Dylan Smiley crushes half marathon in 1:09

Mariano and Sparacino claim 5K for Italians
October 9, 2020

Shout it out, then sort them out! At Cape Henlopen State Park Oct. 4, 100 real runners with no emojis or avatars clouding a virtual field stepped to the starting line to run a 5K, a half-marathon or a half-marathon relay. 

“It felt like a lot of people, and people were happy just to be out running together,” said Race Director Tim Bamforth.

The breakdown was 52 half-marathon runners, 34 in the 5K and another seven who were part of a half-marathon relay team. 

The Italian Stallions galloped to glory in the 5K, led by Mike Marciano in 18:49, followed by masters winner Matt Sparacino in 18:58. 

Roy Jones, the running rower from Baltimore who is 6-foot-7, 225 pounds, ran an impressive time of 19:58. 

Tracy Smith McLamb with a Cape/Milton credential in her back pocket was the overall women’s winner in 29:16. Mary Beth Evans was the female masters winner in 30:05.     

Young guns who ran well included Mason Morrone, 14, in 22:14, and Ethan Thompson, 10, in 24:34. 

The half-marathon course was smoked by 22-year-old Dylan Smiley with a time of 1:09:14. Dylan was followed by Francisco  Puac in 1:18:19, Martin Rodriguez in 1:21:16 and masters winner Mike Sewell in 1:28:30.

Jen Cawthern was the women’s winner in 1:39:27, followed by masters winner Laura Berger in 1:40:58. 

Father and son Gavin and Nolan Furlong had the fastest relay time of 1:41:15. 

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