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Steph Hoag wins 5K title, Benbow takes 10K at Shadow Series Race

Chiggers bite and you stay bitten for two weeks
By Dave Frederick | Sep 06, 2013
Photo by: Dave Frederick One hundred runners take off for the Shadow Series Five and Dime.

The Shadow Series Labor Day 5K and 10K held Aug. 31 at Cape Henlopen State Park left the Biden Center at 6 p.m and ran into the pine forest where dark mosquitoes show up on radar, but it's those pesky red bugs you don’t see - what locals call chiggers - that will chomp you down if you step through tall grass, and you will stay bitten for two weeks.

But no one admits to chigger bites, so back to the races.

Steph Hoag, 39, set a record for the summer as the first woman to be overall champion in a race in 19:08, beating defending Blake Hundley, 11, who ran 19:48.

Chris Stanley, 20:16; Rick Hundley, 21:46; and Wendy Rodgers, 22:17;  rounded out the top five.

The 10K run was won by top eliminator Enos Benbow in 36:28 with Tatiana Sheptock the first woman and second overall in a time of 40:26.

Rounding out the top five were Dylan Varrato, Breck Vanderwende and Erik Farinas.

Cape chemistry teacher and Penn graduate Esther Kernosh, 51, won her age group in the 5K in 32:35.

 

Steph Hoag was the Shadow Series 5K winner. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Enos Benbow was the 10K winner of the Aug. 31 Shadow Series race. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Tatiana Sheptock finished second in the 10K. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Monique Bamforth finishes the 5K race. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Linda Stanley (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
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