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Not Irish, Reilly places top 10 in Baltimore Shamrock 5K

Randy McRoberts
Contact Reporterrmcroberts@baltsun.com

There were no Rileys, O’Rileys, or O’Reillys running in the Under Armour Kelly St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock 5K in Baltimore Sunday.

There was, however, one Reilly among the top women finishers, but not of Irish descent. Hyunsun “Sunny” Reilly, 38, of APG, finished 10th among the women in the field of 4,576, which flowed down Charles Street ahead of Baltimore’s St. Patrick’s Day parade.

A nursing student at Harford Community College and the school’s top runner on the women’s cross-country team last fall, Reilly finished in 19:17, a new personal best. She placed fourth in the 35-39 age group, missing the third-place award by only a half second.

Several other Harford runners earned second and third-place awards. Courtney Waldhauser of Fallston finished in 19:53, placing 12th among the women and third in the 25-29 age group. Megan Coughlin of Bel Air placed third in 20-24 in 21:46. Amy Jahnigen of Bel Air was the runner-up in the 40-44 age group in 22:52.

Margie Gallagher of Abingdon finished second in the 60-64 age group in 26:34, and Linda Holloway of Kingsville, third in 65-69 in 29:45.

Among the men, Alex Loper placed 14th overall in 16:34. He was third in the 30-34 age group. Jared Decoste of Bel Air was 28th overall and third in 35-39 in 17:57. Greg Peterson of Bel Air ran 18:30 and placed 40th.

David Tikiob of Jarrettsville placed fifth in 55-59 in 20:06, and Mark Wohlfort of Bel Air, fifth in 45-49 in 20:40.

Tolson: double win in national meet.

Ashton Tolson showed Sunday that, at 14, he is adept in the tactics of indoor-track racing. The Bel Air eighth-grader won the age-14 boys 1,500- and 3,000-meter runs in the AAU Indoor Youth, Open and Masters National Meet in Landover.

Both wins came in tactical races. He won in the 1,500 Saturday in 4:39 off a slow pace with a come-from-behind kick of 66 seconds over the last 400 meters, despite getting spiked in the foot. On Sunday, he led by 16 seconds at the finish of the 3,000 in 10:11.

Rock n Roll D.C. Marathon

David Stevenson of Abingdon placed eighth in 40-44 in the Rock n Roll D.C. Marathon Saturday. Jeff Burger of Bel Air placed fourth in 40-44 in the half-marathon. Both disliked the course: “Dreadful course” posted Burger after finishing 82nd among 12,400 in 1:19:24. “Not a fun course,” wrote Stevenson, who worked as a pacer for 3:10 marathoners, then finished in 3:09:26, placing 77th among 2,500.

Harford Running Club Race

Matt Miller and Katie Streib led the way in the Run Harford Eagle Scout Project Run Sunday on the Ma and Pa Trail. Miller led all 58 finishers in 13:07 over a course shortened by mud to 2 1/4 miles. Streib led the women in 16:07. Finishing in the women’s top five were Michelle Barrick, 17:26; Kim Dawson, 17:47; Laura Costa, 18:00; and Ellen Shephard, 18:05. Behind Miller in the men’s top five were David Stevenson, 13:57; Nate Costa, 14:25; Anthony Graber, 14:32; and Ryan Frist, 14:37.

Upcoming local races

Mar. 16 – Anchors Aweigh St. Patrick’s Day 5K, North East, 8 a.m., bluecheetahtiming.com

Mar. 23 – 31st annual HAT Run 50K, Steppingstone Museum in Susquehanna State Park, 8 a.m. hatrun.com.

Mar. 30 – Harford County Inspiration 5K, Ripken Stadium, Aberdeen, 8:30 a.m., charmcityrun.com.

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