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Locals are best in two Baltimore area races last weekend

Nick Pasko of Bel Air and Patrick Hairfield of Abingdon finished one-two in the 20-24 age group Saturday in a round-trip between the Baltimore Zoo and Lake Montebello.

The two were among 4,059 runners who raced in the annual Baltimore 10 Miler.

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Pasko, 22, returned to the finish line at the zoo in 1:00:48 to place 12th overall and first among 81 runners in the age group. Hairfield, 23, finished one place behind him in 1:01:27.

Megan Hairfield was the top Harford finisher among the women. She ran 1:08:55 to place fifth in the women's field and second in the 25-29 age group. Sarah Westervelt of Bel Air was 14th in 1:13:12 and third in 35-39.

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Other top Harford finishers among the women were Jeanette Goetz, seventh in 45-49 in 1:18:13; Denay Gray, eighth in 40-44 in 1:21:13; and Esther Buchser, eighth in over-60 in 1:35:09.

Among Harford men, Brian Hairfield placed seventh in 25-29 in 1:05:37; Mark Wohlfort, eighth in 40-44 in 1:09:51; John Escarsega, fourth in 50-54 in 1:09:58; Dennis Mezan, seventh in 50-54 in 1:13:19; Joe Zulty, third in 55-59 in 1:14:24; Jim Zulty, eighth in 55-59 in 1:19:56; Brad Roberts, 11th in over-60 in 1:23:16; and J. Tobin, 12th in over-60 in 1:23:28.

GBMC Father's Day 5K

Leo and Sean Handerhan of Bel Air were the fastest of the father-son teams in the GBMC Father's Day 5K in Towson Sunday.

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In a field of 532, Sean finished fifth in 18:27 and Leo, 50th, in 23:25 to earn the top prize in the father-son competition, in which they finished second last year. Leo took third in the 50-59 age group, and Sean, second in 16-19.

The race, the 26th annual, started and ended on the GBMC campus. Kay Vinton of Kingsville led the women's 50-59 age group in 26:07. Dan Vinton, 16, was eighth overall in 20:02.

Taking second place in their age groups were Brent Van Scyoc of Jarrettsville in 40-49 in 20:39 and Keith Kirn of White Hall, over-70 in 34:14.

Paul Fallace of Bel Air placed fifth in 40-49 in 21:55 and son Kyle, eighth in 16-19 in 23:37. Michael Modica of Abingdon was fourth in 30-39 in 22:18.

Dragonfly Heart Triathlon

Jose Delp led her age group in the Dragonfly Heart Triathlon in Chestertown Sunday.

The 63-year-old Whiteford resident completed a quarter-mile swim in 19:38, 12-mile bike in 40:51 and a 2.5-mile run in 21:59 to finish in 1 hour, 26 minutes.

Chuck Wienckowski of Bel Air finished second in the 65-69 age group in 1:22:17 and Terri Broemm of Bel Air was second in 60-64 in 1:43:32. Also among the finishers were Michele Catterton of Forest Hill in 1:37:06 and Jim Vadas of Bel Air, 1:39:49.

CGR Relentless 5K

Adam Thornton, a distance runner for the Perryville High School track team, led 284 runners to the finish of the CGR Relentless 5K in Perryville May 31, winning by 7 seconds in 17:14. Ritsa Karakanas of Aberdeen Proving Ground led the women in 21:50. The third annual race benefited a scholarship fund in memory of Cody G. Richardson, star Perryville athlete who was killed in an automobile accident in 2011.

Duane Christy of Havre de Grace led the 50-59 age group, placing 18th overall in 20:45. Michele Lynch of Bel Air placed second in the 40-49 age group in 27:34 and Jose Delp of Whiteford was third in 50-59 in 28:23.

Coming races

June 21 – Ellicott City 5K and 10K, Bannecker Historical Park, 8:15 a.m., eliteracemanagement.com

June 22 – Baltimore Women's Classic 5K, Inner Harbor, 8 a.m., charmcityrun.com

June 29 – RASAC Eden Mill 5 Miler, Pylesville, 8 a.m., runharford.com.

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