Boo-Que 5K takes runners over IR bridge

Andrisani tackles elevation changes to win in 17:40
October 25, 2017

The Boo-Que 5K run at the Indian River Inlet was one of the more unique and picturesque races in the Cape Region. 

The course took 214 runners over the bridge to the north side. After winding through the marina and campground, runners ran back across the bridge, where they finished along the water. The race added rare elevation changes into the mix, as runners had to climb to the crown of the bridge deck from both sides.

Familiar faces battled for the top spot, but it was Joey Andrisani, 35, of Wilmington who pushed out to an early lead and never relinquished it, registering a time of 17:40 to win the race. Martin Rodriguez, 35, of Selbyville was second overall in 18:24. 

Rounding out the top 10 were Lars Seufert of Media, Pa., in 20:09; CJ Donohue of Ridgefield, Conn., in 21:44; Ryan Gagnon of Saddle River, N.J., 21:52; David Wood of Annandale, Va., in 22:00; women’s race winner Emily Trout, 14, of Ocean View in 22:58; Robert Fitzgerald of Millsboro in 23:02; Stephen Sushko of Media, Pa., in 23:07; and Christian Clark of Ocean View in 23:11. 

Following Trout to the finish line in the women’s race were Melaney Heald of Millville in 23:16; Elizabeth van Gestel of Washington, D.C., in 24:52; Jo-Ellen Seufert of Media, Pa., in 25:03; Mary Rice of Manheim, Pa., 25:14; and Clarissa McIntyre of Alexandria, Va., in 25:17.