Cape Gazette

Irishman Emmet Jennings wins Northbeach 5K in 16:04

By Dave Frederick | Aug 06, 2013
Photo by: Dave Frederick Emmet Jennings, No. 3082, takes the lead from the opening whistle.

Emmet Jennings, 21, an Irishman working in Ocean City for the summer, found his way to Dewey Beach July 27 for the Northbeach Bar and Grill 5K. Jennings was gone on the whistle, the fastest an Irishman ever ran away from a bar, but he also returned in 16:04 to take first-place honors in front of 350 hoofers who were chasing him.

Tom Parlapiano, 16:40; Enos Benbow ,16:49; Brian Shepherd, 17:39; and Jeff Young, 17:40 rounded out the top five.

The women’s top five were Tara Cavaselis, 19:35; Sarah McShane, 19:46; Stacey Esposito 21:18; Caitlin Murphy, 22:06; and Katrina Seibert, 22:34.

“This is the absolute best running community I’ve ever visited,” said Brian Shepard, 47, a high school principal from Ligonier, Ind. “We don’t have anything in Indiana like this. “

Some notable local performances included Jacki Coveleski, 19, 23:19; Chris Czerwinski, 13, 23:30; and Ike Driskill, 23, 24:10.

Complete results can be found at

The chase pack rounds the corner and heads out for a 5K run in the sun. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Tom Parlapiano, 31, from Wayne, Pa., ran a very fast 16:40 to place second. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Tara Cavaselis, 36, wins the women's race in 19:35. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Fred Jalot, 45, of Wilmington ran 21:21. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Jacki Coveleski, getting ready for University of Delaware field hockey, runs a 23:17. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Jerome Harris, 48, of Lincoln ran 25:33. Emily McMichael ran 25:46. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Meredith Rieger, left, and Kelli O'Connor at 28 minutes are tired but happy the race is almost over. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
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