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www,journalpress,com THE JOURNAL Wednesday, Aug. 10, 20167 ' I III1 ERICA TERRINI The 8th annual 50K race and first 3H Half Marathon drew more than 100 participants to the Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail in King George County on Saturday. Runners of the 50K race, about 85 in total, began the 31-mile trek at 6:30 a.m. at the Bloomsbury Road trailhead, crossing Lambs Creek Church Road, Comorn Road, Indi- antown Road, Panorama Drive and Owens Drive before reaching the turnaround point located near the Dahlgren WalMart off U.S. 301 to return to the Bloomsbury Road loca- tion. Half-marathon runners, about 50, began at 8 a.m., following the same route but turning around before reaching Indiantown Road. Both races were organized by volunteers from The Friends of the Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail, "an organization of trail supporters who want to see the DRHT protected for future generations;' according to the nonprofit group's website, www. friendsdrht.org. "The race is the only ultramara- then in King George County and the hottest 50K in the state of Virginia," according to Nell Richard, a volun- teer with The Friends of the DRHT. "We also posted the fastest 50k on dirt in 2014 when world-class run- ner Mike Wardian set a course re- cord of 3:10:26:' This year Wardian, 42, of Arling- ton, returned to finish the course in 3 hours, 17 minutes and 43 seconds. Wardian's average time per mile was 6 minutes and 22 seconds. The second place runner for men overall was Michael Runyon, 20, of Annandale, with a finishing time of 3 hours, 44 minutes and 54 seconds. The third place runner was Alex- ander Hetherington, 49, of Vienna, with a finishing time of 3 hours, 50 minutes and 52 seconds• Catherine Sykes, 34, of Midlothian, placed first for women overall with a finishing time of 4 hours flat and 45 seconds, ~than average :time of 7 minutes and 45 seconds per mile. Nate Meiners, 22, of Silver Spring, Grayson Vincent, 30, of Washing- placed second for men overall with a ton D.C., placed second for women finishing time of i hour, 35 minutes overall with a finishing time of 4 and 50 seconds. Jason Lufkin, 34, of hours, 28 minutes and 15 seconds. Washington D.C.,placed third with a Anna Reed, 31, of Washington D.C., finishing time of i hour, 36 minutes placed third with a time of 5 hours, and 44 seconds• 15 minutes and43 seconds. "The DRHT course is a mostly The top three female runners of the gravel trail that was once home half marathon included first place to the Dahlgren railroad line that participant Sara Snyder, 19, of New connected Fredericksburg to the Bern, North Carolina, who finished Dahlgren Naval Base," according to the 13.1-mile course in 2 hours and Richard• "When it was built in the 8 seconds, with an average time of 9 early 1940s, it was primarily used minutes and 10 seconds per mile. to transport munitions, troops, and Ashley Maus, 32, of Falls Church, supplies to the base. Over time car placed second for women overall travel became easier and the work at with a finishing time of 2 hours and Dahlgren moved away from heavy 21 seconds. Hazel Horvath, 17, of munitions testing and more into Washington D.C., placed third with computer work. The rail line was re- a finishing time of 2 hours and 46 tired from use in the late 1950s and seconds• was eventually purchased by an indi- The first place runner for men vidual:' overall in the half marathon was The Friends of DRHT volunteers Patrick Early, 37, of Dumfries, with maintain the trail and currently are a finishing time of 1 hour, 30 min- working to make the DHRT part of utes and 5 seconds. Early's average the Virginia State Park system. time per mile was 6 minutes and 52 "Ideally this means linking the seconds., trail to the existing Caledon State ,rrini Above, Catherine Sykes, 34, of Midlothian, wears bib number 177 as she awaits the beginning of the 50K race on the DRHT. Sykes placed first for women overall with a finishing time of 4 hours and 45 seconds. Brad Hinton, 40, of Berryville, wore bib number 132. Hinton placed fourth overall with a time of 3 hours, 57 minutes and 55 seconds. First place runner Michael Wardian, 42, of Arlington, wears bib number 182. Wardian finished the 31- mile course in 3 hours, 17 minutes and 43 seconds. Above left, Sykes runs the 50K race on the DRHT. Alexander Hetherington, 49, of Vienna runs alongside Sykes. Hetherington placed third for men overall with a finishing time of 3 hours, 50 minutes and 52 seconds. Park and doubling the park's existing government officials that support the trail system" Richard stated, we trail and the goals of the Friends of continue to make progress towards DRHT." this goal, we are continually thank- View the results for the 50K race ful for the ever increasing number at www.racetimingunlimited.org/re- of local residents, businesses, and sults/dhrt16rtu.htm. .... View the results for the half mara- thon race at www.racetimingunlim- ited.org/results/hhh 16rtu.htm. View the DHRT race history since 2009 at www.racetimingunlimited.org/re- sults/dhrt 14data.htm. • LEONARD BANKS Hopyard and Eden Estates (4-3), season. Th'e future is so bright for they placed third and fourth, re- this team and I am really excited to Sports editor spectively. While the Hammerheads see this progress continue for many The 2016 Rappahannock Swim finished with 689 points, their cross- years to come•" League National Division sum- county divisional nemesis Eels fished As for the Eels, they are a tick- mer season will be remembered for with 618.5 points• After five seasons ing bomb ready to explode with an dominant teams finishing with con- of struggling with inexperienced tal- armada of talent, and a seasoned sistency, and the newest kid on the