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124 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Nov. 19 - Nov. 22, 2004 Dan MacEIrevey photos Above left, Erin Ricker placed seventh in the 9-10 bantam girls division - the highest finish for any Seashore Strider - and qualified for the nationals. First-year runner Karissa Lemaire, center, also competed in the 9-10 bantam girls and earned a trip to the nationals. Above, right, Jake Bamforth follows in his father's footsteps by competing in the 8 and under sub-bantam boys division. Seashore Striders qualify six runners Tor n ati00als: The Seashore Strider youth cross country team traveled north for the second year in a row to his- toric Belmont Plateau in Philadel- phia last Nov. 13, to take part in the Region II Mid-Atlantic Cham- pionships. Belmont Plateau is known for hosting large meets over the years with big names like Vicki Huber and Sydney Maree, to name a few, having tackled the "parachute," incline" and "suicide decline." The Striders entered one of the smallest fields with only seven athletes in five races and came away with six qualifiers for the national championships to be held on Saturday, Dec. 4, in Kingsport, Tenn. Ten-year-old Erin Ricker, com- peting in the bantam girls division for the third straight year, took home the best Strider place of the - day by finishing seventh overall in a time of 13:27 on the challenging 1.9 mile course. Ricker ran a con- sistent 13:28 at last year's cham- pionships and will head to the starting line for her third consecu- tive national championship. First,year runners Madison MacElrevey and Karissa Lemaire also competed in the bantam divi- sion, Just seven years old, MaeE1- revey finished 21st in 14:46 ad while third-grader Lemaire fin- ished 26th in 15:19. Austin MacElrevey ran in the bantam boys division and finished 29th in 14:39, while All Coning finished 30th with a time of 13:16 in the midget division and Kaleb LaMaire finished 21 st with a time of 12:40. q,,,-ver-nld lake Bamforih and ran .95 of a mile in 7:10 for fQurth place overall. Sub-bantam athletes do'not qualify for the na- tional championships. Ricker and Coning will both re- turn to the nationals .with much RUNNING experience in a meet attracting 2,500 to 3,000 athletes. Ricker will compete in her final year in the 9-10 division and is excited about her chances with two national meets under her al- ready. "Last year I was 42nd and this year I am hoping to be in the top 25 in the whole race," said Ricker. Coning will race in the toughest and largest division and hopes to be among the top 100 finishers. The national championships will take place just over the Ten- nessee border at Cattails at Mead- owView Resort Golf Club in Kingsport. Each race will aver- age 200-300 athletes from the United States and Canada. It will be the 14th consecutive national championship appearance for the Seashore Striders. The team will leave on Thurs- day morning, Dec. 2, and return late Saturday night, Dec. 4, travel- ing to Tennessee with Gene's Limo Service and i!s new. limou- sine. : .. "The team is really young this year and we have four,' first-year runners who qualified for nation- als which we are real happy with." said Coach Dan MacEl- revey. XC Note: Young second grader Madison MacElrevey makes up a tough threesome as the Seashore Striders have only had two other runners qualify for the nationals at seven years of age - Bethany Pavlik and Joseph D'Amico. RUN FOR THE ROSE 5K - The llth anniversary of the Run for the Rose 5K will take place Saturday, Nov. 27, stepping off from Grove Park at 9 a.m. with a 3.1 mile course along with a 1.0 mile fun walk. Registration will take place at Grove Park beginning at 7:30 a.m. for the $20 race-day fee. Long sleeve T-shirts are guaranteed to all preregistered participants. Applications can be picked up at the YMCA or registration can be done online at www.seashore- striders .com. Awards will be presented to the overall champions, master cham- pions and top three finishers in 14 age groups from 9 and under through 70 and over. There will be