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84 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday,<October2- October 8, 1998 Fall f'dled with lots of good runs By Tim Bamforth The second annual Seashore Strider Pasta dinner hosted by the 1998 Strider cross-country team will be held at Shields Elementary School on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. Adult tickets are being sold for $6, while kid's 12 and under can eat for $4. Reserve your tickets by calling the Seashore Striders at 947-1772, or see any member of the Seashore Striders Cross Country team. The dinner menu will include pasta, sauce, meatballs, bread, salad, dessert and drink. Proceeds from the din- ner will help the Strider regionals qualifiers get to the National Championships in December, which will be held in Knoxville, Tenn. country teams traveled to Salis- bury, Md., Thursday, Oct. 1, to take part in the annual Salisbury State Inviational where the Viking girls should have a shot at the team title with the top-five run- ning closer together each week. The Vikings will not travel to Saturday's Salesianum Invitation- al at Brandywine Creek State Park. The next home meet for cape will be next Thursday, Oct. 8, against Sussex Central at Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge in Milton. Salisbury Invitational Flashback: The 1983 Vikings under coach George Pepper dominated the team race by scoring 46 points to easily win the title. Finishers, place and times for the top five were as follows: Tim Bamforth, 2,16:07; Mark Wagner, 4,16:42; Kyle White, 9, 17:01; Andy Men- Splits The Cape Henlopen cross- Dewey race attracts By Tim Bamforth A large field of 303 finishers took part in the annual Dewey Beach Triathlon last weekend as 179 male and 124 female athletes braved through a 1/2-mile ocean swim, a 15-mile bike and a 3-mile run. Proceeds of the event benefit the Sussex YMCA of Rehoboth Beach. "We raised ovei  $4,000 for the YMCA Campaign for Kids, and this year we had more relay teamsk, said Ava Cannon, race director. Don Martin of Arlington, Va. captured the Overall Male title with an outstanding swim of 8 minutes 13 seconds, easily exiting the water first. Martin extended his lead with a 15-mile bike that averaged more than 26 mph, and a 3-mile run of 20:12 to hit the fin- ish in a time of 1:02:35. The Overall Female went to Julie Caprio of Baltimore, with a swim of 10:52, a bike of 40:17 and a run of 20:29 for a time of 1:11:38 in 15th place overall. In the team race, locals Holly Priano - 9:56 swim; Brenda Sharp - 41:20 bike; and Strider runner Tiff Melendez - 21:55 run, teamed up as "Title Nine" to finish first in the all-female group, with a time of l:13:ll. "Last year we were fourth place overall, and this year we were third and won the all-female, so we are very happy," said Priano. "We are glad we got together with Tiffany; she did great." Mark Swanlund of Columbia, Md., was second among men, while Richard Brokaw of Bel Air, Md., was third. Former winner of the Re- hoboth Beach Biathlon - Andre ffoesctte[ of Hoclessfn - was sixth, while local David Travis of Lewes finished ninth irt 1:10:17. Dan Miller of Rehoboth Beach was 14th in 1:11:38 and second in the 25-29 age group, while sum- RUNNING zo, 13, 17:10; and Donald Taylor, 19, 17:45. more than Upcoming events Saturday, Oct. 10 - Apple- Scrapple 5K, Bridgeville Sunday, Oct. 11 - Run for Do- mestic Violence 5K & Walk; 9 a.m.; The Grove, Rehoboth Beach Sunday, Oct. 25 - Seawitch Fall 5K Classic & Walk; 9 a.m., The Grove, Rehoboth Beach Saturday, Nov. 28 - Run For the Rose 5K & Walk, 9 a.m., The Grove, Rehoboth Beach. 300 triathletes  i  4:ii!ili! i i :iiiii!ii:ii  !iii:i Bob Bowden photo Don Martin of Arlington, Va., crosses the finish line to win the Sussex YMCA Triathlon h,eld Saturday, Sept. 26, in Dewey Beach. mer racer Harry Ellison of Arling- ton, Va., was 18th overall. The most improved male from the Strider series this past summer - Willis Braswell, 53 - finished 29th, while Claude Lavallee of Lewes finished 37th and fourth in the 40-44 age group. Laura Church of Arlington Va., finished second among female competitors in 28th place, while Alida Anderson of Silver Spring, Md., finished in 34th place. Other" locals in the field were Jim Weber of Lewes, who fin-- ished 55th in 1;I7:45 - with the 12th-best swim of 10:36 - and llth in the 35-39 age group. Drew Hodgens of Rehoboth Beach finished 71 st in 1:19:43 and 14th in the 25-29 age group, while Mark Diehl of Lewes finished 117th in 1:25:47 and 7th in the 50- 54 age group. Summer racer JoAnne Merlo of Rehoboth Beach finished fourth in the 40-44 age group and 133rd overall, while James Swalm of Rehoboth Beach finished 160th in 1:28:58. LoCal Larry Sharp of Rehoboth Beach finished in 1:32:37 and sixth place in the 55-59 age group, while Charlotte Anna of Lewes finished in 1:35:30. Theresa Kelly of Re- hoboth Beach finished in 1:52:22, while Deborah Rice-Spellman of Lewes finished in 1:53:52. Another regular summer racer, Melissa Merson of Arlington, Va., enjoyed aging to the next age group as she completed one of her better triathlon's as she finished 90th in 1:23:50 and with an im- pressive bike of 42:40, ranking her 58th overall. Another summer racer and tough runner, Betty Blank of Falls Church, Va., fin- ished 100th in 1:24:40. Ava Cannon, former top triath- lete in the Washington D:C. and Virginia areas, is the race director ofthe DeweY Beach event tliat draws competitors from all over the East Coast. Cannon, as well as Ryan Thoma and his YMCA crew, put on a large show right in the middle of Dewey Beach, bringing hundreds of people to the shore on a weekend that would have been deserted without the triathlon. These events do not always please everyone in the area, how- ever. People just realize that the event is good for the city, pro- ceeds benefit many people, and they seem to just bite their tongue. and live with the event. Seashore Striders win. bid for regtonal champmnships The Seashore Striders have been awarded the bid to host the 1998 AAU Mid-Atlantic Regional Cross Country Championships, which will bring.cross-country runners from 8 to 18 years of age from the Mid-At- lantic region to Rehoboth Beach. It will be the largest cross-country meet ever held in the area and should host moe than 400 runners from over 50 teams. The meet will be held at Old Landing Golf Course Sunday, Nov. 15, rain or shine. Any individual or business interested in becoming a gold, silver or bronze sponsor of the meet, please contact the Seasore Striders at 947- 1772. These Are My Before & After Photos, I LOST 35 POUNDS IN 13 WEEKS i iiiiii:i i  " : iiii{!i!i:iiiiiiiiiii 205 Pounds Safe, Effective, All Natural and Doctor Approved Lose Weight Now, Ask Me How. 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