by Clay Shaw
Wilmington, DE, October 24, 2021—The races start south of Riverfront Wilmington and go up the boardwalk and past the DuPont Environmental Education Center, then down the boards through the marshes of the Peterson Refuge Boardwalk, all part of the Jack A Markell Trail. The out-and-back course turns around, north of New Castle.
Samuel Gerstenbacher of Lancaster, PA won the Wilmington, Delaware event easily, in 47:13. Gerstenbacher, running for F & M, ran with second-place runner Ethan Hermann of Philadelphia for the first part of the race. Garrett Patrick of Baltimore, MD was third in 49:46. Connor Harriman of Philadelphia was fourth in 51:51. Jean Paul Gagliardi of West Chester was fifth and top master in 52:57. 141 runners finished the 15K, with long of talented age group athletes participating.
Abby Dean of Wilmington, DE was first woman overall. Abby is 50, and of course was top master as well. Olivia DeRogatis of West Chester, PA was second in 58:08. Sara Girotto of Wynnewood, PA was third overall in 58:49; she is also a masters athlete. Maddy Evans of West Chester, PA was fourth in 1:00:23. Kara Forwood of Chesterbrook, PA was fifth in 1:00:26.
Matt Cutrona of Wilmington, DE won the 5K in 18:49, as did Allison Delaney of Newark, DE in 22:47. Another 44 finished the 5K.
- 57:47 Abby Dean, 50, Wilmington, DE
- 58:08 Olivia DeRogatis, 26, West Chester, PA
- 58:49 Sara Girotto, 45, Wynnewood, PA
- 1:00:23 Maddy Evans, 30, West Chester, PA
- 1:00:26 Kara Forwood, 23, Chesterbrook, PA
- 1:01:09 Hyunsun Reilly, 40, Bel Air, MD
- 1:01:15 Meredith Tulio, 34, Wilmington, DE
- 1:04:37 Katrina Holloway, 44, Wilmington, DE
- 1:04:39 Jennifer Dembeck, 53, West Chester, PA
- 1:06:31 Emily Magoon, 22, Newark, DE
- 47:13 Samuel Gerstenbacher, 23, Lancaster, PA
- 49:09 Ethan Hermann, 21, Philadelphia, PA
- 49:46 Garrett Patrick, 28, Baltimore, MD
- 51:51 Connor Harriman, 26, Philadelphia, PA
- 52:57 John Paul Gagliardi, 41, West Chester, PA
- 53:35 Mark Hannagan, 30, Bear, DE
- 54:39 Zach Valentine, 38, Wilmington, DE
- 56:30 Anthony Swierzbinski, 35, Wilmington, DE
- 56:52 Pete Rosembert, 41, Milford, DE
- 56:56 Victor Rivera, 30, Philadelphia, PA
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