Tyler Muse and Elizabeth Pickett captured easy victories in the annual Running with the Rams 5K in Edgewood Saturday.

Muse, 25, extended his 2019 winning streak to nine races -- two half-marathons, two 10Ks, and five 5Ks – winning each by a large margin. At the finish of Saturday’s race, it was more of the same. He led by a furlong in 16:14.


Pickett, 15, an All-County runner and the women’s runner-up in this year’s Bel Air Town Run, won by about 100 meters. The Bel Air sophomore was challenged only by another high school standout, Michaela Crue, who was second in 21:36. Crue’s Edgewood High School teammate Madison Buddenbohn took third in 22:15.

Eight of the top 10 women were 17 or younger. Rachel Lovell, 28, finished fourth in 23:59, and Nancy Hill, 61, seventh in 25:20 to break up the teen sweep.

The race was run in humid conditions on Edgewood High School’s flat cross-country course.

Finishing behind Muse in the men’s top 10 were Hassan Adam, 16:43; Dan Gorski, 17:24; William Holz, 17:53; Garrett Harris, 18:00; Alex Loper, 18:28; Shawn Loper (masters’ winner), 18:32; Aman Tripathi, 18:36; Taylor Farnsworth, 18:39; and Ayani Acediji, 19:58.

Finishing fourth through 10th among the women were Rachel Lovell, 23:59; Riley McDermott, 24:51; Ally Wagner, 25:07; Nancy Hill (masters’ winner), 25:20; Delaney Saulsbury, 25:25; Emmie Hancock, 25:33; Mary Crue, 25:36.

In the women’s age groups, Nivian Pickett led 30-39 in 26:47; Jennifer Perkovich, 40-49, 25:50; Helen Ellenby, 50-59, 38:16; and Jodi Lovell, over-60, 31:38.

Among the men, Alex Loper led 30-39 in 18:28; Chad Devorak, 40-49, 25:24; Charles Powell II, 50-59, 20:37; and Mark Knetzer, over-60, 27:13.

Shannon Dooley wins

Shannon Dooley, a recent graduate of Harford Tech, earned his first road-race victory Sunday in the Casey Cares 5K in Baltimore.

He wasn’t looking for a win but ran the race to list a current 5K time for the coach at Wilmington University, for which he will soon begin running cross-country.

Better known as an 800-meter runner, Dooley did not have to apply his middle- distance speed to win. He led the field of 275 from start to finish, leading runner-up Jonathan Cheng of Baltimore by 8 seconds in 16:53.

Other Harford runners among the top age-group finishers were Delaney O’Mailey of Fallston, who was 14th among the women and third in under-16 in 26:32; Robert Willard of Aberdeen, sixth in 50-59 in 27:43; and Adan Christy of Abingdon, ninth in under-16 in 26:46.

In other races

Dominic Gerber of Bel Air finished 13th overall and fourth in 30-39 in 24:18 in the Outrun Cancer 5K at Goucher College Sunday. Michael Reed of Edgewood was fourth in 40-49 in 26:27. Kevin Ford of Baltimore won in 17:17 and John Ford of Phoenix was second in 18:28.

Duane Christy of Havre de Grace placed third in the 50-59 age group in 23:05 in the Stitch House Brewery 5K in Wilmington July 25. Joe Stevenson of Bel Air was third in over-70 in 31:51.