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By Vicki Wellford and Vicki Wellford,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 15, 1997
THE RESULTS are in from Arundel Middle School's fall pentathlon, which included the long jump, shot put, 60-yard dash, 100-yard dash and 880-yard run. Points were awarded for each of the five events with up to 200 points possible for or a 1,000-point maximum.The winners were sixth-graders James Agarsor, 940 points, and Randi Innis, 870 points; seventh-graders Terrance Brown, 860 points, and Ashley Gray, 840 points; eighth-graders Mike Abrams, 970 points, Alex Viera, 845 points, and Kayla Broznowicz, 845 points.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2012
She fenced. She swam. She took a horse she'd only just met over a 15-fence obstacle course. And then she shot and ran. But after a full Sunday competing in the modern pentathlon at the Summer Games here, Suzanne Stettinius of Parkton finished 28th out of 36 riders. The gold medalist was Laura Asadauskaite of Lithuania, who finished with 5,408 points, a modern pentathlon Olympic record. Silver went to Great Britain's Samantha Murray, whose performance set the temporary stands at Greenwich Park rocking with enthusiastic fans, and bronze was won by Brazil's Yane Marques.
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SPORTS
August 13, 2004
708 B.C. - Testing an athlete's versatility The pentathlon had five separate events: running, discus, long jump, javelin and wrestling. All events were held in one afternoon, on the first day of competition. The athlete who won three events was the victor.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | August 10, 2012
The Summer Games may be winding down, but for two Maryland Olympians, they're just beginning: Georgia Gould is a top contender for the mountain bicycling race on Saturday while Suzanne Stettinius will compete in the very final event, modern pentathlon on Sunday. "At first I was upset being last," Stettinius, 24, of Parkton said Friday from her room in the athletes village. "But now, a lot of people are finished. It's over for them, but I still have my chance. I'm kind of enjoying being last.
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By Ohm Youngmisuk and Ohm Youngmisuk,Sun Staff Writer | June 17, 1995
Darrell Smith and Damon Wilder have been practicing together for years.Whether it has been basketball, soccer or track, they have wanted to succeed.This weekend, Smith and Wilder hope that all the hours of practice they have put into their newest sport will be rewarded, as both will be competing in the pentathlon at the 1995 Special Olympics Summer Games at Towson State University.The pentathlon, consisting of five track and field events -- long jump, high jump, shot put, 100 meters and 400 meters -- may be their biggest challenge yet. Other sports in the Games include aquatics, power lifting, equestrian, softball and volleyball.
NEWS
By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,Staff writer | July 14, 1991
Call Amanda Laughton and Jeff Sparenborg superkids.As athletes, the two middle schoolers have been willing to try just about anything. Already they are veterans of the Harford County Gliders track club,and this summer, they decided to try the pentathlon.In the summer heat, the pentathlon can be a grueling event for the youngsters. For Amanda, 12 and a seventh-grader at Aberdeen Middle School, it means running 800 meters, hurdling, high jumping, long jumping and throwing the shot put. For Jeff, 11 and a sixth-grader at Southampton Middle, the events are the same but his run is 1,500 meters.
EXPLORE
By Steve Jones | July 21, 2012
Jeff Hiestand has spent the last 11 years beside the pool at McDaniel College, where he has coached five individual conference champions in eight events. In two weeks, he'll still be near a pool, but in a far different location. On Aug. 9, Hiestand will head to London for the Summer Olympic Games. He will watch proudly as former McDaniel swimmer Suzanne Stettinius represents the United States in the pentathlon. The one-day competition features five events: 200-meter freestyle swimming, fencing, pistol shooting, horse show jumping and a 3,000-meter cross country run. Hiestand coached Stettinius for three years on the McDaniel swimming and diving team.
NEWS
By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | August 5, 1999
The International Pier at Baltimore-Washington International Airport was awash in blue yesterday as nearly 400 military athletes and coaches sporting blue USA shirts and toting Reebok bags got ready to board a 747 to Croatia for the second World Military Games in Zagreb.USA crew shirts and tan shorts aside, the athletes looked completely different from one angle: their shoes. The foot coverings that advertisers would have us believe are an athlete's most valuable tool varied from sneakers to sandals to boots.
SPORTS
By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | August 10, 2012
The Summer Games may be winding down, but for two Maryland Olympians, they're just beginning: Georgia Gould is a top contender for the mountain bicycling race on Saturday while Suzanne Stettinius will compete in the very final event, modern pentathlon on Sunday. "At first I was upset being last," Stettinius, 24, of Parkton said Friday from her room in the athletes village. "But now, a lot of people are finished. It's over for them, but I still have my chance. I'm kind of enjoying being last.
NEWS
By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | June 24, 1996
The 100-year history of the modern Olympics offers but one certainty: Records will fall.Boycotts, world wars and other disruptions have raised doubts in some years whether the games would be held at all. But when the world's best athletes gather, as they will next month in Atlanta, records are usually set in a wide range of events, from the hammer throw to the freestyle swim to the marathon.In some cases, the reasons for improvement seem obvious. Almost anyone could pedal a modern, Kevlar-framed, aerodynamic bicycle faster than the clunkers pedaled at the Athens Olympics of 1896.
