Dan Bosley and Lori Wilson led the way in the Monster Dash 5K, an earlier-than-usual Halloween-themed race at the Arena Club in Bel Air Saturday.

Bosley, 23, of Bel Air, set a pace too quick for company, leading a field of 85 by almost a minute and finishing in 17:35.

Steven Frayne of Baltimore took second place, as he did last year, in 18:28. Third went to Brian Graham of Arnold in 19:11, and fourth to Kirk Ingold of Bel Air, 19:29.

Wilson, 29, of Belcamp, ran 21:12 in leading the 55 women in the field. Samantha Jones of Baltimore was second in 21:40; Colleen Donahue of Bel Air, third in 23:10; and Abigail Baummer, 10, of Bel Air, fourth in 23:24.


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In collegiate cross country

Elizabeth Tauber of Bel Air was named Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week Tuesday by the Colonial Athletic Association. It was the third time this season the Towson University junior earned the honor. This time, it was for her third-place finish in the Paul Short Invitational meet at Lehigh University Saturday.

Running in the Brown Division race against 364 other women, the Towson junior finished a 6K course in 21:25, bettering by 17 seconds the school record set by Britta Nelson (Havre de Grace) in 2006. It was the first time a Towson runner has finished in the top 20 in the Paul Short meet.

Elsewhere, Lenier Tucker of Edgewood finished third in the Delaware State Cross-Country Invitational in Dover, Del., last Friday. The Morgan State freshman ran 28:27 over an 8K course.

Chris Vitek led the Harford Community College men's team with a seventh-place finish in 30:12 (8K) in the Goldey Beacom Fall Classic in Wilmington Sept. 28. Roberto Ascenzi ran 34:26; Mike Neal, 37:56; and Brandon Stratmeyer, 41:59. In the women's 5K, Anne Scott was 18th in 23:04, and Abelina Kraus, 28th in 24:00 for HCC.

In other races

Alex Loper of Bel Air won the Donate Life 5K in Baltimore Saturday, finishing 2 1/2 minutes ahead of second place in 16:45. Matt Cross of Bel Air was seventh in 20:47 and Tim Meehan of White Hall, 12th in 21:23. Cecilia Gutwald of Fallston finished third among the women in 21:56.

Michael Lafiandra and Dale Woodring, both of Bel Air, were finishers in the 140.6-mile Ironman race of the ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival Sept. 21 in Cambridge. Lafiandra finished ninth in the 40-44 age group in 12:02:37, with a 20-mph average on the 112-mile bike leg. Woodring was ninth in 45-49 in 12:48:30. He closed with a 4:39:42 on the 26.2-mile run course.

Duane Christy of Havre de Grace placed third overall and first among men 50-59 in the Pearls of Hope 5K in Wilmington Saturday. He was timed in 19:50.

Garrett Krug, 16, of Bel Air, finished second in the under-20 age group of the Purple Stride Maryland 5K in Baltimore Sunday in 24:56. Katrina Krug placed third in 40-49 in 29:14.