Locals rock and roll To Philly Half Marathon

Cannonball Run attracts record field
September 20, 2013

The Rock & Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon last weekend attracted 18,000 runners, with the winner of the men's race, Stanley Biwott of Kenya, averaging an amazing pace of 4:33 a mile, running 59:35.

Two men broke the 60-minute barrier, while two women broke the 1:10:00 mark. Back in the '80s and '90s when a huge event took place in the area, only a handful of locals would participate. This year, 29 runners traveled to take part in the race. Here is a look at the local finishers and their times. Congratulations.

In 78th place, Enos Benbow of Georgetown in 1:13:36 averaging a 5:37 pace led the way locally. Lou Sparco of Millsboro ran 1:42:15; Jennifer Rigby of Lewes ran 1:52:20; William McArthur of Lewes ran 1:56:50; Anthony Romano of Harbeson ran 1:59:25; Lisa Romano of Harbeson ran 1:59:40; Holly Monaco of Rehoboth Beach ran 2:01:58; Courtney Ritter of Selbyville ran 2:04:29; Michael Volstorf of Lewes ran 2:05:47; Katie Beach of Frankford ran 206:27; Tina Dombroski of Georgetown ran 2:10:36; Jenna Douglass of Rehoboth Beach ran 2:10:35; Stephanie Moody of Milton ran 2:13:09; Jessica Archambault of Rehoboth Beach ran 2:17:32; Molly Benner of Bethany Beach ran 2:22:38; Janis Lopez of Lewes ran 2:26:02; Robert Bartley of Lewes ran 2:33:14; Leo Darmstadter of Georgetown ran 2:33:59; Jaime Lester of Millsboro ran 2:38:14; Raul & Beth Tapia of Georgetown ran 2:48:21; Leanne Angleton of Georgetown ran 2:50:01; Annamarie Brown of Ocean View ran 2:51:10; Brooke Darmstadter of Georgetown ran 2:51:35; Siu Kei Li of Millsboro ran 2:58:27; Alyssa Hamm of Millsboro ran 2:58:28; Carla Dolan of Ellendale ran 3:41:58; and Erika Hann of Milton ran 3:41:59.

Cannonball 5K Run & Walk

Last Sunday morning, Lewes celebrated the 10th running of the Cannonball 5K Run & Walk, which kicked off a busy day of dragon boat races in the First Town in the First State. A field of 193 turned out for the event, which was easily a 10-year event record for the Lewes Historical Society event. Five-year age groups, custom cannonball awards, tech T-shirts, chip timing, and the addition of the popular post-race refreshments with Nectar Café all boosted the numbers for the 10-year celebration.

Steven Eshleman of Milford led from the start, crossing the tape in 17:35, while Alyssa Pietrobono of Philadelphia ran 20:52 to win the female title.

Chris Stanley won the male masters running 19:12, while Helen Morrow won the female masters in 21:14. Age-group results can be found by visiting

Holy Cross Invite

The Youth Strider Cross Country Team traveled to the Holy Cross Invite last Saturday morning where the sixth-grade & under team finished third in the 1.1-mile JV race among the Wilmington CYO competition. Emma Barthelmess, 10, led the way in fifth overall, followed by Lindsay Rambo, Rose Minni, Emma Lamb, Devin Hundley, and Natalie Guida, where the team scored 77 points. The second-place team scored 75 points, while the champions scored 72 for a close team competition.

In the varsity 2.2-mile race, eighth-grader Logan Shuttleworth was fourth overall in the race followed by teammates Lindsey Guida and Sky Dunmyer.

Blake Hundley was third in the varsity boys race and was the lone Striders representative in that division. Jackson Dinger, Tony Minni, and Ethan Shuttleworth competed in the JV race.

Upcoming races

Saturday, Sept. 21 - 10th Remembrance 5K Run, 9 a.m., Federalsburg Marina Park, Federalsburg, Md.,

Saturday, Sept. 21 - Believe In Tomorrow’s 4th annual Beach 5K Race, 9 a.m., Fenwick Island,

Sunday, Sept. 22 - 2nd Bethany Beach First Responders Triathlon, 7:30 a.m., Bethany Beach,

Sunday, Sept. 22 - Inaugural LC Homes Race to the Future 5K at Big Fish, 8:30 a.m., Rehoboth Beach,


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