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  • Miller, Moseley are tops at triathlon

    It hasn’t been because of a lack of competition, but it’s been very tough to catch up to Liz Miller at the Los Alamos Triathlon for several years now.
    Miller, one of Los Alamos’ top multi-sport athletes, held off another tough challenge from Santa Fe veteran athlete Mary Uhl to win her third consecutive women’s triathlon title Saturday.
    The triathlon celebrated its 40th running this year. It features a 20-kilometer bike leg — which goes down and back Pajarito Road on Los Alamos National Laboratory property — followed by a 400-meter swim in the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center pool followed by a 5-kilometer run.
    Miller was the first woman out on the course Saturday morning, which actually isn’t an enviable position because it’s tougher to judge by how much one is leading or trailing at any given point in the race.
    But Miller posted a time of 1 hour, 11 minutes and 27 seconds, which was close to a minute and 45 seconds better than Uhl, who went out second in the women’s race.
    There was less than 45 seconds separating the two following the bike portion and about 50 seconds between them following the swim before Miller put it away in the final leg.

  • Results from 2014 Los Alamos Triathlon

    Here are the results from the 2014 Los Alamos Triathlon. Athletes are from Los Alamos unless otherwise noted.

    Elite men

    1. Clay Moseley, 1:03:35; 2. Robert Browning, Albuquerque, 1:06:11; 3. Orion Staples, 1:11:04.

    Elite women

    1. Liz Miller, 1:11:27; 2. Mary Uhl, Santa Fe, 1:13:16; 3. Kim Katko, 1:14:45; 4. Amy Lee, 1:18:54; 5. Kori Mannon, Elephant Butte, 1:19:18; 6. Lynn Bjorklund, 1:21:20.

    Men 15-19

    1. Joseph Harris, 1:32:49; 2. Quinn Abfalterer, 1:33:31.

    Men 20-24

    1. Clark Smith, Santa Fe, 1:17:25; 2. Jesse Martinez, Española, 1:33:44.

    Men 25-29

    1. Logan Ott, 1:12:46; 2. Ryan Smeltzer, 1:13:31; 3. Adam Martinez, Hernandez, 1:13:49; 4. Russell Bainbridge, 1:13:52; 5. Ben Eftink, 1:33:49.

    Men 30-34

    1. Josh Coleman, 1:06:15; 2. Daniel Seitz, 1:19:07; 3. Colby Blauwkamp, Albuquerque, 1:21:01; 4. Britton Lambson, 1:24:15; 5. Michael Cayton, Rio Rancho, 1:27:31; 6. John Chicoine, 1:35:16.

    Men 35-39

    1. Shane Treadway, Albuquerque, 1:06:39; 2. Scott Baily, 1:15:05; 3. Ryan Hess, Sandia Park, 1:29:02; 4. Joseph Palmer, 1:36:54.

    Men 40-44

  • Moseley, Miller win at LA Triathlon

    Local top athletes Clay Moseley and Liz Miller won Saturday morning’s Los Alamos Triathlon.
    The Los Alamos Triathlon had its 40th running Saturday. It features a 20K bike leg, a 400-meter swim and a 5K running leg.
    Miller, for her part, earned her third consecutive victory. She came in with a time of 1 hour, 11 minutes, 27 seconds.
    Moseley, the 2013 runner-up at the triathlon, finished in 1:03:35.
    More information on the triathlon will be in Sunday’s Los Alamos Monitor.
     

  • LAHS sports passes are now available

    Los Alamos High School is selling sports passes for the 2014-15 school year.
    Sports passes are available in a variety of packages, including passes for adults, students, families and seniors.
    This year’s passes may be purchased at the Griffith Gymnasium and Sullivan Field box offices and they are good for all regular season athletic events hosted at each facility — however, passes will not be accepted for district and state tournament events being played at those facilities.
    All money raised from the pass purchase will go to support the Los Alamos Public Schools’ athletic programs.
    Among the year’s passes that are available are the following:

