AND THEY'RE OFF AT
THE 2014 HOUNDS AND HARRIERS RUN!
TRICE GUELLA PHOTO
The Hounds and Harriers Run Raises Funds for
BY BARBARA RUSHMAN
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ--The 18th annual Hounds and Harriers Run
was held in South Mountain Reservation on October 11. The showers
throughout the morning didnt dampen the spirits of the
race participants or volunteers.
First across the line were repeat winner Eric Morse (Berlin,
VT) and his partner Murdock, a West Highland Terrier in 16:49.
Second place went to Scott Moran (New Providence) and his hound
mix Eli (17:19). The womans division was won by Lauren
Santonastaso (Springfield) and her beagle/Jack Russell mix Macy
in 20:20. Runner-up was Robin Gialanella (Forked River) and pit/boxer
mix Barkley whose time was 21:32. A 10 lb Chihuahua named Harry
pulled his very fit owner Pete Shebey the whole run to an impressive
finish taking the first small dog award (23:27). Turnout was
down due to the rain, but most stayed for the awards and prize
drawings. The race organizers provided 10 tents for cover.
A second shorter event called the Paws from the Past
was held for dogs that are retired from running the longer course
due to age or disability. All six Paws sign-ups made it out on
race day although mastiff Rosie didnt want to get out of
the car. Participants in the Paws event included two-time three-mile
winner Sheba Johnson. Also Lady Paul, the most senior dog in
the Paws event (15 yrs 9 months) finished as high as second multiple
times in the three-mile run.