Area runner completes 717 Series hat trick with victory in York White Rose 5-Mile Run
- Brian Fuller won the 41st York White Rose 5-Mile Run on Saturday.
- The Mechanicsburg man finished in 25 minutes, 31 seconds, besting a field of 324 runners.
- Zoe Matherine of Camp Hill was the women's champ in 30:32.
Brian Fuller earned a racing "hat trick" on Saturday during the 41st running of the York White Rose 5-Mile Run.
The Mechanicsburg man finished in 25 minutes, 31 seconds to top a field of 324 runners.
That capped a season in which Fuller won all three races in the 717 Series, which also included the East Berlin 5K (July 21) and Quarterback Club10K (Sept 3).
Zoe Matherine of Camp Hill was the women's champ in 30:32.
Caleb Gotchell of Lancaster was second in the men's race in 25:45, while Joshua Sadlock of Harrisburg was third in 26:47. York's Matt Marcini was fourth and the top master in 27:19, while Kristaps Lizins of Honey Brook was fifth in 27:25.
Bryanna Dissinger of Lebanon was second in the women's race in 30:53, while Teal Liu of Hershey, the YCP Spartan Half Marathon winner, was third in 31:51. Kaitlyn Oliver of Lititz was fourth in 32:37 and Katie Fuller of Mechanicsburg was fifth in 32:52. Kim Anderson of Dillsburg was the top master and eighth overall in 34:49.
The rest of the top 15 in the men's field were: Camp Hill's Ty Stump, sixth, 27:31, Hummelstown's Alex Pearson, seventh, 27:43; Washington Borough's Mark Stallings, eighth, 27:55; York's Andrew Friesma, ninth, 28:06; Honey Brook's John Matthews, 10th, 28:16; York's Eric Wolfgang, 11th, 28:52; Carlisle's Michael Urban, 12th, 29:09; Reading's Samuel Dever, 13th, 30:52; York's Joshua Jamison, 14th, 30:57; and Fairfield's Chris VanSant, 15th, 31:33.
The rest of the top 15 in the women's field were: Dover's Erin Dubs, sixth, 33:22; Dover's Amanda Lohss, seventh, 34:49; Anderson; Lancaster's Kris Eves, ninth, 35:19; York's Hayley Green, 10th, 35:26; Seven Valleys' Tanya Navarro, 11th, 35:44; York's Alicia Ilyes, 12th, 36:03; Hagerstown's Erica McCann, 13th, 36:26; York's Christine Krebs, 14th, 36:55; and York's Julie Kerchner, 15th, 37:06.
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