Lawson wins Irish Cup
DUBLIN, Ireland — Brittany Lawson, 16, of Xenia earned the Irish Cup as top overall competitor at the 18th annual Irish Cup Karate and Ju Jitsu Tournament, held June 28 at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland.
Lawson, who holds a youth black belt, won gold in ju-jitsu for fighting, and silver for grappling. She also won gold in karate in both form and weapons, and earned silver medals in fighting and sync. forms. She is a student of Don Madden, of Chillicothe, and Ryan McClure of Jamestown.
Prater, Downing, Nartker claim tourney wins
FAIRBORN — Drew Prater, Sarah Downing and Anna Nartker claimed individual wins at the third Miami Valley Junior Golf Association tournament of the season, Monday, at the Gem City Golf Club.
Prater shot an 81 to claim the boys 15-17 age group title. Wade Hovan finished second with a 91.
In the girls 13-14 contest, Nartker shot a 54 nine-hole score, with Jennifer Meek finishing second with a 65.
The girls 15-18 age group event saw Downing shoot a 41 with Erica Whitman finishing second with a 55.
The final Miami Valley Junior Golf Association event will be a two day championship, July 24-25. The boys and girls overall champions will be determined from this tournament.
Norman receives several key invites
Xenia Christian High School track and field sophomore Grace Norman has gained recognition among several key Para-Athletic organizations, as a result of recent solid performances at a national track meet in California and a ParaTriathlon in Chicago.
The USA Triathlon (USAT) organization arranged an invitation to include Norman in the field for the upcoming International Triathlon Union (ITU) Paratriathlon event, July 19 in Magog, Quebec, Canada.
Fresh off her second-place overall finish against an international field in last month’s Chicago Paratriathlon, the USAT hopes to get Norman to earn enough points to qualify her to the Paratriathlon World Championships, Aug. 30 in Edmonton, Canada.
The International Olympic Committee also ruled that Norman will be on Team USA for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There, she will compete in the Triathlon and the 400-meter run.
Finally, a representative of the USA National Para-Track & Field team has invited Norman to compete for the team. Her time in the 400-meter run is close to the National A-level standard.
Norman, a PT4 category amputee para-athlete, runs with a special prosthetic device below her left knee. She recently turned in three top-3 finishes for her age group at the 2014 U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships, in San Mateo, Calif., and then gained further attention three days later when she was the top finishing female American para-triathlete at the ITU Chicago Para-Triathlon.
Registrations continue for Dragons 5K event
DAYTON — Registration is under way for the 5th Annual SUBWAY® Dragons 5K at Fifth Third Field on Saturday, July 19. For the third straight year, SUBWAY® restaurants spokesperson Jared Fogle is scheduled to join the Dayton Dragons for the event.
All participants in the run receive an official dri-fit shirt, tickets to a Dragons game, three vouchers for different menu items from SUBWAY® restaurants, and more.
An awards ceremony will take place after the race. The top three male and female finishers will receive a specially-engraved baseball bat.
Registration is $25 in advance or $30 during the week of the race. Kids age 17 and under can register for $15. Fans should sign up today to reserve their spot at daytondragons.com/subwaydragons5K.
Everyone who registers for the SUBWAY® Dragons 5K before April 1 will automatically be entered in a drawing to win a night in a suite at Fifth Third Field for the winner and 19 guests.
The run will begin at 9 a.m. on July 19th at Fifth Third Field. Participants may choose to run or walk the course. Baby strollers are also permitted. The course will move through downtown Dayton and end back at the ballpark for a post-race party.
The post-race fun features a “meet and greet” with Jared Fogle, face painting, carnival and inflatable games, a Kids Fun Run, and more for the whole family.
Jared Fogle’s participation is subject to change based on availability.