Memorial Day races pass, Bel Air Town Run is Sunday

For local runners, the Memorial Day weekend offered three races on the Memorial Day theme.

The 18th Annual McVet 5K and 10K in Baltimore Sunday drew about 500 entrants, many of whom competed in both the 5K and 10K, which began an hour apart.

Sandy Sanders, 39, of Havre de Grace finished third in the women's 10K race. She ran 43:27 over a course that began and ended at the War Memorial Building in Baltimore. She placed 23rd overall in the field of 238.

Sanders finished behind women's winner Megan DiGregorio of White Marsh, who ran 39:29 after winning the 5K in 18:18. Dave Berdan of Baltimore won both men's races, clocking 14:55 and 32:22.

Kelly Albright of Abingdon finished first in the women's 30-39 age group in 48:06. Kayla Rolek of Edgewood was second in 19-29 and Elizabeth Zinser of Forest Hill, third in 30-39 in 49:59. In the men's 60-64 age group, Brad Roberts of Bel Air ran 51:06 to take third place.

In the McVet 5K race, John Trujillo of Pylesville led the 55-59 age group in 23:39. Shanoy Hawkins of Edgewood was second in 19-29 in 24:27 and Duane Christy of Havre de Grace, third in 40-49 in 20:24.

On Monday, 360 runners competed in the Special Operations Memorial Day 5K in Baltimore, a race to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation. They followed winners Dan Speirs of Media, Pa., and Caroline Speirs of Baltimore across the finish line on Boston Street.

In the men's over-60 category, Phil Anderson of Bel Air finished second in 28:23, and Errol Etting of Bel Air, third in 29:15. Laura Finney of Fallston was fourth in 20-29 in 23:49.

In races elsewhere

Rob and Cathy Bartholomew of Aberdeen won their age groups in the XTERRA Lums Pond Trail Run 10K in Delaware May 25, running 46:00 and 59:20. Other Harford finishers were Sean Breslin, 48:10; Shawn Dufallo, 48:08; Ashley Breslin, 57:20; Kay Sheldon, 1:00:09; and Jimmy Dyches, 1:00:10. In the 5K, Kelly Stewart of Forest Hill won the 30-34 age group in 33:33.

Jennifer Perkovich of Joppa was the runner-up among masters women in the Stoneleigh Stampede 5K in Baltimore May 25. She ran 22:58, placing 10th among 305 women.

Sally Jones of Bel Air finished 11th in the BRRC women's distance festival 5K May 19 at Goucher College. She ran 26:59.

Robert Bell of Bel Air took second place in the 60-64 age group in the Chestertown 10 Miler May 25 in 1:20:16. Talia Kahoe of Forest Hill placed second in 15-19 in 1:29:42. Katie Bradley of Havre de Grace was third in 20-24 in 1:36:50.

In collegiate track, Patterson Mill alumna Kara Tolson broke the Salisbury University school record in the 200-meter dash when she competed in the NCAA Division III track championships in Lacrosse, Wisc., May 24. Her new record: 24.65 seconds.

Bel Air Town Run

The Bel Air Town Run approaches the one-third century mark Sunday when it goes to the starting line for the 33rd time with a field likely to top 1,500. As of May 28, 1,325 had entered. Entries will be accepted through 7:45 a.m. Sunday. Runners and walkers can register or pick up packets at the Bel Air Athletic Club Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and at Charm City Run Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday morning registration begins at 6:30 a.m. at the Bel Air Bandshell.

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