2nd and shorter, Shamrock suits visitor better

Running

March 19, 1996|By Michael Reeb | Michael Reeb,SUN STAFF

It was a top of the morning Sunday afternoon for Paul Freary.

Coming off what he described as a "disappointing" 19th- or 20th-place finish in Saturday's Shamrock Sportsfest Marathon 8K in Virginia Beach, Va. "I didn't actually see the results," he said Freary won the St. Patrick's Day Shamrock 5K at the Inner Harbor in 14 minutes, 37 seconds.

The race preceded the city's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Freary, a 27-year-old resident of Bolton, England, ran with the lead pack from the start at Charles and Centre streets until he and Brian Ferrari, of Williamsport, pulled into a lead after the turn from Charles onto Conway Street.

He and Ferrari stayed together until Freary sprinted into a 10-yard lead after the race's second-to-last turn, onto Pratt Street, a little less than a half-mile from the finish.

It was the middle of a busy five-day stretch for Freary, who works for the civil service in England.

"I came over to do the Shamrock, Virginia Beach race on Saturday a friend was running the marathon," Freary said. "I saw this race and thought I would give it a go. It was just something I did since I was over here. I thought I would make the most of it."

That he did, beating second-place runner Ferrari to the finish on Market Street by 10 seconds.

"I just came over Thursday," Freary said. "I'm going home tomorrow [yesterday]."

There he will get ready for the track season.

"It's kind of getting an early start, this being an Olympic year and all," said Freary, who concentrates on the mile and 5,000 meters.

Stacey Nicholson won the women's division in 17: 25, 50 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Bridget Quenzer.

It was Nicholson's first race since the Women's U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, in which she ran a personal-record 2: 46: 58 and finished 55th among 129.

"It felt pretty good; I felt strong," Nicholson said about the St. Patrick's 5K, "but I can't tell you I felt fast because you don't come off marathon training and feel fast."

The top runners among the 1,300 finishers: Males: 1. Paul Freary 14: 37; 2. Brian Ferrari, 14: 47; 3. Cory Smith 15: 16; 4. Neville Anderson, 15: 19; 5. Eric Estrada, 15: 22; 6. Mike Woodman, 15: 37; 7. Michael Sterling, 15: 39; 8. Stephen Moxey, 15: 41; 9. Mark Jones, 15: 46; 10. Joseph Smith, 15: 48. Females: 1. Stacey Nicholson, 33, 17: 25; 2. Bridget Quenzer, 18: 15; 3. Laura Nelson, 18: 15; 4. Carole Rosasco, 18: 34; 5. Pat Keeney-Ryan, 18: 57; 6. Gwen Esdale-Torchia, 19: 08; 7. Britt McCormick, 19: 12; 8. Patrice Malloy, 19: 14; 9. Kelly Coogan, 19: 15; 10. Michelle St. Laurent, 19: 35. Masters: 1. Esdale-Torchia.

Bay Bridge update

The 12th annual Governor's Bay Bridge Run 10K, which is presented by the Annapolis Striders, will be held May 5, beginning at 8 a.m.

Runners will be transported from Sandy Point State Park to the eastern side of the bridge at 7 a.m. for the start of the race.

Entry fee is $20, and all entrants will receive sweat pants. The club says a fully subscribed field of 3,000 generally is reached by April 1.

For information, call the Striders at (410) 268-1165.

Footnotes

Chet Coates, 56, of Silver Spring finished the Shamrock Sportsfest Marathon in 3: 48: 53. . . . The weekend's top finishers: Saturday RASAC Susquehanna State Park 5K Males: 1. Chris Rankin, 16: 53; 2. Chad Boyle, 17: 02; 3. Jeff Hinte, 18: 15; 4. Tim Norcross, 18: 36; 5. Wilson Gorrell, 18: 48; 6. Nathan Boyer, 18: 50; 7. Dave Starnes, 19: 01; 8. Tim Dougherty, 19: 20; 9. Tom Riley, 19: 34; 10. John Hampton, 20: 14. Females: 1. Margaret Starnes, 19: 01; 2. Megan McNew, 21: 16; 3. Kacie Remeto, 21: 30; 4. Cathy Bartholomew, 22: 50. Sunday WRRC Mayberry Trot 10K At Taneytown Males: 1. Doug Ripley, 28, 37: 50; 2. Larry Pickett, 34, 38: 33; 3. Bob Leatherman, 44, 42: 12; 4. Skip Fennell, 51, 44: 02; 5. Joe Loveland, 46, 44: 23. Masters: Leatherman. Females: 1. Cristine Meadows, 25, 44: 46; 2. Pam Garrettson, 29, 49: 23; 3. Liuda Galinaitis, 38, 59: 32; 4. Kate O'Mara, 37, 61: 54.

Coming events

Saturday, 24-Hour Relay Run for Lisa Farhat Foundation, Dulaney High School, 6 p.m., (410) 296-1682.

Saturday, RASAC Hinte-Anderson Trail Run 50K, Susquehanna State Park, 9 a.m., (410) 272-4775.

Saturday, Fort Detrick 10K, Frederick, 9 a.m.

Sunday, Roemer's Roller Coaster 8.5-Mile Run, Hampstead, 9 a.m., (410) 357-9420.

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

Sunday, Greek Independence Day 5K Run, Highlandtown, 1 p.m., (410) 633-4110.

Sunday, HCS Spring Series 2M, 10K, 15K, Thunder Hill Elementary School, 2 p.m., (410) 964-1998.

Sunday, American Classic 8K, Washington, 2 p.m., (301) 871-0005.

March 30, WRRC Farm 5K, Westminster, 8: 30 a.m., (410) 848-9520.

March 30, HCS Duckworth Relays 5K, Glenelg High School, 9 a.m., (410) 964-1998.

March 30, RASAC Harford Glen Scramble 5-miler, Bel Air, 9 a.m., (410) 515-9379.

March 30, Mattapany Trail Half-Marathon, Patuxent River, 9 a.m.

March 31, Oriole Advocates Home Run 5K, Camden Yards, 9 a.m., (410) 882-5455.

March 31, Nortel Cherry Blossom 10-Mile Race, Washington, (301) 340-6699.

March 31, Annapolis Striders' Cherry Pit 10-Miler, South River High School, 2 p.m., (410) 268-1165.

April 6, MCRRC Frost Multi-Miler (4, 6, 8, 10 miles), Rockville, 8 a.m., (301) 353-0200.

April 6, BRRC One-Hour Run, McDonogh, 9 a.m., (410) 243-3153.

April 6, RASAC Crazy Swede 5K, Havre de Grace, 9 a.m., (410) 939-6181.

Pub Date: 3/19/96

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