Dwane Morgan, 41, from Ellicott City, Md., was the overall winner of the 17th annual Cannonball 5K race in a time of 18:56 last Sunday in downtown Lewes. “I never ran in high school or college,” said Morgan, a Cornell graduate.
Eric Albright, 49, a former Cape science teacher now living in Denver, Colo., was second overall and first masters runner in 19:40. “I come back twice a summer to visit my mother,” Albright said.
The top runners following Morgan and Albright were Steven Eshelman, 28, 19:47; David Morgan, 11, 21:07; Aaron Tikiob, 13, 21:14; Karl Cover, 61, 21:43; and Bruce Leshine, 60, 22:27.
Susan Dunn, 44, from Laurel was the first woman and ninth overall in 22:43. The top women following Dunn were Jenna Sinnamon, 30, 24:13; Karen Dawson, 60, women’s masters winner, 24:28; Robbin Dunn, 55, 25:32; and Paige Venables, 29, 25:43.
A total of 78 runners completed the race.
The Trenny Elliott Memorial 5K Walk had 10 athletes who went the full distance led by Donald Zalenski, 75, in 39:22, and Melissa Fraczkowski, 55, in 39:32.
The 1-mile walk had seven finishers, all female, including Mia Morgan 7, 13:42; Maya Morgan, 5, 15:19; and Tami Morgan, 41, 31:57.
Susan Brittingham, a personal friend of Trenny Elliot, walked with her daughter, Jennifer Brittingham Lynskey.
There was no startle-reflex cannon shot to start the race this year, more a ceremonial dropping of the sword simultaneous with Tim Bamforth’s starter’s pistol.