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  • Rodney Rosario and Jeanine Heath win Middletown Peach Festival 5K race

  • Rodney Rosario of Middletown won the 17th annual Peach Festival 5K race on Saturday, and Jeanine Heath of Bear was the top women's runner at the event which started and finished at Silver Lake Park in Middletown.
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  • Rodney Rosario of Middletown won the 17th annual Peach Festival 5K race on Saturday, and Jeanine Heath of Bear was the top women's runner at the event which started and finished at Silver Lake Park in Middletown.
    Rosario finished the 3.1-mile course in 16:07.4, while Heath crossed the line in 20:26.4.
    A total of 296 competitors finished the event which was sponsored by Premier Physical Therapy & Sports Performance and the Middletown Athletic Club.
    Proceeds will be donated to the sports boosters at Middletown High School and Appoquinimink High School and will be used to fund college scholarships for graduating seniors.
    The weather was "the best we've ever had in the 17-year history of the Peach Festival 5K," said race coordinator Pat Williams, one of the owners of Premier Physical Therapy & Sports Performance. The temperature at the start of the 8 a.m. race was 62 degrees, according to NOVA Timing Systems, the management company for the event.
    Here are the top 10 male and female finishers in the 5K run:
    MALES
    1. Rodney Rosario, 23, of Middletown, 16:07.4
    2. James Townsend, 24, of Middletown, 16:10.0
    3. Geoffrey Heath, 21, of Bear, 16:34.8
    4. Kevin McLaughlin, 24, of Bear, 16:59.8
    5. Andrew Weber, 33, of Wilmington, 17:15.1
    6. Joseph Tressler, 17, of Middletown, 17:20.8
    7. Jon Ramos, 15, of Middletown, 17:21.6
    8. John Costello, 52, of Middletown, 17:23.2
    9. Connor Cochran, 17, of Middletown, 17:34.3
    10. Matthew Lloyd, 15, of Middletown, 17:41.9
    FEMALES
    1. Jeanine Heath, 48, of Bear, 20:26.4
    2. Drew Sanclemente, 16, of Middletown, 20:51.3
    3. Dawn Land, 48, of Middletown, 21:53.0
    4. Mel Kite, 33, of Middletown, 22:08.4
    5. Rebecca Barnett, 41, of Bear, 22:10.5
    6. Ariana Bonet, 16, of Middletown, 22:11.6
    7. Julie Bennett, 15, of Middletown, 22:17.6
    8. Gabby Brown, 17, of Middletown, 23:05.3
    9. Barbara Beidler, 23, of Towson, Md., 23:02.9
    10. Mandee Wentzel, 33, of Wilmington, 23:09.4

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