The spring-like weather brought out 94 runners to the...

Striders

March 15, 1992|By Howard County Striders

The spring-like weather brought out 94 runners to the Strider weeklyseries last Sunday in Longfellow. Proceeds from the race went to theJohn Scherer Scholarship Fund, which benefits scholar-athletes in the area. Bill Dye and Jason Tripp, the 1990 and 1991 recipients of theScherer award, returned from college on spring break to participate in the Strider races.

In the early part of the race, Dye ran the two-mile race and battled Bobby Van Allen and Bob Hoesch for the lead.But after climbing the first set of hills near the mile mark, Van Allen and Hoesch pulled away and spoiled Dye's homecoming.

Both Hoesch and Van Allen tried to push the pace up the daunting hill on Hesperus Drive, but neither had gained a step as they sprinted to the finish line at Longfellow Elementary School. They crossed the line in a dead heat with a time of 11:18, while Dye trotted in wellbehind in 11:47.

The women's two-mile race had a somewhat less exciting competition, as Michele Lee devastated the field with her timeof 13:43 that beat the second woman by over a minute.

Somewhat farther back in the two-mile field, a much more notable event occurred:David Greenblatt, 12, ran a 19:16 and beat his brother Nathan, 10, for the first time. (After the race, Nathan claimed that if he hadn't experienced cramps from his lunch of macaroni and cheese, his brotherwould never have come close.)

In the distance races, Arlene Gamble switched from the 15K to the 10K in order to get more publicity. She won the women's 10K easily in a time of 46:32. She ran the whole distance alone but commented that the 10K "wasn't nearly as lonely as the 15K." Meanwhile, Jennifer Matthews looked for Arlene in the 15K race, but wound up running that alone, too. Matthews finished the 15K in the 72:31, the only woman in the field.

An injury-ridden Jim Carbary defeated Greg Oliver to win the men's 10K in 38:51, although he didn't gain a decisive lead until the 5 1/2-mile point. In the men's 15K race, Craig Chasse and Gary Anderson ran with Baltimore's Steve Rologas. As indicated by their times, they spent most of the Strider 15K reminiscing about the 10-Mile Challenge, which they had all run: The three tied for first in 59:35.

The past weekend saw a flurry ofmarathoning by Howard countians trying to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Seven Striders ran the Last Train to Boston Marathon in Aberdeen March 7.

Rusty Toler, Steve Thienel, Denise and Al Hannagan, Priscilla Botacchi and Mike Strylzecki all ran with their friend Nadia Wasserman in an effort to help her qualify for the Boston Marathon. Although Wasserman posted a near-personal best of 4:02, and placed third in her age group, she fell a heartbreaking seven minutes short of the necessary 3:55. On Sunday, 52-year-old Ben Mathews returned from Florida and ran the B & A Trail Marathon in Annapolis with a blazing 3:02 and was the first masters runner overall. His friend, Tom Brown,placed first among the 40-44 men with a 3:14.

The Striders close out their Winter Series at 2 p.m. Sunday at Thunder Hill Elementary School. For more information, contact Dave Tripp, 730-4499.

2-Mile Results: 1. (tie) Bobby Van Allen, Bob Hoesch, 11:18. 3. Bill Dye, 11:47. 4. Marc Bochner, 11:53. 5. Randy Vickers, 11:57. 6. Stephen Olenick, 12:04. 7. Zach Tropf, 12:13. 8. Zach Heidepriem, 12:19. 9. Dan Laukzemis, 12:22. 10. Ryan Williams, 12:57. 11. Erick Short, 13:09. 12. Tim Kvech, 13:21. 13. Keith Jackson, 13:27. 14. Michele Lee, 13:43.15. Robert Jenkins, 14:09.

16. Charles Williams, 14:13. 17. Randall Calvert, 14:32. 18. John Evans, 14:38. 19. Kerry Porter, 15:01. 20. Tom Hill, 15:04. 21. Todd Gillette, 15:14. 22. Herb Gillette, 15:14. 23. Evan Brooks, 15:24. 24. John Worley, 15:37. 25. Timmy George, 15:45. 26. Alex Patico, 15:54. 27. Dick George, 15:59. 28. Joe Loftus,16:00. 29. Annie Shematek, 16:02. 30. Alexis Kocay, 16:10.

31. Debbie Kocay, 16:11. 32. Kathy Bochner, 16:17. 33. Brenda Proctor, 17:18. 34. Dave Mayeske, 17:39. 35. Kathy Heidepriem, 17:56. 36. Karen Dye, 17:57. 37. Jenny Dalton, 18:03. 38. Lizzie George, 18:24. 39. Aaron Worley, 18:52. 40. Arlene Kvech, 19:14. 41. David Greenblatt, 19:16. 42. Evan Calvert, 19:18. 43. Barbara Calvert, 19:19. 44. Nathan Greenblatt, 19:29. 45. Judith Tripp, 19:51.

46. Kathy Dalton, 20:15. 47. Joshua Conway, 20:40. 48. Tracy Asher, 20:41. 49. Scott Asher, 20:52. 50. Dennis Muniz, 21:03. 51. Carrie Hill, 21:03. 52. Karen Dalton, 21:34. 53. Melvin Wuick, 21:59. 54. Ann Gamber, 22:33. 55. Erin Brooks, 22:48. 56. Lee Brooks, 22:48. 57. Susan Muniz, 35:02. 58. Josephine Conway, 35:10.

10K Results: 1. Jim Carbary, 38:51. 2. Greg Oliver, 39:00. 3. Terrance McMahon, 40:47. 4. Geoff Baker, 41:54. 5. Mark Isaacson, 43:14. 6. Duane St. Clair, 43:42. 7. Robinson Burrell, 44:33. 8. Dave Tripp, 44:54. 9. Roger Calvert, 45:39. 10. Bert Moore, 45:53. 11. Eric Kocay, 46:05. 12. Arlene Gambel, 46:32. 13. Don Majewski, 47:39. 14. Chris Brown, 48:00. 15. Janella McIntyre, 48:08.

16. Linda Lash, 48:55. 17. Wayne Conway, 49:13. 18. Amy Hardcastle, 49:35. 19. Linda Ausfresser, 50:37. 20. David Campbell, 51:31. 21. EricKatkow, 51:44. 22. Pat Brooks, 51:49. 23. John Neal, 52:40. 24. Jerry West, 52:49. 25. Richard Keyer, 52:50. 26. Helen Segatte, 53:20. 27. Alan Sexton, 55:28. 28. Miles Weigold, 60:52. 29. Howard Felduessen, 61:17.

15K Results: 1. (tie) Craig Chasse, Gary Anderson, Steve Rologas, 59:35. 4. Tim Bradley, 59:50. 5. Paul Sobus, 61:28. 6. Nelson Stritehoff, 62:03. 7. Bob Burns, 62:06. 8. Tony Warner, 64:19. 9. Ray Ramey, 64:43.

10. (tie) Seth Brown, Ken Plasse, Jason Tripp, 65:36. 13. Rick Rosen, 71:06. 14. Bill Elzinga, 72:01. 15. Jennifer Matthews, 72:31. 16. Richard Wilson, 74:27. 17. Bill Spencer, 77:20.

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