Gash, DiGregorio Win Bel Air Town Run

by Clay Shaw

BEL AIR, MD, AUGUST 9, 2020—In this Pandemic 2020 year, live races are hard to come by.  Community support, race directorship willing to go forward with modifications, and the runners themselves willing to abide by the changes are the catalysts for events to happen.  At this race, 265 total finishers started in waves of 25 each minute.  As of now it seems to be smaller races that are going forward.  Bel Air had a 550-participant limit with the wave start and social distancing recommended. 

Langston Gash of Edgewood, MD won the men’s division in 15:06 on the rolling Bel Air course on a very humid morning.  Tyler Muse of Bel Air was second in 15:16. Daron Taylor of Joppa, MD took third in 15:46, as twin brother Zachary Taylor was fifth in 16:06.  Shannon Dooley of Havre de Grace, MD finished between the twins in fourth place in 16:06.  Steve Monnier of Catonsville, MD was top Master in 17:35 good for 12th place.  The top ten men had five teenagers placing.  

Megan DiGregorio of White Marsh, MD was the women’s champ in 19:11, running her first “real race” in months.  Megan said it was hard since she had been running less, with biking added to her summer training.   Sixteen-year-old Elizabeth Pickett of Bel Air was second in 20:08.  Hyunsun Reilly of Bel Air was a close third in 20:09.  Laurel Brown of Jarrettsville, MD was fourth in 20:43.  Pam Wheeler of Bel Air was fifth overall and top Master in 21:28.  As with the guys, five teenagers placed in the top ten.

Top Men

  1. 15:06 Langston Gash
  2. 15:16 Tyler Muse
  3. 15:46 Daron Taylor
  4. 15:48 Shannon Dooley
  5. 16:06 Zachary Taylor
  6. 16:11 Kevin Barnowski
  7. 16:56 Eric Barnowski
  8. 17:07 Ryan Stasnowski

Top Women

  1. 19:11 Megan DiGregorio
  2. 20:08 Elizabeth Pickett
  3. 20:09 Hyunsun Reilly
  4. 20:43 Laurel Brown
  5. 21:28 Pam Wheeler (40)
  6. 21:42 Morgan Kornke
  7. 21:45 Ellie Bowman
  8. 22:46 Kelly McCullough
Masked runners in Wave 1 were asked to wear masks up to the starting command, and carry them. The runners started in waves and were separated by chutes.
Megan DiGregorio of White Marsh, MD starts on Bel Air’s Main Street in Wave 1.
Langston Gash of Edgewood. MD with strong winning form with a 15:06 win at the Bel Air Town Run.
Tyler Muse of Bel Air runs a strong 15:16 to take 2nd overall in his hometown race.
Megan DiGregorio has eyes on the finish as she tries to maintain social distance over male runner just past mile 3.
Megan DiGregorio of White Marsh. MD wins Bel Air Town Run 5K in 19:11. Megan has won the event several different years.
Elizabeth Pickett, age 16, of Bel Air, MD finishes second overall in 20:08.
Bel Air, MD mural as runners socially distance prior to the 5K.

Categories: Race Coverage


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