SwimmingSix swimmers competing for the Joppatowne Rec...


August 15, 1993|By Mike Jefferson


Six swimmers competing for the Joppatowne Rec Council Harford YMCA Hurricanes competed in the YMCA National Long Course Championships in Nashville, Tenn., last weekend.

In all, 1,100 swimmers representing 105 teams competed at the Tracy Caulkins Competition pool.

Kathy Rising, 15, of Abingdon, was named YMCA All-American for her 12th-place finish in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1 minute, 20.03 seconds.

She recorded a 1:19.01 in a preliminary swim that advanced her to the top 16 finals, where she was seeded No. 1 in her heat. She finished fourth.

Rising also competed in the 100 butterfly and the 50 and 100 freestyle.

Other girls competing for the Hurricanes were Angela Cuneo, Kate Eyler and Amy Landis.

Landis, 16, of Bel Air, finished in the top half in three of four events. Those included the 50 back (33.19, 27th of 137), (100 back, 1:13.71), and 50 free (30.16). She also swam the 100 free in 1:07.87.

Cuneo, 16, a John Carroll student, finished well in the 50 breast with 39.07. She also competed in the 100 and 200 breast, with times of 1:25.73 and 3:08.77, respectively.

Kate Eyler, 14, of Bel Air, swam the 50 back in 36.85 and the 100 breast in 1:27.89 for the Hurricanes.

For the boys, Jeff DeHart, 15, of Fallston, competed in three events: the 50 back (32.31, 42nd of 104), 100 back (1:12.95) and the 50 fly (29.64).

Teammate Brian Richardson, 15, of North Harford, was right on his heels in the 50 back, finishing just .03 seconds behind for 45th place. Richardson finished the 100 back in 1:09.95 and the 200 back in 2:30.14.

Track and field

Christy Moon and Brad Hulbert traveled to Knoxville, Tenn., to compete in the AAU Junior Olympics at the University of Tennessee and battled some stiff competition.

Both competitors with the Harford County Gliders, Moon in her first year and Brad in his fifth, shared the experience of the AAU national championships for the first time.

Moon, 17, from Aberdeen, received a medal for a fifth-place finish in the 1,500-meter run.

She competed against 14 runners, clocking the 1,500 in 5 minutes, 18 seconds, six seconds off her previous personal best established at the AAU regional championships. Moon also had a fourth-place finish in the 800 at the regionals.

Hulbert, 16, from Joppatowne, competed in the high jump after qualifying with a second-place finish in the AAU regionals.

3' His high jump for the day was 5-10.

Youth baseball

The 15-16 Harford Sox, 22-10 during the Baltimore Metro League season, played in last weekend's Dizzy Dean National Championships in Birmingham, Ala.

The Sox, which advanced with a 4-3 win over the Columbia Reds in the Maryland State Championships, came out strong at Valley Park in Birmingham. They finished 2-2 and finished fifth of the 12-team field.

The Sox began Saturday with a 3-1 win over Tennessee. Last Sunday, close to 1,000 spectators gathered as the Sox beat the host team, 9-4.

On Monday, after a 15-11 defeat by Florida, the Sox moved to the lower bracket in the double-elimination tournament. Tuesday's game was against Oklahoma, where the Sox were edged, 8-6.

Mike Giuffrida was the winning pitcher over Tennessee, going the distance with seven strikeouts and three hits.

Against Alabama, Rob Mister pitched a two-hitter through six innings. He also had two triples throughout the tournament. Another highlight for the Sox was when Tim Hamulack successfully reached base eight straight times.

Team members include: John Cephalis, Mike Deal, Matt Gradishar, Scott Jachimski, Tim Hamulack, Ryan Kagay, Rob Mister, Dennis Morton, Mike Giuffrida, David Thompson, Tim Sadera, Rob Spicer, Den Storck and Donny Sweetman.

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