February 26, 2014
Greeneview, Beavercreek gymnasts heading to state
LIBERTY TWP. — Greeneview’s Olivia Bradds and Beavercreek gymnast Sydney Currier quite literally “vaulted” themselves to Friday’s state high school gymnastics championships. Bradds and Currier finished fifth and sixth respectively in the vault competition, during the district championships which were held at Lakota East High School.
Bradds earned a score of 33.125 on the apparatus, while Currier turned in a 33.600 mark.
The top six individual placers in each competition of the Southwest District moved on to the state tourney, and the district’s top two teams also advanced. The teams for Mason and Centerville advanced in the team category.
The state gymnastics championships will be held Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, March 1 at Hilliard Bradley High School, just west of Columbus. The Parade of Competitors is set for 11:30 a.m. Friday.
Bradds and Currier are both coached by area gymnastics coach Rick Reedy.
Skyhawk soccer registrations under way
FAIRBORN — Skyhawk Soccer Club Recreational Spring soccer registration is happening now. Signup at www.fairbornsoccer.org today to take advantage of the Early Bird savings of $10 off the registration price, good through the end of February. All practices and games are located at Rona Hills Park in Fairborn. All skill levels and ages 3 through 13 welcome.
TRACK & FIELD
Beavercreek’s Randall fourth at Indoor Championships
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Racewalker Susan Randall of Beavercreek finished fourth at Sunday’s 2014 Indoor national championships. Finishing in 14:17 for the 3,000-meter Racewalk, this was her best placement at the Indoor nationals, she finished fifth in 2013. Randall races for PowerBar team Elite and is a member of the Miami Valley track club. Her next race will be the World Cup trials, March 30 in Whiting, N.J. That event will determine the United States team at the racewalking world cup, May 3-4 in Taichang, China.
WSU standout Lloyd eighth at Indoor Championships
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Former Wright State hurdler Cassandra Lloyd finished eighth in the 60 meter hurdles, Sunday at the USA Track & Field Indoor Championships.
The Springfield native advanced to the finals with a time of 8.24 seconds in the semifinal heat earlier in the day and placed eighth in the finals with a time of 8.44. The race was televised live on NBC.
Her 100 meter hurdles time of 13.17 at the 2012 NCAA Regionals in Jacksonville, Florida, on May 26 set a personal and a Wright State record. Lloyd currently holds or shares five indoor and four outdoor school records.
WSU fourth at Ohio State Tune-Up
COLUMBUS — The Wright State track team finished fourth Friday at the Ohio State Tune-Up, held at the French Field House, at Ohio State University.
Jessica Doepker placed second in the 1,000-meter run while Courtney Ballard was second in the pole vault.
Wright State now turns its attention to the Horizon League Championships, which will take place next weekend, March 1-2, in Youngstown.