Sheldon makes short work of Roxbury foes

His seventh victory of the 2007 campaign came by a one minute, two second margin over Chris Deming, 40, of Danbury.

Eunice Bussom, 27, was the women's champion with her 13th-place time of 16:37.

Some of the field had competed Friday evening in the New Balance Moonlight Run 5K road race in New Mlford.

Saturday's order of finish:

Jeff Sheldon (1st, 13:39), Chris Deming (2nd, 14:41), Brian Vanderheiden (3rd, 14:43), Lou Denaro (4th, 15:10), Chris Chiappini (5th, 15:21), Steve Haas (6th, 15:29), Matt Lundy (7th, 15:31), Joe Mendes (9th, 15:35), Mike Ruospo (9th, 15:56), Ed Sandifer (10th, 16:02).

Chris Childs (11th, 16:09), Jeff Tindell (12th, 16:31), Eunice Bussom (13th, 16:37), Brian Gildea (14th, 16:40), Mark Zerbe (15th, 16:46), Dan Lynch (16th, 16:53), Don Smith (17th, 17:09), Lisa Andrews (18th, 17:33), David Mariani (19th, 17:55), Lynn Zuback (20th, 18:17).

Bob Lewis (21st, 18:28), Scott Benjamin (22nd, 18:30), Paul Butler (23rd, 18:35), Chris Zarzycki (24th, 18:40), Chuck Rocca (25th, 18:49), Larry Deming (26th, 19:03), Nora Hulton (27th, 19:54), Bob Satterlee (28th, 20:36), Richard DeMarco (29th, 20:53), Sharon Gawe (30th, 21:12).

Ed Moros (31st, 21:55), Walt Schuttler (32nd, 23:25), Jim Little (33rd, 24:22), Charlie Euston (34th, 25:48), Corinne Bellemare (35th, 27:12), Prasama Sangkachand (36th, 27:23).

The series will return tomorrow (Saturday) at 8:30 a.m. with a 4.8-mile race featuring a trip along Judd's Bridge Road. Start near the end of Start and finish will be at Hurlburt Community Park on West Apple Lane.

There will be no entry fee for the Roxbury Recreation Commission event.

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The First National Bank of Litchfield's annual Bill Burley MidSummer championship race will be held July 7 over a 5.0-mile course.

The summertime highlight of the Roxbury road race series is named for Dr. Bill Burley, the program's founding director and a former longime Roxbury resident.

Dr. Burley served as principal at John Pettibone School in New Milford.

Race entry will be $5 with proceeds benefiting the Roxbury park improvement fund.

For information, call Bob Lewis at (860) 355-0695 or Scott Benjamin at (860) 210-2146 ext. 129 or (860) 354-3521, or e-mail benjamins@wcsu.edu.

-- Norm Cummings