Thursday, June 21, 2018

More props for Austin Epstein at the Props Father's Day 5K

2017 Props Brewery Father's Day 5KIn 2017, at Fort Walton Beach, Florida's inaugural Props Brewery Father's Day 5K, Austin Epstein ran faster than anyone else in the race, winning the event in 17:31. Returning for the second annual Props 5K on Saturday evening, 16 June 2018, Epstein ran faster still, lowering his own course record to 17:20. Susan Frazier won the women's title in 20:51, chopping a minute off the women's course record and placing seventh overall.


A graduate of Navarre High, Epstein just finished his first year at Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University, where he ran cross-country and track for the ERAU Eagles. Behind Epstein, Nathan Isames took second in 18:11. Myles Gibson of Donalsonville, Georgia was the fastest master runner in the race, placing third overall in 19:17.


Jensen Shonk, a rising sophomore on the cross-country team at Fort Walton Beach High, nabbed second in the women's standings, placing eleventh overall in 21:48. Only a few steps behind Shonk in 21:51, Ashley Selvey was the third woman and thirteenth overall. Lori Dierig was the first woman master and fifth female finisher, eighteenth overall in 23:32.


The 2018 Father's Day 5K started and finished at Props Brewery and Tap Room, 125 Lovejoy Road, in Fort Walton Beach. 191 athletes finished the 3.1-mile race.


Top Ten Men, 2018 Props Brewery Father's Day 5K
  1. 17:20, Austin Epstein (M, 19)
  2. 18:11, Nathan Isames (M, 24)
  3. 19:17, Myles Gibson (M, 51)
  4. 19:41, Derek Sandblom (M, 26)
  5. 20:23, Matt Buys (M, 31)
  6. 23:37, Kent Glover (M, 16)
  7. 20:52, Cliff Ennis (M, 37)
  8. 21:00, Reece Pasley (M, 14)
  9. 21:33, Rick Leonardi (M, 56)
  10. 21:49, Kyle Lundberg (M, 33)

Top Ten Women, 2018 Props Brewery Father's Day 5K
  1. 20:51, Susan Frazier (F, 23)
  2. 21:48, Jensen Shonk (F, 15)
  3. 21:51, Ashley Selvey (F, 32)
  4. 23:31, Heidi Dierig (F, 16)
  5. 23:32, Lori Dierig (F, 48)
  6. 23:59, Paula Piazza (F, 54)
  7. 25:02, Joey Shonk (F, 12)
  8. 25:46, Sarah Calhoun (F, 32)
  9. 26:32, Carrie Broyles (F, 40)
  10. 26:40, Shannon Clough (F, 30)

Props Brewery Father's Day 5K winners, 2017 - 2018
DateMenWomenFinishers
17 June 201717:31, Austin Epstein21:51, Claudia Howes180
16 June 201817:20, Austin Epstein20:51, Susan Frazier191


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