Track club members place at classic
New Smyrna Beach PAL Trailblazers Track club excelled on Saturday, April 27, at the Central Florida Gliders 21st annual Spring Track Classic.
In the second meet of the season, competing against more than 2,000 other athletes, the Trailblazers were able to continue the success they started the previous week, NaShaun "Poochie" Bacon (girls age 11-12), on her 12th birthday, placed first in 400 meters and second in the 80m hurdles.
Josie Corso (girls 13-14) placed first in high jump, sixth in one mile and fourth in 100m hurdles.
Jadah Shockley (girls 13-14) placed second in high jump and third in shot put.
Claire McDonnell (girls 11-12) placed first in discus throw, sixth in 800m run and fourth in 3000m run. Colin McDonnell (boys 9-10) placed second in high jump, third in one-mile run and third in 800m run.
Kiana Scott (girls 9-10) was first in the shot put and second in high jump.
Kendall Blount (girls 9-10) placed second in high jump and third in shot put.
The Trailblazers youngest competitor of the day was Nessiah Bacon, 6, (8 and under), who set personal best in 100m run at 19.07 and long jump at 7-0.
For more information or to become a team sponsor, call (386) 424-2263 or (754) 234-1385.
Paddleboard races finishing up
The season finale of the Mayor's River Fest paddleboard races will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at the 27th Avenue Beach approach in New Smyrna Beach.
The fourth race in the series will include a lap-style course in and out of the surf line.
The theme is a Battle of the Paddle style race, which is most common in Hawaii and California, according to Erik Lumbert, race director and owner of Paddleboard New Smyrna Beach. "This style of course is extremely spectator friendly as onlookers can watch the entire field at once. However, safety is paramount. We'll move the course to the lagoon or (Intracoastal Waterway) if conditions are not suitable."
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $29 for the short course or $39 for the long course. To pre-register for the race, call Mr. Lumbert at (386) 530-3868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volusia team wins USTA Florida Mixed 55 & Over League Championship
The Oceans Racquet & Recreation Club team of Daytona Beach Shores recently captured the Mixed 7.0 Division championship in the USTA Florida Adult Mixed 55 & Over League Section at the Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach.
The doubles team of Blaine Roseberry and Kathleen Driggers placed first. The doubles team of John Wilson and Connie Fenchel placed third.
For more event information go to www.florida.usta.com.