Alex Loper raced to his third victory, and Courtney von Lange, her second in the annual Pirate 5K in Havre de Grace Saturday.
Loper led 273 runners across the finish line in 17:09, four seconds faster than his winning time in 2011 and 2013. Von Lange led the women's race in 21:04, not as fast as her time in winning last year, as hot, humid conditions slowed most of the runners.
Von Lange finished about 350 meters ahead of runner-up Nancy Hill, who was timed in 22:37. Sarah Cullum took third in 23:06; Patti Truant, fourth in 23:49; and Ashley Hooper, fifth in 24:06.
Loper won by about 70 meters. His nearest challenger was John Shaffer, 17:23. Jerry Henderson, 18:35; Maurizio Illiano, 18:44; and Bryan Cage, 20:03, completed the top five.
Age-group winners were Grace Kays, 24:30, and Zach Kiedrowski, 23:50, under-12; Gianna Busala, 24:52, and Kyle Schafsteller, 24:30, in 12-15; Cara Wolfarth, 25:45, and Justin Knoll, 20:24, in 16-19; Allison Sprague, 24:52, and Hunter Murray, 20:35, in 20-29; Patti Truant and Bryan Cage in 30-39; Danielle Kays, 24:32, and Jason Bowman, 20:50, in 40-44.
Also Lisa Ring, 27:20, and Maurizio Illiano in 45-49; Elizabeth Collard, 24:31, and Scott Egger, 24:03, in 50-54; Maria Esparraguera, 27:09, and Howard Cagle, 25:51, in 55-59; Evelyn Hersperger, 36:35, and Brad Roberts, 23:40, in 60-64; Marge Rosasco, 25:07, and Joel Leff, 21:31, in 65-69; and Martha Ironman, 50:15, and Phil Anderson, 32:39, in over-70.
Red Devils 5K
Paul Girouard of Bel Air led the 60-69 age group in the Running with the Red Devils 5K, a race that drew 255 runners to Goucher College Sunday.
Girouard, 61, finished eighth overall in 23:32 and won his age group by a 14-minute margin.
Matthew Schautz of Abingdon led the 30-39 age group. He finished fourth overall in 21:47. Megan Rupert of Abingdon placed third overall among 188 women in 24:31.
Maddie Sullivan of Abingdon led the 20-29 women in 31:45, and David Hagger of Edgewood led the over-70 men in 35:37.
St. Andrews Sprint Triathlon
Brian Walker of Bel Air and Guy Danna of Abingdon raced to third-place finishes in their age-groups Sunday in St. Andrews Sprint Triathlon in Middletown, Del.
Walker completed the course -- a 1/4-mile swim, 16-mile bike, and 2.75-mile run – in 1:19:02 for third in 45-49. Danna clocked 1:23:26 for third in 55-59.
George Stewart of Bel Air finished first among four in the over-70 age group in 1:44:57.
Danielle Dunaway of Forest Hill placed second among women 30-34 in 2:01:26. Three others from the Dunaway family also competed: Kenneth Dunaway was fifth in 60-64 in 1:44:03; Paul Dunaway, ninth in 55-59 in 1:49:14; and Zach Dunaway, third in 25-29 in 2:10:26. Bill Sangtinette of Bel Air finished fourth in 60-64 in 1:37:17.
In other races
Therese Workmeister of Fallston led the women's 50-59 age group in the Miles for Molly 5K Sunday in Timonium in 27:21. Among the 50-59 men, Kingston Bowen of Fallston ran 23:54 for fourth place.
Lorrie Schenning of Bel Air finished third among women 45-49 in the Cape Henlopen Duathlon in Lewes, Del., Sunday, completing a 1.5-mile run, 10-mile bike, and 3.1-mile run in 1:23:11.
Robbie Reeves of Street took third place in 50-54 in the Tri-It Sprint Triathlon in Bear, Del., June 7. She swam a quarter-mile, biked 10 miles, and ran 2-miles in 57:51.
Karen Henry of Bel Air placed eighth among women 50-54 in 2:06:16 in the Oddyssey Half Marathon in Philadelphia Sunday.
June 20 – RASAC Gunpowder Neck 10 Miler, Edgewood Elementary School, 8 a.m., runharford.com
June 21 - GBMC Father's Day 5K, GBMC Campus on N. Charles Street, 8 a.m., charmcityrun.com
June 21 - Keep Punching 5K, Goucher College, Towson, 8 a.m., Eliteraces.com
June 27 - Moonlight 5K, Tollgate Park, Bel Air, 8 p.m., eliteraces.com
June 28 - Baltimore Women's Classic 5K, Rash Field, Baltimore, 8 a.m., charmcityrun.com.