Mike Feinberg, 50, of Bel Air, finished first among masters runners in the Tim Kennard 10-Mile River Run in Salisbury Sunday.
The former Bel Air Town Run race director placed seventh overall among 230 in 1:02:20, leading the nearest over-40 runner by 16 seconds. Among runners over the age of 50, he was 2 minutes ahead of his closest rival.
His time was 4 minutes faster than last year's. His recent times, including a 1:01:17 on a hilly 10-mile course Feb. 23, indicate a strong resurgence in the past year.
What brought it about? "I am doing some cross training... some stationary biking and weight training along with core workouts," he explained. "I think the strength training has helped me, as I find I can sustain a good effort on hills where in the past two or three years the hills would really affect my pace."
"I used to go out way too fast and then pay for it at the end," he added. "Now I have a target heart rate goal for longer distance races, and that helps me to stay in a zone where I can carry the pace for the entire race."
Two other Harford County runners placed in the age groups of the 10-miler. David Stevenson of Abingdon finished second in 35-39 and 15th overall in 1:07:31. David Huryk of Bel Air was sixth in 35-39 in 1:18:39 and Matthew Ballew of Edgewood, second in 20-24 in 1:28:35.
3 Guyton Road races
Kirk Ingold, Kevin Hennessey and Allen McMillin led the way in three-race event of the RASAC Snowflake Series Sunday in Joppa.
Ingold won a 3.3-mile road race in 24:54 and Jen Perkovich led the women in 28:42. Hennessey finished first in a 5-mile trail race in 43:57, two seconds ahead of Darren Thompson and Jeff Burger. Andi Miller, 1:02:16, was the first woman.
McMillin ran 1:41:49 in the third race, a 10-mile trail run. Ashley Butler finished fourth overall in 2:05:56.
Collegiate track, field
Temple University freshman Jimmia McCluskey (Aberdeen) placed ninth in the long jump in the American Athletic Conference Indoor Championships Saturday in New York City. She jumped 19 feet, 1/4 inch.
Goucher senior Shea Staab (Fallston) finished 11th in 20:51.26 in the 5,000 meters at the Landmark Conference Indoor Championships Saturday at Selinsgrove, Pa.
Wilhelmina Austin (Edgewood) placed sixth in the long jump at the Mason Last Chance Indoor Meet in Fairfax, Va., Sunday. The Towson University sophomore had marks of 17-4 1/4 in the long jump and 36-2 1/2 in the triple jump. Teammate Evan Campbell (Fallston) placed seventh in the high jump at 5-3 1/4.
Youth track, field
The Harford County Track Club will hold a meeting for parents of prospective members on March 19 at 7 p.m. in the Charm City Run conference room, 126 S. Main St., Bel Air. The club, open to all boys and girls of middle school age, begins thrice-weekly workouts in mid-April and completes in youth track meets through mid-July. For information, contact Sharon or Larry Pickett, 443-484-2150.
ShamRock 'N Roll 5K
The third annual ShamRock 'N Roll 5K, a race to benefit the Al Cesky Scholarship Fund, will be held March 15 at the Arena Club in Bel Air. The race, which begins at 8:30 a.m., drew a field of 360 runners and walkers last year. Entry information is a http://www.eliteracemanagement.com.