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Dick runs away with Tantillo 5K victory

June 19, 2005|by ANDY MASON

No matter how many times Jaime Dick looked over his shoulder in the final half-mile, no one was there.

Dick, 33, of Williamsport, led from start to finish at the Hagerstown YMCA'S Vince Tantillo Memorial 5K Run on Saturday morning, covering the 3.1-mile course in 16 minutes, 28.1 seconds. Chris Pereschuk, 24, of Hagerstown, was the runner-up in 16:47.5.

"I kept looking back. I was hurting," Dick said. "I hate running in the lead. I hate running scared. You don't know when to put it on or put it off. You don't know when to save it or when not to save it."

Defending women's champ Susan Graham-Gray said the race was "just a tempo run" for her. She and Cumberland Valley Athletic Club teammate Amy Blanco ran side by side the entire way, crossing the finish line together. Graham-Gray, 37, of Greencastle, Pa., was awarded the victory in 18:09.5, while Blanco, 29, of Hagerstown, was clocked at 18:09.7.

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"I was still about a minute faster than last year," Graham-Gray said. "It was just a team effort, getting ready for some bigger races."

The masters (40-and-over) titles went to Jeff Delauter, 44, of Clear Spring (17:02.0) and Maria Spinnler, 43, of Hagerstown (20:23.9).

There were 114 official finishers.

Men's top 10: 1. Jaime Dick 16:28.1; 2. Chris Pereschuk 16:47.5; 3. Andy Mason 16:50.7; 4. Brad Sponaugle 16:56.8; 5. Jeff Delauter 17:02.0; 6. Butch Reynolds 17:16.8; 7. Frank Lum 17:28.3; 8. Mike FitzGerald 17:35.4; 9. Michael Sanders 18:04.9; 10. Greg Sellers 18:06.0.

Women's top 10: 1. Susan Graham-Gray 18:09.5; 2. Amy Blanco 18:09.7; 3. Laura Nelson 19:07.4; 4. Jennifer Hartnett 19:18.5; 5. Maria Spinnler 20:23.9; 6. Tammy Anderson 21:08.8; 7. Julia Fritz 21:22.2; 8. Jessica Hanlin 21:29.5; 9. Julie Overcash 21:57.8; 10. Jessica Marker 22:16.6.

Tri-State calendar

Tuesday

Ausherman XC Series No. 2, Greencastle-Antrim High School, 7 p.m., 717-263-0168.

Saturday

Greencastle All-Comers Track Meet, Greencastle-Antrim High School, 5 p.m., 717-762-7815.

June 28

Back-on-Track Pete Wright Memorial All-Comers Track & Field Series No. 1, Boonsboro High School, 6 p.m., 301-739-7004.

July 4

Firecracker 5K, Waynesboro, 8:30 a.m., 717-765-6564.

July 5

Ausherman XC Series No. 3, Waynesboro High School, 7 p.m., 717-263-0168.

July 9

Run for the Pie 10K, Frederick, 9:30 a.m., 717-642-0196.

Greencastle All-Comers Track Meet, Greencastle-Antrim High School, 5 p.m., 717-762-7815.

July 12

Back-on-Track Pete Wright Memorial All-Comers Track & Field Series No. 2, Boonsboro High School, 6 p.m., 301-739-7004.

July 16

Bill Beckwith Memorial 5K, Smithsburg, 8 a.m., 301-824-2468.

July 19

Ausherman XC Series No. 4, James Buchanan High School, 7 p.m., 717-263-0168.

Andy Mason is assistant sports editor of The Herald-Mail. He can be reached at 301-733-5131, ext. 2334, or by e-mail at andrewm@herald-mail.com

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