Mike Feinberg, of Bel Air, made a quick, toll-free roundtrip through the Fort McHenry Tunnel Sunday morning.

He did so on foot, finishing second among 607 runners in the annual Fort McHenry Tunnel Run 5K sponsored by the Maryland Transportation Authority to benefit the MarylandSpecial Olympics.


Feinberg, 47, completed an out-and-back course through the 1.5-mile-long easternmost tube in 18:09. The race included two uphill and two downhill stretches, reaching a low point 100 feet below the surface of theBaltimore Harbor.

The ambience was monotonous but not boring, said Feinberg. Cheers from the big pack of runners echoed through the tunnel as the leaders passed them on the return trip. Feinberg finished behind only Tristam Thomas, of Baltimore, who won in 16:10. Emily von Hedemann, of Freeland, won the women's race in 19:05.

Four other Harford runners finished in the top 50. Matthew Schautz, of Abingdon, was 15th in 20:19; Michael Coale, Bel Air, 38th in 21:50; David Walters, Belcamp, 43rd in 22:03; and Russell Sliger, Bel Air, 50th in 22:50.

Therese Griffin, of Abingdon, finished second in women's 50-59 in 24:40. She was 14th among the women. Melissa Riddle, of Abingdon, was 20th in 25:12.

Joseph Androsky, of Forest Hill, was fourth in men's 50-59 in 23:44.

Philadelphia Half Marathon

Esther Buchser, of Abingdon, placed seventh in her age group Sunday in a field of 16,473 in the Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon. She completed the 13.1-mile course in 1:56:10.

Luke Belford was the top local finisher in 1:15:37, placing 147th among 7,000 men. Other top Harford finishers were Jeff Damiano, 1:21:45; David Stevenson, 1:25:56; Rob Bartholomew, 1:29:47; Karl Peterson, 1:46:01, and Rob Stevenson, 1:48:54.

Races elsewhere

Danielle Kays, of Bel Air, won the women's race and finished third overall among 424 runners in the Suzie's Cause 5K in Towson Sunday. She clocked 19:57 and finished 6 seconds behind the men's winner.

Liz Peregoy, of Fallston, ran 21:15 and placed third among women and 16th overall among 500 finishers in the Diane Geppi-Aikens Memorial 5K Saturday at Loyola University.

Dan Evans and Brian Lindsey ran one-two in the RASAC Nobles Mill 5 Mile Sept. 11 in Churchville. They clocked 35:07 and 35:18, respectively. Margaret Starnes was first among the women in 45:26.

Bill Clark, of Fallston, placed third in the 45-49 age group in the Bottle and Cork 10 Miler in Dewey Beach, Del., Sept. 10. He ran 1:05:12 for 13th among 377.

Katherine Ogletree, of Abingdon, placed third in the women's 30-39 age group in 25:38 in the Jimmy K 5K in Baltimore Saturday.


Several Harford triathletes competed in the Nation's Triathlon in Washington, D.C., Sept. 11. Charles Henrikson, of Fallston, completed the 1.5K swim, 40K bike and 10K run in 2:23:11. Others were Jose Ortiz, 2:23:37; Kevin Hershner, 2:24:32; Marcus Grimes, 2:35:32; Ron Kosar, 2:45:41; Christopher Violanti, 2:42:53; Brian Colburn, 2:48:50, Kristin Ortiz, 3:07:11; Amy Kuzemchak, 3:10:19; Kim Albert, 3:12:46; Dale Woodring, 3:34:41; and Allyson Riggs, 3:37:15.

Collegiate cross-country

John Carroll alumna Nicole Clark won her first collegiate cross-country victory Sept. 10 in Melbourne, Fla. The Florida Tech junior led by a half-minute when she finished in 19:06 (5K) in the Florida Tech Invitational.

Tyler Muse, a 2011 Bel Air grad, led the Harford Community College team, coached by Murray Davis, in its first varsity meet in three decades Sept. 10. Muse finished third in the 3,000-meter race in 9:44 in the Green Terror Invitational in Westminster. Teammate Brandon Smith placed 26th in 10:50. In the women's 3,000-meter race, HCC's Kaitlin Ames was 16th and second among junior-college runners in 13:40. Tessa Hosutt placed 53rd in 17:32.

Wilmington University soph Whitney Hora (C.M. Wright) placed second in the Division 2-3 race at the Delaware Invitational Saturday in Newark. She ran 24:10 over a 6K course.

Towson freshman Elizabeth Tauber (John Carroll) ran 18:23 in placing third on a 5K course in the Cappy Anderson Invitational at Maryland Eastern Shore Saturday. She was the Tigers' No. 3 finisher. Teammate Hannah McKenzie (C.M. Wright) ran 19:14 in 11th place.

Coming Races

Sept. 24: Harford Memorial Hospital Celebration Run 5K, Havre de Grace, 8:30 a.m., 443-643-4200.

Sept. 25: RASAC Guyton Road 4.7-mile Trail Run, Lower Gunpowder Falls State Park, 8 a.m., 410-207-5010.

Sept. 25: The Great Prostate Cancer Challenge 5K, Towson University, 8:30 a.m. 410-308-1870.

Sept. 25: Notre Dame Prep Blazer Dash 5K, Towson, 9 a.m., 410-308-1870.

Sept. 25: Run for Our Kids 5K and 10K, Pimlico parking lot, 8 a.m., 410-601-9328.