Whitney Hora came up with a big Independence Day performance Monday, winning the women's race of the Heritage 6K in Dundalk. She finished 3 seconds ahead of defending champion Elizabeth Tauber.
The two Harford County women finished 10th and 11th overall among 358 men and women in the early morning race along the Dundalk Independence Day Parade route.
Hora, a C. Milton Wright High School alumna and sophomore at Wilmington University, toured the 3.73-mile course in 23:40. Tauber, a recent John Carroll School graduate who is bound for Towson University, was timed in 23:43. They finished 2 minutes ahead of the third-place woman, Jennifer Sheely of Baltimore. In last year's Heritage 6K, Tauber finished first, and Hora, third.
Mike Feinberg of Bel Air placed second among men's masters runners in 21:31 and fifth overall behind winner Sean Caskey of Dundalk, who ran 20:38. George Weber III of Abingdon was 15th in 24:49, and John Trujillo of Pylesville, 18th in 24:52.
In other road races...
The two former Bel Air Town Run winners finished one-two in a field of 449 in the annual Arbutus 10K on July 4. Mouhcine Outaleb won in 31:58 and Dave Berdan finished second in 32:53. Emily Hurley of Catonsville won the women's race in 39:40.
Mike Feinberg and Anna Wasielewski were the top finishers in the Run for Shelter 5K in Fallston June 25. Feinberg led all 169 finishers in 18:28, finishing 30 seconds ahead of runner-up, 17-year old James Vadas. Luke Lozier, 20:14; Josh Padilla, 20:15; and Jason Dinsmore, 20:28, competed the men's top five.
Wasielewski, 23, won the women's race in 22:56. Kathy LeHew, 24:16; Sarah Bethkey, 24:28; Nancy Hill, 24:36; and Elisa Ermer, 24:53, took the next four places. The race raised $7,500 for the Harford homeless shelter.
Duane Christy of Havre de Grace completed five races in five days July 1-4. He began with a 5K win in the Browning Ross Summer Series meet at Rowan University in 19:10 and finished with a third-place overall in the Wenonah 5K in New Jersey in 19:29.
Chapman 2nd in 100 dash
Paige Chapman was the runner-up in the freshman 100-meter dash in the New Balance Nationals in Greensboro, N.C. June 16-18. Chapman, a double UCBAC dash champion as a Harford Tech freshman this spring, clocked 12.36 seconds.
Also in the meet, Desirae Diamond placed ninth in the triple jump at 36-3 and 16th in the long jump at 16-7. Isaiah Gills recorded a mark of 41-8 1/2 in the triple jump and ran with Corey Brown, Michael Blickenstaff, and Evan Hammond to place 18th in the 4x200 relay in 1:34.08.
Coming road races
July 9 - Pirate 5K, Susquehanna Museum Lock House in Havre de Grace, 8 a.m., eliteracemanagement.com
July 10 - RASAC/BRRC Sweet Air Trail Race, Dalton-Bevard Road, 8:30 a.m.
July 10 - Pikesville 5K, Woodholme Center, Reisterstown Road, 8 a.m., 410-308-1870.
July 16 - Summer Fun 5K, Arena Club, Churchville Road, 8 a.m., eliteracemanagement.com.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun