Koch meets U.S. Olympic Trials qualifying time
PALO ALTO, Calif. — Cedarville University sophomore Carsyn Koch met the U.S. Women’s Olympic Trials 800-meter qualifying standard with a 2:02.39 today in the Payton Jordan Invitational at Stanford University.
The Top 32 in the event will be invited to compete in the Trials on July 1-10 in Eugene, Ore. The qualifying mark is 2:03.0.
Koch’s performance is also tops this season in NCAA Division II, according to the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
The Washburn, Maine native previously had the no. 3 effort on the DII list of 2:03.58, which she established on April 16 at the Mt. SAC Relays in California.
Koch is the 2016 NCAA Division II Women’s Indoor 800 Meter Champion. She was the 2015 outdoor runner-up as a freshman.
Xenia rallies to win over Skyhawks
XENIA — Trailing 4-0 after 3 1/2 innings of play, Xenia scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth, four more in the fifth, then a game-ending seven more in the bottom of the fifth to claim a 15-5 run-ruled win over visiting Fairborn on Monday. Individual statistics were not provided by the victors.Leading for the Skyhawks was Junior Bryanna McLean going 2 for 4 with an RBI. Freshman Kenzie Shaver was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI. She also had three strikeouts from the mound. Sophomore Jordan Wilson was 2 for 3 with a double and freshman Sophia Ceyler was 2 for 2.
Track & Field
Norman breaks her own record
HUBER HEIGHTS — Xenia Christian senior Grace Norman improved upon her current paralympic world record in the women’s T-44 (below-knee amputee) category on Friday, at the Wayne Invitational track and field meet. Norman bettered her old record by more than five seconds.
Running in a field of able-bodied high school athletes, Norman turned in a time of 2:22.28 to finish 10th in the field of 62 runners. Her previous International Paralympic Committee world record had been set in Indianapolis last year at 2:27.88.
Teammate Rachel Sweeney finished sixth in the event. Beavercreek’s tandem of Jordan Grant and Stephanie Pierce placed third and fourth overall.
Knights defeat Greeneview
ENON — Host Greenon scored 10 runs in the top of the fifth inning to break a 4-4 tie and win Saturday’s contest 14-4 in five innings.
Greeneview’s Jacob Green collected two of the team’s four hits in the loss.
Skyhawks defeat Troy
TROY — Jacob Webb was winning pitcher with six strikeouts, and Ryan Profitt got the save with strikeouts in Saturday’s 6-1 win over Troy. Offensively, Andy Gilbert went 2-for-4 with a RBI, run scored, and stolen base. Webb went 2-for-4 and had a run scored. Leighton Mohr was 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Profitt went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a stolen base. Matt Peterangelo went 2-for-3 with a RBI.
Ruffner Memorial 5K set for May 13
XENIA — The second annual Joseph T. Ruffner Memorial 5K Run will take place starting at 6 p.m., Friday May 13 at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1120 S. Detroit St.
A free Kids Fun Run will get under way at 5:45 p.m. for kids ages 8 and under, with the adult race starting with a balloon launch at 6 p.m. The course is stroller and leashed pet friendly, with a water station at the halfway point and at the finish line.
Runners can register online (www.speedy-feet.com/race-entry.php?id=1619) or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/JRR5K/). Cost is $20 for adults; $10 for runners age 14 and under. Same-day registration is $25 for adults; $15 for youth until 5 p.m.
Jamestown Chamber Golf Outing, May 13
JAMESTOWN — The annual Jamestown Chamber of Commerce golf outing is scheduled for Friday, May 13 at Sebastian Hills Golf Course, 1100 Knoll Haven Rd. in Xenia.
The outing will start at 11 a.m., with registration opening at 10 a.m. Come early to take advantage of the free driving range and putting green privileges, and grab a hot dog or two courtesy of Countryside Propane. When the golf is over, Kelley’s Café will be providing all participants and volunteers a wonderful meal at the golf course. Registration information for sponsorships and playing, including payment options, are available on the Chamber’s website (www.jtchamber.com) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for registration is Monday, May 9.
The annual golf outing is the main fundraising activity for the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce which allows the Chamber to provide various activities, programs and scholarships to the Jamestown and surrounding communities.
Rotary Club outing, May 20
BEAVERCREEK — The Rotary Club of Beavercreek will host the 34th Annual Beavercreek Rotary Club Memorial Golf Outing Friday, May 20 at the City of Beavercreek Golf Club.
The four-team scramble format will provide prizes for skills competitions throughout the day. Check in begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start slated for 12:30 p.m. The awards ceremony will follow the scramble at 5 p.m. on the patio overlooking the course.
Cost for the scramble is $100 per person; $400 per foursome. The fee includes greens fee, cart, lunch, and refreshments. Registration is currently open. In addition, there are several opportunities for organizations to sponsor the event, including.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Beavercreek Schools’ Multi-handicapped classrooms, Wright State University scholarships, STEM fellowships and Owen’s Place.
Fairborn hosting wrestling camp
FAIRBORN — Fairborn High School will host a Champions wrestling camp June 13-16 in the high school gymnasium. The camp will feature 2016 Olympian, NCAA champion and 2015 World Champion Kyle Snyder, four-time NCAA All-American and 2016 NCAA champ Nahshon Garrett, 2016 NCAA All-American and 2015 NCAA champ Nathan Tomasello, two-time NCAA All-American and four-time OHSAA state champ Bo Jordan, and 2016 NCAA wrestling qualifier Jake Ryan.
Sessions will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 13, 14 and 16, and from 3-8 p.m. June 15. Cost is $160 through May 20, $185 thereafter. Deadline to register is June 10. Coaches with five or more wrestlers registered can attend free and will have the opportunity to take part in the camp.
Fairborn High School is located at 900 East Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., in Fairborn, Ohio. For more information, contact coach Bill Dawson at 937-302-7094, or contact him by email at email@example.com.
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