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High School Steeplechasers Working Hard! ()

We have some amazing high school Steeplechasers shattering school records and competing at the county, regional, and state levels! Read on to learn more about some of them and their noteworthy accomplishments.

Maryland Public Secondary School Athletic Association Track and Field outdoor spring season has wrapped up with many successes by our youth runners. Following a season of outdoor meets, athletes compete in Championships including County, Central Maryland Conference, Regional by Division and then State by Division. It’s a grueling race schedule, competing weekly and sometimes on back-to-back days. Congratulations to our youth for all of their accomplishments! Go STEEPS!

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Member Spotlight: Scott Homolka ()

Scott Homolka

My running story is only just beginning.

I’m 52 years old, and until about five months ago, I had never run a mile in my life. Sure, a couple of times over the years I’m sure that I made an attempt or two: a New Year’s resolution to finally get into shape, or a short-lived attempt, here or there, at turning around unhealthy habits in middle age by making a pledge to myself to exercise. But lacing up sneakers and getting out on the road just never appealed to me; I’m not afraid to admit it.

But I’ve always LOVED the outdoors: camping, hiking & bouldering, and traveling to national parks—or state parks—has always brought me joy.

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Member Spotlight: Jake Sisler ()

Jake Sisler

I started running as a freshman in high school in Carroll County, after deciding that my passion for the sport of soccer had faded.

I ran track and cross country all four years and managed to make all-county my senior year (alongside current Steeps, Arthur Leathers and Jessie Henderson). Running provided a wonderful outlet for …