About 800 Harford Countians joined the crowd of 27,000 runners at M&T Bank Stadium Saturday for the races of the 13th annual Baltimore Running Festival.
Scott Coon, of Abingdon, was the leader among 500 Harford runners who competed in the CareFirst Half Marathon. He finished 25th among the 9,676 finishers in 1:22:24 and placed second in the 40-44 age group. Chris Smith, 29, of Fallston, finished close behind Coon in 1:22:24.
Rebecca Seery, of Abingdon, was the top Harford finisher in the women's half marathon. She placed 28th among 5,602 women in 1:35:12 and eighth in the 25-29 age group. Also among the top 100 women were Emily Cavalo, of Bel Air, 73rd in 1:40:29; Courtney Waldhauser, Fallston, 74th in 1:40:33; and Angie Piotrowski, Kingsville, 96th in 1:41:49.
Finishing in the top 10 of their respective age groups were Taylor Chan, of Forest Hill, ninth in 14-19 women in 1:48:23; Janet McAdorey, of Bel Air, fifth in 50-54, 1:49:41; and Lydia Johnson, eighth in 55-59 in 1:51:50.
Other top Harford women in the half marathon were Jennifer Bon, of Bel Air, 1:42:07; Christie Hoppe, Havre de Grace, 1:43:23; Brittany Paulshock, Forest Hill, 1:44:40; and Karin Walker, Baldwin, 1:49:14.
In the men's half marathon, Adam Bosley, of Bel Air, finished ninth in the 20-24 age group in 1:24:05, placing 33rd overall. Jerry Henderson, of Bel Air, ran 1:26:19 to place fourth in the 45-49 age group and 53rd overall.
Also in the top 100 from Bel Air were Rob Baker, 61st in 1:27:11, and Nick Pasko, 71st in 1:28:22. Jay Tobin, of Fallston, finished eighth among men 65-69 in 2:13:01.
Megan Hairfield 16th in Marathon
Perhaps the fastest newlywed couple in the marathon was Brian and Megan Hairfield, of Abingdon. Megan, 27, ran 3:18:09 to place 16th among 1,267 women. Brian ran 3:41:47.
Mike Feinberg, of Bel Air, finished third in the 50-54 age group of the 26.2-miler, placing 30th among 1,832 men in 3:02:03. Charles Powell II, of Bel Air, finished 10 places behind Feinberg in 3:05:22 and placed fifth in 45-49.
Other top finishers were Brad Wilson, of Bel Air, 3:19:48; Maurizio Illano, of Fallston, 3:23:17; Casey Fisher, Bel Air, 3:31:09; Joe Richardson, Forest Hill, 3:31:55; John Nikirk, White Hall, 3:33:51; Brian Cashman, Forest Hill, 3:39:13; and Joshua Scholz, White Hall, 3:42:11 (fifth in 16-19).
Finishing among the top 200 women were Kristi Burke, Bel Air, 3:37:36; Stacey Esposito, Joppa, 3:48:44; Mercedes Pinkney, Edgewood, 3:49:11; Barbara Ann McGrain, Forest Hill, 3:54:33; and Holly Battaglia, Bel Air, 3:58:19.
For Clarence Wilson of Aberdeen the marathon was his 77th and his 10th on the Baltimore course. He ran 6:38:18, and his son, Clarence Jr., 6:53:02.
Jeremy Wells, 27, of Abingdon, finished fifth in the handcrank chair division. He toured the 26.2-mile course in 2:08:02.
Two Harford runners, Dylan Chan, of Forest Hill, and Kelly Klipa, of Aberdeen, raced to age-group wins in the ShopRite 5K. Chan won the men's 15-19 age group in 19:39, finishing 10th overall among 3,421 runners. Klipa led the 35-39 women in 23:27.
Also in the 5K, Nathan Bour, of Aberdeen, placed fourth in 20-24 in 20:30, and Philip Hosmer, of Aberdeen, was fourth in 50-54 in 22:57.
Oct. 19 – CROP 5K, Aberdeen Festival Park, 9 a.m., http://www.rasac.com
Oct. 20 – Bill Brown Youth Cross-Country Series Race 2 (postponed from Oct, 13), C. Milton Wright High School, 3 p.m., http://www.rasac.com
Oct. 20 – RASAC Cedar Lane Stroll 5 Miler, Cedar Lane Park, Bel Air, 8 a.m., 443-910-3630.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun