The Penn State Day 5K race in Dewey Beach July 25 saw runners emerge from the Rehoboth Bay area employing a three-wave start for social distancing, then romp down Dagsworthy Avenue before hanging a left at Dewey Beach Liquors and another left just past the Bottle & Cork.
The race was fast up front with 12 runners breaking 20 minutes – four of them not old enough to vote.
Cole Perry, 16, of York, Pa., was the overall winner in 17:05. Jenna Farmer, a 23-year-old Bucknell Bison on her way to optometry school at LaSalle University in Philadelphia, was the women’s winner in 19:49.
Mike Sewell, 51, snagged the male masters trophy in 18:56, while Jen Cawthern, 46, mother of two young children and Sussex Central’s track coach, won the female masters title in 21:42.
Twins and triplets ran the race, as 16-year-olds Tiffany Herrera (19:55) and Stephanie Herrera (21:16) placed second and third, respectively. Alexis Oliphant (22:01) and Kelsey Oliphant of Laurel (22:17) were joined in the race by their triplet sister Taylor Oliphant, who ran 40:08.
Joey Andrisani, 37, ran 17:07, just two seconds and 21 years from breaking the banner. Alex Scott, 17, of Bethesda, Md., was third in 17:58.
Lance Kauffman, 16, a Cape cross country runner, placed fourth in 18:19.
April Anderson, 75, of Newark ran 38:18. Paul “Skip” Kiefer, 79, of Lancaster, Pa., continues to get after it, running 45:31.
The 12th annual Harry K Foundation 5K is set for Friday, Aug. 7. Traditionally run at the Greene Turtle in Lewes, this year’s race has been moved to Hudson Fields on Route 1 so COVID-19 protocols can be followed.
Check races2run.com for expanded race results and updates on races from virtual to live.