Rec sports: Top Flight's Level 9 team places second at Top Flight Invitational
Dec 05, 2011 | 5:53 PM
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Top Flight Gymnastics
Columbia's Top Flight Gymnastics hosted the Top Flight Invitational meet Dec. 3-4 at the Meadowbrook Athletic Complex. The meet drew more than 350 gymnasts from 15 gyms, all but one from Maryland, competed. Top Flight's Level 9 team placed second at the meet.
The seventh grade girls' Columbia Ravens basketball team placed second in the St. Michael's Turkey Tip-Off held Thanksgiving weekend. After an initial loss to the Classics, the girls battled back with four straight wins before meeting and ultimately losing to the same team.
Members of the Ravens are Kelly Bare, Caroline Blalock, Sarah Blalock, Cassie Evans, Gabby Fairley, Grace Griffin, Lily Kennedy, Sam Sagi and Bridget Williams.
Howard County Striders
Sixty-one runners came out on a seasonably warm December day to run the Howard County Striders' Legends of the Fall weekly race No. 6. Marc and Tammy Hermstein led the way in the two-mile event. Karsten Brown and Ashlyn Sinclair won the six-mile race.
Two-mile results: 1. Marc Hermstein, 12:29; 2. John Way, 12:42; 3. Leonard Supsic, 13:16; 4. Dan Laukzemis, 13:27; 5. Tammy Hermstein, 13:54; 6. Eric Johnston, 15:28; 7. Bob Lande, 16:13; 8. Alan Tominack, 16:25; 9. Karen Harvey, 16:32; 10. Kash Hartz, 16:59.
11. Leonard Guralnick, 17:01; 12. Ed Beach, 17:15; 13. Soo Han, 17:23; 14. Roger Calvert, 17:39; 15. Sari Chapman, 18:18; 16. Grant Heidebrecht, 19:23; 17. Amanda Idstein, 19:43 18. Sarah Beach, 22:01; 19. Ethan Hartz, 22:11 20. Steve Reading, 23:13.
4. John Chall, 38:57; 5. Joseph Haber, 39:41; 6. Ashlyn Sinclair, 40:15; 7. Steve Bohse, 40:29; 8. Halsey Sinclair, 40:54; 9. Greg Schuler, 41:02; 10. Steve Meininger 41:42.
11. Donnie Chapman, 41:52; 12. Michael Mbugi, 42:47; 13. Mark Worley, 43:40.1; 14. Ken Sevik, 43:40.8; 15. Robert Blanco, 44:16; 16. Ronnie Wong, 45:53; 17. Tim Techathuvanan, 46:58; 18. Marsha Demaree, 47:40; 19. Steve Knoll, 48:14; 20. Marc Burger, 48:43.
21. Amanda An, 49:12; 22. Chris Farmer, 49:36; 23. Jen Pullen, 50:34; 24. Dan Lovette, 52:26; 25. Kelly Dixon, 52:47; 26. John Bratiotis, 54:57; 27. Barbara Walters, 57:30.2; 28. Julia Skinner, 57:30.5; 29. Susan Kim, 59:37; 30. Dong Vo, 59:48.
31. Phil Heiliger, 1:00:21; 32. Pat Brooks, 1:03:12; 33. Susi Rocks Montoya, 1:03:16.
Columbia Soccer Club
The CSC Storm Runners (U-16 girls) started their winter futsal season with a bang Sunday with a 10-2 victory over the Arundel Magic. In futsal, goalkeeping is key and the Storm Runners got terrific keeping from Carley Noppinger and Katherine MacKie — both of whom stopped several point-blank shots and frustrated the Magic offense throughout the match.
Christina Kochanski led the Storm Runners on offense, scoring three goals and pressuring the Magic defense with quick ball movement and thunderous shots on goal. Maddie Jones and Noppinger had two goals apiece while Kate Harkleroad, Makenzie Rynn and Lauren Marshall each chipped in with a goal.
Strong defense and adept ball control and passing from Becca Riley and good overall play from Erica Noppinger gave the Storm Runners the advantage throughout the 40 minutes and allowed the team to open its season with a resounding win.