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  • Aquatomics finish 11th at state...

    Ashlynn Bennett of the Los Alamos Aquatomics finished as the third-highest scorer in her age group at the New Mexico Long Course Championship meet.
    The state long course championship was July 19-22 at the Farmington Aquatic Center. In all, 22 teams and 446 swimmers took part.
    Bennett, swimming in the girls 15-16 age group, picked up victories in the 400-yard freestyle, the 200 freestyle and the 200 butterfly, as well as turning in a runner-up performance in the 200 individual medley and a third-place finish in the 50 butterfly.
    As a team, the Aquatomics, who had 23 representatives at the meet, finished 11th among the participating club-level teams.
    Among the other top scorers for the Aquatomics were Alex Jaegers, who scored 32 points in the boys 13-14 competition, Ian Jaegers, who had 11 points in boys 10 and under, and Nick Greenfield, Alana Goodwin and Max Corliss, all of whom finished with five points.

    Here are the results for the Los Alamos Aquatomics at the New Mexico State Long Course Championship meet July 19-22 (name, division, event, place, time):

    Ashlynn Bennett,
    girls 15-16
    200 individual medley, 2, 2:41.73; 100 butterfly, 5, 1:16.57; 400 freestyle, 1, 5:05.44; 200 freestyle, 1, 2:26.34; 50 butterfly, 3, 32.23; 200 butterfly, 1, 2:43.46.

    Jillian Bennett,

  • UNM volleyball is sixth in MW...

    The University of New Mexico Lobo volleyball team is hoping to turn an underwhelming showing in the preseason Mountain West poll into some motivation.

    The Lobos finished sixth in the preseason poll, released last week. In that poll, the Colorado State University Rams were selected as the favorite, followed by San Diego State and Wyoming.

    The Lobos lost three key players off last season's squad — Kelly Williamson, Ashley Rhoades and Allison Buck — that went 16-14 and finished fifth in MW play, losing in the opening round of the conference tournament to Wyoming.

    UNM opens its season with the Lobo Classic tournament, which starts Friday.

    This season, Lobo head coach Jeff Nelson decided not to pit a younger, less-experienced team like he has this year, against top-shelf opponents like the program has faced in the recent past.

    "I think it's perfect for what this team needs," said Nelson, talking about his regular season schedule. "It doesn't feature the Nebraska or the Stanford of the past couple of years, but I don't think we needed to (play them) right now. We are committed to getting our youth confident at playing college volleyball."

  • USC Returns to No. 1 in AP Top...
  • Sports Update 08-19-12

    Officiating clinic set for today
    An United States Soccer Federation Grade 9 referee clinic is scheduled for this morning at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Community Field.
    The clinic is a one-day, nine-hour class. Registration is at 8 a.m. and instruction will start promptly at 8:15 a.m.
    Grade 9 is entry-level officiating for those interested in calling Los Alamos Youth Soccer League games. Interested participants should be at least 12 years old or entering the seventh grade.
    Price for the clinic is $70, including a $45 USSF registration fee and a $25 clinic fee, which may be reimbursed for those officials who referee three LAYSL games.
    Those interested in participating are asked to contact LAYSL referee coordinator Amy Regan at 672-3623 or laysl.ref.coordinator@gmail.com prior to the clinic.

  • Los Alamos Triathlon results 08-...

    1. Chip Cooper, 33:06, 6:34, 18:35, 59:47; 2. Jimmy Archer, 33:07, 6:17, 19:03, 1:00:25; 3. Scott Archer, 34:08, 7:13, 19:27, 1:02:25; 4. Steve Morley, 35:25, 8:42, 18:49, 1:05:16; 5. Mark Wald-Hopkins, 35:27, 8:42, 18:49, 1:05:16; 6. Tim Gallegos, 42:43, 9:42, 26:09, 1:21:17.

    Elite women

    1. Liz Miller, 38:42, 7:19, 21:27, 1:09:30; 2. Amy Regan, 37:40, 8:03, 21:49, 1:10:05; 3. Kim Katko, 39:34, 7:10, 22:29, 1:11:23; 4. Sanna Sevanto, 40:11, 10:22, 22:39, 1:15.54; 5. Jeri Sullivan, 42:24, 8:28, 30:26, 1:24:08.

    Boys 11-14

    1. Quinn Abfalterer, 56:30, 11:59, 27:23, 1:40:40.

    Boys 15-19

    1. Adam Payne, 50:44, 8:07, 27:26, 1:29.33.

    Men 20-24

    1. Curtis Christensen, 37:25, 12:56, 20:32, 1:13:21.

    Men 25-29

    1. Adam Martinez, 36:14, 8:46, 21:51, 1:09:19; 2. Ben Katko, 47:20, 9:14, 26:31, 1:25:36; 3. AJ Martinez, 44:39, 11:30, 25:39, 1:25:39; 4. Shawn Parks, 47:07, 17:14, 31:59, 1:41:18.

