Local coach a Swine Time 5K winner
Published 2:33 pm Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Caleb Alte, a senior cross country runner at Winter Park High School in Winter Park, Fla., and Bainbridge High School Cross Country Coach Mandi O’Mara captured the championships at Saturday’s annual 5,000-meter, 3.1-mile Swine Time Festival Run in Climax.
Alte was the overall winner in the 72-runner field, with a time of 17 minutes, 27 seconds, while O’Mara was the top female finisher and 10th overall finisher, with a time of 22:46.
Alte said he thought the course, which was uphill coming back, was challenging.
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“We don’t have many hills around Orlando,” he said. “I am used to running on flat surfaces.”
Zachary Barnett was first in the male 13 and under division with a time of 51:20, and Rachel Maloy was first in the female 13 and under division with a time of 35:29.
Josh Valls was second behind Alte in the 14 to 19 male division and was also second overall with a time of 18:40.
Finishing first in the 14 to 19 female division was Kara Chatham with a time of 47:46. Winning the 20 to 29 male division was Norm St. John, who was third overall with a time of 20:19.
Taking second behind O’Mara in the 20 to 29 female division was Annie Beauchamp in a time of 28:22.
The 30 to 39 male and female division winners were Randy Breedlove and Kellie Davis, with times of 22:25 and 30:05.
Scott Gzyzer was first in the 40 to 49 male division in a time of 26:10, and Carol Harrison was first in the 40 to 49 female division in a time of 30:36.
Capturing the 50 to 59 male and female division titles were Jay Herring and Linda A. Wann with times of 21:23 and 26:51.
Winners in the 60 to 69 male and female division were Tom Crine and Linda Lee, with times of 32:04 and 55:43.
Top finishers in the 50 to 59 male and female division were Bill deGrummond and Barbara Pendley, with times of 49:15 and 45:19.