McQueeney, Midcap lead Walls 5K field
Seventh-grader shows adults how it’s done in second-annual race
WYE MILLS Seventh-grader Chris McQueeney was one of the youngest runners in the field at Saturday’s Second Annual George Walls Memorial Scholarship 5K Run/Walk.
He also happened to be the fastest.
McQueeney, a 13-year-old Chester resident, won the race at Chesapeake College in 21 minutes, 5 seconds. That performance made him the overall champion as well as the winner of the under-18 boys’ division. He finished 1:09 ahead of 16-year-old Lyn Midcap, an Easton High School cross country runner who took second place overall as well as winning the under-18 girls’ title in 22:14.
"I was sort of hoping to win it, honestly," said McQueeney, a seventh-grader at Stevensville Middle School who seized the lead at the start and never relinquished it. "I like to sort of get out in front and stay out in front so I can see who I can keep up with."
Rich Midcap of Easton took the top spot in the 18-59-year-old men’s category in 23:13, finishing 29 seconds ahead of McQueeney’s brother, Joseph, who is a wide receiver with the University of Maryland football team. Dover resident Nina Cornog (26:33) won the same age group among the women.
Arnold resident Pat Cheek (28:30) and Centreville’s David Peterson (35:38) won the 60-and-over category for the women and men, respectively.
Photo caption: Christy Walls, center, presents Chris McQueeney, right, with his first-place and age-group medals after McQueeney’s victory Saturday at Chesapeake College in the Second Annual George Walls Memorial Scholarship 5K Run/Walk. Christy’s husband, George, was a longtime electrician at Chesapeake College. Their daughter, Erin Walls, is pictured on the left.
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|18 – 59 Male|
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