The Mercedes-Benz Fort Lauderdale Corporate Run celebrated its 18th annual Fort Lauderdale race on Thursday, kicking off the 31st year of the Corporate Run series with a record-breaking 8,097 runners and walkers representing 281 South Florida companies.
Making history on Thursday was overall race winner and Dania Beach Ocean Rescue lifeguard Alice Henley, who became the first female to win a Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run with a 5K time of 18:25:00.
The overall men’s category winner, clocking in at 18:25:30, was Kaplan University’s Josh Johnston, a software developer who outpaced 3,750 other male participants to take the top honor in his category.
Leading the CEO category of this year’s race was Ed Lawton of Enterprise Fleet Management.
Cheryl Miller, CEO of AutoNation, finished with a time of 25:22.
The next stop for the 2016 Corporate Run series will be West Palm Beach on Wednesday, followed by the race finale at Miami’s Bayfront Park on April 28.
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SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN
▪ Keiser 4, St. Thomas 3 (8): Visiting Keiser (14-18, 2-4 The Sun Conference) defeated St. Thomas (14-17, 3-3) in extra innings.
The game was the completion of a contest from March 24 that was postponed by rain.
Neither team was able to score in the seventh inning as the game went to extra innings. The Seahawks managed to score a run in the top of the eighth to take a 4-3 lead.
The Bobcats were then blanked in the bottom of the eighth to seal the win for Keiser.
Pitcher Jessica Castiglione (1-2) allowed just three hits over four innings for the Bobcats. Riley Caylor earned the win with a complete-game performance.
SWIMMING AND DIVING
Lily Kaufmann, Maria Lopez and Ally Mayhew were named team captains of the FIU swimming and diving team for the upcoming 2016-17 season, coach Randy Horner announced.