Scoop Kelly remembered with first 5K race in his honor

Four Harford runners captured age-group wins Sunday in the race within the Race for the Cure in Hunt Valley.

The 22nd annual Komen Maryland event drew about 15,000 runners and walkers. About 1,250 of them raced in the timed 5K run.


Janet McAdorey, 55, of Bel Air, won her age group for the third time, finishing first in 55-59 in 24:32. She placed second in the survivors' race, which she had won twice previously.

Three runners from Fallston also won age-group awards. Samantha Sankovich took first in 25-29 in 22:50. Kevin Baranoski led the under-15 boys in 19:55, and his brother, Eric, ran 18:57 to lead 15-19.


About 150 Harford County runners competed in the timed 5K. Colin Mosley of Bel Air placed second overall among men in 18:21. Christopher Stein of Bel Air was second in 45-49 in 21:07 and Michael Sheen of Havre de Grace was second in 40-44 in 21:53.

Also placing second were Gwen Branscome of Pylesville, in 20-24 in 22:20, and Francine Schott of Pylesville in 45-49 in 24:38. Katie Donhauser of Fallston placed third in 15-19 in 23:09.

Scoop Kelly Memorial 5K

Jeff Burger and Jennifer Bouffard led the way as 243 runners raced in the first Scoop Kelly Memorial 5K at HCC Sunday.

Burger, 38, of Bel Air, won the men's race in 17:44, finishing 200 meters ahead of Jason Dinsmore of Forest Hill. Josh Beeker of Bel Air took third in 20:21.

Bouffard, 43, of Fallston, led the women in 21:33. Lisa Michocki of Forest Hill finished second in 21:46 and Sarah Miller of Bel Air, third in 21:51.

Age-group winners were Lauren Pfeiffer, 23:52, and Steven Ernst, 22:02, in under-20; Brooke Paulshock, 26:12, and Matthew Simini, 21:06, in 20-29; Christina Jordan, 22:27, and Tim Deyesu, 22:44, in 30-39; Jacie Reagan, 24:28, Ryan Wegeler, 20:31, in 40-49; and Lori Olszewski, 23:11, and Anthony DiPaula, 25:20, in over-50.

Marine Corps Marathon

Forty-five Harford runners were among the 19,689 finishers in the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C., Sunday. The fastest among them were David Stevenson, 3:12:58; Andrew Whaley, 3:36:13; Stacey Esposito, 3:38:48; Adrian Smith, 3:42:34; Michael Henriques, 3:46:14; and Erin Gustafson, 4:03:35.

Malcolm White of Jarrettsville placed sixth in his age-group of the hand-crank chair division, covering the 26.2 miles in 1:35:45, the fastest of his four appearances in the Marine Corps Marathon.

Purple and Pink 5K

Chad Arrington of Bel Air earned his first victory in a footrace Saturday, leading a pack of 75 runners in the Progressive Radiology Purple and Pink 5K at John Carroll School in Bel Air. He ran 19:22 to win by 9 seconds over runner-up Josh Marsh of Baltimore. James Margav finished third in 22:31.


Lauren Costello won the women's race in 23:10, with Elizabeth Marsh second in 23:55 and Glenna Sullivan third in 24:53.

Youth Cross-Country

Two-hundred young runners raced in the season finale of the Bill Brown Youth Cross-Country Series Sunday at Tollgate Park in Bel Air. Age-group winners were Saxon Brown, 5:44, and Rebekah Cross, 6:27, in the 12-13 mile race; Abigail Baummer, 2:55, and Corey Daley, 2:52, in the 10-11 half mile; Jaya Coats, 3:15, and Brady Gilmore, 3:10, in the 8-9 half mile; Jazlyn Ware, 3:25, and Jacob Hartman, 3:21, in the 6-7 half mile; and Cayla Tolson, 1:58, and William McNicholas, 1:57, in the under-6 quarter mile.

John Carroll School held its annual Patriot Elementary and Middle School Invitational Oct. 23 with 50 runners competing in three age groups. Winners of the grades-3-4 half mile were Elise Robinson, 3:16, and Sean Strickland, 3:36, both of Mountain Christian School. The grades-5-6 mile race was won by Macklan O'Brien, St. Margaret School, in 6:44, and May Berger, Bel Air Middle, in 7:00. Isaac Butz of Fallston Middle and Sarah Spaeth of St. Margaret won the 1.5-mile grades-7-8 race in 11:17 and 13:12, respectively.

Coming races

Nov. 8 – Heather L. Hurd 5K, Harford Community College, 9 a.m., eliteraces.com

Nov. 8 – Young AFCEAn-Aberdeen 5K, Ma & Pa Trail in Bel Air, 8 a.m., eliteraces.com

Nov. 8 – Turtle Trek 5K, Marshy Point Nature Center, Chase, 9 a.m., charmcityrun.com

Nov. 9 – Honeygo Family 5K, Perry Hall High School, 8 a.m., eliteraces.com.

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