    Men 30-34

  • Cooper, Miller are tops at 2012...

    Liz Miller got off to a solid start at Saturday’s Los Alamos Triathlon and kept right on going.

    Miller had the unenviable task of trying to keep up with one of Los Alamos’ top multi-sport athletes, Amy Regan, at the head of the race, but made up an 18-second gap in the swim portion and pulled away during the run to take the overall women’s championship.

    The 2012 Los Alamos Triathlon was Saturday. The event, which is hosted by Los Alamos County’s recreation department, was held in and around the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.

    But Miller, who got out of the pool about a 17-second lead over Regan coming out of the pool, but was able to pull away toward the end of the 5K leg to pick up the victory.

    “Overall, it was a really great race,” said Miller, who finished the course – which included a 20K bike, 400 meter swim and 5K run – in 1 hour, 9 minutes, 30 seconds, just 35 seconds better than Regan, the event’s defending women’s champ.

    On the men’s side, local triathlete Chip Cooper came back from a 46-second deficit against Jimmy Archer in the run portion. Cooper finished strong the final quarter-mile with the two men battling it out to take a 38-second victory against Archer.

  • LA Triathlon gets going on...

    One of the most popular local sporting events of the year is once again on tap.
    The 38th Los Alamos Triathlon is scheduled for Saturday. The multi-sport event consists of a 20K bike leg, followed by a 400-meter swim, followed by a 5K run.
    The competition, which is hosted by Los Alamos County’s Recreation department, starts at 7 a.m.
    This year, the competitors in the elite category will actually go out singularly, in time-trial format, with 20 seconds passing in between each individual competitor — in past years, the elite athletes have gone out in the opening wave along with other competitors.
    The Los Alamos Triathlon is part of the Southwest Challenge Series. Despite being demoted to an “aquathlon” two years ago — the bike leg was eliminated in 2010 because of road work being done on Diamond Drive — the triathlon is believed to be the oldest multi-sport event in the United States.
    Nearly 200 athletes competed in the 2011 triathlon.

  • Sports Update 08-17-12

    Youth soccer officiating clinic is set for Sunday

    An United States Soccer Federation Grade 9 referee clinic is scheduled for Sunday at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Community Field.
    The clinic is a one-day, nine-hour class.
    Registration is at 8 a.m. and instruction will start promptly at 8:15 a.m.
    Grade 9 is entry-level officiating for those interested in calling Los Alamos Youth Soccer League games.
    Interested participants should be at least 12 years old or entering the seventh grade.
    Price for the clinic is $70, including a $45 USSF registration fee and a $25 clinic fee, which may be reimbursed for those officials who referee three LAYSL games.
    Those interested in participating are asked to contact LAYSL referee coordinator Amy Regan at 672-3623 or laysl.ref.coordinator@gmail.com prior to the clinic.

     

  • Marr wins handily at Pace Race

    Duane Marr picked up a comfortable win at Tuesday’s Pace Race.
    The Pace Race is a weekly event hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners. Tuesday’s race included two possible courses, one of which was a challenging course near S-Site.
    Marr had an adjusted error of just three seconds on the 1-mile course, one of just two runners to finish with an error of under 30 seconds. Joan Williams had an adjusted error of 27 seconds on the 1-mile course, while Roxana Candia was off by 59 seconds on the 3-mile course.
    The fastest runner on the 3-mile course was Ted Romero, who finished in 25:05. The top finisher on the 1-mile course was Duncan Fuehne, who had a time of 7:28.
    The next Pace Race will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday. It will start at Rocket Park in While Rock.
    For more information on the race or the Atomic City Roadrunners, call 672-1639.

  • Outdoor Notes 08-17-12

    Outdoor Expo is this weekend in Albuquerque

    ALBUQUERQUE – Outdoors enthusiasts and those interested can learn more about numerous sporting activities Saturday and Sunday at the 11th annual New Mexico Outdoor Expo at Albuquerque Shooting Range Park.
    The family-friendly event will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. both days.
    Certified instructors will provide one-on-one instruction in how to safely shoot .22 rifles and pistols, shotguns and muzzleloaders. Expert archers will provide hands-on guidance with bows and arrows, and experienced anglers will teach fly and spin casting, and show how to tie fishing flies that really catch fish.
    Other activities include a kayak pool, climbing wall and fishing demonstrations featuring live game fish in a huge aquarium. Visitors also can learn the rules of the off-road and how to safely operate an off-highway vehicle on the department’s OHV simulator. Dozens of organizations, sporting clubs and other groups will be on hand to promote outdoor recreation and conservation.
    For more information, call 505-222-4731 or visit wildlife.state.nm.us.