Cody Haden and Jennifer Radeckek easily won the men’s and women’s titles Saturday at the first Boo’s 5K Run/Walk and Fun Run at Navarre Beach.
Haden, 19, a Navarre High School graduate, finished the 5-kilometer out-and-back course on Gulf Boulevard in 16 minutes, 16 seconds, which was 32 seconds faster than runner-up Christopher Akin, 17, of Model High School in Rome, Ga. Haden will be a sophomore at the University of West Florida, where he runs cross country for the Argonauts, this fall.
Radeckek, 27, of New Orleans, a former Louisiana State University runner, finished eighth overall in 20:02, more than a minute of the second female finisher, Iolani Scanlan, 20, of Destin and the University of Tampa. Scanlan finished in 21:03.
The race was among several events this weekend in Navarre benefitting Camp Compass and Christ's Starfish Foundation, charities supported by professional golfer Boo Weekley of Milton. Weekley, comedian Dan "Larry the Cable Guy" Whitney and country singer Gary Allen were among the celebrities who participated in Weekley's 10th charity golf weekend, hosted for the first time by The Club at Hidden Creek in Navarre.
Navarre High harriers Tanner Wilcox and James Mullin finished fourth and fifth overall in 18:38 and 18:48, respectively.
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