Howard Striders outrun area teams


March 01, 1994|By Michael Reeb | Michael Reeb,Sun Staff Writer

The host Howard Country Striders ran away with the Maryland-District of Columbia Road Runners Club of America's 10-Mile Team Challenge Sunday at Howard Community College.

With first-place finishes by the Striders' Gerry Clapper (53 minutes, 49 seconds) and Bea Maria Fritsch (60:25), Howard County outdistanced the Montgomery County Road Runners Club, 162 points to 340. The top 12 male finishers and the top three female finishes are used to tabulate each club's standing.

"We just had all our fast runners show up and we dominated the field." said Howard County Striders president Nadia Wasserman. owe it to Jim Carbary sending out all these wonderful, inspiring letters pleading for our top runners to show up."

That they did, and Howard County successfully defended the trophy it had won two years ago. Last year's event was snowed out.

` The top finishers:

Team scores: 1. Howard County Striders, 162; 2. Montgomery County Road Runners Club, 340; 3. Baltimore Road Runners Club, 775; 4. Westminster Road Runners Club, 902; 5. Renaissance AllSports Athletic Club, 953; 6. Annapolis Striders, 978.

Males: 1. Gerry Clapper, HCS, 53:49; 2. Robert Marino, AS, 53:57; 3. Dave Berardi, HCS, 54:02; 4. Ken Fowler, HCS, 54:53; 5. Chris Nugent, HCS, 54:54; 6. Bob Stack, MCRRC, 55:24; 7. Dominique Da Luz, MCRRC, 55:35; 8. Craig Chasse, HCS, 55:43; 9. Rob Magin, MCRRC, 56:13; 10. Jack Kammprer, DCRRC, 56:24.

Females: 1. Bea Marie Fritsch, HCS, 60:25; 2. Susan Malloy, unattached, 60:58; 3. Cindy Carpenter, HCS, 63:02; 4. Robyn Humphrey, HCS, 66:54; 5. Maureen Hall, BRRC, 68:00; 6. Joy Glass, BRRC, 68:22; 7. Margaret Starnes, RASAC, 69:09; 8. Linda Wack,

MCRRC, 69:35; 9. Adrien Unger, Frederick Steeplechasers, 71:07; 10. Chris Patrick, HCS, 71:23.

Cherry Blossom closed

With 5,800 entries received, the field for the Northern Telecom Cherry Blossom 10-miler April 10 in Washington has been closed.

Entry forms received after the cutoff was reached will be returned along with entry fees. Confirmations will be sent by mid-March.

Runners who were not accepted this year will be offered the chance to sign up as volunteers, which guarantees them entry in the 1995 race. Details will be included with returned entry forms.

For more information on volunteering, call Kari Keaton at (301) 762-7656.

Make running fun

In addition to the 20-page booklet, "Children's Running -- A Guide for Parents and Kids," and the 82-page curriculum guide, "Children's Running -- A Guide for Teachers and Coaches," the Road Runners Club of America has some more good news for children.

The organization has a new 27-minute, 30-second video on children's running entitled "Children Running: Fun!"

The video is available from the RRCA for $18 (postage and handling included), the children's booklet is available for $1 a copy and the curriculum guide is $15.

For further information, call the RRCA at (703) 836-0558.


Runners from 20 states and two Canadian provinces are entered in Saturday's Last Train to Boston Marathon at Edgewood. For information, call Brad Roberts at (410) 638-1091. . . . The U.S. Track and Field Potomac Valley Association has named Darrell Gerneral of Temple Hills its outstanding male long-distance runner and Rosalind Taylor of Lanham its outstanding female long-distance runner. . . . John Roemer IV of Baltimore County finished third in the York Road Runners Club's five-race Winter Series. . . . Saturday's top finishers:

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