For RASAC, variety is a matter of course

RUNNING

September 08, 1992|By Michael Reeb | Michael Reeb,Staff Writer

The Renaissance AllSports Athletic Club in Harford County is one of the smaller running groups in the state, but its schedule is one of the area's most ambitious.

From the Hinte-Anderson Trail 50K to the Last Train to Boston Marathon to the Bel Air Town Run, the club is long on variety. Sunday's Sweet Air Trail Run five-miler is a case in point.

"The trail's pretty well marked," co-race director Bill Sangtinette told the field before it took off through Gunpowder Falls State Park. "There's pie plates and yellow engineering strips to mark it."

Detailing one leg of the course, Sangtinette said: "That's where it gets really nasty. There's slick rocks, there's stumps, there's swamps -- nothing really treacherous."

Co-race director Mike Trott said: "It's something different. Most of the races are run on the roads, through communities, stuff like that. I've been running in RASAC for six years. Some of the courses are really challenging, really grueling. This is our way of getting back at some of the people who put on some of the other races."

Don't tell that to second-place finisher Adam Morrison, 19, of Jarrettsville, who had a comfortable lead until he made a wrong turn.

"I ran it two years ago when I was a senior," Morrison, a cadet at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., said about the Sweet Air Trail Run. "I used to run for Mr. [Dave] Starnes at North Harford [High School]. I was able to get a weekend off to come home to see my folks."

Richard Harris, 41, who crossed first in 32 minutes, 1 second, said of Morrison: "He lost the trail. This is his race. I'll give up my number to him because he won the race."

The top finishers:

Males: 1. Richard Harris, 32:01; 2. Adam Morrison, 32:34; 3. John Way, 34:23; 4. Scott Smith, 37:20; 5. Dan Anderson, 37:48; 6. Mark Jacovitte, 37:54; 7. Fred Carlson, 38:02; 8. Tim Spurner, 38:15; 9. Mike Martinek, 38:18; 10. Brian Carlson, 38:38.

Females: 1. Margaret Cooper, 39:54; 2. Lyn Gilbert, 43:46; 3. Cathy Cosenza, 45:22; 4. Laura Smith, 46:54.

Miscellaneous

The Howard County Striders won the inaugural Cross Country Challenge seven-miler, formerly the Brighton Dam Challenge, against the Montgomery County Road Runners Club, 408-431, Sunday at Patuxent River State Park. . . . The week's top finishers:

SUNDAY

MCRRC Cross County Challenge 7-miler At Patuxent River Park Males: 1. Chris Nugent, 38:32; 2. Dominique Da Luz, 38:33; 3. David Holloway, 39:06; 4. Gerry Clapper, 39:28; 5. Craig Chasse, 39:51; 6. Michael Lieder, 39:51; 7. Mike Buckley, 40:08; 8. Dave Brightwell, 40:55; 9. James Moreland, 41:18; 10. Jim Carbary, 41:44.

Females: 1. Pat Siegel, 49:20; 2. Heidi Splete, 52:48; 3. Sharon Sterbis, 55:04; 4. Janet Newburgh, 55:21; 5. Karen Mays, 56:32; 6. Desiree Ficker, 57:02; 7. Ruth Criscio, 57:54; 8. Joanne Mallet, 58:49; 9. Margaret May, 63:52; 10. Ann Eilers, 64:23.

Eldersburg Optical 5K At Eldersburg Males: 1. Neville Anderson, 15:39; 2. Rusty Moore, 16:44; 3. Neal Riemenschneider, 16:49; 4. Joe Perry, 18:04; 5. Matt Crill, 18:14; 6. Tim McDermott, 18:22; 7. Jeff Bernstein, 18:27; 8. Doug Preston, 18:29; 9. Chris Sinclair, 18:32; 10. Steve Schaeffer, 18:35. Masters: 1. McDermott.

Females: 1. Julie Caprio, 20:05; 2. Yolanda Washington, 20:09; 3. Valerie Guilfoil, 21:52; 4. Anne Cavey, 22:25; 5. Linda Ausfresser, 22:50; 6. Suellen Thomason, 22:57; 7. Lynn Graham, 23:04; 8. Julie Trapp, 23:57; 9. Beth Ann Ballet, 24:36; 10. Marianne Smith, 24:38. Masters: 1. Trapp.

YESTERDAY

Provident Bank Labor Day 8K Run At St. Agnes Hospital Males: 1. Brad Uhlfelder, 25:44; 2. Robert Magin, 26:11; 3. Rusty Moore, 26:12; 4. Frank John IV, 27:04; 5. Stephen Dillard, 27:09; 6. Dennis Contois, 27:10; 7. Keith McIntyre, 27:19; 8. Mark Rosasco, 27:20; 9. Raymond Kirchner, 27:22; 10. Scott Paris, 27:32. Masters: 1. James Sampson, 29:30.

Females: 1. Maureen Hall, 29:43; 2. Gina Wilbanks, 30:50; 3. Alice Klages, 33:47; 4. Katie Glose, 33:56; 5. Karen Slicher, 34:07; 6. Terri Welsh, 34:19; 7. Laura Wagner-Tebodo, 34:41; 8. Kyle Wilhelm, 34:50; 9. Sally McCoy, 35:06; 10. Kitty Good, 35:23. Masters: June Schneider, 37:10.

Upcoming

Saturday, Tri-Maryland No Frills Biathlon (3 run, 24 bike, 3 run), Beltsville, 9 a.m., (410) 882-6103.

Saturday, Hampshire Heritage Days 10K, Romney, W.Va., (304) 822-3414.

Saturday, South Penn Road Runners 5K, 15K, Hanover, Pa., (717) 632-8211.

Sunday, BRRC Executive Stampede, Hunt Valley, 8 a.m., (410) 323-7860.

Sunday, Annapolis Striders' Pennysaver 5-Miler, Severna Park HS, 8 a.m., (410) 268-1165.

Sunday, RASAC Plumb Point 5K, Aberdeen Proving Ground Aberdeen area, 9 a.m., (410) 838-0871.

Sept. 19, Run With Steel 5K, Dundalk CC, 9 a.m., (410) 321-2242.

Sept. 19, Women's Distance Festival 5K, Rocky Gap State Park, (301) 724-2464.

Sept. 20, Down Syndrome Airport Run 10K, Linthicum, 8 a.m., (410) 993-8365.

Sept. 20, WRRC Union Mills 8K, Union Mills, 8 a.m., (410) 848-3216.

Sept. 20, RASAC Coons Corner 15K, Harford CC, 8 a.m., (410) 838-1931.

Sept. 20, Philadelphia Distance Run Half-Marathon, Philadelphia, 8:30 a.m., (215) 864-8225.

Sept. 20, Skyline Race Series 8K, Reisterstown, 9 a.m., (410) 882-6103.

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