Area roundup - Spence wins C&O Run again

August 28, 2005


WILLIAMSPORT - Former Olympian Steve Spence came from behind in the final mile to overtake Micheal Wardian to win his third consecutive title at the 24th annual Gary Brown Memorial C&O Canal 5-Mile Run on Saturday.

Spence, the 43-year-old head track coach at Shippensburg University, won the overall and men's masters title with a time of 25:20, 13 seconds better than Wardian, the defending Frederick Marathon medalist.

North Hagerstown senior Hemu Arumugam finished sixth overall in 28:59 to win his third straight high school title.

The women's race finished in a tie as Susan Graham-Gray of Greencastle, Pa., and Amy Blanco of Hagerstown, crossed the finish line while holding hands in 31:26.

The pair finished four seconds ahead of Maria Spinnler, who took the masters title.

Cayce Troxel, 15 of Winchester, Va., won the high school title.


Berk. Springs 2, Goretti 1

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Corrie Riffle and Jordan Reedy each scored an unassisted goal in the first half to lead Berkeley Springs to a victory over St. Maria Goretti.


Jessica Vanorsdale made 29 saves for the Indians (3-0).

Catherine Whitley scored the only goal for the Gaels.

University 1, Martinsburg 0

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Bulldogs managed just eight shots on goal in their loss to University.

Morgan Hunley made 20 saves for Martinsburg (2-1-1).


HCC off to fast start

GREENSVILLE, N.C. - Hagerstown Community College opened its volleyball season with three wins in the Pitt-Greensville Tournament.

The Hawks downed Lenoir (N.C.) Community College, 30-13, 30-24; Cape Fear (N.C.) Community College, 30-15, 30-18, and Howard (Md.) Community College, 30-26, 30-16. In today's semifinals, HCC meets Pitt-Greensville.

Lindsey Plotner had 17 kills and 6 aces, Karey Toms had 18 kills and 21 digs, Staci Grabill had 73 assists and 7 aces, Katie Spoonire had 23 kills and 14 digs and Savannah Wetzel had 11 aces and 35 digs for the Hawks.

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