Adam Bosley of Bel Air captured his first road-racing victory Saturday, emerging from a pack of 250 green-garbed runners to win the ShamRock 'n Roll 5K in Bel Air.
Bosley, a University of Maryland grad who trains for the triathlon, crossed the finish line at the Arena Club in 17:31. He held a lead of 35 seconds over runner-up Dan Fleming, an all-county cross-country runner from C. Milton Wright.
Danielle Kays produced the best performance of the race, finishing third overall in 18:12. The 36-year-old Bel Air resident led the women's field by a half mile at the finish.
Finishing second in 21:46 was Sophia Kudla, 12, one of three top-10 finishers from the Kudla family of Forest Hill. Noah and Steve Kudla were third and eighth in the men's field in 18:48 and 19:57, respectively.
Others in the men's top 10 were Adam Ralston, 19:14; Chester Wrobel, 19:48; Earl Brownell, 19:50; Joe Dragunas, 19:54; Dan Lekites, 20:55; and Robert Cantrell, 20:58.
Third through 10th places in the women's race went to Lori Olszewski, 22:07; Nancy Hill, 22:40; Taira Baldauf, 22:42; Pilar Bosley, 23:02; Kay Vinton, 23:08; Megan Yanosky, 23:09; Janet McAdorey, 23:11; and Ashley Rasnake, 23:48.
The race benefits the Al Cesky Scholarship Fund.
Rock N' Roll USA
The rock-and-roll theme played well in Washington, D.C., with 19,000 runners competing in the Rock 'n Roll USA Marathon and Half-marathon.
There were 150 Harford runners between the two races, and 10 of them registered top-20 age-group finishes.
In the half-marathon field of 16,000, Jeff Burger ran 1:24:44 to place 17th in 35-39. Bob Becker was third in 60-64 in 1:31:48; Joseph Richardson, ninth in 50-54 in 1:32:53; Jennifer Bouffard, 12th in 40-44 in 1:41:14; Eileen Giovanazi, seventh in 45-49 in 1:42:19; and Kayla Ricks ran 2:00:45 for sixth in 16-19.
In the 35-39 age group of the marathon, David Stevenson placed sixth in 3:10:23, Darren Thompson, ninth, in 3:10:37; and Kevin Hennessey, 15th in 3:15:46. Steve Taylor placed eighth in 45-49 in 3:27:24.
Other marathon finishers were Matthew Frazier, 3:39:33; Steve Nelson, 3:41:25; Andrea Richie, 4:14:24; Barbara Ann McGrain, 4:34:13; Rob McGrain, 4:45:01; Michael Kolar, 4:54:38; Frank Carcirieri, 5:00:59; Andy Carcirieri, 5:04:11; Jessica Britton, 5:10:56; and Ben Ramos, 5:15:22.
There was yet another huge field of green-garbed runners March 17-18, with more than 23,000 competing in the four races of the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon in Virginia Beach. Andrew Miller of Abingdon was the top finisher among Harford runners. The 19-year-old ran 3:17:54 to place third in the 16-19 age group.
Other Harford finishers in the 26.2-mile race were Tom Engram, 3:41:56; Drew Lovell, 3:43:08; Adrienne Moskos-Rineholt, 4:28:36; Amee LaBonte, 4:33:04; Marie Balboa, 4:42:56; Ryan Thacker, 4:57:30; Margaret Hurley, 5:12:53; Chelsey Moscati, 5:13:49; and Mike Harlow, 5:14:04.
In the half-marathon, Nelly Budrow placed 11th in the 35-39 age group in 1:37:25. Other top finishers in the 13.1-miler were Kirk Ingold, 1:30:47; David Brond, 1:45:11; Daniel Driscoll, 1:47:07; and Kelly Paduch, 1:47:53.
Collegiate Track and Field
Ron Troutman (North Harford) won the hammer throw forFrostburg St.at the Maroon Invitational in Roanoke, Va., Saturday, throwing 115-7. He was also third in the discus at 118-9 1/2 and third in the shot put at 40-3.
Also for Frostburg, Eric Williams (Aberdeen), won the 800 in 1:59.69, and Xzavier Robertson (Aberdeen) was second in the 100 dash at 11.12. Jen Bower (C.M. Wright) placed third in the 10,000 meters in 47:21.
Tyler Quill (C.M. Wright) set two personal bests in the York College Green-White Alumni Challenge meet Saturday. He long-jumped 19-7 1/2 for second place and high-jumped 5-11 for third. He also placed second in the triple jump at 37 feet and ran the 200 on the second place sprint medley relay to score 11 points total.
Fall Puts Sarge Out of Action
Leonard Morgan Sr., 76, the leader of the Terminator's Speed Training Club at the Aberdeen Area of APG, missed one of his weekly interval workouts last week for the first time in six years. Morgan, better known as Sarge, fell after tripping on loose asphalt and will likely require surgery on his injured shoulder. "His dedication and persistence have inspired many of us to make it to APG every Tuesday for intervals for over 20 years," said Mike Trott, a long-time Terminator member.