Western Maryland Fully
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Liberty High School’s
Youth Track & Field Camp
TSR 2013 Outdoor Top Performances
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First Annual Tornado Ultimate Runner Festival
Benefit KHS Marching Band
5 K, 400 Meter, 1600 Meter,
100 Meter, 5 Miles
5 Events, 1 Ultimate Runner!
(Men’s and Women’s)
Keyser High School
Tornado Way, Keyser, WV
All events will begin and end on the KHS Track!
Oakdale seniors sign letters of intent.
Mindy VanPelt’s 5K Memorial Challenge Run & Walk
Fore Sisters Golf Course
Results Awards Photos
Woody Snoberger Joe Cross
Jen Sober Kaylee Buckbee
Local Youth Runner Excels on the Trails
Many runners love the solitude offered up by the trails. With wildlife chirps, insects buzzing, and the occasional rattlesnake, to cool streams and soft breezes, the trails offer an opportunity to become one with nature.
Other runners run for these reasons as well, but perhaps few of them share a concern for the environment so strongly that they hope to lend their efforts later in life towards bringing awareness of animal and land preservation.
Such is the case with Ms. Leigh Rankin.
Leigh, 14, the daughter of Connie & Glenn Rankin, began running trails in youth cross country in 2009, and has not looked back. Having comped in many local trail races over the past three years, she has developed into quite an accomplished runner.
This past Saturday, April 20, was the “This Race is for The Birds” trail runs. Running in the 4.9 distance, Leigh expressed that she wanted to run to show support of animal preservation, and the fact that it was on the trails at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia made it all the better.
Coming off of recurrent injuries over the past year, Leigh didn't know what to expect out of this race other than to “finish healthy.” How she fared was much more impressive. Leigh finished the 4.9 mile race in a time of 40.48, in 7th place overall, 2nd woman overall, and first in her age group.
Leigh's next trail race will be in Reading PA at the Dark & Dirty on May 11. At that race, she'll be running with the critters who come out at night.
VERTICAL ADVENTURES DECATHLON/HEPTATHLON
JUNE 29-30, 2013
LENAPE HIGH SCHOOL, MEDFORD, NJ
Dear Interested Athletes, Coaches, Parents and Friends,
We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Decathlon (HS and Open Men) and
Heptathlon (HS and Open Women) competition at Lenape HS on June 29-30, 2013.
As a reminder, the competition is based on international scoring tables where the
performance in each event earns a point score. The winner is the athlete who amasses the most
points over all the events. The meet is held over two days, as follows:-
Men – Day 1: 100M, LJ, SP, HJ, 400M 10:45 AM
Day 2: 110MH, DT, PV, JT, 1500M 10:30 AM
Women – Day 1: 100MH, HJ, SP, 200M 10:30 AM
Day 2: LJ, JT, 800M 10:30 AM
Penn Relays 2013
Northwest Guys win 4x400 heat with top time run by Maryland School..3:21.
Matt Watson, Dahri Jahn-Richardson-Josh McDonald-Jalen Walker
Place 27th of the 538 schools.
Local Runner Competes in Honor of Brother
When a runner enters into a racing event, thoughts of competing against other runners enter their mind. Thoughts of running with natures songs in the background as well as the smells of spring may be other reasons to run. The thought that "this may be just a nice, fun and relaxing day to run" was also a thought.
What wasn't expected was that this local runner would end up running the race for an entirely personal reason.
The race was "This Race is for The Birds" - which was contested on April 20, 2013. Local Frederick County runner and mother to another runner , Leigh Rankin, who has made these pages in the past, Connie Rankin, competed in memory of her recently deceased brother, Norman Stephen Barut, of Angel Fire New Mexico.
"I really thought about not running this race after my brother passed away," said Connie, on a recent training run with a friend. Norman, 50, was a successful businessman who owned a construction company for years before opening up a restaurant, "The D&D Cafe, two years ago when convinced that his love of cooking would make for better days than working in the hot, dusty, outdoor construction field. Unfortunately, while he was an exceptional cook, his recipes went with him when he passed away. He had resided in New Mexico for the past 20 years, having moved there from California, but was raised in Philadelphia.
On the trails in the race, Connie thought of her brother, which inspired her and led her to her first ever "age-group" win, with a time of 53:03 on the 5.2 mile course. She finished in 42nd place. Connie spoke of her brother after the race, saying, "It was a great day - and a great way to remember my brother. I'll definitely miss him."
Paws for our cause draws 300 people in its first year
By Nicole Lemal (email@example.com)
April 30, 2013
WEIRTON, W.Va. - Christine Sabatasse likes to lead by example.
An advocate for exercise and a healthy lifestyle, Sabatasse is also passionate about the Hancock County Animal Shelter Foundation and put forth all of her energy into organizing the shelter's first Paws for our Cause race this past Saturday.
A huge flock of people and their pets showed up early for the cause. Expecting to have about 100 people in the race, Sabatasse was surprised to see well over 300 people in attendance. Animals were also up for adoption.
"I think the turnout is fantastic," she said. "It's phenomenal."
For overall winners Michael Phillips and Shelva Burns, it was a great day to run a race. Phillips finished in 20:00 comfortably, while Burns crossed in 23:15.
"It's a great turnout," Phillips said. "It's a great cause. The whole thing is a nice event for the community."
With the Pittsburgh Marathon just days away, Phillips used the race as a tune-up and ran away with a personal record. Familiar with the trail, he just went by feel.
"I run this trail a lot, so I thought maybe I would go out at 7:00 pace, make the turn and then see how I felt on the way back," Phillips said. "I wasn't sure how hard I was going to run today, but I just felt good." Read More
By Leigh Rankin
" On a technical trail, 10 to infinity miles, all uphill with a 15% grade, requires a death waver to be signed, and there's a Dunkin' Donuts close by . . . these are just a few characteristics that make up the collage of John Steiner's radical dream race.
For those of you who don't know SteinDawg (John), he is an extremely generous guy who revolves as a husband, father, local track/ cross-country coach, trail runner, responsible employee, and mentor.
One of his greatest pleasures is donating his free time to serve as head coach of the Catoctin Youth Association track/xc team, and he wishes to old onto that position for the rest of his life.
Every kid on the team comes happily to practice where they are playfully taught to love running, and even though he will never take credit for it, John has played a huge factor in leading runners of all ages to success.
However, John is also an accomplished runner all his own. He is dedicated to hitting the trails seven days a week, in all types of weather. He has also completed many distance trail races including the Pikes Peak Marathon.
One of John's most recent races was the Frederick Mission 10 Miler, where he came in seventh place with a time of 1:05:18.1.
His next race will be the Dark&Dirty! By the way, if you happen to see SteinDawg on Friday May 10th, be sure to say "Happy Birthday."
"Happy Birthday." John Steiner
Hayley Freeman signed her letter of intent today to run division 1 track
@ Virginia Military Institute on scholarship