Cape Gazette

Matt Dunn wins Masser 5-Miler; Masser runs his own race

By Dave Frederick | May 29, 2014
Photo by: Dave Frederick Grabbing the early lead are (l-r) Matt Dunn, Martin Rodriquez and Austin MacElrevey.

The 21st annual Lee Masser 5-Miler held May 25 had all the usual suspects and 266 total runners  including Dr. Lee Masser, who has run them all.

And when Masser, 78, crossed the finish line in 59:41, an 11-minute pace, he exclaimed, “Where have my eight-minute miles gone?”

Jack Huxtable, 76, a retired foreign diplomat, won the age group in 43:20, followed closely by Courtney Riordan, who ran 43:56.

Matt Dunn, a firefighter from Trappe, Md., was the overall winner in 28:28, followed by Austin MacElrevey, 28:57, and Sonny Landis, 29:05.

Todd Buchanan, 42, captured the male masters title in 29:49, followed by Mike Sewell, 30:21.

Cindy Conant, 53, was the first woman to cross the finish line, in 31:36, just ahed of Jen Cawthorn, who ran 34:06.

Some notable performances included 8-year-old Timothy Ennis of Scotch Plains, N.Y., 43:50; John Best, 13, Alexandria, Va., 34:28; Lynn Danner, 53, Laurel, 31:44; Rusty Laporte, 60, Lewes, 37:48; Tim Abbot, 68, Georgetown, 37:50; and Delaware Hall of Fame runner Doug White, 71, who ran 39:55.

In the women’s division, 8-year-old  Olivia Montini ran 42:48; Bridget Evans, 10, 44:10; Audrey Fatone, 14, 39:51; Casey Mackintosh, 21, 34:12; Taylor Coffey, 31, 35:15;  Susan Dunn, 36, 36:08; Annette Wenzel, 45,  35:51. Jamie Wollard, 76, a breast cancer survivor, won her age group  in 1:11:5.

Matt Dunn crosses the finish line. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Todd Buchanan of Reading, Pa., was the masters winner. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Cindy Conant was women's overall winner. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
John Best, 13, was his age-group winner. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
D.J. Farren, 11, ran 36:53. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Hiba Stancofski, left, runs on her birthday with friend Justine Donohoe, who was running her first 5-miler. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Betty Ridenour celebrates four years of running, cruising with Dr. Lee Masser. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
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