No new record at annual Punkin Chunkin contest

BRIDGEVILLE, Del. — The annual Punkin Chunkin contest has ended in Delaware, but it appears there’s no new record pumpkin launch.

The 26th annual contest, where inventors and tinkerers gather to see whose contraption can heave a pumpkin the farthest, ended Sunday.

The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., reports that unofficial results show the top distance a pumpkin was launched was 3,699.27 feet. That’s short of the 2008 record of 4,484 feet.