The clouds gave way to sunshine for Howard County Striders’ annual All Fruit Relay, named for the fruit batons ranging from grapes to bananas.
The Vikings team from Mt Hebron won by a large margin, averaging a remarkable 5:35 pace. Team Hunt, led by dad, Bud Hunt, finished 12th with the help of his 3 sons. A number of Oakland Mills runners were racing today, due in part to the encouragement of coach, Phil Lang. Steven Olenick deserves credit for running the 1st and last legs of King Cobra’s 3 person team and still nailing 3rd place in a competitive race. Weekly regulars, the Bowler and Esposito families, teamed up with Joe Esposito running the final leg. We thank Bill Arbelaez for painting fresh course marks.
All-Fruit Relay 27 May 2002 Oakland Mills Middle School 1. Vikings 44:38 Adam Forgione Don Forgione Jeff Grier Matt Sanders 2. Lang's Boys 46:34 Dustin Allen Izudin Mehmedovic Mohamed Abouelrous Ricky McGinnis 3. King Cobra 47:08 Kerrie Bowes Stephen Olenick David Karlheim 4. Raisinettes 47:29 Carldrickess Haymon Vicki Lang Steve Levay Phil Lang 5. Timed Fun 49:09 Kevin Betts Matt Tebbe David Tarkow Dan Hahn 6. Junior Coaches 51:55 Jim Carbary Bill Arbelaez Joe Esposito Anthony Fleg 7. Fruit of the Loom 58:04 Steve Zelenak Dave Heiliger Phil Heiliger Eric Johnston 8. Sour Apples 58:22 Russ Tyldesley Dorothy Beckett Karl Kraus Daniel Jonas 9. J & M Olives 60:31 Johnna Esposito Joey Esposito Marquel Bowler Melodie Bowler 10. Seeded-less Grapes 62:02 Ron Weber Steve Alpern Linda Kelley Judith Colon 11. Fleming 62:09 Emily Fleming Mike Fleming Tim Howe Brian Fleming 12. Hunt 63:45 Bud Hunt Paul Hunt Peter Hunt Daniel Hunt