It's team effort that counts in executive race

September 10, 1991|By Michael Reeb

The sum was greater than the addition of the parts.

For different reasons, Jim Clelland and Pat Keeney-Ryan were delighted to win their divisions of Sunday's Executive Stampede 5-Mile Corporate Challenge at Hunt Valley. It had been "three or four years" since Clelland had won a road race, and it was Keeney-Ryan's first victory since she returned to competition from a knee injury.

"It's been a bad year," she said. "I've only been running again since July."

"Mike [Sterling, who finished second] and I had a pretty good battle going for 3 miles," Clelland said. "There's a hill there where I picked it up."

But Clelland and Keeney-Ryan were the first to admit that their first-place finishes were the less important stories in the 12th annual Executive Stampede, a race in which team scores are the most coveted prize. Both were running for Westinghouse Corporation, which fielded a team of 73 starters.

AAI, which captured the Corporate Cup -- awarded to the team with the most finishers -- had 159 starters and 141 finishers.

"I think our front-runners are better, but they have the numbers," Clelland, who finished in 26 minutes, 10 seconds, said.

AAI wasn't the only one with numbers. The Carroll County Board of Education had 73 finishers. AT&T, McCormick, Martin Marietta, Noxell Corporation, Black and Decker and Bethlehem Steel fielded sizable teams. Overall, there were 948 starters.

"We thought with layoffs and the economy, it might hurt the race," Nut Hall of the Baltimore Road Runners Club, which sponsors the race, said, "but the numbers are about the same."

` The top finishers:

Males: 1. Jim Clelland, Westinghouse, 26:10; 2. Michael Sterling, Xerox, 26:37; 3. Doug Moyer, JMT, 26:38; 4. Anthony Grier, Dept. of Defense, 26:59; 5. John Heslin, Martin Marietta, 27:15.

Females: 1. Pat Keeney-Ryan, Westinghouse, 31:15; 2. Joy 555ss, HCFA, 31:47; 3. Marianne Jensen, Space Telescope, 32:19; 4. Annette Boman, Space Telescope, 34:25; 5. Marcia Gruenberger, Westinghouse, 34:29.

Teams: Government -- 1. Social Security Administration (Sayes, Ferrente, Jackson, Schaffer). Non-profit -- 1. Space Telescope (Joy, Jensen, Whitmore, Jackson). Business and industry -- 1. Allied Signal (Pointer, Bingham, Batchelor, Tryson). Corporate Cup (most finishers) -- 1. AAI, 141 finishers; 2. Carroll County Board of Education, 73; 3. Westinghouse, 71; 4. AT&T, 50.

* NOTES: Donna Elliot-Moore won Saturday's Women's Distance Festival 5K at Frederick in 18:04 and solidified her second-place standing in the Grand Prix standings. The final stops in the

series are in Cumberland Sunday and Aberdeen Oct. 6. . . . The Montgomery County Road Runners Club defeated the Howard County Striders, 1995-2264, in Sunday's annual Brighton to Brookville 7-mile challenge at Brighton Dam. Dave Berardi, running for the Striders, overtook defending champion Dominique DaLuz. . . . Baltimoreans Ronnie Wong and Bruce Holtman will be running to raise money for the March of Dimes and the Leukemia Society of Maryland when they compete in the Sri Chinmoy Ultimate 1,300-Mile Race, which begins in Flushing Meadow Park in New York on Sept. 16. Those wishing to make contributions should call 889-8763 or 825-2500. . . . The weekend's top finishers:

SUNDAY

MCRRC/HCS Brighton to Brookville 7-miler At Brighton Dam u,.5,meas

Males: 1. Dave Berardi, 30, 37:27; 2. Dominique DaLuz, 31, 37:57; 3. Gary Anderson, 29, 38:22; 4. Dave Holloway, 30, 38:43; 5. Steve Smith, 24, 38:57; 6. Craig Chasso, 27, 39:12; 7. Chris Nugent, 26, 39:13; 8. Dave Brightwell, 28, 39:20; 9. Chris Grecco, 24, 39:55; 10. Paul Loebach, 23, 40:16.

Females: 1. Pam Foley, 32, 45:24; 2. Monica Bachmann, 26, 46:49; 3. Sue Kinnecome, 27, 48:14; 4. Sharon Dolan, 49, 48:52; 5. Cindy Raley, 25, 49:05; 6. Lori Poulos, 29, 49:12; 7. Dinise Hannagan, 28, 49:39; 8. Malonnie Kinnison, 41, 50:12; 9. Bridgit Brooks, 23, 50:49; 10. Linda Lash, 40, 51:04.

RASAC Sweet Air Trail Run (5 miles) Males: 1. William Noonan, 33:54; 2. Rich Schmidt, 34:51; 3. Richard Harris, 35:03; 4. Bernie Gemmill, 37:28; 5. Jerry Mitchell, 37:56.

Females: 1. Leslie Morgan, 47:48; 2. Laura Smith, 51:50.

SATURDAY

Women's Distance Festival 5K

At Frederick 1. Donna Elliot-Moore, 18:04; 2. Margaret Cooper, 18:47; 3. Laura Nelson, 19:01; 4. Stef McLaughlin, 19:49; 5. Irene Ambrogi, 21:28; 6. Joanne Mallet, 22:13; 7. Dee Nelson, 22:15; 8. Jesica Christensen, 22:23; 9. Janet Newburgh, 22:27; 10. Carolyn Hallein, 22:29.

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Upcoming:

Thursday, Nike Capital Challenge 3-miler, Washington, 8 a.m., (703) 276-0056.

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

Saturday, Groundhog Fall 50-Miler, Punxutawney, Pa., 5 a.m.Sunday, BRRC Early Fall 10K, Lake Montebello, 8:30 a.m., 566-RUN2.

Sunday, Down Syndrome Airport Run 10K, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, 8:15 a.m.

Sunday, Philadelphia Distance Festival, Philadelphia, 8:30 a.m., (215) 947-9111.

Sunday, RASAC Plumb Point 5K, Aberdeen Proving Ground, 9 a.m., (301) 838-0871.

Sept. 21, RASAC Coon's Corner 15K, Harford Community College, 8 a.m., (301) 838-1931.

Sept. 21, MCRRC Cross Country Grand Prix #3, Derwood, 8 a.m., (301) 353-0200.

Sept. 21, BRRC A Place for Your Pace, Loch Raven, 8 a.m., 566-RUN2.

Sept. 22, The Great Subway Race 10-miler, Reisterstown Plaza Metro station, 8 a.m., 882-5455.

Sept. 25, Gas Mask Dash 2-miler, Aberdeen Proving Ground Edgewood area, 5:30 p.m., (301) 671-3220.

Sept. 28, BRRC A Place for Your Pace, Loch Raven, 8 a.m., 566-RUN2.

Sept. 28, RASAC Harmony Half-Marathon, 8 a.m., (301) 638-0235.

Sept. 28, Virginia 10-Miler, Lynchburg, Va., 9 a.m., (804) 525-5420.

Sept. 29, Bill & Vieve Gore YWCA Kids' Tri, Newark, Del., 1 p.m., (302) 368-9173.

Sept. 29, Zoo Zoom 5-Miler, Baltimore Zoo, 9 a.m., 566-RUN2.

Sept. 29, WRRC Union Mills 8K, Union Mills, 8 a.m.Sept. 29, United Way 10K, Washington, 8 a.m., (202) 833-8365.

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