HARRISBURG — The Keystone Track Club, a central Pennsylvania-based running club, featured several elite members in Mid-Atlantic races over the weekend of March 16-17 and strung together impressive results.
Josh Sadlock, a former standout at Lafayette College who holds all-time marks in the 5k and 10k at the school, was the third overall male at the 6th annual Adrenaline 5k in Haddonfield, NJ, on March 16, finishing the fast course in 14 minutes, 54 seconds. He set a road personal record with the result and was just seven seconds shy of tying his all-time best mark, which was originally set on the track.
Sadlock, who is training for the 25th annual KeyBank Vermont City Marathon in May, clocked a first mile split of 4:45, a second mile split of 4:50 and finished the last 1.1 miles in 5:19 for an overall average of 4:47 minutes per mile.
“This has to be one of the most competitive and fastest 5k’s in the region,” Sadlock said, later adding, “I am very pleased with the race, especially given the amount of mileage and marathon specific work I have been doing.”
Sayard Tanis-Gonzalez, a former Messiah College athlete and the 2012 Mid-Atlantic USATF Female Athlete of the Year, was the first Keystone Elite woman to finish and was eighth overall in the female field. She completed the course in 18 minutes flat, winning the 30-34 age bracket. She was just nine second shy of her personal best in the distance.
Masters runner Laura Latchford, a Keystone Track Club member, was second overall in the 40-44 category, clocking a time of 20:06.
On March 17, Keystone Elite Track Club members Katie O’Regan and Laura Kline finished third and fourth overall at the Caesar Rodney Half Marathon. O’Regan was third overall with a time of 1:22:45, averaging 6:19 per mile.
Kline, a Duathlon World Champion who resides in Quarryville, was fourth and also won the 35-year-old division with a time of 1 hour, 23 minutes, 53 seconds, averaging a mile split pace of 6:24.