FSK 6K Results, 2018
July 12, 2018
Gore, Debinski Fly as First FSK Finishers
Warm but reasonable conditions greeted 77 runners in the 4th of 6 Twilight Series events held at Francis Scott Key High School in hilly Union Bridge. The 6K course rolls in both directions, but most runners surely take longer on the returning, more uphill 3K.
The top three men never separated by much, with their final order settled by just a few seconds. Sean Gore, last year's Pleasant Valley 4M winner, held off Steve Moore by about two seconds. Just three more seconds behind was the Hashawha winner, Taylor Russell. Back a ways further was the consistently quick Chris Karabaich, followed by first masters and past series winner and Karsten Brown. Rounding out the eight men under 24 minutes were Maxwell Angell, Cyrus Daroowalla and Brandon Bitz. Bill Kelvey had a notably good performance, at age 60 running away from all the men 50-59.
Rebecca Debinski had an easier time winning than she did two weeks ago at Century High School. Paced by the top ten men, she was never challenged by the other women. Impressively, she finished this 6K around the same pace as that 5K. The next three, Taylor Karabaich, Brady Crone and Paula Smith, all won their age groups and finished under 30 minutes. Tina McCubbin was next, nearly joining the sub-30 party. Next up was WDF podium finisher Dellaney Georgiana, cruising to the line with friends Makenzie Hopkins and Emma Kartalia. Another notable performance was turned in by 9 year-old Hope Faris, who also won her age group at the WDF. Finally, LaRue Lennon returned after two years to not only win her new 70-79 age group, but to finish ahead of her previous group.
A crack team of volunteers made everything go smoothly. Tom Russell was the race director and worked the finish line. Liuda Galinaitis did registration. Joe Loveland handled equipment duties. Tim Gosnell did timing. Bob Leatherman turned us at halfway and, helpfully, gave us our 3K splits. Frank Schaeffer marked the miles and kilometers on the course. Mark Dougherty and Paul Muchaska worked our water stop. Ryan DuLaney helped at the finish line.
Next up in two weeks is the Pleasant Valley 4M at the firehouse in western Westminster.