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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | September 28, 2009
Elet Hall trained at a downtown Hagerstown parking lot as though he were preparing for a high-stakes game of tag. He leapt up a wall nearly twice his height and vaulted over shorter walls, as though he were being chased or someone else's life were in danger. But as a practitioner of parkour it's all in a day's training. Popular in larger urban centers like Washington and New York, parkour and its close cousin, free running, have been described as what happens when cross country meets steeple chase in the streets for a rumble.
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by TIFFANY ARNOLD | March 31, 2006
HAGERSTOWN Hemu Arumugam's introduction to running came in the fall of 2002. He was a freshman at North Hagerstown High School who had never run track or cross country. His first race covered 3 miles against 150 high school boys, most who, presumably, were better trained than he. As the runners leaned forward in anticipation of the gun's pop, Hemu grew nervous. "Up until that point, it was the hardest thing I did, running 3 miles," said Hemu, 17. "I can remember being exhausted at the end. " "I would have been happy if I finished in the top 100," he said.
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by ANDREW MASON | November 8, 2002
andrewm@herald-mail.com When Williamsport cross country coach Randy Buchman crunches the numbers for Saturday's Maryland state cross country meet at Hereford High School in Parkton, he says his Class 1A West champion girls squad looks like the team to beat. However, Buchman also knows that Hereford's grueling three miles of hills don't translate well to paper. The course may be the toughest thing for the runners to beat Saturday. "There's practically no hillier course in the country," said Buchman.
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BY ANDREW MASON | November 11, 2002
andrewm@herald-mail.com PARKTON, MD - It might have seemed like Williamsport cross country coach Randy Buchman was getting a little ahead of himself Saturday afternoon at Hereford High School. Not more than an hour after the Wildcats won their first Maryland Class 1A girls cross country title in 20 years, Buchman was already talking about a Williamsport dynasty. But he probably wasn't the only one. The rest of the field definitely appears to have some work ahead of it the next few years.
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BY ANDREW MASON and LAURA ERNDE | December 16, 2002
andrewm@herald-mail.com laurae@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG - To know Tim Cook was to want to be Tim Cook. That's the standard of excellence set by the long-time math teacher and track and cross country coach at Chambersburg Area Senior High School, those who knew him said Saturday. Cook and his wife, Susan, were killed late Friday night in an accident on Interstate 81 in Guilford Township, Franklin County coroner Jeff Conner said. Both were 49. "It's just unbelievable, such a tragedy," said Ed Sponseller, superintendent of the Chambersburg (Pa.)
NEWS
May 11, 2005
Each recipient received a $500 scholarship and a one-year membership to the Hagerstown YMCA. Boonsboro - Kristy Bittner, cross country, indoor track, outdoor track Broadfording - Mikkel Wallech, basketball, baseball Clear Spring - Garrett Wright, cross country, indoor track, outdoor track Grace Academy - A.J. Serafini, soccer, basketball, baseball Hagerstown Community College - Marty Kaetzel, baseball Hancock - Andy Morris,...
NEWS
September 8, 2004
North Hagerstown's Hemu Arumugam moves out to a commanding lead on the Clear Spring High School cross country course during a tri-meet between South Hagerstown, the Hubs and host Blazers.
SPORTS
By ANDREW MASON | andrewm@herald-mail.com | August 27, 2011
Cameron Hanlin was an impressionable 15-year-old boy when he first ran the Gary Brown Memorial C&O Canal 5-Miler in 2003. “Steve Spence (the Olympic marathoner) won it that year,” Hanlin said. “When he was leaving that day, he saw me eating a box of doughnuts. And I remember him saying, 'That's the breakfast of champions.'” Hanlin joined Spence on the list of Gary Brown champions Saturday at the 30th annual running of the towpath race. Hanlin, 23, of Hagerstown, covered the out-and-back course, which started and ended at Riverbottom Park, in 26 minutes, 49 seconds.
NEWS
May 28, 2003
Cross country course named for teacher CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The cross country course for Chambersburg Area Senior High School will be named in honor of Tim Cook, the cross country coach killed in a vehicle accident last December. The Tim Cook Memorial Cross Country Course at Falling Spring Elementary School will be dedicated at a cross country meet next fall. The board voted to name the course in honor of Cook during a meeting earlier this month. Cook, and his wife Susan, both 49, died in a Dec. 13 collision on Interstate 81 near Chambersburg.
NEWS
February 1, 2007
Robert T. "Bo" Myers, Director of Athletics and Leisure Studies at Hagerstown Community College, recently presented a session at the annual Sports Rules Interpreter Meeting of The National Federation of High Schools in Indianapolis. The presentation was "The Referee: Making the Difficult Decision to Re-run a Race. " Myers sits on the NFHS National Rules Committee and represents Section 2 (Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky). He was selected to the committee based upon his 30-plus years coaching and officiating track and field and cross country.
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