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Fransham, von Lange are fastest at annual Pirate 5K in HdG

Nick Fransham and Courtney von Lange set the pace in the fifth annual Pirate 5K road race in Havre de Grace Saturday.

Fransham, who begins his senior season of cross-country next month at North Harford, led 386 runners across the finish line at the Lockhouse Museum. The 18-year-old distance-running champ finished in 17:22, nine seconds ahead of runner-up John Shaffer.

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Von Lange, a math teacher and track coach at John Carroll School, finished 16th overall and first among the women in 20:30. She led runner-up Alana Mack by 1:26 at the finish.

The race, a part of the Lockhouse Museum's Pirate Fest weekend, drew more women than men. Placing in the top 10 among 213 women were Ashley Hooper, 22:36; Christina Poetzl, 22:42; Nancy Hill, 22:42; Claire Heininger, 23:16; Amee LaBonte, 23:23; Julianna Stevens, 23:26; Ashley Pietryka, 23:36; and Irisnelba Rivera-Martinez, 23:41.

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Mike Feinberg finished third among the men in 17:46. Also in the men's top 10 were Zach Zander, 18:15; Eric Jagde, 18:22; Trevor Bynoe, 18:35; Devin DeFrieze, 18:46; Mirek Havel, 19:40; Zachary Little, 19:46; and Garrett Schiche, 19:47.

Diamond in the Rough Triathlon

Rob Tisch of Bel Air repeated as the winner of the 40-44 age group in the Diamond in the Rough Triathlon in Perryville Saturday.

Competing in the International Division, Tisch swam a mile in 23:01, biked 27 miles in 1:15:59 and ran 5 miles in 30:58 to place sixth among 191 competitors in 2:11:40.

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Aimee Reeves of Churchville and Kat Brady of Delta, Pa., finished second and third, respectively in the 35-39 age group – Reeves in 2:34:43 and Brady in 2:42:15.

Larry Goldstein of Bel Air placed sixth in men's 45-49 in 2:35:37. J. Tobin of Fallston was first in 60-69 in 3:12:28. Jennifer Jones of Bel Air took fifth in 40-44 in 2:46:17.

Other Harford finishers in the 33-mile race were Steve Nelson of Joppa, 3:05:26; Jennifer Vogel of Abingdon, 3:20:06; Raymond Vogel III of Abingdon, 3:25:06; Daniel Klein of Street, 3:29:31; and Tracy Dubree of Aberdeen, 4:05:19.

In the sprint race, David Dyke of Bel Air placed third in 40-44, completing a quarter-mile swim, 7.8-mile bike and 2.4-mile run in 57:27. Ron Russell of Forest Hill was third in 50-59 in 1:09:21, and John Belsan of Forest Hill, third in 45-49 in 1:10:18. Steven Rexroth of Bel Air placed fourth in 45-49 in 1:13:45.

In races elsewhere

Sean McCormack of Bel Air placed third among 458 runners in the Pikesville 5K Sunday. He ran 18:10 in finishing behind winner Erik Anderson (15:36).

Paul Novak of Bel Air was the runner-up among men 50-59 in the Climb the Hill for Bridges 5K at St. Paul's School July 10. He ran 26:57 over a course that included a daunting hill on Falls Road.

Karly Pascuzzi of Havre de Grace won the women's 35-39 age group in the Dewey Beach Liquors at the Cork 5K Sunday in 23:20. She placed ninth among the women and 50th among all 350 finishers.

Brothers Daron and Zachary Taylor of the Joppatowne Roadrunners placed seventh and eighth, respectively, in the age-13 boys' 3,000-meter run in the AAU regional track meet in Upper Marlboro June 28. Timed in 13:05 and 13:12, they qualified to compete in the AAU Junior Olympics in Des Moines, Iowa.

Running with the Rams

Jerry Henderson, coach of the Edgewood High School cross-country team, will host a 5K road race on Saturday, Aug. 9. The Running with the Rams 5K will start and finish on the Edgewood High track. Proceeds from the race will go to new uniforms, equipment and entry fees for the team. Then entry form is available at eliteraces.com.

Coming races

July 20 – Catch a Pig 5K, Ma & Pa Trail, Williams St. in Bel Air, 8 a.m., runharford.com

July 27 – Hadassah Check it Out Challenge 8K and 5K, Towson, 8 a.m., eliteraces.com

July 27 – RASAC Robin Hood 10K, Sherwood Lane, Aberdeen, 8 a.m., runharford.com.

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