Doubling became the theme of the Bel Air Town Run in its 35th annual running Sunday.
The 5K race produced a second double victory for Dustin Meeker and Melissa Tanner, the Baltimore couple who last year captured first place in the men's and women's races. They repeated Sunday, with Meeker leading all 1,219 finishers in 15:14 and Tanner leading the women in 17:28.
The race was also the second half of a weekend double for several runners who competed in the Baltimore 10 Miler on Saturday then in the Town Run on Sunday.
One of those was Dave Berdan of Owings Mills, the 2013 Town Run winner. He led all 4,155 finishers in the Baltimore 10 Miler in 53:16 then finished third at Bel Air's Shamrock Park in 15:39. Berdan trailed Tyler Muse of Bel Air to the finish. Muse, 21, was the runner-up in 15:29.
Others in the men's top 10 were Graham Peck, Baltimore, 16:00; Mark Kitz, Bel Air, 16:24; Daniel Colopietro, Bel Air, 16:37; Sean McCormack, Bel Air, 16:50; Chris Disney, Bel Air, 17:12; Mark Eagles, Ellicott City, 17:17; and Nick Pasko, Bel Air, 17:19
In the women's race, four-time Town Run winner Megan DiGregorio of White Marsh chased Tanner to the finish, taking second place in 18:15. Third went to Carole Rowe of Richmond, Utah, in 18:52.
Charles Powell II of Bel Air jumped for joy when he reached the finish line, seeing that he was finishing first in the masters category. He clocked 17:39 in outrunning Mike Feinberg of Bel Air (17:56) and Maurice Pointer. Pointer, 59, of Towson, ran 18:02, just months away from entering the over-60 age group.
Danielle Kays of Bel Air led the masters women at 19:49. Denise Knickman of Baltimore was second at 20:02, and Angie Burnette of Frederick, third, 21:27.
Age-group winners were Noah Jahnigen (23:17) and Gyte Derby (25:45) in under-9; Alex Fritzges (21:12) and Grace Kays (24:37), 9-11; Saxon Brown (19:50) and Katie McGrain (20:28), 12-14; Colin Mosley (17:50) and Michaela Peterson (19:41), 15-19; Daniel Colopietro and Meghan McAdorey (21:22), 20-24; Graham Peck and Sarah Damiano (20:39), 25-29; Mark Loeffler (17:47) and Kelly Machala (20:50), 30-34.
Also, Mark Kitz and Amy Horst (19:29), 35-39; Greg Fritzges (20:05) and Julie Acker (21:54), 40-44; Jerry Henderson (18:39) and Ruth Taylor (21:41), 45-49; Martin Goode (18:23) and Maureen Hall (22:18), 50-54; Scott Mattingly (21:00) and Carole Rosasco (23:37), 55-59; Malcolm Senior (20:07) and Donna Lewis (22:25), 60-64; George Raley (23:00) and Marge Rosasco (24:31), 65-69; and Stan Neumann (26:38) and Tami Graf (36:05), over-70.
Baltimore 10 Miler
Three Harford runners raced to runner-up age-group finishes in the Baltimore 10 Miler Saturday. Elizabeth Peregoy of Fallston placed 10th overall among 2,448 women in 1:10:50. She was second in 30-34.
Reginald Perry of Bel Air was 25th among the men in 1:04:30 and second in 45-49. John Escarsega of Bel Air placed second in 50-54 in 1:07:32.
Sandy Sanders of Havre de Grace finished 35th among the women and was third in 40-44 in 1:15:25.
In other races
Randy Doak of Pylesville led a field of 180 in winning the Genesee Valley 5K Trail Run in Parkton June 4. He finished in 19:42. Jeff Burger of Bel Air was the runner-up in 20:23. In the women's race, Aislinn Hartry, 8, of Joppa, placed third in 26:02.
Duane Christy of Havre de Grace finished second overall among 225 in the Italian Festival 5K in Wilmington Sunday. He ran 20:41.
June 13 - Pirate Run 5K, the Lock House in Havre de Grace, 8 a.m. eliteraces.com.
June 20 – RASAC Gunpowder Neck 10 Miler, Deerfield Elementary in Edgewood, 8 a.m., runharford.com.