It's a second for Moynihan in just her second long-distance race
By BILL BLEWETT and Aegis correspondent
Nov 26, 2014 at 12:21 PM
Running only her second long-distance race, Kaitlan Moynihan of Bel Air finished second among 1,380 women in the half-marathon of the TCS Annapolis Running Classic Saturday.
A Naval Academy sophomore and outstanding lacrosse player, Moynihan completed the 13.1 miles in 1:30:51. She trailed only Megan DiGregorio of White Marsh, who crossed the finish line at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in 1:26:47.
Among the men, Jerry Henderson of Bel Air ran 1:26:08 to lead the 45-49 age group.
There were 3,109 finishers between the half-marathon and 10K race. In the 10K, it was a good day for Bel Air runners named Taras, Tara and Tarah.
Taras Vizzi finished eighth among the men and second in the 50-54 age group in 45:27. Tara Vizzi, his 16-year-old daughter, won her age group in 53:46, placing 30th among the women. Tarah Wilson finished first in the 40-44 age group and 16th among the women in 51:15.
Two other Harford runners won their age groups in the 10K – Joseph Yancone of Aberdeen in 50-54 in 51:39 and Jose Delp of Whiteford in the women's 60-64 in 58:31.
Heather Hoffman of Bel Air was second in 40-44 in 52:29 and Gail Adams of Bel Air was second in 55-59 in 56:37. Amy Schulze of Baldwin placed second in 35-39 in 52:19.
RASAC Little Gunpowder 50K
Despite favorable weather, the winning times were slower than normal in the fourth annual Little Gunpowder 50K Saturday. The difference was likely due to fatigue; all three winners had run a 50-mile race one week earlier.
Darren Thompson, who set the course record at 4 hours, 18 minutes last year, tied for first with Kevin Hennessey in 4:52:41. Emily Cavallo won the women's race in 5:57:38, about 34 minutes slower than her course-record win of 2012.
All three had raced in the Stone Mill 50 Miler Nov. 15, as did 54-year-old Saul Duarte of Abingdon, who crossed the finish line at Jerusalem Mill in third place in 5:00:56. Andy Petras finished fourth in 5:40:40, and Ben Hall, fifth in 5:47:19.
Betsy Nickle was the runner-up among the women in 6:15:25. Jeanette Goetz, 6:28:58; Andi Miller, 6:31:05; and Kat Brady, 6:52:40 finished in the top five.
Zoo Zoom 5 Miler
Mia Puopolo of Forest Hill placed seventh among the women in the Zoo Zoom 5 Miler at the Baltimore Zoo Sunday. She ran 35:08 and placed fourth in the 20-24 age group.
Calen Dowley, 17, of Pylesville, finished seventh among the men. He ran 32:05 and placed second in his age group.
Lydia Johnson of Street led the women's 60-64 age group in 41:41. Three other Harford runners placed in the top three in the age groups: Mike Puopolo was second in 40-49 in 35:09; David Tikiob, Jarrettsville, third in 50-54 in 38:33; and Joel Leff, Havre de Grace, third in 60-64 in 40:37.
Daniel Bisers of Baltimore led all 914 finishers in 27:29. Jen Ecker of Baltimore led the women in 31:06.
In races elsewhere
Sandra James of Kingsville was one of the 808 finishers in the 52nd annual JFK 50 Miler Nov. 22 in Western Maryland. She completed a course that included parts of the Appalachian Trail and C&O Canal in 11 hours, 23 minutes.
Karen Angelini of Havre de Grace placed sixth among the women in the Turkey Tumble for Autism 10K in Baltimore Sunday. She was timed in 51:55.
Whitney Hora of Kingsville finished second in her age group in the Newark Turkey Trot 5K Sunday in 23:13. In the 10K race of the Newark Turkey Trot, Duane Christy of Havre de Grace ran 44:43 to place second in 50-54.
Four Harford runners were among the 3,300 finishers in the Las Vegas Rock N Roll Marathon Nov. 16: Scott Smith of Abingdon, 4:34:10; Thomas Elder, Forest Hill, 4:37:26; Colin Devlin, Abingdon, 5:01:56; and James Dalhoff, Fallston, 5:16:02.