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.
June 29 - Moonlight 5K, Tollgate Park in Bel Air, 8 p.m., http://www.eliteracemanagement.com
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., http://www.rasac.com