Cape Gazette

Big Fish Grill 5K nets large catch of Cape teachers and students

By Dave Frederick | May 09, 2014
Photo by: Dave Frederick Runners go out hard at the start of the Big Fish 5K. Some will fade from the front.

The Big Fish Grill 5K with proceeds going to the Cape Henlopen Educational Fund was run under perfect summer-like conditions May 2 with 229 runners finishing the race.

Steven Eshelman, 20, of Lincoln, was first to the finish line in 18:01.

Jen Cawthern, who just turned 40, was the overall women’s winner in 21:19.

Behind Eshelman on the men’s leaderboard were Chris Stanley in 19:15,  Clifton Anderson in 20:08, Marcus White in 20:10 and Dan Rosenfeld in 20:12.

The top five women in the race were Cawthern, Lisa Sherman in 21:49, Karen Kolobielski in 22:08, Kristen Bruck in 22:17  and Mardiny Ung in 23:29.

Less than half the pack, 101 runners, broke 30 minutes while another 50 ran over 40 minutes.

The sport of running is changing to as much recreational as fitness-oriented, as the athletes are often motivated by the cause on the entry form. Cape teachers and many students were out in force for the Saturday race.

Notes: Austin MacCoy, 18, a defenseman on the Cape lacrosse team, ran 22:12. Chip Thompson, 37, forever lacrosse guy, ran in 24:02; Lainey Shockro, a veteran 8-year-old, ran in 25:08, just ahead of Jules Woodall, 65, who ran in 25:12.

Complete results can be found at

Jessica, 4132, and Carli Shinn, 4131, Cape sisters, and first cousins to Billy and Bryan Peden. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Sarah Wilkinson, outgoing school board member, shouted, "Take a picture of my back." (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Winner Steven Eshelman shows his form. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Jen Cawthern was the women's winner. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Laney Shockro paces Jules Woodall to the finish line. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
The Big Fish 5K calls for at least one fish head runner,  Jack Vassalotti. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Jill Burton and Jeff Conrad keep the pace. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Aysa Walker of Milton is escorted by teacher Malzie Silverman. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
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