Sheldon makes short work of Roxbury rivals
Jeff Sheldon, 29, of Southbury coasted to victory Saturday in the latest edition of the Roxbury road race series.
Backing up a victory over a 6.7-mile course just a week earlier, the champion covered a 5.0-mile route in 28:58 for a 5:48-per-mile pace. The win was Sheldon's 12th of the campaign.
Chris Deming, 42, of Danbury was the runnerup with his 31:30 effort over a course featuring a trip down the long hills on Apple Lane and Squire Road.
Mary Schafer, 34, was 13th overall in 37:25 to earn women's honors.
The series will resume tomorrow (Saturday), Aug. 15, at 8:30 a.m. with an 8.2-mile run highlighted by a stretch along Judd's Bridge Road. There will be no entry fee.
Races are sponsored by the Roxbury Recreation Commission and start and finish near Hurlburt Community Park on West Apple Lane.
Saturday's order of finish:
Jeff Sheldon (1st, 28:58), Chris Deming (2nd, 31:30), unreported (3rd, 33:11), Nelson Azevado (4th, 33:30), Mike Abraham (5th, 33:39), Scott Holmes (6th, 33:39), Joe Mendes (7th, 33:48), Lou Denaro (8th, 34:45), David Hunt (9th, 35:15), Steve Haas (10th, 36:00).
Jeff Tindell (11th, 36:44), Gary Coolbeth (12th, 37:10), Mary Schafer (13th, 37:25), Ross Levy (14th, 37:34), Nate Mahrer (15th, 37:39), Jon Ong (16th, 37:55), Tom Dever (17th, 37:56), Martin Schneider (18th, 38:13), Ben Mattheis (19th, 38:22), John Kane (20th, 38:34).
Eunice Bussom (21st, 38:39), Theresa Krebs (22nd, 38:54), David Mariani (23rd, 39:40), Russ Pribanic (24th, 39:47), Scott Benjamin (25th, 40:09), Cindy Scannell (26th, 40:21), Madelyn Bussom (27th, 40:30), Scott Bussom (28th, 40:30), Paul Butler (29th, 41:44), Bob Lewis (30th, 42:13).
Larry Deming (31st, 42:35), Lynn Zuback (32nd, 42:59), Mario Hasz (33rd, 43:38), Kristine Dziezynski (34th, 43:58), Bob Satterlee (35th, 45:34), Wendy Carlson (36th, 45:47), Susan DiCorpo (37th, 46:03), Hale Rickman (38th, 47:34), Sharon Gawe (39th, 48:48), Janet Levy (40th, 49:34).
Aurelia Boyer (41st, 53:53), Keith Dupree (42nd, 57:10), Charlie Euston (43rd, 57:10), Jessica Dumas (44th, 59:02), Bridget McCarthy (45th, 59:02), LeeAnne Zarger (46th, 59:59), Prasama Sangkachand (47th, 64:32).