Running: Bel Air's Muse leads HCC cross country to 1st invitational meet victory

Tyler Muse gave Harford Community College's second-year cross-country team its first invitational-meet victory Oct. 5.

Muse, a sophomore from Bel Air, won the Goldey-Beacom College Fall Classic in Wilmington's Carousel Park. He finished 12 seconds ahead of the pack over an 8K course in 28:16. It was his second individual victory for HCC. His first was the 2011 Maryland Junior College Championships.

Noah Hutton of White Hall finished second in the race in 28:28. The former North Harford standout, who trains with the HCC team, competed unattached. Hutton finished 18 seconds ahead of Mike O'Brian of Wilmington University, the third-place finisher.

Other HCC finishers were Brock Long, 35:07; Darnell Hill, 39:43; Ryan Reese, 40:03; and Chase Crew, 44:14.

In the women's race, the Owls' Jenn Lewis finished 35th in 24:47 and Tessa Hosutt was 60th in 27:51.

Bethany Beach Triathlon

Rob Walker of Bel Air finished second in the under-20 age group in the Bethany Beach (Del.) Triathlon Sunday.

Walker, 19, completed a 1K swim, 30K bike, and 7K run in 1:45:58 to place 21st among 390 finishers.

Rebecca Richardson of Forest Hill placed second in 55-59 in 2:15:35. Robbie Reeves of Street was third in the women's 45-49 in 2:01:59. Guy Danna of Abingdon was fifth in 50-54 in 1:55:26.

Other Harford finishers were Jennifer Perkovich, 2:12:08; Heather Hoffman, 2:13:48; Robert Guerieri, 2:15:55; Bobi Jean McFadden, 2:16:33; Joe Twanmoh, 2:18:54; Michael Sacra, 2:25:24; Wendy Tobias, 2:30:46; and Pam Moore, 2:35:48.

In the duathlon (1K opening beach run), Kyle Vaughn of Abingdon finished second in 30-34 in 1:59:33, and Ian Mize of Kingsville, third in 20-24 in 1:58:55. Jeanne Hart of Bel Air was fourth in 50-54 in 2:10:48. Angie Mize of Kingsville finished in 2:15:15.

In Races Elsewhere

Mike McMonagle of Bel Air placed seventh in the Cuyamaca 100K Endurance Run in California's Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Oct. 6. He completed the 62-mile race in 10 hours, 59 minutes over a course that included a nine-mile climb to the 6,500-foot summit of Cuyamaca Peak.

Lori Olszewski of Forest Hill won the women's 40-49 age group in the Casey Cares 5K in Sparks Sunday. She ran 24:11. Three other Harford women placed in their age groups: Michelle Santiago-Jett was second in 30-39 in 23:30; Morgan Schell was second in 20-29 in 24:10; and Laura Gaffney, third in 40-49 in 24:25.

David Stevenson of Abingdon ran 3:03:12 in the Steamtown Marathon Sunday in Scranton, Pa., placing 11th in the 35-39 age group. Also among the 1,927 finishers was Brittany Paulshock of Forest Hill, 4:12:16.

Four Harford runners raced to age-group victories in the Pondskipper 5K in Dundalk Oct. 6. Andrew Galbreath of Street won the under-20 group in 23:22; Brian Bowman of Aberdeen, 40-49 in 23:54; Valerie Wood of Abingdon, 40-49 in 25:32; and 8-year-old Elise Robinson, under-20 in 27:40.

Coming Races

Oct. 13 - Baltimore Running Festival, marathon, half-marathon, 5K, and marathon relay, M&T Bank Stadium,

Oct. 20 - St. Ursula 5K, Parkville, 9 a.m.,

Oct. 20 - CROP Hunger 5K, Aberdeen Festival Park, 9 a.m.,

Oct. 21 - RASAC Adult and Youth Duathlon, Bel Air, 7:30 a.m.,

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