Sports Briefs

Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2001

Home-schooled athletes shine at meet

Home-schooled athletes had the opportunity to show their stuff on the Skyview High School track June 4 at the second annual Home-school Track Meet.

The meet included five events for students ages 4 through 18. There were 59 participants.

Homeschool Track Meet

June 4 at Skyview

Ages 13-18 results

Mixed 13-18 400 meters -- 1. Kaleb Johnson, 1:17.48; 2. Darion Johnson, 1:19.12; 3. Maria Dempster, 1:19.86; 4. Heidi Dempster, 1:24.89; 5. Andrea Martin, 1:26.51.

Mixed 13-18 800 -- 1. Jacob Fisher, 2:30.50; 2. Jim Danielson, 2:54.64; 3. Kaleb Johnson, 3:15.45.

Mixed 13-18 100 -- 1. Kaleb Johnson, 13.23; 2. Darion Johnson, 13.66; 3. Maria Dempster 14.55; 4. Heidi Dempster, 15.45.

Run/Walk set for Nikiski on Saturday

The 5-mile Nikiski Family Fun Run/Walk will be Saturday. Participants should meet at 9 a.m. at the Nikiski pool and anticipate a 10 a.m. race start. The race will be over a variety of surfaces, including trails behind the pool, a dirt road and a paved trail. The entry fee is $15, or $5 for those 12 and under. The event is a fund-raiser for the cross country team at Nikiski High School.

For more information, contact Karen Kester at 776-8472.

Running club to tackle Russian River trail

The Peninsula Running Club will take a run on the Russian River trail Sunday. The run will go to Lower Russian Lake, then Russian River Falls, before heading back to the parking lot. All told, that's about 7 miles. The trail is handicapped accessible, so the footing should be good, and the club should be able to make the run work for all speeds.

The club will meet at 10 a.m. at the Fred Meyer parking lot and caravan or car pool to the trail head. There is no charge for doing the run, but bringing a drink and lunch is suggested. Those who plan on doing the run should call Mindee at 283-3954 for more information.

Kenai Firefighters Golf Tourney tees off Saturday

The 11th annual Kenai Firefighters Association Golf Tournament is slated for Saturday with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.

The entry fee of $75 covers greens fees at the Kenai Golf Course as well as plenty of food and drink. Players on the first-place team will receive $125, and other cash awards will be based on the number of teams participating.

Those interested can pick up forms at the golf course or fire department, and players can sign up as late as the day of the tournament. If players can't find a team, one will be found for them.

Proceeds go to help the Kenai Peninsula Safe Kids Injury Prevention Programs and the Kenai Firefighters Association.

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