June 2, 1991
The Howard County Striders sent a team of seven women to the Nike Women's 8-kilometer race at Hains Point May 12.Sandy Ford led the team with a personal best time of 30 minutes, 32 seconds.Dolly Ginter, Ford's training partner, clocked a 31:12.Rounding out the Striders team were Nelda Clelland, 32:20; Priscilla Bottachi, 33:40; Debbie Kocay, 35:17; and Nadia Wasserman, 37:26.Vicki Avey dropped out of the race after two miles because of aknee injury.Several other county women competed in the race.
September 15, 1991
"We was robbed!" cried Dave Berardi, moments after the announcement of team results for the annual Brighton Dam 7-Mile Challenge Race.His shock was understandable: The Howard County Striders had put sixrunners in the top 10 against the Montgomery County Road Runners, but missed victory by 269 points.Montgomery County still had the winning low score with 1,989 points, while the Striders had 2,257.From Berardi's point of view, Howard County seemed in firm control of the race. Running for the Striders, Berardi overtook Montgomery's top runner, Dominuque Da Luz, on asteep hill at the 3 1/2-mile turnaround point.
February 8, 1996
EVEN THOUGH I had been to the grocery store earlier in the day, when the news of last week's impending snowstorm flashed across the television screen, I felt compelled to join my fellow citizens in the mid-Atlantic snow ritual.You know the routine: Find the last space in the parking lot, curtsy to the OPEN sign and take your place in the procession. Because there are no carts left, you must balance a jug of milk and two liters of Pepsi with three cans of chicken noodle soup without squishing the bananas.
August 1, 1995
Long distance enthusiasts will have plenty of opportunity to kick up their heels at the Howard County Striders' extravaganza this weekend at Howard High School.2 For information, call Beaty at (301) 596-6453.BrieflyEntries for the Annapolis Striders' 10-Mile Run are closed. Confirmations will be mailed out this week. . . . Steve Kartalia finished sixth and Gerry Clapper ninth in Sunday's Bon-Ton Five-Mile Race in York, Pa. . . The Race for the Cure's summer training program for women will continue Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Kartalia will write an individualized training program for each participant.
January 13, 1991
In spite of a chilly drizzle Sunday, 76 runners competed in the first race of the Howard County Striders winter series at Jeffers Hill.In the 15K race, Dave Brightwell outdistanced his nearest opponentsby four minutes in a time of 54 minutes, 42 seconds, a new course record.Chris Chasse withstood a late surge by Jim O'Brien to win the men's 10K event in 37:04. O'Brien clocked a 37:46. Judi Greenblatt captured the women's 10K in 45:09. This was Greenblatt's first Striders series victory.Rod Young started the new year by switching from thelong-distance races to the short-distance ones.
September 20, 1992
The Howard County Striders ended a four-year drought recently when they defeated the Montgomery County Road Runners 408 to 430, with the lowest score winning, in the annual Cross-Country Challenge Race between the two clubs.Chris Nugent led the Striders as he out-sprinted Montgomery's Dominique DaLuz to win the seven-mile event with a time of 38:29, two seconds ahead of his rival. A member of both clubs, Nugent was persuaded at the last minute to run for Howard County by Striders' president Paul Goldenberg.