UVAC’s Cox, Dirrane Bound for Jr. Swim Nationals
Providence, r.i. — Hannah Cox and Kersten Dirrane of the White River Junction-based Upper Valley Aquatic Club are headed to the United States Swimming Junior Nationals next month as a result of their open age-group showings last weekend in the New England Swimming Senior Championship at Brown University.
Cox, of Hartland, had a particularly strong meet performance, with victories in three freestyle events. Cox prevailed at 200, 400 and 800 meters, in the process breaking a 13-year-old meet record in the 200 free with a time of 2 minutes, 3.86 seconds. The previous record-holder, Massachusetts native Samantha Arsenault (2:04.20), went on to win a gold medal for the United States in the 800 free relay at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Dirrane, of Rumney, N.H., qualified for junior nationals for the first time with her times in the 100 and 200 breaststroke. In addition to the three freestyle events, Cox also qualified for the 200 and 400 individual medley.
UVAC sent seven swimmers to the New England meet. The USA Swiming Junion Nationals are scheduled to be contested from Aug. 5-9 in Irvine, Calif.
On the Court
CSC Tennis Classic
New London — The Colby-Sawyer College Chargers Club, the booster club for the school’s athletic programs, welcomed players from New England, Texas, North Carolina and beyond last weekend for the 20th CSC Tennis Classic at the Patricka D. Kelsey Courts.
The tournament featured A and B divisions to pit players of similar abilities against each other. The divisional winners:
∎ Senior Men’s A: Glenn McKune (Grantham) and Bea Manning (New London) def. George Wachtel (Sunapee) and Bob Wilkie (Sunapee), 6-2, 4-6, 10-6.
∎ Senior Women: Denis Olson (New London) and Judy Fledderjohn (Sherborn, Mass.) def. Gail Costello (North Conway, N.H.) and Lynn Miller (Franklin, Mass.), 6-1, 6-2.
∎ Men’s A: Larry Barnes (Salisbury, N.H.) and Andy Day (Bow, N.H.) def. Matthew and Max Prestwich (Newbury, N.H.), 6-7, 6-3, 10-5.
∎ Women’s A: Hannah White (Stockbridge, Mass.) and Jen LaChance (Wilmot, N.H.) def. Laura Juslin-King (Bradford, N.H.) and Suzy Psomas (Hanover), 6-7, 6-3, 10-6.
∎ Mixed A: Ben Taylor (Wilmot, N.H.) and Jen LaChance (Wilmot, N.H.) def. Rhonda Green (Boston) and Brian Goddard (Woburn, Mass.), 6-0, 6-1.
∎ Century Final (minimum combined age of 100): Whitey Joslin, New London) and Diana Piotrow (New London) def. Peter Bartemus (Charlotte, N.C.) and Gail Costello (North Conway, N.H.), 6-2, 6-0.
∎ Senior Men’s B: Dave Marshall (New London) and Bud Rice (Andover, N.H.) def. Dave Whitehouse (Dover, N.H.) and Paul Violette (Dover, N.H.), 6-4, 6-2.
∎ Men’s B: D.J. and Sean Karasik (Stratford, Conn.) def. Paul Violette (Dover, N.H.) and Dave Whitehouse (Dover, N.H.), 7-5, 6-4.
∎ Women’s B: Dalia Paradie (Hollis, N.H.) and Rachel Garrity (Hollis, N.H.) def. Kristin Stetson (New London), and Kathy Joslin (Loudon, N.H.), 6-1, 6-0.
∎ Mixed B: Chester Porowski (Spofford, N.H.) and Kristen Stetson (New London) def. Linda and Paul Noiseaux (South Pomfret), 6-3, 6-2.
Next year’s tournament is scheduled for July 18-20, 2014. Funds from the annual tournament aid Colby-Sawyer’s student-athletes.
On the Run
Win at Sunapee
Sunapee — Greg Hammett, of Chesterfield, N.H., won a close duel with Norwich’s Noah Williams to win the Frenzy in the Forest on Saturday, the fifth race in the eight-race Western New Hampshire Trail Running Series.
Hammett crossed the finish line of the five-mile jaunt through Webb’s Forest in 29 minutes, 5.60 seconds, good for a 12.5-second win over Williams. Croydon’s Neal Graves took third place overall in 30:50.80, while the 12th-place result for Croydon’s Sara Graves (35:29.20) was good enough to take the women’s overall victory. A total of 112 runners took to the woods in the race, which was a fundraiser for the Sunapee High School Athletic Leadership Council.
The remainder of the WNHTRS schedule:
∎ Stoaked Trail Run, Aug. 10, Hanover.
∎ Farnum Five.5, Lebanon, Sept. 7.
∎ Lost a Lot Trail Race, Lebanon, Sept. 21.
The cost of each WNHTRS race is $15 in advance and $20 on race day. For more information on the series, visit www.wnhtrs.com or contact series director Chad Denning at 603-558-2352 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the Saddle
GHMA Eventing Clinic
South Woodstock — The Green Mountain Horse Association has scheduled its first festival of eventing clinic for Aug 5-8 at its home facility in South Woodstock as a run-up to the Aug. 9 one-day competition for elementary, beginner novice and novice riders and the Aug. 10-11 meet for novice through intermediate equestrians.
The clinic will offer riders and horses intruction, briefings, unmounted sessions and fun in such areas as dressage schooling, stadium exercises and cross country gallops. There will also be opportunities to experience fast-pace work on GMHA’s steeplechase course. Registration opens on June 25.
Contact GHMA’s Molly Hutchins at 802-457-1509, ext. 219 or email@example.com for more information.