Lloyd Wins Twice at USMS Finals
White River Junction — Upper Valley Aquatics Center masters swimmer Kim Lloyd produced a pair of gold-medal efforts and two other top-three finishes at last week’s United States Masters Swimming national championships at the Marguerite Aquatics Center in Mission Viejo, Calif.
The former Lebanon High School swim team coach claimed all of her results in the women’s 40-44 age group. The 41-year-old won the division title in the 100-meter backstroke in a time of 1 minute, 11.95 seconds, and took her other victory in the 50 freestyle, clocking a time of 28.44 seconds. Lloyd’s result in the 100 back was nearly 10 seconds better than her seed time entering the event.
Lloyd also returned home with a second-place finish in the 200 free (2:18.14) and a third in the 200 back (2:36.44), recording a time that was more than 22 seconds better than her seeding.
Lloyd’s week in California, which started on Wednesday and ended on Sunday, included participation in four relays races as well. Her New England Masters team took second in the women’s 200 medley relay on Thursday (2:22.64), fifth in the mixed 200 free relay (1:58.86) on Friday, fifth in the women’s 200 free relay on Saturday (2:08.35) and seventh in the mixed 200 medley relay (2:15.19), which also took place on Saturday.
On the Run
To Stoaked Victory
Hanover — Claremont’s Justin Montgomery outraced a large field of competitors from around the country to win the sixth race of the Western New Hampshire Trail Running Series on Saturday, the Stoaked Trail Run at Storrs Pond Recreation Area.
Montgomery completed the 12.5-kilometer route along the area’s Nordic ski trails in 56 minutes, 37.4 seconds, with Enfield’s Rich Smith in second (57:35.0). Vincent Lyon, of Antrim, N.H., was third (58:21.4), and fourth-place Jonah Belk, of Hanover, was the only other runner to break the one-hour mark (59:01.7).
Sue Jones, of Salt Lake City, Utah, won the women’s division in 1:05:17.6, a time good enough for 13th place overall. The race was part of the Xterra Stoaked Triathlon weekend at Storrs Pond and drew runners from Massachusetts, Ohio, Maine and elsewhere.
The remainder of the WNHTRS schedule:
∎ 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 email@example.com.
On the Tee
Keene, n.h. — Phin Choukas of Hanover Country Club tied for fourth place his division on Tuesday at the New Hampshire Golf Association’s Bretwood Invitational junior tournament at Bretwood Golf Course.
Competing in the Eagle B division, Choukas shot 3 over par to finish two strokes behind winner Mike Soucy of Stonebridge Country Club.
All-day rain led NHGA officials to reduce the tournament from nine holes to six. Newport’s Lucas Muzzey took eighth place in the Eagle B division at 5 over par.
On the Mat
Hanover Blue Wave Classes Upcoming
Hanover — Hanover Blue Wave will begin a new series of tae kwon do classes for the fall session at the R.W. Black Community Center on Sept. 3.
Classes in this traditional Korean martial art will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Children ages 7 and older will meet at 5:30 p.m., with adults to follow at 6:30 p.m. Participants will learn such skills as breaking boards and trick kicking in addition to Olympic-style sparring. All classes are led by World TKD Federation instructors Linda Smith-Blais and Stephen Hopkins.
Visitors are welcome to observe classes at any time. For more information, contact Hopkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-306-9132.
On the Gridiron
TVFFL Seeks Teams
Claremont — The Claremont-based Twin Valley Flag Football League is seeking teams for its upcoming season.
The registration deadline is Aug. 18. Teams must consist of 14-22 players ages 18 and older. All games will be played Sunday mornings at Monadnock Park.
The team fee is still to be determined. For more information on fees or sign ups, email Ernie at email@example.com or consult the league website, www.twinvalleyflagfootball.com.
On the Pitch
VSOA Referee Training
Proctor, Vt. — The Vermont Soccer Officials Association is seeking new referees for the coming high school season and will hold a training session on Aug. 24 for prospective officials.
The training, test and field practice will be held at Proctor High School from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost of the program is $50, which includes the cost of a one-year VSOA membership. Once approved, participants will be eligible to work Vermont high school matches in the coming season.
For more information, contact Gary Blodgett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-558-3147.
Lebanon — The Carter Community Building Association-based Thor’s Stone Athletic Club will host a charity throwing and weightlifting meet on Aug. 24 at the Lebanon Elks Club.
The competition, which will begin at 10 a.m., will combined two weightlifting disciplines, bench presses and deadlifts, with a shot put event to determine places. In each case, participants will get three attempts to post a result; those numbers will be then tallied to determine winners.
No experience is required to take part in the throwing portion of the event, which will have TSAC members on hand for instruction. The meet will include weight classes and age groups, with awards going to top-three finishers in each.
The cost to take part in the meet is $50 per person, with a registration deadline of Aug. 19. Proceeds from the meet will benefit the Lebanon Elks’ charities.
For more information or to sign up, contact Carl Wallin at 603-448-2164.
On the Field
Lebanon — The Lebanon Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for its fall youth sports programs.
The department will run programs for soccer, field hockey and flag football this season, with the following registration deadlines:
∎ Grades K-2 soccer: Aug. 23
∎ Grades 3-4 soccer: Aug. 21.
∎ Grades 2-5 flag football: Aug. 20.
For details on practice schedules, locations and fees, visit recreation.lebnh.net or call 603-448-5121.