Cherry Glade crowd stretches legs to 10K

August 17, 2013


 10K, bake sale, yard sale add to record turnout for Cherry Glade event

* 10K run overallawards
* 5K run overallawards
* 10K walk overall
* 5K walk overallawards
* Kids fun run
* Photo galleries – by Janessa Beitzel / by Christine Brenneman
* Cherry Glade 5K event website
* PHDC-Cherry Glade event page (for previous years’ results)
* PHDC Facebook page

ACCIDENT, Md., Aug. 17, 2013 — Track sessions are paying off for Brad Yoder.

Yoder, 29, of Cumberland, Md., used the recent interval sessions to propel him to the front of the 84-runner field in the 5th annual Cherry Glade 5K run at Cherry Glade Mennonite Church in Accident.

Yoder crossed the finish line in 19 minutes and 38.8 seconds, more than 90 seconds ahead of runner-up Richard Bowser, 37, of Accident. Bowser took second in 21:09.6 while Jaden Laid, 13, of Grantsville, Md., placed third in 22:31.3. Stan Skiles, 56, of Oakland, Md., finished fourth and earned the men’s masters crown with a time of 22:57.1.

Yoder was one of 187 finishers in five races contested on Saturday — the 5K run, the 5K walk, the kids fun run, and, new this year, the 10K run and 10K walk. Complete results are linked above.

Sage Miller, 16, of Wilmington, N.Y., placed atop the women’s standings — and 16th overall — in 26:32.3. Courtney Lawler, 16, of Terra Alta, W.Va., was second in 27:51.8 and Sarah Felton, 22, of Fort Ashby, W.Va., was third in 28:36.3. Diane Maust, 43, of Accident, earned the women’s masters crown in 30:30.5.

In the newly added 10K (6.2-mile) run, Grantsville resident Ryan Bowser dominated. From the horn that signaled the start, the 23-year-old jumped to the front of the combined 5K/10K field and pushed east on Accident-Bittinger Road. By the left turn onto Foxtown Road, not quite one mile into the race, it was Bowser’s to lose. He cruised to a finishing time of 34:09.4. Ian P. MacFawn, 20, of LaVale, Md., was second 43:59.5 and PHDC member Kevin Cuozzo, 38, of McHenry, was third in a personal best time of 45:37.7. Myron Kremer, 56, of Wine, Va., was fourth overall and the first male masters (46:53).

Gwen Baer, 55, of Fort Hill, Pa., won the women’s race in 59:00.2. She held off competitor Katie Dignon, 18, of Friendsville, Md., by less than 16 seconds (59:16.1).

It was a record turnout in the five-year history of the race, proceeds from which are to benefit local resident Pete Miller and family. In September 2012, Pete was diagnosed with Plasmablastic Lymphoma, a rare and aggressive form of non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Pete, unable to attend Saturday’s races but represented by his wife, Karen (who served as official race starter), is currently undergoing a second round of chemotherapy and is a bone marrow transplant candidate at Johns Hopkins.



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