Five of the gold medals were in the all-around category, earning the team five national championships. The team also earned 36 ribbons (fourth through 10th place). Standout team members include Julia Fistel, Megan Lipsky, Ashley Scarry, Danielle Askowitz, Allison Bramblett, Jessica Weber, Gaby Perez, Natalie Askowitz, Sasha Chiarini, Jake Amster and Nicole Feldman.
The Stephen Tulloch Foundation celebrated its fifth annual Stephen Tulloch Football Camp. More than 300 youth players participated in agility and position drills at Devonaire Park, home of the Kendall Hammocks Warriors in Miami Xtreme under the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance.
The camp is a yearly event organized by Tulloch, a linebacker for the Detroit Lions who played youth football at Kendall Hammocks. Tulloch competed in high school for Killian and collegiately at North Carolina State.
Melissa Fernandez-Stiers, 34, of Miami finished first in the women’s 30-34 age group during the Siesta Beach Duathlon at Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota.
She completed the 0.85-mile run, 12.4-mile bike and 3.1-mile run in 1 hour 32 minutes 28 seconds. In men 65-69, Miami’s Arturo Perez placed first in 1:23:55.
Kerry Sullivan, 30, of Miami won the men’s overall title during the Siesta Beach Olympic Triathlon at Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota. He completed the 0.93-mile swim, 24.8-mile bike and 6.2-mile run in 2 hours 2 minutes 28 seconds.
In the sprint triathlon (0.25-mile swim, 12.4-mile bike, 3.1-mile run), Gregory Brown of Miami Beach finished first in men 50-54 in 1:07:39. In men masters, Miami’s Morten Agaard, 41, placed first in 1:04:36. Michelina White of Miami was second in women 30-34 in 1:10:41. Miami’s Eli Stiers took second in men 30-34 in 1:05:24.
The City Bikes Ironman 70.3 Miami is Oct. 28, starting at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami. Registration is underway. http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1995048.
The event supports the Blazeman Foundation for ALS. Through this partnership, athletes who are participating in the race can make a contribution to the foundation when registering. The Blazeman Foundation will also be featured at the EXPO. To find out more about the Blazeman Foundation for ALS, visit www.waronals.com.
Jai-alai is open to anyone, age 10 to 80.
With a rubber ball and cestas, the amateur jai-alai facility is at 1935 NE 150th St. in North Miami, near FIU’s north campus.
It is indoors, air-conditioned and open to all. Contact Luis at 305-389-2313 or Bob at 786-556-3574.
Who said you have to be a male to play Jai Alai? Just as many females play the sport in Spain, France and Mexico, and gals can play it in South Florida at an amateur indoor air-conditioned fronton.
There are also leagues for males and children. Rubber or plastic balls used with free lessons by former pros. Cestas and balls also provided free with a nominal court fee.
Open everyday. Email admanUSA@aol.com or call Brucio 786-629-5428. The American Amateur Jai-Alai Academy is a not-for-profit organization.
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