Sports briefs 07-04-14

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Topper football camp set for next week


The Topper Football Youth Camp will run from 5-7:30 p.m. July 7-10 at Sullivan Field.

The camp is for students entering the fourth through eighth grade and registration is $55.

Mail the registration form to Garett Williams, Topper Football Camp, 994 Nambe Place, Los Alamos, N.M. 87544.

The camp will offer the following benefits:

• Build the foundations for becoming a successful Hilltopper football player.

• High School and Middle School coaches will teach basic offensive and defensive philosophies and techniques.

• Proper technique will be emphasized so players are taught to play the game correctly and safely.

• Nightly Competitions — Players will be divided up into age and skill appropriate groups to ensure good competition and safety. 

Summer Social tourney is July 5-6

Registration is open for the Los Alamos Golf Course’s Summer Social Golf Tournament.

The tournament is scheduled for July 5-6 at the golf course. The tournament is being held in place of the former Atomic City Invitational.

Competition on July 5 will be a two-person scramble, match-play format. On July 6, competition will consist of two-person Scotch play, also match-play format.

Price for participation is $10 per person. The pairings for the Summer Social will be announced July 3 at an evening mixer at LAGC.

Entry deadline is June 30.

For more information, contact Ted Ball at theodoreball@cs.com.


Nogar meet

returns to

Walkup Center

The Los Alamos Aquatomics swim club will host its annual Nick Nogar Memorial Open July 5-6 at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.

The meet is open to any athlete registered with USA Swimming and New Mexico Swimming.

The Nogar meet will have four sessions over the two days. There are no time standards required to enter the meet.

Entries should be submitted via electronic file (HY-TEK compatible) to Andrew Erickson at awemme@losalamos.com.
Entry forms can be found on aquatomics.com.
There is a limit of 400 swimmers for this meet. 

Entry fees are $3 per event for individual events, $8 per relay and will be assessed a New Mexico Swimming surcharge of $4 per swimmer. Non-electronic entries will be charged an additional $5 per swimmer.

For questions, contact Erickson at the email address above.

Triatomics hosting training events

The Los Alamos Triatomics multi-sport club will again hold it Splash and Dash Series this summer.

The Splash and Dash Series is a group of training events geared primarily for those wanting to prepare for the upcoming Los Alamos Triathlon.

Participants can choose one of two course, consisting of a 400-yard swim followed by a 5K run or a 200-yard swim followed by a 3K run, both of which occur in and around the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.

The event is free but registration is limited to the first 75 entrants. Registration is done at the Walkup Center starting at 6:20 p.m. on the day of the event.

Splash and Dash events are set for July 9, July 23 and Aug. 6.

For more information, visit the Triatomics’ website, triatomics.org.

Firecracker 5K

returns on July 4

The Family YMCA of Los Alamos will host the Firecracker 5K starting at its facility on Iris Street July 4.

Prizes will be awarded for the top men’s and women’s finishers as well as various other age and special categories.

The race will start at 8 a.m.

Price for participation is $30, $20 for YMCA members and $10 for youth under age 14.

Race-day volunteers are also being sought for the event.

For more information, call the YMCA at 662-3100.


Saenz tops

in Pace Race

Mariela Saenz was the top predictor in this week’s Pace Race.

Saenz finished with a prediction error of just 13 seconds to win Tuesday’s night’s competition.

The Pace Race was run in the Quemazon and Pipeline Road areas on steep 1, 3 and 3.2-mile courses. All times were adjusted to the longest course.

Saenz topped Meera Nadige for the best prediction — Nadige was 22 seconds of — and Linda Vance, who was 23 seconds off.

The fastest finisher on the 1-mile course was Patricia Burnside, who finished in 9 minutes, 30 seconds. Rao Garimella (10:39) was the fastest finishing male on the short course. 

On the 3-mile course Zach Medin (37:27) had the best time and Ted Romero (28:08) and Roxana Candia (34:50) had the top finishes.

The next Pace Race will be Tuesday starting at Bandelier National Monument’s Ponderosa campground. Race time is 6 p.m. For more information, call 672-1639 or visit atomicrunners.com on the Internet.