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Joe Waldron, Monika Brack,00',n win April Fool's Run at Cape How much longer???, How much to go?. Where's the finish line??? Those were a few of the words shouted at me as I rode the lead bike past the turn-a-round point and headed toward the finish. The race was last weekend's third annual April Fools Day run & walk that was held at Cape Henlopen State Park. Being that it was April Fools Day, the crowd of 110 was told that the course was between 2 and 4 miles, with a wa- ter stop located between the start and finish. I also announced that they would encounter surfaces of road, grass, sand, trail, bike path and a beautiful view toward the end of the course. "But what about our mile split???" one runner shouted. "The miles are not marked to- day, but there are several of them," I answered. "Good luck and happy April Fools Day!" For- mer Dixie Darling and Seashore Strider parent Terri Morris was then cleared to fire the starting gun. The outcome was Joe Waldron pulling away from last year's champion Glenn Kemp on his way up the quarter mile surprise incline to the great dune lookout point and hanging 9n for the 3.48m victory. Several partici- pants in the race found it a sur- prise that Lewes now has a decent incline in the town. "How much farther??? I got a bad cramp," the 25 year old Waldron shouted at me just past the 3 mile mark. Waldron, out of Ocean City, Md., was timed in 19:44, while second place went to Reuben Beauchamp who won the Male Masters Title in 19:58. Monika Bracken won the Over- all Female Title by finishing 13th in a time of 22:19, while young 12 year old Brittany Morris was sec- ond in 24:54. led Myers, of Parkesburg, PA., picked up where she left off last season by winning the Female Master Title in a time of 25:44. This race is held every year for the "too serious runners" that are addicted to their race time. The Seashore Striders host events all year long, but the idea is ta get people out running, walk- ing, and enjoying fitness, because this particular sport is not too fun if you can't have fun doing it. The April Fools Day event is held for those who just want to run for the fun of it. Results: Overall- Joe Waldron, 1, 19:44; Monika Bracken, 13, 22:19 Master- Reuben Beauchamp, 2, 19:58; Jeri Myers, 32, 25:44 9 & under 1. Evan Mock, 25, 25:02; 2. PJ. Melen- dez, 44, 27:27 1. Lindsey Kent, 53, 29:22; 2. Laura Olenderski, 67, 31: i I 645-8457 645-9060 1-800-610-8457 P.O. Box 252, Lewes. DE 19958 10-13 1. Ryan Kent, 19, 23:53; 2. Matt Riggin, RUNNING 20, 23:53; 3. Taylor Donohne, 33, 25:48 1. Brittany Morris, 24, 24:54; 2. Tiffany Melendez, 46, 27:47; 3. Gina DiAmico, 65, 30:55 14-19 1. Mark Jones, 7, 21:48; 2. Jason Jacques, 11, 22:13; 3. Wayne Hickok, 14, 22:40 1. Katie Bandekow, 54, 29:24; 2. Carol Ann Dulin, 64, 30:54; 3. Ruth Stephenson, 68, 31:35 2O-29 1. Steven Scurborough, 4, 20:.31; 2. Eric Payne, 6, 20:54; 3. Dave Ruppel, 9, 22:06 1. Colleen Callahan, 48, 28:07; 2. Mary- lann Crockett, 61, 30:52; 3. Diana Camilo, 73, 32:25 30-39 1. Glenn Kemp, 3, 20:06; 2. Pete Brack- en, 18, 23:32; 3. David Landis, 22, 24:09 1. JeAnne Merle, 35, 26:05; 2. Kimber- ly Cmsby, 63, 30:54; 3. Gina Konin, 75, 32:58 40-49 1. Arthur Fassio, 8, 22:05; 2. Rick Pop- pleton, 10,22:12; 3. Eric Howard, 12, 22:17 1. Teri Moore, 55, 29:52; 2. Virginia Rickards, 62, 30:53; 3. Mary Good, 66, 31:00 50-59 John Weiss, 5, 20:48; 2. Ron Clark, 34, 25:50; 3. Frank McGinnis, 37, 26:17 60 & over 1. Jim Lyons, 51, 29:08; 2. Dr. Lee Masser, 56, 30:07 Top $ Walkers: 1. Joseph D'Amico; 2. Christine LoBiondo; 3. Penny Orndorf; 4. Ben McCeney; 5. Elizabeth Holt SPLITS..Cape Cross Country Coach Pat Pollock is Izaining for the Sunday, May 4 14th annual National Guard Bureau Marathon Trials in which a top 18 finish will place him on the National Guard National Marathon Team. Pat will dedicate the race to his fa- ther who passed away on March 14 of this year. "My father was really looking forward to watch- ing me in the race," said Pollock. "My mother will travel to the race and my father will be with me every step of the way in spirit. This race is for him." Pollock is shooting for a sub 3:15:00...Six year old first grader Lindsey Kent and 1 1 year old Ryan Kent trav- eled to Lewes with their dad in the early morning hours last weekend for the April Fools Day Run. The Kents are from Yorktown, Vir- ginia and Lindsey has already bro- ken a seven minute mile, while Ryan was nationally ranked in his age group last year with a five mile best in the 31 minute range, and a 5K best in the mid eigh- teens...The Grove Club's Gifford King, third grader Laura Olender- ski, and walker Phyllis Bahder cashed in on some participation prizes last Tuesday evening. Prez Porter presented King with a Reebok Jacket lettered with his name on it for taking part 80 times, while Olenderski and Bahder each received a Grove Club hat for their tenth time at the club. Pat Pollock and Ray Ro- driguez of Lewes cruised through a 37 minute six miler as twelve people took part in the evening workout...Bob Porter has in- formed me that "The Athlete" at Bayside Outlets has agreed to of- fer all members of the Seashore Striders and GroVe Club a 10 per- cent discount off of their already reduced sale price...Lastly, I was saddened to hear of the loss to the Savage family and Cedar Creek community as Willie Savage Sr. passed away this week. Mr. Sav- age, once a track man himself, gave downstate track & field a Continued on page 67 Surge Protector Insurance,. protects your major appliances up to 85,000. *Special price through Apd130. HAZZARD E/ectrica/Oontractor L.P.I. 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