3,000 can step up to plate next year for 8K Home Run

RUNNING

April 07, 1992|By Michael Reeb | Michael Reeb,Staff Writer

Runners in Sunday's Oriole Advocates 8K Home Run, and those not lucky enough to get into the field of 2,000, will be happy to hear that the race will be run next year.

According to John Ross, a member of the Oriole Advocates who coordinated the finish line for this year's fourth annual run: "We will have it next year. It will start at the parking lot here [Oriole Park at Camden Yards] and end in the parking lot."

The first three Oriole Advocates 8Ks began at Memorial Stadium, followed an out-and-back course and finished inside the 33rd Street stadium. Sunday's run was a one-time point-to-point, stadium-to-ballpark course. Because of logistics, the race was limited to 2,000.

"That way we will be able to take 3,000 runners," Ross said about next year. "We had to return something like 619 applications this year."

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With the exception of a recess for Passover-Easter weekend, the area racing schedule picks up the pace this weekend with the St. Paul's Crusade 5K at St. Paul's School on Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

In other races of note, the Howard County Striders will hold the 14th annual Clyde's American 10K in Columbia on April 26 at 8 a.m. The Annapolis Striders will hold the eighth Governor's Bay Bridge Run 10K at Sandy Point State Park on May 3 at 8 a.m.

The 17th annual Constellation Classic 10K will be run from the

Inner Harbor on May 24 at 8:20 a.m.

NOTES: Registration for the Constellation Classic is $14 if received by May 1, $17 after May 1 and $18 on the Saturday before race day. Registration will not be accepted on race day. For information, call (410) 882-5455. . . . The Tri-Maryland Triathlon Club has organized an international HomeStay program help athletes reduce the cost of out-of-state traveling. For information, call Brad Jaeger at (410) 882-6103 . . . The Road Runners Club of America has published an updated version of "Running Women -- the first steps," a booklet for novice woman runners. The cost is $2 and may be ordered from RRCA, 629 S. Washington St., Alexandria, Va. 22314. . . . Gene Shirk, the country's oldest active college coach who directs the cross country program at Albright College, will be 91 on April 14. . . . Area finishers in Sunday's Cherry Blossom 10-miler: 15. Gerry Clapper, Columbia, 51:32; 16. Dave Berardi, Catonsville, 51:36; 18. Dominique DaLuz, Silver Spring, 51:40; 23. Stavros Rologas, Baltimore, 52:35. Among the women: 18. Carol Schultze, Bethesda, 61:24; 19. Sue Cain, Bethesda, 61:33; 20. Rose Malloy, Annapolis, 61:53. . . . The weekend's top finishers:

SATURDAY

WMC 5K Track Run At Western Maryland College Males: 1. Dennis Coleman, 34, 16:18; 2. Doug Ripley, 23, 16:41; Larry Pickett, 30, 17:00; 4. Ted Poulos, 30, 17:12; 5. Bob McCubbin, 32, 17:49. Masters: 1. Bob Leatherman,40, 18:45.

Females: 1. Kirsten Harters, 24, 17:59; 2. Laura Nelson, 26, 20:12; 3. Valerie Guilfoil, 35, 21:03; 4. Kimberly Hugg, 13, 23:07; 5. Liuda Galinaitis, 34, 24:10.

SUNDAY

RASAC Covered Bridge 5.85-miler At Bel Air Males: 1. Lance Woodard, 38:50; 2. Mike Heiberger, 39:35; 3. Bernie Gemmill, 41:24.

Females: 1. Cathy Cosenza, 46:22.

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Upcoming:

Saturday, Reservoir 50-Miler, Prettyboy Reservoir, 7 a.m., (410) 825-7442.

Saturday, St. Paul's Crusade 5K, St. Paul's, 8:30 a.m., (410) 494-8649.

Saturday, WRRC Farm Five 5K, Westminster, 8:30 a.m., (410) 848-9520.

Saturday, Tri-Maryland No Frills Biathlon (3 run, 16 bike, 3 run),

Beltsville, 9 a.m., (410) 882-6103.

Sunday, Sallie Mae Cherry Blossom Chaser, Washington, D.C.Sunday, Johns Hopkins University Spring Fair Hoedown 8K, Johns Hopkins, 8:30 a.m., (410) 494-8649.

Sunday, BRRC Early Filer 5-Miler, Ashland, 9 a.m., (410) 323-7860.

Sunday, Harford Physical Therapy 5K, Forest Hill, 9 a.m., (410) 879-7769.

Sunday, Anne Arundel CC Spring Triathlon (.3-mile swim, 8-mile bike, 5K run), AACC, 9 a.m., (410) 541-2756.

Sunday, HCS Spring Series #3, Longfellow Elementary, 2 p.m., (410) 964-1998.

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