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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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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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February 17, 2014 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
My favorite thing to wear for cold-weather running is a pair of violet capri-length tights that I bought for $10 at the Nike Outlet in Atlantic City. The material is sweat-wicking, and the bottom-leg elastic is snug but not so tight that I can't slip a pair of knee-high compression socks under them. This setup is more comfortable for me than ankle-length tights. They are perfect for running, but when I wear them I become a target. My rear end was smacked by a group of men passing me on my way to the gym; a cluster of teenage boys paused while shoveling snow to give me their opinions of my butt; and two men in a City of Philadelphia vehicle yelled out of their window how they thought I filled out my colorful pants.
NEWS
February 14, 2014 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
A couple of years and 130 pounds ago, Andy Aubin had reached his tipping point. The 36-year-old Hatboro resident, known to friends as "Big Andy" for his 330-pound heft, knew he had to make a drastic lifestyle change. He decided to document his progress in that most public of venues: the Internet. He picked up two hobbies - running and blogging - and found a new, virtual fitness community along the way. "It played a huge part in keeping me motivated and on track," he said. So, when he wanted to raise money for the American Cancer Society - he was running the Broad Street Run for the nonprofit's DetermiNation program, which requires a minimum of $500 in pledges - it made sense to reach out to that community for support.
NEWS
February 9, 2014 | By Art Carey, For The Inquirer
When she was 13, Elizabeth Welsh entered a road race in Norristown. When she saw the huge trophy for the top female finisher, she made a vow: "I'm going to get that. " Welsh kept that promise, passing, among others, a fortysomething man to win the overall title. That trophy is in the bedroom of the house where she grew up in Haverford, draped with the many ribbons and medals she has won since in rowing and running contests. Welsh, 27, now lives in Fairmount. In May, she will receive her nurse practitioner degree from Villanova University, where she has been studying hard, perfecting clinical skills, and teaching nursing undergrads to earn her tuition.
SPORTS
January 20, 2014 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
When I tell non-runners that I'm training for a marathon, one of the first things they say - aside from that I'm crazy - is that it must be nice to eat whatever I want. If only that were the case. "Runners can eat whatever they want, but they might perform better if they eat the right food at the time times," said dietitian Nancy Clark. "You can't out-train a bad diet. " Clark, who is based in Boston, will be giving a free seminar, "Nutrition for Runners," at the Center City location of the Philadelphia Runner at 7 p.m. Thursday.
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January 20, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two of Bucks County's top distance runners edged it out on Saturday afternoon at the Track and Field Coaches Association of Greater Philadelphia boys' meet at Haverford College. Ross Wilson, a senior from Council Rock North, pulled away from Central Bucks East's Jake Brophy to win the 1-mile run in 4 minutes, 31.55 seconds. Brophy, a sophomore, finished in 4:33.39. Both runners placed in the top eight in November's PIAA Class AAAA cross-country championships. Also at the meet: Jake Brophy's brother, Frank, captured the 800-meter run. The C.B. East senior finished in 1:58.84.
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January 9, 2014 | BY STEPHEN PIANOVICH, For the Daily News
STATE COLLEGE - James Franklin has emerged as the front-runner to fill the head football coaching vacancy at Penn State, CBSsports.com reported yesterday. Elsewhere, the website said that athletic director David Williams is likely to push to keep Franklin at Vanderbilt. Franklin, Vanderbilt's head coach, reportedly interviewed for the job Sunday. Franklin has become the apparent favorite for the job over former Penn State lineman and NFL Hall of Famer Mike Munchak, who was recently fired by the Tennessee Titans, and longtime Penn State assistant Larry Johnson, who was named interim coach after Bill O'Brien resigned to coach the Houston Texans last week.
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January 6, 2014 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
Anyone who has run for some time has had the importance of strength training drilled into his or her head: If you don't hit the gym a few times a week, you're more prone to injury, which could lead to a layoff, which means no more running. But when I'm putting in 30, 40, 50 miles a week, the last thing I want to do is squats on legs that already feel like overcooked spaghetti. What I really want are some nachos and a hot shower. Jeff Horowitz has a solution. He's been a running coach for more than a decade and is the author of Quick Strength for Runners.
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