Janet McAdorey of Bel Air raced to her second double-victory in the Komen Maryland Race for the Cure Sunday in Hunt Valley.
She again finished first among cancer survivors in the annual 5K race, leading by 1 minute at the finish in 23:44. She also finished first in the 50-54 age group in the larger field of 1,583 timed finishers.
In the Komen race four years ago, soon after being diagnosed with cancer, McAdorey won both the survivors' race and the 50-54 age group. This time, her performance was slightly slower and the margin somewhat smaller, but the results were the same.
About 17,000 women and men participated Sunday in the 21st annual event. Two-hundred Harford runners were among the timed finishers.
Behind McAdorey in the survivors' category, Caroline Harrison of Forest Hill placed 13th in 30:28 and Christine Buckley of Forest Hill, 22nd in 34:55.
Nick Cook of Bel Air finished third overall among the men in 17:26, two places behind Dave Berdan, winner of the Baltimore Marathon one week earlier.
Among the age-group winners were Zach Walker of Fallston, 20:06 in 14-and-under, and Gwen Branscome of Pylesville, 21:56 in 20-24. Ron Keith of Bel Air placed second among 50-54 men in 20:53.
Army 10 Miler
Rob Tisch led Harford County runners in the Army 10 Miler in Washington, D.C., Sunday. The 42-year-old Bel Air resident placed 166th among 25,925 finishers. Timed in 58:54, he placed 13th in the 40-44 age group.
The recent government shutdown made it uncertain as to whether the race would be held, but after the shutdown ended, 30,000 runners, including many from Harford County, convened at the Pentagon Sunday.
Other top Harford finishers were Maria Barrett of Joppa, 10th in 20-24 in 1:07:16; Patricia McKinney of Bel Air, 16th in 50-54 in 1:17:38; Saul Duarte of Abingdon, 16th in 50-54 in 1:04:22; Glen Bassett of Havre de Grace, 21st in 55-59 in 1:12:01; and Danielle Kays of Bel Air, 40th in 35-39 in 1:13:06.
Collegiate cross country
Elizabeth Tauber of Bel Air finished 12th in the Penn State National Cross-Country meet in State College, Pa., last Friday. She ran 22:03 (6K) to lead her Towson University team to sixth place.
Tyler Muse of Bel Air was the No. 3 finisher for Wilmington University in the Princeton Invitational Oct. 19. He ran 25:40 over an 8K course in Princeton, N.J.
Chris Vitek led Harford Community College with a sixth-place finish in the Hood College Open Saturday in Frederick. He ran an 8K course in 27:54. Annie Scott led the HCC women, placing 14th in the 6K in 26:29. Robert Ascenzi placed 46th in 31:20; Mike Neal, 60th in 33:00; and Brandon Stratmeyer 75th in 36:14 for the men. Abelina Kraus ran 33:13 for 77th place in the 6K.
In the same meet, Collin Hickey (Patterson Mill) placed 20th in 29:05 as the No. 5 finisher for St. Mary's College.
Bill Brown Youth Cross Country
The second meet of the 2013 Bill Brown Youth Cross Country Series was held at C. Milton Wright High School Sunday with 197 runners competing. Age group winners were Rebecca Cross (6:28) and Hunter Crowley (6:20) in the 12-13 mile; Brynn Reese (3:16) and Justin Motsay (3:14), 10-11 half mile; Finley Lavin (3:23) and Corey Daley (3:14), 8-9 half mile; Jazlyn Ware (3:31) and Thomas Hinton (3:42), 6-7 half mile; and Samantha Donovan (2:05) and Jay Coats II (2:00), under-6 quarter mile. The third and final meet of the season will be held at Tollgate Park in Bel Air Sunday.
In other races
Carroll Fitzgerald of Havre de Grace observed his 59th birthday in the half-marathon of the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon Sunday, placing third in the 50-59 age group in 1:42:56.
Duane Christy and Nancy Hill, both of Havre de Grace, were the winners in the Crop 5K in Aberdeen Saturday. Christy led the men in 18:52, finishing 7 seconds ahead of Kirk Ingold. Hill won the women's race in 23:10 by 22 seconds over Marge Rosasco.
Kirk Ingold led the men in 35:00 and Chi-Chin Wu, the women in 47:49 in the RASAC Cedar Lane Stroll 5 Miler Sunday in Bel Air. Craig McLeod (35:34) and Karen Henry (48:25) were runners-up.
Mike Kemen of Bel Air finished second in the Clydesdale Division of the Cape Henlopen Triathlon Oct. 13, completing a quarter-mile swim, 10-mile bike and 3.1-mile run in 49:49. Justin Markel of Havre de Grace placed third in the 30-34 age group and 13th overall in the duathlon (1.5-mile opening run) in 44:40.
Oct. 27 – Dustin Bauer Memorial 5K, Oregon Ridge, Cockeysville, 4 p.m., http://www.charmcityrun.com
Oct. 27 – Bill Brown Youth Cross-Country Series Race 3, Tollgate Park in Bel Air, 3 p.m., http://www.rasac.com
Oct. 27 – RASAC Highlands to Nova Scotia 3.5 Miler, Creswell, 8 a.m., http://www.rasac.com.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun