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Novak finished in no time at all in Rodeo Run (PHOTOS)

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
Martin Novak of Fort Walton Beach was the first to cross the finish line at the Rodeo Run Sunday morning.

It wasn’t his first race this year, but it was Martin Novak’s first time to run in the Rodeo Run 5K held in conjunction with the Destin Fishing Rodeo.

Novak was the first out of a field of 173 runners to finish the Rodeo Run in 17 minutes and 58 seconds Sunday morning at Clement Taylor Park.

“I started slow,” said the 31-year-old, who lives in Fort Walton Beach.

He added it was a little windy on the first half of the race.

“It was a little easier on the way back,” Novak said. “Then I tried to speed it up the last kilometer.”

He crossed the line 30 seconds in front of Steven Garrett who was second across the line at 18:28.

Novak, who is a member of the Northwest Florida Track Club, said he’s run about 30 races since January. Nevertheless, he said that’s a few too many.

“I’m going to try to manage that better next year. Maybe just try two a month.”

He did enjoy Sunday’s Rodeo Run, however.

“It was a nice, flat and well marked. And it’s beautiful here in this park,” Novak said.

Not only was it Novak’s first time to run in the Rodeo Run, but Miss Destin’s Callie Kaltz as well.

“This was my first anything,” said the Fort Walton Beach High senior.

“In the beginning people kept passing me. I thought I was going to be last,” she said. “But then on the way back I started passing a few people.”

Kaltz managed to finish about midway of the pack, at 37:25, and third in her age group. And she is already talking about possibly running next year.

“I want to beat my time,” she said.

RODEO RUN RESULTS Overall male: Martin Novak, 17:58. Overall female: Donna Harris, 21:58. Overall male masters: Michael Radford, 20:00. Overall female masters: Lin Rehak, 23:48. Grand masters male: Mike O’Brien, 21:14. Grand masters female: Judy Lenderman, 24:23  

Top three in the various age groups 0-9: Conley Byers, 30:48, first; Michael Ganet, second. 10-14 male: Patrick Hughes, 20:10, first; Jacob Boling, second; Tyler McCormick, third. 10-14 female: Delany Cookman, 28:31, first; Rebekah Sook, second; and Brooke O’Keefe, third. 15-19 female: Georgiana Sook, 28:21 first; Kataring Etling, second; and Callie Kaltz, third. 20-24 male: Justin Cupple, 21:00, first; Daniel Knick, second; and Mason Meyer, third. 20-24 female: Jacklynn Standord, 25:33, first; Danna Lynch, second; and Sam McGee, third. 25-29 male: Steven Garret, 18:28, first; Lukas Novak, second; and Meade Tabata, third. 25-29 female: Amy Richardson, 24:09, first; Sara Ellenburg, second; and Sara Rivera, third. 30-34 male: Mike Moritz, 25:20, first; Craig Hilton, second; and Colby Fox, third. 30-34 female: Ila Reeder, 28:55, first; Heather Swedenhjelm, second; and Crystal Ayers, third. 35-39 male: Dave Olmstead, 24:07, first; Josh Waggener, second; and Joe Thibodeau, third. 35-39 female: Lisa Copper, 22:42, first; Teresa Irby, second; Keisha Sprinkles, third. 40-44 male: Alex George, 20:10, first; Will McCormick, second; and Craig Jagoe, third. 40-44 female: Simona Faroni, 23:57, first; Tammi Cox, second; and Lucy Hegall, third. 45-49 male: Jeff Harris, 20:26; first; Mike Cox, second; and Paul Robert, third. 45-49 female: Joni Foster, 25:45, first; Beverly Phillips, second; and Velina Sweatt, third. 50-54 male: Don McClintic, 23:29, first; James Watson, second; and Eugene Gruber, third. 50-54 female: Debbie Larue, 29:38, first; Lena Hennesey, second; and Maria Przybylski, third. 55-59 male: Daniel Schenke, 23:34, first; Mark Hodges, second; Bill Locke, third. 55-59 female: Kay Biggers, 26:33, first; Wendy Moen, second; and Pam Kendall, third. 60-64 male: Galyn Moen, 32:40, first; and George Schrelver, second. 65-69 male: John Kendall, 34:18, first. 70-74 male: Bob Miller, 31:30, first.  

WALKERS Overall male: Ken Smalewich, 33:35. Overall female: Tracy Jill Watson, 42:49. 0-39 male: Heath Grinder, 47:02. 0-39 female: Julie Moran, 45:31. 40-59 female: Ange Barr, 45:35.  

RODEO RUN FINISHERS 1 Martin Novak 17:58.625 2 Steven Garrett 18:28.311 3 Michael Radford 20:00.999 4 Patrick Hughes 20:10.225 5 Alex George 20:10.689 6 Jeff Harris 20:26.579 7 Lukas Novak 20:47.010 8 Justin Cupples 21:00.067 9 Mike O'Brien 21:14.319 10 Michael Cox 21:15.298 11 Paul Robert 21:27.333 12 Donna Harris 21:58.234 13 Daniel Knick 22:22.735 14 Jacob Boling 22:26.910 15 Mason Meyer 22:29.348 16 Will McCormick 22:31.633 17 Lisa Copper 22:42.399 18 Craig Jagoe 23:08.383 19 Stefan Halushka 23:27.297 20 Don McClintic 23:29.880 21 Teresa Irby 23:33.910 22 Daniel Schenke 23:34.636 23 Lin Rehak 23:48.836 24 Chad Watts 23:55.481 25 Simona Faroni 23:57.340 26 Dave Olmstead 24:07.583 27 Amy Richardon 24:09.235 28 Judy Lenderman 24:23.906 29 Josh Waggener 24:38.835 30 Meade Tabata 24:53.174 31 Sara Ellenburg 25:02.753 32 Brent Fitzgerald 25:09.069 33 Mark Miller 25:13.445 34 Mike Maritz 25:20.249 35 Jacklynn Stanford 25:33.226 36 Nizar Daoud 25:33.658 37 Joe Thibodeau 25:34.791 38 Danna Lynch 25:45.020 39 Joni Foster 25:45.847 40 Beverly Phillips 25:46.511 41 Sam McGee 25:52.233 42 Monty Buchanan 25:52.827 43 Keisha Sprinkles 25:53.952 44 Tammi Cox 25:54.672 45 James Watson 25:56.827 46 Dave Wintermute 25:58.627 47 Kyle Cunningham 26:04.388 48 Eugene Gruber 26:14.140 49 Craig Hylton 26:31.690 50 Robert Przybylski 26:32.409 51 Kay Biggers 26:33.769 52 Velina Sweatt 26:39.663 53 Todd Boling 26:40.688 54 Maryllyn Gilbert 26:54.623 55 Greg Larve 26:55.976 56 Estrella Ham 27:46.990 57 Morgan Atchley 27:54.585 58 Michelle Sperzel 28:05.932 59 Georgiana Sook 28:21.793 60 Ingrid Dickinson 28:23.862 61 Billie Adams 28:30.109 62 Delaney Cookman 28:31.030 63 Steve Cookman 28:32.321 64 Mitchelle Underwood 28:33.584 65 Sjon Green 28:37.284 66 Epiphany Hodge 28:37.804 67 Mark Hodges 28:44.440 68 Bill Locke 28:45.271 69 Michael Thomas 28:54.619 70 Ila Reeder 28:55.742 71 Tyler McCormick 29:07.931 72 Rebekah Sook 29:12.308 73 Bruce Sook 29:12.852 74 Heather Swedenhjelm 29:14.649 75 Anthony Dziokonski 29:17.792 76 Trey Horton 29:37.398 77 Crystal Ayers 29:38.218 78 Debbie LaRue 29:38.724 79 Christi Rountree 29:53.273 80 Stephen Reeder 29:53.912 81 Ralph Schofield 29:54.802 82 Adam Spencer 30:02.914 83 Hayley Odom 30:03.270 84 Lisa Wong 