Harford runners captured two second-place finishes in the Charm City Run 5K Trail Race at Boordy Vineyards Sunday in Hydes.
Adam Bosley of Bel Air finished second in the men's race in 17:21 and Courtney Waldhauser of Fallston took second in the women's in 20:53. The annual run drew a field with 657 finishers, a fourth of them from Harford County.
Chris Sams of Sykesville led the men in 16:56. Aaron Smith of Abingdon finished behind Bosley in third place in 18:05 and Ben Wickham of Hydes was fourth in 18:45.
Waldhauser trailed women's winner Renee Hood of Baltimore by 25 seconds at the finish. Jennifer Bouffard of Fallston placed third in 21:01 and Katie Price of Westminster, fourth in 21:17.
Among the age group winners were Matt Lusardi of Fallston, 20:36 in 11-15; Joe Lipira of Jarrettsville, 18:55 in 16-19; Laura Muneses of Bel Air, 21:27 in 30-39; and Valerie Elliott of Bel Air, 21:17 in 40-49.
Stacey Esposito of Joppa finished second in 40-49 in 21:28. Hugh McAdorey of Bel Air was second men's 50-59 in 22:29, and Janet McAdorey was second in women's 50-59 in 23:53. Lori Olszewski of Forest Hill placed third in 50-59 in 25:21.
North East Triathlon
Shawn Loper finished fourth in the international division race, and Justin Markel, 12th in the sprint division to highlight Harford performances in the North East Triathlon in Cecil County Sunday.
Loper swam 1,500 meters in 28:03, biked 23.2 miles at 21.0 mph and ran 10K in 37:19 to finish in 2:13:16.
Three Harford triathletes won their age groups: Cody Yarish in 20-24 in 2:28:45; Bob Brown in 55-59 in 2:30:56; and Jay Tobin in 65-69 in 3:06:49.
Also among the 134 finishers of the longer race were: Ryan Stiltner, 2:19:33 (second in 25-29); Richard Battaglia, 2:29:15; Brian Walker, 2:30:50 (third in 45-49); Tim Ferrese, 2:30:53; Heather Thompson, 2:38:45 (second in 45-49); Earl Brownell, 2:46:49; Jerry Tiller, 2:55:02; Michael Sacra, 3:10:55; and Tim Nevaker, 3:14:05.
In the sprint division, Markel swam 750 meters, biked 17.7 miles and ran 5K in 1:31:45 to place second in 30-34.
Other Harford triathletes among the 195 finishers were Sara Miller, 140:23 (second, 35-39); James Borchelt, 1:42:40; David Dyke, 1:42:48; Heather Hoffman, 1:44:37 (third, 40-44); Sylvia Ayers, 1:46:02; Robbie Reeves, 1:47:29 (second, 50-54); Katie Ogle, 1:48:04 (third, 30-34); Tara Buecker, 1:51:01; Bobbi Jean McFadden, 1:53:11; James Bauer, 1:54:28; Jose Delp, 1:59:31 (second, 55-59); and Trent Harrison, 2:02:15.
Also, Patti Griffin, 2:02:20; Michael Cullum, 2:05:44; Eric Eller, 2:08:17; Wendy Tobias, 2:08:23; Jennifer Burkhouse, 2:09:42; Edwin Knepshield, 2:11:27 (second, 65-69); George Stewart, 2:12:10 (second, 70-74); Robert Guerieri, 2:13:10; Karen Eder, 2:13:56; Albert Buecker, 2:14:11; Greg Lemane, 2:15:49; Terri Broemm, 2:20:05 (first, 60-64); and Mary Ellen Malooly, 2:25:58.
Camp Hidden Valley 5K Trail Race
Lauren Greenberg declared, "I'm not a trail runner," as she completed a steep climb to the finish of the Camp Hidden Valley 5K Trail Race Saturday. Still, Greenburg, 26, of Bel Air, won the women's race, easily covering a very hilly course in White Hall in 27:33. She finished 200 meters ahead of runner-up Anna Wasielewski, 28:21. Hope Pierce took third in 29:56.
Jason Clark of Hunt Valley won the men's race in 22:14 with Steven Frayne of Middle River second in 23:46. Joe Dragunas of Jarrettsville was third in 24:16.
Mount Cuckoo 30K and 15K
Rob Stevenson and Rob Bartholomew captured age-group wins in the Mount Cuckoo 30K road-and-trail race in Adamstown, Pa., Saturday.
Stevenson led the 30-39 age group and placed fourth overall among 44 runners in 2:28:43. Bartholomew was the first masters runner, placing seventh overall in 2:36:09.
Ninety-two runners raced the 15K, in which Cathy Bartholomew was the runner-up in the 50-59 age group in 1:42:31. Other Harford finishers were Mike Moser, 1:34:59, and Megan Stevenson, 2:11:20.
In other races...
Erika Stasakova of Bel Air finished 16th among 500 women in the Santa Rosa Marathon in California Sunday. She ran 3:20:28 to place second in the 20-24 age group, 1 second behind the winner. It was her first marathon.
Alex Loper of Bel Air won the Celebree 5K on the Northern Central Trail Saturday in 17:19. Angela Bissett of White Hall won the women's race in 23:14. Lee Buxbaum of Abingdon led the men's masters runners in 24:28.
Charles Powell and Christine Trzcinski were the top finishers in the 45th annual RASAC Airfield Run in Forest Hill Sunday. Powell led the field of 44 runners in 23:22, finishing 15 seconds ahead of runner-up Jeff Burger. Kevin Hennessey was third in 24:10. Trzcinski won the women's race in 27:01, with Jennifer Perkovich second in 30:30, and Taylor Chan, third in 30:41.
Forty Harford runners were among the 3,400 finishers in the Annapolis 10 Miler Sunday. First to finish among Harford men were John Magee of Bel Air in 1:21:37 and Barry Glassman of Darlington, 1:29:15. Among the women, Melissa Vinton of Kingsville ran 1:29:00, and Susan Goad of Forest Hill, 1:29:26.
Sept. 1 – Charm City Run 20 Miler, Northern Central Trail, Freeland, 8 a.m., http://www.charmcityrun.com
Sept. 6 - Streak through Aberdeen 7K (4.3 miles), Ripken Stadium, 6 p.m., http://www.charmcityrun.com
Sept. 7 - The Dominator 5K and 10K, Blue Dot in Forest Hill, 7:45 a.m., http://www.eliteracemanagement.com.