Bel Air runner beats out large pack in Baltimore 5K road race

Tyler Muse of Bel Air led a long procession into Oriole Park at Camden Yards Aug. 3 in winning the fourth annual Casey Cares Foundation 5K road race.

Muse, who will run cross country for Wilmington University this fall, finished the course from the ballpark to Key Highway and back in 16:15. He won by 7 seconds over runner-up Tim Miller of Westminster.

Twelve-hundred runners trailed Muse to the finish line in the stadium, where awards were presented by Orioles star Nick Markakis.

Three other Harford runners placed in the top 10. Alex Loper of Bel Air was fifth in 16:48, and his brother Shawn was sixth, 1 second behind him. Jerry Henderson of Bel Air placed 10th and first among masters runners in 17:49.

Bob Becker of White Hall led the 60-69 age group in 19:01. Nicole Wohlfort of Fallston finished first in under-16 in 23:10 and Kristi Burke of Bel Air led 30-39 in 20:37. Behind Burke in the 30-39 age group, Julie Bacso of Bel Air was second in 21:43 and Kate Hoppe of Bel Air, fourth in 21:55.

Melissa Hexter of Bel Air placed second in 16-19 in 20:42 and Emma Martin of Bel Air, second in under-16 in 23:53. Hugo Eraso Sr. of Joppa placed third in 50-59 in 21:39.

Megan DiGregorio of White Marsh won the women's race in 17:42, with Sherry Stick of Eldersburg second in 17:49, and Megan McNew of Baltimore, third in 18:04.

Harford Senior Olympics track meet

Dom Corson was a double dash winner in the Harford County Senior Olympics track meet held by RASAC in Bel Air on Aug 1.

Corson, 52, who competed recently in the National Senior Games, won the 100 in 13.1 seconds and 400 in 1:02.5.

The meet included runners of all ages. Among the younger participants, Adria Pirozzi, 14, won three events – the 400 in 1:18, 800 in 2:56 and 1500 in 5:56. Darren Thompson, 37, won two races, the 800 in 2:20 and the 1500 in 4:45.

There were several strong performances by senior athletes. Phil Anderson, 68, won the 1500 race walk in 10:24; Ralph Pirozzi, 57, ran 32.8 in the 200; Paul Novak, 56, ran 32.8 in the 200; Joe Lacetera, 76, 38.0 in the 200; and Donna Lewis, 58, 17.2 in the 100.

In other races

Matthew Burdette of Churchville finished sixth among 128 runners in the Sneaks Come out at Night 15K in Baltimore Aug. 2. He clocked 1:05:01 over the 9.3-mile course. Laurie Thomas of Jarrettsville placed third in women's 50-59 in 1:37:57.

Duane Christy of Havre de Grace won the RASAC Robin Hood Road 10K Sunday in 43:12, with David Stevenson second in 43:12. Christine Trzcinski of Baltimore led the women in 47:57 and Adria Pirozzi finished second in 51:57.

Daniel Colopietro of Bel Air won the 400 dash in 53.9 seconds in the Baltimore Road Runners Club summer track series July 31 at Goucher College. In the previous meet of the series, he won the 800 in 2:04.2.

Jerry Henderson and Laura Muneses were winners in the Catch A Pig trail race in Bel Air July 27 to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs. Henderson led the men in 24:06, and Muneses, the women in 30:31. Zach Zander was second in the men's race in 25:27 and Nikki Zander, second in the women's in 33:51.

Coming races

Aug. 10 – Charles Street 12 Miler, Towson, 7:30 a.m.,

Aug. 11 – Giddy Up 5K, Goucher College, 8 a.m.,

Aug. 11 – RASAC Nobles Mill 5 Miler, Churchville, 8 a.m.,

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