Dwane Morgan wins Cannonball 5K repping Cornell Big Red

Susan Dunn is women’s winner
September 16, 2021

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.

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