Cannada, Demko records show race fields deeper


July 27, 1993|By Michael Reeb | Michael Reeb,Staff Writer

Jeff Cannada, 27, of Columbia and Misti Demko, 25, of Hershey, Pa., set records in the 15th annual Bon-Ton/York Newspaper Company 5-Mile Race in York, Pa., Sunday.

Seventeen men finished the race at the Galleria Mall in under 25 minutes. Race director Clay Shaw said that a large contingent of Baltimore and Philadelphia runners contributed to the depth of the field.

"The fields are getting deeper and the times are getting faster," Shaw said.

Demko, the two-time defending Constellation Classic 10K winner, broke the women's record by 15 seconds with her 26-minute, 55-second finish.

Cannada broke Keith Dowling's 1-year-old men's record with his 23:27 finish. Dowling, a former York resident who lives in Pittsburgh, was third Sunday.

Baltimore finishers included Dave Berardi (eighth, 24:28), Jerry Clapper (12th, 24:43), Brian Pownall (16th, 24:52) and John Reich (17th, 24:55) among the men and Maureen Hall (11th, 30:28) among the women.

But what about Bud Melman?

For David Letterman, whose "Late Show" debuts Aug. 30 on CBS, dieting has had to go step-in-step with running.

CBS's promos are saying "Same Dave," but there is 30 pounds less of him.

Letterman, who had been a daily runner, went on a diet after he saw himself on tape last year at a high of 205 pounds. He had figured he didn't have to worry about his weight because he is a daily jogger.

"And about a year ago, I get on the scales. I'm 205!" Letterman said at a "Late Show" news conference last week. "And if you look at a videotape of me a year ago, I look like the grown-up Jerry Mathers."


Murray Chesno and Bea Marie Fritsch won their divisions of Friday night's Twilight River Run. . . .

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