Beacon girls move to 7-0; Mud Run April 29 in Milton

C.J. Reed is all about the 684, and fresh off his Boston Marathon performance, he will be slipping and sliding at the Sunday Mud Run in Milton. BY DAVE FREDERICK
April 27, 2012

The Beacon Middle School girls' track team, coming off a second-place finish at the April 20 Blades invitational, rolled west to Bridgeville to take on Phillis Wheatley at the Woodbridge Sports Complex. The Beacon girls won nine events and pulled away late in the meet to win 72-37 while the Phillis Wheatley team won both relays and the long and high jumps.

Sixth-grader Logan Shuttleworth again led the way with a three-win performance of 15 points, taking the 1,600 meters in 5:55, the 800m in 2:51, and the triple jump in 27-feet-2-inches. Sprinter Miquaine Hollins had a big day, winning the 100m in 13.1 and the 200m in 28.5, and came right back in the 4-by-200m relay, running a tough third leg as the relay team set a season best of 1:58.4. Allison Palmer won the 400m in 1:08.6 to remain unbeaten all season, while also finishing second in the long jump in 13-1-1/2 . Annie Judge won the 55m hurdles in 10.1, while Mozella Matthews won both the shot put and the discus events.

The Beacon boys lost to Phillis Wheatley by a close score of 56-53 as they were led by Mike Williams and Dylan Alves, who scored 13 points each. Alves broke the school record in the 110m hurdles, running 15.1; he also won the triple jump in 31-11 and finished second at 200m in 26.3.  Williams won the shot put in 37-3, the discus in 99-6, and was second in the 100m in 12.2. Ben Bamforth easily won the 1,600m in 5:33, while Seth DePrince captured the 800 meters in 2:35.

Beacon will host Dover Central on the Cape track Wednesday, May 2, before prepping for the Cape Invitational May 4 at Legends Stadium.

Blades Invitational Highlights - Mariner Middle School athlete Suprenia West-Burton won the triple jump in the 31-foot range and broke the school record in the process.  Mike Williams of Beacon finished second in the 100m in a school record of 12.1.  Sixth-grader Logan Shuttleworth of Beacon smashed the meet record in the 1,600m by nearly 20 seconds and lowered her own school record with one of the nation's top sixth-grade times of 5:38.  Allison Palmer continued her 400m dash win streak as she ran away with the event in a time of 1:06.5.  The girls' team from Beacon was second overall with 103 points, while the boys claimed fifth place with 52 points.

Mud Run - The annual Quest Fitness Mud Run, one of the most popular local events in the area with nearly 500 participants expected, will take place Sunday, April 29, at The Farm, just off Route 16 heading west toward Ellendale.  Action begins at 9 a.m. There will be male, female and coed team races as well as individual races for males and females, and a youth race to close out the day. Registration is closed and packet pickup is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, April 28, at Quest Fitness, Villages of Five Points, Lewes.  There will be no race-day registration. Finish medals will be presented to all athletes, while awards in 10-year age groups will also be presented to the athletes in individual divisions. Parking is very limited, and runners are encouraged to carpool as much as possible to the event. The gate to The Farm will open for athletes at 7:30 a.m.  See you at The Mud!

Upcoming races
8 a.m., Saturday, April 28 -12th Oxford Day 10K Run, Oxford, Md.
9 a.m., Sunday, April 29 - Second Quest Fitness Mud Run, The Farm, Milton.
9 a.m., Saturday, May 5 - Second Roady 5K Run/Walk, Delaware Tech, Georgetown.
7 p.m., Saturday, May 5 - First Shadow Series El Cinco 5-Miler; Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes.

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