limited race parking at Grove Park and participants are asked to use parking on Rehoboth Avenue. SPLITS - Last year at this time, the Vikings started their indoor track season without an indoor or outdoor track - and the season was remembered as the "winter grass" season. This year the Vikings are enjoying a state of the art new, blue outdoor track and field facili- ty under coach George Pepper and assistants Lou Overbeck and for- mer Smyrna runner Matt Lindell. Locals Fran Donaway, Chuck ,9,aaax and !oe,LoBiondo took part in tte Monigomery County Marathon in the Parks racing from Rockville. Md. to Bethesda. Md. Fran turned in a 5:07:16. while Chuck ran 5:14:38 and Joe ran 5:34:45. Great Rates & Great Ilewards Check a subscription; Check a gift! (a) RECEIVE A $5 DISCOUNT" off the regular price. (b) RECEIVE A BASEBALL CAP embroidered with Cape Gazette Logo. (c) RECEIVE A LICENSE PLATE of Sussex County in full color (d) RECEn00 1 "MONSTER APPLE" of caramel, pecans, white i ribbon & dark chocolate i (e) RECEWE 1 RUSTIC ITALIAN LOAF or a med. Indian River coffee & pastry of the day DiBonaventure's Provincial Bakery (0 RECEn 1 CROSSWORD PUZZLE BOOK or a special occasion greeting card Book Warehouse I I YE! Please sign me up quickly for your introductory offer- Please print -- Your name Your address City State Zip (__ J Your phone Second address (Snowbird) SUllSCRIIPl"ION RATES 1 $27 Sussex County (52 wk)  $52. (two year) 3 $45 Out-of County (52 wk)  $88 (two year) $,35 Snowbird Q $68 (two year) mailed Out-of-County part of the year. Check gift of your choice: (a) O (b).. O (C)  (d) C (o), O (0:.. TO start yi subscrll]itlon, bring tl',t!:cgupoh:and paymerlt to; the c zsae = cmaa,!ie{ ts=if iour choi., d ,.:all filiill i0;P.O. SEX21[ Lewes, DE 19958. Good on new subscriptions' ohly. Not to be used in conjunc0r)with any other offers, The Cape Gazette greatly appreciates your business. ........ - .......... - ............ Fll T ]]lll[i] IIIIIIllllllllllllillllllliliilllr7 i T lialiin rr .....  rn rrlr,...,..,,.,,...,,..,,..,,,,-... r*.T  ................ r-. .... 124 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Nov. 19 - Nov. 22, 2004 Dan MacEIrevey photos Above left, Erin Ricker placed seventh in the 9-10 bantam girls division - the highest finish for any Seashore Strider - and qualified for the nationals. First-year runner Karissa Lemaire, center, also competed in the 9-10 bantam girls and earned a trip to the nationals. Above, right, Jake Bamforth follows in his father's footsteps by competing in the 8 and under sub-bantam boys division. Seashore Striders qualify six runners Tor n ati00als: The Seashore Strider youth cross country team traveled north for the second year in a row to his- toric Belmont Plateau in Philadel- phia last Nov. 13, to take part in the Region II Mid-Atlantic Cham- pionships. Belmont Plateau is known for hosting large meets over the years with big names like Vicki Huber and Sydney Maree, to name a few, having tackled the "parachute," incline" and "suicide decline." The Striders entered one of the smallest fields with only seven athletes in five races and came away with six qualifiers for the national championships to be held on Saturday, Dec. 4, in Kingsport, Tenn. Ten-year-old Erin Ricker, com- peting in the bantam girls division for the third straight year, took home the best Strider place of the - day by finishing seventh overall in a time of 13:27 on the challenging 1.9 mile course. Ricker ran a con- sistent 13:28 at last year's cham- pionships and will head to the starting line for her third consecu- tive national championship. First,year runners Madison MacElrevey and Karissa Lemaire also competed in the bantam divi- sion, Just seven years old, MaeE1- revey finished 21st in 14:46 ad while third-grader Lemaire fin- ished 26th in 15:19. Austin MacElrevey ran in the bantam boys division and finished 29th in 14:39, while All Coning finished 30th with a time of 13:16 in the midget division and Kaleb LaMaire finished 21 st with a time of 12:40. q,,,-ver-nld lake Bamforih and ran .95 of a mile in 7:10 for fQurth place