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November 25, 2001 | By Josh Egerman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Cherokee cross-country runner Marc Pelerin completed the 3.1-mile course at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, N.Y., in 15 minutes, 40 seconds yesterday to finish sixth in the Foot Locker Northeast Regional Championships. The finish enabled the senior to qualify for the national meet Dec. 8 in Orlando, Fla. Last year, Pelerin missed qualifying by a half-second. Runners from 11 states and Washington, D.C., competed yesterday. The top eight finishers advanced to nationals, which will feature just 32 runners.
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March 4, 1991 | By Steve Wartenberg, Special to The Inquirer
Stacy Robinson had the nerve to think she actually had a chance to beat Amy Rudolph of Kane (McKean County) in the 1,000-yard race at Saturday's state indoor-track championship meet. "I always think I can win, no matter what," said the Phoenixville junior, who started running track for the first time just four months ago. "I've always been competitive. " In Rudolph, Robinson faced an opponent of national stature. The Kane runner won the state cross-country championship in the fall and had the nation's best time this winter in the 1,000 - 2 minutes, 37.4 seconds - heading into Saturday's meet.
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October 4, 1991 | By Doug Hadden, Special to The Inquirer
Gloucester Catholic coach Browning Ross was preparing his team for a dual meet against Bishop Eustace on Tuesday afternoon when his star runner, Ted Callinan, brought him bad news. "Before the meet," Ross said, "he said his hip was killing him. Then, right before the race, he came to me and said he was going to go out and run hard. " The confused Ross watched as Callinan showed no ill effects from a sore hip and ran the New Brooklyn Park course in Sicklerville in 15 minutes, 15 seconds - 35 seconds faster than he had run the same course a week earlier and 90 seconds faster than his closest pursuer.
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September 26, 2002 | By Josh Egerman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
No matter how strong she feels, Katie Van Horn will not go to the starting line without a small brace on her right knee anytime soon. "My mom's like, 'I could see you all the way over there. Wear it every week,' " said Van Horn, a Triton sophomore. "Now I'll wear it so people can pick me out. " Spotting her on the course may not be that difficult. If her first major cross-country meet is any indication, Van Horn, who says she usually does not wear the brace when she trains, will be one of the girls at the front.
NEWS
September 21, 1992 | By Steve Wartenberg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Karen Hauck of Bishop Shanahan took advantage of the ups and downs of the cross-country course at the Briarwood Classic at Belmont Plateau (Fairmount Park) to win the big-school race in 20 minutes, 4 seconds Saturday. "I just kind of went out and tried to stay with the lead pack," Hauck said. At the mile mark, Council Rock's Kristin Williams and North Penn's Jenae Strader took the lead going up the very long and steep Parachute Hill. But Hauck caught them on the way down and pulled away on another long downhill section of the race.
NEWS
January 21, 1991 | By Steve Wartenberg, Special to The Inquirer
While others tense up at the start of a race, Cheltenham's Kate Dempsey takes it easy. A standout in track for the last two years, the senior is also a backup guard for the Panthers basketball team. She is running indoor track again this winter but concedes that it is more for fun than glory. "I'm just sort of running indoors to build a foundation for the outdoor season," she said. "This way, it's a little bit more relaxed and more fun. " But taking it easy for Dempsey is better than full speed ahead for most runners.
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August 25, 2003 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Jon Drummond was disqualified from his quarterfinal heat in the men's 100-meter heat at the World Track Championships in Saint-Denis, France, yesterday when he became the second runner in the group to commit a false start. The heats were thrown into chaos when Drummond, who attended Philadelphia's Overbrook High School, refused to leave the track after his disqualification. He lay on his back on the track for several minutes, saying, "I didn't move, I didn't move," as race officials tried to get him to leave.
SPORTS
October 10, 1991 | By Gwen Knapp, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lansdale Catholic cross-country coach Steve Probert has a problem with his star senior, Mark desGarennes. The kid runs too much. "After practice sometimes, he'll go home and run another six miles with a flashlight," Probert said. "I don't like it at all. He's out there in the dark, and there are things called holes and cars and creatures hanging out in the weeds, especially in Quakertown. " During the summer, desGarennes trained especially hard for his senior year, and he developed a genuine enthusiasm for practicing and for long-distance runs.
NEWS
May 21, 1998 | By Dominic Sama, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Seamus McElligott, 29, a nationally acclaimed long-distance runner for Haverford College and a computer consultant, died Sunday of smoke inhalation in a garage fire in Mississauga, Ontario, while visiting relatives. He lived in Rose Valley, Delaware County. Regional police in Mississauga said Mr. McElligott accidentally started the fire as he was getting a lawn mower ready for use. Mr. McElligott had been accepted by seven law schools and was undecided which school to enter in the fall, his family said.
SPORTS
October 8, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Two runners collapsed and died in separate running events yesterday. An unidentified runner from Virginia died during the Army Ten-Miler race, collapsing near the finish line at the Pentagon. The runner collapsed about 200 yards from the finish line, said Col. Jim Yonts. Arlington County medics took the runner to George Washington University Hospital. The cause of death was not known. The runner was a civilian, not a member of the military, Yonts said. A Michigan man died while running the Chicago Marathon as stifling heat and smothering humidity forced organizers to shut down the course midway through the race.
