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Schuler runs to win in 5K

July 04, 2004

RUNNING



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Tim Schuler pulled away from Kevin Geesaman shortly after the 1-mile mark and held on for the win at the Firecracker 5K on Saturday.

Schuler, 41, of Chambersburg, Pa., covered the rolling 3.1-mile course in 16 minutes, 14.8 seconds, while Geesaman, 28, of Waynesboro, was the runner-up in 16:27.3 and Troy Harrison, 28, of Hustontown, Pa., placed third in 16:34.6. Hagerstown's Matt McDonald, 34, and Chris Pereschuk, 23, rounded out the top five in 16:41.7 and 16:58.0.

Greencastle, Pa.'s Susan Graham-Gray, 36, was the women's winner in 19:43.1. Hagerstown's Maria Spinnler, 42, was second and the first master in 19:43.6, while Chambersburg's Sarah Vincenti, 25, placed third in 20:16.3.

Mercersburg, Pa.'s Shayna Weir, 18, and Chambersburg's Regina Heiser, 17, were fourth (21:04.7) and fifth (21:21.4).

Roughly 250 runners completed the race.




BLUE RIDGE BASEBALL



Harrisburg Firecracker Tourney


Brunswick 2, Allegheny Valley 1: John Sechler threw a five-hitter with four strikeouts for Brunswick. Andy Maught had two hits, while Kevin Goode and Corey O'Brien each had RBI singles.

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Brunswick 2, Altoona (Pa.) 1: Brian Powell pitched a five-hitter with nine strikeouts while Powell, Gerrad Talkington and Corey O'Brien all had two hits for Brunswick (28-2), which advances to play Norristown in the winners' bracket.




JUNIOR LEGION



Funkstown Post 211 9, Winchester Post 21 7: Jeremiah Mills had three hits, including a home run, while Chad Bikle, Tyler Beard and Mark Dattilio had two hits each for Funkstown.

Funkstown 14, Winchester 3: Kent Worthington, Tyler Beard, Brock Jamison, Sean Mertz and Alan Knight each had two hits for Funkstown.




YOUTH LEAGUES



District 1 11-Year-Old Tourney


National 3, Oakland 1: Brandon Burnett threw a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Greg Walling had two hits for National.

Hagerstown PONY League


Firefighters 3, Jeter 2: Danny Reed had 11 strikeouts for Firefighters, while Patrick Phillips, Chipper Mellott and Brendan Palmer each had two hits. Tyler Hornbecker had two hits for Jeter.

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