The Hairfields of Abingdon dominated the sixth annual running of the Dustin Bauer Memorial 5K Sunday in Hunt Valley.
Pat Hairfield, 23, won the men's race. His older brother, Brian, 26, finished fourth. Brian's wife, Meghan, won the women's race, placing 11th overall in the field of 105 runners.
Pat Hairfield completed the 5K cross-country course at Oregon Ridge Park in 17:50 to win by about 350 meters over Anthony DeJesus of Lebanon, Pa. Eric Estrada of Baltimore finished third in 19:56 and Brian Hairfield ran 20:13 in fourth to lead the 20-29 age group.
Meghan Hairfield, who won the race last year as Meghan Dryden, finished in 21:49 to lead the women's field by 57 seconds over Casey Windisch of Basking Ridge, N.J.
Four Harford runners placed in the age group competition. Matthew Choinski of Aberdeen was 10th overall and second in the 30-39 age group in 21:45. Stephanie Cole of Bel Air placed third in 20-29 in 28:23; Megan Olszewski of Bel Air was first in under-16 in 40:19 and Rachel Terry of Bel Air, second in under-16 in 45:38.
Marine Corps Marathon
David Stevenson of Abingdon ran a personal record of 2:59:03 in the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C., Sunday, placing 32nd in the 35-39 age group. It was his second PR this year. He first broke 3 hours with a 2:59:51 in the Houston Marathon in January.
John Escarsega of Bel Air recorded the highest age-group finish by a Harford runner Sunday. He placed fourth among 1,246 men in the 50-54 age group in 3:11:30.
Malcom Whyte of Jarrettsville finished sixth in the 45-49 age group and 14th overall in the hand-crank chair division, covering the 26.2 miles in 1:37:13.
About 40 runners from Harford County were among the 25,480 finishers. Tops among the women were Ann Collins of Edgewood, 3:36:50; Christina Monti of Joppa, 3:39:37; and Shelby John of Fallston, 3:51:34.
Fire on the Mountain 50K
Mike McMonagle of Bel Air won the Fire on the Mountain 50K in the Green Ridge State Forest of Western Maryland Sunday. The 23-year-old Navy ensign arrived on a red-eye flight from San Diego, where he is stationed, then ran for 5 hours, 2 minutes in completing the 32-mile trail run from Little Orleans to Flintstone. He won by 3 minutes. The race was designated the RRCA Maryland 50K Championship.
Collegiate cross country
Tyler Muse of Bel Air was the No. 3 finisher for Wilmington University Sunday when the Wilmington men's team repeated as Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference champions. He ran 27:18 over an 8K course in Philadelphia's Fairmont Park.
Lenier Tucker of Edgewood was the top finisher for Morgan State in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championships in Princess Anne Saturday. He led his team to a seventh-place finish in 26:58 (8K).
Annie Scott placed second in the Region 20 JUCO Championships for HCC Saturday, running a 5K personal best of 21:01. Chris Vitek led the Owls' men's team, placing third in 27:10 for 8K. All four HCC men recorded personal bests in the meet. Roberto Ascenzi ran 30:36; Mike Neal, 31:09; and Brandon Stratmeyer, 34:12.
Bill Brown Youth Cross-Country Series
The Bill Brown Youth Cross Country Series concluded the 2013 season Sunday at Tollgate Park in Bel Air with 254 runners competing. Age-group winners Jessica Rogers (6:08) and Kosta Manolis (6:07) in the 12-13 mile; Brynn Reese (3:00) and Justin Motsay (3:07) in the 10-11 half mile; Finley Lavin (3:17) and Corey Daley (3:02) in the 8-9 half mile; Jazlyn Ware (3:18) and Cayden Ruleau (3:34) in the 6-7 half mile; and Gyte Derby (1:54) and Blake Wancowicz (1:45) in the under-6 quarter mile.
Runners winning most-improved awards for the series were Chandler Sentelle and Thomas Snarski in 12-13; Grace Ann Tasel and Rachel Waskiewicz, 10-11; Aniya Washington and Ava Brown, 8-9; Eugene Morris III and Lexi Winiecki, 6-7; and Cayla Tolson and Andrew Burstein, under 6.
Patriot Middle and Elementary Meet
Alex Stevenson of Southampton Middle School and Holly Dixon of St. Paul's were the top finishers in the 1.5-mile, grades 7-8 race in the Patriot Middle and Elementary School Cross Country Meet at John Carroll Oct. 24.
Stevenson ran 9:08 to finish 18 seconds ahead of William Draper of St. Stephens. Dixon won the girls' race by 53 seconds over Brittany Sydlick of St. Stephens.
Runners from St. Stephens dominated the grades 5-6 races. Patrick Filar led the boys in 6:52 (1-mile) with Keegan Preis second in 6:56. Haley Burns led the girls in 7:11, finishing 11 seconds ahead of Madison Laine.
In the grades 4 and under half-mile race, Elise Robinson of Mountain Christian led the girls in 3:25, 12 seconds ahead of Madeline Nehila of Emmorton. Drew Wozar of St. Stevens led the boys in 3:11, with Mack O'Brien of St. Margaret second in 3:13.
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