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July 27, 2014 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
When Anna Piskorska of Blandon, Pa., crossed the finish line in Fairmount Park on Sunday, she'd been on her feet for 24 hours straight. But it was worth it, she said. She took the top prize for female runners in Back of My Feet's Urban Ultra, a 24-hour race held in the park in which runners try to run as far as possible in that one-day period. It was her second win in the Philadelphia race. The only year she hasn't run since it started in 2009 was 2013, because she competed instead in Western States, a 100-mile trail run. Piskorska, 42, first heard about the 24-hour race from a friend.
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July 22, 2014 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
If you're looking for another runner to pace you in a marathon, ask a woman. She's more likely to hold an even pace for the entire race than a man, according to two recent studies that looked at race performances. The first study, published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, looked at nonelite runners from 14 U.S. marathons, including the 2011 Philadelphia Marathon. In total, 91,929 people's marathons were included in the study. They surveyed first-half and second-half times of those runners and found that women were 1.46 times more likely than men to maintain an even-race pace.
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June 22, 2014 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
Earlier this month, I went to Moorestown to watch my mother run the Scott Coffee Moorestown Rotary 8K. I saw her take off, but I didn't see her finish. That's because at the time of her finish, I was trying to get a woman and a half-dozen kids off the course. The approach to the finish line is also the site of the town's spirit day. Vendors set up along the course and wait until the race is over to start hawking their wares - or at least they're supposed to. While the race was still going on, one vendor directed a half-dozen kids with sidewalk chalk to take up half the road.
NEWS
May 22, 2014 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
Superior Court staff in Atlantic County will join Baltimore Ravens fans and fantasy football leagues in keeping an eye on running back Ray Rice for at least the next year. Rice, 27, was approved Tuesday for a pretrial program designed to lead to dismissal of an assault charge stemming from an altercation with his then-fiancee in a Revel Casino Hotel elevator Feb. 15. Rice will have to complete at least 12 months of a supervised program that will likely require counseling, employment, and staying out of trouble.
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May 6, 2014 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
An hour before the start of the race, J.P. Cappiello stood ready to go, immune to the morning chill but fighting the pre-run jitters. "It's like before the curtain goes up, every possible bit of dread - and excitement," said Cappiello, a 41-year-old singer and bass player from Drexel Hill. "It's an end and a beginning all at once. " Beside him, likewise awaiting release from a color-coded corral, 59-year-old Joyce Sanyor battled her own nerves. "One foot in front of the other," the West Chester woman said.
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May 5, 2014 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
I can already feel the wave coming: "Put a qualifying time on the Broad Street Run to get rid of all the slow runners. " I hear this every year after Broad Street, usually from very fast runners who either didn't get into the race because it sold out before they registered (or, in the last two years, didn't make the lottery), or they are complaining about how slower runners crowd the race. I cringe every time I hear it. Sometimes, they're talking about the back-of-the-pack runners, and sometimes they're talking about average runners like me. This is ridiculous.
NEWS
May 2, 2014 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joseph Farrell got chemotherapy on a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and then ran the Broad Street Run on a Sunday. He has tripped over a trolley track at the four-mile mark, gashed his knee, and finished. In fact, Farrell, 66, of Glenolden, Delaware County, has run the Broad Street Run 34 times, every time, and Sunday will be his 35th - one of only six people to have run each one since it began in 1980. And though the 10-mile course from North Philadelphia to South this Sunday will be lined with fans, he has never heard one cheer.
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April 23, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
IF A PICTURE paints a thousand words, this was an American classic. A runner collapsed near the finish line of yesterday's Boston Marathon, not far from where the first bomb exploded last year. Wesley Lowery, a photographer for the Washington Post, tweeted pictures of what happened next. First one runner stopped to help. Then three more. Two lifted the exhausted runners by the legs, while the other two grabbed his arms. Together, the five crossed the finish line, prompting what Lowery called "the loudest cheer I've heard today.
NEWS
March 30, 2014 | By Andrew Parent, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 4x200-meter relay race and its ensuing aftermath provided emotional upheaval for the Cheltenham girls' team at the Pennsylvania Track & Field Coaches Association indoor state championships four weeks ago. Cheltenham's relay team eventually won a gold medal and the team title with the race, but not without some controversy. The quartet of Nicole Burke, Chanel Brissett, Ciara Leonard, and Katelyn Jackson thought it had both accolades under wraps when Jackson crossed at the front of the field, sealing a mark of 1 minute, 42 seconds and, for a moment, the state championship.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2014 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
In a Philly heartbeat, Cory Wade Hindorff would strike a runway pose in a miniskirt. And you might even find him walking confidently along Old City's cobblestone streets in six-inch heels. But the 23-year-old, third-place winner on fall's America's Next Top Model , wouldn't call himself a woman trapped in a man's body. Nor would Hindorff, who is gay, want anyone to mistake him for a member of the fairer sex, despite how phenomenal he looks in size 2 Urban Outfitters skinny jeans.
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