Youth be served Teenagers top runners in Jolley Be Good competition

Roger LaLonde Staff 
 Chistina Elliott doubled her pleasure in the Jolley Be Good 5k Run/Walk on Saturday. She ran while pushing her children, Mason and Grace, up the steep and windy Judge S. S. Jolley Bridge. Elliott placed 11th in her 35-to-39 age group.

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Roger LaLonde Staff Chistina Elliott doubled her pleasure in the Jolley Be Good 5k Run/Walk on Saturday. She ran while pushing her children, Mason and Grace, up the steep and windy Judge S. S. Jolley Bridge. Elliott placed 11th in her 35-to-39 age group.

Youth won out at the Jolley Be Good 5K Run/Walk on Saturday on Marco Island. Overall winners, Rosie Poling of Marco Island and Ken Leidal of Downingtown, Pa., were among 303 entrants that traversed the Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge as part of the unique event, a fundraiser to support the Marco Islnad Parks & Recreation programs.

Photo by ROGER LALONDE

Youth won out at the Jolley Be Good 5K Run/Walk on Saturday on Marco Island. Overall winners, Rosie Poling of Marco Island and Ken Leidal of Downingtown, Pa., were among 303 entrants that traversed the Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge as part of the unique event, a fundraiser to support the Marco Islnad Parks & Recreation programs.

Roger LaLonde Staff 
 Sisters, Tiffany and Kate Breuler, fly to the finish line in the Jolley Be Good 5K Run/Walk on Marco Island Saturday.  Just one-tenth of a second separated the  two, with Tiffany, 8, edging Kelly, 10, by an eyelash.

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Roger LaLonde Staff Sisters, Tiffany and Kate Breuler, fly to the finish line in the Jolley Be Good 5K Run/Walk on Marco Island Saturday. Just one-tenth of a second separated the two, with Tiffany, 8, edging Kelly, 10, by an eyelash.

A girl has to look good at the finish line. Maggie Poling, 5, adjusts her head ban as she is escorted by her mom Patty and brother Mickey across the line at the Jolley Be Good 5K Run/Walk on Saturday. Ellie ran the 3.1-mile course, including up and down the step Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge, in 35:01.

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A girl has to look good at the finish line. Maggie Poling, 5, adjusts her head ban as she is escorted by her mom Patty and brother Mickey across the line at the Jolley Be Good 5K Run/Walk on Saturday. Ellie ran the 3.1-mile course, including up and down the step Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge, in 35:01.

Roger LaLonde Staff 
 Ken Leidel of Downingtown, Pa., already has a a big lead as he charges up the Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge into a stiff wind in winning the Jolley Be Good 5K Run/Walk on Saturday. Leidel ran the 3.1-mile distance in 17:28.9.

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Roger LaLonde Staff Ken Leidel of Downingtown, Pa., already has a a big lead as he charges up the Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge into a stiff wind in winning the Jolley Be Good 5K Run/Walk on Saturday. Leidel ran the 3.1-mile distance in 17:28.9.

Marco Island's Brandon Black heads a group of runners going up the Judge S.S.  Jolley Bridge on Saturday in the Jolley Be Good 5K Run/Walk on Marco Island. Black won his 15-to-19 age group.

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Marco Island's Brandon Black heads a group of runners going up the Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge on Saturday in the Jolley Be Good 5K Run/Walk on Marco Island. Black won his 15-to-19 age group.

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 Competitors, young and older, race to the top of  the Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge as the haze begins to clear on Saturday morning for the Jolley Be Good 5K Run/Walk. The runners ran into a heavy wind that had even the best competitors struggling. The good news was they ran back down to finish.

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Roger LaLonde Staff Competitors, young and older, race to the top of the Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge as the haze begins to clear on Saturday morning for the Jolley Be Good 5K Run/Walk. The runners ran into a heavy wind that had even the best competitors struggling. The good news was they ran back down to finish.

