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Quest Mud Run on tap for Sunday

By Tim Bamforth | Apr 26, 2013
Photo by: Dave Frederick Superman's Sussex County cousin is Twig Burton in 2011.

The annual Quest Fitness Mud Run will be held this Sunday morning, April 28, at The Farm outside Milton with races beginning at 9 a.m. for the 550 registered participants. Races will be held for individuals in male and female divisions; team races for male, female and coed; and a 12 and under race for the kids. Parking is at a minimum, so we are asking that people carpool and that participants to be on site by 8:30 a.m. The gate will open at 7 a.m. for volunteers and at 7:30 for participants. The course is located just a mile west of the Route 30 intersection on Route 16 outside Milton. See you in the mud!

Beacon girls move to 10-0, head to invitational on Friday

The Beacon girls' track & field team moved to 10-0 on the season and is getting ready for the make-up Jim Blades Invite Friday, April 26, at Lake Forest High School. Last week the girls beat Mariner and Georgetown in a tri-meet 82-31-23. Logan Shuttleworth was the meet's high scorer with 15 points, winning the 1,600 meters, 800m and triple jump in a new personal best of 29-feet-5 -nches. Annie Judge exploded onto the jump scene with her first long jump, breaking the school record with a leap of 14-11. Maxine Fluharty held the record at 14-10-3/4 from 2007. The 400m relay team of Judge, Katie Frederick, Lerah Boyer and D.D. Mackey shattered the school record of 55.7 with a new mark of 54.9, having picture-perfect handoffs. In the boys' high jump, Seth DePrince set a new school record of 5-7 and had good attempts at 5-8, breaking his own mark of 5-4. Sixth-graders Alia Marshall and Marcella Sabbagh continued to compete tough with Marshall winning the 400m dash and Sabbagh winning the high jump. The 800m relay team of Mackey, Frederick, Zoe Scott and Marshall just missed the 1:57.1 school record with a time of 1:57.9.

Mariner sprinters Chakyriah Wright and Lakendra Harpe went one-two in the 100m dash, while Wright also won the 200m dash in 31.0 and took second in the long jump at 14-2.

On the boys' side of the action, Beacon won a close one, scoring 58 points to Georgetown’s 56 points, while Mariner was third with 34 points. Eighth-grade distance runner Ben Bamforth won three events and ran the mile in 5:12, 800m in 2:31 and triple jump in 32-6 to be the meet's high scorer. Beacon won the 800m relay as sixth-grade anchor Curtis Purnell caught the leader with 20 yards to go and moved ahead for the win. Healy won the 200m dash for Mariner, and Raiquan Mosley won the discus with a throw of 92-0. Beacon will travel Friday, April 26, to compete in the 12-team middle school meet at Lake Forest High School; action kicks off at 4 p.m.  Mariner will travel to watch the Penn Relays in Philadelphia.

Oy Vey 5K

The first Oy Vey 5K Run, held from the Seaside Jewish Community Center on Holland Glade Road, attracted more than 100 people to enjoy the 5K run & 1 M walk. Bruce Clayton of Lewes won the overall title in 20:22, followed by Phil Wilson winning the masters in 21:40. Bethany Slawik won the female title in 21:57, while Mardiny Ung won the masters in 22:48. Congratulations to Joel Simon, who put together a team that did an outstanding job on the event including the delicious kugel I was introduced to. Yum!

Upcoming races

8 a.m., Saturday, April 27, Oxford Day 10K Run & 5K Walk, Oxford, Md., www.seashorestriders.com.

8:30 a.m., Saturday, April 27, inaugural Big Fish Grill 5K, Rehoboth Beach, www.races2run.com.

9 a.m., Sunday, April 28, Quest Fitness Mud Run, The Farm, Milton, www.seashorestriders.com.

9 a.m., Sunday, April 28, 2nd Daffodil Dash for Autism 5K, Lewes, www.races2run.com.

A country song, "Please help me I'm crawling,"  goes with this scene from the 2011 Mud Run. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Foxes on the Mud Run 2011. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Runners take off at the start of the Oy Vey 5K. (Photo by: Dave Frederick)
Dr. Jeff Hawtof finishes the Oy Vey 5K. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Phil Wilson, a former Cape track star, placed second in the race. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
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