Moritz returns to take Eagles 5K title

By Randy Lefko Sports Editor
Posted 1/12/22

FLEMING ISLAND - Former Clay High track state champion and former Fleming Island High track coach Karen Moritz returned to the Fleming Island High track to take first place at the Fleming Island …

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Moritz returns to take Eagles 5K title

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FLEMING ISLAND - Former Clay High track state champion and former Fleming Island High track coach Karen Moritz returned to the Fleming Island High track to take first place at the Fleming Island Eagles 5K race on Saturday. The race day also featured a Maddi’ Mile fun run as a remembrance of former Golden Eagle freshman running standout Maddi Stevenson, who committed suicide in 2018.

Moritz, now 37 and with a couple of young children under her tutelage, romped through the field with a 19 minute, 55 second win with Shelly Allen, 58, a Fleming Island masters stalwart, second at 21:22. Angie Enyedi, 42, finished as the third place finisher in 21:33 as age and wisdom seemed to up youth and vigor for the annual event that benefits suicide helplines.

Moritz, as a senior for Clay, ran a 19:17 split for a three mile trek at the Class 3A cross country championships for fifth place in 2002. On the mens side, Keystone Heights High junior cross country ace Tyler Griffin, 15, outpaced veteran John Webb, 51, for the mens title in 17:51. Webb finished in 18:39 with Noel Reforma, 42, third in 18:53.

Enyedi and Hall Hunt, 40, were masters female and male champions.

All results came be found on 1stplacesports.com.

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