Three Harford County athletes - Amanda Deller, Erika Stasakova, and Kara Tolson - captured conference titles in collegiate track and field on May 4-5.
Deller earned her sixth conference shot put title in the America East meet held in Orono, Maine. The UMBC junior from Aberdeen won handily, tossing 48 feet, 7 inches to win by 5 feet. She also took second place in the discus at 137-4.
Stasakova, a John Carroll alumna, won the 3000-meter steeplechase in the Patriot League meet in Worcester, Mass., lowering by 10 seconds her own Lafayette College school record. She finished in 10:52.78, winning by 10 seconds.
Tolson won two events and anchored two winning relays in the Capital Athletic Conference meet in Frostburg. She won the 100 dash in 12.64 and the 200 in 25.50. The Patterson Mill graduate also anchored the Salisbury University 4x100 and 4x400 relays to victory and placed in the high jump and long jump.
Three Frostburg University team members from Aberdeen placed in the CAC meet. Xzavier Robertson took sixth in the 100 in 11.23. Eric Williams was sixth in the 400 in 50.85 and Anthony Hayden, seventh in 800 in 1:58.66. Ron Troutman (North Harford) placed third in the hammer throw at 137-1. Justin Fama (Harford Tech) was eighth in the javelin at 142-6.
For York College in the CAC meet, Tyler Quill (C. Milton Wright) placed fifth in the long jump at 20-10 1/2. He also went 39-11 1/4 in the triple jump and 5-8 in the high jump. York's Matt Smith (CMW) ran 34:12 in the 10,000 and 16:45 in the 5,000. For Salisbury, Brooke Schulz (CMW) placed sixth in the 400 hurdles in 1:10.99.
In the Colonial Athletic Association Championships in Fairfax, Va., Evan Campbell (Fallston) ran a personal best of 57.97 seconds in the 400 and cleared 5-3 in the high jump. Also for Towson University, Hannah McKenzie (CMW) ran 18:28 in the 5000; Liz Tauber (John Carroll), 38:12 in the 10,000 and Shannel Shivers (Aberdeen) placed seventh in the shot put and eighth in the hammer throw.
Racing to Feed the Hungry
Noah Hutton led the men and Jennifer Bouffard the women in the Racing to Feed the Hungry Daily 5K in Fallston Saturday.
Hutton, 20, led all 230 finishers in 16:35, beating runner-up Mark Kitz by 7 seconds. Luke Belford finished third in 17:02; Zach Zander, fourth in 18:07; and Jerry Henderson, fifth in 18:14.
Bouffard won the women's race in 21:01, finishing 200 meters ahead of Julia Bacso, who was second in 21:55. Anna Wasielewski, 23:03; Karen Kenney, 23:04; and Nancy Hill, 23:21, completed the top five.
Mike Feinberg and Pam Halligan raced to age-group victories May 5 in the Packard Center's Fiesta 5K in Baltimore.
Feinberg placed 14th overall in the field of 1,100 runners in 18:50. Halligan was sixth among the women and first in 30-39 in 20:10.
Harford runners finishing second in the age-groups were Kevin Harrington, 30-39 in 20:35; Rhonda Utz, 50-59, 23:39; and Coleen Cosentino, over-70, 47:26. Finishing third were John Jagde, 50-59, in 20:14; Mitch Oktavec, 16-19, 21:08; and Jennifer Stachowiak, 16-19, 23:27.
Frederick Running Festival
Chris Gaeng of Bel Air placed fifth in the 50-54 age group of the Frederick Half Marathon May 6, clocking 1:34:09. Son Harrison Gaeng, 14, ran 1:41:27 to place sixth in the under-20 age group. The 13.1-mile race drew 4,139 runners.
Jeannette Goetz of Joppa finished in 1:41:21 to place fourth among 323 women in the 40-44 age group. Zack Flores of Abingdon was seventh in the 25-29 age group and 35th overall in 1:25:57.
In the festival's 5K race, Tom Engram took first in 45-49 in 21:08, then ran 1:39:38 in the half marathon. Stacey Seiler was second in 20-24 in 25:38.
In races elsewhere . . .
Alex Kammerer, an Ohio State senior from Bel Air, ran 3:04:39 in his first 26-miler, the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati May 6. He placed 54th among 4,088 finishers and qualified for the Boston Marathon.
Adam Bosley of Bel Air was the eighth finisher among 1,188 in the Maryland Half Marathon in Howard County May 6. He ran 1:25:02 for third place in the 20-24 age group. Joe Richardson placed fourth in 50-54 in 1:37:08.
Kirk Ingold placed ninth among 150 finishers in the Lead Strong Half Marathon on the Northern Central Trail May 6 in 1:30:01. Abigail Murphy, 19, was eighth among the women in 1:44:18. Among other Harford finishers were Michael Jirsa, 1:37:50; Ken Szymanski, 1:53:10; and Mike Trott, 1:54:38.
Jeremy Palmer of Bel Air placed fourth in the 17-20 age group of the Broad Street 10-miler in Philadelphia May 6 in 1:00:09. Billy Steele of Conowingo was the top area finisher among the 34,000 runners, placing 44th in 54:02.
Ryan Stiltner of Forest Hill placed third in the 25-29 age group in the Nanticoke Triathlon in Bivalve. Chuck Wienckowski took third in 60-64; George Stewart second in 65-69; and Jim Vadas was the lone finisher in over-70. The event also included a 3-mile swim, in which Sue Butler of Abingdon won the 55-59 age group in 1:20:00. Matthew Durante was third in 35-39 in 1:24:35, and Franco Presioso, third in 45-49 in 1:28:53.