"I was hoping to do a sub-3 [hours]," she said. "I was 197th out of 4,000 women. It was a hot, sunny day. After training on the Wissahickon all winter in nice, cool conditions, dyhydration takes effect."
Despite the heat, Tynan enjoyed the Boston experience.
"It was fun, the whole city goes nuts," she said. "The course is hard, a lot of hills. The series of hills is at about 16 miles, when you're starting to feel fatigued. The hills aren't that steep. What really got me were the downhills. Your quads are burning by about mile 10."
Tynan is serious about her running. She plans to break 2:50 in the Chicago Marathon in October and qualify for the Olympic Trials. She has run a 3:01 in Chicago.
Tynan was the 22nd female finisher in last year's Broad Street Run with a clocking of 1 hour, 5 minutes, 11 seconds.
LEWIS AWARD WINNER
Lincoln University's Darrell Lewis was named the Area Player of the Year at the annual Herb Good Basketball Club awards dinner Monday night.
Lewis was joined on the All-Area team by Donta Evans, West Chester; Ryan Presson, Philadelphia Textile; Tim Schofield, Swarthmore; Maurice Davis, Rowan; Eric Evans, Cheyney; Rich Barrett, Ursinus; Kevin Standford, Eastern; Erik Henrysen, Holy Family, and Evan Stoudt, University of the Sciences.
Temple collected several awards: Team of the Year; Big 5 Player of the Year, Pepe Sanchez; Rookie of the Year, Mark Karcher and Sportsmanship, Rasheed Brokenborough.
Other award winners were: Outstanding 76ers Player, Allen Iverson; Eastern Coach of the Year, Jim Calhoun, of NCAA champion Connecticut; Most Improved Player, Penn's Geoff Owens.
Scholastic awards were presented to Eddie Griffin, Roman Catholic; John Cox, Engineering and Science, and Doug Fairfax, Haverford School.
International skaters will perform Saturday and Sunday in "The Edge Against Cancer," a fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society at the Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society in Ardmore.
Among the scheduled skaters are Alexei Yagudin, the reigning world champion; Maia Usova and Evgeny Platov, world and two- time Olympic gold medalist, respectively, and Naomi Nari Nam, 13, the U.S. National ladies silver medalist.
For ticket information, call 215-985-5400 or check www.edgeagainstcancer.org.
Basketball stars Tammy Greene and Randy Stover were inducted into the Philadelphia Textile Athletic Hall of Fame at recent ceremonies.
With 2,490 points, Greene is Textile's overall scoring leader. In her final season (1993-94) the Plymouth-Whitemarsh High grad averaged 26.7 points. She was chosen as the NCAA Division II women's basketball player of the year.
Stover, a Conestoga High graduate, is Textile's all-time leading men's scorer (2,369 points). He led the Rams to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight in 1991.
EUSTACE GRAD EXCELS
Sophomore lefthander Drew Chiesa (Bishop Eustace) tied the Gettysburg one-season record for victories (eight) with Centennial Conference decisions over Johns Hopkins and Swarthmore.
Chiesa (8-1) leads the league in earned run average (0.43) and is tied for the league lead in wins with Matt Wiatrak of Ursinus (also 8-1).
Five members of the Philadelphia Freedom 18-and-under girls fast-pitch softball team are college-bound.
Katie Reifsnyder (Villa Joseph Marie) and Stephanie Digneo (St. Maria Goretti) will attend Lehigh. Jackie Sinni (Archbishop Ryan) and Jolie Metzner (Lincoln) will attend Holy Family and Tricia Gunn (William Tennent) will got to Shippensburg.
The seventh annual University City 5K Run to benefit the Nicholas P. Pipino Foundation will be held Saturday. The race starts 11 a.m. at 40th and Chestnut streets. Proceeds are used to provide scholarships for Drexel students.
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