Three hundred thirteen runners finished the Blue Hen Homecoming 5K last Friday at the University of Delaware Athletic Complex. Of those, four Creek Road Runners took home awards in special categories.
CRR Bill Rose (pictured) hasn’t lost a step in a few years now and proved that again with a third place overall finish in 19:22. Finishing first in the “UD Employee/Retiree” class, business school dean and CRR Bruce Weber posted a 20:36, coming in 7th overall. Not bad for his first of two weekend races. Taking third in the same class with a 20:50 was CRR Steve Tague, coming in 10th overall.
CRR Diane Kukich took third among the females in that same class in 26:26. She would have also won her ten-year age group (60-69). CRR Mark Deshon finished 14th overall but was 2nd among the “Alumni” runners in 21:07. Had there been a 50-59 age group, Rose and Weber would have placed 1st and 2nd, Tague and Deshon, 4th and 5th, respectively.
Speaking of “what if’s,” CRR Bob Taggart (26:34) and CRR Paul Amer (30:31) would have won the 70-and-over and 60-69 age groups, respectively. Nice job, guys.
A special shout-out to CRR Nick Sisofo, who made a rare appearance on campus with a 26:54. Thanks to CRR Kathy Corbitt and her HealthyU Employee Wellness staff for organizing a fun event around Homecoming Weekend.