ent, the Hammerheads finished sec- coaching staff. block, Caroline (0-6), finishing at the end in the season at 5-2. Triple winners for the Eels and bottom. With a growing Hopyard com- Hammerheads included: Elizabeth On Saturday, at the Jeff Rouse munity, and two back-to-back 100- Wardman, Eels; Mason Parker, Sports Center, in Stafford, seven plus member teams, Hammerhead Hammerheads; ]essica Miller, Ham- teams competed for the bragging head coach Conner Muncie believes merheads. The Hammerheads also rights for the 2016 RSL Nationals the best is yet to come. "I am really featured double winners in the form Division Championship. When the happy with how we did at finals this of Aimee Dunhan, Caleb Pole, Ryan dust or waves settled, Spotswood year;' Muncie said. "We finished Kuberek, Bryce Kuberek. In addi- swam in the winner's circle with 888 third overall and scored over 250 tion, the Hammerhead posted 14 points• The Sea Serpents also won more pointsthan last year. The swim- first place solo winners, while the the regular season championship, as mers did a wonderful job stepping Eels recored six. As for the rest of they ended the season with an un- up to the challenge of the big meet the RSL, finals champions included: blemished record of 6-0• and performed exceptionally well. I Aquia Harbor (Battlefield); Fawn As for local King George teams, couldn't be more proud of this team , Lake (Patriots); Ferry Farm (Ameri- for what they have accomplished this can). KGAC #6.30-16.1- "CHANCE" Boxer / Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat) Hello, my name is Chance. rm a friendly but very seared boy. My humans failed me and I was left at the shelter for no wrong doing on my part! I'm absolutely terrified here and shake in my kennel all day! It takes me a little while to trust new humans because I was not treated well in the past, so please be patient with me and give me some time when getSng to know me. I promise, I'm a really good boy once rm outside of this scary kennel• Tennis balls are my big weakness, I love them and they make me forget where I am for a few minutes. I also love all the volunteers, evenjone is so would reall~ , that will love me and never ever hurt me. I'm available for rescue or adoption no~. KGAC #7-16-16-1 - "GINA" Pit Bull Tenier (short coat) Hello, my name is Gina and I'm a friendly gid that enjoys the company of the awesome volunteers at the shelter. I'm very relaxed and more wor- ried about belly rubs than toys. My friend *Lenny" and I were abandoned at a property. Nobody knows who we belonged to but I'm glad we were found before the heat could get to us. We couldn't believe out humans just tied us up and left us :-( but we are at a good place now. We have food, is a wonderful famil~ I'm available for rescue or adoption now! KGAC #7-16.16.2- "LENNY" Pit Bull Temer (short coat) Hey, my name is Lenny. I'm a handsome boy that loves belly rubs and giving a lot of kisses. I'm very calm and like to just hang out with the nice volunteers and shelter staff. My friend Gina and I were saved by some very nice humans after they found us tied up to an empty property in this awful heat. These humans are our heroes, they saved our lives! Anyways, now I'm stuck at the shelter and I miss being around humans ell the time. I'm dreaming of a nice family that's willing to give me a chance to show them how awesome I am. I'm available for rescue or adoption now! KGAC #7-2-16-1 - "LOTTI" Shepherd / Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat) Hi guys, my name is Lotti and I'm a very energetic boy! I love running around, playing, belly rubs and anything else that seems to be a lot of fun. :-) I was failed by my humans so now rm stuck at the sharer. I would really like to get out of here as soon as possible because ! would rather enjoy the nice weather and go swimming with my new humans• I'm available for rescue or adoption now, so please come and visit me. Meeting new humans is so much funl - "GRACIE" Beagle (short coat) My name is Gracie and I'm a young and ac~ve girl. I'm a little timid at first but will warm up quickly. I'm very sad because I thought I found my furever home when I was adopted from the King George Animal Shelter back in Spring 2016, but unfortunately I was surrendered back to the shelter. I got to enjoy a few months of being spoiled and really loved iL Please visit me at the shelter, I don't want to stay here again. :-( I'm avail- able for rescue or adoption nowi KGAC #8-6-16.1 - "Be" Beagle (short coat) Hiiiii, my name is Be. I'm a small boy and I'm not happy to be stuck at the shelter. My owner surrendered me and I have no idea why. :-( I'm really heartbroken and I hope I can get out off here very soon. It's a big and loud place for a small dog like me. I really like people and would love for you to come visit me. Who knows...maybe I can make you fall in love with me?i I was so excited when the nice volunteer was spending time wi~ me that I was too much of a wiggle butt to get a good picture. I thought it was super funny, rm available for rescue or adoption now! 11377 Citizens' Way, King George, VA 22485 • Open 10:00- 4:30 M-F; 10:00-1:00 Saturday; closed Holidays/Sundays[ III nSl IIN dsost - ] AT THE KING GEORGE ANIMAL SHELTER $40-77S-2120 Pest _ ....... ,,,, This advertisement sponsored by PermaTreat Pest Control Call 775-2667 or 659-1111 for a Free I F on! 8 am - 1 pm M-F The Hopyard Hammerheads and Eden Estates Eels swim teams punctuated strong third and fourth place finish respectively. Serving the Fredericksburg Area Since 1989 k 12100 gennedy Lane, Fredericksburg • 540/786-0116 Appointment Recommended • Visa, MC, Discover and Carecredit accepted Photo by Leonard Banks their summer swim season with a Get results! Advertise your yard sale in the Journal call Bonnie at 540-775-2024