Constellation heat could help Rosasco


May 28, 1991|By Michael Reeb

If it's hot and Marge Rosasco runs well in Saturday's L'eggs Mini-Marathon 10K in New York City, she has the Constellation Classic 10K partially to thank.

It was hot for Sunday's 16th annual Constellation Classic at the Inner Harbor, and Rosasco, 43, ran well, finishing 12th overall and first in the female masters division in 39 minutes. Her closest masters competitor was Linda Mills, who finished 24th overall in 41:05.

"It was bad, the worst one ever," Rosasco said about the heat and humidity for this year's Constellation, "and I've been in every one. Well, actually I had to pull out last year with an injury, but I can say that I've started every one."

This one might have been one of her smartest runs.

"I just decided I wasn't going to kill myself in this humidity, but I finished strong," Rosasco said.

Finishing strong in the Constellation is no given, considering that the course was altered last year to finish on Key Highway instead of on Light Street.

"You have to go up that uphill that you don't get to go down," Rosasco said.

* NOTES: The Athletics Congress ranks the L'eggs Mini-Marathon as the largest women-only race in the United States. Last year, there were 4,487 finishers. . . . Henry Busetti of Baltimore completed Saturday's Big Boy Classic 20K in Wheeling, W.Va., the U.S. men's 20K championship, in 1:23:04. Steve Jones received $5,000 for his first-place finish. . . . The Montgomery County Road Runners begin their summer twilight series Thursday. . . . The Baltimore Road Runners Club will hold its 5K championship Sunday at Goucher College.


Thursday, WRRC Twilight Series #1, Two-Mile Track Run, Western Maryland College, 7 p.m., 848-8332.

Saturday, Old Dominion 100-Miler, Detrick, Va., 4 a.m., (703) 933-6088.

Saturday, BRRC A Place for Your Pace, Loch Raven, 8 a.m., 566-RUN2.

Saturday, Sri Chinmoy 2-mile fun run, Patterson Park, 8 a.m., 467-3223.

Saturday, Key to the City 10K, Washington, 8:30 a.m., (202) 289-4988.

Saturday, YMCA Rocky Gap Triathlon, Rocky Gap State Park, 9 a.m., (301) 724-5445.

Sunday, Herndon Festival 10K, Herndon, Va., 7:30 a.m., (703) 435-6868.

Sunday, BRRC 5K Championship, Goucher College, 8 a.m., 566-RUN2.

Sunday, Run for Your Heart 10K, Olney, 8 a.m.

Sunday, M&M Gunpowder Park 5-Miler, Fallston, 8 a.m., 836-1120.

Sunday, Bar-Provident 10K, Philadelphia, 8:30 a.m., (215) 567-2010.

Sunday, Cambridge Triathlon, Cambridge, 8:45 a.m., (301) 228-2505.

June 7, MCRRC Go for the Gold Track Meet, Rockville, 7 p.m., (301) 353-0200.

June 8, BRRC A Place for Your Pace, Loch Raven, 8 a.m., 566-RUN2.

June 8, Separation Day 5-Miler, New Castle, Del., 9 a.m., (302) 656-5816.

June 9, Bel Air Town Run 5K, Bel Air, 8 a.m., 879-6410.

June 9, Police Chase 6-Miler, Argonne Drive, 9 a.m.

June 9, Savage River Moonshine Classic 10K, Westernport, 9 a.m., (301) 359-0476.

June 9, Reach the Beach Triathlon, (301) 228-2505.

June 9, Aidswalk '91, Johns Hopkins University, 9 a.m., 685-1230.

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