Father’s Day celebrated with a run on the beach
More than 200 participants of all ages kicked off Father’s Day at the Manhattan Beach Pier Sunday by competing in the annual Summer Manhattan Beach 5K.
The out-and-back course along the water’s edge celebrates the Summer Solstice and is held at the lowest tide of the season.
Phillip Gonzalez, 37, of Arcadia claimed the title with a time of 16 minutes, 20 seconds beating out a pair of 20-year-old runners.
Alejandro Montesinos, of Henderson, NV finished second at 16:58, just ahead of Brendon Cohen, of Redondo Beach who crossed the finish line at 17:13.
Audrey Stansbury, 35, of Hermosa Beach won the women’s crown with a time of 21:47. Leslie Cohen, 58, of Santa Monica finished second at 23:22 and Katie Brody, 27, of Los Angeles placed third at 24:37.
Males winning their age group included: Robert Solis (11-14, Torrance, 23:45), Jacob Helfgott (15-19, Redondo Beach, 18:19), Montesinos (20-24), Ben Moores (25-29, Bath, 19:18), Matthew Parlee (30-34, Lawndale, 19:17), Gonzalez (35-39), Garry Martin (40-44, Hawthorne, 21:37), Robert Guillen (45-49, Lakewood, 22:09), Scott Atkinson (50-54, Hermosa Beach, 23:48), Jim Newman (55-59, Manhattan Beach, 22:15), Ken Taylor (60-64, Redondo Beach, 27:18, Peter Joyce (65-69, Manhattan Beach, 25:10), Ward Wright (70-74, Redondo Beach, 52:59) and Dick Windishar (80-89, Manhattan Beach, 37:25).
Females finishing first in their age group were: Samantha Cohen (11-14, Santa Monica, 25:42), Sonia Desaielamle (15-19, 26:42), Kelly Grove (20-24, Tiburon, 28:00), Brody (25-29), Carmen Gutierrez (30-34, Pacoima, 28:11), Stansbury (35-39), Tracy Mausser (40-44, Hermosa Beach, 26:04), Kari Nakama (45-49, Hermosa Beach, 32:01), Lynn Jaeger (50-54, Manhattan Beach, 27:21), Cohen (55-59) and Leigh Daltorio (60-64, Redondo Beach, 29:19).
In the Kid’s 1K Dash, Shane Mausser, 9, of Hermosa Beach captured the title with a time of 2:42. Taylor Yang, 7, of Pasadena won the Little Kid’s 400-meter race posting a time of 1:40 and in the Crawler’s 50-meter event, Caroline Huang, 4, of Redondo Beach edged her 1-year-old sister Julia by one second with a time of 26 seconds.