Yara, Rosasco, Lowe open with victories

Notebook

January 15, 1991|By Michael Reeb

The Baltimore Road Runners Club kicked off its 1991 championship series Sunday with a 10-mile run through the Loch Raven watershed.

The number of entries increased for the third straight year. In 1989, the field grew by 20 to 120, and last year, the field grew by another 20. There were 160 entries in Sunday's field.

Robert Yara and Marge Rosasco won the open divisions of the race -- Yara by 16 seconds over Jack Peach and Rosasco by 1 minute, 14 seconds over Stacey Nicholson.

Dave Lowe, who won the masters in 58:20, finishing 14th overall, hopes to pick up where he left off in last year's championship.

"I did it last year and I won the masters [40-44 age class], so I hope to do it again this year," Lowe, 43, said. "I had six starts and six firsts."

To compete in the championship series, a runner must complete a minimum of six races. If more than six events are completed, the best six scores are counted. Age-group awards are given in eight classes.

Lowe, who lives in Westminster and competes in many of the races put on by the Westminster Road Runners Club, skipped that club's 5K Sunday to run in the BRRC's race.

"I like the longer races a little bit better," said Lowe, a veteran marathoner.

In any event, the Baltimore Road Runners have been good to him.

"I've been training with [BRRC race team members] Robert [Yara] and Ralph [Morales] and Jeff [Sanborn]," Lowe said. "Their pace is quicker than mine. It makes me better, though."

` The top finishers:

Males: 1. Robert Yara, 35, 53:04; 2. Jack Peach, 25, 53:20; 3. Andy Passmore, 30, 53:38; 4. Ralph Morales, 35, 54:37; 5. James Pryde, 37, 54:47; 6. Layne Party, 31, 55:35; 7. William Desmond, 39, 56:00; 8. Bradley Uhlfelder, 29, 56:09; 9. Jeff Sanborn, 37, 56:37; 10. Ken Miller, 37, 57:07. Masters: 1. Dave Lowe, 43, 58:20; 2. Ed Geisendaffer, 50, 60:59; 3. J. Tobin, 45, 62:17.Females: 1. Marge Rosasco, 42, 64:02; 2. Stacey Nicholson, 28, 65:16; 3. Carol Zimmerman, 32, 67:35; 4. Barb Willig, 28, 68:57; 5. Carolyn Bouma, 30, 71:01; 6. Jill Keeney, 27, 73:05; 7. Edie Tress, 40, 73:08; 8. Buffy Gavigan, 26, 73:09; 9. Ann Kempski, 29, 73:31; 10. Debbie Chaney, 28, 74:33. Masters: 1. Rosasco; 2. Tress; 3. Christy St. Clair, 42, 75:47.

* Briefly: Tom Bowmaster, formerly of Columbia and now of Morristown, N.J., led a field of 657 in winning the New York Road Runners Club 20-kilometer run in 1:06:16 Saturday in Central Park. . . . Dave Cooley, director of Run Four Miles for the Homeless, said Sunday that the first entry he received for the Feb. 3 race came with a check for $100. . . . Sunday's top finishers:

Tri-Maryland No Frills Biathlon (3.5 run, 14 1/2 bike)

At Salisbury Males: 1. Greg Watson, 24, 56:14; 2. Dan Stimpson, 24, 58:43; 3. Kirk Corsello, 24, 1:00:03; 4. James Knight, 1:01:51; 5. Jim Berkman, 30, 1:02:47; 6. Scott Barrows, 29, 1:03:44; 7. Tom Ball, 28, 1:03:45; 8. Alan Abbs, 21, 1:05:25; 9. Jeremy Alm, 21, 1:05:40; 10. Eric Hanson, 24, 1:06:35.

Females: 1. Kathy Kerrigan, 20, 1:17:13; 2. Vicki Shockley, 26, 1:21:35; 3. Vanna Chason, 36, 1:22:00; 4. Marianne Myrtue, 29, 1:22:44; 5. Melissa Evans, 30, 1:22:57; 6. Sandi Stevens, 23, 1:23:20; 7. Ellen Shampain, 25, 1:25:47; 8. Meredith LeCourt, 28, 1:26:36; 9. Jen Berkman, 31, 1:29:16; 10. Maggie Monaghan, 26, 1:29:47.

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