Cape Gazette

Dr. Patrick Harvey, 30, wins Rusty Rudder 5K in 17:46.1

Jul 03, 2013
Photo by: Dan Cook I got this! Patrick Harvey almost celebrates too early as he wins the Rusty Rudder 5K by just six hundredths of a second over Paul Gallucci, 17:46.1 to 17:46.7.

The 11th Annual Rusty Rudder 5K Run/Walk took place June 30 in Dewey Beach with 452 registered runners and walkers. The top five men all had impressive and close times with the winner emerging from the pack about 50 yards before the finish line.

Patrick Harvey, age 30, from Philadelphia won the race in a time of 17:46.1. Harvey just finished his residency in Philadelphia and is an emergency room doctor.

Second place was Patrick Gallucci Jr., 17, in a time of 17:46.7 which is the closest runner-up in Seven Sisters race history. Third place went to 14-year-old Andrew Weir in 17:48.8 and fourth place was 17-year-old Presten Demarreau in 17:55.4. Rounding out the top five was 15-year-old Sean Ryan in 18:10.

The women's winner was Lisa Veneziano from Fenton, Mich., in 19:13.5. She and her husband were on their annual vacation to the Delaware beaches which always includes a Ten Sisters event. Lisa holds degrees from Penn State and University of Michigan. She also was the overall female winner of the Pump and Run with 50 reps. Tara Cavaselis from Wilmington was the runner-up in 19:53.1. and Alyssa Pietrobono from Philadelphia was third in 20:05.

The male masters winner was Matt Cutrona from Wilmington in 18:24, and the female masters winner was Louise Nunan from Ocean City, N.J., in a time of 20:19. Team Lewey Dewey won the beach house competition for the fastest beach house team and also took the Spirit Award for the enthusiasm and bright-colored team T-shirts. Craig Karcher was the overall male winner of the Pump and Run with 40 reps. Dave Vezmar from Milford turned 40 on race day and proudly wore number 40 and ran barefoot in 21:17. The crowd sang "Happy Birthday" to him at the awards ceremony. Complete race results can be found on The next Ten Sisters of Dewey Beach race is Sunday, July 7, at Ivy Restaurant.


A crowded field takes off in the Rusty Rudder 5K June 30. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Paul Gallucci Jr. pulled to within six hundredths of a second of the first-place runner. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Lisa Veneziano posted a first place in the women's division with a time of 19:13.5. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Tara Cavaselis ran 19:53.1 which was good for second place overall in the women's division. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Bruce Halpin ran to first place in the 55-59 age group with a 19:33.2. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Matthew Cutrona of Wilmington ran to a first place in the masters division with an 18:24.3 time. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Alyssa Pietrobono of Philadelphia took first place in the 19-24 age group with a 20:05.4. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Louise Nunan of Ocean City, N.J. runs to first in the female masters division with a 20:19.6. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Former professional lacrosse player Spencer Steele of Rehoboth Beach ran to third place in the 35-39 age group with a 21:21.5. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Joe Link of Cape May, N.J., runs to a first-place finish in the 60-64 age group with a 21:16.2. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Tom Jones of Milton ran to a ninth-place finish in the 55-59 age group with a time of 28:56.8. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Logan Shuttleworth,13, of Lewes takes first place in the 10-13 age group with a 23:34.0. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Patricia Colucci of Rehoboth Beach runs to third in the 19-24 age group with a 22:42.3. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Former Cape grad and Lynchburg College All-American soccer player Rachel Sadowski runs to fourth in the 19-24 age group with a 23:06.5. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Kyla Chan, 8, of Norristown, Pa., ran to a second-place finish in the 1-9 age group with a 30:28.0. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Jonathan Bush, 5, of Camden-Wyoming ran to a third-place finish in the 1-9 age group with a 34:59.6. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Rachel Vezmar, 8, of Milford ran with her dad Danny and beat his time of 40:20.0 with a 40:19.9. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Leo Hennigan, center, of Rehoboth Beach leads a group to the finish with a 31:52.3. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Nina Connors, 7, of Adamstown, Md., runs to a third-place finish in the 1-9 age group with a 31:55.6. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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