine, FL
  10. 21:13, Larry Thackwell (M, 52) Palm Coast, FL

Top Ten Women, 2018 Spring-For-A-Cause 5K
  1. 21:21, Darien Andreu (F, 58) Saint Augustine, FL
  2. 21:44, Talisa Fletcher (F, 31) Palatka, FL
  3. 22:08, Michelle Fredette (F, 60) Saint Augustine, FL
  4. 22:16, Sabrina Simon (F, 18) Saint Augustine, FL
  5. 23:36, Kelsey Greenfield (F, 27) Gainesville, FL
  6. 23:38, Angel Baer (F, 46) Saint Augustine, FL
  7. 23:41, Cate Nowak (F, 25) Gainesville, FL
  8. 25:11, Andrea Giovanni (F, 52) Saint Augustine, FL
  9. 25:56, Savannah Alston (F, 15) Saint Augustine, FL
  10. 26:00, Ariel Masters (F, 25) Saint Augustine, FL

Spring For A Cause 5K winners, 2010 - 2018
27 March 201017:46, Chris Heijm de Vries19:37, Lori Costello188
26 March 201116:27, Han Solo19:06, Allie Norman189
24 March 201219:15, Kevin Gamble21:38, Nicole Gauthier169
16 March 201319:02, Jonathan Thiele23:09, Michelle Fredette150
15 March 201420:41, Robert Edsall22:35, Reagan Bush128
21 March 201517:43, Dalton Hodge22:38, Michelle Fredette138
19 March 201620:43, John Moon19:31, Ani Veltcheva250
18 March 201719:25, Conrad Smith22:25, Michelle Fredette195
17 March 201817:26, Shad McGrew21:21, Darien Andreu161
The race was known as the Spring-For-A-Cure from 2010 to 2013.
From 2010 to 2018 the race has been run on USATF-certified course FL10015EBM


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