Adams, Bushey Burn
Competition at Dragon 5K

BY CHIP BIXLER

NEWARK, DE--The 8th Annual DuPont Pharmaceutical Glasgow Dragon 5K was held under ideal conditions on May 29, 1999 at Glasgow High School. The race is put on as a fund-raiser for the school's Honor Society. The students then decide how to spend the money on educational or charitable pursuits. The race did quite well.

In the race itself, there was a duel of two past winners, both former Glasgow cross-country runners, for first place in the male division. Last year's winner Josh Adams ran a 16:34 to repeat winning by four seconds over former winner Nick Fede. Donna Bushey was a 14-second winner in the women's field, running a time of 21:10. Both winners won Gore Activent jackets, courtesy of W.L. Gore and Associates. Other highlights included a tough male 40-49 age group where a time of 18:08 was needed to place. The race director was glad he didn't have to run. Brad Lane continued his streak in the walk, winning all eight years.

One of the positive aspects of this race is the involvement of youth, both putting on the race and participating in it. Two teams of elementary students, nearly 20 in all, from Cecil County, MD, challenged each other for bragging rights. For most, it was their first 5K. All received certificates and most wanted to return next year. These are our future runners.

Again this year we had a random award of $1 per finisher. Boston Marathoner Dave McKeever of Newark walked, or rather, ran away with $153.

We would like to thank DuPont Pharmaceutical for investing in our youth and allowing them to see people from 2-76 years old out having fun.

MALE

Overall

1. Joshua Adams 16:34

14 and Under

1. Ray Watson 22:40
2. Brandon Patrick 22:56
3. Tom Lovelace 25:15

15-19

1. John DeFranco 18:37
2. Steve Wheeler 20:46
3. Craig Rudick 21:08

20-29

1. Nick Fede 16:38
2. Mike Sewell 17:30
3. Nick Sabastiani 19:13

30-39

1. Duane Christy 18:41
2. Nick Sisofo 19:23
3. Brian Kelly 19:36

40-49

1. Keith Davies 17:06
2. David James 17:43
3. Tom Raub 18:08

50-59

1. Richard Webb 18:19
2. Bruce Hubbard 19:39
3. John Hand 21:00

60 and Over

1. Ken Shouldis 25:36
2. Jack Dolmetsch 25:47
3. Pierce Brennan 28:32

Walk

1. Brad Lane 29:06
2. Dan Wagner 30:28
3. Stewart Benn 30:45
4. Dan Simmons 30:57

FEMALE

Overall

1. Donna Bushey 21:10

14 and Under

1. Erin Munson 31:45
2. Megan Northshield 35:38
3. Alexandria Swayne 37:15

15-19

1. Michele Metz 28:15
2. Rebecca Miller 30:21
3. Melissa Soge 30:25

20-29

1. Joan Greaves 21:24
2. Megan Heckrote 27:19
3. Sally Hubbard 29:18

30-39

1. Kerry Ann Patrick 21:32
2. Martha Huizenga 22:40
3. Ann Balthis 22:42

40-49

1. Menna Holcombe 25:42
2. Toni Dillis 33:37
3. Shirley Mecando 41:25

50-59

1. April Hubbard 26:48
2. Maureen Myer 28:48
3. Sue Levy 29:03

Walk

1. Sue Simmons 35:15
2. Millie Miller 38:44
3. Karen Thomas 40:32
4. Michele Brown 41:29