Christy Thorstenson, left and Lauren Hanscom, a one-two punch on the Lely track team, shined in their 15-to-19 agre group on Saturday in the Jolley Be Good 5K Run/Walk on Marco Island. Hanscom won and Thorstenson was second, just one-tenth of a second behind.

Photo by ROGER LALONDE

Christy Thorstenson, left and Lauren Hanscom, a one-two punch on the Lely track team, shined in their 15-to-19 agre group on Saturday in the Jolley Be Good 5K Run/Walk on Marco Island. Hanscom won and Thorstenson was second, just one-tenth of a second behind.

Marco Island's Paul Tateo waves as he jaunts up the Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge on Saturday in the Jolley Be Good 5K Run/Walk event to support Marco Island Parks & Recreation programs and special events.

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Marco Island's Paul Tateo waves as he jaunts up the Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge on Saturday in the Jolley Be Good 5K Run/Walk event to support Marco Island Parks & Recreation programs and special events.

Travis Barry and son Kevin, 10, have experience in running over the  Jolley Bridge and it helped Kevin win the 10-and-under competition, while also edging his dad in the Jolley Be Good 5K Run/Walk on Saturday. Kevin's time was 22:26.5 and Travis' time was 22:28.2.

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Travis Barry and son Kevin, 10, have experience in running over the Jolley Bridge and it helped Kevin win the 10-and-under competition, while also edging his dad in the Jolley Be Good 5K Run/Walk on Saturday. Kevin's time was 22:26.5 and Travis' time was 22:28.2.

Youth be served

Teenagers top runners in Jolley Be Good competition

Youth was served in the Open Division for best overall times. Rosie Poling, 13, of Marco Island and Ken Leidal, 17, Downingtown, Pa., won. Poling recorded a time of 21:28 and Leidal, 17:28.9,

Mary Kozik, 15, of Wadsworth, Ohio, placed second and Emma Fernandez, 15, of Marco Island, third. Behind Leidal was Jesus Hernandez and Ulises Vivar, both 18 and former Lely cross country teammates.

Masters winners (over 40) were Patricia Poling of Marco Island, in 23:24.1 and David Browne of Naples in 20:44.4. Following Poling were Clara Alber of Marco Island and Margo Klungensmith of Naples. Just behind Browne were Mike Proto of Bristol and Joseph Lang of Marco Island.

It was a family affair for the Polings as dad Bob topped the 45-49 males, Mickey, 11, won the 11-to-14 and Ellie won the 10-and-under.

Yet the runner for the future may be Maggie Poling, 5. She ran the entire 3.1 miles in 35:01.

Her sister Rosie said Maggie is already competitive.

"She has already told me that she is going to beat all my records," Rosie said.

Rosie, an eighth grader at the Marco Island Charter Middle School, has become somewhat of a legend around Collier County and beyond for her cross country and track exploits. Even on Saturday other runners were yelling "You go Rosie" as she passed them.

Marco Islanders apparently pointed to this race, being held for the second time and is expected to become an annual event.

In the women's divisions Islanders won 14 of 17. In the men's it was 8 of 16.

Marco division winners, not already named, included Katie Schiller, 11-14, Lauren Hanscom, 15-19, Mia Haugen, 25-29, Sarah Textor, 30-34, Lisa Hicks, 35-39, Jayne Martinovich, 40-44, Joanne Thorstenson, 45-49, Deborah Servente, 55-59, Mary Springfield, 60-64 and Maria Lamb, 65-59.

Other female winners were Shane Manville, Naples, 20-24, Kathy Woodley, London, 50-54 and Mary Ann Douglas, Naples, 75-79.

Marco Island male winners, not already named, were Brandon Black, 15-19, Bruce Kretschmer, 25-29, David Fernandez, 40-44 and William Reynoso, 60-64.

Other male winners included Craig Norris, Naples, 25-29, Glenn Kempa, Cape Coral, 30-34, Erik Mogelvang, Naples, 35-39, Scott Lymburner, Naples, 50-54, James Kozik, Wadsworth, Ohio, 55-59 and Monson Douglas, Naples, 75-79.

Complete results can be found at gcrunner.com.

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