The Annapolis Striders are sponsoring a 24-hour relay race Aug. 14-15 on the track at Annapolis High School.
Male, female and mixed 10-runner teams will run consecutively for 24 hours, with each runner logging a mile at a time. The team that runs the most miles will win the race. Award categories include open, coed, youngest, oldest, military, public safety and corporate. Details, rules and registration information are posted at www.annapolisstriders.org.
The first 24-Hour Relay was conducted in the 1960s. Military units and security agencies participated in the early years. With the advent of the running boom in the 1970s and '80s, the event moved to Fort George G. Meade. Howard County high schools were the site of the races in the '90s. The race resumes this year after a nine-year hiatus.
New AACC Coaches
Mark S. Palmerino Jr. of Baltimore is the new baseball coach at Anne Arundel Community College. As director of athletics at Norbel School in Elkridge, Md., Palmerino teaches physical education and algebra and is head coach for both basketball and soccer. Previously, he was varsity baseball coach at Carver A&T High School in Towson for three years. He attended Point Park College in Baltimore on a baseball scholarship, was named to the NAIA all-Northeast Region and all-District 18 teams and earned an honorable mention as an NAIA all-American. He is working toward a master's degree in athletic leadership and administration at Goucher College. His most recent collegiate post is assistant coach at Baltimore City Community College, where he coached the 2004 JUCO all-star team.
Cassandra L. Melton of Glen Burnie has been named the women's volleyball coach at AACC. A graduate of Severna Park High School, Melton was a member of AACC's team from 1993 to 1996. She returned in 1997 as the assistant coach. She was named to head the program by Patricia S. Hanzook, acting athletic coordinator. Melton has been the head coach at Western High School for the past three years. During that time, her teams compiled a 38-8 record, advancing to the state semifinals one year and the regional finals all three years. She also was the head coach of the Baltimore Starlings Volleyball Club and took two teams to play in the National Starlings tournament in San Diego.
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