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142 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, June 24 - June 27, 2005 Locals tackle sprint triathlon, Father's Day 5K A group of 21 athletes repre- sented downstate Delaware last Sunday at the annual Marathon Sports Sprint Triathlon, directed by Wayne Kursh, and held in Middletown. The event is one of the popular triathlons in the area and is an excellent "first-timer" event to choose. The race Was held at St. Andrew's School and consisted of a .25 mile swim, a bike of 16 miles, and a 3 mile run. Two hun- dred and 99 athletes started the race, with 297 finishers. Wilmington runner and Rehoboth lifeguard, 28-year-old Troy B0ckius, finished fifth over- all in a time of i:08:31, while Rehoboth Beach Patrol Captain Kent Buckson put together a fine race to win his age group and place ninth in 1:10:10. Pat Beebe of Lewes was 10th in 1:10:17 and second in his age group, while 43- year-old Dan Miller of Rehoboth was 40th in 1:18:20. Tina Nigh-Johnson grabbed the first downstate local award with a 46th place finish in 1:19:18 to win her age group, while Ron Phillips was 72nd in 1:23:19. Young Brett Morris was 86th to win his age group with a time of 1:24:32, while Margaret Colvin was 98th in 1:26:14. Forty-five-year-old Elizabeth Roe of Lewes was 131st in a time of 1:30:52 to grab sec- ond place in her age group, while Strider age group champion Nathalie Klabe finished 156th in a time of 1:34:23 and Justine Berdini of Lewes was 157th in a time of 1:34:37. Fifteen-year-ol d Danny Berg of Lewes competed in his first RUNNING Tim Bamforth Lewes athlete Patricia Carulli finished 181st in 1:37:16, while Rachel Hughes of Rehoboth fin- ished 192nd in 1:38:44. Steve Nieblas of Lewes was 193rd in 1:38:52, while Heidi Wagner.of Lewes finished 195th in 1:39:16. Amy Linzey of Ocean View fin- ished 219th in 1:44:00, while Caleb Boggs Jr. of Lewes was 251st in 1:51:10. Caz Salvador of Lewes was 258th in 1:53:40, while Len Leshem of Lewes fin- ished 262nd in 1:56:34 to finish second in his age group. Congratulations also to Karen Phillips of Lewes finished 264th in 1:56:48. The triathlon and the different transitions from swimming, bik- ing, to running is not an easy task to handle and all participants should be proud of their accom- plishments. FATHERS DAY 5K - The annual running of the Father's Day 5k,:took place last Sunday. triathlon as he teamed up with morning inRehoboth Beach from neighbor Rory Rogan of Lewes Wilmington Avenue and the boards with 234 runners taking part in the event. The family ties were strong with several father-son-and- daughter combinations taking part as well as a few three generation threesomes taking part. There for the event. Berg put together an outstanding day by finishing 172nd in a time of 1:36:41 for sec- ond in his age group. Rogan was close behind finishing 174th in 1:36:42 to place third in his age group. Dan Cook photos Rehoboth Beach Mayor Sam Cooper, far right, was the honorary starter for the annual Fa- ther's Day 5K held in the resort city June 19. was also a threesome cruising in at 28 minutes singing the Gilligan Island song, but no one would claim them as a relative. Mike Sewell captured the over- all title in 17:21, while Cindy Conant is enjoying a fine summer with the female title in 19. I had the honor of having Rehoboth Beach Mayor Sam Cooper start the race and then run- ning alongside my seven-year-old son Jake. At the two mile water stop, directed and produced by Prudential Gallo Realtors Director of Operations Andrew Ratner and his assistant Ben Bamforth, I began to feel the three hours of pre-race set-up tapping me on the back. At the 2.5 mile point, Jake looked over and said "Dad, can I go now?" Above, mng the day a family affair, Allan Redden was joined for the Father's Day 5K by his son, Mark, and daughter, Beth. At right, former Cape High track star Tony Saez teamed up with his son, Tony Jr., for the annual event held in Rehoboth Beach. I said, "Get out of here you lit- tle bugger," as Jake sprinted for the finish in 26:03. Eight year old Tony Saez Jr. fol- lowed across the line as I strug- gled with my former teammate Tony Saez St. 30 seconds back. Tony and I both ran on the same 2-mile relay team that went 8:08 at the Penn Relays. Tony turned to me in the chute and said "This is a shame; we both are former sub-two minute half milers and our boys just smoked us!' UPCOMING RACES - Sunday - June 26, Bill Degnan 5K; 8 a.m. at Cape Henlopen High School; Thursday - June 30, Georgetown Library 5K; 7 p.m. at the North Bedford Street Park, Georgetown; Saturday- July 2, Beach Paper Firecracker 5K, 8 a.m. at Grove Park, Rehoboth Beach; Sunday - July 3, Dave Renolds Swim/Run Biathlon- 8 a.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Patrol