Three J-Dogg hall of famers approach 100 consecutive races

Benbow and Snukis win Liquors at the Cork 5K
Samantha Snukis of Stowe, Pa., is the first woman out and first woman back in the Liquors at The Cork 5K. BY DAVE FREDERICK
July 19, 2014

The J-Dogg trio of Jerry Denney 25:50, Jules Woodall 25:59 and Jerry McNesby are the only Hall of Famers still standing and striding, having run every 10 Sisters Series race since 2003.

The will be permanently inducted into the 10 Sisters Hall of Fame Saturday, July 26, at the Northbeach 5K, which will be the 100th race of the summer racing series.

The rules on the hall of fame have been brutally simple: “Miss one race for any reason and you are out.”  There are people who have run more than 90 of the 100 and have some funny stories to tell about their first miss, beginning with “What about Bob Wolhar?”

The Dewey Beach Liquors 5K at The Cork July 13 attracted a field of 350 runners and was won by Georgetown/Jamaican Enos Benbow in a time of 17:10. Mike Carriglitto, 38, of Pottstown, Pa., was second in 17:24, followed by masters winner Brian Shepherd of Ligonier, Ind., in 17:51.

Shepherd is a high school principal and has been vacationing and running in local races the last 10 years.

“I love coming back here every summer and running a race or two," said Shepherd, running in place in a warm-down after his race. "Delaware’s running community is the best of anywhere in the country, in my opinion."

Samantha Snukis, 28, from Stowe, Pa., who just recently completed her master's and board certification to become a physician's assistant, won the women’s overall race in 18:57 - a new course record - chased all the way by Brandt Chi, 49, in 19:03.

“She’s such a nice-looking runner; if you have to chase someone for a couple miles it may as well be her,” Chi joked.

Snukis went to high school and ran hurdles at Nativity in Pottsville, Pa., which is in Schuykill County. Samantha laughed when called a  “Snuk from Skook,” acceptable slang for the coal region. Snukis owns a personal best 2:58 in the Boston Marathon.

William Radcliffe of Bowie, Md., set an age-group course record in the over 80 group ith a time of 39:10.

David Vezmar, 41, of Milford, who runs all races barefoot, ran 22:36.



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