Dymond steals the show despite the rain

By Clay Shaw

Harrisburg Half Marathon, Pennsylvania, September 11, 2022—Laurie Dymond of Chambersburg won the Harrisburg Half in 1:30:38.  Dymond is 56 and has a long resume of accomplishments. Recently she became the race director of the Tom Ausherman 5 Miler, and ran and placed 2nd overall!  Dymond is an accomplished ultra-runner as well.

C Fred Joslyn of Boiling Springs won as well in 1:15:03.  Fred has won numerous races since moving to the Harrisburg area in 2014. 

Meghan Bolinger of Johnston, PA was second in 1:32:14; she, too, is a masters runner, 14 years junior to Dymond.  Lindsay Pridgen of Harrisburg was third in 1:34:34. Pridgen is known as “the running realtor.”

Arthur Smith III of Somerville, NJ was second in 1:17:05.  Tyler Lundquist of Palmyra was third in 1:17:58. Kevin Sagen of Camp Hill was top master in 1:27:26 and 13th overall.

559 participants finished the half marathon. There was a companion 10K as well.  Your photographers tried to stay dry, but mainly tried to keep the camera equipment dry.

Top Women

  1. 1:30:38 Laurie Dymond, 56, Chambersburg
  2. 1:32:14 Meghan Bolinger, 42, Johnstown
  3. 1:34:34 Lindsay Pridgen, 30, Harrisburg
  4. 1:35:16 Ali Huber, 30, Middleburg
  5. 1:37:47 Nickeea Raves, 39, New Bloomfield
  6. 1:38:05 Kelly Bracetty, 40, Macungie
  7. 1:38:16 Katherine Shank 60, Camp Hill
  8. 1:38:58 Arynne Moody, 36, Etters
  9. 1:40:25 Lindsey Clearfield, 29, Harrisburg
  10. 1:41:14 Emily Nelson, 25, Mechanicsburg

Top Men

  1.  1:15:03 Fred Joslyn, 38, Boiling Springs
  2. 1:17:05 Arthur Smith III, 27, Somerville, NJ
  3. 1:17:58 Tyler Lundquist, 31, Palmyra
  4. 1:19:17 Matthew Royer, 24, Wellsville
  5. 1:22:14 Earnest Fullwood, 39, Lebanon
  6. 1:22:15 Isaac Covert, 22, Shippensburg
  7. 1:22:55 Kirk Mummert, 26, Mechanicsburg
  8. 1:23:32 Jeffrey Mun, 24, Scranton
  9. 1:25:33 Thomas McCullough, 33, Bethlehem
  10. 1:26:06 Jarret Foulds, 33, Sunbury
Laurie Dymond, 56, of Chambersburg wins the Harrisburg Half-Marathon in 1:30:38.
Fred Joslyn of Boiling Springs, PA wins the rainy Harrisburg Half-Marathon in 1:15:03.
Best jump of the day goes to Joanna Owen of Newport, PA
Ali Huber of Middleburg finished fourth in 1:35:16. Bradley Yehl of Maytown was 24th in 1:31:47.
Patrick Lister #351 of Middletown and Max Gorelik #208 of Morton, PA both give hand signals to the photographer.
SWIFT runners Matthew Royer #526 of Wellsville ran 1:19:17, good for fourth overall, and Kirk Mummert #424 of Mechanicsburg was seventh in 1:22:55
Deanna Bailey #21 of Harrisburg gets in a good jump with a fellow runner during the early part of the Harrisburg Half-Marathon.
Clare Flannery of Harrisburg, always Irish in green with orange shoes. Clare won her age group in 2:07:21.
Leslie Marshall #379 of Camp Hill runs with Coby Bracken #59 of Fallston, MD and Kelly Lombel #354 of Pottsville, during the rainy Harrisburg Half.
Kate Kornucik of Carlisle gave the photographer a great smile on her way to 1:43:07 and second place in age group.
Jeff Paladina of Mechanicsburg finished in 1:53:44.
Timothy Ebersole juggled throughout the Harrisburg Half and ran a 1:36:39.
Lindsay Pridgen of Harrisburg finished third overall in 1:34:34.
Meghan Bolinger of Johnstown, PA was second in 1:32:14.
Anita O’Hara #452 of Melbourne, FL, and Shelly Latsha of Mechanicsburg #334 are both all smiles. Both women won their age groups, O’Hara 1:50:16 to win 45-49 and Latsha 1:52:38 to win 55-59.

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