    • Family pass (2 adults, 2 students), $125
    • Adult pass, $75
    • Senior Citizen pass, $30 (or two for $50)
    • Student pass, $30
    • Middle school athlete pass, $15
    • Football season pass, $40
    • Boys and girls basketball season pass, $50
     

  • Multi-sport star Miller will return to defend her two titles

    Liz Miller will be back looking for her third consecutive win at the Los Alamos Triathlon Saturday.
    Miller, who picked up solid victories in both 2012 and 2013, will try her luck again Saturday at the triathlon.
    She will likely head out with the first wave of competitors, which head onto the 20-kilometer bike course starting at 7 a.m. — wave assignments, which were supposed to be released either Thursday evening or this morning, had not been released as of 2 p.m.
    Triathlon registration closed at 5 p.m. Thursday.
    Among the elite women who competed in 2013, Miller and one of her main competitors, Mary Uhl of Santa Fe, were scheduled to take part.

    Miller finished last year's Los Alamos Triathlon in 1 hour, 11 minutes, 30 seconds.

  • Jaegers, Aquatomics have big showing at state meet

    Alex Jaegers helped lead the Los Alamos Aquatomics to a big showing at the 11 and over State Championship meet.
    The meet was held July 24-27 in Las Cruces.
    This was one of the best team showings of the season for the Aquatomics, who, almost to a competitor, posted season-best times.
    Jaegers, a 15-year-old competitor, for his part, won the state championships 800 meter freestyle. He was also second in the 50- and 100-meter freestyles. He also placed third in the 200-meter backstroke, fifth in the 100-meter backstroke and sixth in the 200 freestyle.
    Overall, Jaegers finished third in the high-point competition in his age group.
    Another noteworthy swimmer was 11-year-old Beth Short. Short was second in the 100 breaststroke, third in the 50 breaststroke and fifth in the 200 breaststroke.
    Scoring points for the team in the championship finals were Max Corliss, Michael Englert-Erickson, Alana Goodwin, Jacob Hollis, Ian Jaegers, Jesse Liechty and Niamh Short.
    Aquatomics’ members Onnolee Englert-Erickson, Gabriel Katko, Cory Liechty, Kalen Melton, Olivia Teply and Sonyia Williams swam on relays, as well as their individual qualifying events.
    Aquatomics coach John Murphy was impressed on this team’s performance.

  • Senior men's golf results

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association from Sandia Golf Course and Paa-Ko Ridge July 29-30.

    Sandia Golf Course, July 29

    Championship flight

    First low gross: Rob Schneider, Santa Fe, 72.
    Second low gross: Brian Richards, Farmington, 73.
    First low net: Ron Trujillo, Las Vegas, 68.
    Second low net: Mike Barela, Santa Fe, 68.

    First flight

    First low gross: David Broyles, Alamosa, Colo., 78.
    Second low gross: David Wintermule, Albuquerque, 79.
    First low net: Phil Gursky, Los Alamos, 64.
    Second low net: Roger Betts, Pagosa Springs, Colo., 65.

    Second flight

    First low gross: Paul Turner, Sandia Park, 81.
    Second low gross: Dennis Melia, Santa Fe, 84.
    First low net: Phil Allen, Gallup, 64.
    Second low net: Bill Weast, Albuquerque, 67.

    Third flight

    First low gross: Ranza Boggess, Pagosa Springs. Colo., 84.
    Second low gross: Bill Allen, Santa Fe, 84.
    First low net: Gary Hall, Santa Fe, 59.
    Second low net: Jim Steedle, Los Alamos, 60.
    Third low net: Dom Pompeo, Los Alamos, 63.

    Fourth flight

  • Splash and Dash results

    Here are the results of the Aug. 6 Los Alamos Triatomics’ Splash and Dash event.

