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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | November 18, 2005
Editor's note: This installment of The Next Generation series is the fifth story in a six-part series about some of the people who will compete in the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon Saturday in Washington County. HAGERSTOWN - Training for the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon is enough to make even a seasoned runner back down. So why would Rebecca Smith, a nonrunner, want to make the endurance test her first running event? Because her older brother and older sisters have done it. And because her mother and father have walked it a few times, too. "Now, it's Becky's turn," said her mother, Merrily Smith.
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By TARA REILLY | November 16, 2005
Editor's note: This is the third story in a six-part series about some of the people who will compete in the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon Saturday in Washington County. LEITERSBURG - Paul Betker said he made the mistake 23 years ago of sitting down immediately following his first JFK 50 Mile. "The very first time I did it, I sat down ... and I couldn't stand up," Betker said. The JFK 50 Mile is America's oldest ultramarathon. The event, which will be Saturday, takes participants from Boonsboro to Williamsport along paved roads, the Appalachian Trail and the C&O Canal towpath.
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By DAVE McMILLION | November 15, 2005
Editor's note: This is the second story in a six-part series about some of the people who will compete in the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon Saturday in Washington County. charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - It was three years ago when Barbara Hunt, her daughter, Heather, and Heather's boyfriend first heard about the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon. They dared each other to do it. It seemed to be a worthwhile ambition, given the career aspirations of Heather's boyfriend, Barbara Hunt said.
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by ANDY MASON | November 28, 2004
Ultrarunners aren't like your everyday, suit-and-tie 5K racers. They're more like Deadheads pulling together the last of their resources for gas money to the next show. The tour stopped in Williamsport on Nov. 20. And while hopping a ride in a VW bus might have seemed a more preferable choice at the start in Boonsboro, reaching Springfield Middle School by foot is what turned these Vaseline-lubed, PowerBar-munching endurance freaks into rock stars for at least a day at the 42nd annual JFK 50 Mile.
NEWS
November 28, 2004
Results of the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon, which was run Nov. 20 in Washington County. Runners are listed in order of finish, followed by age, hometown and time. 6-7 hours 1 Paul South, 31, Superior, Colo., 6:11:49; 2 Ian Torrence, 32, Boulder City, Nev., 6:12:50; 3 Martin Tighe, 46, Providence, R.I., 6:14:47; 4 Mark Lundblad, 35, Asheville, N.C., 6:20:38; 5 Tim Hewitt, 50, Greensburg, Pa., 6:29:30; 6 Serge England-Arbon, 39, Baltimore, 6:36:38; 7 Jim Hage, 46, Kensington, Md., 6:37:32; 8 Sean Andrish, 35, Leesburg, Va., 6:40:28; 9 Andrew Bartle, 28, San Diego, 6:43:28; 10 Michael Wedemyer, 29, Alexandria, Va., 6:47:36; 11 Timothy Clement, 44, Solon, Ohio, 6:52:20; 12 Blake Benke, 28, Camp LeJeune, N.C., 6:54:35; 13 Michael Schuster, 31, Ashburn, Va., 6:56:34; 14 Steven Winters, 33, Lonaconing, Md., 6:59:51.
NEWS
November 8, 2004
JUNIOR FOOTBALL Hagerstown Giants 33, Hagerstown Browns 32: Daquan Edwards ran for two touchdowns, while David Williams, Desonte Morel and Mason Burnett each ran for one for the Giants. Alec Nelson and Michael Russ each ran for a pair of TDs and Reginald Russ also scored a touchdown for the Browns. Williamsport Vikings 31, Smithsburg Jets 0: Seth Near ran for two touchdowns and Shawn Likely and Antoine Malone each ran for one for the Vikings. Williamsport Vikings 21, Williamsport Bears 18: Kyle Stone threw touchdown passes to Michael Hill and Antoine Malone and Ryan Butts blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown for the Vikings.
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by ANDY MASON | October 31, 2004
Run for your life, it's the Green twins. Unlike most Halloween spooks, these guys are real-life running monsters. And since they were denied a cross country season at Shepherd University this fall, road racers beware. Jake Green and Eli Green, 20-year-old brothers from Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., placed first and third at the third annual Run for Your Life 5K at Marty Snook Park on Saturday. Jake blew away the field of 102 participants with his winning time of 16 minutes, 19.7 seconds.
NEWS
October 17, 2004
PREP GOLF YORK, Pa. - Andrew Burke's recent swing change is paying dividends as the golf season winds down to conclusion. The Chambersburg senior rattled off a 3-under-par 69 in tough weather conditions Saturday to capture medalist honors at the PIAA District 3 tournament at Briarwood Golf Club. Burke's round came on the heels of Friday's opening-round 71, and his 4-under 140 led a pack of six area golfers who qualified for the state tournament Oct. 25-26. "This clearly was Andrew's best round of the year," said Chambersburg coach Mark Yost.
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by ANDY MASON | May 6, 2004
"Ladies and gentlemen, here is the result of event No. 9, the one-mile. First, No. 41, R.G. Bannister of the Amateur Athletic Association and formerly of Exeter and Merton colleges, with a time whic is a new meeting and track record, and which, subject to ratification, will be a new English native, British national, British all-comers, European, British Empire and world's record. The time is three ... " The rest of announcer Norris McWhirter's suspense-filled words was drowned out by the roaring crowd.
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by KEVIN CLAPP | November 21, 2002
kevinc@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - Under cover of darkness, at 5 a.m. on what promises to be a chilling Saturday morning, the athletes will begin their not-mad-so-much-as-methodical dash from Boonsboro to Williamsport. And many of those who will make sure they finish will still be asleep. When Frank Smith, steward of mile 22.3, eases out of bed at 6 a.m. the runners will have their blood pumping after an early start. As 47-year-old recreational runner Tim Bussard noses his vehicle - packed tight with supplies tagged for mile 38 - out of his Hagerstown driveway at 9 a.m., elite competitors will have been hot on the trail for two hours, miles sloughing away like sweat from a brow.
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