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Cardwell, Morehouse win Race to Feed Hungry

Laz Cardwell and Rachel Morehouse claimed their first 5K victories June 22 in the fifth annual Race to Feed the Hungry in Bel Air.

Cardwell, a Patterson Mill High School senior, crossed the finish line at Tollgate Park in 18:15 to win by 80 meters over Charles Powell II, the winner of the race in its inaugural year of 2009. Powell, 47, ran 18:32.

Morehouse, 31, of Joppa, won the women's race. She placed 16th overall among 194 runners in 22:29, one place ahead of runner-up Heidi Myers of Baltimore, who was timed in 22:38.

Damion Bishoff, a senior at Rising Sun High School, took third among the men in 19:12, and Ryan Rivera, also of Rising Sun, was fourth in 19:43. Mike Feinberg of Bel Air led the masters in fifth place at 19:49. Steve Frayne of Baltimore earned the men's grand masters award in 20:38.

Anna Wasielewski of Forest Hill finished third among the women in 23:26, two seconds ahead of Megan Doleschal, a Harford Tech senior. Brenda Walker of Havre de Grace was fifth in 24:04. Nancy Hill of Havre de Grace led the masters women in 24:12, and Karen Kennedy, the grandmasters women, in 24:17.

Baltimore Women's Classic

Rhonda Utz of Forest Hill and Esther Buchser of Abingdon were runners-up in their age groups in the Baltimore Women's Classic 5K Sunday.

Utz ran 22:49 over a course ending at Rash Field to place second in the 50-54 age group. Buchser was second in the 60-64 in 23:14.

Other Harford finishers in the top 100 were Stacey Esposito, Joppa, 20:25, fifth in 40-44; Olivia Eby, Jarrettsville, 22:26, third in 15-19; Jennifer Barrett, Forest Hill, 22:27; Barb Stachowiak, Kingsville, 22:29; Kayla Borrero, Edgewood, 22:49; Judith Lavoie, Havre de Grace, 22:56; and Jennifer Stachowiak, Kingsville, 23:11.

Weynshet Hilu, an Ethiopian runner living in Washington, D.C., led all 3,208 finishers in 16:23. Megan DiGregorio of White Marsh finished third in 17:14.

North Face Endurance Challenge

Several Harford runners competed in the six trail races of the North Face Endurance Challenge in Sterling, Va., June 1.

Over the 50-mile course, Kenneth Keller of Bel Air finished in 9:58:49; Matthew Burdette of Churchville, 10:16:31; David Wood, Abingdon, 12:24:58; and Tim Finholm, Street, 12:45:20.

Mike and Jane Frank of Bel Air completed the 50K course, Mike in 5:55:13 and Jane in 7:18:18. Ashley Butler of Belcamp ran 6:49:58, and Susan Kemen, Bel Air, 7:09:22 for second in 50-54. Kyle Vaughn of Abingdon finished in 8:10:56; Jose Quinchuela, APG, 8:14:48; and Brian Carr, Belcamp, 9:36:30.

In the half-marathon, Richard Brown of Bel Air finished 18th overall among 745 runners in 1:59:35. Mark Mattson of Bel Air was fifth among 143 runners in the 5K race in 22:18; his son, Elliot, was close behind at 22:42.

In other races...

Lauren Greenberg of Bel Air completed the Revolution 3 Half Ironman Triathlon near Williamsburg, Va., Sunday in 6 hours, 15 minutes. She averaged 16.7 mph on the 56-mile bike course and ran 2:12:03 on the half-marathon to place 12th in the 25-29 age group.

Rob Bartholomew of Aberdeen won his age group in the XTERRA Big Elk Trail Half Marathon Saturday at Fair Hill near Elkton. He finished 10th overall in 1:51.00.

David Stevenson and Christine Trzcinski were the winners in the RASAC Mariner Point 5K in Joppatowne June 16. Stevenson won the men's race in 34:19 with Duane Christy second in 35:34 and Rob Stevenson third in 36:44. Trzcinski led the women in 39:33. Mercedes Pinkney, 41:25, and Jennifer Perkovich, 42:16, took second and third.

Coming Races

June 29 - Moonlight 5K, Tollgate Park in Bel Air, 8 p.m.,

June 30 - RASAC Eden Mill 5 Miler, Eden Mill, 8 a.m., 410-879-7679.

July 4 - Harford Hounds 5K, Greenway Trail at Susquehanna State Park, 8 a.m.,

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