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Running: Frick leads men, Hill the women, in winning Hurd 5K at HCC

Kevin Frick of Baltimore surged to the front of the pack on his return to the Heather L. Hurd 5K at Harford Community College Saturday. Nancy Hill of Havre de Grace did the same in the women's race.

Frick, 42, won the men's race in 19:43 after placing second last year with a time that was a minute slower. Frick, a researcher at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health who regularly runs with Back on My Feet in Baltimore, won by 35 seconds. Fifteen-year-old Matt Sprouse, a student at Patterson Mill High School finished second.

Hill, 55, won the women's race by a 23-second margin over Barbara Stachowiak of Kingsville. She finished in 23:20, more than a minute faster than she did in last year's race, in which she placed third. Christina Jordan finished third in 24:01; Lori Olszewski, fourth in 24:52; and Jen Lewis, fifth in 25:00.

Duane Christy of Havre de Grace was the third finisher in the men's race in 20:33. Vladislav Sluchenkov took fourth in 21:08, and Kirk Ingold, fifth in 21:12.

The fourth-annual race drew its largest field, 170 runners and 145 walkers. The race honors the memory of Hurd, a Harford Community College student who was killed in a 2008 automobile crash caused by a driver distracted by texting.

Marathon season continues

The marathon season continued on the East Coast Saturday with the Anthem Richmond Marathon drawing 4,716 runners to the 26.2-mile event on its program. John Escarsega, 52, of Bel Air, finished eighth in the men's 50-54 age group in 3:09:01.

Three-time Bel Air Town Run winner Megan DiGregorio of White Marsh placed 11th in the women's field in 3:01:51. Megan McNew ran the first half in 1:31:28 but finished in 3:21:20 to place 62nd.

Other Harford finishers were Chi-Chin Wu, 4:05:05; Lisa Gesualdo, 4:01:42; Jane Frank, 4:08:09; Nancy Shipley, 4:45:14; Patricia Knapp, 5:51:33; and Julie Larkin, 5:42:57.

In the Harrisburg Marathon, Mike Feinberg of Bel Air ran 3:23:08, a Boston qualifying time for 2014. Other Harford runners among the 1,514 finishers were Michael Senko, 4:15:15; Pam Moore, 4:50:22; Sara Miller, 4:50:24; LaDonna Kapustensky, 5:04:24; and Lisa Schneiders, 5:55:45.

Young AFCEAn Aberdeen 5K

Two Bel Air High School students set the pace in the Young AFCEAn Aberdeen 5K Saturday.

Eric Ingram and Joe Ciufo finished first and second. Ingram, 15, was timed in 19:04, and Ciufo, 16, in 19:05.

Megan Lobus of Nottingham won the women's race in 20:49, with Rhonda Utz of Forest Hill second in 22:24 and Ritsa Karakanas of APG third in 22:36.

Mark Rosasco of Arnold finished third among the men in 19:42. Carole Rosasco was fourth among the women in 22:48, and Marge Rosasco, fifth in 22:51. Sponsored by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, the race drew 82 runners.

In other races

Tyler Muse of Harford Community College finished 36th among 280 finalists in the National Junior College Division 1 Cross-Country Championships in Ina, Illinois, Nov. 10. A sophomore from Bel Air, Muse ran 27:14 over an 8K course.

Meghan McAdorey, a John Carroll grad, was the No. 7 runner for Philadelphia University in the NCAA Division II East Regional cross-country championships in Nashua N.H., Nov 4. A senior, she completed a 6K course in 25:03. Whitney Hora (C. MILTON Wright) was the NO. 3 finisher for Wilmington University in the same meet in 24:14.

Alex Loper of Bel Air won the Honeygo Family 5K in White Marsh for the third time Nov. 4. He ran 17:07 to finish 68 seconds ahead of the field of 140.

Anna Wasielewski of Forest Hill was a double winner in the RASAC 5-and-5 races on Nov. 3 and 4. She led the women in the Furry Friends 5K Nov. 3 in 21:36 and did the same in the Fall Frolic 5 Mile at Eden Mill Nov. 4 in 38:46. Saul Duarte won the men's 5-mile race in 33:12 and was second behind Zach Zander in the 5K.

Dana Smothers (Harford Tech) finished 21st in the CIAA cross country championships for Bowie State Oct 18 in Cary, N.C. He was the No. 3 runner in 28:24 for his team, which placed third in the 12-team field.

Erik Meyer, 17, of Fallston was the runner-up in the men's race of the Komen Race for the Cure in Hunt Valley Oct. 21. He finished in 16:48 behind winner Dave Berdan of Owings Mills. Nick Cook of Bel Air finished third in 17:30. Nelly Budrow of Aberdeen won the 35-39 age group in 21:00 and Ginn White of Bel Air led men's 35-39 in 19:04.

Bill Brown Youth Cross Country

The Bill Brown Youth Cross Country Series drew 255 runners for its third and final meet of the season Nov. 4 in Bel Air. Age group winners were Jessica Rogers and Ryan Iacaruso, 12-13; Ava Sekowski and Saxon Brown, 10-11; Abigail Baummer and Justin Motsay, 8-9; Finley Lavin and Chris Dattoli, 6-7; and Jazlyn Ware and Ian Lewis, under-6.

One World Run is Saturday

The annual One World Run, an international 5K to benefit Project Aids Orphans, will be held Saturday at the Norrisville Rec Complex beginning at 8:30 a.m. with a warmup session. A 1-mile kids fun run will be held at 10. For information: sharalyn.heinly@hcps.org

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