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Miller powders Krumpe's Donut 5K field

August 09, 2013|By ANDREW MASON | andrewm@herald-mail.com
  • Amy Blanco crosses the finish line as the first women's finisher at the Krumpe's Donut Alley Rally 5K on Friday.
By Colleen McGrath/Staff Photographer

HAGERSTOWN — Live music, large crowds and more than enough free doughnuts for everyone turned the third annual Krumpe’s Donut Alley Rally 5K Run into a party Friday evening in Hagerstown’s South End.

But first the field of roughly 600 participants had to complete the 3.1-mile course.

Wade Miller, 22, and Amy Blanco, 37, both of Hagerstown, got the party started. Miller was the first to reach the finish line, winning in 15:35.3, while Blanco was the top female in a personal-best and women’s course-record time of 17:52.4.

“It’s definitely exciting,” Miller said, “especially because I sort of counted myself out in the beginning.”

Former Williamsport High School track star Evan Hardy, whom Miller thought was the runner to beat at the start line, finished second in 15:55.3. Hardy, 19, is training for his sophomore cross country season at Lehigh University.

“I figured (Hardy) had been doing some hard training for college and that he’d probably destroy me,” Miller said.

But that’s not how it went as Miller and Dustin Adams, 24, the eventual third-place finisher (16:20.1), shot out to the early lead.

“Dustin and I ran by side by side for about a mile and a half, and then I just sort of left him behind,” Miller said. “And Hardy was about 20 meters back the whole time, just sort of stalking.”

“I didn’t know how it was going to go,” Hardy said. “I had a little problem with my hip this summer and took two weeks off, but now I’m back and feeling good.

“But Wade looked good today. I felt like I was pouring it on the last mile, and I just couldn’t catch up.”

There was no match for Blanco in the women’s race. The mother of two led from start to finish and won by more than 1 1/2 minutes. Only eight males finished ahead of her as she averaged 5:46 per mile.

“I went out in 5:40 (for the first mile) and I wasn’t that tired, so I just figured I could keep that pace,” Blanco said. “I just picked a young guy and tried to stay behind him the whole way.”

Lauren Johnson, 19, a former standout runner at Smithsburg High School, was the women’s runner-up in 19:28.7, while Lisa Reichmann, 39, was third in 19:34.4.

The top masters (40-and-older) male was Rob Hovermale, 49, who finished seventh overall in 17:34.6. Jennifer Joyce, 40, was the top masters female, finishing seventh among women in 21:56.4.

The event had a record 632 official entrants — 50 more than last year.

“We’re very pleased,” said Krumpe’s co-owner Fred Krumpe. “And there are so many spectators. The runners love it. It’s more of a festival than a 5K, and it’s for a good cause.”

Proceeds from the event will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Krumpe’s Donut Alley Rally 5K

Males (top 20): 1. Wade Miller 15:35.3; 2. Evan Hardy 15:55.3; 3. Dustin Adams 16:20.1; 4. Brandon Mauck 17:16.1; 5. Zachary Newman 17:27.7; 6. Nick Hetro 17:29.0; 7. Rob Hovermale 17:34.6; 8. Grant Carbaugh 17:47.3; 9. Isaiah Merrill 18:19.8; 10. Darren Harman 18:29.2; 11. Chagall Coburn 18:31.3; 12. Frederick Huang 18:52.4; 13. Brandon Racine 18:53.9; 14. Christopher Stewart 19:05.3; 15. Ryan Rasco 19:09.7; 16. Bret Mower 19:18.8; 17. Micah Daigneault 19:21.8; 18. Jacob Pryor 19:25.0; 19. McKenzie Ditty 19:39.7; 20. Jonathan Reber 19:41.3.

Females (top 20): 1. Amy Blanco 17:52.4; 2. Lauren Johnson 19:28.7; 3. Lisa Reichmann 19:34.4; 4. Angie Rhoderick 20:02.0; 5. Carolyn Dann 20:33.5; 6. Maddie Abeles 21:47.9; 7. Jennifer Joyce 21:56.4; 8. Madeline Foland 22:15.0; 9. Tracey Barlup 22:48.6; 10. Jen McCulle 23:13.2; 11. Hannah Kullz 23:23.5; 12. Sue Borland 23:28.9; 13. Ella Milback 23:29.0; 14. Chelsea Githens-Brewer 23:31.5; 15. Kelly Huff 23:34.1; 16. Barbara Sudduth 23:34.1; 17. Lily Foland 23:34.6; 18. Jessica Miller 23:41.9; 19. Andi Wynkoop 24:19.2; 20. Jenna Miller 24:19.3.

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