EXPLORE
By Steve Jones | July 21, 2012
Jeff Hiestand has spent the last 11 years beside the pool at McDaniel College, where he has coached five individual conference champions in eight events. In two weeks, he'll still be near a pool, but in a far different location. On Aug. 9, Hiestand will head to London for the Summer Olympic Games. He will watch proudly as former McDaniel swimmer Suzanne Stettinius represents the United States in the pentathlon. The one-day competition features five events: 200-meter freestyle swimming, fencing, pistol shooting, horse show jumping and a 3,000-meter cross country run. Hiestand coached Stettinius for three years on the McDaniel swimming and diving team.
NEWS
By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2012
Like many Olympic athletes not named Michael Phelps , Suzanne Stettinius is both training and fundraising in these final weeks before the Summer Games. She's made appeals via Facebook and her blog and, next week, will host a party at a Baltimore County tavern where among the auction items will be a date with the athlete herself. A risky proposition for a 24-year-old woman? Maybe, but perhaps not one whose sport involves shooting and fencing and, should flight rather than fight seem advisable, running, swimming and riding a horse.
SPORTS
August 13, 2004
708 B.C. - Testing an athlete's versatility The pentathlon had five separate events: running, discus, long jump, javelin and wrestling. All events were held in one afternoon, on the first day of competition. The athlete who won three events was the victor.
NEWS
By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | August 5, 1999
The International Pier at Baltimore-Washington International Airport was awash in blue yesterday as nearly 400 military athletes and coaches sporting blue USA shirts and toting Reebok bags got ready to board a 747 to Croatia for the second World Military Games in Zagreb.USA crew shirts and tan shorts aside, the athletes looked completely different from one angle: their shoes. The foot coverings that advertisers would have us believe are an athlete's most valuable tool varied from sneakers to sandals to boots.
NEWS
By Vicki Wellford and Vicki Wellford,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 15, 1997
THE RESULTS are in from Arundel Middle School's fall pentathlon, which included the long jump, shot put, 60-yard dash, 100-yard dash and 880-yard run. Points were awarded for each of the five events with up to 200 points possible for or a 1,000-point maximum.The winners were sixth-graders James Agarsor, 940 points, and Randi Innis, 870 points; seventh-graders Terrance Brown, 860 points, and Ashley Gray, 840 points; eighth-graders Mike Abrams, 970 points, Alex Viera, 845 points, and Kayla Broznowicz, 845 points.
NEWS
By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | June 24, 1996
The 100-year history of the modern Olympics offers but one certainty: Records will fall.Boycotts, world wars and other disruptions have raised doubts in some years whether the games would be held at all. But when the world's best athletes gather, as they will next month in Atlanta, records are usually set in a wide range of events, from the hammer throw to the freestyle swim to the marathon.In some cases, the reasons for improvement seem obvious. Almost anyone could pedal a modern, Kevlar-framed, aerodynamic bicycle faster than the clunkers pedaled at the Athens Olympics of 1896.
SPORTS
By Phil Jackman | August 5, 1992
"Back after these messages . . ."Are there any more terrifying words in the English language, words that simultaneously elicit anger, disgust, exasperation, a total feeling of helplessness bordering on despair?Probably not, although "Greetings," to prospective members of the armed forces, "the check is in the mail," and "we regret to inform you" are in the running.Perhaps you noticed these words became so much more prevalent the last several nights as NBC's coverage of the Olympics rumbles by. Lately, in prime time, the network has gone so far as to cut anchor Bob Costas out of the normal flow of things as, obviously, it has been able to sell the time usually reserved for the studio host.
NEWS
By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2012
Like many Olympic athletes not named Michael Phelps , Suzanne Stettinius is both training and fundraising in these final weeks before the Summer Games. She's made appeals via Facebook and her blog and, next week, will host a party at a Baltimore County tavern where among the auction items will be a date with the athlete herself. A risky proposition for a 24-year-old woman? Maybe, but perhaps not one whose sport involves shooting and fencing and, should flight rather than fight seem advisable, running, swimming and riding a horse.
SPORTS
By Ohm Youngmisuk and Ohm Youngmisuk,Sun Staff Writer | June 17, 1995
Darrell Smith and Damon Wilder have been practicing together for years.Whether it has been basketball, soccer or track, they have wanted to succeed.This weekend, Smith and Wilder hope that all the hours of practice they have put into their newest sport will be rewarded, as both will be competing in the pentathlon at the 1995 Special Olympics Summer Games at Towson State University.The pentathlon, consisting of five track and field events -- long jump, high jump, shot put, 100 meters and 400 meters -- may be their biggest challenge yet. Other sports in the Games include aquatics, power lifting, equestrian, softball and volleyball.
SPORTS
By Phil Jackman | August 5, 1992
"Back after these messages . . ."Are there any more terrifying words in the English language, words that simultaneously elicit anger, disgust, exasperation, a total feeling of helplessness bordering on despair?Probably not, although "Greetings," to prospective members of the armed forces, "the check is in the mail," and "we regret to inform you" are in the running.Perhaps you noticed these words became so much more prevalent the last several nights as NBC's coverage of the Olympics rumbles by. Lately, in prime time, the network has gone so far as to cut anchor Bob Costas out of the normal flow of things as, obviously, it has been able to sell the time usually reserved for the studio host.
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