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Brent Blickenstaff was on vacation on September 7,2013 at Ocean City, MD with his wife Patty, son Cody and daughter Bailey. They were enjoying surfing and swimming. Brent went into the water at about 3pm in the afternoon. He was only in the water a short time when the family was alerted that something was wrong.
Brent was carried out of the water by a fellow swimmer, and appeared unable to breath. The lifeguards began CPR and when the ambulance arrived he was put on a ventilator. He was taken to a local hospital where he was stabilized and then flown to Peninsula Hospital in Salisbury, MD. There he was diagnosed with a broken neck of the C1 and C2 vertebrae with nearly complete spinal cord injury. He is currently at the University Of Maryland (Baltimore) Shock Trauma Medical Center. Brent is paralyzed from the neck down; he is on a ventilator and is facing surgery to stabilize the broken vertebrae. His only ability to communicate is by blinking. His family has rallied around him and he is determined to proceed with the necessary surgeries in order to stabilize his neck and to place a diaphragm pacer which may help to breath independently.
The family appreciates all the support, prayers and encouragement that have been expressed to them from the church, community and family.
Event schedule and times: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Preregistered runners as well as race day registrants may check-in/sign up at the Eyler Park Pavilion beginning at 7:30 a.m. Preregistered runners will receive a technical race t-shirt as well as entry into race day prizes as long as registration for the event is received by April 19, 2014.
The 5K race will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 1-mile Fun Run, which will run while the 5K race is taking place. Awards ceremony will take place after the 5K Run. Read More
"Battin' for Brent!"
TSR 2014 Outdoor Top Performances
Note: Some results you have to scroll down to see where top times an marks start
Dwight Scott “Battlefield Blast” Invitational
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3200..David Dorsey 9:35.61
1600..Patrick Boddicker 4:34.76
3200..Sarah Rinehart 11:02.50
1600..Meggan Grams 5:14.35
Wesolowski catches attention, and her opponents, on Hereford track team
Results Photo Gallery by Craig Amoss
Freshman finishes third in 3,200 at Pikesville Track Classic
By Jeff Seidel, For The Baltimore Sun
Hereford freshman Kelly Wesolowski caught the attention of track coach Brad Duvall when training for soccer and playing that sport in the fall. Duvall believed Wesolowski could give the No. 3 Bulls a boost when she came over to track in the winter.
She did just that, quickly turning into one of the area's top distance runners during the indoor track season. Wesolowski has continued to develop in outdoor track, and turned in a strong, third-place performance in the 3,200 meters during the Pikesville Track Classic on Saturday.
The top-ranked McDonogh boys won the meet's team title with 70.5 points, beating out No. 7 Century (51). No. 9 Howard took the title for girls with 60 points. The No. 1 McDonogh girls were second with 45.5 points.
Wesolowski ran against indoor state champions Molly Offstein of Mountain Ridge (Class 2A) and Isabel Griffith from No. 7 Dulaney (Class 4A) and took the lead just past halfway on a cold and windy afternoon. The Hereford freshman remained in first until the gun lap, when Offstein and Griffith moved past her. Read More
Girls 3200M - (left to right)
Molly Offstein, Mountain Ridge - 10:50.01,
New Meet Record Isabel Griffith, Dulaney - 10:51.52
Kelly Wesolowski, Hereford - 10:53.92
Justin Marsh, Howard (center)400M - 21.68,
New Meet Record
Tosin Oyewole, Long Reach (left)
21.88, Broke Meet Record
McDonogh Girls 3200M Relay
9:43.45 - New Meet Record
Ryan Forsyth, Severna Park
3200M - 9:09.98, New Meet Record..Chase Weaverling, Poolesville 3200M - 9:12.60
Second Annual Tornado Ultimate Runner Festival
Race Day Schedule
Packet Pick Up 6:00 a.m. until 7:30 a.m.
8:00 a.m. 5 K Cross Country Run on the KHS Cross Country Course
9:00 a.m. 400 Meter Track Run ( In heats every 2-4 minutes)
10:00 a.m 1600 Meter Track Run (Several Heats)
11:00 a.m: 100 Meters Race( in heats every 2-4 minutes)
12:00 p.m. 5 Mile Road Race Starting and ending on the KHS Track
1:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony: Individual Event Winners, Age Groups, and Overall Winners! Podium Awards!
Don Boyer Invitational
Results Photo Galley by Craig Amoss
TSR Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4
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Photos by Craig Amoss
1600 Terrell Green..Frederick Douglas 4:24.01
Joshua Wilkins..Bowie 4:24.08
1600 Megan Gramms..Boonesboro 5:01.11..
Haley Wright..Boonesboro 5:01.18
Pole Vault Jackie McNulty..Oakdale.. 12-09.00
Pole Vault Nick Neral..Century..14-06.00
High Jump Samuel Tvardzik..
Mount Airy Christian Academy..6-02.00
‘Incredible’ and improving
McNulty, Oakdale’s latest record-breaking pole vaulter, clears personal best with new technique
By Greg Swatek News-Post Staff
MIDDLETOWN — Jackie McNulty’s pole vault very much remains a work in progress, which is both exhilarating for her and demoralizing for those who have to compete against her.
At Saturday’s Don Boyer Invitational, the Oakdale junior put the new turn at the top of her vault to its first real test.
The slow arrival of spring weather limited what she was able to do in practice. Previously, she went over the bar the unconventional way, feet first with her back facing the ground, yet still managed to set a state record (12 feet, 7 inches) during the indoor season.
On Saturday, with a turn that is still far from polished, McNulty notched a new personal record (12-9) to win the girls pole vault at the ninth running of the Boyer Invitational.
That alone could have made her the star of the meet in the field events. Except McNulty also demolished her own meet record in the triple jump (37-9) by almost two feet and nearly set the meet record in winning the long jump (17 4 1/2), missing the mark by one inch.
If that wasn’t enough, she also qualified for the finals in the 200-meter dash but had to pull out of the race due to scheduling conflicts with her other events. Athletes are permitted four events per meet. Read More
High Jump Isabella Laurel..South Carroll..5-06.00
Jenkins Notches Second Win at Mindy Van Pelt 5K
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Not being one to lay back and bathe in the afterglow of his first marathon victory, Robbie Jenkins of Ridgeley, WV aggressively attacked a hilly, brutal course Saturday morning to claim his second victory of the season at the Mindy Van Pelt 5K Memorial Challenge at Fore Sisters Golf Course in Rawlings, MD with a time of 19:29.5.
Jenkins won the Queen City Marathon just three weeks ago. The 5K, which utilizes the golf cart paths at Fore Sisters, is rated by many as the toughest course on the Queen City Striders calendar and features three major hills (the hill at the start of mile 3 has a 17% grade over .15 miles).... Read More
Robbie Jenkins..19:25.5 Brandon Redman..20:35.5 Danielle McGinnis..24:00.1 Corrie Bicakcioglu..24:10.0
Well over a month into their 2014 track and field season and coming off an enthusiastic opening meet at Brunswick (see Brunswick results below), the Knight Striders took a squad of 15 to the Catoctin Invitational Track Meet at Catoctin High School on a beautiful and warm Easter weekend.
Despite the holiday weekend, the meet was packed with teams and athletes from as far as Northern Virginia and Baltimore County.
The Striders competed in short and long distance running, and field events including
Middletown Knight Striders run strong to start their Track & Field Season
The 2014 Knight Striders team at the Brunswick Invitational.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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110 Hurdles..Ryan Hickey.. 16.53.. Keyser
100 Hurdles..Ashley Murphy..16.65..Northern Garrett