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CAPE GAZETYE, Friday, March 6 - March 12, 1998 - 83 March marks beginning of road-racing season The month of March, better known by runners as the month it all begins. Road-race events rang- ing from road miles to marathons across the country get started in March and by April almost every weekend is filled up with a run or walk for the community to partici- pate in. Things are no different here in Delaware as the Slower Sussex Harriers will host their second an- nual 5K event and walk from West Seaford Elementary School on Saturday, March 14, while the 35th annual Caesar Rodney Half- Marathon will host a predicted 1,000 runners up and down the hills of upstate Wilmington on March 22. Locally the Seashore Striders will kick off their 30-event season with the Spring Walks for Robbie Dickson, which will take place at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes also on Sunday, March 22. The Striders will hold events on 30 of the next 37 weekends to the end of November. The Seashore Striders will host three events in their spring series with two in Lewes and one in Sel- byville, while the Masser 5 miler and "Kid's I Did It" races will lead off the summer series on Mothers' Day, May 10. The Seashore Strider champi- onship series last year attracted hundreds of runners and walkers Tim Bamforth Four 1997 Slam Four basketball "players who competed with their teams in the 1997 "Slam Dunk to the Beach" National Holiday Basketball Invi- tational tournament have been named McDonald's High School All-Americans. The players are AI Harrington, St. Patrick's, Elizabeth, N.J.; Dan Miller, Rancocas Valley, Mount Holly, N.J.; Ray Young, St. Joseph, Alameda, Calif.; and Tayshaun Prince, Dominguez, Compton, Calif. Tournament Executive Director and CEO Robert F. Jacobs com- mented on the announcement: "This selection, which is the most prestigious honor in high school basketball, only adds to tl(e many accomplishments that the 'Slam Dunk to the Beach' Nation- al Holiday Basketball Invitational has acquired. "It also further proves how the national limelight once again is on Delaware and could be made to RUNNING across the East Coast and will be no different this time around, with runners meeting qualifying stan- dards of competing in five 5K events and one 5-mile event over the course of the summer. Unlike many other statewide series com- binations, there is no entry fee to be a part of the Strider Champi- onship Series and all qualifiers, regardless of place or time, will be presented plaques at the end of the summer season. Interested runners or walkers can learn about the Seashore Strider events through the Slower Sussex Harrier Web pages on the Internet. Applications and sched- ules for the summer events can al- so be picked up at the Cape Gazette or at the Lewes or Re- hoboth chambers. Runners can al- so learn about the upcoming events or the weekly Grove Park Walking & Jogging Club by call- ing the race hot line at 947-1772. To receive an application, send a SASE to Seashore Striders, P.O. Box 485, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. SPLITS...The annual All-State Indoor Track and Field banquet will be held Wednesday, March 11, in Claymont as the All-State Indoor Track and Field team and coach/athlete of the year will be honored. Cape's Kai Maull will be the highlight of the evening - as he won four individual titles, the season grand prix and set a record, broke two Tower Hill records and set two new state records• The "Athlete of the Year" is always a last-minute surprise to the crowd, but I think if Kai's not called to the microphone, the place just might fall out of their seats. The last Cape athlete to win the "Ath- lete of the Year" honor was Willie Savage, who won three titles and scored 38 points to lead the Vikings to an indoor state champi- onship in 1993...Coach Booth of top-ranked Arkansas called the other evening to confirm that Kai Maull was attending Clemson next season and I'm sure he went through a box of tissues after he hung up the phone. You see, coach Booth is the same guy who- told me last October that "we don't really want to take a chance with Kai because he does not know how to triple jump. We here at Arkansas like to get athletes that can score in more than one event. We'll keep in touch coach, and maybe in the spring we'll see what we have left over in the bank•" Well, you know the o1' saying you snooze, you lose!..,Speaking of Clemson track and field, the Tigers defended their ACC title by beating North Carolina by 10 points, 14tt-134, at last weekend's ACC champi- onships in Virginia• Freshman Tony Lloyd won the triple jump in 50 feet, 9 inches, and what a great 1-2 jumping punch they'll have next year...The young girls that made up the Strider Bantam 9-10 team last December - Chelsea Palmer, Laura Olenderski, Bethany Pavlik, Sarah Neff, Bren- nan Killeen and Helena Melendez - will be honored, for their third- place finish at the nationals this Sunday afternoon in Jefferson- ville, Pa., at an AAU All-Ameri- can banquet...I had the pleasure to bump into the proud morn of Seaford's Kristen Irwin, the in- door 2-mile state champion a few weeks back, as I was having my hand x,rayed at Beebe. My apolo- gies go out to the Seaford star for missing her in my article as a "Downstate/Sussex Countian {)unk players shine ever brighter if Delaware were allowed to move ahead in- Angle Moon photo AI Harrington shown play- ing during the 1997 Slam Dunk to the Beach tourney. named McDonald's All-Americans stead of being forced to remain stagnant as it pertains to high school athletics," said Jacobs. "It is these accomplishments that we feel and hope will force the state of Delaware to change its outdated rules and philosophies and move into the 21st century for the betterment of the state and our nation's high school athletes." The 1998 Slam Dunk to the Beach, which will be played Dec. 26-30, at Cape Henlopen High School, will include 41 games over the five-day period, with 42 teams in six divisions• That's an expansion over the number of teams and games that were includ- ed in the 1997 tournament.• For complete tournament infor- mation contact tournament Execu- tive Director Robert F. Jacobs at 302-734-SLAM (7526)• Those in- terested may also choose to write to Slam Dunk to the Beach, P.O. Box 133, Camden, DE 19934- 0133 COASTAL TOWING & REPAm would like to invite all of Rehoboth Shell's former customers to experience our services. We are a full service repair facility with over 25 years experience and ASE certified mechanics. 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UPCOMING SPRING EVENTS • Saturday, March 14...Not Quite Ready For the Ides of March 5K Run to be held at West Seaford Elementary School, beginning at 10 a.m. • Sunday, March 22...Caesar Rodney Half Marathon to be held at Rodney Square in Wilmington, 13.1 miles. • Sunday, March 22...Spring Walks (3K, 5K, 10K) for Robbie Dickson to be held at Cape Hen- lopen High School, beginning at 9 a.m. • Sunday, March 29...April Fools Run and Walk to be held at Cape Henlopen State Park, begin- ning at 10 a.m. • Saturday, April 11 •••Lewes Physical Therapy 5K Run and 1- mile walk to be held at the Lewes Physical Therapy headquarters on Savannah Road, beginning at 10 a.m. • Saturday, April 18...O!d Timers Day 5K Run & l-mile walk to be held at the Selbyville Town Hall, beginning at 9 a.m. • Sunday, May 10...Masser 5 miler & Strider "Kids I Did It" races to be held at Cape Henlopen High School, beginning at 9 a.m. -- Sewing Sussex for 33 Years -- . 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