    Long course
    (swim time, run time, total time)

    1. Logan Ott, 9:37, 19:07, 28:44; 2. Heath McLaughlin, 5:16, 24:43, 29:59; 3. Mike Engelhardt, 7:24, 22:44, 30:08; 4. Ryan Smeltzer, 7:06, 23:10, 30:16; 5. Scott Bailey, 6:26, 24:41, 31:07; 6. Nate Phillips, 8:20, 22:59, 31:19; 7. Lynn Bjorklund, 6:50, 24:40, 31:30; 8. Ted Romero, 8:50, 22:43, 31:33; 9. Diane Starkenburg, 6:27, 25:30, 31:57; 10. Anna Wermer, 5:40, 26:52, 32:32;

    11. Lydia Wermer, 6:01, 26:51, 32:52; 12. Sanna Sevanto, 8:12, 25:01, 33:13; 13. Minh Nghyen/Roxana Candia, 9:00, 24:20, 33:20; 14. Nick Parra-Vasquez, 8:30, 25:07, 33:37; 15. Genjamin Davis, 7:07, 26:54, 34:23; 16. Kendra Van Buren, 7:59, 26:38, 34:37; 17. Mersku Alkio, 7:59, 26:38, 34:37; 18. Frank Cherne, 6:56, 27:56, 34:52; 19. Mark Bjorklund, 9:19, 26:32, 35:51; 20. Quinn Ablalterer, 9:02, 26:54, 35:56;

    21. Bill Wolfe, 7:51, 28:16, 36:07; 22. Rao Garminella, 10:58, 25:14, 36:12; 23. Jim Ahrens, 8:06, 28:44, 36:50; 24. Bill Dunn, 8:52, 28:41, 37:33; 25. Annie Smith, 7:23, 30:36, 37:59; 26. Dan Rushton, 8:34, 29:29, 38:03; 27. Bill Rice/Mariela Saenz, 7:50, 30:59, 38:49; 28. Walter Barkely, 8:47, 30:13, 39:00; 29. Tony Zukaitis, 9:18, 29:52, 39:10; 30. John Chicoine, 8:32, 30:58, 39:30;

  • LA Triathlon returns on Saturday

    Athletes are once again preparing for one of the major sporting events of the summer in Los Alamos County.
    The Los Alamos Triathlon returns for another year Saturday. Individuals and teams will try to conquer the 20 kilometer bike leg, the 400-yard swim and the 5 kilometer run.
    The bike leg heads down Pajarito Road, while the swimming and running legs take place at and around the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
    In 2013, both the men’s and women’s champions were repeat winners. Chip Cooper held off a tough challenge from Clay Moseley to win his second straight men’s title, while Liz Miller topped elite-level athlete Mary Uhl to win her second straight women’s title.
    Miller, who suffered a slew of problems last year, including a malfunctioning gearshift on her bike and stomach cramps late in the running leg, still finished in 1 hour, 11 minutes, 30 second, which was 48 seconds ahead of Uhl and 2-1/2 minutes ahead of Tamsen Schurman in third place.
    Cooper, meanwhile, came in at 1:01:11, a minute and 21 seconds ahead of Moseley. Moseley, a former internationally-competitive biker, actually passed Cooper on the bike course despite Cooper starting 30 seconds ahead of him, but Cooper made up that time in the pool.

  • Arnold, Griffith among 1st Hall of Fame class at LAHS

    A former National Football League player, several former coaches and the man whose name adorns the gymnasium at the Los Alamos High School campus are among the first inductees into the Los Alamos sports Hall of Fame.
    New LAHS athletic director Ann Stewart announced the inaugural class of the Hall of Fame Tuesday. In all, 13 nominees were selected for the honor.
    LAHS started soliciting for nominees earlier this year. The nomination period closed in June.
    The inductees include Walt Arnold, Lynn Bjorklund, Burt Buehrer, Carol Cady, Louie Cernicek, Bob Cox, Steven Craven, Turk Griffith, Bill Hudson, William D. McWilliams, Gene Mortensen, Morrie Pongratz and Anthony Sandoval.
    Those honorees are among the most celebrated former athletes, coaches and supporters of Hilltopper sports for the past 50-plus years.
    Pongratz, the longtime public address announcer, whose voice can be heard over the loudspeakers at many Hilltopper sporting contests annually, said he nominated a few of those who ended up making it into the first class of honorees, but didn’t think he would be among them.
    “I’m just a talker,” Pongratz said. “Most of these other guys are real athletes.”