30:03.782 85 Sara Rivera 30:04.366 86 Carrie Nowka 30:15.854 87 Colby Fox 30:17.025 88 Damen Madox 30:30.317 89 Kristen Watson Keatts 30:36.824 90 Hillary McClintic 30:41.322 91 Barbie Sweat 30:45.319 92 Jeremy Sweat 30.45:981 93 Conley Byers 30:48.694 94 Mike Byers 30:50.051 95 Laurie Gilbert 30:51.428 96 Michael Garrett 30:59.869 97 Bob Miller 31:30.903 98 Kathy Adamo 31:42.781 99 Vint Atchley 32:06.705 100 Cathy Atchley 32:13.769 101 Kristen Leffel 32:26.786 102 Amberley Zamzow 32:28.258 103 Galyn Moen 32:40.731 104 Brundidge 32:51.146 105 Alicia Colas 32:59.870 106 Brooke Okeefe 33:03.183 107 Sureya Pilman 33:10.159 108 Lauren Adams 33:11.218 109 Ken Smalewich 33:35.676 110 Brandy Haley 33:46.146 111 John Kendall 34:18.842 112 Lucy Flegall 34:51.432 113 Lena Hennesey 34:52.578 114 Maria Przybylski 34:54.652 115 Katarina Etling 35:03.912 116 Jeannice Etling 35:06.337 117 Christine Cook 35:30.284 118 Megan McCormick 36:00.141 119 Jennifer McCormick 36:19.113 120 Amanda Akin 36:24.871 121 Aaron Willey 36:25.355 122 Beth Nida 36:29.154 123 Betsy Byrd 36:31.174 124 Amanda Ortega 36:36.632 125 Ashley Zimora 36:37.043 126 James Haley 36:38.293 127 Bethany Cookman 36:42.388 128 Wendy Moen 37:10.676 129 Rhonda Newton 37:19.529 130 Nikki Wallace 37:20.085 131 Callie Kaltz 37:26.699 132 Pam Kendall 37:30.089 133 Gina Whitaker 38:03.735 134 Alanda Respress 38:44.203 135 Christy Hughes 40:01.018 136 Kaylea Layman 40:17.753 138 Nicole Remele 40:31.695 139 Stacy Rudder 40:49.214 140 Kallie Meyer 41:05.903 141 Elizabeth Ruddex 41:14.146 142 Ashley Wheeler 41:16.711 143 Dee Dee Snow 41:22.493 144 Tracy Jill Watson 42:49.302 145 Katie Thrasher 42:57.913 146 Lisa Murphy 44:05.659 147 Valeria Johnson 45:09.298 148 Julie Moran 45:31.447 149 Amy Thomas 45:31.879 150 Martha Paris 45:35.340 151 Ange Barr 45:35.886 152 Elizabeth Love 45:41.188 153 Candy Williams 46:07.522 154 Cathy Kolbert 46:15.930 155 Bobbie Meyer 46:39.302 156 Deborah Moran 46:57.500 157 Susan Flesch 47:01.966 158 Heath Grider 47:02.448 159 George Schreiver 48:15.392 160 Kathryn Fitzgerald 48:25.645 161 Amy Herrington 49:18.213 162 Colette Wiley 49:35.967 163 Mary Broom 49:42.052 164 Patricia Clifton 49:43.245 165 Debbie Kotke 49:48.320 166 Yolanda Richter 49:49.435 167 Susan Kaltz 51:55.746 168 Susan Luttrell 51:56.128 169 Pat DeBogory 51:56.483 170 Joshua Willey 53:12.498 171 Holly Atwell 54:04.489 172 Andrea Reid 54:05.422 173 Emily Cox 54:06.167