2008 Lisa Wade Memorial 5K
Rites of passage for first four men in Lisa Wade 5K
Sober ‘legit’ in leading all women to finish line
WESTERNPORT – The first four finishers of the 9th annual Lisa Wade Memorial 5K run in Westernport on Saturday reflected the natural evolution of a distance runner.Dan DeWitt is a 2009 graduate of Lehigh University and, with a winning time of 15 minutes and 22 seconds, showed that he, too, is among the ranks of the Mid-Atlantic region’s best 21-year-olds. DeWitt was just seven seconds shy of tying course record-holder Jaron Hawkins’ time of 15:15, set last July.Read More
Weist, Parks take Jim Dunn 5-mile crowns
Cumberland's Rowan takes second in women's field
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Ron Weist and Heather Parks led the men's and women's fields of nearly 300 runners, respectively, of the Jim Dunn Memorial Scholarship Twilight 5-miler in the Wharf District Friday night in Morgantown.
Weist, 38, of Fairmont, easily outdistanced runner-up Lucas Greza, 17, of Morgantown. Weist stopped the clock in 28 minutes, 10.55 seconds while Greza was second in 28:46.21. Mike Standish, 18, beat out fellow Washington, Pa., resident Donald Zimak, 15, for third place. Standish finished in 29:02.27 to Zimak's 29:15.13.Read More
Hawkins dominates, wins fourth straight Moonshine Classic
Sober cruises to top of women’s standings
GRANTSVILLE, Md., Aug. 1 – Jaron Hawkins is mixing up this summer’s racing schedule a bit as he prepares for the Chicago Marathon in October. That race will be his best chance yet to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials.
But the 26-year-old Frostburg resident just couldn’t let the Moonshine Classic 10K at Big Run State Park pass without his participation. On Saturday, Hawkins won his fourth straight 6.2-mile title and sixth in seven tries since 2001, dominating from start to finish. Hawkins posted a time of 32 minutes and 52 seconds, only the third-best time of his six victories.Read More
Mongold, Harmon take Catoctin 50K trail victories
Men’s winner takes aim at course record, comes up short
FREDERICK, Md., Aug. 1 – Before the 8 a.m. start of this morning’s Catoctin 50K Trail Run beginning at Gambrill State Park, race director Kevin Sayers offered both a warning and advice.
“You can’t run under five hours,” Sayers told the starting crowd of 162 runners – the largest group to toe the starting line in the event’s 15th version. The statement, or warning - maybe an edict - was not heeded by 31-year-old Martinsburg, W.Va., resident Bradley Mongold.Read More
2009 Debbie Green Race Page
Tefera Races to Victory
Laughlin is first local finisher
WHEELING - While the course was different, the Debbie Green 5K Run and Walk had the same result as in previous years - another success and another close race.
Demesse Tefera and Daniel Kipkoech ran shoulder-to-shoulder for nearly 2 miles before Tefera pulled ahead with about 100 meters to go to win the annual race with a time of 14:20.
''It feels good to win,'' Tefera said. ''I was a little upset with my time. I was hoping for under 14 minutes but the course was very, very hard and and it was very humid.'' Read More
Xander overtakes older sister; Reed, Lewis earn 1-mile victories
MOUNTAIN LAKE PARK — Xander Shoemake doesn’t have to worry about who pick out go after in a crowd of runners. All he looks for is the familiar bouncing of brown hair attached to his older sister’s head.
“Usually, I beat her,”?said the 6-year-old Ridgeley, W.Va. resident, of his sister, Lace, while still in the final quarter-mile of a 1-mile run at Broadford Lake Recreation Area.Read More
DeRosa: ‘There’s going to be plenty of competition for me’
Mountain Ridge graduate shipped out Wednesday for Alderson-Broaddus XC
FROSTBURG, Md., Aug. 20 – It’s a milestone of significant proportion for Mountain Ridge High School cross country coach – and father – Norm DeRosa. The veteran distance runner helped his 18-year-old son, Chris, pack for his first semester at Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, W.Va. The Division II appealed to the younger DeRosa because of its financial aid package, which includes an athletic scholarship, and focuses more on cross country than track.Read More
Mills an inspiration, no matter what perspective one has
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Billy Mills talked. People listened.
The 1964 Olympic Gold medalist in the 10,000-meter run in Tokyo spoke to an intimate, attentive crowd Friday night inside the Chambersburg Middle School auditorium. Perceptions, Mills said, are the greatest challenges we face in a rapidly changing world.
But through programs focusing on self-empoyment, Mills said that dreams do, in fact, come true.
Mills engaged the audience the night before the 2nd annual Race for the Nation 5K, an event which benefits local youth football teams and the Southwest Indian Foundation for Native American housing and education programs. Mills was brought to the event by the Nova Corp, a Native American, tribally owned enterprise operaing throughout the world. Like Nova employees, Mills, too, has traveled the world.Read More