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Top Flight Gymnastics competes at Virginia Beach Classic

February 13, 2013

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Gymnastics

The Top Flight Gymnastics (Columbia) USAG girls optional teams traveled to the Virginia Beach Classic hosted by Gymstrada Gymnastics on Feb. 9. Individual highlights include Sophie Bronow (Level 7) placing second on the vault, Olivia Island (Level 8) placing third on the vault, and Sami Picciotti (Level 9) placing first on the vault and third on the beam.

Madison Briel, a Level 9 gymnast competing for Hills Gymnastics, scored a 9.5 to win the floor exercise event and also capture the senior All-Around Championship at the East Coast Classic in Landover, MD Feb. 8. Briel, who is a sophomore at River Hill High School, advanced to the Level 9 and 10 event finals for the floor, uneven bars and vault. The Hills team also won the championship.

Running

There were 123 runners out Feb. 10 for the Howard County Striders winter series race at Longfellow Elementary School. Brooks Ward and Bethany Firebaugh led the way in the two-mile race, while Mark Buschman and Kelly Westlake won the 10k race.

Two-mile results:

1. Brooks Ward, 11:29; 2. Jason Tripp, 11:36; 3. Luis Navarro, 11:47; 4. Mark Loeffler, 12:19; 5. Wayne Johnson, 12:48.1; 6. Kevin Burk, 12:48.6; 7. Devin Rowell, 13:17; 8. Dan Laukzemis, 13:39; 9. Harry Rowell, 13:43; 10. Zack Spicer, 14:19.

11. Bethany Firebaugh, 15:30; 12. Karen Harvey, 16:03; 13. Omer Fancy, 16:32.2; 14. Dean Siedlecki, 16:32.4; 15. Anna Chien, 16:37; 16. Titan Blackwood, 16:57; 17. James Blackwood, 17:05; 18. Kash Hartz, 17:17; 19. Laura Gidley, 17:27; 20. Evan Calvert, 17:28.

21. Randy Becker, 17:30; 22. Joelle Becker, 17:32; 23. Sari Chapman, 17:55; 24. Roger Calvert, 18:00; 25. Leonard Guralnick, 18:21; 26. Lauren Siedlecki, 18:46; 27. Timmy Wassell, 19:21; 28. Ethan Hartz, 19:39; 29. Grant, 19:53; 30. Nathan Capelle, 19:56.

10k results:

1. Mark Buschman, 34:27; 2. Andrew Madison, 36:54; 3. Karsten Brown, 37:42; 4. Brian Fleming, 39:53; 5. Kelly Westlake, 40:19; 6. Nicholas Rivera, 41:36; 7. David Jun, 41:58; 8. John Chall, 42:38; 9. Robyn Humphrey, 42:43; 10. Bob Burns, 42:47.

11. Greg Schuler, 43:33; 12. Kendra Smith, 43:41; 13. Daniel Sebring, 43:47; 14. John Way, 44:33; 15. Robert Blanco, 45:05; 16. Michael Mbugi, 45:23; 17. Chad Burger, 46:00; 18. Alison Suckling, 47:28; 19. Tim Techathuvanan, 48:00.3; 20. Debbie Young, 48:00.9.

21. Brian Carroll, 48:11; 22. Steve Knoll, 48:34; 23. Adam Lowe, 48:48; 24. Zach Nelson, 49:02; 25. Eric Ellenz, 49:03; 26. Amanda An, 49:58; 27. Mike Fleming, 50:05; 28. Juan Fernandez, 50:09; 29. Rick Reposky, 50:30; 30. Chris Farmer, 51:02.