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W tS it S. 1"1 C C X a CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Oct. 19 - Oct. 25, 2001. 105 Melendez, Young lead Seashore Striders to victory MELENDEZ, YOUNG LEAD STRIDERS - Eighth grader P.J. Melendez continued with his fine season and captured the first place honor against Chip- man Oct. 17 in a hey, course record time of 10:17. Followin,, Melendez across the line was Garrett Williams in 10:58 and fourth grader John Young in- I 1:03. Sixth grader Max Coleles- ki was timed in i 1:03, while Chris Wade ran I 1 : 12. Rich Coning ran a time of 11:23, while Trevor Reed was timed in 11:24. Brett Morris ran 11:25, while Justin Hopkins was timed in 11:32 to round out the Strider boys. On the girls side, sixth grader Allison Young broke the old course record and established a new record in a time of ! 1:06, fol- lowed closely by young Brittany Morris in 11:18. First year runner Christina Strayer ran I 1:59, while Helena Melendez keeps improving at 12:22. Katie Wade turned in a 12:42, while Ally Coning ran 12:48. Chelsea Jackson finished 20th in a time of 13:02. while Kaci Coveleski ran a time of 13:07. Emily Farrell completed the course for the first time in 16:18. The Striders will travel to the Blue Jay Invitational Saturday, Oct. 20. Tim Bamforth DELAWARE DISTANCE CLASSIC 15K One of Delawares most popular events, the Delaware Distance Classic 15K. attracted a field of 224 run- ners and took place last Weekend in Wilminton with several locals taking part in the race. Larry Levy of Reading. Pa. cap- tured the rnale title in 49:47. while Nadine Marks of Lewisville. Pa. captured the female title in 63:43. Former Cape Henlopen stand- out, Jennifer Hicks ran well in her first race at the distance to place 54th in a time of 1:05:47 to aver- age 7:04a clip. Jen won her age-group and also received a special award for being the first Delaware female .runner to finish. Doris Hicks of Rehoboth Beach finished 144th in a time of 1:19:14 and fourth in her age-group, While Arleen LaPorte was fifth in 1:20:25. Karen Savidge of Laurel fin- ished 178th in i:24:57, while Fran Donaway of Harbeson finished 184th in 1:26:41. Charles Conaway II of Georgetown fin- ished 21 lth in 1:37:06. while Bet- ty Leverton of Lewes finished 219th in 1:43:54. Hope I didn't miss anyone! SPLITS - Local runners Melody Fargo and Tia Bunting are training for the Philadelphia Marathon, which will be the first marathon for both of them. The girls, under the direction of mini- Papa Clyde Lance Fargo, just RUNNING completed their first 21-mile training .run this past Saturday and Lance said they will be ready. And who wants to d!sagree with the 240-pounder who was last summer's state Clydesdale cham- pion? Not me! I spent my lunch break Oct. 17 setting fifty cones out on the cross country course at College of Ma- rine Studies to help with the Cape, Lake Forest, and Caesar Rodney meet to be held later in the day. Up walked my choice for the next mayor of Lewes, Hank Brit- tingham, who explained to me how I can run the finish chute be- tween the 18 wheelers at Lewes Dairy if I chose to do so. Hank and I started talking about marathoning technology, chip time versus gun time, and how Chicago hosted 37.000 runners last weekend. I used my running knowledge to explain the chip time versus gun time to Hank as he took it all in. He then took it a step further to in- tbrm me that after each finisher crossed the line. a courtesy phone call was made to their contact to tell them they crossed the finish line. "'All 37,000 finishers." I asked'?" Hank also buried me by telling me that EZ Pass customers that travel the i 3-mile stretch of Route 13 can receive a speeding ticket m the mail without ever being stopped. Hank explained thata chip takes your time entering and exiting the bypass and figures out your time and miles per hour. Those drivers averaging more than 65 mph can expect a little something in their mailboxes. Hank showed up later in the day and because he's so interesting, I quickly recruited him to work the end of the chute hoping for more of his knowledge Most people tell me physical education teachers can use some extra knowledge. Hank did a great job and he can even tell you the ocean temperature if you ask him. Thanks again, Hank! The Cape Henlopen cross coun- try boosters are hosting a car wash, noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Cape bus barn. Grab that last wash before winter set, s in. Dave Frederick photo Seashore Strider team members (l-r) John Young (light jersey), P.J. Melendez, who set a new course record, and Max Coveleski lead the pack in a meet with Chipman last week. Chip- man's Justin McConnell is pictured far left. UPCOMING RACES - Sun- hoboth Beach Race start is 9 a.m. Rose 5K at Grove Park in Re- day, Oct. 28 - Sea Witch Fall 5K There is also a l-mile walk. hoboth Beach. Call 945-1772 for Classic at Grove Park in Re- Saturday, Nov. 24- Run for the more information. THE SEASHORE gTRIDER YOUTH GROSS GOONTRY PRESENTS THE 5TH ANNUAL TEAM ALL-YO-U-CAN EAT when: where: time: PASTA DINNER S00tturday, October 2;'ttt, 2001 Stdelds Elementary S( hLool 4 p.m.- 7 p.m. Ticket Prices: Adults - $6.00 / Child-$4.00 (child = 6 - 12 years; 5 & under free) EAT-IN or TAKE-OUT AVAILABLE Dinner includes:  Sauce. Meatballs, Bread, Salad. Dessert, & Drink **Proceeds to benefit the Seashore Strider National Championship Fundraiser** 2001 National XC Championship - Uecember 1st in Orlando, Florida CALL 947-1772 FOR INFORMATION OR TO RESERVE YOUR TICKET