Malloy sidelined on marathon trail

RUNNING

March 08, 1994|By Michael Reeb | Michael Reeb,Sun Staff Writer

Rose Malloy never has taken sitting out sitting down.

But that's just what the masters runner extraordinaire has had to do since foot surgery two weeks ago, which came after two injuries.

First, it was a stress fracture of a knee last August.

Shortly afterward, it was a neuroma -- a pinching of nerve tissue -- in a foot.

Then, her operation for twisted toes.

"I have grandmother's toes," says Malloy, whose humor was not lost with the opportunity to run. "They're not hammer toes; they're something else. They say they de-rotated."

If all goes well, doctors say she can return to running by the end of the month.

"The first week [after the operation] I sort of sat on my couch with my feet up," says Malloy, who teaches fourth grade at Millersville Elementary in Anne Arundel County. "Right now, I'm ready to do something."

Veteran marathoners and observers will be surprised not to see her name among the finishers at the past weekend's Last Train to Boston and the B & A Trail marathons.

"Turning 45 was a bad idea," says the winner of the Maryland, the Washington's Birthday and the B & A Trail marathons.

Her winning run in the now defunct Maryland Marathon -- for the younger crowd, the one that included the notorious leg up Satyr Hill and finished inside Memorial Stadium -- was the first time she broke three hours. She set her personal record for the distance with a 2-hour, 52-minute run in the Marine Corps Marathon in 1988.

Although she also has won the Annapolis Ten-Mile Run and the Howard County Striders Metric Marathon (26.2K), the marathon probably is her most successful distance.

"I hate 5Ks, 5Ks are for young legs," the Pittsburgh native said.

2(The top finishers in weekend marathons:

SATURDAY

Last Train to Boston Marathon vTC At Aberdeen Proving Ground -- Edgewood Males: 1. David Audet, 29, 2:33:50; 2. James Pryde, 40, 2:44:54; Jack Kammerer, 31, 2:47:39 ; 4. Donald Vandrey, 45, 2:52:52; 5. David Millon, 40, 3:00:52; 6. Ed Lomas, 39, 3:02:29; 7. Tom McGovern, 36, 3:03:36; 8. W. Zachary Laidley, 21, 3:04:20; 9. Hugh McGregor, 42, 3:06:56; 10. Jason Steeler, 23, 3:07:51. Masters: 1. Vandrey.

Females: 1. Margaret Starnes, 39, 3:18:30; 2. Pat Peifer, 36, 3:24:59; 3. Linda Loukup, 37, 3:30:44; 4. Janet Gerber, 43, 3:37:34; 5. Debbie Cracken, 32, 3:37:57; 6. Kim Watson, 34, 3:38:53; 7. Cathy Fieseler, 35, 3:44:58; 8. Stephanie Hughes, 27, 3:52:44; 9. Wendy Roberts, 44, 3:55:47; 10. Noel Relyea, 48, 4:00:09. Masters: 1. Gerber.

SUNDAY

B & A Trail Marathon At Severna Park Males: 1. Mark Jones, 2:40:40; 2. James Griffith, 2:46:05; 3. Tom Prendki, 2:49:44; 4. Barry Lewis, 2:52:45; 5. Bud Bettler, 2:59:45; 6. George Myers, 3:03:34; 7. Fred Shanklin, 3:06:09; 8. Tim Briscoe, 3:08:28; 9. Doc Gallagher, 3:14:04; 10. Michael Davis, 3:20:41. Masters: 1. Bettler.

Females: 1. Leann Myhre, 3:27:32; 2. Jennifer Olmestead, 3:43:56; 3. Marie Friedland, 3:44:16; 4. Sue Briers, 3:45:21; 5. Suzanne Weiss, 4:17:34.

Briefly

A random drawing for a trip for two to Ireland will be made after the St. Patrick's Day Parade Run 5K March 20. All entered runners will be eligible. For information, call (410) 882-5455. . . . Roy Elder completed his 50th marathon with his 3:59:41

finish Sunday in the B & A Trail Marathon. . . . Saturday's Westminster Road Runners Club's 5K Track Run at Western Maryland College has been canceled because the track is under

snow. . . . Sunday's top finishers:

SUNDAY

BRRC Layne Half-Marathon At Lake Montebello Males: 1. Todd Henry, 1:14:20; 2. Mark Rosasco, 1:17:22; 3. William Desmond, 1:17:42; 4. Bill Peeling, 1:20:14; 5. J. Tobin, 1:23:17; 6. Dave Chalmers, 1:23:26; 7. Louis Pilsch, 1:23:49; 8. Ty Lanahan, 1:24:13; 9. Michael Ferrante, 1:24:14; 10. Dave Lowe, 1:24:18. Masters: 1. Desmond.

Females: 1. Carole Rosasco, 1:32:32; 2. Christy St. Clair, 1:41:14; 3. Jill Hymers, 1:42:17; 4. Ruth Hens, 1:54:52; 5. Sue Jacobs, 1:56:41; 6. Carol Steinmuller, 2:04:14. Masters: 1. St. Clair.

Maryvale Rite of Spring 5K At Maryvale Males: 1. Greg Cauller, 15:59; 2. Craig Chasse, 16:33; 3. Rick Stewart, 17:08; 4. Jonathon Dietrich, 17:15; 5. Cory Smith, 17:16; 6. Maurice Pointer, 17:21; 7. Doug Stewart, 17:33; 8. Ken Miller, 17:39; 9. Bill Nesbitt, 17:46; 10. Russell Drylie, 17:48. Masters: 1. Miller.

Females: 1. Anne Nash, 20:09; 2. Britt Coffin, 20:49; 3. Karyn Swann, 21:01; 4. Laura Wagner-Tebodo, 21:03; 5. Carolyn Stoll, 21:05; 6. Mary Beth Eikenberg, 21:41; 7. Mary Beth McCullough, 22:47; 8. Mary Clare McFadden, 22:51; 9. Christine Meadows, 22:52; 10. Marjorie Bollinger, 23:02. Masters: 1. Linda Dwyer, 25:00.

Myers Pavilion 8K At Brooklyn Males: 1. Steve Kartalia, 28, 24:16; 2. Ken Fowler, 28, 24:23; 3. Doug Mock, 26, 24:35; 4. John McGraw, 27, 26:50; 5. Paul Howarth, 23, 27:55; 6. Jason Cox, 22, 28:52; 7. Anders Firstedt, 16, 29:14; 8. Scott Coyle, 34, 29:29; 9. John Hecox, 24, 29:57; 10. Ray Lorden, 39, 30:07.

Females: 1. Bea Marie Fritsch, 26, 29:57; 2. Bridget Nieland, 21, 31:05; 3. Maureen Hall, 29, 31:32; 4. Michelle St. Laurent, 23, 32:07; 5. Tracy Benny, 34, 33:52; 6. Barbara Eggers, 35, 33:56; 7. Debra Chaney, 31, 33:58; 8. Randon Fritsch, 49, 34:47; 9. Sharon Heidel, 43, 34:51; 10. Julie Caprio, 33, 35:25.

Coming events

Saturday, BRRC Cross Country 6-Miler, Herring Run, 10 a.m., (410) 243-3153.

Sunday, RASAC Kielbasa 6.1-Miler, Bel Air, 9 a.m., (410 838-9423.

Sunday, MCRRC Piece of Cake Triple 5K, 10K, 15K, Gaithersburg, 9:30 a.m., (301) 353-0200.

Sunday, HCS 2M, 10K, 15K, Jeffers Hill Neighborhood Center, 2 p.m., (410) 964-1998.

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