overall. Sub-bantam athletes do'not qualify for the na- tional championships. Ricker and Coning will both re- turn to the nationals .with much RUNNING experience in a meet attracting 2,500 to 3,000 athletes. Ricker will compete in her final year in the 9-10 division and is excited about her chances with two national meets under her al- ready. "Last year I was 42nd and this year I am hoping to be in the top 25 in the whole race," said Ricker. Coning will race in the toughest and largest division and hopes to be among the top 100 finishers. The national championships will take place just over the Ten- nessee border at Cattails at Mead- owView Resort Golf Club in Kingsport. Each race will aver- age 200-300 athletes from the United States and Canada. It will be the 14th consecutive national championship appearance for the Seashore Striders. The team will leave on Thurs- day morning, Dec. 2, and return late Saturday night, Dec. 4, travel- ing to Tennessee with Gene's Limo Service and i!s new. limou- sine. : .. "The team is really young this year and we have four,' first-year runners who qualified for nation- als which we are real happy with." said Coach Dan MacEl- revey. XC Note: Young second grader Madison MacElrevey makes up a tough threesome as the Seashore Striders have only had two other runners qualify for the nationals at seven years of age - Bethany Pavlik and Joseph D'Amico. RUN FOR THE ROSE 5K - The llth anniversary of the Run for the Rose 5K will take place Saturday, Nov. 27, stepping off from Grove Park at 9 a.m. with a 3.1 mile course along with a 1.0 mile fun walk. Registration will take place at Grove Park beginning at 7:30 a.m. for the $20 race-day fee. Long sleeve T-shirts are guaranteed to all preregistered participants. Applications can be picked up at the YMCA or registration can be done online at www.seashore- striders .com. Awards will be presented to the overall champions, master cham- pions and top three finishers in 14 age groups from 9 and under through 70 and over. There will be limited race parking at Grove Park and participants are asked to use parking on Rehoboth Avenue. SPLITS - Last year at this time, the Vikings started their indoor track season without an indoor or outdoor track - and the season was remembered as the "winter grass" season. This year the Vikings are enjoying a state of the art new, blue outdoor track and field facili- ty under coach George Pepper and assistants Lou Overbeck and for- mer Smyrna runner Matt Lindell. Locals Fran Donaway, Chuck ,9,aaax and !oe,LoBiondo took part in tte Monigomery County Marathon in the Parks racing from Rockville. Md. to Bethesda. Md. Fran turned in a 5:07:16. while Chuck ran 5:14:38 and Joe ran 5:34:45. Great Rates & Great Ilewards Check a subscription; Check a gift! (a) RECEIVE A $5 DISCOUNT" off the regular price. (b) RECEIVE A BASEBALL CAP embroidered with Cape Gazette Logo. (c) RECEIVE A LICENSE PLATE of Sussex County in full color (d) RECEn00 1 "MONSTER APPLE" of caramel, pecans, white i ribbon & dark chocolate i (e) RECEWE 1 RUSTIC ITALIAN LOAF or a med. Indian River coffee & pastry of the day DiBonaventure's Provincial Bakery (0 RECEn 1 CROSSWORD PUZZLE BOOK or a special occasion greeting card Book Warehouse I I YE! Please sign me up quickly for your introductory offer- Please print -- Your name Your address City State Zip (__ J Your phone Second address (Snowbird) SUllSCRIIPl"ION RATES 1 $27 Sussex County (52 wk)  $52. (two year) 3 $45 Out-of County (52 wk)  $88 (two year) $,35 Snowbird Q $68 (two year) mailed Out-of-County part of the year. Check gift of your choice: (a) O (b).. O (C)  (d) C (o), O (0:.. TO start yi subscrll]itlon, bring tl',t!:cgupoh:and paymerlt to; the c zsae = cmaa,!ie{ ts=if iour choi., d ,.:all filiill i0;P.O. SEX21[ Lewes, DE 19958. Good on new subscriptions' ohly. Not to be used in conjunc0r)with any other offers, The Cape Gazette greatly appreciates your business. ........ - .......... - ............ Fll T ]]lll[i] IIIIIIllllllllllllillllllliliilllr7 i T lialiin rr .....  rn rrlr,...,..,,.,,...,,..,,..,,,,-... r*.T  ................ r-. ....