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Janet McAdorey doubles up at Race for the Cure

Janet McAdorey was doubly recognized for her performance in the Race for the Cure in Hunt Valley Sunday.

The 56-year-old Bel Air resident finished the 5K in 23:51 -- 39 seconds faster than she ran last year -- to win her age group for the fourth time in this race. She also finished first in the survivors' category to collect a second award. It was her third time to lead the survivors' category.

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Daughter Meghan McAdorey finished just ahead of her, placing second in the 25-29 age group in 23:19.

The 23rd annual event drew 11,500 walkers and runners, with 840 of them competing in the timed 5K.

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Eric Baranoski, 18, of Fallston, was the runner-up in the men's race in 17:53. His brother, Kevin Baranoski, finished eighth overall in 20:12 and repeated as winner of the under-15 age group.

Other Harford age-group winners were Matthew Vierheller, Forest Hill, in 15-19, 20:33; Gwen Branscome, Bel Air, 25-29, 22:15; and Jessica Manns, Bel Air, 30-34, 23:51.

In 45-49, Bel Air runners Christopher Stein placed second in 21:50 and Scott Starkey, third in 22:28. In 65-and-over, Pat Palinkas of Bel Air was third in 34:35.

Vitek wins for HCC

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Chris Vitek, a Harford Community College sophomore, won the NJCAA Region XX Cross-Country Championship Saturday in Hagerstown. He raced over an 8K course in 28:33 to finish first among Division I runners and second among Maryland junior college runners.

Teammate Casey Sims placed seventh in 29:35 to earn All-Region XX and Maryland JUCO honors. Matt Gengenbach was 15th in 31:17 and Garrett Vesely, 17th in 31:22. In the women's 5K race, HCC's Danielle Jankovich placed 27th in 24:34, and Magdalena Chojnowski, 43rd in 29:30.

In other races

Elisabeth Tauber, a West Virginia University graduate student from Bel Air, won the Jule Huffman Memorial 5K in Kenova, W.Va., Saturday. She ran 18:19 to lead the closest of 120 other runners, both women and men, by 53 seconds.

Robert McGraw of Fallston led the 50-59 age group in the Tiger Trot Homecoming 5K at Towson University Saturday in 23:06. Also among the 103 finishers were Emily Scheinberg of Jarrettsville, second in 16-29 in 25:00; Jennifer Koscinski, Bel Air, third in 16-29 in 25:17; and Rose Rottloff, Havre de Grace, second in over-50 in 28:41.

In the Tackle the Cause 5K at John Carroll School Saturday, Michael Frank of Bel Air led the men's race in 19:33, and Megan Campbell of Bel Air, the women's in 27:31. Otto Wilson III of Aberdeen, 20:46, and Rhonda Utz of Forest Hill, 27:35, were the runners-up.

Mark Dawson, 42:32, and Jen Perkovich, 52:46, were winners in the RASAC Up, Down, Flat 10K in Susquehanna State Park Sunday.

Dominic Corson, 22:50, and Amy Miller, 25:46, were the top finishers in the annual CROP 5K in Aberdeen Oct. 10.

Bill Brown Cross-Country

Age-group winners in the third race of the Bill Brown Youth Cross-Country Series Sunday, which drew 240 runner to Bel Air's Tollgate Park, were Peter Capozzoli, 5:39, and Abigail Baummer, 6:03, in the age-12-13 mile race; Victoria Novak, 3:06, and Corey Daley, 2:41, 10-11 half mile; Jaya Coats, 3:07, and Jack Svoboda, 3:01, 8-9 half mile; Noah Jahnigen, 3:18, and Faith Andreen, 3:37, 6-7 half mile; and Journey Coats, 2:07, and Jack Maynard, 1:50, under-6 quarter mile.

Coming races

Oct. 31 – Heather L. Hurd 5K, Harford Community College, 9 a.m., eliteraces.com.

Oct. 31 – Cats and Bats 5K, Havre de Grace, 8 a.m., catsandbats5K.com.

Oct. 31 – Kidspeace Trick or Trot 5K, Camden Yards, 8 a.m., charmcityrun.com.

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