Alex Loper and Jessica Rogers had it easy in winning the seventh annual Survivor Run 5K in Bel Air Sunday.
Loper set the pace for the field of 183 runners, finishing with a 54-second lead in 16:34, a record for the course. Rogers' time of 20:09 was not a record, but it was fast enough to give the 14-year-old middle-schooler an 83-second victory margin.
Edgard Narciso finished second among the men in 17:38. Others in the top 10 were Mike Feinberg, 17:56; Michael Andrews, 18:33; David Stevenson, 18:35; Matthew Burdette, 19:34; Todd Biggerman, 19:45; Leo Narciso, 19:53; Saul Duarte, 19:54; and Adalberto Rodriguez, 20:06.
Among the women, Jennifer Bouffard finished second in 21:32, and Courtney Waldhauser, third in 22:16. In fourth, Jennifer Perkovich was the first masters runner in 22:39.
Others in the women's top 10 were Rachel Goldsborough, 22:44; Christina Jordan, 23:56; Andi Miller, 24:04; Jennifer Worton, 24:08; Lori Olszewski, 24:15; and Kath Zielenski, 24:35.
Cherry Blossom 10-Miler
Matt Klaschus of Street ran an evenly paced 56:26 to finish 93rd among 17,750 runners in the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Miler in Washington, D.C., Sunday. Nick Pasko of Bel Air finished in 57:34 to place 18th in the 20-24 age group and 120th overall.
About 50 Harford runners competed in the race. The top age-group finishers among them were Esther Buchser of Abingdon and Janet McAdorey of Be Air. Buchser placed fifth in 65-69 in 1:32:35, and McAdorey, seventh in 55-59 in 1:18:27. Rebecca Seery of Abingdon was the fastest among Harford women at 1:10:00.
Brigance Brigade 5.7K
Several Harford runners placed in the age groups at the Brigance Brigade 5.7K in Baltimore Saturday.
Mike Trott of Joppa finished second in the 56-60 age group, completing the 3.54-mile course in 29:26. The 5.7K distance corresponds to the No. 57 jersey number of former Ravens star O.J. Brigance, who was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in 2007.
Other local runners placing in their age groups were Kenneth Ridley, Belcamp, third in 46-50 in 27:35; Steve Norris, Forest Hill, third in 51-55 in 29:32; David Meadows, Kingsville, third in 56-60 in 31:50; Missy Wolinski, Fallston, fourth in 36-40, 31:32; and Sharon Meadows, Kingsville, third 56-60, 32:25. There were 725 finishers.
In other races
Elizabeth Tauber won the 5,000-meter run at the Liberty Collegiate Invitational in Lynchburg, Va., Saturday, clocking 17:44.25 to win by 16 seconds over her Towson University teammate Ashley Simmons.
Tyler Muse of Bel Air was the runner-up among 1,130 finishers in the Red Shoe Shuffle 5K in Baltimore Sunday. He ran 16:46 behind winner Dan Swain (16:26). Angela Bissett of White Hall was fourth among the women in 21:52. Logan Ward, 11, of Bel Air led the under-16 age group in 23:12.
Jeremy Lyman of Abingdon led the 30-39 age group in the Reach Out and Run 5K at Goucher College Sunday. He ran 22:19, placing 26th overall among 482 runners. Shawn Heinlein of Abingdon finished second in the age group in 22:36. In 70-and-over, Keith Kirn of White Hall placed second in 35:12.
Emily Casola of Bel Air ran 4:13:17 in the Charlottesville (Va.) Marathon Saturday.
April 12 – Sole of the City 10K, Baltimore, 9 a.m., http://www.charmcityrun.com
April 12 – RASAC Spring Duathlon, Churchville, 8 a.m. http://www.rasac.com
April 13 – RASAC Jerusalem Mill 5 Miler, 2813 Jerusalem Mill, Kingsville, 8 a.m., http://www.runharford.com
April 27 – Women's 5K by the Bay, Tydings Park, Havre de Grace, 8 a.m., http://www.womens5Kbythebay.com