Harford County runners had a choice between two benefit races, one on each end of the Ma and Pa Trail Saturday morning - the Bridget and Bradley Heart Run 5K in Fallston and the Dominator 5K and 10K in Forest Hill.
On the south end of the trail, Matt Klaschus won the men's race and Lindsay Lippencott, the women's in the Bridget and Bradley Heart Run.
Klaschus, 25, of Street, ran 18:00 to win by almost a quarter mile. Lippencott, of Forest Hill, ran 20:57 to lead the women by a similar margin.
Steve Kudla, 56, of Fallston, finished second in the men's race in 20:57, and his daughter, Sophia Kudla, 13, was second in the women's in 23:11.
Kirk Ingold placed third among the men in 19:57. Others in the top 10 were Cody Danna, 20:22; Matthew Nicodemus, 20:35; Matt Munson, 20:48; Karl Martins, 20:49; Kefim St. Hilaire, 20:58; Jason Gasior, 21:10; and David Struck, 21:11.
In the women's top 10 were Nancy Hill, 23:37; Katie Danna, 24:06; Melanie Askey, 24:15; Natalie Hirsch, 19:57; Jennifer Everett, 24:39; Moira McGill, 25:56; Stephanie Imbierowicz, 25:58; and Beth Johnson, 26:10.
The race was held to benefit the Johns Hopkins Children's Center
In the third annual Dominator races in Forest Hill, Matt Creacraft, of Delta, Pa. won the men's 5K in 20:24, leading Brian Lupus, of Bel Air, by 35 seconds. Mike Kemen, of Bel Air, finished third in 22:18. Rhonda Utz, of Forest Hill, led the women's 5K in 23:42, edging Lori Olszewski, of Forest Hill, by 11 seconds. Christina Jordan, of Perry Hall, was third in 24:14.
Utz returned to finish second in the women's 10K behind Deborah Felts, of Aberdeen, who won by 7 minutes in 48:54. Kelly Warden, of Belcamp, finished third in 57:40. Steven Frayne won the men's 10K in 42:31 with Robert Hess, of Bel Air, second in 42:42 and Justin Markel, of Bel Air, third in 46:28.
The event, which drew 90 runners, benefits cancer research in memory of Dominic Osorio, "the Dominator."
Run to Remember 5K
Lonnie McNew, of White Hall, who turned 70 recently, won the over-70 age group Sunday in the Run to Remember 5K in Baltimore. He toured the Inner Harbor course in 28:59, finishing in the middle of the field of 856 runners.
Other area winners were Mirek Havel, of Bel Air, in 11-15, 23:23, and Caitlyn Sarudy, of White Hall, in girls' 11-15 in 29:04. William Sarudy placed second in 16-19 in 20:26.
Mike Feinberg finished 10th overall and second in 40-49 in 19:51. Behind him in 40-49, Bart Rein, of Forest Hill, was fourth in 20:06 and Rob Bartholomew, of Aberdeen, fifth in 20:39. Sally Jones, of Bel Air, was fifth in 55-59 in 27:47.
Athleta Irongirl Triathlon
Robbie Reeves, of Street, captured a third-place age-group award in the Athleta Irongirl Triathlon in Flintstone Sunday.
Reeves, 49, placed 37th among 425 women by completing a half-mile swim, 16-mile bike, and 3-mile run in 1 hour, 44 minutes.
Two other Harford triathletes placed in the top 10 of their age groups. Aimee Reeves, of Churchville, was seventh in 35-39 and 20th in 1:38:43, and Jennifer Jones, of Bel Air, was 10th in 35-39 in 1:41:33.
Chuck Wienckowski, of Bel Air, and J. Tobin, of Fallston, were age-group winners in the Delaware Diamondman Triathlon Sunday in Bear, Del.
Wienckowski led the 60-64 category in the sprint race, completing a 0.6-mile swim, 16-mile bike, and 2-mile run in 1:33:54. He finished about 4 minutes ahead of the runner-up, Greg Smith, of Churchville.
Tobin won the 65-69 age group in the half-ironman race, finishing a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, and 13.1-mile run in 6:34:07. Kim Webster, of Bel Air, placed third among women 25-29 in the race in 5:25:25. Richard Battaglia, of Bel Air, was eighth in 40-44 in 5:15:05. Also among the 172 finishers were Roberto Barcena, of Abingdon, in 6:13:18 and Earl Brownell, of Bel Air, 6:24:19.
Jim Vadas, of Bel Air, placed second in 70-74 in the sprint race in 1:56:43. Also among the 143 finishers in the sprint race were Brian Walker, of Bel Air, fourth in 45-49 in 1:22:16; Mark Sposito, of Bel Air, sixth in 50-54, 1:34:43; Lois King, of Forest Hill, fifth in 40-44 in 1:36:08; and Jennifer Goldsborough, of Abingdon, seventh, 40-44 in 1:56:43.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun