Young and Conant go back-to-back with Sunday morning Rehoboth 5K

Running from the sun at the start of the Rehoboth 5K. BY DAVE FREDERICK
June 7, 2014

Why do you guys got to be winning both races? Jeff Young and Cindy Conant won Saturday’s Habitat for Humanity 5K in Lewes then came back Sunday morning to win the Rehoboth 5K with good runners nipping at their heels.

Young, 23, led Andrew Weir, 15, on a sprint down Wilmington Avenue running 16:31 while eighth grader Weir, a travel soccer star from Garnet Valley, crossed in 16:56. Todd Buchanan, 42, from Reading, Pa., was third and top master’s runner in 17:53.

Cindy Conant, 53, scampered around the course in 19:21 while Tara Cavaselis, 37, was right behind in 19:36.

There were 181 runners who completed the course with 17 breaking 20 minutes while 58 ran sub-8 minute pace, which is about 24:50.

Somewhere embedded inside the race was local artist Abraxas Hudson, 38, who won his age group running 22:41.

Rick Jones, 46, of Magnolia continues to run well this summer, winning his age group in 18:25.

Bruce Clayton, 53, the smiling, crazy-fit tri-coach guy, won his age group in 20:16.

Brian Johnston, 58, who travels to the beach from Pennsylvania in his own airplane, won his age group in 21:13. His copilot Karen Johnston, 50, won her age group in 23:58

Rick Poppleton, 61, is back healthy, winning his age group in 21:37.

The next Seashore Strider race is the DFRC Blue-Gold All Star 5K at 8 a.m., Saturday, June 7 at Irish Eyes in Lewes.