Turnout for Run, White & Blue 5K is 520
The 6th annual Run, White & Blue 5K was held Sept. 5 at Delaware Tech in Georgetown with 520 runners and walkers registered. Just under 500 participants finished the event that included nearly 200 walkers in the 1-mile. The race proceeds supported scholarships for first responders and veterans.
Joey Hawley of Irwin, Pa., won the overall male title in a time of 17:12, pulling away from Reginaldo Hernandez Gonsalez of Georgetown who finished second in 17:19. Martin Rodriguez of Selbyville rounded out the top three finishers in a time of 17:32.
On the female side of the action, Leah-Kate Lounsbury, 32, of Newark finished 14th overall and won the female overall title in a time of 20:10, while Faith Mitchell, 13, of Milford was second in 20:24 and won the 10-13 age-group title. Helena Helou, 17, of Georgetown finished 28th in a time of 21:25 to wrap up the top three; she also captured the 14-19 age group.
Justin Fricia and Lily Noonan win at Lake Invite
Seventh-grader Justin Friscia captured the boys’ individual title at the Lake Forest Invitational in a time of 13:19. Friscia, no stranger to winning races, broke the Beacon school record in the 800 meters last season. Also running for the Seashore Striders, Blake Fitzgerald was second in 13:57, while Bennett Brumbley was fourth in 14:18. Alexander Arnold was fifth in 14:20, and Steven Hart was seventh in 14:49. Hayden Thomas was 16th in 19:21.
Sixth-grader Lily Noonan won the female open race in a time of 15:12 for the 2.1-mile course, improving by more than a minute over her 2018 performance.
Cape Vikings take second
Katie Kuhlman, a freshman out of Mariner Middle, was the top finisher for the Cape Henlopen Vikings at last Saturday’s Lake Forest Invite as she finished fifth in the varsity girls’ race in a time of 20:27. Olivia Brozefsky was sixth in 20:41, while Elizabeth Melson finished 11th in 22:31. Mia Neubling finished 12th in 22:38, and Lindsay Rambo was 13th in 22:54. Taylor Johnson took the No. 6 position for the Vikings, finishing 14th in 23:00, while Caroline Maull rounded out the varsity with a 20th-place finish in 23:54. In the girls’ team standings, Smyrna won the meet with 25 points, while Cape was second with 47 points.
Ethan Edery led the Vikings boys with a third-place finish in a personal best of 17:13, while Julian Callaway ran a super race to finish fourth in a time of 17:58. Hunter Jones was seventh in 18:09, while Sussex Academy transfer Ace Howard was eighth in 18:11. Sam Epstein finished 12th in a time of 18:16, and Daniel Adili-Khams was 14th in 18:30. Lance Kauffman, who turned in a 17:45 road 5K on Thursday night in Georgetown, finished in the No. 7 position in a time of 18:46. The Riders of Caesar Rodney won the meet with 30 points, while Cape was second with 34.
Around the conference
In the Varsity B Race, Helena Helou of Sussex Academy finished 15th in 21:31, while teammate Emily Trout was 16th in 21:38. Alyssa Swann was 29th in 23:08, also for SA. Emma Barthelmess led Indian River with a 23:02 for 28th place. In the girls’ A race, Hannah Murphy of Sussex Tech was 10th in 22:27, while Emily Laz, younger sister of soccer ace Michelle Laz, finished in 24:10. Caleb Bradley of Sussex Tech ran 18:24 to finish 13th for the Ravens. Jake Mundok of SA finished 13th in the boys’ B race in 17:58, while David Wooten led Sussex Central with an 18th-place finish in 18:08. Declan Burke led Indian River in 18:18, good for 20th overall.