Running: Local runners Swisko, Dryden, win Hunt Valley 5K race

Chris Swisko, of Aberdeen ,and Meghan Dryden, of Abingdon, were the top finishers in the annual Dustin Bauer Memorial 5K, a cross-country race in Hunt Valley Sunday.

Swisko, 21, won the men's race, leading 143 runners to the finish line of the Oregon Ridge course in 16:49. He finished 30 seconds ahead of runner-up Sean Caster of Baltimore. Third place went to Alex Loper, of Bel Air, timed in 17:24. Two years ago, Swisko finished 12th in 21:00 in the same race.

Dryden, 26, won the women's race easily, finishing 56 seconds ahead of Deidre Weadock of Baltimore in 21:56. Third place went to Brittany Johnson of Hampstead in 24:05.

Barbara Stachowiak of Kingsville finished seventh among the women, and she led the 40-49 age group in 25:23. Daughter Jennifer Stachowiak placed third in 16-19 in 26:39.

Patrick Hairfield of Abingdon was the fifth finisher in the men's race in 17:50 and winner of the 20-29 age group. Jason Terry of Bel Air placed 18th among the men in 20:39.

JFK 50 Miler

Robert Harvey led Harford County runners in the 50th annual JFK 50 Miler in Western Maryland Saturday.

Harvey, 26, finished 64th in the field of 967 over the traditional course from Boonsboro to Williamsport, including parts of the Appalachian Trail and C&O Canal Towpath. He reached the finish in 7 hours, 35 minutes, to place eighth in the 20-29 age group.

Robert Stevenson of Bel Air placed 83rd in 7:53:55. Matthew Burdette of Churchville finished in 8:45:20 at 173rd, six places ahead of David Stevenson of Abingdon, 8:46:33. Two from Havre de Grace also completed the course: William Woodford in 10:38:12, and Stephen Cheng, 11:35:12.

Philadelphia Marathon

Adam Bosley dipped under the 3-hour mark in running the Philadelphia Marathon Sunday.

The 23-year-old University of Maryland grad from Bel Air clocked 2:59:01 to finish 355th among 11,556 runners. He was the ninth fastest among 433 Marylanders in the 26.2-mile race.

Three Harford County women finished in 4 hours or less: Ann Collins, of Edgewood, 3:35:12; Eileen Giovanazi, of Bel Air, 3:43:36; and Judith Lavoie, of Havre de Grace, 4:00:14. Emily Casola, of Bel Air registered a 21st-place finish in the 16-19 age group in 4:16:44.

Other local finishers were John Nikirk, 3:26:36; Brett Sanborn, 3:32:36; Joseph Conger, 4:11:25; Dale Woodring, 4:14:08; Chad Wolfe, 4:30:12; Randy Matthai, 4:36:00; James Hetzel, 4:36:26; Frank Gore, 4:52:14; Timothy Brown Jr., 5:11:31; Terry Bowser, 5:19:41; Mojgan Khajavi-Nouri, 5:22:18; John Ye, 5:22:32; Elizabeth Woodring, 5:32:48; Maureen Colt, 5:50:16; and Jordan Coon, 6:57:56.

Among the 11,000 finishers of the half marathon, the top Harford finishers were Kirk Ingold, Bel Air, 1:37:42; John Ryan, Fallston, 1:48:06; Kate Hoppe, Aberdeen, 1:49:06; Karl Peterson, Bel Air, 1:49:50; and John Shelby, Fallston, 1:50:07.

Gunpowder 50K

Ginn White set a course record in the RASAC Gunpowder 50K on the Gunpowder trails Nov. 17. Emily Cavallo set a women's course record.

White shared the lead with Kevin Hennessy before pulling away over the last 8 miles to win in 4:25:54. Hennessy took second in 4:52:30, and Saul Duarte, third in 5:12:49.

Cavallo's time of 5:23:42 gave her almost a mile of winning margin over Heather Thompson, who was second in 5:34:17. Kat Brady took third in 6:11:19. It was Cavallo's first ultramarathon.

Other finishers were Rick Thompson, 5:26:02; Matt Carrico, 5:28:10; Mike Moser, 5:37:21; Seth McElroy, 5:54:22; Charlie Hogan, 6:10:04; Mark Hawkins, 6:11:18; Bob Dombrowski, 6:13:30; Danny McDonnell, 6:13:32; Tim Gavin, 6:19:43; Roxie Schneider, 6:40:48; Jose Quinchuela, 6:50:49; Dawn Clayson, 7:36:32; Susan Kemen, 7:36:34; and Jeff Englebrecht, 8:02.

In other races

Jessica Rogers, of Bel Air, placed third in the middle-school-age 2.5K race in the Battle of the Potomac cross-country meet in Gaithersburg, Nov. 17. Competing against runners from Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and D.C., she ran 10:25.

Rob Bartholomew and Megan Coleman led the way in the RASAC Rock Run 10K in Susquehanna State Park Sunday. Bartholomew won the men's race in 41:57 with Duane Christy second in 44:19.

Coleman and Jennifer Callaghan finished in the same time, 47:40 in leading the women's race.

Christine Trzcinski led the women and Charles Powell II, the men in the RASAC Cedar Lane Stroll Nov. 12. Trzcinski finished the 5-mile course in 36:59. Powell won the men's race in 31:14.

Robert Piper, of Baltimore, led 835 runners in the Zoo Zoom 8K in Baltimore Nov. 17 finishing in 27:45. Veronica Ruf, of Glen Burnie, led the women in 34:19.

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