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Cape Gazette SPORTS & OUTDOORS "~ FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6-MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 91 I Treat the Beat 5K Wall - My late brother John, a former 4:09 miler, ran against the great Alberto Sala- zar while racing for Watertown High School. John also trained in high school with the BAA organization, doing track work- outs in downtown Boston with Bill Rogers and Greg Meyer. John was also teammates at Eastern New Mexico with the great Kenyan miler, Mike Bolt. JOhn led the college ranks the indoor 1,000 meters in the early '80s with a 2:19 performance. In May 2002, John went to sleep at age 42 and didn't wake up. He died of a heart attack. Beebe Medical Foundation will again highlight its focus on heart and vascular health by hosting the Sept. 8 Fourth Annual Treat the Beat 5K Walk to support Cardiac and Vascu- lar Services at Beebe Medical Center. The free event will take place at George H. P. Smith Park at Blockhouse Pond, adja- cent to Beebe Medical Center's main campus in Lewes. Regis- tration will begin at 8 a.m. with the walk starting at 9 a.m. Beebe Medical Center's Population Health nurses will be on site to check blood pressures. Healthy snacks will be available. Mid Atlantic Family Practice is returning as title sponsor for the fourth year in a row. Jeffrey Heckert, MD, FAAFP, CEO of Mid-Atlantic Family Practice, is this year's honorary chair. In fall 2012, Dr. Heckert under- went life-saving heart surgery at Beebe Medical Center and credits the wonderful staff and surgeons for his recovery. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women across the nation. The most common cause of heart disease is narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries which supply blood to the heart. This hap- pens over time and is the major cause of heart attacks. Beebe Medical Center's Cardiac and Vascular Services provide comprehensive care for patients with diseases of the heart and arteries. Ser- vices include cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, interventional cardiology, cardiac rhythm management, electrophysiology services, cardiac and vascular diagnostic testing, and cardiac rehabilitation services. To register for the Treat the Beat event, visit www.bee- or call the foundation at 302-644-2900. Cannonball 5K Run Lewes will be loaded with activities Sunday, Sept. 15, as the celebration of the 10th annual Cannonball 5K Run & Trenny Elliott Walk will kick off the day from the Lewes Historical Complex at the end of Second Street, followed by the much- anticipated Lewes Dragon Boat Festival in the canal later that day. Cross country It's cross country season in the Cape area as the high school scene gets under way this Saturday at Killens Pond with the Lake Forest Invita- tional at 11 a.m. Approximately 1,200 athletes will compete on the 5,000-meter course. There will be Varsity, Junior Varsity, THE SUSSEX TECH GIRLS' varsity cross country seven 2012 Lake Forest Invitational. Middle School Open and Open 5K divisions in the jam-packed day. Cape Henlopen and Sussex Tech will kick off their seasons at the meet under head coaches George Pepper and Lou Nico- letti. The Youth Seashore Striders will have 10-12 runners compet- ing in the Middle School Open, which will open their 12-meet 'season. Leading the way for the Striders will be eighth-grader Logan Shuttleworth of Lewes in her eighth year with the team and sixth-grader Blake Hundley of Bethany Beach. Both Shuttleworth and Hundley DAVE FREDERICK PHOTO warm up prior to the have finished in the top five numerous times at the national championships. Upcoming Races 8 a.m Saturday, Sept. 7, 37th Bottle & Cork 10 Miler & 5K, Dewey Beach, www.races2run. com. 9 a.m Sunday, Sept. 8, Fourth Treat the Beat 5K Wall, Blockhouse Pond, Lewes, www. 8:30 a.m Sunday, Sept. 15, 10th Cannonball 5K Run, Lewes Historical Society Complex, Lewes, www.seashorestriders com. , ion Athletes Of The Week )) Briefly )) RACHAEL BEST Only running cross country for two years, this Cape senior has impressed .her coaches with her improvement and her work ethic. "Rachael has clearly put in the summer mileage," said Cape coach Matt Lindell. "She's worked hard to build up her mileage base to be ready for her senior season." With Rachael being teamed with Madison MacElrevey, the Vikings should have a good 1,2 position at the end of each cross country meet. An honors and Advanced Place- ment student at Cape, she can also be found running the mile, two mile and the 4-by-800 for the spring track team. MALLORY MCDONALD A sertior on the Cape vol- leyb:all squad, this three-year starter has been moved from the defensive specialist libero position to be a back-row setter to take the offensive play to the opponents. '.'It's challenging to move positions," said McDon- ald. 'Tin willing to do it if it will help the team be more success- fu ." Head coach Carrie Evick is quick to praise the AP student for her role on the team. "She is a vocal leader on the team and really helps out the younger players with her knowledge and experience." When the volley- ball season concludes, she hits the gym to get prepared for the Vikings' spring soccer squad. ZACH STEVENSON A senior wearing No. 33, Zach is a throwback style of run- ning back who can pick his way on a sweep and break it for a touchdown or hit it up inside for a crucial first down. In the final scnrnrnage against Delmar Aug. 29, Zach followed a caravan of blockers down the left side- line and into the end zone. He also caught a couple of balls. Zach takes over some of the duties filled last year by Cody Dmiterchik and before him Dom Briscoe. "Zach is a good football player, no question about it," coach Bill Collick said. "He is fast and a hard runner." Zach's father John was a three-sport athlete from the glory days of Cape in the mid-'70s. CAILEY THORNBURG Coming to Ca pe Henlopen High School from theSussex Acad- emy of Arts and Sciences, this freshman will be a welcome athlete for the Vikings commu- nity. "She is very athletic," said Cape volleyball coach Carrie Evick. A prospective total pack- age for the Vikings volleyba team Evick has her training to bea back-line setter for the Lady Vikings. "She can also play all around the court as a hitter and defensive player. She's a very q uick learner," said Evick. Besides volleyball, this honors student brings her skills as a point guard on thebasketball court, and she can also cra nk the rock on the lacrosse field, where she plays with the East- ern Shore Lacrosse Clu b during the summer season. Bagel Bombers tryouts set for Sept. 8 The Bagel Bombers will hold tryouts for the fall 2013 and spring 2014 seasons from 5 to 7 p.m Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Sports at the Beach complex in Georgetown. Tryouts will be for the 10U, Windish, 12U, Harmon and 14U teams. For more infor- mation, emai] agelof@comcast:." net or go to bagelbombersbaseball. Dewey Beach Triathlon set for Sept. 14 The Dewey Beach Sprint Tri- athlon is a 1/2-mile swim, 16-mile bike and 3A-mile run and starts near the Delaware Seashore State Park at 7:30 a.m Saturday, Sept. 14. There is no race-day registra- tion. The bike course this year- will involve a lane closure in the northbound lane of Route 1 to help ease traffic congestion. Any-, one traveling between Dewey Beach and Bethany Beach that morning should expect delays and Elan accordingly. Every yea,r the triathlon ben- efits the Sussex Family YMC s Strong Kids Campaign. Last year it raised more than $20.000 for the cause. Volunteers are still needed at points along the run course through Dewey and other areas. Please contact t mes Botti for more information at 302-296- YMCA.