Wednesday, July 18, 2018

St Augustine surgeon Jeremy Caudill runs a winning 16:42 at the Bridge of Lions 5K

As the oldest city in the United States, Saint Augustine, Florida is full of architectural landmarks, including Castillo de San Marcos, the Saint Augustine lighthouse, and the Bridge of Lions. Each July since 1985 the bridge has also drawn the attention of distance runners coming the Ancient City for the Bridge of Lions 5K. Saint Augustine's own Dr. Jeremy Caudill won the 34th annual Bridge of Lions race on Saturday morning, 14 July 2018, edging out Alejandro Hernandez of Miami, Florida 16:42 to 16:48. Ormond Beach, Florida athlete Stefanie Braun took the women's title, placing fifteenth overall in 19:52.

Behind the battle between Caudill and Hernandez, Terrance Sessoms of Jacksonvile, Florida ran 16:58 for third. A Sandalwood High alum, Sessoms just finished his first year of running cross-country and track at Savannah State. Shad McGrew, who spent the 2017 cross-country season running for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, placed fourth in 17:23. Leo Fila of Ponte Vedra, Florida was the top master runner in the race and ninth overall in 19:01.

Women's champ Stefanie Braun was from Ormond Beach, and so was the women's runner-up, Mallory Kennedy. Kennedy finished twentieth overall in 20:24. A few steps behind Kennedy, Claire McDonnell, a rising junior on the Father Lopez High cross-country team, was third in the women's standings and 22nd overall in 20:27.

Isabel Torres-Padin, who runs cross-country at Case Western Reserve University, was the fourth woman and 24th overall in 20:54. Tracy Dutra of Melbourne, Florida was the first woman master and fifth female finisher, 28th overall in 21:04.

1090 athletes finished the 2018 Bridge of Lions 5K. RaceSmith chip-timed the event.

Top Ten Men, 2018 Bridge of Lions 5K, St. Augustine, Florida
  1. 16:42, Jeremy Caudill (M, 39) Saint Augustine, FL
  2. 16:48, Alejandro Hernandez (M, 23) Miami, FL
  3. 16:58, Terrance Sessoms (M, 18) Jacksonville, FL
  4. 17:23, Shad McGrew (M, 21) Saint Augustine, FL
  5. 17:43, Douglas Wilder (M, 27) New Smyrna, FL
  6. 18:19, Dylan Glass (M, 26) Saint Augustine, FL
  7. 18:23, Jimmy Major (M, 16) Palm Coast, FL
  8. 18:35, Matthew Nelson (M, 37) Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
  9. 19:01, Leo Fila (M, 40) Ponte Vedra, FL
  10. 19:12, Garrett Miller (M, 16) Pataskala, OH

Top Ten Women, 2018 Bridge of Lions 5K, St. Augustine, Florida
  1. 19:52, Stefanie Braun (F, 27) Ormond Beach, FL
  2. 20:24, Mallory Kennedy (F, 35) Ormond Beach, FL
  3. 20:27, Claire McDonnell (F, 16) New Smyrna Beach, FL
  4. 20:54, Isabel Torres-Padin (F, 20) Jacksonville Beach, FL
  5. 21:04, Tracy Dutra (F, 45) Melbourne, FL
  6. 21:32, Erika Olson (F, 24) Fleming Island, FL
  7. 22:01, Morgan Sharp (F, 18) Saint Augustine, FL
  8. 21:51, Allison Gubitz (F, 26) Jacksonville, FL
  9. 22:42, Maggie Musgrave (F, 34) Chicago, IL
  10. 23:01, Michelle Fredette (F, 61) Saint Augustine, FL

Bridge of Lions 5K winners, 1985 - 2018
12 July 198614:53, John Rogerson18:11, Jeannie Messinese
18 July 198714:55, Ron Borsheim18:03, Tawny Kern
20 July 199615:34, Mark Donahue17:16, Kim Pawelek995
19 July 199715:18, Gary Droze16:56, Kim Pawelek958
18 July 199815:41, Reo Rorem19:04, Kelly Wild1113
17 July 199915:52, Ted Devos16:28, Kim Pawelek1151
15 July 200016:12, Randy Hollinger20:27, Erin Neville958
21 July 200116:15, Lee Yaracas19:00, Karin Glenn
20 July 200216:20, Joseph Zepherinus18:32, Karin Glenn490
19 July 200317:24, Keith Brantly19:22, Karin Glenn503
17 July 200415:51, Justin Taylor17:46, Luanne Coulter439
16 July 200516:15, Justin Taylor20:01, Amanda Hahn228
15 July 200616:19, Justin Taylor19:29, Michelle Krueger216
21 July 200715:45, Justin Taylor20:48, Christine Marcano387
19 July 200816:27, Mike Hensley20:04, Sue O'Malley433
18 July 200916:22, Todd Neville19:44, Julie Mayfield431
17 July 201016:07, Ryan Albertson20:33, Sue O'Malley506
16 July 201117:22, Joe Matuszczak18:29, Courtney Cooper731
21 July 201216:24, Marc Akbar18:23, Michelle Krueger713
27 July 201316:11, Marc Akbar18:26, Kim Pawelek Brantly820
26 July 201417:27, Gavin Gresham18:12, Kim Pawelek Brantly749
18 July 201516:10, Jeremy Bryan18:06, Kim Pawelek Brantly1104
16 July 201617:38, Ian Yates18:36, Mallory Kennedy1159
15 July 201717:15, Sean Snyder19:34, Michelle Krueger1171
14 July 201816:42, Jeremy Caudill19:52, Stefanie Braun1090
Please contact me if you have results of the Bridge of Lions 5K for 1985 or 1988-1995!


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