Marge Rosasco wins Baltimore Women's Classic 5K

Marge Rosasco continued to build another streak in the Baltimore Women's Classic 5K Sunday.

The 63-year-old Joppa resident won her age group for the fourth consecutive time in the annual race, finishing in 24:12. When the race was known as the Lady Equitable 10K, she strung together 10 straight top-10 finishes overall from 1977 through 1986.

The race Rosasco founded in 1976 has grown and changed considerably over the last 36 years. This year, the field grew to 2,689 finishers, and the number of women in the 60-64 age group increased to 90. She led the age group by a 23-second margin over Maria Shields, 60, of Davidsonville.

Afterward, she was presented the Baltimore Road Runners Club 2010 Female Senior Master Runner of the Year award.

Eight other Harford women finished in the top 100, trailing winner Darcy McDonald of Lititz, Pa. (17:35), across the finish line. Shana Hersh of Havre de Grace was 23rd and second in 35-39 in 21:10. Michelle Santiago-Jet of Joppa was 45th in 22:31; Barbara Stachowiak, Kingsville, 67th in 23:18; Monica Grigora, Havre de Grace, 69th in 23:20; Monika Harold, Kingsville, 74th, 23:30; Helene Buchwald, Joppa, 78th in 23:45; Rhonda Utz, Forest Hill, 82nd in 23:53; and Jennifer Abboud, Abingdon, 88th in 24:03.

St. Andrews Triathlon

Bill Sangtinette of Bel Air and Deidre Shandle of Aberdeen were the top Harford finishers in the St. Andrews Triathlon in Middletown, De., June 19.

Sangtinette completed a quarter-mile swim, 16-mile bike and 3-mile run in 1:30:01 to place fifth in the 55-59 age group. Shandle was fifth in women's 30-34 in 1:30:32.

Jose Delp of Whiteford clocked 1:36:48 for third among 55-59 women. George Stewart of Bel Air was third in 65-69 in 1:40:01, and Chuck Wienckowski, third in 60-64 in 1:42:04.

Other Harford finishers were Katie Rinehart, 1:31:24; Kenneth Dunaway, 1:38:59; Elaine Bowser, 1:41:30; and Cheryl Thim, 1:44:30; Terry Bowser, 1:46:58; and Carol Dunaway, 2:15:38.

In other races

Allan and Katherine Phillips, formerly of Harford County, were among the top finishers in the Utah Valley Marathon and 5K in Provo, Utah, June 11. Allan ran 2:50:18 in the marathon, which started at 6,000 feet elevation, and placed 14th overall. Katherine, a former winner of the Bel Air Town Run, won the women's 5K in 19:24. The couple owns and operates Pike Athletics ( in Tucson, Ariz.

Bob Brown of the Harford Multisport Club placed seventh in the Bricks Multisport Team Invitational Triathlon in Smyrna, De., June 25. He completed a quarter-mile swim, 13-mile bike and 5K run in 1:05:36.

Kevin Hewitt and Sarah Zephir-Thomason led the RASAC Eden Mill 5-Miler Sunday. Hewitt paced the field of 39 runners in 31:08, with David Stevenson second in 31:48, and Kyle Orlando, third in 32:18. Zephyr-Thomason led the women in 35:04. Adine Cumberland was second in 38:50, and Anneliese Carbone, third in 39:59.

RASAC development track meet

Masters runners Jerry Henderson and Donna Lewis produced the top age-graded performances in a RASAC development track meet June 22 in Bel Air.

Henderson, 46, clocked 5:03.7 for an age-graded score of 81.2. Lewis, 57, ran 6:52 for a score of 79.7. Lewis won the women's race by 19 seconds over Carbone. Alex Loper led the men's race in 4:54.0. A second development meet is scheduled for July 20 in Bel Air.

Hershey youth track meet

Christina Riggins of Bel Air won the 100-meter dash and standing long jump in the Hershey Track and Field Maryland State Meet in Gaithersburg Saturday. The 12-year-old ran 13.0 seconds to win the 100 easily in the age 11-12 race. She went 7 feet 5 inches in the jump.

Six other qualifiers from Harford County competed. Jahmaad Stansbury won the 9-10 boys 400 in 1:10.0 and placed fourth in the 100. Amanda Kretschmer won the 9-10 girls standing long jump at 6-2, was third in the softball throw and fifth in the 50 dash. Jeffrey Kretschmer was fourth in the 9-10 boys softball throw at 95 feet.

In 13-14, Matthew Riggins took second in the long jump at 8-3 and third in the softball throw at 156 feet. Adria Pirozzi placed fourth in the 11-12 girls 400 in 1:13.7. Thomas Snarski was fourth in the 50 and fifth in the long jump.

Coming road races

July 4 - Heritage Independence 6K, CCBC Dundalk, 7 a.m., 410-308-1870.

July 4 - Arbutus 10K, Arbutus Middle School, 8 a.m., 410-887-1453

July 9 - Pirate 5K, Susquehanna Museum Lock House in Havre de Grace, 8 a.m.,

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