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C)I GAZETTE, Friday, November 27 " l)ecenab'er 3'i9 ..r The Price is fight for marathoner By Tim Bamforth Former state champion and now turned marathoner Cindy Price cranked out her personal record in the 26.2-mile distance at last week's Philadelphia Marathon, with a time of 3 hours 26 minutes 56 seconds. The time put her 73rd among female finishers and 21st in her competitive age group, while overall she finished 705th in the field of 4,200 runners. Price is definitley a success-sto- ry of hard work paying off: she put her junio r high field-hockey stick in the closet years ago and finis.hed approximately 42nd at the conference cross-country fi- nals her sophomore year at Cape. During the summer before her junior year, she dedicated herself to training five days a week with a small group of Seashore Striders, including teammate Kris Desmond, AT du Pont multistate champ Theresa Hanley, Bill Sturmfelz, Pete Rowe and me. We would meet at 8 a.m., Mon- days through Fridays, on New Castle Street Exten- sion and do re- peat 800s and miles, long-in- terval runs and PRICE repeat quarters. We averaged 40 miles per week all summer. Last year I invited Price to speak at my annual cross- country camp, and she told the young runners, "You can do any- thing you want to do through hard work and dedication." September came, and a thrill for our small training group was that Price and Hanley both captured the Lake Forest Invitational in their divisions, while in Novem- ber Price went on to win Cape's only individual, girls' cross-coun- try title by dusting the field at the state championships on hilly, up- state Brandywine Creek State Park. It was one of the best races put together on an upstate course.by a downstate athlete. Price moved on to make the var- sity cross-country team at James Madison and has since taken up the tough sport of marathoning. With several races under her belt already, she tries to seek out the courses that are scenic - like the races in Hawaii and New Hampshire - because that's what keeps things interesting. Price won Delaware last year and recently found herself on the starting line in Philly. I'm not sure where the scenery comes in for Middletown and Philadelphia, but the bottom line is that Price keeps the miles clicking and is an excel- lent example of an average high school runner who made herself a tough, competitive winner through hard work, dedication and desire. Worcester Country School presents fall sports awards Submitted photo The fall sports awards at Worcester Country School resulted in the following winners of top honors in back row are (l-r) Natalie Shettle, grade 8, most valuable player, middle school field hockey; Laine Tunnell, grade 8, coach's award, middle School field hockey; and Ashley Hall, grade 8, most improved player, middle school field hockey. In the third row are Colby Schnei- der, grade 11, coach's award and perpetual plaque, varsity boys' soccer;, Chris Mancini, grade 8, most valuable player, middle school boys soccer;, Brooks Chodnicki, grade 8, coach's award, middle school boys soccer and Andrew Wilgus, grade 7, most improved, middle school boys soccer. In the second row are Michael Otway, grade 11, most valuable player, varsity boys' soccer and perpetual plaque, boys soccer;, Jessica Beckstead, grade 11, coach's award, varsity hockey and perpetual plaque, varsity hockey; Deirdre Johnson, grade 12, most valuable play- er and perpetual plaque, varsity hockey and Crsytal Homer, grade 10, most improved, varsity hockey. In front are Sidney Zweibaum, grade 10, most improved, varsity boys soccer;, Sarah Leer, grade 12, most valuable player, junior varsity girls soccer;, Devon Doane, grade 12, most improved, junior varsity girls soccer and Michelle Sawyer, grade 10, coach's award, junior var- sity girls soccer. Pool operator course offered at YMCA The Sussex Family YMCA will offer its Pool Operator on Loca- tion course on Dec. 5 and March 20. This intense 8 l/2-hour course covers topics such as water chem- istry, filtration, disinfection sys- terns, spa operation, maintenance, safety and liability. The course, a standardized national YMCA cer- tification cgurse, meets from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a working lunch. The two dates are the only courses scheduled prior to sum- mer. Preregistration is currently taking place and is necessary in order to pick up the text, which is required for prior reading. The fee is $85 per student. For more in- formation, call 227-8018. Trapper education classes meet Dec. 6 Delaware Trapper .Education Certification classes will be of- fered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sun- day, Dec. 6, at the Ommelanden Hunter Education Training Cen- ter, 1205 River Road, New Castle. The first session meets from 9 a.m. to noon; the field work ses- sion is from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, call 302-323-5334. Submitted photo Cape cheerleaders chosen all-Americans Cape Henlopen High School was recently notified that two seniors from the Viking football cheerleading squad, Jayme Barr, left, and Cassie Leigh Johnson, have been selected as all-Americans for 1998 by the National Cheerleading Associa- tion (NCA). The daughter of Jim and Maryann Barr of Lewes, Jayme Barr, 16, has been very active at Cape Henlopen. She has been taking honor classes for the past four years and has been a member of the National Honor Society for three years. She has been a cheerleader for soccer, basketball, wrestling and football. She has also been a band member and softball player at Cape. She has a younger brother, Josh. Cassie Leigh Johnson, 18, the daughter of Larry and Donna Johnson of Milton, is receivingthe honor for the second year. In addition to being selected all-American, she was also se- lected as cheerleader with the best overall jumps at camp. She has been a football cheerleader for four years, a member of the softball team, choir, yearbook committee, student gov- ernment and an honor roll student for the past four years. Both young women were selected by the NCA during the summer at one of the more than 1,100 camps it administers across the United States. Barr and Johnson were selected for this award above all other cheerleaders at camp on the basis of their cheerleading technique, leadership and all-around cheerleading ability. The presentation of the NCA all-Ameri- can award came at the completion of the training on cheer- leading technique, cheers, chants, jumps, partner stunts and pyramids, as well as leadership programs for sportsmanship responsibilities, organization and dedication at Salisbury State University. The NCA is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and is the largest private cheerleading company in the world. NCA holds events for more than 150,00 students each year. As all-Americans, the girls are now eligible to trav- el with NCA to participate in the Jeep-Eagle Aloha Bowl in Honolulu or the Outback Bowl in Tampa, as well as many oth- er featured activities during the year. Barr will travel to par- ticipate in the Jeep Aloha Bowl in Honolulu, which will be televised on Christmas Day 1998. Johnson traveled to Honolu- lu to participate last year. Submitted photo Little League presents plaque to Elks The Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge was recently presented with a plaque by the Lewes Little League. Pat Skipper, Lewes Lit- tle League coach, made the presleague and its ongoing spon- sorship of the Elks' team, the "Cannons." For the past two years, the Cape Elks have provided a hot dinner at the Little League field for participants in the regional softball league championship. Shown are Pat Skipper, left, and John A. Tu- ransky, Cape Henlopen Elks.