Sports Briefs 05-29-13

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Romero, Cruz-Murphy win at Bower Run

Ted Romero and Dee Cruz-Murphy were the top finishers in the Jerry Bower Memorial 5K Run.
The Bower Run, which served as a fundraiser for local Alzheimer’s disease charities, was May 11 in Los Alamos.
Romero was the top male finisher at the race, coming in at 19 minutes, 10 seconds, while Cruz-Murphy finished in a time of 27:54.

Firecracker 5K registration is open at YMCA

Registration is open for the Family YMCA of Los Alamos’ Firecracker Fun Run.
The run is set for 8 a.m. July 4. The race begins at the YMCA’s facility at 1450 Iris Street.
Top male and female runners will win prizes. All entrants are eligible for door prizes.
Price for participation is $25, $15 for YMCA members and $10 for entrants age 13 and under.
More information is available at the YMCA’s website, laymca.org.

Lobos face Sun Devils in NCAA regional

The University of New Mexico Lobo baseball team advanced to an NCAA regional playoff, the first step on the road toward the College World Series.
The Lobos (37-20) received an at-large bid into the playoffs after being upset in the championship game of the Mountain West tournament last weekend. Friday, they will take on Arizona State University.
Cal State Fullerton (44-8) is the top seed and the host of the regional tournament. Fullerton’s Titans will take on fourth-seeded Columbia in the other regional contest.
The Lobos and Sun Devils (35-20) met March 13, with the Sun Devils winning an 11-inning contest in Tempe by a final of 4-3.