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02 FRIDAY, APRIL 11 - MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014 SPORTS & OUTDOORS Cape Gazette Fifth Seashore Classic Half- Marathon April 13 at Irish Eyes he Beacon and Mariner boys' and girls' track and field teams were in ac- tion April 9 at Legends Stadium. The Beacon girls' team easily won the tri-meet with Selbyville and Mariner by a score of 91-33- 14, while the Beacon boys beat Selbyville for the fn:st time in many years and also won over Mariner by a score of 69-47-20. Beacon sprinter Curtis Pur- nell, just a seventh-grader, set two more school records by winning the 100 meters in 11.8, breaking last year's 11.9 record set by Mike Williams. Purnell also won the 200 meters, break- ing his own school record with a time of 24.4 seconds. One of the many close races on the day involved Purnell as he received the baton 10 meters down in the 400-meter relay and won the race at the line with an impres- sive 11.6 anchor leg. Robert Marsh won a big 1,600-meter race as he lowered his personal best to 5:21.0 and held off a tough Selbyville runner in Blake Hundley, who was timed in 5:22.0. Damarcus Perry won the throwing double as he captured the shot put in 39-feet-4-inches and also the discus in 89-10. Ryan Head won the high jump at 5-0. Isaac Whaley of Mariner won the 100m hurdles in 16.2, while Aidan Spoor won the 800-meter run wire-to-wire in a time of 2:20.0. On the girls' side, Alia Marshall won two events and scored 13 points to lead the Beacon team, while Zoe Scott scored 111/4 points highlighted by a new school record in the high jump at 5-1 and a personal best in the triple jump of 33-6. Annie Judge won the hurdles in 9.2; Olivia Brozefsky won the mile in 6:18; Zoe Callard won the 800 meters in 2:52, and Ceyra Middleton won the discus in 76-6. Lakendra Harpe of Mariner continued on her fine season by winning the 100 meters in 13.2 and the 200 meters in 27.4, and taking second in the long jump to score 13 of her team's 14 points on the day. Both Beacon and Mariner will take part in the Blades Invitational at Lake Forest High School on Friday, April 11 begin- ning at 4:30 p.m. Rim Miller 5K The Kim Miller 5K in only its first year attracted a field of 329 runners and walkers showing support for the late Kim Miller and host 16-Mile Brewery. Kim's son wore No. 1 in the race and started the event and then jumped in the race to run with his friends. Kim's dad grabbed me at the post-race celebration and said this event was started to celebrate his daughter's birthday and her life. Steven Eshelman of Lincoln won the 5K overall title in a time of 17:42, while Helen Mor- Cape Region Athletes Of The Week )) CHARLIE BURTON The affable Charlie is an unre- lentingly nice guy who has been a manager for the field hockey team the last two state champi- onship seasons surrounded by pretty, athletic gifts - the boy is no dummy. Then he moved on to the swim team where he was a major reason Cape cruised to an undefeated boys' season and Henlopen Conference Champi- onship, swimming breaststroke and individual medley. On Wednesday, Charlie had the lacrosse hat trick in a win at Sussex Central. Don't discount him, Charlie is a prime-time, show-up type of player. ZACH MAWSON A junior left-handed pitcher for Rider University, Zach pitched a complete game April 5 to help secure a 7-2 win over Marist College. Zach pitched for Caesar Rodney High School. His grandfather is Lenny Chasanov, who was recently inducted into the Delaware Basketball Hall of Fame. Mawson is 2-3 on the season with 33 innings pitched. Connor Chasanov, a senior pitcher at Polytech, is a first cousin to Zach and is heading to the University of Delaware. CURTIS PURNELL A Beacon seventh-grade sprinter set two more school records April 9, winning the lO0-meter dash in 11.8 seconds to break last year's 11.9 record set by Mike Williams and the 200-meter sprint event to break his own school record with a time of 24.4 seconds. One of the many close races on the day versus Selbyville and Mariner saw Purnell receive the baton 10 meters down in the 400-meter relay, but he came back to win the race at the finish line with an impressive 11.6-second anchor leg. row won the female overall title in a time of 22:05. Chris Stanley won the male masters in 19:26, while Dana Weller won the female masters in 23:57. Seashore Classic The 5th Seashore Classic Half Marathon & 5K & Relay will take place at 8 a.m., Sunday, April 13, beginning from Irish Eyes in Lewes. The course will travel down Cedar Avenue to Bay Avenue to Lewes Beach, where the 5K will make a turnaround and head back to Irish Eyes. The 13.1-mile half- marathon will continue to Cape Henlopen State Park where it will remain on the bike trail all the way to Herring Point and the turnaround. Awards will be presented to the top three finishers in five- year age groups for both the 5K and the half, the top five relay teams, and the Clydesdale and filly age groups. Runners can pick up their numbers and T-shirts Saturday evening at Irish Eyes from 5 to 8p.m. The event is race No. 1 of the new Irish Eyes 6-Pack Series produced by the Seashore Strid- ers. Parking will be behind the Beacon Motel as well as at the Lewes Beach parking lot. AIDAN SPOOR This unassuming Mariner eighth-grader covered 800 meters in a sizzling 2:19 dur- ing Wednesday's meet with Selbyviile and Beacon. The time was more than good enough for the win and a new school record. Aidan's first comment after the race: "Did I do OK?" In his debut at the distance, Spoor set a tough pace with an opening lap of 65 seconds and used his soccer-guy stamina to gap the field down the stretch. An honor roll student and team captain who also excelled on the pitch last fall, Spoor pours his heart into every workout and sets an example for his team- mates on and off the track. Briefly )) Milton Little League seeks volunteers With opening day for Milton Little League just around the corner, the Milton Little League Board seeks community support and volunteers. This year there is a specific need for umpires and concession stand help. It takes a whole community to support such a beneficial pro- gram as Milton Little League. Anyone interested in volunteer- ing as an umpire or a concession stand worker can contact Mil- ton Little League via email at mll19968@gmail.com. The Milton Little League Board and area youth genuinely appreciate any support. For more information, go to miltondelittle- league.com. UD football hosts camp April 26 in Milford University of Delaware foot- ball will host a camp for boF' and girls 4 to 12 years old fro 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 26, at Milford High School. Front 10 a.m. to noon, free interactive programming will be available including Radio Disney interac- tive performance and games a bounce house, face painting and more. At 10:30 a.m., football skills fun begins. At noon, Dela. ware football spring ball on-fiek action begins. Then at 2 p.m. fans will be able to meet theL favorite players and coaches fo photographs and autographs Online registration is open unti Monday, April 21, at www.blue hens.com. Pitch, Hit & Run competition April 12 Sports at the Beach will host free Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run Competition for base ball and softball players ages 7-# Saturday, April 12. Time for th( event is still undetermined. Pitch, Hit & Run is the offi cial skills competition of Majo: League Baseball. This grassroot: program is designed to provi& youngsters with an opportuniq to compete, free of charge, i] a contest that recognizes indi vidual excellence in core baseba] and softball skills. Boys and girls are divided int( four age divisions: 7-8, 9q0,11-1 and 13-14, and have the chano to advance through four level of competition. The individua pitching, hitting and runnin: champions, along with the all around champion in each ag and gender group at the loc competition will be awarded an, advance to the sectional level c competition. All participants must bring copy of their birth certificate an have their parent or guardian fi out a registration/waiver fori prior to the start of competitioi For more information, conta( local coordinator Sports at th Beach at info@sportsatthebeac] corn or 302-856-7400.